Tuesday, June 16, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Scott Kazmir (3-4) vs. Andrew Cashner (2-8)
The San Diego Padres welcome the Oakland Athletics to Petco Park on Tuesday. The Athletics send Scott Kazmir to the mound to face Andrew Cashner of the Padres. The opening line for this matchup has Oakland at +105 and San Diego at -115. The over/under was set at 7. The Athletics, with a 32-33 run line record, cover the spread 49% of the time. They also have a 37-24 over/under record. The Padres have a 39-24 over/under record and a 32-33 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 49% of the time.
The Athletics come into this game with a 26-39 record, and they are 15-21 away from home. Scott Kazmir has an earned run average of 2.79 and is 3-4 so far on the season while having a 1.20 WHIP. In his starts, the Athletics are 4-8 over his 71 innings pitched this season while giving up 57 hits during those innings. Against the over/under, the Athletics are 7-4 in his starts. His teammates are averaging 4.2 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 4.75 and they've given up 177 hits on the season. Opposing teams are hitting .251 against the Athletics bullpen while walking 69 times and striking out 171 times. Oakland is averaging 7.59 strikeouts per game while getting 8.2 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 7th in baseball in team earned run average at 3.59.
Oakland ranks 13th in the league in team batting average at .254 while hitting .244 on the road. Ranked at 12th in the league in on-base percentage, the Athletics sit at .317 and they hold a .388 team slugging percentage. Josh Reddick leads the team in hits with 66 while the team ranks 10th in baseball with 8.82 hits per game.
With a 32-33 overall record, San Diego will come into this game 16-17 at home. Andrew Cashner is starting this game 2-8 for the season with an earned run average of 4.16 and a WHIP of 1.44. In his starts, the Padres are 4-9 and he has allowed 91 hits over 80 innings pitched this season. Against the over/under, the Padres are 7-5 when he starts. His teammates score an average of 2.9 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 3.62 and they have given up 178 hits on the season. Opposing teams are hitting .237 against the Padres bullpen while walking 75 times and striking out 180 times. San Diego is averaging 8.46 strikeouts per game while getting 8.93 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 17th in the league in team earned run average at 3.94.
They rank 20th in the league in team batting average with a .246 average while hitting .242 at home. Ranked at 25th in the league in on-base percentage, the Padres sit at .302 and they hold a .373 team slugging percentage. Justin Upton leads the team in hits with 67 while the team ranks 17th in baseball with 8.49 hits a game.
The Athletics have committed 61 errors and have combined for 643 assists and 1,722 put outs leading to a .975 team fielding percentage. The Padres have committed 38 errors on the season with 639 assists and 1,759 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .984 on the year.
Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 37-24 against the over/under so far this season
The Oakland Athletics are 32-33 against the run line so far this season
San Diego Padres Betting Trends
The San Diego Padres are 39-24 against the over/under so far this season
The San Diego Padres are 32-33 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
06/15/15 CF Sam Fuld Hand "?" Monday vs. San Diego Padres
06/14/15 P Pat Venditte Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/11)
05/30/15 P Sean Doolittle Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/28)
05/29/15 P Edward Mujica Thumb Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/21)
05/23/15 CF Coco Crisp Neck Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/21)
05/23/15 2B Tyler Ladendorf Ankle Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/22)
05/17/15 1B Ike Davis Quad Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/14)
04/05/15 P Jarrod Parker Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27)
04/05/15 P Sean Nolin Abdominal Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/4)
04/04/15 P A.J. Griffin Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (2/27)
04/04/15 P Taylor Thompson Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (2/26)
San Diego Padres
05/06/15 P Brandon Morrow Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/3)
04/06/15 P Cory Luebke Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/4)
04/06/15 P Josh Johnson Elbow Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/4)
04/04/15 C Tim Federowicz Knee Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/26)
Guy's Pick: Take the Athletics
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