Sunday, July 26, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Kendall Graveman (6-6) vs. Tim Hudson (5-8)
The Oakland Athletics visit AT&T Park on Sunday to play the San Francisco Giants. The probable starters are Kendall Graveman for the Athletics and Tim Hudson for the Giants. The opening line for this matchup has Oakland at +124 and San Francisco at -134. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Athletics have a 50-40 over/under record and a 45-53 run line mark, meaning they cover 46% of the time. The Giants have a 49-42 over/under record and a 53-43 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 55% of the time.
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The Athletics show up with a 44-54 record, including 23-25 on the road. Starting pitcher Kendall Graveman holds a 6-6 record with an earned run average of 3.78 and a WHIP of 1.39. He's pitched 88 innings thus far while surrendering 92 hits over that time and when he starts, the Athletics are 8-7. Against the over/under, the Athletics are 7-7 in his starts. His teammates are averaging 3.5 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has given up 257 hits on the season and have a earned run average of 4.26. Opposing teams are hitting .240 against the Athletics bullpen while walking 100 times and striking out 273 times. Oakland is averaging 7.63 strikeouts per game while getting 8.12 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 7th in baseball in team earned run average at 3.49.
Oakland ranks 10th in the league in team batting average at .255 while hitting .246 on the road. The Athletics on-base percentage sits at .314, which puts them at 17th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .390. Billy Burns leads the team in hits with 92 while the team ranks 9th in baseball with 8.8 hits per game.
San Francisco is 26-22 at home while holding a 52-44 overall record on the season. With an earned run average of 4.76, Tim Hudson will come into this game holding a 5-8 record and a 1.41 WHIP. He's pitched 96.1 innings thus far while surrendering 110 hits over that time in which the Giants are 7-9. Against the over/under, the Giants are 5-9 when he starts. His teammates score an average of 3.2 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has given up 270 hits on the season and have a team earned run average of 3.39. Opposing teams are hitting .242 against the Giants bullpen while walking 88 times and striking out 236 times. San Francisco is averaging 7.1 strikeouts per game while getting 8.53 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 12th in the league in team earned run average at 3.72.
They rank 3rd in the league in team batting average with a .273 average while hitting .270 at home. The Giants on-base percentage sits at .330, which puts them at 2nd in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .410. Joe Panik leads the team in hits with 111 while the team ranks 2nd in baseball with 9.48 hits a game.
In terms of team defense, the Athletics have a fielding percentage of .977 with 86 total errors, 985 assists and 2,610 put outs. The Giants have committed 48 errors on the season with 1018 assists and 2,570 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .987 on the year.
Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 50-40 against the over/under so far this season
The Oakland Athletics are 45-53 against the run line so far this season
San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 49-42 against the over/under so far this season
The San Francisco Giants are 53-43 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
07/25/15 CF Billy Burns Groin "?" Sunday vs. San Francisco Giants
07/11/15 P Jesse Hahn Elbow Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/6)
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)
05/23/15 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)
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 Taylor Thompson Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (2/26)
San Francisco Giants
07/20/15 C Andrew Susac Thumb Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/19)
07/01/15 P Tim Lincecum Forearm Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/28)
06/24/15 LF Norichika Aoki Leg Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/21)
06/18/15 2B Marco Scutaro Back Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (6/17); out for season
Josh's Pick: Take the Athletics
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