Wednesday, June 3, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Francisco Liriano (2-4) vs. Tim Hudson (3-4)
The Pittsburgh Pirates head to AT&T Park on Wednesday to take on The San Francisco Giants. The Pirates send Francisco Liriano to the mound to face Tim Hudson of the Giants. The opening line for this matchup has Pittsburgh at -116 and San Francisco at +106. The over/under was set at 7. The Pirates, with a 24-27 run line record, cover the spread 47% of the time. They also have a 21-23 over/under record. The Giants are 30-23 against the run line and have a 25-25 over/under record. They cover the spread 57% of the time.
The Pirates come into this game with a 27-24 record, and they are 12-15 away from home. Francisco Liriano has a 2-4 record on the season, an earned run average of 3.47 and a 1.09 WHIP. In his starts, the Pirates are 2-8 over his 59.2 innings pitched this season while giving up 41 hits during those innings. The Pirates are also 5-3 against the over/under in his starts. The team is averaging 4.2 runs when he starts. The bullpen has given up 140 hits on the season and have a earned run average of 2.72. Teams are hitting .238 against the bullpen while being struck out 140 times and walking 49 times this season. As a team, Pittsburgh has allowed 8.21 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.35 batters per nine. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 3.00.
Pittsburgh is batting .251 as a team, which is good for 15th in the league and hitting .244 away from home. The Pirates on-base percentage sits at .309, which puts them at 21st in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .384. They rank 11th in baseball with 8.61 hits per game and Andrew McCutchen leads the team with 49.
The Pirates are 8-0 in their last 8 games as a favorite and 4-0 in their last 4 during game 3 of a series. They are 4-0 in their last 4 vs. a team with a winning record.
With a 30-23 overall record, San Francisco will come into this game 16-12 at home. Tim Hudson has a record of 3-4 while sporting an earned run average of 4.62 on the year with a 1.30 WHIP. In his starts, the Giants are 5-5 and he has allowed 66 hits over 62.1 innings pitched this season. The Giants are also 3-7 against the over/under in his starts. The team is averaging 2.6 runs when he takes the field. The bullpen has given up 146 hits on the season and have a team earned run average of 3.38. Teams are hitting .235 against the Giants bullpen while being struck out 127 times and walking 54 times this season. As a team, San Francisco has allowed 8.49 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.8 batters per nine. They are 10th in the league in team earned run average at 3.69.
The Giants are 9-1 in their last 10 games as a home underdog and 7-1 in their last 8 games as an underdog. They are 14-2 in their last 16 home games vs. a left-handed starter.
They are batting .271 as a team, which is good for 3rd in the league and hitting .256 at home. The Giants on-base percentage sits at .331, which puts them at 4th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .404. They rank 3rd in baseball with 9.38 hits per game and Norichika Aoki leads the team with 60.
In terms of team defense, the Pirates have a fielding percentage of .982 with 36 total errors, 590 assists and 1,394 put outs. For the home team, they hold a .986 team fielding percentage while committing 29 errors, accumulating 585 assists and compiling 1,425 put outs.
Head-to-head, the under is 3-1-1 in the last 5 meetings in San Francisco and the Pirates are 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.
Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 21-23 against the over/under so far this season
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 24-27 against the run line so far this season
San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 25-25 against the over/under so far this season
The San Francisco Giants are 30-23 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
05/07/15 LF Andrew Lambo Plantar Fasciitis Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/4)
04/06/15 P Brandon Cumpton Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27)
04/06/15 SS Justin Sellers Heel Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27)
San Francisco Giants
04/18/15 P Jake Peavy Back Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/18)
04/08/15 P Matt Cain Elbow Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/4)
Josh's Pick: Take the Pirates
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