Thursday, June 25, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: James Shields (7-1) vs. Christopher Heston (7-5)
The San Francisco Giants welcome the San Diego Padres to AT&T Park on Thursday. The Padres send James Shields to the mound to face Christopher Heston of the Giants. The opening line for this matchup has San Diego at +105 and San Francisco at -115. The over/under was set at 7. The Padres, with a 36-37 run line record, cover the spread 49% of the time. They also have a 44-27 over/under record. The Giants are 38-34 against the run line and have a 34-33 over/under record. They cover the spread 53% of the time.
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The Padres come into this game with a 35-38 record, and they are 19-19 away from home. James Shields has an earned run average of 3.75 and is 7-1 so far on the season while having a 1.27 WHIP. He's pitched 93.2 innings thus far while surrendering 90 hits over that time and when he starts, the Padres are 9-6. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 11-4. He is getting 5.4 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 3.86 and they've given up 203 hits on the season. Teams are hitting .239 against the bullpen while being struck out 203 times and walking 86 times this season. As a team, San Diego has allowed 8.91 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.35 batters per nine. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.07.
As a team, San Diego is batting .242, good for 25th in the league while putting together a .243 average away from home. Ranked at 26th in the league in on-base percentage, the Padres sit at .297 and they hold a .373 team slugging percentage. They rank 21st in baseball with 8.36 hits per game and Justin Upton leads the team with 70.
With a 38-34 overall record, San Francisco will come into this game 17-19 at home. Christopher Heston is starting this game 7-5 for the season with an earned run average of 3.83 and a WHIP of 1.25. He's pitched 84.2 innings thus far while surrendering 84 hits over that time in which the Giants are 9-5. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 7-6. He is getting 4.9 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 3.28 and they have given up 194 hits on the season. Teams are hitting .234 against the Giants bullpen while being struck out 184 times and walking 68 times this season. As a team, San Francisco has allowed 8.47 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.26 batters per nine. They are 10th in the league in team earned run average at 3.73.
As a team, they are batting .266, good for 5th in the league while putting together a .247 average at Safeco Field. Ranked at 5th in the league in on-base percentage, the Giants sit at .328 and they hold a .395 team slugging percentage. They rank 4th in baseball with 9.21 hits per game and Norichika Aoki leads the team with 83.
The Padres have committed 44 errors and have combined for 718 assists and 1,972 put outs leading to a .984 team fielding percentage. For the home team, they hold a .986 team fielding percentage while committing 38 errors, accumulating 768 assists and compiling 1,934 put outs.
San Diego Padres Betting Trends
The San Diego Padres are 44-27 against the over/under so far this season
The San Diego Padres are 36-37 against the run line so far this season
San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 34-33 against the over/under so far this season
The San Francisco Giants are 38-34 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
San Diego Padres
06/16/15 CF Wil Myers Wrist Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/14)
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)
San Francisco Giants
06/24/15 LF Norichika Aoki Leg Injury is on the 15 day disabled list
06/18/15 2B Marco Scutaro Back Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (6/17); out for season
06/12/15 RF Hunter Pence Wrist Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/3)
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)
Guy's Pick: Take the Giants
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