Saturday, September 12, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Ian Kennedy (8-13) vs. Madison Bumgarner (17-7)
The San Diego Padres head to AT&T Park on Saturday to take on the San Francisco Giants. Ian Kennedy is the probable starter for the Padres and he'll face Madison Bumgarner of the Giants. The opening line for this matchup has San Diego at +185 and San Francisco at -200. The over/under was set at 6.5. The Padres, with a 69-72 run line record, cover the spread 49% of the time. They also have a 80-55 over/under record. The Giants are 79-61 against the run line and have a 65-65 over/under record. They cover the spread 56% of the time.
The Padres come into this game with a 67-74 record, and they are 32-37 away from home. Ian Kennedy has a 8-13 record on the season, an earned run average of 3.99 and a 1.25 WHIP. He's pitched 146.2 innings thus far while surrendering 137 hits over that time and when he starts, the Padres are 11-15. Against the over/under, the Padres are 13-12 in his starts. He is getting 4 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has given up 382 hits on the season and have an earned run average of 3.99. Opposing teams are hitting .235 against the Padres bullpen while walking 149 times and striking out 415 times. San Diego is averaging 8.48 strikeouts per game while getting 8.48 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 17th in baseball in team earned run average at 3.96.
As a team, San Diego is batting .246, good for 26th in the league while putting together a .243 average away from home. The Padres on-base percentage sits at .302, which puts them at 30th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .390. Matt Kemp leads the team in hits with 145 while the team ranks 25th in baseball with 8.35 hits per game.
With a 72-68 overall record, San Francisco will come into this game 38-27 at home. Madison Bumgarner has a record of 17-7 while sporting an earned run average of 3.05 on the year with a 1.05 WHIP. He's pitched 188.2 innings thus far while surrendering 167 hits over that time in which the Giants are 18-10. Against the over/under, the Giants are 14-12 when he starts. He is getting 4.4 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has given up 368 hits on the season and have a team earned run average of 3.08. Opposing teams are hitting .228 against the Giants bullpen while walking 120 times and striking out 358 times. San Francisco is averaging 7.3 strikeouts per game while getting 8.51 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 9th in the league in team earned run average at 3.72.
As a team, they are batting .267, good for 4th in the league while putting together a .269 average at home. The Giants on-base percentage sits at .325, which puts them at 5th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .405. Buster Posey leads the team in hits with 159 while the team ranks 5th in baseball with 9.22 hits a game.
In terms of team defense, the Padres have a fielding percentage of .984 with 83 total errors, 1,382 assists and 3,781 put outs. The Giants have committed 65 errors on the season with 1,456 assists and 3,733 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .988 on the year.
San Diego Padres Betting Trends
The San Diego Padres are 80-55 against the over/under so far this season
The San Diego Padres are 69-72 against the run line so far this season
San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 65-65 against the over/under so far this season
The San Francisco Giants are 79-61 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
San Diego Padres
09/11/15 LF Justin Upton Toe expected to miss Friday vs. San Francisco Giants
09/09/15 1B Yonder Alonso Back out indefinitely
08/15/15 P Brandon Maurer Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/10)
05/06/15 P Brandon Morrow Shoulder Injury is on the 60 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
09/10/15 C Buster Posey Ankle probable Friday vs. San Diego Padres
09/10/15 2B Joe Panik Back is downgraded to out indefinitely
09/09/15 SS Brandon Crawford Calf out indefinitely
09/09/15 C Hector Sanchez Ankle Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (9/8)
09/07/15 C Andrew Susac Wrist Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (9/6)
09/06/15 RF Norichika Aoki Head out indefinitely
08/28/15 P Matt Cain Elbow Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/26)
08/20/15 RF Hunter Pence Oblique Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/18)
07/01/15 P Tim Lincecum Hip Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (6/28), out for season
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 Giants
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