Friday, July 17, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Matt Cain (1-1) vs. Robbie Ray (3-4)
The San Francisco Giants visit Chase Field on Friday to play the Arizona Diamondbacks. Matt Cain is the probable starter for the Giants and he'll face Robbie Ray of the Diamondbacks. The opening line for this matchup has San Francisco at +135 and Arizona at -145. The over/under was set at 7. The Giants have a 44-40 over/under record and a 48-41 run line mark, meaning they cover 54% of the time. The Diamondbacks are 46-41 against the run line and have a 44-38 over/under record. They cover the spread 53% of the time.
The Giants show up with a 46-43 record, including 21-21 on the road. Matt Cain has an earned run average of 4.09 and is 1-1 so far on the season while having a 1.36 WHIP. In his starts, the Giants are 1-1 over his 11 innings pitched this season while giving up 9 hits during those innings. Against the over/under, the Giants are 1-1 in his starts. The team is averaging 3.5 runs when he starts. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 3.64 and they've given up 245 hits on the season. The bullpen has struck out 213 and walked 82 batters this season while opposing teams hit .241 against them. San Francisco has a team average of 8.54 hits allowed per game and are averaging 7.09 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.82, they are 16th in the league.
San Francisco is batting .271 as a team, which is good for 4th in the league and hitting .277 away from home. Ranked at 4th in the league in on-base percentage, the Giants sit at .328 and they hold a .406 team slugging percentage. With 101 hits, Joe Panik leads the team while his team ranks 3rd in hits per game with 9.34.
Arizona is 22-21 at home while holding a 42-45 overall record on the season. Robbie Ray is starting this game 3-4 for the season with an earned run average of 2.16 and a WHIP of 1.02. In his starts, the Diamondbacks are 3-5 and he has allowed 39 hits over 50 innings pitched this season. Against the over/under, the Diamondbacks are 2-6 when he starts. The team is averaging 3.1 runs when he takes the field. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 3.51 and they have given up 277 hits on the season. The Diamondbacks bullpen has struck out 252 batters and walked 111 this season while opposing teams have hit .243 against them. Arizona has a team average of 8.95 hits per game and are averaging 6.99 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 4.22, they are 26th in the league.
They are batting .262 as a team, which is good for 6th in the league and hitting .264 at home. Ranked at 6th in the league in on-base percentage, the Diamondbacks sit at .323 and they hold a .401 team slugging percentage. With 107 hits, Paul Goldschmidt leads the team while his team ranks 5th in hits per game with 9.13.
The Giants have committed 46 errors and have combined for 947 assists and 2,375 put outs leading to a .986 team fielding percentage. Over the course of this season, the Diamondbacks have accumlated 42 errors while having 908 assists and 2,371 put outs leading to a .987 fielding percentage.
San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 44-40 against the over/under so far this season
The San Francisco Giants are 48-41 against the run line so far this season
Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 44-38 against the over/under so far this season
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 46-41 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
San Francisco Giants
07/08/15 P Tim Hudson Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/27)
07/01/15 P Tim Lincecum Forearm Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/28)
06/27/15 P Jeremy Affeldt Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/25)
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
07/09/15 P Jeremy Hellickson Thumb "?" for next scheduled start
06/16/15 CF Ender Inciarte Hamstring Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/16)
06/04/15 P Archie Bradley Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/4)
05/30/15 C Tuffy Gosewisch Knee Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/28), out for season
04/22/15 C Gerald Laird Back Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/9)
04/05/15 P David Hernandez Elbow Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (3/27)
Tony's Pick: Take the Diamondbacks
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