Saturday, August 8, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Matt Cain (2-2) vs. Kyle Hendricks (5-5)
The San Francisco Giants take on the Chicago Cubs on Saturday at Wrigley Field. The Giants send Matt Cain to the mound to face Kyle Hendricks of the Cubs. The opening line for this matchup has San Francisco at +115 and Chicago at -125. The Giants, with a 59-49 run line record, cover the spread 55% of the time. They also have a 53-47 over/under record. The Cubs are 48-59 against the run line and have a 42-57 over/under record. They cover the spread 45% of the time.
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The Giants show up with a 59-49 record, including 29-26 on the road. Matt Cain has an earned run average of 4.91 and is 2-2 so far on the season while having a 1.45 WHIP. The Giants are 3-3 over his 33 innings pitched and he's also given up 40 hits over that time period. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 4-1. The team is averaging 5 runs when he starts. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 3.27 and they've given up 298 hits on the season. Teams are hitting .237 against the bullpen while being struck out 270 times and walking 98 times this season. As a team, San Francisco has allowed 8.57 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.1 batters per nine. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 3.69.
San Francisco is batting .272 as a team, which is good for 3rd in the league and hitting .275 away from home. Ranked at 5th in the league in on-base percentage, the Giants sit at .328 and they hold a .412 team slugging percentage. They rank 2nd in baseball with 9.42 hits per game and Buster Posey leads the team with 122.
Chicago is 28-24 at home while holding a 59-48 overall record on the season. Kyle Hendricks is starting this game 5-5 for the season with an earned run average of 3.67 and a WHIP of 1.15. The Cubs have a record of 11-10 over the 122.2 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 116 hits. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 10-11. The team is averaging 3.6 runs when he takes the field. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 3.41 and they have given up 300 hits on the season. Teams are hitting .233 against the Cubs bullpen while being struck out 320 times and walking 128 times this season. As a team, Chicago has allowed 8.04 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.55 batters per nine. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.43.
They are batting .239 as a team, which is good for 29th in the league and hitting .227 at home. Ranked at 15th in the league in on-base percentage, the Cubs sit at .316 and they hold a .374 team slugging percentage. They rank 27th in baseball with 8.09 hits per game and Anthony Rizzo leads the team with 113.
The Giants have committed 53 errors and have combined for 1,145 assists and 2,897 put outs leading to a .987 team fielding percentage. For the home team, they hold a .983 team fielding percentage while committing 71 errors, accumulating 1106 assists and compiling 2,906 put outs.
San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 53-47 against the over/under so far this season
The San Francisco Giants are 59-49 against the run line so far this season
Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 42-57 against the over/under so far this season
The Chicago Cubs are 48-59 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
San Francisco Giants
08/07/15 P Mike Leake Hamstring Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/3)
08/04/15 2B Joe Panik Back Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/2)
07/31/15 P Tim Hudson Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/31)
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)
06/18/15 2B Marco Scutaro Back Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (6/17); out for season
08/07/15 C Miguel Montero Rest is not expected to be in the starting lineup Friday vs. San Francisco Giants
08/07/15 SS Starlin Castro Rest is not expected to be in the starting lineup Friday vs. San Francisco Giants
07/29/15 P Neil Ramirez Abdominal Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/29)
04/15/15 2B Tommy La Stella Ribs Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/9)
04/06/15 P Jacob Turner Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27)
Tony's Pick: Take the Cubs
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