Sunday, August 9, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Jake Peavy (2-4) vs. Jake Arrieta (12-6)
The San Francisco Giants head to Wrigley Field on Sunday to take on the Chicago Cubs. The probable starters are Jake Peavy for the Giants and Jake Arrieta for the Cubs. The opening line for this matchup has San Francisco at +156 and Chicago at -166. The over/under was set at 0. The Giants, with a 59-50 run line record, cover the spread 54% of the time. They also have a 54-47 over/under record. The Cubs are 49-59 against the run line and have a 43-57 over/under record. They cover the spread 45% of the time.
The Giants show up with a 59-50 record, including 29-27 on the road. Jake Peavy has a 2-4 record on the season, an earned run average of 3.77 and a 1.19 WHIP. The Giants are 4-4 over his 45.1 innings pitched and he's also given up 43 hits over that time period. The Giants are also 5-3 against the over/under in his starts. He is getting 4.5 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.34 and they have given up 304 base hits on the year. The bullpen has struck out 276 and walked 99 batters this season while opposing teams hit .238 against them. San Francisco has a team average of 8.61 hits allowed per game and are averaging 7.15 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.73, they are 12th in the league.
As a team, San Francisco is batting .272, good for 3rd in the league while putting together a .274 average away from home. The Giants hold a .412 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328 which is good for 4th in baseball. With 124 hits, Buster Posey leads the team while his team ranks 2nd in hits per game with 9.4.
Chicago is 29-24 at home while holding a 60-48 overall record on the season. Jake Arrieta has a record of 12-6 while sporting an earned run average of 2.50 on the year with a 1.00 WHIP. The Cubs have a record of 14-8 over the 147.2 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 111 hits. The Cubs are also 5-12 against the over/under in his starts. He is getting 4 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.41 and they have given up 302 base hits on the year. The Cubs bullpen has struck out 322 batters and walked 129 this season while opposing teams have hit .233 against them. Chicago has a team average of 8.04 hits per game and are averaging 8.52 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.42, they are 5th in the league.
As a team, they are batting .240, good for 28th in the league while putting together a .230 average at home. The Cubs hold a .375 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .316 which is good for 14th in baseball. With 115 hits, Anthony Rizzo leads the team while his team ranks 27th in hits per game with 8.13.
San Francisco has a team fielding percentage of .987 after having committed 53 errors with 1,148 assists and 2,921 put outs for the season. Over the course of this season, the Cubs have accumlated 71 errors while having 1120 assists and 2,933 put outs leading to a .983 fielding percentage.
San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 54-47 against the over/under so far this season
The San Francisco Giants are 59-50 against the run line so far this season
Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 43-57 against the over/under so far this season
The Chicago Cubs are 49-59 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
08/08/15 C David Ross Personal on bereavement list
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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