Saturday, June 6, 2015
Citizens Bank Park
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Probable Pitchers: Madison Bumgarner (6-2) vs. Severino Gonzalez (2-1)
The San Francisco Giants visit Citizens Bank Park on Saturday to play the Philadelphia Phillies. Madison Bumgarner is the probable starter for the Giants and he'll face Severino Gonzalez of the Phillies. The opening line for this matchup has San Francisco at -193 and Philadelphia at +183. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Giants have a 26-25 over/under record and a 30-25 run line mark, meaning they cover 55% of the time. The Phillies are 26-29 against the run line and have a 25-24 over/under record. They cover the spread 47% of the time.
The Giants head into this matchup with a 30-25 record, including 14-11 on the road. Madison Bumgarner has an earned run average of 3.12 and is 6-2 so far on the season while having a 1.11 WHIP. He's pitched 69.1 innings thus far while surrendering 64 hits over that time and when he starts, the Giants are 7-4. The Giants are also 7-4 against the over/under in his starts. His teammates are averaging 4.3 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.50 and they have given up 157 base hits on the year. The bullpen has struck out 134 and walked 55 batters this season while opposing teams hit .241 against them. San Francisco has a team average of 8.63 hits allowed per game and are averaging 6.9 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.78, they are 12th in the league.
San Francisco ranks 2nd in the league in team batting average at .271 while hitting .286 on the road. The Giants hold a .402 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .331 which is good for 4th in baseball. With 65 hits, Norichika Aoki leads the team while his team ranks 2nd in hits per game with 9.4.
With a 14-14 home record, Philadelphia will hope to improve on their 21-34 overall mark on the season. Severino Gonzalez is starting this game 2-1 for the season with an earned run average of 6.88 and a WHIP of 1.71. He's pitched 17 innings thus far while surrendering 26 hits over that time in which the Phillies are 2-2. The Phillies are also 3-1 against the over/under in his starts. His teammates score an average of 4.5 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.42 and they have given up 156 base hits on the year. The Phillies bullpen has struck out 151 batters and walked 83 this season while opposing teams have hit .248 against them. Philadelphia has a team average of 9.12 hits per game and are averaging 7.12 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 4.12, they are 21st in the league.
They rank 28th in the league in team batting average with a .236 average while hitting .231 at home. The Phillies hold a .349 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .287 which is good for 29th in baseball. With 56 hits, Ben Revere leads the team while his team ranks 28th in hits per game with 7.91.
San Francisco has a team fielding percentage of .986 after having committed 30 errors with 600 assists and 1,479 put outs for the season. Over the course of this season, the Phillies have accumlated 39 errors while having 535 assists and 1,442 put outs leading to a .981 fielding percentage.
San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 26-25 against the over/under so far this season
The San Francisco Giants are 30-25 against the run line so far this season
Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 25-24 against the over/under so far this season
The Philadelphia Phillies are 26-29 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
San Francisco Giants
06/04/15 SS Brandon Crawford Calf "?" Friday vs. Philadelphia Phillies
06/04/15 RF Hunter Pence Wrist "?" Friday vs. Philadelphia Phillies
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)
05/18/15 P Chad Billingsley Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/16)
04/06/15 P Jonathan Pettibone Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27)
04/06/15 P Mario Hollands Arch Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/6)
04/04/15 P Cliff Lee Arm Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/16)
Josh's Pick: Take the Phillies
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