Thursday, September 24, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Madison Bumgarner (18-8) vs. Ian Kennedy (8-15)
The San Francisco Giants head to Petco Park on Thursday to take on the San Diego Padres. The probable starters are Madison Bumgarner for the Giants and Ian Kennedy for the Padres. The opening line for this matchup has San Francisco at -158 and San Diego at +148. The over/under was set at 6.5. The Giants have a 71-69 over/under record and a 86-64 run line mark, meaning they cover 57% of the time. The Padres are 72-79 against the run line and have a 88-57 over/under record. They cover the spread 48% of the time.
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The Giants show up with a 79-71 record, including 35-41 on the road. Madison Bumgarner has a 18-8 record on the season, an earned run average of 2.84 and a 1.01 WHIP. The Giants are 19-11 over his 205.2 innings pitched and he's also given up 173 hits over that time period. The Giants are also 15-13 against the over/under in his starts. He is getting 4.4 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.10 and they have given up 399 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .229 against the bullpen while being struck out 394 times and walking 129 times this season. As a team, San Francisco has allowed 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.36 batters per nine. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.65.
As a team, San Francisco is batting .268, good for 4th in the league while putting together a .266 average away from home. The Giants hold a .406 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .327 which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 5th in baseball with 9.21 hits per game and Buster Posey leads the team with 168.
San Diego is 35-38 at home while holding a 70-81 overall record on the season. Ian Kennedy has a record of 8-15 while sporting an earned run average of 4.29 on the year with a 1.27 WHIP. The Padres have a record of 11-17 over the 157.1 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 150 hits. The Padres are also 15-12 against the over/under in his starts. He is getting 3.9 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.24 and they have given up 424 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .242 against the Padres bullpen while being struck out 457 times and walking 172 times this season. As a team, San Diego has allowed 8.61 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.63 batters per nine. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.13.
As a team, they are batting .245, good for 29th in the league while putting together a .249 average at home. The Padres hold a .390 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .300 which is good for 30th in baseball. They rank 28th in baseball with 8.28 hits per game and Matt Kemp leads the team with 151.
San Francisco has a team fielding percentage of .987 after having committed 73 errors with 1,558 assists and 4,006 put outs for the season. For the home team, they hold a .984 team fielding percentage while committing 89 errors, accumulating 1,463 assists and compiling 4,033 put outs.
San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 71-69 against the over/under so far this season
The San Francisco Giants are 86-64 against the run line so far this season
San Diego Padres Betting Trends
The San Diego Padres are 88-57 against the over/under so far this season
The San Diego Padres are 72-79 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
San Francisco Giants
09/23/15 P Mike Leake Elbow expected to start Friday vs. Oakland Athletics
09/23/15 CF Juan Perez Oblique out for season
09/23/15 1B Buster Posey Back is upgraded to probable Wednesday vs. San Diego Padres
09/19/15 1B Brandon Belt Concussion out indefinitely
09/16/15 2B Joe Panik Back Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (9/16), out for season
09/11/15 LF Gregor Blanco Concussion 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 Concussion out indefinitely
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
San Diego Padres
09/13/15 P Colin Rea Elbow "?" for next scheduled start
09/09/15 1B Yonder Alonso Back Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (9/2)
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), out for season
04/06/15 P Josh Johnson Elbow Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/4), out for season
04/04/15 C Tim Federowicz Knee Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/26)
Josh's Pick: Take the Padres
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