Tuesday, August 18, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Mike Leake (9-6) vs. Lance Lynn (9-7)
The San Francisco Giants take on the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday at Busch Stadium. The Giants send Mike Leake to the mound to face Lance Lynn of the Cardinals. The opening line for this matchup has San Francisco at +131 and St. Louis at -141. The over/under was set at 7. The Giants have a 57-52 over/under record and a 64-53 run line mark, meaning they cover 55% of the time. The Cardinals have a 43-69 over/under record and a 60-57 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 51% of the time.
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The Giants come into this game with a 64-53 record, and they are 29-29 away from home. Mike Leake has an earned run average of 3.52 and is 9-6 so far on the season while having a 1.17 WHIP. In his starts, the Giants are 11-11 over his 143 innings pitched this season while giving up 131 hits during those innings. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 11-11. He is getting 4 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.27 and they have given up 315 base hits on the year. The bullpen has struck out 294 and walked 102 batters this season while opposing teams hit .234 against them. San Francisco has a team average of 8.47 hits allowed per game and are averaging 7.27 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.69, they are 10th in the league.
As a team, San Francisco is batting .271, good for 1st in the league while putting together a .273 average away from home. The Giants hold a .415 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .327 which is good for 4th in baseball. With 132 hits, Buster Posey leads the team while his team ranks 2nd in hits per game with 9.35.
With a 75-42 overall record, St. Louis will come into this game 44-18 at home. Lance Lynn is starting this game 9-7 for the season with an earned run average of 2.95 and a WHIP of 1.31. In his starts, the Cardinals are 13-9 and he has allowed 124 hits over 128 innings pitched this season. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 6-16. He is getting 3.1 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.25 and they have given up 301 base hits on the year. The Cardinals bullpen has struck out 306 batters and walked 122 this season while opposing teams have hit .230 against them. St. Louis has a team average of 8.05 hits per game and are averaging 7.98 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 2.60, they are 1st in the league.
As a team, they are batting .254, good for 12th in the league while putting together a .263 average at home. The Cardinals hold a .390 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .320 which is good for 11th in baseball. With 123 hits, Jhonny Peralta leads the team while his team ranks 12th in hits per game with 8.67.
San Francisco has a team fielding percentage of .987 after having committed 58 errors with 1,217 assists and 3,131 put outs for the season. Over the course of this season, the Cardinals have accumlated 66 errors while having 1174 assists and 3,211 put outs leading to a .985 fielding percentage.
San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 57-52 against the over/under so far this season
The San Francisco Giants are 64-53 against the run line so far this season
St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 43-69 against the over/under so far this season
The St. Louis Cardinals are 60-57 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
San Francisco Giants
08/14/15 LF Norichika Aoki Concussion 7-day DL (8/12)
08/11/15 CF Angel Pagan Knee Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/11)
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
St. Louis Cardinals
08/17/15 LF Randal Grichuk Elbow "?" Monday vs. San Francisco Giants
07/30/15 LF Matt Holliday Quad Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/29)
07/03/15 CF Jon Jay Wrist Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/1)
07/01/15 P Matt Belisle Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (6/26)
05/27/15 1B Matt Adams Quad Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (05/26), out for regular season
05/03/15 P Jordan Walden Bicep Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/30)
04/28/15 P Adam Wainwright Achilles Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/25); out for season
Josh's Pick: Take the Giants
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