Thursday, August 13, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Stephen Strasburg (6-5) vs. Ryan Vogelsong (7-8)
The Washington Nationals head to AT&T Park on Thursday to take on the San Francisco Giants. Stephen Strasburg is the probable starter for the Nationals and he'll face Ryan Vogelsong of the Giants. The opening line for this matchup has Washington at -126 and San Francisco at +116. The over/under was set at 7. The Nationals have a 59-49 over/under record and a 49-63 run line mark, meaning they cover 44% of the time. The Giants are 60-52 against the run line and have a 55-49 over/under record. They cover the spread 54% of the time.
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The Nationals show up with a 58-54 record, including 27-31 on the road. Stephen Strasburg has a 6-5 record on the season, an earned run average of 4.76 and a 1.38 WHIP. In his starts, the Nationals are 7-7 over his 68 innings pitched this season while giving up 76 hits during those innings. Against the over/under, the Nationals are 8-6 in his starts. His teammates are averaging 4.5 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.54 and they have given up 299 base hits on the year. The bullpen has struck out 300 and walked 97 batters this season while opposing teams hit .244 against them. Washington has a team average of 8.88 hits allowed per game and are averaging 8.19 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.65, they are 10th in the league.
Washington ranks 18th in the league in team batting average at .250 while hitting .254 on the road. The Nationals hold a .394 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .316 which is good for 15th in baseball. With 120 hits, Bryce Harper leads the team while his team ranks 22nd in hits per game with 8.38.
San Francisco is 31-23 at home while holding a 60-52 overall record on the season. Ryan Vogelsong has a record of 7-8 while sporting an earned run average of 4.26 on the year with a 1.39 WHIP. In his starts, the Giants are 9-8 and he has allowed 103 hits over 105.2 innings pitched this season. Against the over/under, the Giants are 8-8 when he starts. His teammates score an average of 4.9 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.35 and they have given up 309 base hits on the year. The Giants bullpen has struck out 281 batters and walked 100 this season while opposing teams have hit .238 against them. San Francisco has a team average of 8.58 hits per game and are averaging 7.2 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.73, they are 12th in the league.
They rank 2nd in the league in team batting average with a .271 average while hitting .268 at home. The Giants hold a .411 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .327 which is good for 4th in baseball. With 126 hits, Buster Posey leads the team while his team ranks 2nd in hits per game with 9.36.
Washington has a team fielding percentage of .984 after having committed 64 errors with 1,040 assists and 2,970 put outs for the season. Over the course of this season, the Giants have accumlated 54 errors while having 1171 assists and 2,996 put outs leading to a .987 fielding percentage.
Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 59-49 against the over/under so far this season
The Washington Nationals are 49-63 against the run line so far this season
San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 55-49 against the over/under so far this season
The San Francisco Giants are 60-52 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
08/11/15 RF Bryce Harper Knee "?" Wednesday vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
08/10/15 P Aaron Barrett Elbow Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/9)
08/08/15 2B Dan Uggla Back Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/8)
07/10/15 CF Denard Span Back Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/6)
04/30/15 LF Reed Johnson Calf Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/29)
04/15/15 P Craig Stammen Forearm Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/14)
04/06/15 LF Nate McLouth Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27)
San Francisco Giants
08/11/15 CF Angel Pagan Knee Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/10)
08/11/15 LF Norichika Aoki Head probable Wednesday vs. Houston Astros
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
Josh's Pick: Take the Nationals
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