Saturday, August 15, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Gio Gonzalez (9-4) vs. Jake Peavy (2-5)
The Washington Nationals visit AT&T Park on Saturday to play the San Francisco Giants. The Nationals send Gio Gonzalez to the mound to face Jake Peavy of the Giants. The opening line for this matchup has Washington at -109 and San Francisco at -101. The over/under was set at 7. The Nationals, with a 49-65 run line record, cover the spread 43% of the time. They also have a 59-51 over/under record. The Giants are 61-53 against the run line and have a 55-51 over/under record. They cover the spread 54% of the time.
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The Nationals head into this matchup with a 58-56 record, including 27-33 on the road. Gio Gonzalez has a 9-4 record on the season, an earned run average of 3.50 and a 1.42 WHIP. He's pitched 123.1 innings thus far while surrendering 130 hits over that time and when he starts, the Nationals are 13-8. The Nationals are also 12-8 against the over/under in his starts. His teammates are averaging 4.8 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 3.59 and they've given up 302 hits on the season. Teams are hitting .244 against the bullpen while being struck out 302 times and walking 99 times this season. As a team, Washington has allowed 8.85 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.23 batters per nine. They are 10th in the league in team earned run average at 3.65.
Washington ranks 23rd in the league in team batting average at .248 while hitting .250 on the road. Ranked at 16th in the league in on-base percentage, the Nationals sit at .314 and they hold a .391 team slugging percentage. They rank 23rd in baseball with 8.31 hits per game and Yunel Escobar leads the team with 121.
With a 32-24 home record, San Francisco will hope to improve on their 61-53 overall mark. Jake Peavy has a record of 2-5 while sporting an earned run average of 3.75 on the year with a 1.19 WHIP. He's pitched 50.1 innings thus far while surrendering 47 hits over that time in which the Giants are 4-5. The Giants are also 5-4 against the over/under in his starts. His teammates score an average of 4 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 3.31 and they have given up 313 hits on the season. Teams are hitting .237 against the Giants bullpen while being struck out 289 times and walking 102 times this season. As a team, San Francisco has allowed 8.52 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.25 batters per nine. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 3.69.
They rank 3rd in the league in team batting average with a .270 average while hitting .266 at home. Ranked at 5th in the league in on-base percentage, the Giants sit at .326 and they hold a .410 team slugging percentage. They rank 3rd in baseball with 9.31 hits per game and Buster Posey leads the team with 128.
The Nationals have committed 65 errors and have combined for 1,061 assists and 3,018 put outs leading to a .984 team fielding percentage. For the home team, they hold a .987 team fielding percentage while committing 54 errors, accumulating 1190 assists and compiling 3,050 put outs.
Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 59-51 against the over/under so far this season
The Washington Nationals are 49-65 against the run line so far this season
San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 55-51 against the over/under so far this season
The San Francisco Giants are 61-53 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
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
08/14/15 LF Norichika Aoki Concussion 7-day DL (8/13)
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
Josh's Pick: Take the Nationals
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