Friday, May 6, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Chad Bettis vs. Madison Bumgarner
The Colorado Rockies visit AT&T Park on Friday to play the San Francisco Giants. The probable starters are Chad Bettis for the Rockies and Madison Bumgarner for the Giants. The opening line for this matchup has Colorado at +194 and San Francisco at -210. The over/under was set at 6.5. The Rockies have a 14-12-1 over/under record and a 15-12-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 56% of the time. The Giants are 14-15-0 against the run line and have a 18-11-0 over/under record. They cover the spread 48% of the time.
The Rockies head into this matchup with a 13-14 record, including 9-6 on the road. Starting pitcher Chad Bettis has a 3-1 record with an earned run average of 3.89 and a WHIP of 1.14. He has 26 strikeouts over his 37 innings pitched and he has given up 34 hits so far this season. He has allowed 8.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.23. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 4.99 and they have given up 101 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .262 against the bullpen while being struck out 83 times and walking 32 times this season. As a team, Colorado has allowed 9.36 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.94 batters per nine. They are 28th in the league in team earned run average at 5.13. The Rockies pitchers have collectively given up 250 base hits and 137 earned runs. They have allowed 35 home runs this season and they allow 1.3 homers per nine innings as a staff. Colorado as a pitching staff has walked 80 batters and struck out 212. They walk 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.37 and their FIP as a unit is 4.31.
As a team, Colorado is batting .271, good for 4th in the league while putting together a .253 average away from home. The Rockies hold a .473 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .336 which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 5th in baseball with 9.37 hits per game. Carlos Gonzalez comes into this game hitting .327 and his on-base percentage is at .374. He has 35 hits this season along with 17 runs scored and 12 runs batted in. He's struck out 23 times and has walked 8 times. Nolan Arenado is hitting .311 and he has an on-base percentage of .376. He has totaled 33 hits so far while scoring 23 runs and he's driven in 25. He has walked 11 times and has struck out 11 times. The Rockies have 254 hits, including 52 doubles and 40 home runs. They've stolen 17 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 10 times. Colorado has walked 91 times this season and they've struck out 221 times as a unit. They've left 175 men on base and have a team OPS of .811. They score 5.11 runs per contest and have scored a total of 138 runs so far this year.
San Francisco comes into this matchup with a 8-6 home record and a 15-14 overall mark. With an earned run average of 3.03, Madison Bumgarner has a 3-2 record and a 1.37 WHIP. He has 45 strikeouts over the 35.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 36 hits. He has allowed 9.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.55. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.04 and they have given up 80 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .255 against the Giants bullpen while being struck out 66 times and walking 28 times this season. As a team, San Francisco has allowed 9.53 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.16 batters per nine. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 4.59. The Giants pitchers as a team have surrendered 272 base knocks and 131 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 29 home runs this year and they give up 1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. San Francisco as a staff has walked 77 hitters and struck out 233. They give up a walk 2.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.36 while their FIP as a staff is 3.73.
As a team, they are batting .271, good for 6th in the league while putting together a .286 average at home. The Giants hold a .432 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .347 which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 8th in baseball with 9.21 hits per contest. Buster Posey comes into this matchup batting .315 and he has an OBP of .376. He has 28 hits this year along with 14 runs scored and 9 RBI. He's struck out 11 times and has walked on 10 occasions. Brandon Belt is hitting .323 and he has an OBP of .444. He has collected 30 hits so far while he's scored 16 runs and drove in 20. He has earned a walk 22 times and has punched out 16 times. The Giants as a unit have 267 base hits, including 45 doubles and 30 homers. They have 16 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 8 times. San Francisco as a team has walked 116 times this year and they have struck out 182 times. They've had 210 men left on base and have an OPS of .778. They score 5.03 runs per game and have totaled 146 runs so far this season.
Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Colorado Rockies are 14-12-1 against the over/under so far this season
The Colorado Rockies are 15-12-0 against the run line so far this season
San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 18-11-0 against the over/under so far this season
The San Francisco Giants are 14-15-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
04/27/16 P Jorge DeLaRosa Groin 15-day DL (4/27)
04/23/16 P Miguel Castro Shoulder 15-day DL (4/18)
04/10/16 P Adam Ottavino Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Jairo Diaz Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Jason Motte Shoulder 15-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Tyler Anderson Oblique 15-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Tyler Matzek Personal 15-day DL (3/25)
04/03/16 2B Daniel Descalso Hand 15-day DL (3/25)
San Francisco Giants
05/05/16 CF Angel Pagan Hamstring is downgraded to not expected to be in the starting lineup Thursday vs. Colorado Rockies
05/05/16 RF Hunter Pence Rest is not expected to be in the starting lineup Thursday vs. Colorado Rockies
05/04/16 2B Joe Panik Groin "?" Thursday vs. Colorado Rockies
04/22/16 SS Ehire Adrianza Foot 60-day DL (4/15)
04/19/16 P George Kontos Elbow 15-day DL (4/18)
04/15/16 P Sergio Romo Elbow 15-day DL (4/11)
Josh's Pick: Take the Giants
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