Thursday, September 29, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Jon Gray vs. Johnny Cueto
The Colorado Rockies head to AT&T Park on Thursday to take on the San Francisco Giants. The probable pitchers are Jon Gray for the Rockies and Johnny Cueto for the Giants. The opening line for this game has Colorado at +176 and San Francisco at -186. The over/under is 7. The Rockies have a 75-78-4 over/under mark and a 81-76-0 run line record, meaning they cover 52% of the time. The Giants are 74-83-0 against the run line and have a 72-80-5 over/under record. They cover the spread 47% of the time.
The Rockies head into this game with a 73-84 record, and they are 32-47 on the road. Starting pitcher Jon Gray has a 10-9 record with an ERA of 4.54 and a WHIP of 1.24. He has 182 strikeouts during his 162.2 innings pitched and he has given up 145 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.6. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 5.12 and they have allowed 550 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .270 against the pen while they've been struck out 460 times and walked 198 times this year. As a unit, Colorado has given up 9.71 base hits per nine innings while striking out 7.64 hitters per nine. They are 28th in the Majors in team earned run average at 4.96. The Rockies pitchers have collectively given up 1,492 base hits and 762 earned runs. They have allowed 177 home runs this season and they allow 1.2 homers per nine innings as a staff. Colorado as a pitching staff has walked 527 batters and struck out 1,175. They walk 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.46 and their FIP as a unit is 4.40.
As a team, Colorado is hitting .274, good for 2nd in the league while putting together a .245 average on the road. The Rockies have a .459 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .336 which is good for 3rd in the league. They rank 2nd in baseball with 9.48 hits per contest. Carlos Gonzalez comes into this game hitting .295 and his on-base percentage is at .348. He has 166 hits this season along with 86 runs scored and 99 runs batted in. He's struck out 125 times and has walked 46 times. Nolan Arenado is hitting .293 and he has an on-base percentage of .361. He has totaled 175 hits so far while scoring 112 runs and he's driven in 129. He has walked 66 times and has struck out 101 times. The Rockies have 1,490 hits, including 307 doubles and 202 home runs. They've stolen 66 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 35 times. Colorado has walked 487 times this season and they've struck out 1,279 times as a unit. They've left 1,050 men on base and have a team OPS of .795. They score 5.29 runs per contest and have scored a total of 830 runs so far this year.
San Francisco comes into this game with a 41-35 home mark and a 83-74 overall record. With an ERA of 2.79, Johnny Cueto has a 17-5 record and a 1.08 WHIP. He has 187 strikeouts over the 212.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 186 hits. He has allowed 7.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.03. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.72 and they have given up 426 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .240 against the Giants bullpen while being struck out 410 times and walking 166 times this season. As a team, San Francisco has allowed 8.27 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.01 batters per nine. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.73. The Giants pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,299 base knocks and 585 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 158 home runs this year and they give up 1.1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. San Francisco as a staff has walked 432 hitters and struck out 1,260. They give up a walk 2.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.22 while their FIP as a staff is 3.82.
As a team, they are batting .257, good for 14th in the league while putting together a .270 average at home. The Giants hold a .397 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328 which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 12th in baseball with 8.83 hits per contest. Buster Posey comes into this matchup batting .288 and he has an OBP of .360. He has 150 hits this year along with 81 runs scored and 75 RBI. He's struck out 64 times and has walked on 60 occasions. Brandon Crawford is hitting .272 and he has an OBP of .338. He has collected 145 hits so far while he's scored 64 runs and drove in 82. He has earned a walk 54 times and has punched out 109 times. The Giants as a unit have 1,386 base hits, including 271 doubles and 128 homers. They have 77 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 33 times. San Francisco as a team has walked 552 times this year and they have struck out 1,070 times. They've had 1,146 men left on base and have an OPS of .725. They score 4.39 runs per game and have totaled 689 runs so far this season.
Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Colorado Rockies are 75-78-4 against the over/under so far this season
The Colorado Rockies are 81-76-0 against the run line so far this season
San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 72-80-5 against the over/under so far this season
The San Francisco Giants are 74-83-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
09/20/16 1B Mark Reynolds Hand out for season
08/02/16 SS Trevor Story Thumb 15-day DL (8/2), out for season
04/04/16 P Jairo Diaz Elbow 60-day DL (3/25), out for season
San Francisco Giants
09/28/16 RF Mac Williamson Undisclosed 60-day DL (9/27)
09/27/16 3B Eduardo Nunez Hamstring expected to miss Wednesday vs Colorado Rockies
09/27/16 P Johnny Cueto Groin is upgraded to expected to start Thursday vs Colorado Rockies
09/06/16 P Ray Black Elbow 60-day DL (9/3)
07/07/16 P Cory Gearrin Shoulder 15-day DL (7/6)
06/30/16 P Christopher Heston Oblique 60-day DL (6/29)
Guy's Pick: Take the Giants
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