Saturday, June 11, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Scott Kazmir vs. Jeff Samardzija
The Los Angeles Dodgers visit AT&T Park on Saturday to play the San Francisco Giants. The probable starters are Scott Kazmir for the Dodgers and Jeff Samardzija for the Giants. The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles at +118 and San Francisco at -128. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Dodgers have a 27-28-5 over/under record and a 27-33-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 45% of the time. The Giants are 29-32-0 against the run line and have a 30-30-1 over/under record. They cover the spread 48% of the time.
The Dodgers head into this matchup with a 32-29 record, including 15-15 on the road. Starting pitcher Scott Kazmir has a 5-3 record with an earned run average of 4.46 and a WHIP of 1.24. He has 72 strikeouts over his 68.2 innings pitched and he has given up 61 hits so far this season. He has allowed 8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.61. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 3.14 and they have given up 133 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .195 against the bullpen while being struck out 188 times and walking 64 times this season. As a team, Los Angeles has allowed 9.21 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.4 batters per nine. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 4.50. The Dodgers pitchers have collectively given up 434 base hits and 205 earned runs. They have allowed 55 home runs this season and they allow 0.9 homers per nine innings as a staff. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 164 batters and struck out 562. They walk 2.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.09 and their FIP as a unit is 3.41.
As a team, Los Angeles is batting .259, good for 12th in the league while putting together a .273 average away from home. The Dodgers hold a .397 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .321 which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 12th in baseball with 8.72 hits per game. Adrian Gonzalez comes into this game hitting .280 and his on-base percentage is at .363. He has 58 hits this season along with 21 runs scored and 28 runs batted in. He's struck out 46 times and has walked 27 times. Corey Seager is hitting .283 and he has an on-base percentage of .345. He has totaled 66 hits so far while scoring 39 runs and he's driven in 35. He has walked 22 times and has struck out 43 times. The Dodgers have 477 hits, including 86 doubles and 63 home runs. They've stolen 21 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 11 times. Los Angeles has walked 209 times this season and they've struck out 471 times as a unit. They've left 406 men on base and have a team OPS of .682. They score 4.21 runs per contest and have scored a total of 257 runs so far this year.
San Francisco comes into this matchup with a 17-12 home record and a 36-25 overall mark. With an earned run average of 3.33, Jeff Samardzija has a 7-4 record and a 1.14 WHIP. He has 68 strikeouts over the 81 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 74 hits. He has allowed 8.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.56. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.98 and they have given up 163 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .247 against the Giants bullpen while being struck out 141 times and walking 56 times this season. As a team, San Francisco has allowed 8.53 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.7 batters per nine. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.57. The Giants pitchers as a team have surrendered 523 base knocks and 218 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 51 home runs this year and they give up 0.8 home runs per nine innings as a staff. San Francisco as a staff has walked 154 hitters and struck out 472. They give up a walk 2.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.23 while their FIP as a staff is 3.55.
As a team, they are batting .252, good for 15th in the league while putting together a .253 average at home. The Giants hold a .393 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .326 which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 15th in baseball with 8.56 hits per contest. Brandon Belt comes into this matchup batting .298 and he has an OBP of .413. He has 59 hits this year along with 28 runs scored and 29 RBI. He's struck out 37 times and has walked on 39 occasions. Hunter Pence is hitting .298 and he has an OBP of .375. He has collected 54 hits so far while he's scored 27 runs and drove in 36. He has earned a walk 23 times and has punched out 39 times. The Giants as a unit have 522 base hits, including 96 doubles and 52 homers. They have 34 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 15 times. San Francisco as a team has walked 223 times this year and they have struck out 393 times. They've had 432 men left on base and have an OPS of .719. They score 4.34 runs per game and have totaled 265 runs so far this season.
Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 27-28-5 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 27-33-0 against the run line so far this season
San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 30-30-1 against the over/under so far this season
The San Francisco Giants are 29-32-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Los Angeles Dodgers
06/07/16 P Scott Kazmir Thigh left last game, probable for next scheduled start
06/03/16 RF Yasiel Puig Hamstring 15-day DL (6/3)
05/31/16 P Alex Wood Tricep 15-day DL (5/31)
05/24/16 P Chin-Hui Tsao Tricep 15-day DL (5/22)
05/03/16 P Josh Ravin Suspension expected to miss 80 games
04/23/16 P Yimi Garcia Bicep 60-day DL (4/23)
04/05/16 P Brandon McCarthy Elbow 60-day DL (2/19)
04/05/16 P Frankie Montas Ribs 60-day DL (2/20)
04/04/16 P Brett Anderson Back 60-day DL (3/25)
04/01/16 P Hyun-Jin Ryu Shoulder 60-day DL (3/25)
03/31/16 LF Andre Ethier Leg 60-day DL (3/25)
San Francisco Giants
06/10/16 C Buster Posey Thumb is upgraded to probable Friday vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
06/01/16 RF Hunter Pence Hamstring 15-day DL (6/2)
05/29/16 P Matt Cain Hamstring 15-day DL (5/28)
05/24/16 LF Angel Pagan Hamstring 15-day DL (5/24)
04/22/16 SS Ehire Adrianza Foot 60-day DL (4/15)
04/15/16 P Sergio Romo Elbow 15-day DL (4/11)
Josh's Pick: Take the Dodgers
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