Friday, September 30, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Rich Hill vs. Madison Bumgarner
The Los Angeles Dodgers visit AT&T Park on Friday to play the San Francisco Giants. The probable starters are Rich Hill for the Dodgers and Madison Bumgarner for the Giants. The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles at +120 and San Francisco at -130. The over/under was set at 6.5. The Dodgers have a 68-81-10 over/under record and a 79-80-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 50% of the time. The Giants are 74-84-0 against the run line and have a 72-81-5 over/under record. They cover the spread 47% of the time.
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The Dodgers head into this matchup with a 90-68 record, including 37-40 on the road. Starting pitcher Rich Hill has a 12-5 record with an earned run average of 2.05 and a WHIP of 0.98. He has 125 strikeouts over his 105.1 innings pitched and he has given up 71 hits so far this season. He has allowed 6.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.4. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 3.24 and they have given up 453 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .212 against the bullpen while being struck out 616 times and walking 196 times this season. As a team, Los Angeles has allowed 9.39 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.18 batters per nine. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.33. The Dodgers pitchers have collectively given up 1,216 base hits and 576 earned runs. They have allowed 163 home runs this season and they allow 1.1 homers per nine innings as a staff. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 450 batters and struck out 1,477. They walk 2.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.17 and their FIP as a unit is 3.61.
As a team, Los Angeles is batting .261, good for 9th in the league while putting together a .264 average away from home. The Dodgers hold a .406 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322 which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 14th in baseball with 8.75 hits per game. Adrian Gonzalez comes into this game hitting .284 and his on-base percentage is at .349. He has 160 hits this season along with 69 runs scored and 90 runs batted in. He's struck out 117 times and has walked 55 times. Corey Seager is hitting .311 and he has an on-base percentage of .369. He has totaled 192 hits so far while scoring 104 runs and he's driven in 72. He has walked 54 times and has struck out 131 times. The Dodgers have 1,345 hits, including 264 doubles and 189 home runs. They've stolen 45 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 26 times. Los Angeles has walked 519 times this season and they've struck out 1,292 times as a unit. They've left 1,086 men on base and have a team OPS of .732. They score 4.51 runs per contest and have scored a total of 712 runs so far this year.
San Francisco comes into this matchup with a 41-36 home record and a 83-75 overall mark. With an earned run average of 2.71, Madison Bumgarner has a 14-9 record and a 1.02 WHIP. He has 246 strikeouts over the 219.1 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 170 hits. He has allowed 7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.27. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.70 and they have given up 428 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .240 against the Giants bullpen while being struck out 413 times and walking 167 times this season. As a team, San Francisco has allowed 8.27 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.05 batters per nine. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.72. The Giants pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,308 base knocks and 587 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 434 hitters and struck out 1,274. They give up a walk 2.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.22 while their FIP as a staff is 3.80.
As a team, they are batting .256, good for 14th in the league while putting together a .269 average at home. The Giants hold a .396 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .327 which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 12th in baseball with 8.8 hits per contest. Buster Posey comes into this matchup batting .286 and he has an OBP of .358. 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 .271 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 55 times and has punched out 111 times. The Giants as a unit have 1,391 base hits, including 272 doubles and 128 homers. They have 77 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 35 times. San Francisco as a team has walked 554 times this year and they have struck out 1,081 times. They've had 1,149 men left on base and have an OPS of .723. They score 4.36 runs per game and have totaled 689 runs so far this season.
Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 68-81-10 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 79-80-0 against the run line so far this season
San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 72-81-5 against the over/under so far this season
The San Francisco Giants are 74-84-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Los Angeles Dodgers
09/27/16 P Rich Hill Finger expected to start Friday vs San Francisco Giants
09/10/16 P Carlos Frias Oblique 60-day DL (9/9)
08/10/16 LF Scott Van Slyke Wrist 60-day DL (8/8)
07/21/16 P Chris Hatcher Oblique 60-day DL (7/20)
07/19/16 P Hyun-Jin Ryu Elbow 15-day DL (7/9)
07/16/16 LF Trayce Thompson Back 60-day DL (7/10)
05/24/16 P Chin-Hui Tsao Tricep 60-day DL (5/22)
04/23/16 P Yimi Garcia Bicep 60-day DL (4/23)
San Francisco Giants
09/28/16 3B Eduardo Nunez Hamstring "?" Thursday vs. Colorado Rockies
09/28/16 RF Mac Williamson Quad 60-day DL (9/27)
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 Dodgers
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