Sunday, August 21, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Noah Syndergaard vs. Jeff Samardzija
The New York Mets head to AT&T Park on Sunday to take on the San Francisco Giants. The probable pitchers are Noah Syndergaard for the Mets and Jeff Samardzija for the Giants. The opening line for this game has New York at -120 and San Francisco at +110. The over/under is 7.5. The Mets have a 55-64-3 over/under mark and a 52-70-0 run line record, meaning they cover 43% of the time. The Giants are 56-66-0 against the run line and have a 59-59-4 over/under record. They cover the spread 46% of the time.
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The Mets head into this game with a 60-62 record, and they are 29-32 on the road. Starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard has a 10-7 record with an ERA of 2.76 and a WHIP of 1.20. He has 171 strikeouts during his 140 innings pitched and he has given up 138 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 8.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.23. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 3.64 and they have allowed 325 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .228 against the pen while they've been struck out 398 times and walked 143 times this year. As a unit, New York has given up 8.72 base hits per nine innings while striking out 8.69 hitters per nine. They are 3rd in the Majors in team earned run average at 3.64. The Mets pitchers have collectively given up 1,049 base hits and 437 earned runs. They have allowed 112 home runs this season and they allow 0.9 homers per nine innings as a staff. New York as a pitching staff has walked 319 batters and struck out 1,047. They walk 2.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.26 and their FIP as a unit is 3.51.
As a team, New York is hitting .239, good for 29th in the league while putting together a .248 average on the road. The Mets have a .405 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .308 which is good for 26th in the league. They rank 30th in baseball with 7.98 hits per contest. Asdrubal Cabrera comes into this game hitting .255 and his on-base percentage is at .307. He has 96 hits this season along with 42 runs scored and 33 runs batted in. He's struck out 80 times and has walked 22 times. Neil Walker is hitting .279 and he has an on-base percentage of .341. He has totaled 111 hits so far while scoring 52 runs and he's driven in 54. He has walked 38 times and has struck out 82 times. The Mets have 973 hits, including 171 doubles and 158 home runs. They've stolen 28 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 16 times. New York has walked 369 times this season and they've struck out 998 times as a unit. They've left 830 men on base and have a team OPS of .713. They score 3.75 runs per contest and have scored a total of 458 runs so far this year.
San Francisco comes into this game with a 35-26 home mark and a 68-54 overall record. With an ERA of 4.24, Jeff Samardzija has a 10-8 record and a 1.23 WHIP. He has 112 strikeouts over the 152.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 147 hits. He has allowed 8.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.27. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.72 and they have given up 335 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .245 against the Giants bullpen while being struck out 308 times and walking 125 times this season. As a team, San Francisco has allowed 8.39 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.89 batters per nine. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.75. The Giants pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,027 base knocks and 458 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 125 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 332 hitters and struck out 967. They give up a walk 2.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.23 while their FIP as a staff is 3.87.
As a team, they are batting .261, good for 11th in the league while putting together a .269 average at home. The Giants hold a .401 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .335 which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 8th in baseball with 9.02 hits per contest. Brandon Crawford comes into this matchup batting .275 and he has an OBP of .342. He has 117 hits this year along with 51 runs scored and 74 RBI. He's struck out 90 times and has walked on 43 occasions. Buster Posey is hitting .292 and he has an OBP of .369. He has collected 116 hits so far while he's scored 67 runs and drove in 59. He has earned a walk 49 times and has punched out 50 times. The Giants as a unit have 1,100 base hits, including 211 doubles and 100 homers. They have 64 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 26 times. San Francisco as a team has walked 449 times this year and they have struck out 842 times. They've had 912 men left on base and have an OPS of .737. They score 4.52 runs per game and have totaled 551 runs so far this season.
New York Mets Betting Trends
The New York Mets are 55-64-3 against the over/under so far this season
The New York Mets are 52-70-0 against the run line so far this season
San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 59-59-4 against the over/under so far this season
The San Francisco Giants are 56-66-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
New York Mets
08/20/16 RF Jay Bruce Rest is not expected to be in the starting lineup Saturday vs. San Francisco Giants
08/19/16 2B Neil Walker Back "?" Saturday vs. San Francisco Giants
08/19/16 P Steven Matz Shoulder "?" for next scheduled start
07/31/16 CF Juan Lagares Thumb 15-day DL (7/29)
07/06/16 P Matt Harvey Shoulder 60-day DL (7/6), out for season
06/22/16 P Jim Henderson Bicep 15-day DL (6/19)
06/03/16 3B David Wright Neck 60-day DL (5/30), out for season
05/24/16 1B Lucas Duda Back 60-day DL (5/21)
04/04/16 P Zack Wheeler Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
San Francisco Giants
08/19/16 P Matt Cain Back 15-day DL (8/18)
08/02/16 RF Mac Williamson Shoulder 15-day DL (8/1)
07/29/16 P Josh Osich Forearm 15-day DL (7/24)
07/07/16 P Cory Gearrin Shoulder 15-day DL (7/6)
06/30/16 P Christopher Heston Oblique 60-day DL (6/29)
06/11/16 2B Kelby Tomlinson Thumb 15-day DL (6/9)
Guy's Pick: Take the Giants
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