Friday, July 1, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Johnny Cueto vs. Shelby Miller
The San Francisco Giants visit Chase Field on Friday to play the Arizona Diamondbacks. The probable starters are Johnny Cueto for the Giants and Shelby Miller for the Diamondbacks. The opening line for this matchup has San Francisco at -168 and Arizona at +158. The over/under was set at 8.5. The Giants have a 40-38-2 over/under record and a 39-41-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 49% of the time. The Diamondbacks are 37-44-0 against the run line and have a 41-37-3 over/under record. They cover the spread 46% of the time.
The Giants head into this matchup with a 49-31 record, including 25-15 on the road. Starting pitcher Johnny Cueto has a 11-1 record with an earned run average of 2.42 and a WHIP of 1.02. He has 98 strikeouts over his 115.1 innings pitched and he has given up 95 hits so far this season. He has allowed 7.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.67. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 3.87 and they have given up 216 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .247 against the bullpen while being struck out 187 times and walking 77 times this season. As a team, San Francisco has allowed 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.60. The Giants pitchers have collectively given up 674 base hits and 288 earned runs. They have allowed 72 home runs this season and they allow 0.9 homers per nine innings as a staff. San Francisco as a pitching staff has walked 207 batters and struck out 610. They walk 2.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.22 and their FIP as a unit is 3.74.
As a team, San Francisco is batting .264, good for 10th in the league while putting together a .260 average away from home. The Giants hold a .402 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .335 which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 11th in baseball with 9.03 hits per game. Brandon Belt comes into this game hitting .299 and his on-base percentage is at .399. He has 80 hits this season along with 39 runs scored and 38 runs batted in. He's struck out 56 times and has walked 45 times. Hunter Pence is hitting .298 and he has an on-base percentage of .375. He has totaled 54 hits so far while scoring 27 runs and he's driven in 36. He has walked 23 times and has struck out 39 times. The Giants have 722 hits, including 136 doubles and 64 home runs. They've stolen 44 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 18 times. San Francisco has walked 283 times this season and they've struck out 520 times as a unit. They've left 578 men on base and have a team OPS of .736. They score 4.64 runs per contest and have scored a total of 371 runs so far this year.
Arizona comes into this matchup with a 13-28 home record and a 36-45 overall mark. With an earned run average of 6.79, Shelby Miller has a 2-7 record and a 1.77 WHIP. He has 40 strikeouts over the 58.1 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 72 hits. He has allowed 11.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 6.11. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.43 and they have given up 271 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .259 against the Diamondbacks bullpen while being struck out 232 times and walking 122 times this season. As a team, Arizona has allowed 9.32 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 4.66. The Diamondbacks pitchers as a team have surrendered 756 base knocks and 378 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 94 home runs this year and they give up 1.2 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Arizona as a staff has walked 288 hitters and struck out 633. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.43 while their FIP as a staff is 4.41.
As a team, they are batting .269, good for 7th in the league while putting together a .263 average at home. The Diamondbacks hold a .439 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .329 which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 6th in baseball with 9.4 hits per contest. Paul Goldschmidt comes into this matchup batting .298 and he has an OBP of .428. He has 85 hits this year along with 44 runs scored and 53 RBI. He's struck out 79 times and has walked on 63 occasions. Jean Segura is hitting .311 and he has an OBP of .359. He has collected 99 hits so far while he's scored 46 runs and drove in 34. He has earned a walk 20 times and has punched out 46 times. The Diamondbacks as a unit have 761 base hits, including 137 doubles and 95 homers. They have 56 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 17 times. Arizona as a team has walked 238 times this year and they have struck out 719 times. They've had 572 men left on base and have an OPS of .767. They score 4.53 runs per game and have totaled 367 runs so far this season.
San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 40-38-2 against the over/under so far this season
The San Francisco Giants are 39-41-0 against the run line so far this season
Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 41-37-3 against the over/under so far this season
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 37-44-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
San Francisco Giants
06/30/16 P Christopher Heston Oblique 60-day DL (6/29)
06/30/16 2B Ramiro Pena Ankle out indefinitely
06/29/16 2B Joe Panik Concussion 7-day DL (6/29)
06/21/16 3B Matt Duffy Achilles 15-day DL (6/19)
06/15/16 P Matt Cain Hamstring 15-day DL (6/14)
06/11/16 2B Kelby Tomlinson Thumb 15-day DL (6/9)
06/01/16 RF Hunter Pence Hamstring 15-day DL (6/2)
04/22/16 SS Ehire Adrianza Foot 60-day DL (4/15)
04/15/16 P Sergio Romo Elbow 60-day DL (4/11)
06/28/16 P Zack Greinke Oblique left last game, "?" for next scheduled start
06/24/16 CF Socrates Brito Toe 15-day DL (6/23)
06/20/16 RF David Peralta Back 15-day DL (6/19)
06/12/16 CF Chris Owings Foot 15-day DL (6/6)
05/27/16 P Rubby De La Rosa Elbow 15-day DL (5/26)
04/02/16 CF A.J. Pollock Elbow 60-day DL (4/2), out for season
Josh's Pick: Take the Giants
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