Saturday, September 10, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Johnny Cueto vs. Archie Bradley
The San Francisco Giants visit Chase Field on Saturday to play the Arizona Diamondbacks. The probable starters are Johnny Cueto for the Giants and Archie Bradley for the Diamondbacks. The opening line for this matchup has San Francisco at -157 and Arizona at +147. The over/under was set at 8.5. The Giants have a 63-71-5 over/under record and a 66-73-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 48% of the time. The Diamondbacks are 53-86-0 against the run line and have a 80-54-5 over/under record. They cover the spread 38% of the time.
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The Giants head into this matchup with a 74-65 record, including 36-35 on the road. Starting pitcher Johnny Cueto has a 14-5 record with an earned run average of 2.92 and a WHIP of 1.09. He has 168 strikeouts over his 191.1 innings pitched and he has given up 170 hits so far this season. He has allowed 8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.08. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 3.65 and they have given up 377 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .241 against the bullpen while being struck out 351 times and walking 148 times this season. As a team, San Francisco has allowed 8.27 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.91 batters per nine. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 3.73. The Giants pitchers have collectively given up 1,151 base hits and 518 earned runs. They have allowed 141 home runs this season and they allow 1.1 homers per nine innings as a staff. San Francisco as a pitching staff has walked 388 batters and struck out 1,101. They walk 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.23 and their FIP as a unit is 3.88.
As a team, San Francisco is batting .256, good for 15th in the league while putting together a .244 average away from home. The Giants hold a .398 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328 which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 15th in baseball with 8.81 hits per game. Buster Posey comes into this game hitting .289 and his on-base percentage is at .365. He has 130 hits this season along with 74 runs scored and 63 runs batted in. He's struck out 55 times and has walked 55 times. Brandon Crawford is hitting .271 and he has an on-base percentage of .335. He has totaled 131 hits so far while scoring 57 runs and he's driven in 77. He has walked 47 times and has struck out 102 times. The Giants have 1,224 hits, including 243 doubles and 114 home runs. They've stolen 70 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 31 times. San Francisco has walked 489 times this season and they've struck out 949 times as a unit. They've left 1,011 men on base and have a team OPS of .726. They score 4.4 runs per contest and have scored a total of 611 runs so far this year.
Arizona comes into this matchup with a 25-43 home record and a 58-81 overall mark. With an earned run average of 4.85, Archie Bradley has a 6-8 record and a 1.52 WHIP. He has 110 strikeouts over the 117 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 122 hits. He has allowed 9.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.56. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 5.13 and they have given up 499 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .269 against the Diamondbacks bullpen while being struck out 430 times and walking 228 times this season. As a team, Arizona has allowed 9.85 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.09 batters per nine. They are 29th in the league in team earned run average at 5.20. The Diamondbacks pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,364 base knocks and 720 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 180 home runs this year and they give up 1.3 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Arizona as a staff has walked 518 hitters and struck out 1,120. They give up a walk 3.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.51 while their FIP as a staff is 4.60.
As a team, they are batting .262, good for 9th in the league while putting together a .266 average at home. The Diamondbacks hold a .427 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .320 which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 5th in baseball with 9.17 hits per contest. Paul Goldschmidt comes into this matchup batting .298 and he has an OBP of .414. He has 148 hits this year along with 89 runs scored and 82 RBI. He's struck out 125 times and has walked on 98 occasions. Jean Segura is hitting .316 and he has an OBP of .364. He has collected 172 hits so far while he's scored 83 runs and drove in 51. He has earned a walk 31 times and has punched out 87 times. The Diamondbacks as a unit have 1,275 base hits, including 245 doubles and 152 homers. They have 117 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 28 times. Arizona as a team has walked 393 times this year and they have struck out 1,211 times. They've had 966 men left on base and have an OPS of .747. They score 4.57 runs per game and have totaled 635 runs so far this season.
San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 63-71-5 against the over/under so far this season
The San Francisco Giants are 66-73-0 against the run line so far this season
Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 80-54-5 against the over/under so far this season
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 53-86-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
San Francisco Giants
09/07/16 CF Denard Span Knee "?" Friday vs Arizona
09/06/16 P Ray Black Elbow 60-day DL (9/3)
08/29/16 P Derek Law Elbow 15-day DL (8/28)
08/23/16 LF Gregor Blanco Shoulder 15-day DL (8/22)
07/07/16 P Cory Gearrin Shoulder 15-day DL (7/6)
06/30/16 P Christopher Heston Oblique 60-day DL (6/29)
09/08/16 C Welington Castillo Trapezius "?" Friday vs. San Francisco Giants
08/07/16 RF David Peralta Wrist 60-day DL (8/6), out for season
07/24/16 SS Nick Ahmed Hip 15-day DL (7/23); out for season
05/27/16 P Rubby De La Rosa Elbow 60-day DL (5/26)
Guy's Pick: Take the Giants
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