Monday, May 30, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Jeff Samardzija vs. Mike Foltynewicz
The San Francisco Giants visit Turner Field on Monday to play the Atlanta Braves. The probable starters are Jeff Samardzija for the Giants and Mike Foltynewicz for the Braves. The opening line for this matchup has San Francisco at -178 and Atlanta at +168. The over/under was set at 8. The Giants have a 25-26-0 over/under record and a 24-27-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 47% of the time. The Braves are 20-28-0 against the run line and have a 22-21-5 over/under record. They cover the spread 42% of the time.
The Giants head into this matchup with a 31-20 record, including 15-9 on the road. Starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija has a 7-2 record with an earned run average of 2.54 and a WHIP of 1.06. He has 62 strikeouts over his 71 innings pitched and he has given up 59 hits so far this season. He has allowed 7.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.96. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 4.31 and they have given up 143 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .260 against the bullpen while being struck out 113 times and walking 48 times this season. As a team, San Francisco has allowed 8.86 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.83 batters per nine. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.69. The Giants pitchers have collectively given up 456 base hits and 189 earned runs. They have allowed 43 home runs this season and they allow 0.8 homers per nine innings as a staff. San Francisco as a pitching staff has walked 129 batters and struck out 403. They walk 2.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.26 and their FIP as a unit is 3.52.
As a team, San Francisco is batting .258, good for 12th in the league while putting together a .256 average away from home. The Giants hold a .398 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .333 which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 12th in baseball with 8.78 hits per game. Buster Posey comes into this game hitting .268 and his on-base percentage is at .328. He has 44 hits this season along with 25 runs scored and 24 runs batted in. He's struck out 21 times and has walked 16 times. Brandon Belt is hitting .286 and he has an on-base percentage of .412. He has totaled 46 hits so far while scoring 23 runs and he's driven in 22. He has walked 35 times and has struck out 32 times. The Giants have 448 hits, including 81 doubles and 42 home runs. They've stolen 31 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 14 times. San Francisco has walked 193 times this season and they've struck out 321 times as a unit. They've left 372 men on base and have a team OPS of .730. They score 4.37 runs per contest and have scored a total of 223 runs so far this year.
Atlanta comes into this matchup with a 4-20 home record and a 14-34 overall mark. With an earned run average of 3.95, Mike Foltynewicz has a 1-2 record and a 1.35 WHIP. He has 24 strikeouts over the 27.1 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 31 hits. He has allowed 10.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.5. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.39 and they have given up 162 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .255 against the Braves bullpen while being struck out 177 times and walking 80 times this season. As a team, Atlanta has allowed 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.93 batters per nine. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.31. The Braves pitchers as a team have surrendered 425 base knocks and 208 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 46 home runs this year and they give up 1.1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Atlanta as a staff has walked 164 hitters and struck out 383. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.36 while their FIP as a staff is 4.00.
As a team, they are batting .234, good for 26th in the league while putting together a .237 average at home. The Braves hold a .322 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .301 which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 24th in baseball with 7.98 hits per contest. Nick Markakis comes into this matchup batting .240 and he has an OBP of .349. He has 42 hits this year along with 17 runs scored and 28 RBI. He's struck out 33 times and has walked on 29 occasions. Freddie Freeman is hitting .260 and he has an OBP of .346. He has collected 47 hits so far while he's scored 23 runs and drove in 15. He has earned a walk 20 times and has punched out 52 times. The Braves as a unit have 383 base hits, including 73 doubles and 21 homers. They have 20 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 15 times. Atlanta as a team has walked 143 times this year and they have struck out 382 times. They've had 348 men left on base and have an OPS of .623. They score 3.19 runs per game and have totaled 153 runs so far this season.
San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 25-26-0 against the over/under so far this season
The San Francisco Giants are 24-27-0 against the run line so far this season
Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves are 22-21-5 against the over/under so far this season
The Atlanta Braves are 20-28-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
San Francisco Giants
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)
05/29/16 SS Erick Aybar Foot 15-day DL (5/28)
05/27/16 2B Hector Olivera Suspension 82 game suspension, eligible to return (8/1)
05/11/16 P Jim Johnson Groin 15-day DL (5/9)
04/12/16 P Daniel Winkler Elbow 15-day DL (4/11)
04/04/16 P Andrew McKiraha Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Paco Rodrigue Elbow out for season
04/04/16 P Shae Simmons Elbow 15-day DL (3/25)
Tony's Pick: Take the Braves
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