Tuesday, May 31, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Jake Peavy vs. Matt Wisler
The San Francisco Giants visit Turner Field on Tuesday to play the Atlanta Braves. The probable starters are Jake Peavy for the Giants and Matt Wisler for the Braves. The opening line for this matchup has San Francisco at -138 and Atlanta at +128. The over/under was set at 8. The Giants have a 26-26-1 over/under record and a 25-28-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 47% of the time. The Braves are 21-29-0 against the run line and have a 23-21-6 over/under record. They cover the spread 42% of the time.
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The Giants head into this matchup with a 32-21 record, including 16-10 on the road. Starting pitcher Jake Peavy has a 1-5 record with an earned run average of 7.26 and a WHIP of 1.78. He has 40 strikeouts over his 48.1 innings pitched and he has given up 68 hits so far this season. He has allowed 12.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.78. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 4.20 and they have given up 145 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .254 against the bullpen while being struck out 119 times and walking 49 times this season. As a team, San Francisco has allowed 8.85 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.82 batters per nine. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.66. The Giants pitchers have collectively given up 464 base hits and 191 earned runs. They have allowed 45 home runs this season and they allow 0.9 homers per nine innings as a staff. San Francisco as a pitching staff has walked 132 batters and struck out 410. 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 3.55.
As a team, San Francisco is batting .262, good for 9th in the league while putting together a .264 average away from home. The Giants hold a .405 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .336 which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 9th in baseball with 8.94 hits per game. Buster Posey comes into this game hitting .280 and his on-base percentage is at .340. He has 47 hits this season along with 27 runs scored and 24 runs batted in. He's struck out 21 times and has walked 17 times. Brandon Belt is hitting .289 and he has an on-base percentage of .412. He has totaled 48 hits so far while scoring 24 runs and he's driven in 24. He has walked 35 times and has struck out 34 times. The Giants have 465 hits, including 89 doubles and 43 home runs. They've stolen 33 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 15 times. San Francisco has walked 196 times this season and they've struck out 327 times as a unit. They've left 382 men on base and have a team OPS of .741. They score 4.44 runs per contest and have scored a total of 231 runs so far this year.
Atlanta comes into this matchup with a 5-21 home record and a 15-35 overall mark. With an earned run average of 3.08, Matt Wisler has a 2-4 record and a 1.03 WHIP. He has 46 strikeouts over the 61.1 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 48 hits. He has allowed 7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.76. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.48 and they have given up 170 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .256 against the Braves bullpen while being struck out 183 times and walking 81 times this season. As a team, Atlanta has allowed 8.82 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.89 batters per nine. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.36. The Braves pitchers as a team have surrendered 435 base knocks and 215 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 48 home runs this year and they give up 1.1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Atlanta as a staff has walked 168 hitters and struck out 389. 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 4.04.
As a team, they are batting .232, good for 26th in the league while putting together a .233 average at home. The Braves hold a .319 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .300 which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 24th in baseball with 7.88 hits per contest. Nick Markakis comes into this matchup batting .240 and he has an OBP of .347. He has 43 hits this year along with 17 runs scored and 28 RBI. He's struck out 34 times and has walked on 29 occasions. Freddie Freeman is hitting .255 and he has an OBP of .344. He has collected 47 hits so far while he's scored 23 runs and drove in 15. He has earned a walk 21 times and has punched out 53 times. The Braves as a unit have 386 base hits, including 74 doubles and 21 homers. They have 22 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 15 times. Atlanta as a team has walked 148 times this year and they have struck out 388 times. They've had 353 men left on base and have an OPS of .619. They score 3.18 runs per game and have totaled 156 runs so far this season.
San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 26-26-1 against the over/under so far this season
The San Francisco Giants are 25-28-0 against the run line so far this season
Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves are 23-21-6 against the over/under so far this season
The Atlanta Braves are 21-29-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
San Francisco Giants
05/30/16 P Johnny Cueto Back probable next start
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)
Josh's Pick: Take the Giants
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