Wednesday, June 1, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Matt Cain vs. Williams Perez
The San Francisco Giants head to Turner Field on Wednesday to take on the Atlanta Braves. The probable pitchers are Matt Cain for the Giants and Williams Perez for the Braves. The opening line for this game has San Francisco at -161 and Atlanta at +151. The over/under is 8. The Giants have a 26-26-1 over/under mark and a 25-28-0 run line record, 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 game with a 32-21 record, and they are 16-10 on the road. Starting pitcher Matt Cain has a 1-5 record with an ERA of 5.20 and a WHIP of 1.44. He has 38 strikeouts during his 53.2 innings pitched and he has given up 64 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 10.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.47. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 4.20 and they have allowed 145 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .254 against the pen while they've been struck out 119 times and walked 49 times this year. As a unit, San Francisco has given up 8.81 base hits per nine innings while striking out 7.84 hitters per nine. They are 7th in the Majors in team earned run average at 3.67. The Giants pitchers have collectively given up 470 base hits and 195 earned runs. They have allowed 45 home runs this season and they allow 0.8 homers per nine innings as a staff. San Francisco as a pitching staff has walked 134 batters and struck out 418. 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 hitting .260, good for 11th in the league while putting together a .261 average on the road. The Giants have a .402 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .334 which is good for 5th in the league. They rank 9th in baseball with 8.89 hits per contest. Buster Posey comes into this game hitting .278 and his on-base percentage is at .339. 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 .294 and he has an on-base percentage of .413. He has totaled 50 hits so far while scoring 26 runs and he's driven in 25. He has walked 35 times and has struck out 35 times. The Giants have 471 hits, including 89 doubles and 44 home runs. They've stolen 33 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 15 times. San Francisco has walked 198 times this season and they've struck out 334 times as a unit. They've left 388 men on base and have a team OPS of .737. They score 4.42 runs per contest and have scored a total of 234 runs so far this year.
Atlanta comes into this game with a 5-21 home mark and a 15-35 overall record. With an ERA of 3.72, Williams Perez has a 2-1 record and a 1.16 WHIP. He has 19 strikeouts over the 38.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 33 hits. He has allowed 7.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.81. 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 8.77 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.87 batters per nine. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.31. The Braves pitchers as a team have surrendered 441 base knocks and 217 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 49 home runs this year and they give up 1.1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Atlanta as a staff has walked 170 hitters and struck out 396. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.35 while their FIP as a staff is 4.04.
As a team, they are batting .231, good for 28th in the league while putting together a .232 average at home. The Braves hold a .319 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .299 which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 25th in baseball with 7.84 hits per contest. Nick Markakis comes into this matchup batting .246 and he has an OBP of .350. He has 45 hits this year along with 18 runs scored and 29 RBI. He's struck out 35 times and has walked on 29 occasions. Freddie Freeman is hitting .255 and he has an OBP of .343. He has collected 48 hits so far while he's scored 24 runs and drove in 15. He has earned a walk 21 times and has punched out 53 times. The Braves as a unit have 392 base hits, including 75 doubles and 21 homers. They have 22 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 15 times. Atlanta as a team has walked 150 times this year and they have struck out 396 times. They've had 357 men left on base and have an OPS of .618. They score 3.22 runs per game and have totaled 161 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
05/31/16 3B Matt Duffy Hand left last game, doubtful Tuesday vs. Atlanta Braves
05/30/16 P Johnny Cueto Back probable Friday vs. St. Louis Cardinals
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)
Guy's Pick: Take the Braves
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