Thursday, June 2, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Madison Bumgarner vs. Aaron Blair
The San Francisco Giants visit Turner Field on Thursday to play the Atlanta Braves. The probable starters are Madison Bumgarner for the Giants and Aaron Blair for the Braves. The opening line for this matchup has San Francisco at -200 and Atlanta at +185. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Giants have a 26-27-1 over/under record and a 26-28-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 48% of the time. The Braves are 21-30-0 against the run line and have a 23-22-6 over/under record. They cover the spread 41% of the time.
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The Giants head into this matchup with a 33-21 record, including 17-10 on the road. Starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner has a 6-2 record with an earned run average of 2.12 and a WHIP of 1.12. He has 83 strikeouts over his 72.1 innings pitched and he has given up 59 hits so far this season. He has allowed 7.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.94. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 4.14 and they have given up 145 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .252 against the bullpen while being struck out 120 times and walking 50 times this season. As a team, San Francisco has allowed 8.67 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.77 batters per nine. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.61. The Giants pitchers have collectively given up 471 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 135 batters and struck out 422. They walk 2.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.24 and their FIP as a unit is 3.52.
As a team, San Francisco is batting .259, good for 11th in the league while putting together a .258 average away from home. The Giants hold a .400 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .333 which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 11th in baseball with 8.81 hits per game. Buster Posey comes into this game hitting .272 and his on-base percentage is at .332. He has 47 hits this season along with 27 runs scored and 24 runs batted in. He's struck out 22 times and has walked 17 times. Brandon Belt is hitting .289 and he has an on-base percentage of .410. He has totaled 50 hits so far while scoring 26 runs and he's driven in 25. He has walked 36 times and has struck out 35 times. The Giants have 476 hits, including 90 doubles and 44 home runs. They've stolen 33 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 15 times. San Francisco has walked 201 times this season and they've struck out 338 times as a unit. They've left 390 men on base and have a team OPS of .734. They score 4.41 runs per contest and have scored a total of 238 runs so far this year.
Atlanta comes into this matchup with a 5-22 home record and a 15-36 overall mark. With an earned run average of 6.67, Aaron Blair has a 0-3 record and a 1.74 WHIP. He has 13 strikeouts over the 27 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 33 hits. He has allowed 11 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.3. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.48 and they have given up 171 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .255 against the Braves bullpen while being struck out 185 times and walking 82 times this season. As a team, Atlanta has allowed 8.69 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 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 446 base knocks and 221 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 173 hitters and struck out 400. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.34 while their FIP as a staff is 4.03.
As a team, they are batting .228, good for 29th in the league while putting together a .226 average at home. The Braves hold a .314 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .296 which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 25th in baseball with 7.71 hits per contest. Nick Markakis comes into this matchup batting .242 and he has an OBP of .345. 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 .251 and he has an OBP of .338. 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 54 times. The Braves as a unit have 393 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 151 times this year and they have struck out 400 times. They've had 358 men left on base and have an OPS of .610. They score 3.16 runs per game and have totaled 161 runs so far this season.
San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 26-27-1 against the over/under so far this season
The San Francisco Giants are 26-28-0 against the run line so far this season
Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves are 23-22-6 against the over/under so far this season
The Atlanta Braves are 21-30-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
San Francisco Giants
05/31/16 3B Matt Duffy Wrist "?" Wednesday 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 Giants
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