Tuesday, July 19, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Jake Peavy vs. Rick Porcello
The San Francisco Giants visit Fenway Park on Tuesday to play the Boston Red Sox. The probable starters are Jake Peavy for the Giants and Rick Porcello for the Red Sox. The opening line for this matchup has San Francisco at +150 and Boston at -160. The over/under was set at 10.5. The Giants have a 47-44-2 over/under record and a 47-46-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 51% of the time. The Red Sox are 46-44-0 against the run line and have a 47-38-5 over/under record. They cover the spread 51% of the time.
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The Giants head into this matchup with a 57-36 record, including 28-19 on the road. Starting pitcher Jake Peavy has a 5-7 record with an earned run average of 5.09 and a WHIP of 1.45. He has 72 strikeouts over his 93.2 innings pitched and he has given up 107 hits so far this season. He has allowed 10.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 3.91 and they have given up 247 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .247 against the bullpen while being struck out 222 times and walking 92 times this season. As a team, San Francisco has allowed 8.37 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.82 batters per nine. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.62. The Giants pitchers have collectively given up 779 base hits and 336 earned runs. They have allowed 88 home runs this season and they allow 0.9 homers per nine innings as a staff. San Francisco as a pitching staff has walked 240 batters and struck out 728. They walk 2.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.22 and their FIP as a unit is 3.74.
As a team, San Francisco is batting .261, good for 11th in the league while putting together a .257 average away from home. The Giants hold a .405 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .334 which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 14th in baseball with 8.92 hits per game. Brandon Belt comes into this game hitting .290 and his on-base percentage is at .395. He has 92 hits this season along with 46 runs scored and 47 runs batted in. He's struck out 73 times and has walked 55 times. Buster Posey is hitting .289 and he has an on-base percentage of .360. He has totaled 88 hits so far while scoring 53 runs and he's driven in 44. He has walked 34 times and has struck out 39 times. The Giants have 830 hits, including 161 doubles and 80 home runs. They've stolen 49 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 21 times. San Francisco has walked 333 times this season and they've struck out 619 times as a unit. They've left 667 men on base and have a team OPS of .739. They score 4.67 runs per contest and have scored a total of 434 runs so far this year.
Boston comes into this matchup with a 30-20 home record and a 51-39 overall mark. With an earned run average of 3.66, Rick Porcello has a 11-2 record and a 1.17 WHIP. He has 97 strikeouts over the 113 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 111 hits. He has allowed 8.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.85. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.81 and they have given up 238 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .229 against the Red Sox bullpen while being struck out 304 times and walking 108 times this season. As a team, Boston has allowed 8.71 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.49 batters per nine. They are 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.38. The Red Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 778 base knocks and 391 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 107 home runs this year and they give up 1.2 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Boston as a staff has walked 287 hitters and struck out 758. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.33 while their FIP as a staff is 4.24.
As a team, they are batting .289, good for 1st in the league while putting together a .303 average at home. The Red Sox hold a .471 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .357 which is good for 1st in baseball. They rank 1st in baseball with 10.27 hits per contest. Xander Bogaerts comes into this matchup batting .319 and he has an OBP of .377. He has 118 hits this year along with 66 runs scored and 59 RBI. He's struck out 60 times and has walked on 34 occasions. Mookie Betts is hitting .302 and he has an OBP of .342. He has collected 120 hits so far while he's scored 75 runs and drove in 59. He has earned a walk 25 times and has punched out 58 times. The Red Sox as a unit have 924 base hits, including 217 doubles and 108 homers. They have 59 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 10 times. Boston as a team has walked 319 times this year and they have struck out 640 times. They've had 679 men left on base and have an OPS of .827. They score 5.57 runs per game and have totaled 501 runs so far this season.
San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 47-44-2 against the over/under so far this season
The San Francisco Giants are 47-46-0 against the run line so far this season
Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 47-38-5 against the over/under so far this season
The Boston Red Sox are 46-44-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
San Francisco Giants
07/07/16 P Cory Gearrin Shoulder 15-day DL (7/6)
06/30/16 P Christopher Heston Oblique 60-day DL (6/29)
06/29/16 2B Joe Panik Concussion 7-day DL (6/29)
06/21/16 3B Matt Duffy Achilles 15-day DL (6/19)
06/15/16 P Matt Cain Hamstring 15-day DL (6/14)
06/11/16 2B Kelby Tomlinson Thumb 15-day DL (6/9)
06/01/16 RF Hunter Pence Hamstring 15-day DL (6/2)
04/22/16 SS Ehire Adrianza Foot 60-day DL (4/15)
Boston Red Sox
07/15/16 P Junichi Tazawa Shoulder 15-day DL (7/4)
07/10/16 P Sean O'Sullivan Knee 15-day DL (7/10)
07/09/16 P Craig Kimbrel Knee 15-day DL (7/7)
06/24/16 LF Chris Young Hamstring 15-day DL (6/23)
06/17/16 2B Josh Rutledge Knee 60-day DL (6/15)
06/07/16 P Carson Smith Elbow 60-day DL (5/15)
06/06/16 C Blake Swihart Ankle 60-day DL (6/5)
05/03/16 3B Pablo Sandoval Shoulder 60-day DL (4/11); out for season
04/04/16 P Brandon Workman Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
Tony's Pick: Take the Giants
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