Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Great American Ball Park
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Probable Pitchers: Jake Peavy vs. Dan Straily
The San Francisco Giants visit Great American Ball Park on Wednesday to play the Cincinnati Reds. The probable starters are Jake Peavy for the Giants and Dan Straily for the Reds. The opening line for this matchup has San Francisco at -135 and Cincinnati at +125. The over/under was set at 8.5. The Giants have a 17-10-0 over/under record and a 13-14-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 48% of the time. The Reds are 10-16-0 against the run line and have a 15-9-2 over/under record. They cover the spread 39% of the time.
The Giants head into this matchup with a 14-13 record, including 6-7 on the road. Starting pitcher Jake Peavy has a 1-2 record with an earned run average of 8.61 and a WHIP of 2.00. He has 17 strikeouts over his 23 innings pitched and he has given up 39 hits so far this season. He has allowed 15.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.77. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 4.20 and they have given up 78 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .257 against the bullpen while being struck out 66 times and walking 28 times this season. As a team, San Francisco has allowed 9.71 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.1 batters per nine. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.61. The Giants pitchers have collectively given up 259 base hits and 123 earned runs. They have allowed 24 home runs this season and they allow 0.9 homers per nine innings as a staff. San Francisco as a pitching staff has walked 74 batters and struck out 216. They walk 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.39 and their FIP as a unit is 3.60.
As a team, San Francisco is batting .270, good for 7th in the league while putting together a .253 average away from home. The Giants hold a .429 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .347 which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 8th in baseball with 9.19 hits per game. Buster Posey comes into this game hitting .294 and his on-base percentage is at .358. He has 25 hits this season along with 13 runs scored and 8 runs batted in. He's struck out 11 times and has walked 9 times. Brandon Belt is hitting .310 and he has an on-base percentage of .431. He has totaled 27 hits so far while scoring 15 runs and he's driven in 19. He has walked 20 times and has struck out 16 times. The Giants have 248 hits, including 38 doubles and 28 home runs. They've stolen 12 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 7 times. San Francisco has walked 109 times this season and they've struck out 170 times as a unit. They've left 193 men on base and have a team OPS of .776. They score 5.15 runs per contest and have scored a total of 139 runs so far this year.
Cincinnati comes into this matchup with a 8-6 home record and a 10-16 overall mark. With an earned run average of 3.38, Dan Straily has a 0-1 record and a 1.08 WHIP. He has 22 strikeouts over the 24 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 14 hits. He has allowed 5.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.62. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 6.54 and they have given up 99 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .263 against the Reds bullpen while being struck out 79 times and walking 54 times this season. As a team, Cincinnati has allowed 9.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.45 batters per nine. They are 29th in the league in team earned run average at 5.50. The Reds pitchers as a team have surrendered 231 base knocks and 138 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 46 home runs this year and they give up 1.8 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Cincinnati as a staff has walked 119 hitters and struck out 187. They give up a walk 4.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.55 while their FIP as a staff is 5.83.
As a team, they are batting .236, good for 21st in the league while putting together a .237 average at home. The Reds hold a .377 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .291 which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 26th in baseball with 7.62 hits per contest. Joey Votto comes into this matchup batting .231 and he has an OBP of .327. He has 21 hits this year along with 8 runs scored and 15 RBI. He's struck out 26 times and has walked on 13 occasions. Jay Bruce is hitting .256 and he has an OBP of .319. He has collected 21 hits so far while he's scored 10 runs and drove in 18. He has earned a walk 6 times and has punched out 20 times. The Reds as a unit have 198 base hits, including 49 doubles and 20 homers. They have 20 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 8 times. Cincinnati as a team has walked 63 times this year and they have struck out 201 times. They've had 140 men left on base and have an OPS of .669. They score 3.81 runs per game and have totaled 99 runs so far this season.
San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 17-10-0 against the over/under so far this season
The San Francisco Giants are 13-14-0 against the run line so far this season
Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Reds are 15-9-2 against the over/under so far this season
The Cincinnati Reds are 10-16-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
San Francisco Giants
05/02/16 2B Joe Panik Groin "?" Tuesday vs. Cincinnati Reds
05/02/16 CF Angel Pagan Hamstring doubtful series vs. Cincinnati Reds
04/22/16 SS Ehire Adrianza Foot 60-day DL (4/15)
04/19/16 P George Kontos Elbow 15-day DL (4/18)
04/15/16 P Sergio Romo Elbow 15-day DL (4/11)
05/03/16 P Brandon Finnegan Hamstring "?" for next scheduled start
05/02/16 C Devin Mesoraco Shoulder 15-day DL (5/1)
05/02/16 P Jon Moscot Shoulder is upgraded to probable next start
05/02/16 SS Zack Cozart Knee "?" Tuesday vs. San Francisco Giants
05/01/16 P Raisel Iglesias Shoulder 15-day DL (4/26)
04/10/16 CF Yorman Rodriguez Hamstring 15-day DL (3/27)
04/04/16 P Anthony DeSclafa Oblique 15-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Homer Bailey Elbow 15-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 C Kyle Skipworth Ankle 60-day DL (3/31)
04/03/16 P John Lamb Back 15-day DL (3/25)
03/31/16 P Michael Lorenzen Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
Guy's Pick: Take the Reds
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