Monday, September 5, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Matt Moore vs. Chad Bettis
The San Francisco Giants visit Coors Field on Monday to play the Colorado Rockies. The probable starters are Matt Moore for the Giants and Chad Bettis for the Rockies. The opening line for this matchup has San Francisco at -105 and Colorado at -105. The over/under was set at 12. The Giants have a 63-67-5 over/under record and a 64-71-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 47% of the time. The Rockies are 74-61-0 against the run line and have a 64-67-4 over/under record. They cover the spread 55% of the time.
The Giants head into this matchup with a 73-62 record, including 35-32 on the road. Starting pitcher Matt Moore has a 9-10 record with an earned run average of 3.88 and a WHIP of 1.25. He has 145 strikeouts over his 167 innings pitched and he has given up 148 hits so far this season. He has allowed 8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.31. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 3.68 and they have given up 366 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .243 against the bullpen while being struck out 340 times and walking 142 times this season. As a team, San Francisco has allowed 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.94 batters per nine. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 3.72. The Giants pitchers have collectively given up 1,120 base hits and 501 earned runs. They have allowed 136 home runs this season and they allow 1.1 homers per nine innings as a staff. San Francisco as a pitching staff has walked 375 batters and struck out 1,073. They walk 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.23 and their FIP as a unit is 3.86.
As a team, San Francisco is batting .258, good for 11th in the league while putting together a .247 average away from home. The Giants hold a .401 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .330 which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 12th in baseball with 8.87 hits per game. Brandon Crawford comes into this game hitting .273 and his on-base percentage is at .338. He has 129 hits this season along with 57 runs scored and 77 runs batted in. He's struck out 96 times and has walked 47 times. Buster Posey is hitting .289 and he has an on-base percentage of .368. He has totaled 126 hits so far while scoring 72 runs and he's driven in 62. He has walked 55 times and has struck out 55 times. The Giants have 1,197 hits, including 237 doubles and 111 home runs. They've stolen 67 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 29 times. San Francisco has walked 482 times this season and they've struck out 916 times as a unit. They've left 989 men on base and have a team OPS of .732. They score 4.45 runs per contest and have scored a total of 601 runs so far this year.
Colorado comes into this matchup with a 35-33 home record and a 65-70 overall mark. With an earned run average of 5.17, Chad Bettis has a 11-7 record and a 1.48 WHIP. He has 115 strikeouts over the 153.1 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 177 hits. He has allowed 10.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.44. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 5.03 and they have given up 469 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .267 against the Rockies bullpen while being struck out 389 times and walking 166 times this season. As a team, Colorado has allowed 9.55 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.48 batters per nine. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 4.90. The Rockies pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,265 base knocks and 648 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 144 home runs this year and they give up 1.1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Colorado as a staff has walked 454 hitters and struck out 991. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.44 while their FIP as a staff is 4.33.
As a team, they are batting .276, good for 2nd in the league while putting together a .305 average at home. The Rockies hold a .461 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .340 which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 2nd in baseball with 9.55 hits per contest. Nolan Arenado comes into this matchup batting .293 and he has an OBP of .363. He has 151 hits this year along with 100 runs scored and 117 RBI. He's struck out 78 times and has walked on 59 occasions. Carlos Gonzalez is hitting .303 and he has an OBP of .356. He has collected 146 hits so far while he's scored 78 runs and drove in 84. He has earned a walk 40 times and has punched out 105 times. The Rockies as a unit have 1,290 base hits, including 268 doubles and 174 homers. They have 59 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 33 times. Colorado as a team has walked 434 times this year and they have struck out 1,093 times. They've had 915 men left on base and have an OPS of .802. They score 5.39 runs per game and have totaled 727 runs so far this season.
San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 63-67-5 against the over/under so far this season
The San Francisco Giants are 64-71-0 against the run line so far this season
Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Colorado Rockies are 64-67-4 against the over/under so far this season
The Colorado Rockies are 74-61-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
San Francisco Giants
09/03/16 P Ray Black Elbow 60-day DL
08/29/16 P Derek Law Elbow 15-day DL (8/28)
08/27/16 P Jake Peavy Back 15-day DL (8/21)
08/23/16 LF Gregor Blanco Shoulder 15-day DL (8/22)
07/07/16 P Cory Gearrin Shoulder 15-day DL (7/6)
06/30/16 P Christopher Heston Oblique 60-day DL (6/29)
09/03/16 CF Charlie Blackmon Back "?" Sunday vs. Arizona Diamondbacks
08/02/16 SS Trevor Story Thumb 15-day DL (8/2), out for season
07/27/16 P Jason Motte Rotator Cuff 15-day DL (7/26)
04/04/16 P Jairo Diaz Elbow 60-day DL (3/25), out for season
Guy's Pick: Take the Giants
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