Tuesday, September 6, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Jeff Samardzija vs. Tyler Anderson
The San Francisco Giants visit Coors Field on Tuesday to play the Colorado Rockies. The probable starters are Jeff Samardzija for the Giants and Tyler Anderson for the Rockies. The opening line for this matchup has San Francisco at -103 and Colorado at -107. The over/under was set at 11.5. The Giants have a 63-68-5 over/under record and a 65-71-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 48% of the time. The Rockies are 74-62-0 against the run line and have a 65-67-4 over/under record. They cover the spread 54% of the time.
The Giants head into this matchup with a 73-63 record, including 35-33 on the road. Starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija has a 11-9 record with an earned run average of 4.06 and a WHIP of 1.23. He has 128 strikeouts over his 170.2 innings pitched and he has given up 162 hits so far this season. He has allowed 8.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.17. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 3.68 and they have given up 371 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .243 against the bullpen while being struck out 343 times and walking 145 times this season. As a team, San Francisco has allowed 8.29 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.92 batters per nine. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 3.70. The Giants pitchers have collectively given up 1,130 base hits and 504 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 379 batters and struck out 1,081. 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 3.85.
As a team, San Francisco is batting .257, good for 13th in the league while putting together a .245 average away from home. The Giants hold a .398 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .329 which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 12th in baseball with 8.83 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 97 times and has walked 47 times. Buster Posey is hitting .287 and he has an on-base percentage of .366. He has totaled 127 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 1,201 hits, including 238 doubles and 111 home runs. They've stolen 69 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 30 times. San Francisco has walked 485 times this season and they've struck out 931 times as a unit. They've left 996 men on base and have a team OPS of .728. They score 4.43 runs per contest and have scored a total of 603 runs so far this year.
Colorado comes into this matchup with a 35-34 home record and a 65-71 overall mark. With an earned run average of 3.43, Tyler Anderson has a 5-5 record and a 1.21 WHIP. He has 82 strikeouts over the 89.1 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 86 hits. He has allowed 8.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.57. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 5.07 and they have given up 472 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .268 against the Rockies bullpen while being struck out 393 times and walking 167 times this season. As a team, Colorado has allowed 9.56 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.47 batters per nine. They are 28th in the league in team earned run average at 4.92. The Rockies pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,275 base knocks and 656 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 145 home runs this year and they give up 1.1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Colorado as a staff has walked 456 hitters and struck out 998. 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 9.56 hits per contest. Nolan Arenado comes into this matchup batting .295 and he has an OBP of .364. He has 153 hits this year along with 101 runs scored and 117 RBI. He's struck out 79 times and has walked on 59 occasions. Carlos Gonzalez is hitting .300 and he has an OBP of .352. 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 106 times. The Rockies as a unit have 1,301 base hits, including 269 doubles and 175 homers. They have 60 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 33 times. Colorado as a team has walked 436 times this year and they have struck out 1,105 times. They've had 922 men left on base and have an OPS of .801. They score 5.38 runs per game and have totaled 732 runs so far this season.
San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 63-68-5 against the over/under so far this season
The San Francisco Giants are 65-71-0 against the run line so far this season
Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Colorado Rockies are 65-67-4 against the over/under so far this season
The Colorado Rockies are 74-62-0 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)
09/04/16 CF Charlie Blackmon Back "?" Monday vs. San Francisco Giants
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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