Friday, April 15, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Madison Bumgarner vs. Clayton Kershaw
The San Francisco Giants visit Dodger Stadium on Friday to play the Los Angeles Dodgers. The probable starters are Madison Bumgarner for the Giants and Clayton Kershaw for the Dodgers. The opening line for this matchup has San Francisco at +153 and Los Angeles at -163. The over/under was set at 6. The Giants have a 4-5-0 over/under record and a 5-4-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 56% of the time. The Dodgers are 4-5-0 against the run line and have a 3-6-0 over/under record. They cover the spread 44% of the time.
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The Giants head into this matchup with a 6-3 record, including 3-2 on the road. Starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner has a 1-0 record with an earned run average of 3.27 and a WHIP of 1.55. He has 14 strikeouts over his 11 innings pitched and he has given up 11 hits so far this season. He has allowed 9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.9. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 2.28 and they have given up 22 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .212 against the bullpen while being struck out 21 times and walking 11 times this season. As a team, San Francisco has allowed 10 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.67 batters per nine. They are 16th in the league in team earned run average at 3.89. The Giants pitchers have collectively given up 90 base hits and 35 earned runs. They have allowed 6 home runs this season and they allow 0.7 homers per nine innings as a staff. San Francisco as a pitching staff has walked 26 batters and struck out 69. They walk 2.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.43 and their FIP as a unit is 3.51.
As a team, San Francisco is batting .273, good for 9th in the league while putting together a .279 average away from home. The Giants hold a .510 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .331 which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 8th in baseball with 9.33 hits per game. Buster Posey comes into this game hitting .391 and his on-base percentage is at .444. He has 9 hits this season along with 3 runs scored and 5 runs batted in. He's struck out 1 time and has walked 3 times. Matt Duffy is hitting .194 and he has an on-base percentage of .237. He has totaled 7 hits so far while scoring 3 runs and he's driven in 7. He has walked 1 time and has struck out 4 times. The Giants have 84 hits, including 15 doubles and 18 home runs. They've stolen 4 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 2 times. San Francisco has walked 28 times this season and they've struck out 45 times as a unit. They've left 47 men on base and have a team OPS of .841. They score 6.22 runs per contest and have scored a total of 56 runs so far this year.
Los Angeles comes into this matchup with a 1-1 home record and a 5-4 overall mark. With an earned run average of 1.20, Clayton Kershaw has a 1-0 record and a 0.47 WHIP. He has 14 strikeouts over the 15 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 5 hits. He has allowed 3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.44. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 6.08 and they have given up 25 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .266 against the Dodgers bullpen while being struck out 23 times and walking 9 times this season. As a team, Los Angeles has allowed 7.89 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.78 batters per nine. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 3.67. The Dodgers pitchers as a team have surrendered 61 base knocks and 31 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 11 home runs this year and they give up 1.2 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 22 hitters and struck out 64. They give up a walk 2.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.04 while their FIP as a staff is 4.30.
As a team, they are batting .229, good for 21st in the league while putting together a .200 average at home. The Dodgers hold a .315 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .302 which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 20th in baseball with 7.44 hits per contest. Adrian Gonzalez comes into this matchup batting .389 and he has an OBP of .439. He has 14 hits this year along with 7 runs scored and 7 RBI. He's struck out 6 times and has walked on 4 occasions. Joc Pederson is hitting .286 and he has an OBP of .355. He has collected 8 hits so far while he's scored 6 runs and drove in 5. He has earned a walk 2 times and has punched out 12 times. The Dodgers as a unit have 92 base hits, including 24 doubles and 4 homers. They have 2 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 1 time. Los Angeles as a team has walked 19 times this year and they have struck out 71 times. They've had 69 men left on base and have an OPS of .741. They score 5.22 runs per game and have totaled 47 runs so far this season.
San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 4-5-0 against the over/under so far this season
The San Francisco Giants are 5-4-0 against the run line so far this season
Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 3-6-0 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 4-5-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
San Francisco Giants
04/13/16 C Buster Posey Foot "?" Thursday vs. Colorado Rockies
Los Angeles Dodgers
04/11/16 LF Scott Van Slyke Back 15-day DL (4/10)
04/09/16 LF Carl Crawford Back 15-day DL (4/9)
04/05/16 P Brandon McCarthy Elbow 60-day DL (2/19)
04/05/16 P Frankie Montas Ribs 60-day DL (2/20)
04/04/16 P Brett Anderson Back 60-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Josh Ravin Forearm 60-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Michael Bolsinge Oblique 15-day DL (3/25)
04/03/16 3B Alex Guerrero Knee 15-day DL (3/25)
04/01/16 P Hyun-Jin Ryu Shoulder 15-day DL (3/25)
03/31/16 LF Andre Ethier Leg 60-day DL (3/25)
Josh's Pick: Take the Dodgers
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