Saturday, April 16, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Johnny Cueto vs. Scott Kazmir
The San Francisco Giants visit Dodger Stadium on Saturday to play the Los Angeles Dodgers. The probable starters are Johnny Cueto for the Giants and Scott Kazmir for the Dodgers. The opening line for this matchup has San Francisco at +110 and Los Angeles at -120. The over/under was set at 6.5. The Giants have a 5-5-0 over/under record and a 5-5-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 50% 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.
The Giants head into this matchup with a 6-3 record, including 3-2 on the road. Starting pitcher Johnny Cueto has a 2-0 record with an earned run average of 4.50 and a WHIP of 1.29. He has 12 strikeouts over his 14 innings pitched and he has given up 16 hits so far this season. He has allowed 10.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.14. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 3.48 and they have given up 29 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .242 against the bullpen while being struck out 23 times and walking 14 times this season. As a team, San Francisco has allowed 10.42 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.89 batters per nine. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.65. The Giants pitchers have collectively given up 103 base hits and 46 earned runs. They have allowed 7 home runs this season and they allow 0.7 homers per nine innings as a staff. San Francisco as a pitching staff has walked 30 batters and struck out 78. They walk 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.49 and their FIP as a unit is 3.60.
As a team, San Francisco is batting .269, good for 10th in the league while putting together a .271 average away from home. The Giants hold a .494 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325 which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 9th in baseball with 9.3 hits per game. Buster Posey comes into this game hitting .333 and his on-base percentage is at .387. He has 9 hits this season along with 3 runs scored and 5 runs batted in. He's struck out 2 times and has walked 3 times. Matt Duffy is hitting .000 and he has an on-base percentage of .000. He has totaled 0 hits so far while scoring 0 runs and he's driven in 0. He has walked 0 times and has struck out 2 times. The Giants have 93 hits, including 17 doubles and 19 home runs. They've stolen 4 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 2 times. San Francisco has walked 30 times this season and they've struck out 52 times as a unit. They've left 54 men on base and have a team OPS of .820. They score 6.2 runs per contest and have scored a total of 62 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 5.40, Scott Kazmir has a 1-0 record and a 0.90 WHIP. He has 9 strikeouts over the 10 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 8 hits. He has allowed 7.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.91. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 5.40 and they have given up 26 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .250 against the Dodgers bullpen while being struck out 27 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 13th in the league in team earned run average at 3.67. The Dodgers pitchers as a team have surrendered 67 base knocks and 33 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 11 home runs this year and they give up 1.1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 23 hitters and struck out 73. They give up a walk 2.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.01 while their FIP as a staff is 4.06.
As a team, they are batting .229, good for 19th 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 16th in baseball. They rank 21st in baseball with 7.44 hits per contest. Adrian Gonzalez comes into this matchup batting .375 and he has an OBP of .422. He has 15 hits this year along with 7 runs scored and 8 RBI. He's struck out 7 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 100 base hits, including 25 doubles and 4 homers. They have 2 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 1 times. Los Angeles as a team has walked 24 times this year and they have struck out 77 times. They've had 74 men left on base and have an OPS of .737. They score 5.2 runs per game and have totaled 52 runs so far this season.
San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 5-5-0 against the over/under so far this season
The San Francisco Giants are 5-5-0 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
No key injuries to report
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)
Guy's Pick: Take the Giants
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