Monday, September 19, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Madison Bumgarner vs. Clayton Kershaw
The San Francisco Giants visit Dodger Stadium on Monday 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 +150 and Los Angeles at -170. The over/under was set at 6. The Giants have a 68-75-5 over/under record and a 70-78-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 47% of the time. The Dodgers are 69-79-0 against the run line and have a 64-74-10 over/under record. They cover the spread 47% of the time.
The Giants head into this matchup with a 79-69 record, including 39-35 on the road. Starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner has a 14-9 record with an earned run average of 2.66 and a WHIP of 1.05. He has 231 strikeouts over his 206.1 innings pitched and he has given up 165 hits so far this season. He has allowed 7.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.19. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 3.64 and they have given up 395 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .238 against the bullpen while being struck out 375 times and walking 160 times this season. As a team, San Francisco has allowed 8.24 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.93 batters per nine. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.70. The Giants pitchers have collectively given up 1,224 base hits and 549 earned runs. They have allowed 150 home runs this season and they allow 1.1 homers per nine innings as a staff. San Francisco as a pitching staff has walked 417 batters and struck out 1,178. 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 3.87.
As a team, San Francisco is batting .258, good for 13th in the league while putting together a .248 average away from home. The Giants hold a .398 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .330 which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 12th in baseball with 8.86 hits per game. Buster Posey comes into this game hitting .292 and his on-base percentage is at .364. He has 143 hits this season along with 78 runs scored and 68 runs batted in. He's struck out 60 times and has walked 57 times. Brandon Crawford is hitting .266 and he has an on-base percentage of .334. He has totaled 138 hits so far while scoring 62 runs and he's driven in 80. He has walked 53 times and has struck out 106 times. The Giants have 1,312 hits, including 258 doubles and 121 home runs. They've stolen 73 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 32 times. San Francisco has walked 527 times this season and they've struck out 1,010 times as a unit. They've left 1,083 men on base and have a team OPS of .728. They score 4.43 runs per contest and have scored a total of 655 runs so far this year.
Los Angeles comes into this matchup with a 47-27 home record and a 84-64 overall mark. With an earned run average of 1.81, Clayton Kershaw has a 11-3 record and a 0.73 WHIP. He has 155 strikeouts over the 129 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 85 hits. He has allowed 5.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 1.7. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.29 and they have given up 414 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .211 against the Dodgers bullpen while being struck out 564 times and walking 184 times this season. As a team, Los Angeles has allowed 9.48 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.24 batters per nine. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.45. The Dodgers pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,136 base knocks and 544 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 150 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 426 hitters and struck out 1,383. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.18 while their FIP as a staff is 3.60.
As a team, they are batting .261, good for 8th in the league while putting together a .255 average at home. The Dodgers hold a .406 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322 which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 15th in baseball with 8.76 hits per contest. Adrian Gonzalez comes into this matchup batting .285 and he has an OBP of .349. He has 151 hits this year along with 64 runs scored and 79 RBI. He's struck out 112 times and has walked on 51 occasions. Corey Seager is hitting .316 and he has an OBP of .375. He has collected 181 hits so far while he's scored 98 runs and drove in 69. He has earned a walk 51 times and has punched out 119 times. The Dodgers as a unit have 1,251 base hits, including 247 doubles and 176 homers. They have 41 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 23 times. Los Angeles as a team has walked 476 times this year and they have struck out 1,201 times. They've had 1,007 men left on base and have an OPS of .728. They score 4.43 runs per game and have totaled 656 runs so far this season.
San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 68-75-5 against the over/under so far this season
The San Francisco Giants are 70-78-0 against the run line so far this season
Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 64-74-10 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 69-79-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
San Francisco Giants
09/17/16 C Buster Posey Rest is not expected to be in the starting lineup Sunday vs. St. Louis Cardinals
09/06/16 P Ray Black Elbow 60-day DL (9/3)
07/07/16 P Cory Gearrin Shoulder 15-day DL (7/6)
06/30/16 P Christopher Heston Oblique 60-day DL (6/29)
Los Angeles Dodgers
09/10/16 P Carlos Frias Oblique 60-day DL (9/9)
08/24/16 P Brett Anderson Finger 15-day DL (8/21)
08/24/16 P Scott Kazmir Neck 15-day DL (8/23)
08/14/16 P Brandon McCarthy Hip 15-day DL (8/14)
08/10/16 LF Scott Van Slyke Wrist 60-day DL (8/8)
07/21/16 P Chris Hatcher Oblique 60-day DL (7/20)
07/19/16 P Hyun-Jin Ryu Elbow 15-day DL (7/9)
07/16/16 LF Trayce Thompson Back 60-day DL (7/10)
05/31/16 P Alex Wood Tricep 60-day DL (5/31)
05/24/16 P Chin-Hui Tsao Tricep 60-day DL (5/22)
04/23/16 P Yimi Garcia Bicep 60-day DL (4/23)
Guy's Pick: Take the Giants
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