Tuesday, September 20, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Johnny Cueto vs. Rich Hill
The San Francisco Giants head to Dodger Stadium on Tuesday to take on the Los Angeles Dodgers. The probable pitchers are Johnny Cueto for the Giants and Rich Hill for the Dodgers. The opening line for this game has San Francisco at +143 and Los Angeles at -153. The over/under is 7. The Giants have a 68-76-5 over/under mark and a 70-79-0 run line record, meaning they cover 47% of the time. The Dodgers are 70-79-0 against the run line and have a 64-75-10 over/under record. They cover the spread 47% of the time.
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The Giants head into this game with a 79-70 record, and they are 39-35 on the road. Starting pitcher Johnny Cueto has a 16-5 record with an ERA of 2.86 and a WHIP of 1.06. He has 181 strikeouts during his 207.1 innings pitched and he has given up 178 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 7.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.06. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 3.63 and they have allowed 399 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .239 against the pen while they've been struck out 382 times and walked 160 times this year. As a unit, San Francisco has given up 8.25 base hits per nine innings while striking out 7.93 hitters per nine. They are 4th in the Majors in team earned run average at 3.70. The Giants pitchers have collectively given up 1,233 base hits and 552 earned runs. They have allowed 151 home runs this season and they allow 1 homers per nine innings as a staff. San Francisco as a pitching staff has walked 418 batters and struck out 1,187. 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 hitting .257, good for 14th in the league while putting together a .248 average on the road. The Giants have a .397 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .329 which is good for 6th in the league. They rank 12th in baseball with 8.84 hits per contest. Brandon Crawford comes into this game hitting .266 and his on-base percentage is at .333. He has 139 hits this season along with 62 runs scored and 80 runs batted in. He's struck out 107 times and has walked 53 times. Buster Posey is hitting .292 and he has an on-base percentage of .364. He has totaled 143 hits so far while scoring 78 runs and he's driven in 68. He has walked 57 times and has struck out 60 times. The Giants have 1,317 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 529 times this season and they've struck out 1,018 times as a unit. They've left 1,090 men on base and have a team OPS of .726. They score 4.4 runs per contest and have scored a total of 655 runs so far this year.
Los Angeles comes into this game with a 47-27 home mark and a 84-65 overall record. With an ERA of 2.06, Rich Hill has a 12-4 record and a 0.96 WHIP. He has 118 strikeouts over the 100.1 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 65 hits. He has allowed 5.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.34. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.31 and they have given up 423 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .212 against the Dodgers bullpen while being struck out 574 times and walking 190 times this season. As a team, Los Angeles has allowed 9.44 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.27 batters per nine. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.42. The Dodgers pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,152 base knocks and 552 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 153 home runs this year and they give up 1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 434 hitters and struck out 1,395. 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 3.63.
As a team, they are batting .261, good for 9th in the league while putting together a .256 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 8.77 hits per contest. Corey Seager comes into this matchup batting .313 and he has an OBP of .373. He has 181 hits this year along with 98 runs scored and 69 RBI. He's struck out 122 times and has walked on 52 occasions. Adrian Gonzalez is hitting .285 and he has an OBP of .349. He has collected 152 hits so far while he's scored 64 runs and drove in 82. He has earned a walk 51 times and has punched out 113 times. The Dodgers as a unit have 1,262 base hits, including 251 doubles and 177 homers. They have 42 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 23 times. Los Angeles as a team has walked 483 times this year and they have struck out 1,215 times. They've had 1,015 men left on base and have an OPS of .728. They score 4.46 runs per game and have totaled 665 runs so far this season.
San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 68-76-5 against the over/under so far this season
The San Francisco Giants are 70-79-0 against the run line so far this season
Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 64-75-10 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 70-79-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
San Francisco Giants
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 Dodgers
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