Wednesday, September 21, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Matt Moore vs. Kenta Maeda
The San Francisco Giants visit Dodger Stadium on Wednesday to play the Los Angeles Dodgers. The probable starters are Matt Moore for the Giants and Kenta Maeda for the Dodgers. The opening line for this matchup has San Francisco at +144 and Los Angeles at -154. The over/under was set at 7. The Giants have a 68-77-5 over/under record and a 71-79-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 47% of the time. The Dodgers are 71-79-0 against the run line and have a 64-76-10 over/under record. They cover the spread 47% of the time.
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The Giants head into this matchup with a 79-71 record, including 39-36 on the road. Starting pitcher Matt Moore has a 11-11 record with an earned run average of 4.06 and a WHIP of 1.31. He has 161 strikeouts over his 181.2 innings pitched and he has given up 168 hits so far this season. He has allowed 8.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.3. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 3.66 and they have given up 404 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .241 against the bullpen while being struck out 383 times and walking 160 times this season. As a team, San Francisco has allowed 8.24 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.96 batters per nine. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.69. The Giants pitchers have collectively given up 1,240 base hits and 555 earned runs. They have allowed 151 home runs this season and they allow 1.1 homers per nine innings as a staff. San Francisco as a pitching staff has walked 418 batters and struck out 1,198. They walk 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.22 and their FIP as a unit is 3.84.
As a team, San Francisco is batting .256, good for 14th in the league while putting together a .246 average away from home. The Giants hold a .395 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328 which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 13th in baseball with 8.8 hits per game. Brandon Crawford comes into this game hitting .267 and his on-base percentage is at .333. He has 140 hits this season along with 62 runs scored and 80 runs batted in. He's struck out 108 times and has walked 53 times. Buster Posey is hitting .291 and he has an on-base percentage of .364. He has totaled 144 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 1,320 hits, including 258 doubles and 121 home runs. They've stolen 74 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 32 times. San Francisco has walked 530 times this season and they've struck out 1,027 times as a unit. They've left 1,092 men on base and have a team OPS of .723. They score 4.37 runs per contest and have scored a total of 656 runs so far this year.
Los Angeles comes into this matchup with a 48-27 home record and a 85-65 overall mark. With an earned run average of 3.24, Kenta Maeda has a 15-9 record and a 1.10 WHIP. He has 165 strikeouts over the 164 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 135 hits. He has allowed 7.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.5. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.29 and they have given up 423 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .212 against the Dodgers bullpen while being struck out 576 times and walking 190 times this season. As a team, Los Angeles has allowed 9.46 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.27 batters per nine. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.41. The Dodgers pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,155 base knocks and 552 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 153 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 435 hitters and struck out 1,404. 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 3.61.
As a team, they are batting .260, good for 9th in the league while putting together a .256 average at home. The Dodgers hold a .405 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .321 which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 16th in baseball with 8.74 hits per contest. Corey Seager comes into this matchup batting .313 and he has an OBP of .372. He has 182 hits this year along with 99 runs scored and 69 RBI. He's struck out 125 times and has walked on 52 occasions. Adrian Gonzalez is hitting .285 and he has an OBP of .348. He has collected 153 hits so far while he's scored 64 runs and drove in 83. He has earned a walk 51 times and has punched out 113 times. The Dodgers as a unit have 1,268 base hits, including 253 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 1,226 times. They've had 1,021 men left on base and have an OPS of .727. They score 4.45 runs per game and have totaled 667 runs so far this season.
San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 68-77-5 against the over/under so far this season
The San Francisco Giants are 71-79-0 against the run line so far this season
Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 64-76-10 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 71-79-0 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)
Tony's Pick: Take the Giants
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