Wednesday, August 10, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Jeff Samardzija vs. David Phelps
The San Francisco Giants visit Marlins Park on Wednesday to play the Miami Marlins. The probable starters are Jeff Samardzija for the Giants and David Phelps for the Marlins. The opening line for this matchup has San Francisco at +122 and Miami at -132. The over/under was set at 8.5. The Giants have a 53-56-3 over/under record and a 52-60-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 46% of the time. The Marlins are 57-55-0 against the run line and have a 59-51-2 over/under record. They cover the spread 51% of the time.
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The Giants head into this matchup with a 64-48 record, including 32-27 on the road. Starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija has a 9-8 record with an earned run average of 4.40 and a WHIP of 1.23. He has 104 strikeouts over his 141 innings pitched and he has given up 138 hits so far this season. He has allowed 8.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.38. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 3.69 and they have given up 301 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .242 against the bullpen while being struck out 276 times and walking 111 times this season. As a team, San Francisco has allowed 8.32 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.85 batters per nine. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.69. The Giants pitchers have collectively given up 937 base hits and 415 earned runs. They have allowed 116 home runs this season and they allow 1.1 homers per nine innings as a staff. San Francisco as a pitching staff has walked 295 batters and struck out 884. They walk 2.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.22 and their FIP as a unit is 3.85.
As a team, San Francisco is batting .260, good for 11th in the league while putting together a .257 average away from home. The Giants hold a .399 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .333 which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 11th in baseball with 8.96 hits per game. Buster Posey comes into this game hitting .291 and his on-base percentage is at .365. He has 108 hits this season along with 62 runs scored and 54 runs batted in. He's struck out 46 times and has walked 44 times. Brandon Belt is hitting .283 and he has an on-base percentage of .396. He has totaled 108 hits so far while scoring 55 runs and he's driven in 57. He has walked 71 times and has struck out 98 times. The Giants have 1,003 hits, including 188 doubles and 93 home runs. They've stolen 58 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 26 times. San Francisco has walked 408 times this season and they've struck out 772 times as a unit. They've left 829 men on base and have a team OPS of .733. They score 4.5 runs per contest and have scored a total of 504 runs so far this year.
Miami comes into this matchup with a 29-25 home record and a 59-53 overall mark. With an earned run average of 2.45, David Phelps has a 5-5 record and a 1.14 WHIP. He has 73 strikeouts over the 58.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 44 hits. He has allowed 6.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.76. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.84 and they have given up 329 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .232 against the Marlins bullpen while being struck out 396 times and walking 176 times this season. As a team, Miami has allowed 8.46 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.75 batters per nine. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 4.03. The Marlins pitchers as a team have surrendered 941 base knocks and 448 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 104 home runs this year and they give up 0.9 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Miami as a staff has walked 402 hitters and struck out 973. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.34 while their FIP as a staff is 3.89.
As a team, they are batting .273, good for 2nd in the league while putting together a .259 average at home. The Marlins hold a .411 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .331 which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 2nd in baseball with 9.52 hits per contest. Martin Prado comes into this matchup batting .325 and he has an OBP of .378. He has 136 hits this year along with 53 runs scored and 50 RBI. He's struck out 49 times and has walked on 36 occasions. Marcell Ozuna is hitting .287 and he has an OBP of .344. He has collected 117 hits so far while he's scored 60 runs and drove in 58. He has earned a walk 34 times and has punched out 89 times. The Marlins as a unit have 1,066 base hits, including 198 doubles and 94 homers. They have 40 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 16 times. Miami as a team has walked 317 times this year and they have struck out 848 times. They've had 833 men left on base and have an OPS of .742. They score 4.33 runs per game and have totaled 485 runs so far this season.
San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 53-56-3 against the over/under so far this season
The San Francisco Giants are 52-60-0 against the run line so far this season
Miami Marlins Betting Trends
The Miami Marlins are 59-51-2 against the over/under so far this season
The Miami Marlins are 57-55-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
San Francisco Giants
08/09/16 C Buster Posey Finger probable Tuesday vs. Miami Marlins
08/02/16 RF Mac Williamson Shoulder 15-day DL (8/1)
07/29/16 P Josh Osich Forearm 15-day DL (7/24)
07/07/16 P Cory Gearrin Shoulder 15-day DL (7/6)
06/30/16 P Christopher Heston Oblique 60-day DL (6/29)
06/11/16 2B Kelby Tomlinson Thumb 15-day DL (6/9)
08/09/16 P A.J. Ramos Finger "?" Tuesday vs. San Francisco Giants
08/09/16 LF Christian Yelich Ankle "?" Tuesday vs. San Francisco Giants
07/25/16 P Wei-Yin Chen Elbow 15-day DL (7/21)
07/06/16 1B Justin Bour Ankle 15-day DL (7/3)
07/01/16 P Bryan Morris Back 60-day DL (5/25)
05/15/16 P Kendry Flores Shoulder 15-day DL (5/15)
04/04/16 P Raudel Lazo Shoulder 15-day DL (3/25)
Tony's Pick: Take the Giants
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