Monday, August 8, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Johnny Cueto vs. Jose Fernandez
The San Francisco Giants head to Marlins Park on Monday to take on the Miami Marlins. The probable pitchers are Johnny Cueto for the Giants and Jose Fernandez for the Marlins. The opening line for this game has San Francisco at +137 and Miami at -147. The over/under is 6.5. The Giants have a 52-55-3 over/under mark and a 51-59-0 run line record, meaning they cover 46% of the time. The Marlins are 56-54-0 against the run line and have a 57-51-2 over/under record. They cover the spread 51% of the time.
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The Giants head into this game with a 63-47 record, and they are 31-26 on the road. Starting pitcher Johnny Cueto has a 13-3 record with an ERA of 2.73 and a WHIP of 1.07. He has 141 strikeouts during his 155 innings pitched and he has given up 134 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 7.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.87. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 3.77 and they have allowed 295 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .243 against the pen while they've been struck out 269 times and walked 110 times this year. As a unit, San Francisco has given up 8.38 base hits per nine innings while striking out 7.85 hitters per nine. They are 5th in the Majors in team earned run average at 3.71. The Giants pitchers have collectively given up 922 base hits and 407 earned runs. They have allowed 113 home runs this season and they allow 1.1 homers per nine innings as a staff. San Francisco as a pitching staff has walked 291 batters and struck out 865. They walk 2.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.9 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 hitting .260, good for 11th in the league while putting together a .257 average on the road. The Giants have a .402 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .332 which is good for 4th in the league. They rank 11th in baseball with 8.91 hits per contest. Buster Posey comes into this game hitting .291 and his on-base percentage is at .363. He has 105 hits this season along with 61 runs scored and 52 runs batted in. He's struck out 45 times and has walked 42 times. Brandon Belt is hitting .287 and he has an on-base percentage of .397. He has totaled 107 hits so far while scoring 53 runs and he's driven in 55. He has walked 68 times and has struck out 92 times. The Giants have 980 hits, including 184 doubles and 93 home runs. They've stolen 56 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 24 times. San Francisco has walked 394 times this season and they've struck out 752 times as a unit. They've left 802 men on base and have a team OPS of .733. They score 4.51 runs per contest and have scored a total of 496 runs so far this year.
Miami comes into this game with a 29-24 home mark and a 58-52 overall record. With an ERA of 2.87, Jose Fernandez has a 12-6 record and a 1.08 WHIP. He has 192 strikeouts over the 131.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 103 hits. He has allowed 7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.21. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.77 and they have given up 315 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .230 against the Marlins bullpen while being struck out 386 times and walking 167 times this season. As a team, Miami has allowed 8.41 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.79 batters per nine. They are 10th in the league in team earned run average at 3.98. The Marlins pitchers as a team have surrendered 914 base knocks and 433 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 102 home runs this year and they give up 0.9 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Miami as a staff has walked 387 hitters and struck out 955. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.33 while their FIP as a staff is 3.88.
As a team, they are batting .272, good for 2nd in the league while putting together a .259 average at home. The Marlins hold a .409 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .331 which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 2nd in baseball with 9.42 hits per contest. Martin Prado comes into this matchup batting .318 and he has an OBP of .372. He has 131 hits this year along with 48 runs scored and 46 RBI. He's struck out 49 times and has walked on 35 occasions. Marcell Ozuna is hitting .292 and he has an OBP of .347. 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 86 times. The Marlins as a unit have 1,036 base hits, including 192 doubles and 91 homers. They have 38 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 15 times. Miami as a team has walked 312 times this year and they have struck out 827 times. They've had 818 men left on base and have an OPS of .739. They score 4.25 runs per game and have totaled 468 runs so far this season.
San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 52-55-3 against the over/under so far this season
The San Francisco Giants are 51-59-0 against the run line so far this season
Miami Marlins Betting Trends
The Miami Marlins are 57-51-2 against the over/under so far this season
The Miami Marlins are 56-54-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
San Francisco Giants
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)
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)
Josh's Pick: Take the Marlins
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