Monday, June 20, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Madison Bumgarner vs. Jeff Locke
The San Francisco Giants head to PNC Park on Monday to take on the Pittsburgh Pirates. The probable pitchers are Madison Bumgarner for the Giants and Jeff Locke for the Pirates. The opening line for this game has San Francisco at -185 and Pittsburgh at +175. The over/under is 7. The Giants have a 34-34-1 over/under mark and a 35-34-0 run line record, meaning they cover 51% of the time. The Pirates are 31-37-0 against the run line and have a 41-26-1 over/under record. They cover the spread 46% of the time.
The Giants head into this game with a 43-26 record, and they are 21-13 on the road. Starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner has a 8-2 record with an ERA of 1.91 and a WHIP of 1.03. He has 107 strikeouts during his 94 innings pitched and he has given up 71 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 6.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.92. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 3.85 and they have allowed 181 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .244 against the pen while they've been struck out 157 times and walked 63 times this year. As a unit, San Francisco has given up 8.35 base hits per nine innings while striking out 7.63 hitters per nine. They are 5th in the Majors in team earned run average at 3.46. The Giants pitchers have collectively given up 580 base hits and 239 earned runs. They have allowed 60 home runs this season and they allow 0.9 homers per nine innings as a staff. San Francisco as a pitching staff has walked 173 batters and struck out 530. They walk 2.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.21 and their FIP as a unit is 3.62.
As a team, San Francisco is hitting .256, good for 13th in the league while putting together a .252 average on the road. The Giants have a .396 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .331 which is good for 6th in the league. They rank 13th in baseball with 8.7 hits per contest. Brandon Belt comes into this game hitting .300 and his on-base percentage is at .413. He has 67 hits this season along with 33 runs scored and 34 runs batted in. He's struck out 44 times and has walked 43 times. Hunter Pence is hitting .298 and he has an on-base percentage of .375. He has totaled 54 hits so far while scoring 27 runs and he's driven in 36. He has walked 23 times and has struck out 39 times. The Giants have 600 hits, including 109 doubles and 58 home runs. They've stolen 41 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 18 times. San Francisco has walked 253 times this season and they've struck out 458 times as a unit. They've left 494 men on base and have a team OPS of .726. They score 4.48 runs per contest and have scored a total of 309 runs so far this year.
Pittsburgh comes into this game with a 18-15 home mark and a 33-35 overall record. With an ERA of 5.92, Jeff Locke has a 5-5 record and a 1.49 WHIP. He has 40 strikeouts over the 76 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 85 hits. He has allowed 10.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.28. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.05 and they have given up 218 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .249 against the Pirates bullpen while being struck out 185 times and walking 105 times this season. As a team, Pittsburgh has allowed 9.05 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.23 batters per nine. They are 20th in the league in team earned run average at 4.36. The Pirates pitchers as a team have surrendered 615 base knocks and 296 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 83 home runs this year and they give up 1.2 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Pittsburgh as a staff has walked 256 hitters and struck out 491. They give up a walk 3.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.43 while their FIP as a staff is 4.69.
As a team, they are batting .267, good for 6th in the league while putting together a .284 average at home. The Pirates hold a .412 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .342 which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 6th in baseball with 9.29 hits per contest. Starling Marte comes into this matchup batting .332 and he has an OBP of .374. He has 80 hits this year along with 35 runs scored and 25 RBI. He's struck out 56 times and has walked on 7 occasions. Gregory Polanco is hitting .288 and he has an OBP of .372. He has collected 69 hits so far while he's scored 44 runs and drove in 39. He has earned a walk 34 times and has punched out 54 times. The Pirates as a unit have 632 base hits, including 127 doubles and 62 homers. They have 48 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 18 times. Pittsburgh as a team has walked 233 times this year and they have struck out 560 times. They've had 524 men left on base and have an OPS of .754. They score 4.6 runs per game and have totaled 313 runs so far this season.
San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 34-34-1 against the over/under so far this season
The San Francisco Giants are 35-34-0 against the run line so far this season
Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 41-26-1 against the over/under so far this season
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 31-37-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
San Francisco Giants
06/17/16 P Santiago Casilla Personal out indefinitely
06/15/16 P Matt Cain Hamstring 15-day DL (6/14)
06/11/16 2B Kelby Tomlinson Thumb 15-day DL (6/9)
06/01/16 RF Hunter Pence Hamstring 15-day DL (6/2)
04/22/16 SS Ehire Adrianza Foot 60-day DL (4/15)
04/15/16 P Sergio Romo Elbow 60-day DL (4/11)
06/18/16 LF Starling Marte Facial "?" Sunday vs. Chicago Cubs
06/14/16 P Gerrit Cole Tricep 15-day DL (6/9)
06/11/16 C Francisco Cervelli Hand 15-day DL (6/10)
05/24/16 P Ryan Vogelsong Eye 60-day DL (5/24)
03/31/16 C Elias Diaz Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
Tony's Pick: Take the Pirates
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