Thursday, May 19, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Jeff Samardzija vs. James Shields
The San Francisco Giants visit Petco Park on Thursday to play the San Diego Padres. The probable starters are Jeff Samardzija for the Giants and James Shields for the Padres. The opening line for this matchup has San Francisco at -140 and San Diego at +130. The over/under was set at 7. The Giants have a 21-20-0 over/under record and a 20-21-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 49% of the time. The Padres are 26-14-0 against the run line and have a 18-21-1 over/under record. They cover the spread 65% of the time.
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The Giants head into this matchup with a 23-18 record, including 12-8 on the road. Starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija has a 5-2 record with an earned run average of 2.88 and a WHIP of 1.12. He has 47 strikeouts over his 56.1 innings pitched and he has given up 50 hits so far this season. He has allowed 8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.06. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 4.01 and they have given up 114 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .259 against the bullpen while being struck out 91 times and walking 39 times this season. As a team, San Francisco has allowed 9.27 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.99 batters per nine. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 3.91. The Giants pitchers have collectively given up 384 base hits and 161 earned runs. They have allowed 35 home runs this season and they allow 0.8 homers per nine innings as a staff. San Francisco as a pitching staff has walked 106 batters and struck out 331. They walk 2.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.31 and their FIP as a unit is 3.50.
As a team, San Francisco is batting .262, good for 8th in the league while putting together a .256 average away from home. The Giants hold a .405 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .340 which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 7th in baseball with 9 hits per game. Buster Posey comes into this game hitting .273 and his on-base percentage is at .329. He has 36 hits this season along with 18 runs scored and 14 runs batted in. He's struck out 16 times and has walked 12 times. Brandon Belt is hitting .311 and he has an on-base percentage of .440. He has totaled 41 hits so far while scoring 20 runs and he's driven in 22. He has walked 31 times and has struck out 26 times. The Giants have 369 hits, including 63 doubles and 36 home runs. They've stolen 22 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 12 times. San Francisco has walked 164 times this season and they've struck out 261 times as a unit. They've left 303 men on base and have a team OPS of .746. They score 4.54 runs per contest and have scored a total of 186 runs so far this year.
San Diego comes into this matchup with a 8-12 home record and a 17-23 overall mark. With an earned run average of 3.12, James Shields has a 2-5 record and a 1.31 WHIP. He has 43 strikeouts over the 52 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 47 hits. He has allowed 8.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.23. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.32 and they have given up 131 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .250 against the Padres bullpen while being struck out 134 times and walking 64 times this season. As a team, San Diego has allowed 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.39 batters per nine. They are 16th in the league in team earned run average at 3.96. The Padres pitchers as a team have surrendered 341 base knocks and 157 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 38 home runs this year and they give up 1.1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. San Diego as a staff has walked 161 hitters and struck out 333. They give up a walk 4.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.41 while their FIP as a staff is 4.12.
As a team, they are batting .230, good for 30th in the league while putting together a .223 average at home. The Padres hold a .365 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .286 which is good for 30th in baseball. They rank 27th in baseball with 7.72 hits per contest. Wil Myers comes into this matchup batting .269 and he has an OBP of .297. He has 42 hits this year along with 22 runs scored and 17 RBI. He's struck out 41 times and has walked on 7 occasions. Jon Jay is hitting .280 and he has an OBP of .340. He has collected 40 hits so far while he's scored 15 runs and drove in 14. He has earned a walk 11 times and has punched out 35 times. The Padres as a unit have 309 base hits, including 63 doubles and 36 homers. They have 25 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 12 times. San Diego as a team has walked 99 times this year and they have struck out 373 times. They've had 245 men left on base and have an OPS of .652. They score 3.62 runs per game and have totaled 145 runs so far this season.
San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 21-20-0 against the over/under so far this season
The San Francisco Giants are 20-21-0 against the run line so far this season
San Diego Padres Betting Trends
The San Diego Padres are 18-21-1 against the over/under so far this season
The San Diego Padres are 26-14-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
San Francisco Giants
04/22/16 SS Ehire Adrianza Foot 60-day DL (4/15)
04/19/16 P George Kontos Elbow 15-day DL (4/18)
04/15/16 P Sergio Romo Elbow 15-day DL (4/11)
San Diego Padres
05/18/16 CF Jon Jay Shoulder "?" Wednesday vs. San Francisco Giants
05/13/16 P Andrew Cashner Hamstring 15-day DL (5/9)
05/09/16 2B Jemile Weeks Hamstring 15-day DL (5/8)
04/23/16 3B Alexi Amarista Hamstring 15-day DL (4/20)
04/21/16 2B Cory Spangenberg Quad 15-day DL (4/20)
04/21/16 P Robbie Erlin Elbow 60-day DL (4/18)
04/11/16 3B Yangervis Solarte Hamstring 15-day DL (4/10)
04/09/16 P Tyson Ross Shoulder 15-day DL (4/5)
04/08/16 P Matt Thornton Achilles 15-day DL (4/4)
04/04/16 P Buddy Baumann Back 60-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Jonathan Edwards Hip 15-day DL (3/25)
Guy's Pick: Take the Giants
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