Sunday, July 17, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Johnny Cueto vs. Colin Rea
The San Francisco Giants head to Petco Park on Sunday to take on the San Diego Padres. The probable pitchers are Johnny Cueto for the Giants and Colin Rea for the Padres. The opening line for this game has San Francisco at -158 and San Diego at +148. The over/under is 8. The Giants have a 46-43-2 over/under mark and a 47-44-0 run line record, meaning they cover 52% of the time. The Padres are 52-38-0 against the run line and have a 47-41-2 over/under record. They cover the spread 58% of the time.
The Giants head into this game with a 57-34 record, and they are 28-17 on the road. Starting pitcher Johnny Cueto has a 13-1 record with an ERA of 2.47 and a WHIP of 1.00. He has 115 strikeouts during his 131.1 innings pitched and he has given up 107 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 7.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.71. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 3.91 and they have allowed 238 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .245 against the pen while they've been struck out 214 times and walked 89 times this year. As a unit, San Francisco has given up 8.32 base hits per nine innings while striking out 7.81 hitters per nine. They are 5th in the Majors in team earned run average at 3.57. The Giants pitchers have collectively given up 759 base hits and 325 earned runs. They have allowed 83 home runs this season and they allow 0.9 homers per nine innings as a staff. San Francisco as a pitching staff has walked 230 batters and struck out 712. They walk 2.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.21 and their FIP as a unit is 3.70.
As a team, San Francisco is hitting .262, good for 12th in the league while putting together a .259 average on the road. The Giants have a .404 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .334 which is good for 5th in the league. They rank 14th in baseball with 8.95 hits per contest. Brandon Belt comes into this game hitting .298 and his on-base percentage is at .402. He has 92 hits this season along with 46 runs scored and 47 runs batted in. He's struck out 71 times and has walked 54 times. Buster Posey is hitting .288 and he has an on-base percentage of .361. He has totaled 85 hits so far while scoring 52 runs and he's driven in 42. He has walked 34 times and has struck out 38 times. The Giants have 814 hits, including 159 doubles and 75 home runs. They've stolen 47 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 21 times. San Francisco has walked 325 times this season and they've struck out 606 times as a unit. They've left 652 men on base and have a team OPS of .739. They score 4.67 runs per contest and have scored a total of 425 runs so far this year.
San Diego comes into this game with a 21-25 home mark and a 39-51 overall record. With an ERA of 4.95, Colin Rea has a 5-3 record and a 1.43 WHIP. He has 70 strikeouts over the 87.1 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 88 hits. He has allowed 9.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.46. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.40 and they have given up 300 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .246 against the Padres bullpen while being struck out 312 times and walking 136 times this season. As a team, San Diego has allowed 8.97 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.37 batters per nine. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.53. The Padres pitchers as a team have surrendered 802 base knocks and 405 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 101 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 330 hitters and struck out 748. They give up a walk 3.7 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 4.32.
As a team, they are batting .244, good for 24th in the league while putting together a .240 average at home. The Padres hold a .401 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .303 which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 23rd in baseball with 8.29 hits per contest. Wil Myers comes into this matchup batting .289 and he has an OBP of .355. He has 99 hits this year along with 63 runs scored and 61 RBI. He's struck out 78 times and has walked on 37 occasions. Matt Kemp is hitting .253 and he has an OBP of .275. He has collected 91 hits so far while he's scored 44 runs and drove in 59. He has earned a walk 13 times and has punched out 85 times. The Padres as a unit have 746 base hits, including 154 doubles and 102 homers. They have 73 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 22 times. San Diego as a team has walked 245 times this year and they have struck out 823 times. They've had 551 men left on base and have an OPS of .704. They score 4.41 runs per game and have totaled 397 runs so far this season.
San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 46-43-2 against the over/under so far this season
The San Francisco Giants are 47-44-0 against the run line so far this season
San Diego Padres Betting Trends
The San Diego Padres are 47-41-2 against the over/under so far this season
The San Diego Padres are 52-38-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
San Francisco Giants
07/07/16 P Cory Gearrin Shoulder 15-day DL (7/6)
06/30/16 P Christopher Heston Oblique 60-day DL (6/29)
06/29/16 2B Joe Panik Concussion 7-day DL (6/29)
06/21/16 3B Matt Duffy Achilles 15-day DL (6/19)
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)
San Diego Padres
07/15/16 LF Melvin Upton Jr. Personal placed on bereavement list
06/28/16 CF Jon Jay Forearm 15-day DL (6/20)
06/28/16 P Jonathan Edwards Hip 60-day DL (3/25)
05/31/16 P Cesar Vargas Elbow 15-day DL (5/29)
05/09/16 2B Jemile Weeks Hamstring 60-day DL (5/8)
04/21/16 P Robbie Erlin Elbow 60-day DL (4/18)
04/21/16 2B Cory Spangenberg Quad 15-day DL (4/20)
04/09/16 P Tyson Ross Shoulder 15-day DL (4/5)
04/04/16 P Buddy Baumann Back 60-day DL (3/25)
Guy's Pick: Take the Padres
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