Saturday, September 24, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Madison Bumgarner vs. Jarred Cosart
The San Francisco Giants head to Petco Park on Saturday to take on the San Diego Padres. The probable pitchers are Madison Bumgarner for the Giants and Jarred Cosart for the Padres. The opening line for this game has San Francisco at -225 and San Diego at +207. The over/under is 7. The Giants have a 69-79-5 over/under mark and a 72-81-0 run line record, meaning they cover 47% of the time. The Padres are 89-64-0 against the run line and have a 75-74-4 over/under record. They cover the spread 58% of the time.
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The Giants head into this game with a 81-72 record, and they are 41-37 on the road. Starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner has a 14-9 record with an ERA of 2.57 and a WHIP of 1.02. He has 241 strikeouts during his 213.1 innings pitched and he has given up 166 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.11. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 3.66 and they have allowed 413 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .240 against the pen while they've been struck out 396 times and walked 161 times this year. As a unit, San Francisco has given up 8.27 base hits per nine innings while striking out 7.99 hitters per nine. They are 5th in the Majors in team earned run average at 3.69. The Giants pitchers have collectively given up 1,267 base hits and 565 earned runs. They have allowed 153 home runs this season and they allow 1.1 homers per nine innings as a staff. San Francisco as a pitching staff has walked 422 batters and struck out 1,226. They walk 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.22 and their FIP as a unit is 3.81.
As a team, San Francisco is hitting .256, good for 15th in the league while putting together a .246 average on the road. The Giants have a .395 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .327 which is good for 8th in the league. They rank 12th in baseball with 8.78 hits per contest. Brandon Crawford comes into this game hitting .268 and his on-base percentage is at .334. He has 141 hits this season along with 62 runs scored and 80 runs batted in. He's struck out 108 times and has walked 53 times. Buster Posey is hitting .289 and he has an on-base percentage of .360. He has totaled 146 hits so far while scoring 78 runs and he's driven in 68. He has walked 57 times and has struck out 63 times. The Giants have 1,344 hits, including 263 doubles and 124 home runs. They've stolen 74 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 33 times. San Francisco has walked 537 times this season and they've struck out 1,055 times as a unit. They've left 1,114 men on base and have a team OPS of .722. They score 4.33 runs per contest and have scored a total of 663 runs so far this year.
San Diego comes into this game with a 35-40 home mark and a 64-89 overall record. With an ERA of 5.63, Jarred Cosart has a 0-4 record and a 1.70 WHIP. He has 38 strikeouts over the 56 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 58 hits. He has allowed 9.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.79. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.21 and they have given up 482 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .241 against the Padres bullpen while being struck out 489 times and walking 214 times this season. As a team, San Diego has allowed 8.92 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.73 batters per nine. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.41. The Padres pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,348 base knocks and 666 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 173 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 540 hitters and struck out 1,169. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.39 while their FIP as a staff is 4.37.
As a team, they are batting .234, good for 30th in the league while putting together a .239 average at home. The Padres hold a .388 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .298 which is good for 30th in baseball. They rank 30th in baseball with 7.82 hits per contest. Wil Myers comes into this matchup batting .259 and he has an OBP of .335. He has 146 hits this year along with 92 runs scored and 88 RBI. He's struck out 153 times and has walked on 63 occasions. Jon Jay is hitting .286 and he has an OBP of .337. He has collected 93 hits so far while he's scored 43 runs and drove in 25. He has earned a walk 19 times and has punched out 72 times. The Padres as a unit have 1,196 base hits, including 239 doubles and 168 homers. They have 120 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 43 times. San Diego as a team has walked 429 times this year and they have struck out 1,423 times. They've had 916 men left on base and have an OPS of .686. They score 4.2 runs per game and have totaled 642 runs so far this season.
San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 69-79-5 against the over/under so far this season
The San Francisco Giants are 72-81-0 against the run line so far this season
San Diego Padres Betting Trends
The San Diego Padres are 75-74-4 against the over/under so far this season
The San Diego Padres are 89-64-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
San Francisco Giants
09/22/16 SS Brandon Crawford Finger "?" Friday vs. San Diego Padres
09/22/16 P Johnny Cueto Groin is downgraded to doubtful Sunday vs. San Diego Padres
09/06/16 P Ray Black Elbow 60-day DL (9/3)
07/07/16 P Cory Gearrin Shoulder 15-day DL (7/6)
06/30/16 P Christopher Heston Oblique 60-day DL (6/29)
San Diego Padres
09/17/16 3B Yangervis Solarte Personal out indefinitely
09/01/16 C Christian Bethancourt Ribs 15-day DL (8/31)
08/23/16 RF Jabari Blash Finger 15-day DL (8/19)
08/07/16 P Erik Johnson Elbow 60-day DL (7/4), out for season
08/01/16 P Colin Rea Elbow 15-day DL (7/31), out for season
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 60-day DL (4/20)
04/09/16 P Tyson Ross Shoulder 60-day DL (4/5)
04/03/16 P Carter Capps Arm 60-day DL (3/25); out for season
Tony's Pick: Take the Padres
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