Friday, June 3, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Johnny Cueto vs. Adam Wainwright
The San Francisco Giants visit Busch Stadium on Friday to play the St. Louis Cardinals. The probable starters are Johnny Cueto for the Giants and Adam Wainwright for the Cardinals. The opening line for this matchup has San Francisco at -105 and St. Louis at -105. The over/under was set at 7. The Giants have a 27-27-1 over/under record and a 26-29-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 47% of the time. The Cardinals are 29-25-0 against the run line and have a 33-19-2 over/under record. They cover the spread 54% of the time.
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The Giants head into this matchup with a 33-22 record, including 17-11 on the road. Starting pitcher Johnny Cueto has a 8-1 record with an earned run average of 2.31 and a WHIP of 1.02. He has 72 strikeouts over his 81.2 innings pitched and he has given up 69 hits so far this season. He has allowed 7.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.42. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 4.12 and they have given up 149 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .251 against the bullpen while being struck out 126 times and walking 51 times this season. As a team, San Francisco has allowed 8.62 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.79 batters per nine. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.63. The Giants pitchers have collectively given up 478 base hits and 200 earned runs. They have allowed 46 home runs this season and they allow 0.8 homers per nine innings as a staff. San Francisco as a pitching staff has walked 138 batters and struck out 432. They walk 2.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.23 and their FIP as a unit is 3.52.
As a team, San Francisco is batting .258, good for 12th in the league while putting together a .256 average away from home. The Giants hold a .399 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .332 which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 13th in baseball with 8.8 hits per game. Buster Posey comes into this game hitting .264 and his on-base percentage is at .323. He has 47 hits this season along with 27 runs scored and 24 runs batted in. He's struck out 22 times and has walked 17 times. Brandon Belt is hitting .299 and he has an on-base percentage of .419. He has totaled 53 hits so far while scoring 27 runs and he's driven in 27. He has walked 37 times and has struck out 35 times. The Giants have 484 hits, including 91 doubles and 45 home runs. They've stolen 33 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 15 times. San Francisco has walked 206 times this season and they've struck out 346 times as a unit. They've left 399 men on base and have a team OPS of .731. They score 4.4 runs per contest and have scored a total of 242 runs so far this year.
St. Louis comes into this matchup with a 13-15 home record and a 28-26 overall mark. With an earned run average of 5.71, Adam Wainwright has a 5-3 record and a 1.47 WHIP. He has 40 strikeouts over the 64.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 78 hits. He has allowed 10.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.37. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.89 and they have given up 136 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .226 against the Cardinals bullpen while being struck out 169 times and walking 58 times this season. As a team, St. Louis has allowed 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.79 batters per nine. They are 18th in the league in team earned run average at 4.19. The Cardinals pitchers as a team have surrendered 451 base knocks and 222 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 54 home runs this year and they give up 1.1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. St. Louis as a staff has walked 157 hitters and struck out 413. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.27 while their FIP as a staff is 3.95.
As a team, they are batting .266, good for 6th in the league while putting together a .261 average at home. The Cardinals hold a .456 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .337 which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 7th in baseball with 9.2 hits per contest. Matt Carpenter comes into this matchup batting .266 and he has an OBP of .378. He has 50 hits this year along with 36 runs scored and 35 RBI. He's struck out 44 times and has walked on 32 occasions. Yadier Molina is hitting .266 and he has an OBP of .346. He has collected 49 hits so far while he's scored 19 runs and drove in 19. He has earned a walk 21 times and has punched out 23 times. The Cardinals as a unit have 497 base hits, including 107 doubles and 72 homers. They have 15 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 8 times. St. Louis as a team has walked 185 times this year and they have struck out 429 times. They've had 384 men left on base and have an OPS of .793. They score 5.43 runs per game and have totaled 293 runs so far this season.
San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 27-27-1 against the over/under so far this season
The San Francisco Giants are 26-29-0 against the run line so far this season
St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 33-19-2 against the over/under so far this season
The St. Louis Cardinals are 29-25-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
San Francisco Giants
06/01/16 RF Hunter Pence Hamstring 15-day DL (6/1)
05/30/16 P Johnny Cueto Back probable Friday vs. St. Louis Cardinals
05/29/16 P Matt Cain Hamstring 15-day DL (5/28)
05/24/16 LF Angel Pagan Hamstring 15-day DL (5/24)
04/22/16 SS Ehire Adrianza Foot 60-day DL (4/15)
04/15/16 P Sergio Romo Elbow 15-day DL (4/11)
St. Louis Cardinals
05/26/16 P Mitch Harris Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
05/15/16 P Seth Maness Elbow 15-day DL (5/13)
04/04/16 C Brayan Pena Knee 15-day DL (4/1)
04/04/16 SS Jhonny Peralta Thumb 15-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Jordan Walden Abdominal 15-day DL (3/31)
04/04/16 P Lance Lynn Elbow 60-day DL; out for season
04/04/16 CF Thomas Pham Oblique 15-day DL (4/4)
Tony's Pick: Take the Giants
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