Friday, June 17, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Jeff Samardzija vs. Chris Archer
The San Francisco Giants visit Tropicana Field on Friday to play the Tampa Bay Rays. The probable starters are Jeff Samardzija for the Giants and Chris Archer for the Rays. The opening line for this matchup has San Francisco at +102 and Tampa Bay at -112. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Giants have a 33-33-1 over/under record and a 33-34-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 49% of the time. The Rays are 30-33-0 against the run line and have a 28-30-5 over/under record. They cover the spread 48% of the time.
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The Giants head into this matchup with a 41-26 record, including 19-13 on the road. Starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija has a 7-4 record with an earned run average of 3.36 and a WHIP of 1.18. He has 71 strikeouts over his 85.2 innings pitched and he has given up 81 hits so far this season. He has allowed 8.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.55. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 3.89 and they have given up 178 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .245 against the bullpen while being struck out 155 times and walking 62 times this season. As a team, San Francisco has allowed 8.42 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.71 batters per nine. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.48. The Giants pitchers have collectively given up 568 base hits and 234 earned runs. They have allowed 55 home runs this season and they allow 0.8 homers per nine innings as a staff. San Francisco as a pitching staff has walked 170 batters and struck out 520. They walk 2.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.22 and their FIP as a unit is 3.55.
As a team, San Francisco is batting .256, good for 13th in the league while putting together a .250 average away from home. The Giants hold a .394 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .330 which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 13th in baseball with 8.69 hits per game. Brandon Belt comes into this game hitting .301 and his on-base percentage is at .412. He has 65 hits this season along with 31 runs scored and 33 runs batted in. He's struck out 43 times and has walked 41 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 582 hits, including 105 doubles and 55 home runs. They've stolen 41 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 17 times. San Francisco has walked 247 times this season and they've struck out 439 times as a unit. They've left 482 men on base and have a team OPS of .724. They score 4.45 runs per contest and have scored a total of 298 runs so far this year.
Tampa Bay comes into this matchup with a 15-16 home record and a 31-32 overall mark. With an earned run average of 4.61, Chris Archer has a 4-8 record and a 1.44 WHIP. He has 96 strikeouts over the 80 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 81 hits. He has allowed 9.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.45. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.63 and they have given up 178 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .245 against the Rays bullpen while being struck out 170 times and walking 72 times this season. As a team, Tampa Bay has allowed 8.52 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.73 batters per nine. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 4.03. The Rays pitchers as a team have surrendered 529 base knocks and 250 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 83 home runs this year and they give up 1.3 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Tampa Bay as a staff has walked 188 hitters and struck out 542. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.28 while their FIP as a staff is 4.22.
As a team, they are batting .240, good for 23rd in the league while putting together a .221 average at home. The Rays hold a .435 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .314 which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 20th in baseball with 8.13 hits per contest. Evan Longoria comes into this matchup batting .278 and he has an OBP of .335. He has 69 hits this year along with 38 runs scored and 40 RBI. He's struck out 64 times and has walked on 21 occasions. Steven Souza is hitting .255 and he has an OBP of .315. He has collected 54 hits so far while he's scored 26 runs and drove in 25. He has earned a walk 17 times and has punched out 82 times. The Rays as a unit have 512 base hits, including 111 doubles and 93 homers. They have 24 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 15 times. Tampa Bay as a team has walked 204 times this year and they have struck out 597 times. They've had 437 men left on base and have an OPS of .749. They score 4.22 runs per game and have totaled 266 runs so far this season.
San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 33-33-1 against the over/under so far this season
The San Francisco Giants are 33-34-0 against the run line so far this season
Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 28-30-5 against the over/under so far this season
The Tampa Bay Rays are 30-33-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
San Francisco Giants
06/16/16 LF Gregor Blanco Shoulder probable Friday vs. Tampa Bay Rays
06/15/16 1B Brandon Belt Ankle "?" Friday vs Tampa Bay Rays
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)
Tampa Bay Rays
06/16/16 3B Evan Longoria Forearm injured last game, "?" Thursday vs. Seattle Mariners
06/16/16 RF Steven Souza Hip 15-day DL
06/06/16 LF Brandon Guyer Hamstring 15-day DL (6/4)
06/02/16 P Brad Boxberger Oblique 15-day DL (6/1)
05/31/16 P Ryan Webb Pectoral 15-day DL (5/27)
05/23/16 CF Kevin Kiermaier Hand 15-day DL (5/22)
04/10/16 P Chase Whitley Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
04/01/16 P Alex Cobb Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
Guy's Pick: Take the Giants
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