Saturday, June 18, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Jake Peavy vs. Matt Moore
The San Francisco Giants head to Tropicana Field on Saturday to take on the Tampa Bay Rays. The probable pitchers are Jake Peavy for the Giants and Matt Moore for the Rays. The opening line for this game has San Francisco at +117 and Tampa Bay at -127. The over/under is 8. The Giants have a 33-33-1 over/under mark and a 33-34-0 run line record, meaning they cover 49% of the time. The Rays are 30-34-0 against the run line and have a 29-30-5 over/under record. They cover the spread 47% of the time.
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The Giants head into this game with a 41-26 record, and they are 19-13 on the road. Starting pitcher Jake Peavy has a 3-6 record with an ERA of 5.83 and a WHIP of 1.49. He has 51 strikeouts during his 66.1 innings pitched and he has given up 78 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 10.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.16. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 3.89 and they have allowed 178 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .245 against the pen while they've been struck out 155 times and walked 62 times this year. As a unit, San Francisco has given up 8.42 base hits per nine innings while striking out 7.71 hitters per nine. They are 5th in the Majors 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 hitting .256, good for 13th in the league while putting together a .250 average on the road. The Giants have a .394 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .330 which is good for 8th in the league. They rank 13th in baseball with 8.69 hits per contest. 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 game with a 15-17 home mark and a 31-33 overall record. With an ERA of 5.05, Matt Moore has a 3-4 record and a 1.38 WHIP. He has 73 strikeouts over the 76.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 83 hits. He has allowed 9.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.62. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.58 and they have given up 183 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .245 against the Rays bullpen while being struck out 178 times and walking 74 times this season. As a team, Tampa Bay has allowed 8.59 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.77 batters per nine. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 4.00. The Rays pitchers as a team have surrendered 542 base knocks and 252 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 84 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 193 hitters and struck out 553. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.30 while their FIP as a staff is 4.21.
As a team, they are batting .241, good for 23rd in the league while putting together a .224 average at home. The Rays hold a .434 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .315 which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 21st in baseball with 8.19 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. Logan Forsythe is hitting .311 and he has an OBP of .392. He has collected 42 hits so far while he's scored 20 runs and drove in 14. He has earned a walk 16 times and has punched out 33 times. The Rays as a unit have 524 base hits, including 113 doubles and 93 homers. They have 24 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 15 times. Tampa Bay as a team has walked 207 times this year and they have struck out 607 times. They've had 448 men left on base and have an OPS of .748. They score 4.22 runs per game and have totaled 270 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 29-30-5 against the over/under so far this season
The Tampa Bay Rays are 30-34-0 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
06/17/16 RF Steven Souza Hip 15-day DL (6/15)
06/16/16 3B Evan Longoria Forearm "?" Friday vs. San Francisco Giants
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)
Tony's Pick: Take the Rays
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