Thursday, July 28, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Tanner Roark vs. Johnny Cueto
The Washington Nationals head to AT&T Park on Thursday to take on the San Francisco Giants. The probable pitchers are Tanner Roark for the Nationals and Johnny Cueto for the Giants. The opening line for this game has Washington at +141 and San Francisco at -151. The over/under is 7. The Nationals have a 49-45-6 over/under mark and a 51-49-0 run line record, meaning they cover 51% of the time. The Giants are 48-52-0 against the run line and have a 50-48-2 over/under record. They cover the spread 48% of the time.
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The Nationals head into this game with a 58-42 record, and they are 27-22 on the road. Starting pitcher Tanner Roark has a 9-6 record with an ERA of 3.05 and a WHIP of 1.17. He has 110 strikeouts during his 129.2 innings pitched and he has given up 114 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 7.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.39. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 3.05 and they have allowed 240 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .225 against the pen while they've been struck out 302 times and walked 91 times this year. As a unit, Washington has given up 7.64 base hits per nine innings while striking out 9.39 hitters per nine. They are 2nd in the Majors in team earned run average at 3.30. The Nationals pitchers have collectively given up 774 base hits and 334 earned runs. They have allowed 97 home runs this season and they allow 1.1 homers per nine innings as a staff. Washington as a pitching staff has walked 278 batters and struck out 951. They walk 2.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.15 and their FIP as a unit is 3.46.
As a team, Washington is hitting .250, good for 21st in the league while putting together a .249 average on the road. The Nationals have a .428 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .324 which is good for 15th in the league. They rank 20th in baseball with 8.48 hits per contest. Daniel Murphy comes into this game hitting .350 and his on-base percentage is at .387. He has 127 hits this season along with 59 runs scored and 74 runs batted in. He's struck out 39 times and has walked 19 times. Bryce Harper is hitting .240 and he has an on-base percentage of .380. He has totaled 78 hits so far while scoring 53 runs and he's driven in 55. He has walked 75 times and has struck out 67 times. The Nationals have 848 hits, including 161 doubles and 137 home runs. They've stolen 68 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 26 times. Washington has walked 351 times this season and they've struck out 766 times as a unit. They've left 679 men on base and have a team OPS of .752. They score 4.67 runs per contest and have scored a total of 467 runs so far this year.
San Francisco comes into this game with a 30-18 home mark and a 59-41 overall record. With an ERA of 2.53, Johnny Cueto has a 13-2 record and a 1.03 WHIP. He has 128 strikeouts over the 142.1 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 119 hits. He has allowed 7.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.79. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.92 and they have given up 272 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .248 against the Giants bullpen while being struck out 236 times and walking 99 times this season. As a team, San Francisco has allowed 8.44 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.76 batters per nine. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.74. The Giants pitchers as a team have surrendered 844 base knocks and 373 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 104 home runs this year and they give up 1.1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. San Francisco as a staff has walked 257 hitters and struck out 776. They give up a walk 2.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.22 while their FIP as a staff is 3.87.
As a team, they are batting .262, good for 10th in the league while putting together a .266 average at home. The Giants hold a .405 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .334 which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 12th in baseball with 8.98 hits per contest. Buster Posey comes into this matchup batting .289 and he has an OBP of .362. He has 95 hits this year along with 56 runs scored and 47 RBI. He's struck out 42 times and has walked on 38 occasions. Brandon Belt is hitting .285 and he has an OBP of .393. He has collected 98 hits so far while he's scored 48 runs and drove in 49. He has earned a walk 61 times and has punched out 84 times. The Giants as a unit have 898 base hits, including 170 doubles and 86 homers. They have 51 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 21 times. San Francisco as a team has walked 357 times this year and they have struck out 678 times. They've had 725 men left on base and have an OPS of .738. They score 4.61 runs per game and have totaled 461 runs so far this season.
Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 49-45-6 against the over/under so far this season
The Washington Nationals are 51-49-0 against the run line so far this season
San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 50-48-2 against the over/under so far this season
The San Francisco Giants are 48-52-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
07/03/16 P Joe Ross Shoulder 15-day DL (7/3)
03/31/16 P Aaron Barrett Elbow 60-day DL (4/1)
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)
06/11/16 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)
Tony's Pick: Take the Giants
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