Sunday, April 2, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Madison Bumgarner vs. Zack Greinke
The San Francisco Giants visit Chase Field on Sunday, April 2, 2017 to play the Arizona Diamondbacks. The probable starters are Madison Bumgarner for the Giants and Zack Greinke for the Diamondbacks.
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The opening line for this matchup has San Francisco at -120 and Arizona at +110. The Giants had a 75-82-5 over/under record and a 78-84-0 run line mark last season, meaning they covered 48% of the time. The Diamondbacks were 67-95-0 against the run line and had a 89-67-6 over/under record. They covered the spread 41% of the time.
Valuable San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants were 75-82-5 against the over/under last season
The San Francisco Giants were 78-84-0 against the run line last season
Important Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks were 89-67-6 against the over/under last season
The Arizona Diamondbacks were 67-95-0 against the run line last season
Key San Francisco Giants Injuries
03/31/17 P Will Smith Elbow out for season
03/31/17 RF Mac Williamson Quad out indefinitely
Key Arizona Diamondbacks Injuries
04/01/17 P Jake Barrett Shoulder 10-day DL
03/31/17 P Steve Hathaway Shoulder 10-day DL
03/31/17 CF Socrates Brito Finger 60-day DL (3/28)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Giants are coming off a 87-75 record in 2016, including 42-39 on the road. Starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner had a 15-9 record with an earned run average of 2.74 and a WHIP of 1.02. He had 251 strikeouts over his 226.2 innings pitched and he gave up 178 hits last season. He allowed 7.1 hits per 9 innings and he had a FIP of 3.24. The bullpen last year had an earned run average of 3.65 and they gave up 430 base hits on the year. Teams hit .238 against the bullpen while being struck out 420 times and walking 167 times last season. As a team, San Francisco allowed 8.22 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.07 batters per nine innings. They were 4th in the league in team earned run average at 3.66. The Giants pitchers collectively gave up 1,333 base hits and 593 earned runs. They allowed 158 home runs last season and they allowed 1.1 homers per nine innings as a staff. San Francisco as a pitching staff walked 439 batters and struck out 1,309. They walked 2.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.1 per 9. They had a team WHIP of 1.21 and their FIP as a unit was 3.76.
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As a team San Francisco batted .258, good for 11th in the league while putting together a .244 average away from home. The Giants held a .398 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .329 which was good for 7th in baseball. They ranked 10th in baseball with 8.87 hits per game. Brandon Crawford is coming off a 2016 season in which he hit .275 with an on-base percentage of .342. He had 152 hits last season along with 67 runs scored and 84 runs batted in. He struck out 115 times and walked 57 times. Buster Posey hit .288 last year and he had an on-base percentage of .362. He totaled 155 hits while scoring 82 runs and he drove in 80. He walked 64 times and struck out on 68 occasions. The Giants had 1,437 hits, including 280 doubles and 130 home runs. They stole 79 bases and were thrown out stealing 36 times. San Francisco walked 572 times last season and they struck out 1,107 times as a unit. They left 1,188 men on base and had a team OPS of .728. They scored 4.41 runs per contest and scored a total of 715 runs last year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Arizona had a 33-48 home record and a 69-93 overall mark in 2016. With an earned run average of 4.37, Zack Greinke had a 13-7 record and a 1.27 WHIP last season. He had 134 strikeouts over the 158.2 innings he pitched during which he gave up 161 hits. He allowed 9.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stood at 4.12. Last season the bullpen had an earned run average of 4.94 and they gave up 583 base hits on the year. Teams hit .263 against the Diamondbacks bullpen while being struck out 520 times and walking 260 times last season. As a team, Arizona allowed 9.69 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.17 batters per nine innings. They were 30th in the league in team earned run average at 5.09. The Diamondbacks pitchers as a team surrendered 1,563 base knocks and 821 earned runs last season. They gave up 202 home runs last year and they gave up 1.3 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Arizona as a staff walked 603 hitters and struck out 1,318. They gave up a walk 3.7 times per 9 innings while they struck out 8.2 per 9. Their team WHIP was 1.49 while their FIP as a staff was 4.50.
As a team, they batted .261, good for 8th in the league while putting together a .270 average at home. The Diamondbacks held a .432 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .320 which was good for 17th in baseball. They ranked 4th in baseball with 9.13 hits per contest. Yasmany Tomas comes into this matchup after batting .272 with an OBP of .313. He had 144 hits last year along with 72 runs scored and 83 RBI. He struck out 136 times and walked on 31 occasions. Paul Goldschmidt hit .297 in 2016 and he had an OBP of .411. He collected 172 hits while scoring 106 runs and driving in 95. He earned a walk 110 times and punched out 150 times. The Diamondbacks as a unit had 1,479 base hits, including 285 doubles and 190 homers. They had 137 stolen bases and were thrown out 31 times. Arizona as a team walked 463 times last year and they struck out 1,427 times. They had 1,113 men left on base and had an OPS of .752. They scored 4.64 runs per game and totaled 752 runs last season.
Who will win tonight's Giants/Diamondbacks MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Giants -120
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