Saturday, April 8, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Madison Bumgarner vs. Jhoulys Chacin
The San Francisco Giants visit Petco Park on Saturday, April 8, 2017 to play the San Diego Padres. The probable starters are Madison Bumgarner for the Giants and Jhoulys Chacin for the Padres.
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The opening line for this matchup has San Francisco at -205 and San Diego at +190. The Giants have a 4-0-0 over/under record and a 1-3-0 run line mark. The Padres are 1-3-0 against the run line and have a 2-2-0 over/under record.
Valuable San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 4-0-0 against the over/under
The San Francisco Giants are 1-3-0 against the run line
Important San Diego Padres Betting Trends
The San Diego Padres are 2-2-0 against the over/under
The San Diego Padres are 1-3-0 against the run line
Key San Francisco Giants Injuries
04/07/17 C Buster Posey Rest is not expected to be in the starting lineup Friday vs. San Diego Padres
04/07/17 CF Denard Span Hip "?" Friday vs. San Diego Padres
04/07/17 RF Hunter Pence Rest is not expected to be in the starting lineup Friday vs. San Diego Padres
04/03/17 P Will Smith Elbow 60-day DL (4/2)
04/02/17 RF Mac Williamson Quad 10-day DL (03/30)
04/02/17 C Trevor Brown Ankle 10-day DL (03/30)
Key San Diego Padres Injuries
04/01/17 P Carter Capps Elbow 10-day DL(3/31)
04/01/17 P Christian Friedric Shoulder 10-day DL (3/30)
03/31/17 LF Alex Dickerson Back 10-day DL (3/30)
03/31/17 P Buddy Baumann Shoulder 10-day DL (3/30)
03/31/17 P Colin Rea Elbow 60-day DL (2/19)
03/31/17 P Robbie Erlin Elbow 60-day DL (3/30)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Giants have a 1-3 overall record this season. 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 8th 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
San Diego has a 1-3 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.81, Jhoulys Chacin had a 6-8 record and a 1.44 WHIP last season. He had 119 strikeouts over the 144 innings he pitched during which he gave up 153 hits. He allowed 9.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stood at 4.01. Last season the bullpen had an earned run average of 4.18 and they gave up 514 base hits on the year. Teams hit .241 against the Padres bullpen while being struck out 516 times and walking 223 times last season. As a team, San Diego allowed 8.91 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.64 batters per nine innings. They were 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.42. The Padres pitchers as a team surrendered 1,425 base knocks and 708 earned runs last season. They gave up 183 home runs last year and they gave up 1.1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. San Diego as a staff walked 569 hitters and struck out 1,222. They gave up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they struck out 7.6 per 9. Their team WHIP was 1.39 while their FIP as a staff was 4.40.
As a team, they batted .235, good for 30th in the league while putting together a .242 average at home. The Padres held a .390 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .299 which was good for 30th in baseball. They ranked 30th in baseball with 7.87 hits per contest. Wil Myers comes into this matchup after batting .259 with an OBP of .336. He had 155 hits last year along with 99 runs scored and 94 RBI. He struck out 160 times and walked on 68 occasions. Yangervis Solarte hit .286 in 2016 and he had an OBP of .341. He collected 116 hits while scoring 55 runs and driving in 71. He earned a walk 30 times and punched out 63 times. The Padres as a unit had 1,275 base hits, including 257 doubles and 177 homers. They had 125 stolen bases and were thrown out 45 times. San Diego as a team walked 449 times last year and they struck out 1,500 times. They had 965 men left on base and had an OPS of .689. They scored 4.23 runs per game and totaled 686 runs last season.
Who will win tonight's Giants/Padres MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Giants -205
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