Friday, June 9, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Ervin Santana vs. Matt Moore
AT&T Park is the site of the matchup between the Minnesota Twins and the San Francisco Giants on Friday, June 9, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Ervin Santana for the Twins and Matt Moore for the Giants.
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Minnesota opens at +108 while San Francisco opens at -118. The Twins have a 26-24-5 over/under record and a 29-26-0 run line mark. The Giants are 25-36-0 against the run line and have a 27-29-5 over/under record.
Valuable Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 26-24-5 against the over/under
The Minnesota Twins are 29-26-0 against the run line
Important San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 27-29-5 against the over/under
The San Francisco Giants are 25-36-0 against the run line
Key Minnesota Twins Injuries
06/07/17 P Hector Santiago Shoulder 10-day DL (06/07)
06/07/17 SS Jorge Polanco Personal is not expected to be in the starting lineup Thursday vs. Seattle Mariners
05/28/17 P Justin Haley Shoulder 10-day DL (05/28)
05/28/17 P Ryan O'Rourke Forearm 60-day DL (03/30)
05/21/17 P Phil Hughes Bicep 10-day DL (05/22)
03/31/17 P Glen Perkins Shoulder 60-day DL (04/02)
03/11/17 P Trevor May Elbow 60-day DL (03/22)
Key San Francisco Giants Injuries
05/31/17 LF Michael Morse Concussion 7-day DL (05/30)
05/12/17 3B Conor Gillaspie Back 10-day DL (05/11)
04/26/17 RF Jarrett Parker Collarbone 60-day DL (04/16)
04/21/17 P Madison Bumgarner Shoulder 60-day DL (04/20)
04/03/17 P Will Smith Elbow 60-day DL (04/01)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Twins have a 29-26 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Ervin Santana has a 7-3 record with an earned run average of 2.44 and a WHIP of 0.93. He has 58 strikeouts over his 81 innings pitched and he's given up 43 hits. He allows 4.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.65. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.36 and they have given up 209 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .270 against the bullpen and they've struck out 158 hitters and walked 76 batters. As a team, Minnesota allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 7 batters per nine innings. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 4.78. The Twins pitchers collectively have given up 485 base hits and 263 earned runs. They have allowed 87 home runs this season, ranking them 4th in the league. Minnesota as a pitching staff has walked 198 batters and struck out 385. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.38 and their FIP as a unit is 5.14.
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As a team Minnesota is hitting .252, good for 12th in the league. The Twins hold a .416 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .333, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. Max Kepler is hitting .267 with an on-base percentage of .342. He has 52 hits this season in 195 at bats with 26 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .451 and an OPS+ of 114. Jorge Polanco is hitting .251 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .299. He has totaled 45 hits and he has driven in 20 men in 179 at bats. His OPS+ is 79 while his slugging percentage is at .358. The Twins have 477 hits, including 98 doubles and 66 home runs. Minnesota has walked 222 times so far this season and they have struck out 467 times as a unit. They have left 411 men on base and have a team OPS of .749. They score 4.62 runs per contest and have scored a total of 254 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
San Francisco has a 24-37 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.22, Matt Moore has a 2-6 record and a 1.49 WHIP. He has 55 strikeouts over the 69 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 77 hits. He allows 10 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.95. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.89 and they have given up 161 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .242 against the Giants bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 161 batters and walked 75 opposing hitters. As a team, San Francisco allows 9.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.9 batters per nine innings. They are 16th in the league in team earned run average at 4.22. The Giants pitchers as a team have surrendered 554 base knocks and 257 earned runs this season. They have given up 60 home runs this year, which ranks 29th in Major League Baseball. San Francisco as a staff has walked 171 hitters and struck out 481 batters. They give up a walk 2.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.32 while their FIP as a staff is 3.78.
As a team, they are batting .233, good for 29th in the league. The Giants hold a .352 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .295, which is good for 29th in baseball. They rank 28th in MLB with 7.9 hits per contest. Brandon Crawford comes into this matchup batting .251 with an OBP of .291. He has 42 hits this year along with 24 RBI in 167 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .401 with an OPS+ of 85. Buster Posey is hitting .348 this season and he has an OBP of .440. He has collected 62 hits in 178 at bats while driving in 18 runs. He has an OPS+ of 159 and a slugging percentage of .522. The Giants as a unit have 482 base hits, including 96 doubles and 46 homers. San Francisco has walked 177 times this year and they have struck out on 455 occasions. They have had 411 men left on base and have an OPS of .647. They have scored 3.52 runs per game and totaled 215 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Twins/Giants MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Giants -118
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