Thursday, May 25, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Jeff Samardzija vs. Eddie Butler
The San Francisco Giants head to Wrigley Field on Thursday, May 25, 2017 to take on the Chicago Cubs. The expected starting pitchers are Jeff Samardzija for the Giants and Eddie Butler for the Cubs.
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The odds for this matchup have San Francisco at +131 and Chicago at -141. The Giants have a 21-23-3 over/under mark and a 20-27-0 run line record. The Cubs are 17-27-0 against the run line and have a 27-15-2 over/under record.
Valuable San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 21-23-3 against the over/under
The San Francisco Giants are 20-27-0 against the run line
Important Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 27-15-2 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 17-27-0 against the run line
Key San Francisco Giants Injuries
05/23/17 CF Denard Span Thumb "?" Wednesday vs. Chicago Cubs
05/15/17 RF Hunter Pence Hamstring 10-day DL (5/13)
05/12/17 3B Conor Gillaspie Back 10-day DL (5/11)
04/26/17 RF Jarrett Parker Collarbone 60-day DL (4/15)
04/24/17 2B Aaron Hill Forearm 10-day DL (4/22)
04/21/17 P Madison Bumgarner Shoulder 10-day DL (4/21)
04/03/17 P Will Smith Elbow 60-day DL (4/2)
04/02/17 C Trevor Brown Ankle 10-day DL (3/30)
Key Chicago Cubs Injuries
05/07/17 P Brett Anderson Back 10-day DL (5/6)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Giants have a 20-27 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija has a 1-5 record with an earned run average of 4.57 and a WHIP of 1.13. He has 71 strikeouts over his 61 innings pitched and he's given up 59 hits. He allows 8.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.89. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.97 and they have given up 137 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .252 against the bullpen and they've struck out 129 hitters and walked 59 batters. As a team, San Francisco allows 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.9 batters per nine innings. They are 20th in the league in team earned run average at 4.37. The Giants pitchers collectively have given up 428 base hits and 208 earned runs. They have allowed 45 home runs this season, ranking them 28th in the league. San Francisco as a pitching staff has walked 141 batters and struck out 378. They have walked 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.33 and their FIP as a unit is 3.75.
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As a team San Francisco is hitting .231, good for 27th in the league. The Giants hold a .355 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .288, which is good for 29th in baseball. They rank 26th in MLB with 7.9 hits per game. Buster Posey is hitting .361 with an on-base percentage of .444. He has 48 hits this season in 133 at bats with 11 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .564 and an OPS+ of 167. Brandon Belt is hitting .236 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .351. He has totaled 39 hits and he has driven in 20 men in 165 at bats. His OPS+ is 115 while his slugging percentage is at .461. The Giants have 371 hits, including 74 doubles and 38 home runs. San Francisco has walked 125 times so far this season and they have struck out 360 times as a unit. They have left 312 men on base and have a team OPS of .642. They score 3.43 runs per contest and have scored a total of 161 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 23-21 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.00, Eddie Butler has a 1-0 record and a 1.44 WHIP. He has 8 strikeouts over the 9 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 5 hits. He allows 5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.92. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.33 and they have given up 132 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .219 against the Cubs bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 172 batters and walked 69 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.1 batters per nine innings. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.92. The Cubs pitchers as a team have surrendered 380 base knocks and 176 earned runs this season. They have given up 54 home runs this year, which ranks 16th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 157 hitters and struck out 408 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.33 while their FIP as a staff is 4.02.
As a team, they are batting .243, good for 19th in the league. The Cubs hold a .416 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .330, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 8.5 hits per contest. Kris Bryant comes into this matchup batting .298 with an OBP of .406. He has 48 hits this year along with 22 RBI in 161 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .571 with an OPS+ of 156. Anthony Rizzo is hitting .224 this season and he has an OBP of .363. He has collected 37 hits in 165 at bats while driving in 26 runs. He has an OPS+ of 109 and a slugging percentage of .424. The Cubs as a unit have 375 base hits, including 75 doubles and 57 homers. Chicago has walked 180 times this year and they have struck out on 380 occasions. They have had 331 men left on base and have an OPS of .746. They have scored 5.02 runs per game and totaled 221 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Giants/Cubs MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Giants +131
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