Sunday, April 23, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Jeff Samardzija vs. Kyle Freeland
The San Francisco Giants head to Coors Field on Sunday, April 23, 2017 to take on the Colorado Rockies. The expected starting pitchers are Jeff Samardzija for the Giants and Kyle Freeland for the Rockies.
The odds for this matchup have San Francisco at -109 and Colorado at -101. The Giants have a 8-9-0 over/under mark and a 6-11-0 run line record. The Rockies are 9-8-0 against the run line and have a 5-12-0 over/under record.
Valuable San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 8-9-0 against the over/under
The San Francisco Giants are 6-11-0 against the run line
Important Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Colorado Rockies are 5-12-0 against the over/under
The Colorado Rockies are 9-8-0 against the run line
Key San Francisco Giants Injuries
04/21/17 P Madison Bumgarner Ribs 10-day DL (4/21)
04/16/17 RF Jarrett Parker Collarbone 10-day DL (4/15)
04/03/17 P Will Smith Elbow 60-day DL (04/02)
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 Colorado Rockies Injuries
04/13/17 P Jonathan Gray Toe 10-day DL (4/14)
04/03/17 P Chad Qualls Forearm 10-day DL (3/30)
04/03/17 1B Ian Desmond Hamstring 10-day DL (3/30)
04/03/17 P Jairo Diaz Arm 10-day DL (3/30)
03/16/17 P Chad Bettis Illness 60-day DL
03/16/17 LF David Dahl Ribs 10-day DL (3/30)
03/16/17 C Tom Murphy Forearm 10-day DL (3/30)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Giants have a 6-11 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija has a 0-3 record with an earned run average of 6.16 and a WHIP of 1.42. He has 24 strikeouts over his 19 innings pitched and he's given up 21 hits. He allows 9.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.21. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.12 and they have given up 39 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .241 against the bullpen and they've struck out 42 hitters and walked 18 batters. As a team, San Francisco allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.4 batters per nine innings. They are 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4. The Giants pitchers collectively have given up 146 base hits and 66 earned runs. They have allowed 17 home runs this season, ranking them 21st in the league. San Francisco as a pitching staff has walked 49 batters and struck out 138. They have walked 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.31 and their FIP as a unit is 3.63.
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As a team San Francisco is hitting .237, good for 18th in the league. The Giants hold a .369 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .298, which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 8.1 hits per game. Brandon Crawford is hitting .283 with an on-base percentage of .308. He has 17 hits this season in 60 at bats with 8 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .483 and an OPS+ of 114. Brandon Belt is hitting .238 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .351. He has totaled 15 hits and he has driven in 8 men in 63 at bats. His OPS+ is 134 while his slugging percentage is at .508. The Giants have 137 hits, including 30 doubles and 12 home runs. San Francisco has walked 52 times so far this season and they have struck out 125 times as a unit. They have left 119 men on base and have a team OPS of .667. They score 3.88 runs per contest and have scored a total of 66 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Colorado has a 11-6 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.91, Kyle Freeland has a 1-1 record and a 1.71 WHIP. He has 11 strikeouts over the 14.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 16 hits. He allows 9.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.53. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.64 and they have given up 44 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .210 against the Rockies bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 67 batters and walked 16 opposing hitters. As a team, Colorado allows 7.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.2 batters per nine innings. They are 16th in the league in team earned run average at 3.84. The Rockies pitchers as a team have surrendered 132 base knocks and 64 earned runs this season. They have given up 15 home runs this year, which ranks 26th in Major League Baseball. Colorado as a staff has walked 51 hitters and struck out 136 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.22 while their FIP as a staff is 3.50.
As a team, they are batting .228, good for 21st in the league. The Rockies hold a .401 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .292, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 7.4 hits per contest. Nolan Arenado comes into this matchup batting .333 with an OBP of .400. He has 21 hits this year along with 11 RBI in 63 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .714 with an OPS+ of 178. Gerardo Parra is hitting .302 this season and he has an OBP of .348. He has collected 13 hits in 43 at bats while driving in 6 runs. He has an OPS+ of 91 and a slugging percentage of .395. The Rockies as a unit have 125 base hits, including 28 doubles and 21 homers. Colorado has walked 46 times this year and they have struck out on 141 occasions. They have had 102 men left on base and have an OPS of .693. They have scored 3.53 runs per game and totaled 60 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Giants/Rockies MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Giants -109
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