Saturday, May 20, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Jeff Samardzija vs. Carlos Martinez
The San Francisco Giants visit Busch Stadium on Saturday, May 20, 2017 to play the St. Louis Cardinals. The probable starters are Jeff Samardzija for the Giants and Carlos Martinez for the Cardinals.
The opening line for this matchup has San Francisco at +144 and St. Louis at -154. The Giants have a 19-21-2 over/under record and a 17-25-0 run line mark. The Cardinals are 20-18-0 against the run line and have a 23-13-2 over/under record.
Valuable San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 19-21-2 against the over/under
The San Francisco Giants are 17-25-0 against the run line
Important St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 23-13-2 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 20-18-0 against the run line
Key San Francisco Giants Injuries
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 Ribs 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 St. Louis Cardinals Injuries
05/07/17 RF Jose Martinez Groin 10-day DL (5/7)
05/06/17 RF Stephen Piscotty Hamstring 10-day DL (5/5)
05/03/17 P Tyler Lyons Side 10-day DL (5/2)
04/20/17 3B Jhonny Peralta Respiratory 10-day DL (4/20)
04/18/17 P John Gant Groin 10-day DL (3/30)
04/10/17 P Alex Reyes Elbow 10-day DL (3/30)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Giants have a 17-25 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija has a 1-5 record with an earned run average of 5.26 and a WHIP of 1.21. He has 63 strikeouts over his 53 innings pitched and he's given up 54 hits. He allows 9.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.11. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.00 and they have given up 123 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .251 against the bullpen and they've struck out 118 hitters and walked 58 batters. As a team, San Francisco allows 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.1 batters per nine innings. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.39. The Giants pitchers collectively have given up 382 base hits and 186 earned runs. They have allowed 38 home runs this season, ranking them 30th in the league. San Francisco as a pitching staff has walked 133 batters and struck out 342. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.35 and their FIP as a unit is 3.72.
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As a team San Francisco is hitting .231, good for 27th in the league. The Giants hold a .353 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .288, which is good for 29th in baseball. They rank 25th in MLB with 7.9 hits per game. Buster Posey is hitting .378 with an on-base percentage of .452. He has 45 hits this season in 119 at bats with 11 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .588 and an OPS+ of 176. Brandon Belt is hitting .229 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .355. He has totaled 33 hits and he has driven in 18 men in 144 at bats. His OPS+ is 118 while his slugging percentage is at .465. The Giants have 331 hits, including 63 doubles and 33 home runs. San Francisco has walked 112 times so far this season and they have struck out 315 times as a unit. They have left 282 men on base and have a team OPS of .641. They score 3.38 runs per contest and have scored a total of 142 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
St. Louis has a 21-17 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.88, Carlos Martinez has a 3-3 record and a 1.30 WHIP. He has 57 strikeouts over the 48.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 42 hits. He allows 7.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.98. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.00 and they have given up 118 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .246 against the Cardinals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 115 batters and walked 55 opposing hitters. As a team, St. Louis allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.2 batters per nine innings. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 3.6. The Cardinals pitchers as a team have surrendered 327 base knocks and 140 earned runs this season. They have given up 42 home runs this year, which ranks 25th in Major League Baseball. St. Louis as a staff has walked 129 hitters and struck out 319 batters. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.30 while their FIP as a staff is 4.03.
As a team, they are batting .260, good for 9th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .420 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .335, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 9th in MLB with 9.0 hits per contest. Aledmys Diaz comes into this matchup batting .261 with an OBP of .288. He has 40 hits this year along with 14 RBI in 153 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .399 with an OPS+ of 81. Jedd Gyorko is hitting .331 this season and he has an OBP of .383. He has collected 39 hits in 118 at bats while driving in 18 runs. He has an OPS+ of 156 and a slugging percentage of .593. The Cardinals as a unit have 341 base hits, including 74 doubles and 41 homers. St. Louis has walked 141 times this year and they have struck out on 314 occasions. They have had 286 men left on base and have an OPS of .755. They have scored 4.53 runs per game and totaled 172 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Giants/Cardinals MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Giants +144
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