San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres 4/12/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Thursday, April 12, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Chris Stratton vs. Bryan Mitchell
The San Francisco Giants visit Petco Park on Thursday, April 12, 2018 to play the San Diego Padres. The probable starters are Chris Stratton for the Giants and Bryan Mitchell for the Padres.
The opening line for this matchup has San Francisco at -105 and San Diego at -105. The Giants have a 5-5-0 over/under record and a 6-4-0 run line mark. The Padres are 6-6-0 against the run line and have a 5-6-1 over/under record.
Valuable San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 5-5-0 against the over/under
The San Francisco Giants are 6-4-0 against the run line
Important San Diego Padres Betting Trends
The San Diego Padres are 5-6-1 against the over/under
The San Diego Padres are 6-6-0 against the run line
Key San Francisco Giants Injuries
04/10/18 P Johnny Cueto Ankle 10-day DL (04/10)
03/30/18 P Julian Fernandez Elbow 60-day DL (03/29)
03/29/18 P Mark Melancon Forearm 10-day DL (03/26)
03/28/18 P Jeff Samardzija Pectoral 10-day DL (03/29)
03/26/18 P Madison Bumgarner Hand 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Will Smith Elbow 10-day DL (03/29)
Key San Diego Padres Injuries
04/10/18 CF Manuel Margot Ribs left last game, is "?" Wednesday vs Colorado Rockies
04/04/18 2B Allen Cordoba Concussion 60-day DL (03/26)
03/30/18 P Colin Rea Elbow 60-day DL (03/30)
03/29/18 P Dinelson Lamet Forearm 10-day DL (03/26)
03/29/18 CF Franchy Cordero Hip 10-day DL (03/26)
03/29/18 P Matt Strahm Knee 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 RF Alex Dickerson Elbow 60-day DL (03/28)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Giants have a 5-5 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Chris Stratton has a 0-1 record with an earned run average of 4.35 and a WHIP of 1.26 this season. He has 7 strikeouts over his 10.1 innings pitched and he's given up 9 hits. He's allowed 7.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.1. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.45 and they have given up 36 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .234 against the bullpen and they've struck out 44 hitters and walked 15 batters. As a team, San Francisco allows 7.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.4 batters per nine innings. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 2.97. The Giants pitchers collectively have given up 79 base hits and 31 earned runs. They have allowed 3 home runs this season, ranking them 30th in the league. San Francisco as a pitching staff has walked 38 batters and struck out 77. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.25 and their FIP as a unit is 3.06.
As a team San Francisco is hitting .242, good for 10th in the league. The Giants hold a .363 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .288, which is good for 28th in baseball. They rank 10th in MLB with 8.4 hits per game. Brandon Belt is hitting .250 with an on-base percentage of .333. He has 8 hits this season in 32 at bats with 3 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .406 and an OPS+ of 108. Joe Panik is hitting .306 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .359. He has totaled 11 hits and he has driven in 3 men in 36 at bats. His OPS+ is 154 while his slugging percentage is at .556. The Giants have 84 hits, including 12 doubles and 10 home runs. San Francisco has walked 24 times so far this season and they have struck out 93 times as a unit. They have left 69 men on base and have a team OPS of .651. They score 3 runs per contest and have scored a total of 30 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
San Diego has a 4-8 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.22, Bryan Mitchell has a 0-1 record and a 1.88 WHIP. He has 2 strikeouts over the 10.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 11 hits. He's allowing 9.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 6.57. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.14 and they have given up 28 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .170 against the Padres bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 50 batters and walked 16 opposing hitters. As a team, San Diego allows 7.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.1 batters per nine innings. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 3.42. The Padres pitchers as a team have surrendered 92 base knocks and 42 earned runs this season. They have given up 10 home runs this year, which ranks 19th in Major League Baseball. San Diego as a staff has walked 46 hitters and struck out 100 batters. They give up a walk 3.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.25 while their FIP as a staff is 3.64.
As a team, they are batting .237, good for 15th in the league. The Padres hold a .397 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .306, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 8.2 hits per contest. Eric Hosmer comes into this matchup batting .319 with an OBP of .407. He has 15 hits this year along with 2 RBI in 47 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .447 with an OPS+ of 144. Freddy Galvis is hitting .350 this season and he has an OBP of .458. He has collected 14 hits in 40 at bats while driving in 5 runs. He has an OPS+ of 174 and a slugging percentage of .500. The Padres as a unit have 98 base hits, including 21 doubles and 13 homers. San Diego has walked 34 times this year and they have struck out on 114 occasions. They have had 81 men left on base and have an OPS of .703. They have scored 3.5 runs per game and totaled 42 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Giants/Padres MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Giants -105
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