San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres 4/14/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, April 14, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Derek Holland vs. Clayton Richard
The San Francisco Giants head to Petco Park on Saturday, April 14, 2018 to take on the San Diego Padres. The expected starting pitchers are Derek Holland for the Giants and Clayton Richard for the Padres.
The odds for this matchup have San Francisco at +100 and San Diego at -110. The Giants have a 6-6-0 over/under mark and a 7-5-0 run line record. The Padres are 6-8-0 against the run line and have a 5-8-1 over/under record.
Valuable San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 6-6-0 against the over/under
The San Francisco Giants are 7-5-0 against the run line
Important San Diego Padres Betting Trends
The San Diego Padres are 5-8-1 against the over/under
The San Diego Padres are 6-8-0 against the run line
Key San Francisco Giants Injuries
04/10/18 P Johnny Cueto Ankle 10-day DL (04/07)
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 60-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Will Smith Elbow 10-day DL (03/29)
Key San Diego Padres Injuries
04/12/18 CF Manuel Margot Ribs 10-day DL (04/11)
04/11/18 P Kirby Yates Ankle 10-day DL (04/08)
04/11/18 P Luis Perdomo Possible Suspension left last game, is "?" next start
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 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 6-6 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Derek Holland has a 0-2 record with an earned run average of 4.09 and a WHIP of 0.82 this year. He has 12 strikeouts over his 11 innings pitched and he's given up 5 hits. He allows 4.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 1.94. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.74 and they have given up 41 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .233 against the bullpen and they've struck out 48 hitters and walked 16 batters. As a team, San Francisco allows 7.2 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 3.05. The Giants pitchers collectively have given up 89 base hits and 38 earned runs. They have allowed 5 home runs this season, ranking them 30th in the league. San Francisco as a pitching staff has walked 42 batters and struck out 92. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.17 and their FIP as a unit is 3.15.
As a team San Francisco is hitting .241, good for 10th in the league. The Giants hold a .357 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .300, which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Brandon Belt is hitting .235 with an on-base percentage of .366. He has 8 hits this season in 34 at bats with 3 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .382 and an OPS+ of 111. Joe Panik is hitting .295 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .367. He has totaled 13 hits and he has driven in 3 men in 44 at bats. His OPS+ is 142 while his slugging percentage is at .500. The Giants have 100 hits, including 15 doubles and 11 home runs. San Francisco has walked 36 times so far this season and they have struck out 110 times as a unit. They have left 87 men on base and have a team OPS of .657. They score 3.33 runs per contest and have scored a total of 40 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
San Diego has a 4-10 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.29, Clayton Richard has a 1-1 record and a 1.53 WHIP this season. He has 13 strikeouts over the 17 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 19 hits. He allows 10.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.27. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.16 and they have given up 38 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .178 against the Padres bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 64 batters and walked 22 opposing hitters. As a team, San Diego allows 7.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.3 batters per nine innings. They are 10th in the league in team earned run average at 3.38. The Padres pitchers as a team have surrendered 111 base knocks and 48 earned runs this season. They have given up 10 home runs this year, which ranks 23rd in Major League Baseball. San Diego as a staff has walked 57 hitters and struck out 118 batters. They give up a walk 4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.32 while their FIP as a staff is 3.61.
As a team, they are batting .222, good for 25th in the league. The Padres hold a .376 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .291, which is good for 29th in baseball. They rank 25th in MLB with 7.5 hits per contest. Eric Hosmer comes into this matchup batting .309 with an OBP of .387. He has 17 hits this year along with 3 RBI in 55 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .491 with an OPS+ of 150. Freddy Galvis is hitting .304 this season and he has an OBP of .418. He has collected 14 hits in 46 at bats while driving in 5 runs. He has an OPS+ of 145 and a slugging percentage of .435. The Padres as a unit have 105 base hits, including 22 doubles and 15 homers. San Diego has walked 38 times this year and they have struck out on 133 occasions. They have had 88 men left on base and have an OPS of .667. They have scored 3.29 runs per game and totaled 46 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Giants/Padres MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Padres -110
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