San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres MLB Picks and Tips 3/31/2019
Sunday, March 31, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Jeff Samardzija vs. Chris Paddack
The San Francisco Giants visit Petco Park on Sunday, March 31, 2019 to play the San Diego Padres. The probable starters are Jeff Samardzija for the Giants and Chris Paddack for the Padres.
The opening line for this matchup has San Francisco at +120 and San Diego at -130. The Giants had a 69-86-7 over/under record and a 79-83-0 run line mark last season. The Padres were 81-81-0 against the run line and had a 79-78-5 over/under record.
Valuable San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants were 69-86-7 against the over/under last year
The San Francisco Giants were 79-83-0 against the run line last season
Important San Diego Padres Betting Trends
The San Diego Padres were 79-78-5 against the over/under last year
The San Diego Padres were 81-81-0 against the run line last season
Key San Francisco Giants Injuries
03/28/19 P Johnny Cueto Elbow is out for season
Key San Diego Padres Injuries
03/25/19 P Dinelson Lamet Elbow 60-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 P Garrett Richards Elbow is out for season
03/25/19 P Jacob Nix Elbow is out indefinitely
03/25/19 P Jose Castillo Hip 60-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 P Miguel Diaz Knee 60-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 CF Travis Jankowski Wrist 60-day IL (03/27)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Giants had a 73-89 overall record last season. Starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija had a 1-5 record with an earned run average of 6.25 and a WHIP of 1.63. He had 30 strikeouts over his 44.2 innings pitched and he gave up 47 hits. He allowed 9.5 hits per 9 innings and he had a FIP of 5.45. The bullpen had an earned run average of 3.79 and they gave up 519 base hits on the year. Teams hit .238 against the bullpen while striking out 565 hitters and walking 215 batters. As a team, San Francisco allowed 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They were 13th in the league in team earned run average at 3.95. The Giants pitchers collectively gave up 1,387 base hits and 641 earned runs last year. They allowed 156 home runs last season, ranking them 27th in the league. San Francisco as a pitching staff walked 524 batters and struck out 1,269. They walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.8 per 9. They had a team WHIP of 1.31 and their FIP as a unit was 3.98.
As a team San Francisco hit .239, good for 25th in the league. The Giants held a .368 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .300, which was good for 28th in baseball. They ranked 22nd in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Buster Posey hit .284 with an on-base percentage of .359 last year. He had 113 hits last season in 398 at bats with 41 runs batted in. He had a slugging percentage of .382 and an OPS+ of 106. Brandon Crawford hit .254 last year and he had an on-base percentage of .325. He totaled 135 hits and he drove in 54 men in 531 at bats. His OPS+ was 98 while his slugging percentage was at .394. The Giants had 1,324 hits last season, including 255 doubles and 133 home runs. San Francisco walked 448 times last year and they struck out 1,467 times as a unit. They left 1,101 men on base and had a team OPS of .667. They scored 3.72 runs per contest and scored a total of 603 runs last year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
San Diego had a 66-96 overall mark last year. The bullpen had an earned run average of 3.53 and they gave up 546 base hits on the year. Teams hit .227 against the Padres bullpen. Their relievers struck out 720 batters and walked 207 opposing hitters. As a team, San Diego allowed 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They were 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.4. The Padres pitchers as a team surrendered 1,430 base knocks and 713 earned runs last season. They gave up 185 home runs last year, which ranked 15th in Major League Baseball. San Diego as a staff walked 519 hitters and struck out 1,399 batters. They gave up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they struck out 8.6 per 9. Their team WHIP was 1.34 while their FIP as a staff was 4.10.
As a team, they batted .235, good for 28th in the league. The Padres held a .380 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .297, which was good for 30th in baseball. They ranked 27th in MLB with 8.0 hits per contest. Manny Machado comes into this matchup after batting .298 with an OBP of .367 last season. He had 187 hits last year along with 107 RBI in 628 AB's. He maintained a slugging percentage of .540 with an OPS+ of 147. Wil Myers hit .253 last season and he had an OBP of .318. He collected 79 hits in 312 at bats while driving in 39 runs. He had an OPS+ of 109 and a slugging percentage of .446. The Padres as a unit had 1,289 base hits last season, including 250 doubles and 162 homers. San Diego walked 471 times last year and they struck out on 1,523 occasions. They left 1,028 men on base and had an OPS of .677. They scored 3.81 runs per game and totaled 617 runs last year.
Who will win tonight's Giants/Padres MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Giants +120
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