Betting Baseball: Struggling Aces Look to Rebound as Strasburg Faces Off With Cain

Washington Nationals (+104) at San Francisco Giants (-113, 7 O/U )

Right-hander Stephen Strasburg takes the mound tonight for the road team Washington Nationals. He is 2-5 on the year with a 2.83 ERA. In his last start against the Padres, Strasburg was solid, pitching a career-high eight innings, allowing two runs — one earned — on three hits and striking out four. Strasburg made it look easy to pitch in front of his family. The Nationals are 3-6 in games started by him, and have gone over 56% of those games. The San Francisco Giants will send right-hander Matt Cain out as their starter; he has a 4-5 record so far in 2013. San Francisco has won Cain’s last four starts. But consistency has eluded him. The middle two outings, in which he allowed three runs in 15 1/3 innings, were sandwiched by a pair of games in which he surrendered three homers. The Giants have gone over the total in 75% of his starts. Forecasts are calling for 54°F temperatures with winds blowing out to right field at 17 mph. The humidity will be around 77%. No rain is expected in this game.

Washington Nationals versus Cain: 28 years old right-hander, 6’3” 230 pounds. Throws: fastball, slider, changeup, curve

Fly Ball Pitcher

Runs per game, 27: Home Runs, 17: Bat Ave, 28: OB%, 27: Slugging, 23

    Walks, 19: Strikeouts, 10: Stolen Bases, 20

    Last seven games, 30: Last 14 games, 30: Last 28 games, 29

      Versus Righties, 23: Versus lefties, 30

        Home, 25: Away, 24

          1st Inning Production, 25

            Facing a Power Pitcher, 25: Facing a Finesse Pitcher, 28

              Facing a fly ball pitcher, 6: Facing a ground ball pitcher, 13

                Run Production at Night, 28: Run Production During Day, 26

                  First five innings, 20: 6th to 9th Innings, 29

                    San Francisco Giants versus Strasburg: 24 years old right-hander, 6’4” 220 pounds. Throws: fastball, curve, changeup

                    Runs per game, 12: Home Runs, 24: Bat Ave, 7: OB%, 13: Slugging, 21

                      Walks, 22: Strikeouts, 26: Stolen Bases, 13

                      Last seven games, 9: Last 14 games, 4: Last 28 games, 22

                        Versus Righties, 25: Versus lefties, 16

                          Home, 23: Away, 16

                            1st Inning Production, 17

                              Facing a Power Pitcher, 24: Facing a Finesse Pitcher, 19

                                Facing a fly ball pitcher, 17: Facing a ground ball pitcher, 13

                                  Run Production at Night, 19: Run Production During Day, 23

                                    First five innings, 24: 6th to 9th Innings, 16