Sunday, September 6, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Rubby De La Rosa (12-6) vs. Kyle Hendricks (6-6)
The Arizona Diamondbacks visit Wrigley Field on Sunday to play the Chicago Cubs. Rubby De La Rosa is the probable starter for the Diamondbacks and he'll face Kyle Hendricks of the Cubs. The opening line for this matchup has Arizona at +145 and Chicago at -155. The over/under was set at 8. The Diamondbacks have a 69-58 over/under record and a 70-65 run line mark, meaning they cover 52% of the time. The Cubs are 61-72 against the run line and have a 58-67 over/under record. They cover the spread 46% of the time.
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The Diamondbacks show up with a 65-70 record, including 34-35 on the road. Rubby De La Rosa has a 12-6 record on the season, an earned run average of 4.46 and a 1.30 WHIP. In his starts, the Diamondbacks are 16-11 over his 167.1 innings pitched this season while giving up 168 hits during those innings. Against the over/under, the Diamondbacks are 15-10 in his starts. The team is averaging 5.3 runs when he starts. The bullpen has given up 450 hits on the season and have an earned run average of 3.52. The bullpen has struck out 401 and walked 167 batters this season while opposing teams hit .248 against them. Arizona has a team average of 9.03 hits allowed per game and are averaging 7.22 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 4.09, they are 20th in the league.
Arizona is batting .266 as a team, which is good for 5th in the league and hitting .261 away from home. The Diamondbacks on-base percentage sits at .325, which puts them at 6th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .410. With 162 hits, A.J. Pollock leads the team while his team ranks 2nd in hits per game with 9.32.
Chicago is 41-28 at home while holding a 76-57 overall record on the season. Kyle Hendricks has a record of 6-6 while sporting an earned run average of 4.15 on the year with a 1.24 WHIP. In his starts, the Cubs are 14-12 and he has allowed 146 hits over 147.1 innings pitched this season. Against the over/under, the Cubs are 13-13 when he starts. The team is averaging 4 runs when he takes the field. The bullpen has given up 389 hits on the season and have a team earned run average of 3.56. The Cubs bullpen has struck out 406 batters and walked 153 this season while opposing teams have hit .239 against them. Chicago has a team average of 8.24 hits per game and are averaging 8.64 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.60, they are 6th in the league.
They are batting .242 as a team, which is good for 30th in the league and hitting .238 at home. The Cubs on-base percentage sits at .319, which puts them at 15th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .396. With 137 hits, Anthony Rizzo leads the team while his team ranks 30th in hits per game with 8.15.
In terms of team defense, the Diamondbacks have a fielding percentage of .987 with 66 total errors, 1,453 assists and 3,683 put outs. Over the course of this season, the Cubs have accumulated 92 errors while having 1,359 assists and 3,596 put outs leading to a .982 fielding percentage.
Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 69-58 against the over/under so far this season
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 70-65 against the run line so far this season
Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 58-67 against the over/under so far this season
The Chicago Cubs are 61-72 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
09/05/15 2B Aaron Hill Hamstring is downgraded to not expected to be in the starting lineup Saturday vs. Chicago Cubs
09/04/15 1B Paul Goldschmidt Personal probable Saturday vs Chicago Cubs
08/20/15 P Jeremy Hellickson Hamstring Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/19)
05/30/15 C Tuffy Gosewisch Knee Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/28), out for season
09/05/15 C Miguel Montero Rest is not expected to be in the starting lineup Saturday vs. Arizona Diamondbacks
09/04/15 C Kyle Schwarber Ribs out indefinitely
08/25/15 P Jason Motte Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/24)
08/25/15 RF Jorge Soler Oblique Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/24)
07/29/15 P Neil Ramirez Abdominal Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/29)
04/15/15 2B Tommy La Stella Ribs Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/9)
04/06/15 P Jacob Turner Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27)
Josh's Pick: Take the Diamondbacks
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