Friday, August 21, 2015
Great American Ball Park
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Probable Pitchers: Rubby De La Rosa (10-5) vs. David Holmberg (1-2)
The Cincinnati Reds host the Arizona Diamondbacks at Great American Ball Park on Friday. Rubby De La Rosa is the probable starter for the Diamondbacks and he'll face David Holmberg of the Reds. The opening line for this matchup has Arizona at -121 and Cincinnati at +111. The over/under was set at 8. The Diamondbacks have a 61-52 over/under record and a 64-55 run line mark, meaning they cover 54% of the time. The Reds are 61-56 against the run line and have a 55-57 over/under record. They cover the spread 52% of the time.
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The Diamondbacks head into this matchup with a 58-61 record, including 28-32 on the road. Rubby De La Rosa has an earned run average of 4.40 and is 10-5 so far on the season while having a 1.31 WHIP. In his starts, the Diamondbacks are 14-10 over his 149.1 innings pitched this season while giving up 150 hits during those innings. The Diamondbacks are also 14-9 against the over/under in his starts. His teammates are averaging 5.4 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has given up 373 hits on the season and have an earned run average of 3.36. The bullpen has struck out 350 and walked 147 batters this season while opposing teams hit .239 against them. Arizona has a team average of 8.83 hits allowed per game and are averaging 7.21 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 4.01, they are 20th in the league.
Arizona ranks 6th in the league in team batting average at .263 while hitting .256 on the road. The Diamondbacks on-base percentage sits at .324, which puts them at 6th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .405. With 141 hits, Paul Goldschmidt leads the team while his team ranks 3rd in hits per game with 9.24.
With a 28-28 home record, Cincinnati will hope to improve on their 51-67 overall mark. David Holmberg is starting this game 1-2 for the season with an earned run average of 5.95 and a WHIP of 1.58. In his starts, the Reds are 1-3 and he has allowed 18 hits over 19.2 innings pitched this season. The Reds are also 2-2 against the over/under in his starts. His teammates score an average of 5.5 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has given up 344 hits on the season and have a team earned run average of 3.71. The Reds bullpen has struck out 334 batters and walked 156 this season while opposing teams have hit .236 against them. Cincinnati has a team average of 8.45 hits per game and are averaging 7.32 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 4.01, they are 21st in the league.
They rank 22nd in the league in team batting average with a .248 average while hitting .258 at home. The Reds on-base percentage sits at .313, which puts them at 16th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .397. With 126 hits, Joey Votto leads the team while his team ranks 17th in hits per game with 8.54.
In terms of team defense, the Diamondbacks have a fielding percentage of .987 with 58 total errors, 1,282 assists and 3,252 put outs. Over the course of this season, the Reds have accumulated 60 errors while having 1222 assists and 3,195 put outs leading to a .987 fielding percentage.
Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 61-52 against the over/under so far this season
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 64-55 against the run line so far this season
Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Reds are 55-57 against the over/under so far this season
The Cincinnati Reds are 61-56 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
07/29/15 P Randall Delgado Ankle Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/28)
06/04/15 P Archie Bradley Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/4)
05/30/15 C Tuffy Gosewisch Knee Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/28), out for season
04/22/15 C Gerald Laird Back Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/9)
08/20/15 2B Brandon Phillips Bicep is downgraded to doubtful Thursday vs. Arizona Diamondbacks
08/19/15 CF Billy Hamilton Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/19)
06/17/15 P Jon Moscot Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (6/16)
06/11/15 SS Zack Cozart Knee Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (6/11); out for season
05/25/15 C Devin Mesoraco Hip Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/23), out for season
04/28/15 P Homer Bailey Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/26); out for season
04/04/15 P Sean Marshall Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/5)
Guy's Pick: Take the Diamondbacks
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