Monday, June 15, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Robbie Ray (1-1) vs. Jered Weaver (4-6)
The Arizona Diamondbacks head to Angel Stadium on Monday to take on the Los Angeles Angels. Robbie Ray is the probable starter for the Diamondbacks and he'll face Jered Weaver of the Angels. The opening line for this matchup has Arizona at +125 and Los Angeles at -135. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Diamondbacks, with a 34-27 run line record, cover the spread 56% of the time. They also have a 31-26 over/under record. The Angels have a 29-30 over/under record and a 30-32 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 45% of the time.
The Diamondbacks head into this matchup with a 29-32 record, including 14-16 on the road. Starting pitcher Robbie Ray holds a 1-1 record with an earned run average of 1.53 and a WHIP of 1.13. He's pitched 17.2 innings thus far while surrendering 15 hits over that time and when he starts, the Diamondbacks are 2-1. The Diamondbacks are also 1-1 against the over/under in his starts. His teammates are averaging 3.7 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has given up 212 hits on the season and have a earned run average of 3.76. The bullpen has struck out 191 and walked 75 batters this season while opposing teams hit .250 against them. Arizona has a team average of 9.11 hits allowed per game and are averaging 6.98 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 4.31, they are 28th in the league.
Arizona ranks 6th in the league in team batting average at .264 while hitting .268 on the road. The Diamondbacks on-base percentage sits at .322, which puts them at 7th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .401. With 78 hits, Paul Goldschmidt leads the team while his team ranks 2nd in hits per game with 9.39.
With a 18-13 home record, Los Angeles will hope to improve on their 32-30 overall mark. With an earned run average of 4.61, Jered Weaver will come into this game holding a 4-6 record and a 1.23 WHIP. He's pitched 84 innings thus far while surrendering 90 hits over that time in which the Angels are 6-7. The Angels are also 5-7 against the over/under in his starts. His teammates score an average of 3.5 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has given up 143 hits on the season and have a team earned run average of 3.36. The Angels bullpen has struck out 161 batters and walked 55 this season while opposing teams have hit .223 against them. Los Angeles has a team average of 8.13 hits per game and are averaging 8.71 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.31, they are 3rd in the league.
They rank 11th in the league in team batting average with a .258 average while hitting .266 at home. The Angels on-base percentage sits at .335, which puts them at 2nd in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .437. With 69 hits, Mike Trout leads the team while his team ranks 16th in hits per game with 8.48.
In terms of team defense, the Diamondbacks have a fielding percentage of .988 with 28 total errors, 645 assists and 1,687 put outs. Over the course of this season, the Angels have accumlated 32 errors while having 521 assists and 1,643 put outs leading to a .985 fielding percentage.
Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 31-26 against the over/under so far this season
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 34-27 against the run line so far this season
Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 29-30 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Angels are 30-32 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
06/04/15 P Archie Bradley Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/4)
06/04/15 P Enrique Burgos Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/26)
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)
04/06/15 P Bronson Arroyo Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/6)
04/05/15 P David Hernandez Elbow Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (3/27)
04/05/15 C Oscar Hernandez Hand Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27)
04/05/15 P Patrick Corbin Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27)
Los Angeles Angels
06/03/15 P Mike Morin Oblique Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/24)
05/28/15 RF Collin Cowgill Wrist Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/27)
04/16/15 P Tyler Skaggs Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27)
04/06/15 P Cory Rasmus Abdominal Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27)
Josh's Pick: Take the Diamondbacks
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