Wednesday, September 23, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Chase Anderson (6-6) vs. Zack Greinke (18-3)
The Los Angeles Dodgers welcome the Arizona Diamondbacks to Dodger Stadium on Wednesday. Chase Anderson is the probable starter for the Diamondbacks and he'll face Zack Greinke of the Dodgers. The opening line for this matchup has Arizona at +225 and Los Angeles at -245. The over/under was set at 6.5. The Diamondbacks, with a 78-72 run line record, cover the spread 52% of the time. They also have a 75-67 over/under record. The Dodgers have a 71-73 over/under record and a 68-81 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 44% of the time.
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The Diamondbacks come into this game with a 72-78 record, and they are 37-38 away from home. Starting pitcher Chase Anderson holds a 6-6 record with an earned run average of 4.52 and a WHIP of 1.33. In his starts, the Diamondbacks are 10-15 over his 141.1 innings pitched this season while giving up 153 hits during those innings. Against the over/under, the Diamondbacks are 10-15 in his starts. He is getting 3.6 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has given up 497 hits on the season and have an earned run average of 3.45. The bullpen has struck out 461 and walked 194 batters this season while opposing teams hit .242 against them. Arizona has a team average of 8.93 hits allowed per game and are averaging 7.31 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 4.04, they are 18th in the league.
As a team, Arizona is batting .266, good for 6th in the league while putting together a .262 average away from home. The Diamondbacks on-base percentage sits at .325, which puts them at 8th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .413. With 178 hits, A.J. Pollock leads the team while his team ranks 4th in hits per game with 9.31.
With a 85-64 overall record, Los Angeles will come into this game 50-25 at home. With an earned run average of 1.65, Zack Greinke will come into this game holding a 18-3 record and a 0.85 WHIP. In his starts, the Dodgers are 22-8 and he has allowed 140 hits over 207.2 innings pitched this season. Against the over/under, the Dodgers are 13-17 when he starts. He is getting 4 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has given up 404 hits on the season and have a team earned run average of 3.91. The Dodgers bullpen has struck out 471 batters and walked 140 this season while opposing teams have hit .244 against them. Los Angeles has a team average of 8.54 hits per game and are averaging 7.55 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.97, they are 13th in the league.
As a team, they are batting .243, good for 30th in the league while putting together a .243 average at home. The Dodgers on-base percentage sits at .304, which puts them at 28th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .388. With 149 hits, Adrian Gonzalez leads the team while his team ranks 30th in hits per game with 8.13.
In terms of team defense, the Diamondbacks have a fielding percentage of .987 with 74 total errors, 1,593 assists and 4,079 put outs. Over the course of this season, the Dodgers have accumulated 71 errors while having 1,584 assists and 3,990 put outs leading to a .987 fielding percentage.
Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 75-67 against the over/under so far this season
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 78-72 against the run line so far this season
Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 71-73 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 68-81 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
05/30/15 C Tuffy Gosewisch Knee Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/28), out for season
Los Angeles Dodgers
09/22/15 3B Justin Turner Knee "?" Tuesday vs. Arizona Diamondbacks
09/16/15 SS Jimmy Rollins Finger out indefinitely
09/15/15 2B Jose Peraza Hamstring out indefinitely
09/01/15 SS Enrique Hernandez Hamstring Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/31)
08/28/15 RF Yasiel Puig Hamstring Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/28)
04/28/15 P Brandon McCarthy Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/26), out for season
04/06/15 P Bronson Arroyo Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/6), out for season
04/06/15 P Hyun-Jin Ryu Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27), out for season
Tony's Pick: Take the Diamondbacks
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