Sunday, July 12, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Rubby De La Rosa (6-4) vs. Jon Niese (4-8)
The Arizona Diamondbacks take on the New York Mets on Sunday at Citi Field. The probable starters are Rubby De La Rosa for the Diamondbacks and Jon Niese for the Mets. The opening line for this matchup has Arizona at +125 and New York at -135. The over/under was set at 7. The Diamondbacks have a 43-37 over/under record and a 46-39 run line mark, meaning they cover 54% of the time. The Mets have a 39-43 over/under record and a 41-45 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 48% of the time.
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The Diamondbacks come into this game with a 42-43 record, and they are 20-22 away from home. Rubby De La Rosa has an earned run average of 4.89 and is 6-4 so far on the season while having a 1.27 WHIP. The Diamondbacks are 9-8 over his 106.2 innings pitched and he's also given up 108 hits over that time period. The Diamondbacks are also 10-6 against the over/under in his starts. His teammates are averaging 5.3 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has given up 274 hits on the season and have a earned run average of 3.57. Opposing teams are hitting .246 against the Diamondbacks bullpen while walking 108 times and striking out 243 times. Arizona is averaging 6.95 strikeouts per game while getting 8.96 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 24th in baseball in team earned run average at 4.21.
Arizona ranks 5th in the league in team batting average at .264 while hitting .263 on the road. The Diamondbacks on-base percentage sits at .325, which puts them at 5th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .403. Paul Goldschmidt leads the team in hits with 106 while the team ranks 4th in baseball with 9.22 hits per game.
With a 45-42 overall record, New York will come into this game 30-14 at home. Jon Niese is starting this game 4-8 for the season with an earned run average of 3.58 and a WHIP of 1.42. The Mets have a record of 5-11 over the 98 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 106 hits. The Mets are also 8-6 against the over/under in his starts. His teammates score an average of 3 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has given up 177 hits on the season and have a team earned run average of 2.82. Opposing teams are hitting .214 against the Mets bullpen while walking 91 times and striking out 210 times. New York is averaging 8.04 strikeouts per game while getting 8.16 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 3.24.
They rank 30th in the league in team batting average with a .233 average while hitting .238 at home. The Mets on-base percentage sits at .298, which puts them at 26th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .358. Juan Lagares leads the team in hits with 80 while the team ranks 30th in baseball with 7.72 hits a game.
In terms of team defense, the Diamondbacks have a fielding percentage of .987 with 42 total errors, 894 assists and 2,323 put outs. The Mets have committed 53 errors on the season with 858 assists and 2,314 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .984 on the year.
Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 43-37 against the over/under so far this season
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 46-39 against the run line so far this season
New York Mets Betting Trends
The New York Mets are 39-43 against the over/under so far this season
The New York Mets are 41-45 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
07/09/15 P Jeremy Hellickson Thumb "?" for next start scheduled start
06/16/15 CF Ender Inciarte Hamstring Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/16)
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)
04/05/15 P David Hernandez Elbow Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (3/27)
New York Mets
07/09/15 P Steven Matz Back Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/6)
06/23/15 C Travis d'Arnaud Arm Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/21)
06/04/15 RF Cesar Puello Back Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/6)
05/14/15 P Buddy Carlyle Back Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/12)
04/16/15 3B David Wright Hamstring Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/15)
04/06/15 P Joshua Edgin Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27), out for season
04/06/15 P Zack Wheeler Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27), out for season
Josh's Pick: Take the Diamondbacks
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