Tuesday, August 18, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Chase Anderson (5-5) vs. Francisco Liriano (8-6)
The Arizona Diamondbacks visit PNC Park on Tuesday to play the Pittsburgh Pirates. The probable starters are Chase Anderson for the Diamondbacks and Francisco Liriano for the Pirates. The opening line for this matchup has Arizona at +199 and Pittsburgh at -215. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Diamondbacks have a 60-50 over/under record and a 62-54 run line mark, meaning they cover 53% of the time. The Pirates are 52-63 against the run line and have a 52-52 over/under record. They cover the spread 45% of the time.
The Diamondbacks head into this matchup with a 57-59 record, including 27-30 on the road. Chase Anderson has an earned run average of 4.31 and is 5-5 so far on the season while having a 1.27 WHIP. He's pitched 117 innings thus far while surrendering 121 hits over that time and when he starts, the Diamondbacks are 8-12. Against the over/under, the Diamondbacks are 7-13 in his starts. His teammates are averaging 3.4 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.43 and they have given up 358 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .238 against the bullpen while being struck out 335 times and walking 141 times this season. As a team, Arizona has allowed 8.81 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.18 batters per nine. They are 20th in the league in team earned run average at 4.03.
Arizona ranks 5th in the league in team batting average at .265 while hitting .258 on the road. The Diamondbacks hold a .408 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .326 which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 3rd in baseball with 9.26 hits per game and Paul Goldschmidt leads the team with 139.
With a 39-18 home record, Pittsburgh will hope to improve on their 69-46 overall mark. Francisco Liriano is starting this game 8-6 for the season with an earned run average of 3.19 and a WHIP of 1.13. He's pitched 135.1 innings thus far while surrendering 105 hits over that time in which the Pirates are 12-10. Against the over/under, the Pirates are 12-7 when he starts. His teammates score an average of 5.1 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.66 and they have given up 324 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .237 against the Pirates bullpen while being struck out 318 times and walking 111 times this season. As a team, Pittsburgh has allowed 8.55 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.99 batters per nine. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 3.21.
They rank 8th in the league in team batting average with a .260 average while hitting .263 at home. The Pirates hold a .396 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .321 which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 7th in baseball with 9.03 hits per game and Andrew McCutchen leads the team with 119.
Arizona has a team fielding percentage of .987 after having committed 56 errors with 1,245 assists and 3,157 put outs for the season. For the home team, they hold a .982 team fielding percentage while committing 84 errors, accumulating 1354 assists and compiling 3,170 put outs.
Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 60-50 against the over/under so far this season
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 62-54 against the run line so far this season
Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 52-52 against the over/under so far this season
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 52-63 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)
08/08/15 P Deolis Guerra Knee Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/7)
08/01/15 P A.J. Burnett Elbow Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/31)
07/20/15 SS Jordy Mercer Knee Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/20)
07/19/15 CF Gorkys Hernandez Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/13)
07/06/15 3B Josh Harrison Thumb Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/6)
06/24/15 RF Corey Hart Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (6/22)
05/07/15 LF Andrew Lambo Plantar Fasciitis Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/4)
04/06/15 P Brandon Cumpton Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27)
Tony's Pick: Take the Diamondbacks
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