Wednesday, August 19, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Robbie Ray (3-8) vs. J.A. Happ (0-1)
The Arizona Diamondbacks take on the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday at PNC Park. The probable starters are Robbie Ray for the Diamondbacks and J.A. Happ for the Pirates. The opening line for this matchup has Arizona at +133 and Pittsburgh at -143. The over/under was set at 8. The Diamondbacks, with a 63-54 run line record, cover the spread 54% of the time. They also have a 60-51 over/under record. The Pirates are 52-64 against the run line and have a 52-53 over/under record. They cover the spread 45% of the time.
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The Diamondbacks head into this matchup with a 58-59 record, including 28-30 on the road. Starting pitcher Robbie Ray holds a 3-8 record with an earned run average of 3.29 and a WHIP of 1.23. He's pitched 82 innings thus far while surrendering 76 hits over that time and when he starts, the Diamondbacks are 4-10. Against the over/under, the Diamondbacks are 4-9 in his starts. The team is averaging 2.9 runs when he starts. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 3.40 and they've given up 362 hits on the season. The bullpen has struck out 338 and walked 143 batters this season while opposing teams hit .239 against them. Arizona has a team average of 8.79 hits allowed per game and are averaging 7.18 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 4.00, they are 19th in the league.
Arizona is batting .265 as a team, which is good for 5th in the league and hitting .259 away from home. Ranked at 5th in the league in on-base percentage, the Diamondbacks sit at .325 and they hold a .409 team slugging percentage. With 139 hits, Paul Goldschmidt leads the team while his team ranks 3rd in hits per game with 9.26.
With a 39-19 home record, Pittsburgh will hope to improve on their 69-47 overall mark. With an earned run average of 4.66, J.A. Happ will come into this game holding a 0-1 record and a 1.97 WHIP. He's pitched 9.2 innings thus far while surrendering 16 hits over that time in which the Pirates are 1-1. Against the over/under, the Pirates are 0-2 when he starts. The team is averaging 1.5 runs when he takes the field. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 2.65 and they have given up 324 hits on the season. The Pirates bullpen has struck out 320 batters and walked 111 this season while opposing teams have hit .236 against them. Pittsburgh has a team average of 8.56 hits per game and are averaging 7.98 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.22, they are 3rd in the league.
They are batting .259 as a team, which is good for 8th in the league and hitting .262 at home. Ranked at 10th in the league in on-base percentage, the Pirates sit at .321 and they hold a .395 team slugging percentage. With 119 hits, Andrew McCutchen leads the team while his team ranks 7th in hits per game with 9.02.
The Diamondbacks have committed 57 errors and have combined for 1,251 assists and 3,184 put outs leading to a .987 team fielding percentage. Over the course of this season, the Pirates have accumlated 84 errors while having 1368 assists and 3,197 put outs leading to a .982 fielding percentage.
Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 60-51 against the over/under so far this season
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 63-54 against the run line so far this season
Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 52-53 against the over/under so far this season
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 52-64 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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