Sunday, September 27, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Jhoulys Chacin (1-1) vs. James Shields (13-6)
The Arizona Diamondbacks head to Petco Park on Sunday to take on the San Diego Padres. The probable starters are Jhoulys Chacin for the Diamondbacks and James Shields for the Padres. The opening line for this matchup has Arizona at +136 and San Diego at -146. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Diamondbacks have a 78-68 over/under record and a 80-74 run line mark, meaning they cover 52% of the time. The Padres are 73-81 against the run line and have a 91-57 over/under record. They cover the spread 47% of the time.
The Diamondbacks head into this matchup with a 74-80 record, including 39-40 on the road. Jhoulys Chacin has an earned run average of 3.04 and is 1-1 so far on the season while having a 1.27 WHIP. In his starts, the Diamondbacks are 2-2 over his 23.2 innings pitched this season while giving up 21 hits during those innings. Against the over/under, the Diamondbacks are 2-1 in his starts. He is getting 4.8 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 3.46 and they've given up 506 hits on the season. Teams are hitting .242 against the bullpen while being struck out 473 times and walking 200 times this season. As a team, Arizona has allowed 8.85 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.36 batters per nine. They are 17th in the league in team earned run average at 4.02.
As a team, Arizona is batting .265, good for 6th in the league while putting together a .260 average away from home. Ranked at 10th in the league in on-base percentage, the Diamondbacks sit at .324 and they hold a .412 team slugging percentage. They rank 4th in baseball with 9.25 hits per game and A.J. Pollock leads the team with 182.
With a 37-39 home record, San Diego will hope to improve on their 72-82 overall mark. James Shields is starting this game 13-6 for the season with an earned run average of 3.86 and a WHIP of 1.31. In his starts, the Padres are 16-16 and he has allowed 180 hits over 196 innings pitched this season. Against the over/under, the Padres are 24-7 when he starts. He is getting 5.2 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 4.16 and they have given up 428 hits on the season. Teams are hitting .239 against the Padres bullpen while being struck out 465 times and walking 174 times this season. As a team, San Diego has allowed 8.59 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.59 batters per nine. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.13.
As a team, they are batting .244, good for 29th in the league while putting together a .248 average at home. Ranked at 29th in the league in on-base percentage, the Padres sit at .301 and they hold a .389 team slugging percentage. They rank 29th in baseball with 8.27 hits per game and Matt Kemp leads the team with 154.
The Diamondbacks have committed 80 errors and have combined for 1,624 assists and 4,181 put outs leading to a .986 team fielding percentage. For the home team, they hold a .984 team fielding percentage while committing 90 errors, accumulating 1,495 assists and compiling 4,114 put outs.
Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 78-68 against the over/under so far this season
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 80-74 against the run line so far this season
San Diego Padres Betting Trends
The San Diego Padres are 91-57 against the over/under so far this season
The San Diego Padres are 73-81 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
09/25/15 SS Nick Ahmed Back out indefinitely
05/30/15 C Tuffy Gosewisch Knee Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/28), out for season
San Diego Padres
09/25/15 1B Yangervis Solarte Hamstring "?" Saturday vs. Arizona Diamondbacks
09/13/15 P Colin Rea Elbow "?" for next scheduled start
09/09/15 1B Yonder Alonso Back Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (9/2)
08/15/15 P Brandon Maurer Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/10)
05/06/15 P Brandon Morrow Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/3)
04/06/15 P Cory Luebke Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/4), out for season
04/06/15 P Josh Johnson Elbow Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/4), out for season
04/04/15 C Tim Federowicz Knee Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/26)
Guy's Pick: Take the Diamondbacks
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