Monday, August 3, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Zack Godley (2-0) vs. Doug Fister (4-6)
The Arizona Diamondbacks visit Nationals Park on Monday to play the Washington Nationals. The Diamondbacks send Zack Godley to the mound to face Doug Fister of the Nationals. The opening line for this matchup has Arizona at +153 and Washington at -163. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Diamondbacks have a 52-44 over/under record and a 55-47 run line mark, meaning they cover 53% of the time. The Nationals have a 51-47 over/under record and a 46-56 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 45% of the time.
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The Diamondbacks head into this matchup with a 50-52 record, including 24-25 on the road. Zack Godley has a 2-0 record on the season, an earned run average of 2.25 and a 1.17 WHIP. He's pitched 12 innings thus far while surrendering 11 hits over that time and when he starts, the Diamondbacks are 2-0. The Diamondbacks are also 2-0 against the over/under in his starts. His teammates are averaging 8 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has given up 322 hits on the season and have a earned run average of 3.33. The bullpen has struck out 307 and walked 131 batters this season while opposing teams hit .240 against them. Arizona has a team average of 8.85 hits allowed per game and are averaging 7.2 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 4.07, they are 23rd in the league.
Arizona ranks 6th in the league in team batting average at .261 while hitting .259 on the road. The Diamondbacks on-base percentage sits at .323, which puts them at 7th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .402. With 126 hits, Paul Goldschmidt leads the team while his team ranks 5th in hits per game with 9.12.
With a 28-19 home record, Washington will hope to improve on their 54-48 overall mark. Doug Fister has a record of 4-6 while sporting an earned run average of 4.39 on the year with a 1.42 WHIP. He's pitched 80 innings thus far while surrendering 96 hits over that time in which the Nationals are 5-9. The Nationals are also 8-6 against the over/under in his starts. His teammates score an average of 3.8 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has given up 272 hits on the season and have a team earned run average of 3.31. The Nationals bullpen has struck out 275 batters and walked 87 this season while opposing teams have hit .243 against them. Washington has a team average of 8.89 hits per game and are averaging 8.03 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.56, they are 8th in the league.
They rank 22nd in the league in team batting average with a .249 average while hitting .244 at home. The Nationals on-base percentage sits at .314, which puts them at 15th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .392. With 111 hits, Yunel Escobar leads the team while his team ranks 22nd in hits per game with 8.35.
In terms of team defense, the Diamondbacks have a fielding percentage of .987 with 50 total errors, 1083 assists and 2,788 put outs. Over the course of this season, the Nationals have accumlated 61 errors while having 965 assists and 2,706 put outs leading to a .984 fielding percentage.
Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 52-44 against the over/under so far this season
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 55-47 against the run line so far this season
Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 51-47 against the over/under so far this season
The Washington Nationals are 46-56 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
08/02/15 CF A.J. Pollock Knee "?" Monday vs. Washington Nationals
07/29/15 P Randall Delgado Ankle Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/28)
07/20/15 P Chase Anderson Tricep Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/19)
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)
07/10/15 CF Denard Span Back Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/6)
07/05/15 P Stephen Strasburg Oblique Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/4)
04/30/15 LF Reed Johnson Calf Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/29)
04/15/15 P Craig Stammen Forearm Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/14)
04/06/15 LF Nate McLouth Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27)
Josh's Pick: Take the Diamondbacks
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