Tuesday, August 4, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Patrick Corbin (2-3) vs. Max Scherzer (11-8)
The Arizona Diamondbacks visit Nationals Park on Tuesday to play the Washington Nationals. Patrick Corbin is the probable starter for the Diamondbacks and he'll face Max Scherzer of the Nationals. The opening line for this matchup has Arizona at +185 and Washington at -200. The over/under was set at 6.5. The Diamondbacks, with a 55-48 run line record, cover the spread 53% of the time. They also have a 52-45 over/under record. The Nationals have a 52-47 over/under record and a 46-57 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 45% of the time.
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The Diamondbacks show up with a 50-53 record, including 24-26 on the road. Patrick Corbin has an earned run average of 3.21 and is 2-3 so far on the season while having a 1.00 WHIP. In his starts, the Diamondbacks are 2-3 over his 28 innings pitched this season while giving up 23 hits during those innings. The Diamondbacks are also 2-3 against the over/under in his starts. The team is averaging 3.8 runs when he starts. 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 7.24 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 4.07, they are 23rd in the league.
Arizona is batting .261 as a team, which is good for 6th in the league and hitting .259 away from home. The Diamondbacks on-base percentage sits at .323, which puts them at 8th 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.
Washington is 28-19 at home while holding a 54-49 overall record on the season. Max Scherzer is starting this game 11-8 for the season with an earned run average of 2.22 and a WHIP of 0.83. In his starts, the Nationals are 12-9 and he has allowed 106 hits over 150 innings pitched this season. The Nationals are also 6-14 against the over/under in his starts. The team is averaging 3.3 runs when he takes the field. The bullpen has given up 274 hits on the season and have a team earned run average of 3.28. The Nationals bullpen has struck out 277 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 8.05 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.58, they are 8th in the league.
They are batting .249 as a team, which is good for 23rd in the league and hitting .243 at home. The Nationals on-base percentage sits at .313, which puts them at 16th 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 8.34.
In terms of team defense, the Diamondbacks have a fielding percentage of .987 with 50 total errors, 1,089 assists and 2,812 put outs. Over the course of this season, the Nationals have accumlated 61 errors while having 973 assists and 2,730 put outs leading to a .984 fielding percentage.
Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 52-45 against the over/under so far this season
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 55-48 against the run line so far this season
Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 52-47 against the over/under so far this season
The Washington Nationals are 46-57 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)
Tony's Pick: Take the Diamondbacks
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