Wednesday, August 5, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Rubby De La Rosa (8-5) vs. Gio Gonzalez (8-4)
The Arizona Diamondbacks head to Nationals Park on Wednesday to take on the Washington Nationals. Rubby De La Rosa is the probable starter for the Diamondbacks and he'll face Gio Gonzalez of the Nationals. The opening line for this matchup has Arizona at +145 and Washington at -155. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Diamondbacks have a 53-45 over/under record and a 56-48 run line mark, meaning they cover 54% of the time. The Nationals have a 53-47 over/under record and a 46-58 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 44% of the time.
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The Diamondbacks come into this game with a 51-53 record, and they are 25-26 away from home. Rubby De La Rosa has an earned run average of 4.59 and is 8-5 so far on the season while having a 1.29 WHIP. He's pitched 131.1 innings thus far while surrendering 133 hits over that time and when he starts, the Diamondbacks are 12-9. The Diamondbacks are also 12-8 against the over/under in his starts. His teammates are averaging 5 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.40 and they have given up 327 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .241 against the bullpen while being struck out 308 times and walking 131 times this season. As a team, Arizona has allowed 8.84 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.24 batters per nine. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.07.
Arizona ranks 6th in the league in team batting average at .262 while hitting .260 on the road. The Diamondbacks hold a .404 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .323 which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 5th in baseball with 9.13 hits per game and Paul Goldschmidt leads the team with 126.
With a 54-50 overall record, Washington will come into this game 28-20 at home. Gio Gonzalez is starting this game 8-4 for the season with an earned run average of 3.75 and a WHIP of 1.43. He's pitched 110.1 innings thus far while surrendering 115 hits over that time in which the Nationals are 12-7. The Nationals are also 10-8 against the over/under in his starts. His teammates score an average of 4.6 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.28 and they have given up 277 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .244 against the Nationals bullpen while being struck out 279 times and walking 87 times this season. As a team, Washington has allowed 8.91 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.05 batters per nine. They are 10th in the league in team earned run average at 3.60.
They rank 24th in the league in team batting average with a .248 average while hitting .243 at home. The Nationals hold a .392 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .313 which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 21st in baseball with 8.34 hits per game and Yunel Escobar leads the team with 113.
Arizona has a team fielding percentage of .987 after having committed 50 errors with 1,101 assists and 2,839 put outs for the season. For the home team, they hold a .984 team fielding percentage while committing 61 errors, accumulating 983 assists and compiling 2,757 put outs.
Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 53-45 against the over/under so far this season
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 56-48 against the run line so far this season
Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 53-47 against the over/under so far this season
The Washington Nationals are 46-58 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)
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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