Thursday, August 6, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Jeremy Hellickson (7-7) vs. Joe Ross (2-3)
The Arizona Diamondbacks visit Nationals Park on Thursday to play the Washington Nationals. Jeremy Hellickson is the probable starter for the Diamondbacks and he'll face Joe Ross of the Nationals. The opening line for this matchup has Arizona at +140 and Washington at -150. The over/under was set at 8. The Diamondbacks have a 54-45 over/under record and a 57-48 run line mark, meaning they cover 54% of the time. The Nationals are 46-59 against the run line and have a 54-47 over/under record. They cover the spread 44% of the time.
The Diamondbacks come into this game with a 51-54 record, and they are 25-27 away from home. Jeremy Hellickson has a 7-7 record on the season, an earned run average of 4.95 and a 1.36 WHIP. In his starts, the Diamondbacks are 9-11 over his 111 innings pitched this season while giving up 119 hits during those innings. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 9-8. His teammates are averaging 4 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 3.40 and they've given up 335 hits on the season. The bullpen has struck out 318 and walked 134 batters this season while opposing teams hit .240 against them. Arizona has a team average of 8.86 hits allowed per game and are averaging 7.23 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 4.08, they are 22nd in the league.
Arizona ranks 6th in the league in team batting average at .261 while hitting .259 on the road. Ranked at 8th in the league in on-base percentage, the Diamondbacks sit at .322 and they hold a .402 team slugging percentage. With 126 hits, Paul Goldschmidt leads the team while his team ranks 5th in hits per game with 9.1.
With a 55-50 overall record, Washington will come into this game 29-20 at home. Joe Ross has a record of 2-3 while sporting an earned run average of 3.00 on the year with a 0.92 WHIP. In his starts, the Nationals are 2-4 and he has allowed 32 hits over 39 innings pitched this season. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 2-4. His teammates score an average of 3 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 3.47 and they have given up 287 hits on the season. The Nationals bullpen has struck out 283 batters and walked 90 this season while opposing teams have hit .246 against them. Washington has a team average of 8.87 hits per game and are averaging 8.08 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.60, they are 10th in the league.
They rank 21st in the league in team batting average with a .249 average while hitting .244 at home. Ranked at 16th in the league in on-base percentage, the Nationals sit at .314 and they hold a .392 team slugging percentage. With 113 hits, Yunel Escobar leads the team while his team ranks 21st in hits per game with 8.34.
The Diamondbacks have committed 50 errors and have combined for 1,108 assists and 2,863 put outs leading to a .988 team fielding percentage. Over the course of this season, the Nationals have accumlated 62 errors while having 987 assists and 2,784 put outs leading to a .984 fielding percentage.
Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 54-45 against the over/under so far this season
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 57-48 against the run line so far this season
Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 54-47 against the over/under so far this season
The Washington Nationals are 46-59 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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