Thursday, July 23, 2015
For Updated Odds on This Game Click Here
Probable Pitchers: Mike Fiers (5-7) vs. Zack Godley (0-0)
The Arizona Diamondbacks host the Milwaukee Brewers at Chase Field on Thursday. Mike Fiers is the probable starter for the Brewers and he'll face Zack Godley of the Diamondbacks. The opening line for this matchup has Milwaukee at -120 and Arizona at +110. The over/under was set at 8.5. The Brewers have a 47-42 over/under record and a 46-48 run line mark, meaning they cover 49% of the time. The Diamondbacks are 48-44 against the run line and have a 46-41 over/under record. They cover the spread 52% of the time.
Free $60 in Member MLB Picks No Obligation Click Here
The Brewers show up with a 42-52 record, including 22-24 on the road. Mike Fiers has an earned run average of 3.79 and is 5-7 so far on the season while having a 1.36 WHIP. He's pitched 107 innings thus far while surrendering 105 hits over that time and when he starts, the Brewers are 10-9. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 8-10. His teammates are averaging 4.1 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.24 and they have given up 247 base hits on the year. The bullpen has struck out 291 and walked 101 batters this season while opposing teams hit .230 against them. Milwaukee has a team average of 8.98 hits allowed per game and are averaging 7.84 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 4.10, they are 24th in the league.
Milwaukee ranks 16th in the league in team batting average at .252 while hitting .261 on the road. The Brewers hold a .399 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .307 which is good for 23rd in baseball. With 90 hits, Gerardo Parra leads the team while his team ranks 16th in hits per game with 8.54.
Arizona is 23-25 at home while holding a 43-49 overall record on the season. Zack Godley will make the start for the diamondbacks on Thursday night. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.43 and they have given up 296 base hits on the year. The Diamondbacks bullpen has struck out 269 batters and walked 123 this season while opposing teams have hit .243 against them. Arizona has a team average of 8.99 hits per game and are averaging 7.02 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 4.19, they are 25th in the league.
They rank 6th in the league in team batting average with a .261 average while hitting .263 at home. The Diamondbacks hold a .400 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322 which is good for 9th in baseball. With 112 hits, Paul Goldschmidt leads the team while his team ranks 5th in hits per game with 9.13.
Milwaukee has a team fielding percentage of .979 after having committed 73 errors with 969 assists and 2,513 put outs for the season. Over the course of this season, the Diamondbacks have accumlated 44 errors while having 969 assists and 2,515 put outs leading to a .988 fielding percentage.
Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Brewers are 47-42 against the over/under so far this season
The Milwaukee Brewers are 46-48 against the run line so far this season
Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 46-41 against the over/under so far this season
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 48-44 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
06/04/15 P Brandon Kintzler Knee Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/26)
05/24/15 P Wily Peralta Oblique Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/23)
07/20/15 P Chase Anderson Tricep Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/19)
07/17/15 C Jarrod Saltalamacchia Neck Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/12)
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)
Josh's Pick: Take the Diamondbacks
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Read more articles by Josh Schonwald
Get all of Today's Free MLB Picks
Get all of Today's 100% Profit Guaranteed Expert MLB Picks