Saturday, August 29, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Felix Doubront (1-1) vs. Jhoulys Chacin (0-1)
The Arizona Diamondbacks host the Oakland Athletics at Chase Field on Saturday. The Athletics send Felix Doubront to the mound to face Jhoulys Chacin of the Diamondbacks. The opening line for this matchup has Oakland at +130 and Arizona at -140. The over/under was set at 8.5. The Athletics, with a 61-67 run line record, cover the spread 48% of the time. They also have a 64-56 over/under record. The Diamondbacks have a 65-54 over/under record and a 67-60 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 53% of the time.
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The Athletics show up with a 55-73 record, including 25-37 on the road. Felix Doubront has a 1-1 record on the season, an earned run average of 3.70 and a 1.43 WHIP. He's pitched 41.1 innings thus far while surrendering 47 hits over that time and when he starts, the Athletics are 3-3. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 3-2. His teammates are averaging 5.5 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 4.62 and they've given up 356 hits on the season. Opposing teams are hitting .248 against the Athletics bullpen while walking 124 times and striking out 353 times. Oakland is averaging 7.61 strikeouts per game while getting 8.25 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 9th in baseball in team earned run average at 3.68.
Oakland ranks 18th in the league in team batting average at .252 while hitting .247 on the road. Ranked at 19th in the league in on-base percentage, the Athletics sit at .311 and they hold a .388 team slugging percentage. Billy Burns leads the team in hits with 123 while the team ranks 12th in baseball with 8.64 hits per game.
Arizona is 30-33 at home while holding a 62-65 overall record on the season. Jhoulys Chacin has a record of 0-1 while sporting an earned run average of 2.84 on the year with a 1.11 WHIP. He's pitched 6.1 innings thus far while surrendering 6 hits over that time in which the Diamondbacks are 0-1. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 0-0. His teammates score an average of 3 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 3.33 and they have given up 400 hits on the season. Opposing teams are hitting .237 against the Diamondbacks bullpen while walking 158 times and striking out 377 times. Arizona is averaging 7.23 strikeouts per game while getting 8.85 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 20th in the league in team earned run average at 4.03.
They rank 5th in the league in team batting average with a .266 average while hitting .272 at home. Ranked at 7th in the league in on-base percentage, the Diamondbacks sit at .325 and they hold a .409 team slugging percentage. A.J. Pollock leads the team in hits with 153 while the team ranks 2nd in baseball with 9.33 hits a game.
The Athletics have committed 102 errors and have combined for 1,286 assists and 3,411 put outs leading to a .979 team fielding percentage. The Diamondbacks have committed 61 errors on the season with 1364 assists and 3,468 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .988 on the year.
Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 64-56 against the over/under so far this season
The Oakland Athletics are 61-67 against the run line so far this season
Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 65-54 against the over/under so far this season
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 67-60 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
08/27/15 P Felix Doubront Toe expected to start Saturday vs. Arizona Diamondbacks
08/25/15 P Kendall Graveman Oblique Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/24)
08/19/15 1B Ike Davis Hip Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (8/18)
07/11/15 P Jesse Hahn Elbow Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/6)
06/14/15 P Pat Venditte Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/11)
05/23/15 2B Tyler Ladendorf Ankle Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/22)
04/05/15 P Jarrod Parker Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27)
04/05/15 P Sean Nolin Abdominal Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/4)
04/04/15 P Taylor Thompson Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (2/26)
08/20/15 P Jeremy Hellickson Hamstring Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/19)
05/30/15 C Tuffy Gosewisch Knee Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/28), out for season
Tony's Pick: Take the Diamondbacks
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