Sunday, August 30, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Jesse Chavez (7-13) vs. Robbie Ray (3-10)
The Oakland Athletics take on the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday at Chase Field. Jesse Chavez is the probable starter for the Athletics and he'll face Robbie Ray of the Diamondbacks. The opening line for this matchup has Oakland at +135 and Arizona at -145. The over/under was set at 9. The Athletics, with a 61-68 run line record, cover the spread 47% of the time. They also have a 65-56 over/under record. The Diamondbacks have a 66-54 over/under record and a 68-60 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 53% of the time.
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The Athletics head into this matchup with a 55-74 record, including 25-38 on the road. Starting pitcher Jesse Chavez holds a 7-13 record with an earned run average of 4.00 and a WHIP of 1.28. In his starts, the Athletics are 7-16 over his 144 innings pitched this season while giving up 144 hits during those innings. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 11-11. He is getting 4.2 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.65 and they have given up 359 base hits on the year. The bullpen has struck out 355 and walked 124 batters this season while opposing teams hit .249 against them. Oakland has a team average of 8.25 hits allowed per game and are averaging 7.62 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.69, they are 10th in the league.
As a team, Oakland is batting .252, good for 18th in the league while putting together a .247 average away from home. The Athletics hold a .388 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .310 which is good for 19th in baseball. With 123 hits, Billy Burns leads the team while his team ranks 13th in hits per game with 8.64.
With a 31-33 home record, Arizona will hope to improve on their 63-65 overall mark. With an earned run average of 3.86, Robbie Ray will come into this game holding a 3-10 record and a 1.32 WHIP. In his starts, the Diamondbacks are 4-12 and he has allowed 88 hits over 91 innings pitched this season. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 5-10. He is getting 2.7 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.35 and they have given up 403 base hits on the year. The Diamondbacks bullpen has struck out 379 batters and walked 158 this season while opposing teams have hit .237 against them. Arizona has a team average of 8.84 hits per game and are averaging 7.2 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 4.03, they are 20th in the league.
As a team, they are batting .265, good for 5th in the league while putting together a .270 average at home. The Diamondbacks hold a .408 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325 which is good for 7th in baseball. With 153 hits, A.J. Pollock leads the team while his team ranks 2nd in hits per game with 9.29.
Oakland has a team fielding percentage of .979 after having committed 103 errors with 1,299 assists and 3,435 put outs for the season. Over the course of this season, the Diamondbacks have accumulated 61 errors while having 1,379 assists and 3,495 put outs leading to a .988 fielding percentage.
Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 65-56 against the over/under so far this season
The Oakland Athletics are 61-68 against the run line so far this season
Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 66-54 against the over/under so far this season
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 68-60 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
08/29/15 P Felix Doubront Toe expected to miss 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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