Monday, September 14, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: James Shields (11-6) vs. Jeremy Hellickson (9-8)
The Arizona Diamondbacks host the San Diego Padres at Chase Field on Monday. James Shields is the probable starter for the Padres and he'll face Jeremy Hellickson of the Diamondbacks. The opening line for this matchup has San Diego at +105 and Arizona at -115. The over/under was set at 8.5. The Padres have a 82-55 over/under record and a 69-74 run line mark, meaning they cover 48% of the time. The Diamondbacks have a 72-62 over/under record and a 73-69 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 51% of the time.
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The Padres come into this game with a 67-76 record, and they are 32-39 away from home. James Shields has an earned run average of 3.90 and is 11-6 so far on the season while having a 1.34 WHIP. In his starts, the Padres are 14-16 over his 182.1 innings pitched this season while giving up 174 hits during those innings. The Padres are also 22-7 against the over/under in his starts. He is getting 4.8 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 4.03 and they've given up 391 hits on the season. Teams are hitting .236 against the bullpen while being struck out 420 times and walking 153 times this season. As a team, San Diego has allowed 8.55 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.47 batters per nine. They are 17th in the league in team earned run average at 4.03.
As a team, San Diego is batting .244, good for 27th in the league while putting together a .239 average away from home. Ranked at 30th in the league in on-base percentage, the Padres sit at .299 and they hold a .387 team slugging percentage. They rank 27th in baseball with 8.27 hits per game and Matt Kemp leads the team with 146.
With a 68-74 overall record, Arizona will come into this game 34-37 at home. Jeremy Hellickson is starting this game 9-8 for the season with an earned run average of 4.60 and a WHIP of 1.33. In his starts, the Diamondbacks are 11-12 and he has allowed 134 hits over 129 innings pitched this season. The Diamondbacks are also 11-9 against the over/under in his starts. He is getting 4.4 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 3.45 and they have given up 472 hits on the season. Teams are hitting .244 against the Diamondbacks bullpen while being struck out 428 times and walking 181 times this season. As a team, Arizona has allowed 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.28 batters per nine. They are 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.07.
As a team, they are batting .266, good for 7th in the league while putting together a .272 average at home. Ranked at 6th in the league in on-base percentage, the Diamondbacks sit at .325 and they hold a .413 team slugging percentage. They rank 4th in baseball with 9.3 hits per game and A.J. Pollock leads the team with 165.
The Padres have committed 84 errors and have combined for 1,406 assists and 3,829 put outs leading to a .984 team fielding percentage. For the home team, they hold a .988 team fielding percentage while committing 68 errors, accumulating 1,515 assists and compiling 3,866 put outs.
San Diego Padres Betting Trends
The San Diego Padres are 82-55 against the over/under so far this season
The San Diego Padres are 69-74 against the run line so far this season
Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 72-62 against the over/under so far this season
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 73-69 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
San Diego Padres
09/12/15 P Colin Rea Elbow expected to miss start Sunday vs. San Francisco Giants
09/09/15 1B Yonder Alonso Back out indefinitely
08/15/15 P Brandon Maurer Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/10)
05/06/15 P Brandon Morrow Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/3)
04/06/15 P Cory Luebke Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/4)
04/06/15 P Josh Johnson Elbow Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/4)
04/04/15 C Tim Federowicz Knee Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/26)
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 Padres
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