Wednesday, September 9, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Christopher Heston (11-9) vs. Zack Godley (4-1)
The Arizona Diamondbacks welcome the San Francisco Giants to Chase Field on Wednesday. The Giants send Christopher Heston to the mound to face Zack Godley of the Diamondbacks. The opening line for this matchup has San Francisco at -102 and Arizona at -108. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Giants have a 65-63 over/under record and a 78-60 run line mark, meaning they cover 57% of the time. The Diamondbacks have a 70-60 over/under record and a 71-67 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 51% of the time.
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The Giants head into this matchup with a 71-67 record, including 33-40 on the road. Starting pitcher Christopher Heston holds a 11-9 record with an earned run average of 3.54 and a WHIP of 1.26. In his starts, the Giants are 14-12 over his 155 innings pitched this season while giving up 145 hits during those innings. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 13-12. The team is averaging 4.8 runs when he starts. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 3.10 and they've given up 365 hits on the season. The bullpen has struck out 350 and walked 120 batters this season while opposing teams hit .229 against them. San Francisco has a team average of 8.54 hits allowed per game and are averaging 7.27 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.75, they are 10th in the league.
San Francisco is batting .268 as a team, which is good for 4th in the league and hitting .267 away from home. Ranked at 6th in the league in on-base percentage, the Giants sit at .325 and they hold a .405 team slugging percentage. With 158 hits, Buster Posey leads the team while his team ranks 5th in hits per game with 9.25.
With a 32-35 home record, Arizona will hope to improve on their 66-72 overall mark. With an earned run average of 3.62, Zack Godley will come into this game holding a 4-1 record and a 1.32 WHIP. In his starts, the Diamondbacks are 3-1 and he has allowed 22 hits over 27.1 innings pitched this season. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 4-0. The team is averaging 6.8 runs when he takes the field. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 3.53 and they have given up 458 hits on the season. The Diamondbacks bullpen has struck out 408 batters and walked 169 this season while opposing teams have hit .248 against them. Arizona has a team average of 9.02 hits per game and are averaging 7.26 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 4.07, they are 20th in the league.
They are batting .265 as a team, which is good for 7th in the league and hitting .272 at home. Ranked at 7th in the league in on-base percentage, the Diamondbacks sit at .325 and they hold a .410 team slugging percentage. With 164 hits, A.J. Pollock leads the team while his team ranks 3rd in hits per game with 9.29.
The Giants have committed 63 errors and have combined for 1,436 assists and 3,682 put outs leading to a .988 team fielding percentage. Over the course of this season, the Diamondbacks have accumulated 66 errors while having 1,478 assists and 3,758 put outs leading to a .988 fielding percentage.
San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 65-63 against the over/under so far this season
The San Francisco Giants are 78-60 against the run line so far this season
Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 70-60 against the over/under so far this season
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 71-67 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
San Francisco Giants
09/07/15 C Andrew Susac Wrist Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (9/6)
09/06/15 RF Norichika Aoki Head out indefinitely
08/28/15 P Matt Cain Elbow Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/26)
08/26/15 P Jeremy Affeldt Knee Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/24)
08/20/15 RF Hunter Pence Oblique Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/18)
08/04/15 2B Joe Panik Back Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/2)
07/01/15 P Tim Lincecum Hip Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (6/28), out for season
06/18/15 2B Marco Scutaro Back Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (6/17); out for season
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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