Sunday, May 8, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Patrick Corbin vs. Mike Foltynewicz
The Arizona Diamondbacks visit Turner Field on Sunday to play the Atlanta Braves. The probable starters are Patrick Corbin for the Diamondbacks and Mike Foltynewicz for the Braves. The opening line for this matchup has Arizona at -125 and Atlanta at +115. The over/under was set at 8. The Diamondbacks have a 16-14-1 over/under record and a 13-18-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 42% of the time. The Braves are 12-16-0 against the run line and have a 16-9-3 over/under record. They cover the spread 43% of the time.
The Diamondbacks head into this matchup with a 13-18 record, including 8-6 on the road. Starting pitcher Patrick Corbin has a 1-3 record with an earned run average of 4.91 and a WHIP of 1.36. He has 23 strikeouts over his 36.2 innings pitched and he has given up 39 hits so far this season. He has allowed 9.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.56. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 4.07 and they have given up 112 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .251 against the bullpen while being struck out 102 times and walking 48 times this season. As a team, Arizona has allowed 9.39 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.68 batters per nine. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 4.90. The Diamondbacks pitchers have collectively given up 297 base hits and 155 earned runs. They have allowed 36 home runs this season and they allow 1.1 homers per nine innings as a staff. Arizona as a pitching staff has walked 116 batters and struck out 243. They walk 3.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.45 and their FIP as a unit is 4.38.
As a team, Arizona is batting .260, good for 8th in the league while putting together a .252 average away from home. The Diamondbacks hold a .443 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .321 which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 7th in baseball with 9.16 hits per game. Paul Goldschmidt comes into this game hitting .233 and his on-base percentage is at .407. He has 24 hits this season along with 14 runs scored and 16 runs batted in. He's struck out 31 times and has walked 29 times. Jean Segura is hitting .342 and he has an on-base percentage of .373. He has totaled 41 hits so far while scoring 13 runs and he's driven in 15. He has walked 4 times and has struck out 16 times. The Diamondbacks have 284 hits, including 54 doubles and 41 home runs. They've stolen 19 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 6 times. Arizona has walked 91 times this season and they've struck out 245 times as a unit. They've left 214 men on base and have a team OPS of .764. They score 4.42 runs per contest and have scored a total of 137 runs so far this year.
Atlanta comes into this matchup with a 1-13 home record and a 7-21 overall mark. With an earned run average of 9.82, Mike Foltynewicz has a 0-1 record and a 2.73 WHIP. He has 4 strikeouts over the 3.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 8 hits. He has allowed 19.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 13.17. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.65 and they have given up 94 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .247 against the Braves bullpen while being struck out 99 times and walking 55 times this season. As a team, Atlanta has allowed 8.78 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.77 batters per nine. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 4.81. The Braves pitchers as a team have surrendered 243 base knocks and 133 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 33 home runs this year and they give up 1.2 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Atlanta as a staff has walked 114 hitters and struck out 215. They give up a walk 4.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.43 while their FIP as a staff is 4.57.
As a team, they are batting .226, good for 30th in the league while putting together a .238 average at home. The Braves hold a .289 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .293 which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 26th in baseball with 7.61 hits per contest. Nick Markakis comes into this matchup batting .290 and he has an OBP of .395. He has 29 hits this year along with 11 runs scored and 20 RBI. He's struck out 18 times and has walked on 16 occasions. Adonis Garcia is hitting .260 and he has an OBP of .319. He has collected 27 hits so far while he's scored 8 runs and drove in 8. He has earned a walk 7 times and has punched out 23 times. The Braves as a unit have 213 base hits, including 41 doubles and 6 homers. They have 14 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 8 times. Atlanta as a team has walked 81 times this year and they have struck out 240 times. They've had 195 men left on base and have an OPS of .582. They score 3.04 runs per game and have totaled 85 runs so far this season.
Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 16-14-1 against the over/under so far this season
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 13-18-0 against the run line so far this season
Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves are 16-9-3 against the over/under so far this season
The Atlanta Braves are 12-16-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
04/04/16 P Josh Collment Shoulder 15-day DL (3/28)
04/02/16 CF A.J. Pollock Elbow 60-day DL (4/2)
04/18/16 3B Gordon Beckham Hamstring 15-day DL (4/17)
04/13/16 2B Hector Olivera Legal problems out indefinitely
04/12/16 P Daniel Winkler Elbow 15-day DL (4/11)
04/04/16 P Andrew McKiraha Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Manuel Banuelos Elbow 15-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Paco Rodrigue Elbow out for season
04/04/16 P Shae Simmons Elbow 15-day DL (3/25)
Guy's Pick: Take the Braves
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