Friday, September 23, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Shelby Miller vs. Yovani Gallardo
The Arizona Diamondbacks head to Oriole Park on Friday to take on the Baltimore Orioles. The probable pitchers are Shelby Miller for the Diamondbacks and Yovani Gallardo for the Orioles. The opening line for this game has Arizona at +166 and Baltimore at -176. The over/under is 10. The Diamondbacks have a 86-60-6 over/under mark and a 61-91-0 run line record, meaning they cover 40% of the time. The Orioles are 77-75-0 against the run line and have a 65-83-4 over/under record. They cover the spread 51% of the time.
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The Diamondbacks head into this game with a 64-88 record, and they are 34-40 on the road. Starting pitcher Shelby Miller has a 2-12 record with an ERA of 6.90 and a WHIP of 1.74. He has 62 strikeouts during his 90 innings pitched and he has given up 119 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 11.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.11. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 5.06 and they have allowed 558 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .267 against the pen while they've been struck out 485 times and walked 254 times this year. As a unit, Arizona has given up 9.8 base hits per nine innings while striking out 8.14 hitters per nine. They are 30th in the Majors in team earned run average at 5.19. The Diamondbacks pitchers have collectively given up 1,489 base hits and 788 earned runs. They have allowed 192 home runs this season and they allow 1.3 homers per nine innings as a staff. Arizona as a pitching staff has walked 575 batters and struck out 1,236. They walk 3.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.51 and their FIP as a unit is 4.53.
As a team, Arizona is hitting .262, good for 7th in the league while putting together a .255 average on the road. The Diamondbacks have a .434 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .322 which is good for 15th in the league. They rank 3rd in baseball with 9.22 hits per contest. Jean Segura comes into this game hitting .317 and his on-base percentage is at .365. He has 191 hits this season along with 91 runs scored and 59 runs batted in. He's struck out 95 times and has walked 35 times. Paul Goldschmidt is hitting .298 and he has an on-base percentage of .413. He has totaled 162 hits so far while scoring 100 runs and he's driven in 90. He has walked 106 times and has struck out 141 times. The Diamondbacks have 1,401 hits, including 270 doubles and 178 home runs. They've stolen 124 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 30 times. Arizona has walked 441 times this season and they've struck out 1,338 times as a unit. They've left 1,060 men on base and have a team OPS of .756. They score 4.66 runs per contest and have scored a total of 709 runs so far this year.
Baltimore comes into this game with a 47-30 home mark and a 82-70 overall record. With an ERA of 5.77, Yovani Gallardo has a 5-8 record and a 1.63 WHIP. He has 77 strikeouts over the 106 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 118 hits. He has allowed 10 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.23. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.50 and they have given up 477 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .245 against the Orioles bullpen while being struck out 469 times and walking 197 times this season. As a team, Baltimore has allowed 8.97 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.79 batters per nine. They are 20th in the league in team earned run average at 4.34. The Orioles pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,336 base knocks and 647 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 178 home runs this year and they give up 1.2 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Baltimore as a staff has walked 513 hitters and struck out 1,161. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.38 while their FIP as a staff is 4.38.
As a team, they are batting .257, good for 13th in the league while putting together a .261 average at home. The Orioles hold a .445 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .317 which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 14th in baseball with 8.75 hits per contest. Manny Machado comes into this matchup batting .298 and he has an OBP of .349. He has 179 hits this year along with 102 runs scored and 93 RBI. He's struck out 111 times and has walked on 46 occasions. Adam Jones is hitting .275 and he has an OBP of .317. He has collected 158 hits so far while he's scored 84 runs and drove in 82. He has earned a walk 35 times and has punched out 107 times. The Orioles as a unit have 1,329 base hits, including 252 doubles and 238 homers. They have 17 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 11 times. Baltimore as a team has walked 434 times this year and they have struck out 1,234 times. They've had 988 men left on base and have an OPS of .762. They score 4.64 runs per game and have totaled 706 runs so far this season.
Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 86-60-6 against the over/under so far this season
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 61-91-0 against the run line so far this season
Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 65-83-4 against the over/under so far this season
The Baltimore Orioles are 77-75-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
09/16/16 P Rubby De La Rosa Elbow out for season
09/11/16 CF A.J. Pollock Groin out indefinitely
09/10/16 C Chris Herrmann Hand out indefinitely
08/07/16 RF David Peralta Wrist 60-day DL (8/6), out for season
07/24/16 SS Nick Ahmed Hip 60-day DL (7/23); out for season
09/18/16 RF Steve Pearce Elbow 60-day DL (9/18)
09/01/16 RF Joey Rickard Thumb 60-day DL (7/21)
Tony's Pick: Take the Orioles
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