Thursday, June 23, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Zack Greinke vs. Eddie Butler
The Arizona Diamondbacks head to Coors Field on Thursday to take on the Colorado Rockies. The probable pitchers are Zack Greinke for the Diamondbacks and Eddie Butler for the Rockies. The opening line for this game has Arizona at -148 and Colorado at +138. The over/under is 10.5. The Diamondbacks have a 36-34-3 over/under mark and a 36-37-0 run line record, meaning they cover 49% of the time. The Rockies are 37-33-0 against the run line and have a 33-35-2 over/under record. They cover the spread 53% of the time.
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The Diamondbacks head into this game with a 34-39 record, and they are 21-14 on the road. Starting pitcher Zack Greinke has a 10-3 record with an ERA of 3.54 and a WHIP of 1.12. He has 85 strikeouts during his 101.2 innings pitched and he has given up 95 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 8.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.42. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 3.98 and they have allowed 224 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .247 against the pen while they've been struck out 208 times and walked 102 times this year. As a unit, Arizona has given up 8.93 base hits per nine innings while striking out 7.82 hitters per nine. They are 21st in the Majors in team earned run average at 4.40. The Diamondbacks pitchers have collectively given up 654 base hits and 322 earned runs. They have allowed 81 home runs this season and they allow 1.1 homers per nine innings as a staff. Arizona as a pitching staff has walked 253 batters and struck out 573. They walk 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.38 and their FIP as a unit is 4.26.
As a team, Arizona is hitting .263, good for 10th in the league while putting together a .265 average on the road. The Diamondbacks have a .435 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .322 which is good for 16th in the league. They rank 7th in baseball with 9.11 hits per contest. Paul Goldschmidt comes into this game hitting .285 and his on-base percentage is at .420. He has 72 hits this season along with 41 runs scored and 45 runs batted in. He's struck out 73 times and has walked 57 times. Jean Segura is hitting .305 and he has an on-base percentage of .345. He has totaled 87 hits so far while scoring 37 runs and he's driven in 29. He has walked 13 times and has struck out 44 times. The Diamondbacks have 665 hits, including 124 doubles and 87 home runs. They've stolen 46 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 16 times. Arizona has walked 208 times this season and they've struck out 643 times as a unit. They've left 498 men on base and have a team OPS of .757. They score 4.44 runs per contest and have scored a total of 324 runs so far this year.
Colorado comes into this game with a 15-16 home mark and a 34-36 overall record. With an ERA of 6.26, Eddie Butler has a 2-4 record and a 1.41 WHIP. He has 30 strikeouts over the 46 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 55 hits. He has allowed 10.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.14. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.48 and they have given up 242 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .262 against the Rockies bullpen while being struck out 204 times and walking 72 times this season. As a team, Colorado has allowed 9.59 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.4 batters per nine. They are 28th in the league in team earned run average at 4.89. The Rockies pitchers as a team have surrendered 658 base knocks and 335 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 77 home runs this year and they give up 1.1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Colorado as a staff has walked 200 hitters and struck out 509. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.39 while their FIP as a staff is 4.18.
As a team, they are batting .270, good for 5th in the league while putting together a .298 average at home. The Rockies hold a .461 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .332 which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 5th in baseball with 9.33 hits per contest. Carlos Gonzalez comes into this matchup batting .317 and he has an OBP of .362. He has 85 hits this year along with 47 runs scored and 38 RBI. He's struck out 66 times and has walked on 19 occasions. Nolan Arenado is hitting .295 and he has an OBP of .368. He has collected 79 hits so far while he's scored 50 runs and drove in 60. He has earned a walk 30 times and has punched out 34 times. The Rockies as a unit have 654 base hits, including 141 doubles and 92 homers. They have 30 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 22 times. Colorado as a team has walked 216 times this year and they have struck out 561 times. They've had 464 men left on base and have an OPS of .794. They score 5.06 runs per game and have totaled 354 runs so far this season.
Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 36-34-3 against the over/under so far this season
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 36-37-0 against the run line so far this season
Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Colorado Rockies are 33-35-2 against the over/under so far this season
The Colorado Rockies are 37-33-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
06/20/16 RF David Peralta Back 15-day DL (6/19)
06/12/16 CF Chris Owings Foot 15-day DL (6/6)
05/27/16 P Rubby De La Rosa Elbow 15-day DL (5/26)
04/02/16 CF A.J. Pollock Elbow 60-day DL (4/2), out for season
06/19/16 P Tyler Chatwood Back 15-day DL (6/18)
06/16/16 LF Gerardo Parra Ankle 15-day DL (6/15)
06/14/16 P Christopher Rusin Shoulder 15-day DL (6/9)
06/11/16 P Jake McGee Rest 15-day DL (6/11)
05/20/16 P Christian Bergman Oblique 15-day DL (5/20)
04/10/16 P Adam Ottavino Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Jairo Diaz Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Tyler Anderson Oblique 15-day DL (3/25)
Tony's Pick: Take the Rockies
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