Wednesday, April 13, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Rubby De La Rosa vs. Alex Wood
The Arizona Diamondbacks visit Dodger Stadium on Wednesday to play the Los Angeles Dodgers. The probable starters are Rubby De La Rosa for the Diamondbacks and Alex Wood for the Dodgers. The opening line for this matchup has Arizona at +135 and Los Angeles at -145. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Diamondbacks have a 4-3-0 over/under record and a 2-5-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 29% of the time. The Dodgers are 2-5-0 against the run line and have a 2-5-0 over/under record. They cover the spread 29% of the time.
The Diamondbacks head into this matchup with a 2-5 record, including 0-0 on the road. Starting pitcher Rubby De La Rosa held a 14-9 record with an earned run average of 4.67 and a WHIP of 1.36 last season. He had 150 strikeouts over his 188.2 innings pitched and he also gave up 193 hits over that time period. He allowed 9.2 hits per 9 innings and he had a FIP of 4.81. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 4.56 and they have given up 24 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .245 against the bullpen while being struck out 19 times and walking 15 times this season. As a team, Arizona has allowed 10.43 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.86 batters per nine. They are 28th in the league in team earned run average at 6.57. The Diamondbacks pitchers have collectively given up 73 base hits and 46 earned runs. They have allowed 13 home runs this season and they allow 1.9 homers per nine innings as a staff. Arizona as a pitching staff has walked 29 batters and struck out 48. They walk 4.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 6.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.62 and their FIP as a unit is 6.12.
As a team, Arizona is batting .260, good for 15th in the league. The Diamondbacks hold a .434 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .304 which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 12th in baseball with 9 hits per game. Paul Goldschmidt comes into this game hitting .280 and his on-base percentage is at .400. He has 7 hits this season along with 4 runs scored and 7 runs batted in. He's struck out 10 times and has walked 4 times. Yasmany Tomas is hitting .222 and he has an on-base percentage of .250. He has totaled 4 hits so far while scoring 1 run and he's driven in 4. He has walked 1 time and has struck out 6 times. The Diamondbacks have 63 hits, including 12 doubles, 3 triples, and 8 home runs. They've stolen 5 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 0 times. Arizona has walked 14 times this season and they've struck out 61 times as a unit. They've left 43 men on base and have a team OPS of .738. They score 4.71 runs per contest and have scored a total of 33 runs so far this year.
Los Angeles comes into this matchup with a 0-0 home record and a 4-3 overall mark. With an earned run average last season of 3.84, Alex Wood had a 12-12 record and a 1.36 WHIP. He had 139 strikeouts over the 189.2 innings he pitched during which he gave up 198 hits. He allowed 9.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stood at 3.69. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 5.79 and they have given up 21 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .280 against the Dodgers bullpen while being struck out 19 times and walking 6 times this season. As a team, Los Angeles has allowed 8.71 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.57 batters per nine. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 4.00. The Dodgers pitchers as a team have surrendered 47 base knocks and 26 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 8 home runs this year and they give up 1.2 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 15 hitters and struck out 53. They give up a walk 2.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.00 while their FIP as a staff is 4.08.
As a team, they are batting .210, good for 28th in the league while putting together a .200 average at home. The Dodgers hold a .283 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .284 which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 29th in baseball with 6.57 hits per contest. Adrian Gonzalez comes into this matchup batting .429 and he has an OBP of .485. He has 12 hits this year along with 6 runs scored and 6 RBI. He's struck out 4 times and has walked on 4 occasions. Joc Pederson is hitting .292 and he has an OBP of .346. He has collected 7 hits so far while he's scored 5 runs and drove in 5. He has earned a walk 2 times and has punched out 11 times. The Dodgers as a unit have 76 base hits, including 21 doubles, 3 triples, and 3 homers. They have 2 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 0 times. Los Angeles as a team has walked 17 times this year and they have struck out 59 times. They've had 53 men left on base and have an OPS of .763. They score 6 runs per game and have totaled 42 runs so far this season.
Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 4-3-0 against the over/under so far this season
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 2-5-0 against the run line so far this season
Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 2-5-0 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 2-5-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
04/04/16 P Josh Collment Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (3/28)
04/02/16 CF A.J. Pollock Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/2)
03/20/14 P Patrick Corbin Elbow out indefinitely
Los Angeles Dodgers
04/12/16 2B Howie Kendrick Calf is upgraded to probable Tuesday vs. Arizona Diamondbacks
04/12/16 C Yasmani Grandal Forearm is upgraded to expected to be available Tuesday vs. Arizona Diamondbacks
04/11/16 LF Scott Van Slyke Back Injury is on the 15 day disabled list
04/09/16 LF Carl Crawford Back Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/9)
04/05/16 P Brandon McCarthy Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list
04/05/16 P Frankie Montas Ribs Injury is on the 60 day disabled list
04/04/16 P Brett Anderson Back Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/25)
04/04/16 P Josh Ravin Forearm Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/25)
04/04/16 P Michael Bolsinge Oblique Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (3/25)
04/03/16 3B Alex Guerrero Knee Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (3/25)
04/01/16 P Hyun-Jin Ryu Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (3/25)
03/31/16 LF Andre Ethier Leg Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/25)
Guy's Pick: Take the Diamondbacks
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