Thursday, April 14, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Robbie Ray vs. Ross Stripling
The Arizona Diamondbacks visit Dodger Stadium on Thursday to play the Los Angeles Dodgers. The probable starters are Robbie Ray for the Diamondbacks and Ross Stripling for the Dodgers. The opening line for this matchup has Arizona at +147 and Los Angeles at -157. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Diamondbacks have a 4-4-0 over/under record and a 3-5-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 38% of the time. The Dodgers are 3-5-0 against the run line and have a 3-5-0 over/under record. They cover the spread 38% of the time.
The Diamondbacks head into this matchup with a 3-5 record, including 1-0 on the road. Starting pitcher Robbie Ray has a 0-0 record with an earned run average of 3.00 and a WHIP of 1.33. He has 3 strikeouts over his 6 innings pitched and he has given up 4 hits so far this season. He has allowed 6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.76. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 4.40 and they have given up 27 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .248 against the bullpen while being struck out 22 times and walking 15 times this season. As a team, Arizona has allowed 10.25 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.5 batters per nine. They are 28th in the league in team earned run average at 6.00. The Diamondbacks pitchers have collectively given up 82 base hits and 48 earned runs. They have allowed 13 home runs this season and they allow 1.6 homers per nine innings as a staff. Arizona as a pitching staff has walked 30 batters and struck out 52. They walk 3.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 6.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.56 and their FIP as a unit is 5.67.
As a team, Arizona is batting .260, good for 14th in the league while putting together a .257 average away from home. The Diamondbacks hold a .451 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .310 which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 12th in baseball with 9 hits per game. Paul Goldschmidt comes into this game hitting .267 and his on-base percentage is at .371. He has 8 hits this season along with 5 runs scored and 9 runs batted in. He's struck out 11 times and has walked 4 times. Yasmany Tomas is hitting .190 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 2 times and has struck out 7 times. The Diamondbacks have 72 hits, including 15 doubles and 10 home runs. They've stolen 5 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 1 time. Arizona has walked 17 times this season and they've struck out 67 times as a unit. They've left 52 men on base and have a team OPS of .761. They score 4.62 runs per contest and have scored a total of 37 runs so far this year.
Los Angeles comes into this matchup with a 0-1 home record and a 4-4 overall mark. With an earned run average of 1.23, Ross Stripling has a 0-0 record and a 0.55 WHIP. He has 4 strikeouts over the 7.1 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 0 hits. He has allowed 0 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.81. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 6.65 and they have given up 25 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .284 against the Dodgers bullpen while being struck out 21 times and walking 8 times this season. As a team, Los Angeles has allowed 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8 batters per nine. They are 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.00. The Dodgers pitchers as a team have surrendered 56 base knocks and 30 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 10 home runs this year and they give up 1.3 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 18 hitters and struck out 59. They give up a walk 2.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.04 while their FIP as a staff is 4.32.
As a team, they are batting .220, good for 24th in the league while putting together a .200 average at home. The Dodgers hold a .307 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .292 which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 26th in baseball with 7 hits per contest. Adrian Gonzalez comes into this matchup batting .406 and he has an OBP of .459. He has 13 hits this year along with 6 runs scored and 6 RBI. He's struck out 5 times and has walked on 4 occasions. Joc Pederson is hitting .280 and he has an OBP of .333. 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 85 base hits, including 23 doubles and 3 homers. They have 2 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 0 times. Los Angeles as a team has walked 18 times this year and they have struck out 63 times. They've had 61 men left on base and have an OPS of .748. They score 5.5 runs per game and have totaled 44 runs so far this season.
Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 4-4-0 against the over/under so far this season
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 3-5-0 against the run line so far this season
Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 3-5-0 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 3-5-0 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
04/11/16 LF Scott Van Slyke Back Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/10)
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 Dodgers
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