Tuesday, September 6, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Shelby Miller vs. Ross Stripling
The Arizona Diamondbacks visit Dodger Stadium on Tuesday to play the Los Angeles Dodgers. The probable starters are Shelby Miller for the Diamondbacks and Ross Stripling for the Dodgers. The opening line for this matchup has Arizona at +164 and Los Angeles at -174. The over/under was set at 8.5. The Diamondbacks have a 79-52-5 over/under record and a 53-83-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 39% of the time. The Dodgers are 64-72-0 against the run line and have a 61-66-9 over/under record. They cover the spread 47% of the time.
The Diamondbacks head into this matchup with a 58-78 record, including 33-35 on the road. Starting pitcher Shelby Miller has a 2-10 record with an earned run average of 6.81 and a WHIP of 1.70. He has 53 strikeouts over his 75.1 innings pitched and he has given up 93 hits so far this season. He has allowed 11.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.46. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 5.19 and they have given up 495 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .271 against the bullpen while being struck out 423 times and walking 223 times this season. As a team, Arizona has allowed 9.85 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.05 batters per nine. They are 30th in the league in team earned run average at 5.18. The Diamondbacks pitchers have collectively given up 1,338 base hits and 703 earned runs. They have allowed 174 home runs this season and they allow 1.3 homers per nine innings as a staff. Arizona as a pitching staff has walked 509 batters and struck out 1,093. They walk 3.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.51 and their FIP as a unit is 4.59.
As a team, Arizona is batting .264, good for 8th in the league while putting together a .262 average away from home. The Diamondbacks hold a .430 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322 which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 3rd in baseball with 9.26 hits per game. Jean Segura comes into this game hitting .320 and his on-base percentage is at .369. He has 170 hits this season along with 83 runs scored and 51 runs batted in. He's struck out 85 times and has walked 31 times. Paul Goldschmidt is hitting .298 and he has an on-base percentage of .413. He has totaled 145 hits so far while scoring 89 runs and he's driven in 81. He has walked 96 times and has struck out 119 times. The Diamondbacks have 1,260 hits, including 241 doubles and 151 home runs. They've stolen 117 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 27 times. Arizona has walked 384 times this season and they've struck out 1,184 times as a unit. They've left 947 men on base and have a team OPS of .753. They score 4.63 runs per contest and have scored a total of 630 runs so far this year.
Los Angeles comes into this matchup with a 44-27 home record and a 76-60 overall mark. With an earned run average of 4.15, Ross Stripling has a 3-6 record and a 1.30 WHIP. He has 57 strikeouts over the 82.1 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 82 hits. He has allowed 9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.82. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.39 and they have given up 389 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .215 against the Dodgers bullpen while being struck out 504 times and walking 166 times this season. As a team, Los Angeles has allowed 9.51 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.2 batters per nine. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.45. The Dodgers pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,068 base knocks and 518 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 139 home runs this year and they give up 1.1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 394 hitters and struck out 1,262. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.19 while their FIP as a staff is 3.64.
As a team, they are batting .266, good for 5th in the league while putting together a .263 average at home. The Dodgers hold a .415 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .326 which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 9th in baseball with 8.96 hits per contest. Corey Seager comes into this matchup batting .313 and he has an OBP of .375. He has 164 hits this year along with 89 runs scored and 62 RBI. He's struck out 107 times and has walked on 49 occasions. Adrian Gonzalez is hitting .293 and he has an OBP of .358. He has collected 143 hits so far while he's scored 61 runs and drove in 76. He has earned a walk 48 times and has punched out 101 times. The Dodgers as a unit have 1,161 base hits, including 229 doubles and 162 homers. They have 37 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 22 times. Los Angeles as a team has walked 447 times this year and they have struck out 1,096 times. They've had 939 men left on base and have an OPS of .732. They score 4.49 runs per game and have totaled 610 runs so far this season.
Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 79-52-5 against the over/under so far this season
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 53-83-0 against the run line so far this season
Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 61-66-9 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 64-72-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
08/07/16 RF David Peralta Wrist 60-day DL (8/6), out for season
07/24/16 SS Nick Ahmed Hip 15-day DL (7/23); out for season
07/17/16 C Chris Herrmann Hamstring 15-day DL (7/17)
07/07/16 P Andrew Chafin Shoulder 15-day DL (7/4)
05/27/16 P Rubby De La Rosa Elbow 60-day DL (5/26)
Los Angeles Dodgers
08/31/16 P Rich Hill Finger "?" next start
08/24/16 P Brett Anderson Finger 15-day DL (8/21)
08/24/16 P Scott Kazmir Neck 15-day DL (8/23)
08/14/16 P Brandon McCarthy Hip 15-day DL (8/14)
08/10/16 LF Scott Van Slyke Wrist 60-day DL (8/8)
07/21/16 P Chris Hatcher Oblique 60-day DL (7/20)
07/19/16 P Hyun-Jin Ryu Elbow 15-day DL (7/9)
07/16/16 LF Trayce Thompson Back 60-day DL (7/10)
06/30/16 P Clayton Kershaw Back 60-day DL (6/27)
05/31/16 P Alex Wood Tricep 60-day DL (5/31)
05/24/16 P Chin-Hui Tsao Tricep 60-day DL (5/22)
04/23/16 P Yimi Garcia Bicep 60-day DL (4/23)
03/31/16 LF Andre Ethier Leg 60-day DL (3/25)
Josh's Pick: Take the Diamondbacks
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