Wednesday, September 7, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Robbie Ray vs. Brock Stewart
The Arizona Diamondbacks head to Dodger Stadium on Wednesday to take on the Los Angeles Dodgers. The probable pitchers are Robbie Ray for the Diamondbacks and Brock Stewart for the Dodgers. The opening line for this game has Arizona at +146 and Los Angeles at -156. The over/under is 8. The Diamondbacks have a 80-52-5 over/under mark and a 53-84-0 run line record, meaning they cover 39% of the time. The Dodgers are 65-72-0 against the run line and have a 62-66-9 over/under record. They cover the spread 47% of the time.
The Diamondbacks head into this game with a 58-79 record, and they are 33-36 on the road. Starting pitcher Robbie Ray has a 7-12 record with an ERA of 4.46 and a WHIP of 1.45. He has 183 strikeouts during his 149.1 innings pitched and he has given up 161 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 9.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.51. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 5.19 and they have allowed 497 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .270 against the pen while they've been struck out 426 times and walked 226 times this year. As a unit, Arizona has given up 9.87 base hits per nine innings while striking out 8.06 hitters per nine. They are 30th in the Majors in team earned run average at 5.22. The Diamondbacks pitchers have collectively given up 1,349 base hits and 713 earned runs. They have allowed 179 home runs this season and they allow 1.3 homers per nine innings as a staff. Arizona as a pitching staff has walked 512 batters and struck out 1,102. They walk 3.7 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 4.63.
As a team, Arizona is hitting .263, good for 8th in the league while putting together a .260 average on the road. The Diamondbacks have a .429 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .322 which is good for 18th in the league. They rank 3rd in baseball with 9.23 hits per contest. Jean Segura comes into this game hitting .320 and his on-base percentage is at .368. He has 171 hits this season along with 83 runs scored and 51 runs batted in. He's struck out 86 times and has walked 31 times. Paul Goldschmidt is hitting .296 and he has an on-base percentage of .412. He has totaled 145 hits so far while scoring 89 runs and he's driven in 81. He has walked 97 times and has struck out 121 times. The Diamondbacks have 1,264 hits, including 242 doubles and 151 home runs. They've stolen 117 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 27 times. Arizona has walked 387 times this season and they've struck out 1,193 times as a unit. They've left 952 men on base and have a team OPS of .750. They score 4.61 runs per contest and have scored a total of 632 runs so far this year.
Los Angeles comes into this game with a 45-27 home mark and a 77-60 overall record. With an ERA of 7.94, Brock Stewart has a 0-2 record and a 1.82 WHIP. He has 18 strikeouts over the 17 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 22 hits. He has allowed 11.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 6.45. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.39 and they have given up 390 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .215 against the Dodgers bullpen while being struck out 505 times and walking 168 times this season. As a team, Los Angeles has allowed 9.52 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.2 batters per nine. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.47. The Dodgers pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,071 base knocks and 519 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 397 hitters and struck out 1,271. 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 4th in the league while putting together a .263 average at home. The Dodgers hold a .416 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .327 which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 8th in baseball with 8.99 hits per contest. Corey Seager comes into this matchup batting .316 and he has an OBP of .377. He has 167 hits this year along with 91 runs scored and 65 RBI. He's struck out 107 times and has walked on 49 occasions. Adrian Gonzalez is hitting .293 and he has an OBP of .357. He has collected 144 hits so far while he's scored 62 runs and drove in 78. He has earned a walk 48 times and has punched out 102 times. The Dodgers as a unit have 1,172 base hits, including 231 doubles and 167 homers. They have 37 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 22 times. Los Angeles as a team has walked 450 times this year and they have struck out 1,105 times. They've had 943 men left on base and have an OPS of .736. They score 4.53 runs per game and have totaled 620 runs so far this season.
Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 80-52-5 against the over/under so far this season
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 53-84-0 against the run line so far this season
Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 62-66-9 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 65-72-0 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) expected to be activated & start Friday vs. Miami Marlins
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)
Guy's Pick: Take the Dodgers
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