Saturday, June 18, 2016
Citizens Bank Park
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Probable Pitchers: Zack Greinke vs. Jerad Eickhoff
The Arizona Diamondbacks head to Citizens Bank Park on Saturday to take on the Philadelphia Phillies. The probable pitchers are Zack Greinke for the Diamondbacks and Jerad Eickhoff for the Phillies. The opening line for this game has Arizona at -178 and Philadelphia at +168. The over/under is 7.5. The Diamondbacks have a 35-30-3 over/under mark and a 31-37-0 run line record, meaning they cover 46% of the time. The Phillies are 31-36-0 against the run line and have a 32-33-2 over/under record. They cover the spread 46% of the time.
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The Diamondbacks head into this game with a 29-39 record, and they are 16-14 on the road. Starting pitcher Zack Greinke has a 9-3 record with an ERA of 3.75 and a WHIP of 1.17. He has 79 strikeouts during his 93.2 innings pitched and he has given up 92 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 8.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.41. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 4.18 and they have allowed 222 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .255 against the pen while they've been struck out 198 times and walked 101 times this year. As a unit, Arizona has given up 9.16 base hits per nine innings while striking out 7.87 hitters per nine. They are 26th in the Majors in team earned run average at 4.63. The Diamondbacks pitchers have collectively given up 625 base hits and 316 earned runs. They have allowed 80 home runs this season and they allow 1.2 homers per nine innings as a staff. Arizona as a pitching staff has walked 244 batters and struck out 537. They walk 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.42 and their FIP as a unit is 4.41.
As a team, Arizona is hitting .263, good for 9th in the league while putting together a .266 average on the road. The Diamondbacks have a .428 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .324 which is good for 14th in the league. They rank 8th in baseball with 9.09 hits per contest. Paul Goldschmidt comes into this game hitting .281 and his on-base percentage is at .423. He has 66 hits this season along with 36 runs scored and 42 runs batted in. He's struck out 68 times and has walked 56 times. Jean Segura is hitting .305 and he has an on-base percentage of .340. He has totaled 82 hits so far while scoring 34 runs and he's driven in 29. He has walked 10 times and has struck out 41 times. The Diamondbacks have 618 hits, including 117 doubles and 75 home runs. They've stolen 42 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 15 times. Arizona has walked 199 times this season and they've struck out 584 times as a unit. They've left 468 men on base and have a team OPS of .752. They score 4.38 runs per contest and have scored a total of 298 runs so far this year.
Philadelphia comes into this game with a 16-18 home mark and a 30-37 overall record. With an ERA of 3.40, Jerad Eickhoff has a 4-8 record and a 1.17 WHIP. He has 67 strikeouts over the 79.1 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 74 hits. He has allowed 8.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.72. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.27 and they have given up 207 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .247 against the Phillies bullpen while being struck out 209 times and walking 90 times this season. As a team, Philadelphia has allowed 8.75 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.75 batters per nine. They are 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.27. The Phillies pitchers as a team have surrendered 575 base knocks and 281 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 89 home runs this year and they give up 1.4 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Philadelphia as a staff has walked 197 hitters and struck out 575. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.31 while their FIP as a staff is 4.23.
As a team, they are batting .228, good for 30th in the league while putting together a .220 average at home. The Phillies hold a .366 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .283 which is good for 30th in baseball. They rank 30th in baseball with 7.4 hits per contest. Odubel Herrera comes into this matchup batting .309 and he has an OBP of .410. He has 73 hits this year along with 35 runs scored and 23 RBI. He's struck out 48 times and has walked on 39 occasions. Maikel Franco is hitting .247 and he has an OBP of .294. He has collected 57 hits so far while he's scored 19 runs and drove in 33. He has earned a walk 16 times and has punched out 47 times. The Phillies as a unit have 496 base hits, including 89 doubles and 59 homers. They have 27 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 22 times. Philadelphia as a team has walked 156 times this year and they have struck out 536 times. They've had 382 men left on base and have an OPS of .648. They score 3.22 runs per game and have totaled 216 runs so far this season.
Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 35-30-3 against the over/under so far this season
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 31-37-0 against the run line so far this season
Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 32-33-2 against the over/under so far this season
The Philadelphia Phillies are 31-36-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
06/12/16 CF Chris Owings Foot 15-day DL (6/6)
05/28/16 P Shelby Miller Finger 15-day DL (5/25)
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
06/10/16 P Vincent Velasqez Bicep 15-day DL (6/9)
05/01/16 P Dalier Hinojosa Hand 15-day DL (4/29)
04/24/16 P Charlie Morton Hamstring 60-day DL (4/24); out for season
04/14/16 P Daniel Stumpf Suspension 80-game suspension
03/31/16 LF Aaron Altherr Wrist 60-day DL (4/2)
03/31/16 P Matt Harrison Back 60-day DL (4/2)
Tony's Pick: Take the Phillies
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