Thursday, August 18, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Archie Bradley vs. Paul Clemens
The Arizona Diamondbacks head to Petco Park on Thursday to take on the San Diego Padres. The probable pitchers are Archie Bradley for the Diamondbacks and Paul Clemens for the Padres. The opening line for this game has Arizona at -110 and San Diego at +100. The over/under is 8. The Diamondbacks have a 67-48-4 over/under mark and a 48-71-0 run line record, meaning they cover 40% of the time. The Padres are 70-49-0 against the run line and have a 62-55-2 over/under record. They cover the spread 59% of the time.
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The Diamondbacks head into this game with a 49-70 record, and they are 29-30 on the road. Starting pitcher Archie Bradley has a 4-8 record with an ERA of 4.91 and a WHIP of 1.52. He has 92 strikeouts during his 95.1 innings pitched and he has given up 97 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 9.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.69. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 5.04 and they have allowed 424 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .267 against the pen while they've been struck out 363 times and walked 188 times this year. As a unit, Arizona has given up 9.77 base hits per nine innings while striking out 8.07 hitters per nine. They are 30th in the Majors in team earned run average at 5.09. The Diamondbacks pitchers have collectively given up 1,160 base hits and 605 earned runs. They have allowed 151 home runs this season and they allow 1.3 homers per nine innings as a staff. Arizona as a pitching staff has walked 440 batters and struck out 959. They walk 3.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.50 and their FIP as a unit is 4.54.
As a team, Arizona is hitting .262, good for 9th in the league while putting together a .261 average on the road. The Diamondbacks have a .432 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .319 which is good for 20th in the league. They rank 6th in baseball with 9.18 hits per contest. Jean Segura comes into this game hitting .312 and his on-base percentage is at .361. He has 147 hits this season along with 71 runs scored and 45 runs batted in. He's struck out 75 times and has walked 27 times. Paul Goldschmidt is hitting .298 and he has an on-base percentage of .414. He has totaled 128 hits so far while scoring 73 runs and he's driven in 74. He has walked 83 times and has struck out 107 times. The Diamondbacks have 1,092 hits, including 216 doubles and 135 home runs. They've stolen 93 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 25 times. Arizona has walked 327 times this season and they've struck out 1,053 times as a unit. They've left 827 men on base and have a team OPS of .751. They score 4.48 runs per contest and have scored a total of 533 runs so far this year.
San Diego comes into this game with a 27-30 home mark and a 50-69 overall record. With an ERA of 4.73, Paul Clemens has a 2-2 record and a 1.49 WHIP. He has 24 strikeouts over the 32.1 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 31 hits. He has allowed 8.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 7.44. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.49 and they have given up 383 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .242 against the Padres bullpen while being struck out 396 times and walking 171 times this season. As a team, San Diego has allowed 8.89 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.94 batters per nine. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 4.61. The Padres pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,048 base knocks and 543 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 140 home runs this year and they give up 1.2 home runs per nine innings as a staff. San Diego as a staff has walked 429 hitters and struck out 936. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.39 while their FIP as a staff is 4.43.
As a team, they are batting .238, good for 29th in the league while putting together a .245 average at home. The Padres hold a .398 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .301 which is good for 29th in baseball. They rank 28th in baseball with 8.04 hits per contest. Wil Myers comes into this matchup batting .274 and he has an OBP of .349. He has 122 hits this year along with 78 runs scored and 70 RBI. He's struck out 113 times and has walked on 53 occasions. Yangervis Solarte is hitting .290 and he has an OBP of .353. He has collected 80 hits so far while he's scored 40 runs and drove in 51. He has earned a walk 23 times and has punched out 42 times. The Padres as a unit have 957 base hits, including 195 doubles and 140 homers. They have 101 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 29 times. San Diego as a team has walked 336 times this year and they have struck out 1,091 times. They've had 713 men left on base and have an OPS of .700. They score 4.35 runs per game and have totaled 518 runs so far this season.
Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 67-48-4 against the over/under so far this season
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 48-71-0 against the run line so far this season
San Diego Padres Betting Trends
The San Diego Padres are 62-55-2 against the over/under so far this season
The San Diego Padres are 70-49-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
08/07/16 RF David Peralta Wrist 15-day DL (8/6), out for season
07/24/16 SS Nick Ahmed Hip 15-day DL (7/23)
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)
04/02/16 CF A.J. Pollock Elbow 60-day DL (4/2)
San Diego Padres
08/07/16 P Erik Johnson Elbow 60-day DL (7/4), out for season
08/02/16 3B Alexi Amarista Hamstring 15-day DL (8/2)
08/01/16 P Colin Rea Elbow 15-day DL (7/31), out for season
06/28/16 CF Jon Jay Forearm 15-day DL (6/20)
06/28/16 P Jonathan Edwards Hip 60-day DL (3/25)
05/31/16 P Cesar Vargas Elbow 15-day DL (5/29)
05/09/16 2B Jemile Weeks Hamstring 60-day DL (5/8)
04/21/16 P Robbie Erlin Elbow 60-day DL (4/18)
04/21/16 2B Cory Spangenberg Quad 60-day DL (4/20)
04/09/16 P Tyson Ross Shoulder 15-day DL (4/5)
04/04/16 P Buddy Baumann Back 60-day DL (3/25)
04/03/16 P Carter Capps Arm 60-day DL (3/25); out for season
Josh's Pick: Take the Padres
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