Friday, August 19, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Zack Greinke vs. Jarred Cosart
The Arizona Diamondbacks visit Petco Park on Friday to play the San Diego Padres. The probable starters are Zack Greinke for the Diamondbacks and Jarred Cosart for the Padres. The opening line for this matchup has Arizona at -130 and San Diego at +120. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Diamondbacks have a 68-48-4 over/under record and a 49-71-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 41% of the time. The Padres are 70-50-0 against the run line and have a 62-56-2 over/under record. They cover the spread 58% of the time.
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The Diamondbacks head into this matchup with a 50-70 record, including 29-30 on the road. Starting pitcher Zack Greinke has a 11-4 record with an earned run average of 4.31 and a WHIP of 1.22. He has 100 strikeouts over his 117 innings pitched and he has given up 121 hits so far this season. He has allowed 9.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.78. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 5.09 and they have given up 429 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .268 against the bullpen while being struck out 365 times and walking 188 times this season. As a team, Arizona has allowed 9.77 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.06 batters per nine. They are 30th in the league in team earned run average at 5.09. The Diamondbacks pitchers have collectively given up 1,170 base hits and 610 earned runs. They have allowed 153 home runs this season and they allow 1.3 homers per nine innings as a staff. Arizona as a pitching staff has walked 442 batters and struck out 965. 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 4.56.
As a team, Arizona is batting .263, good for 9th in the league while putting together a .261 average away from home. The Diamondbacks hold a .435 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .320 which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 5th in baseball with 9.2 hits per game. Jean Segura comes into this game hitting .313 and his on-base percentage is at .361. He has 149 hits this season along with 72 runs scored and 45 runs batted in. He's struck out 76 times and has walked 27 times. Paul Goldschmidt is hitting .302 and he has an on-base percentage of .419. He has totaled 130 hits so far while scoring 77 runs and he's driven in 74. He has walked 86 times and has struck out 107 times. The Diamondbacks have 1,104 hits, including 217 doubles and 139 home runs. They've stolen 93 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 25 times. Arizona has walked 334 times this season and they've struck out 1,062 times as a unit. They've left 832 men on base and have a team OPS of .755. They score 4.55 runs per contest and have scored a total of 546 runs so far this year.
San Diego comes into this matchup with a 27-30 home record and a 50-70 overall mark. With an earned run average of 5.03, Jarred Cosart has a 0-1 record and a 1.68 WHIP. He has 21 strikeouts over the 34 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 33 hits. He has allowed 8.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.5. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.47 and they have given up 383 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .241 against the Padres bullpen while being struck out 398 times and walking 171 times this season. As a team, San Diego has allowed 8.87 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.94 batters per nine. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 4.59. The Padres pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,054 base knocks and 545 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 141 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 430 hitters and struck out 943. 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 .396 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .301 which is good for 29th in baseball. They rank 29th in baseball with 8.02 hits per contest. Wil Myers comes into this matchup batting .271 and he has an OBP of .346. He has 122 hits this year along with 78 runs scored and 70 RBI. He's struck out 117 times and has walked on 53 occasions. Yangervis Solarte is hitting .287 and he has an OBP of .352. He has collected 80 hits so far while he's scored 40 runs and drove in 51. He has earned a walk 24 times and has punched out 42 times. The Padres as a unit have 962 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 337 times this year and they have struck out 1,101 times. They've had 720 men left on base and have an OPS of .697. They score 4.32 runs per game and have totaled 518 runs so far this season.
Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 68-48-4 against the over/under so far this season
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 49-71-0 against the run line so far this season
San Diego Padres Betting Trends
The San Diego Padres are 62-56-2 against the over/under so far this season
The San Diego Padres are 70-50-0 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
Guy's Pick: Take the Diamondbacks
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