Saturday, August 20, 2016
For Updated Odds on This Game Click Here
Probable Pitchers: Robbie Ray vs. Clayton Richard
The Arizona Diamondbacks visit Petco Park on Saturday to play the San Diego Padres. The probable starters are Robbie Ray for the Diamondbacks and Clayton Richard for the Padres. The opening line for this matchup has Arizona at -127 and San Diego at +117. The over/under was set at 8.5. The Diamondbacks have a 69-48-4 over/under record and a 49-72-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 41% of the time. The Padres are 71-50-0 against the run line and have a 63-56-2 over/under record. They cover the spread 59% of the time.
The Diamondbacks head into this matchup with a 50-71 record, including 29-31 on the road. Starting pitcher Robbie Ray has a 6-11 record with an earned run average of 4.47 and a WHIP of 1.47. He has 161 strikeouts over his 133 innings pitched and he has given up 146 hits so far this season. He has allowed 9.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.63. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 5.11 and they have given up 434 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .269 against the bullpen while being struck out 369 times and walking 191 times this season. As a team, Arizona has allowed 9.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.05 batters per nine. They are 30th in the league in team earned run average at 5.11. The Diamondbacks pitchers have collectively given up 1,182 base hits and 617 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 448 batters and struck out 971. They walk 3.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 8 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 .264, good for 6th in the league while putting together a .263 average away from home. The Diamondbacks hold a .436 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .321 which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 5th in baseball with 9.24 hits per game. Jean Segura comes into this game hitting .315 and his on-base percentage is at .362. He has 151 hits this season along with 74 runs scored and 47 runs batted in. He's struck out 77 times and has walked 27 times. Paul Goldschmidt is hitting .301 and he has an on-base percentage of .419. He has totaled 131 hits so far while scoring 79 runs and he's driven in 74. He has walked 87 times and has struck out 107 times. The Diamondbacks have 1,118 hits, including 219 doubles and 140 home runs. They've stolen 95 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 26 times. Arizona has walked 339 times this season and they've struck out 1,067 times as a unit. They've left 842 men on base and have a team OPS of .757. They score 4.58 runs per contest and have scored a total of 554 runs so far this year.
San Diego comes into this matchup with a 28-30 home record and a 51-70 overall mark. With an earned run average of 5.75, Clayton Richard has a 0-2 record and a 1.97 WHIP. He has 13 strikeouts over the 20.1 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 28 hits. He has allowed 12.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.22. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.51 and they have given up 389 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .242 against the Padres bullpen while being struck out 400 times and walking 173 times this season. As a team, San Diego has allowed 8.92 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.91 batters per nine. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 4.61. The Padres pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,068 base knocks and 552 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 142 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 435 hitters and struck out 948. 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 4.44.
As a team, they are batting .238, good for 30th in the league while putting together a .247 average at home. The Padres hold a .396 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .302 which is good for 29th in baseball. They rank 29th in baseball with 8.05 hits per contest. Wil Myers comes into this matchup batting .273 and he has an OBP of .349. He has 124 hits this year along with 80 runs scored and 71 RBI. He's struck out 117 times and has walked on 53 occasions. Yangervis Solarte is hitting .290 and he has an OBP of .356. He has collected 82 hits so far while he's scored 42 runs and drove in 52. He has earned a walk 25 times and has punched out 43 times. The Padres as a unit have 974 base hits, including 197 doubles and 140 homers. They have 102 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 30 times. San Diego as a team has walked 343 times this year and they have struck out 1,107 times. They've had 729 men left on base and have an OPS of .699. They score 4.36 runs per game and have totaled 527 runs so far this season.
Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 69-48-4 against the over/under so far this season
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 49-72-0 against the run line so far this season
San Diego Padres Betting Trends
The San Diego Padres are 63-56-2 against the over/under so far this season
The San Diego Padres are 71-50-0 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
Tony's Pick: Take the Diamondbacks
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Read more articles by Tony Sink
Get all of Today's Free MLB Picks
Get all of Today's Expert MLB Picks