Tuesday, April 19, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Robbie Ray vs. Matt Cain
The Arizona Diamondbacks visit AT&T Park on Tuesday to play the San Francisco Giants. The probable starters are Robbie Ray for the Diamondbacks and Matt Cain for the Giants. The opening line for this matchup has Arizona at +120 and San Francisco at -130. The over/under was set at 8. The Diamondbacks have a 6-7-0 over/under record and a 4-9-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 31% of the time. The Giants are 6-7-0 against the run line and have a 6-7-0 over/under record. They cover the spread 46% of the time.
The Diamondbacks head into this matchup with a 5-8 record, including 3-3 on the road. Starting pitcher Robbie Ray has a 0-0 record with an earned run average of 2.92 and a WHIP of 1.38. He has 9 strikeouts over his 12.1 innings pitched and he has given up 8 hits so far this season. He has allowed 5.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.08. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 3.62 and they have given up 47 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .249 against the bullpen while being struck out 45 times and walking 19 times this season. As a team, Arizona has allowed 9.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.3 batters per nine. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 4.74. The Diamondbacks pitchers have collectively given up 125 base hits and 63 earned runs. They have allowed 16 home runs this season and they allow 1.2 homers per nine innings as a staff. Arizona as a pitching staff has walked 47 batters and struck out 97. They walk 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.44 and their FIP as a unit is 4.63.
As a team, Arizona is batting .247, good for 16th in the league while putting together a .231 average away from home. The Diamondbacks hold a .426 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .300 which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 9th in baseball with 8.69 hits per game. Paul Goldschmidt comes into this game hitting .205 and his on-base percentage is at .352. He has 9 hits this season along with 5 runs scored and 9 runs batted in. He's struck out 14 times and has walked 9 times. Yasmany Tomas is hitting .297 and he has an on-base percentage of .341. He has totaled 11 hits so far while scoring 7 runs and he's driven in 7. He has walked 3 times and has struck out 9 times. The Diamondbacks have 113 hits, including 24 doubles and 16 home runs. They've stolen 8 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 3 times. Arizona has walked 31 times this season and they've struck out 111 times as a unit. They've left 83 men on base and have a team OPS of .726. They score 4.08 runs per contest and have scored a total of 53 runs so far this year.
San Francisco comes into this matchup with a 3-1 home record and a 7-6 overall mark. With an earned run average of 6.75, Matt Cain has a 0-1 record and a 1.31 WHIP. He has 10 strikeouts over the 10.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 12 hits. He has allowed 10.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.01. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.35 and they have given up 32 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .227 against the Giants bullpen while being struck out 28 times and walking 16 times this season. As a team, San Francisco has allowed 9.71 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.89 batters per nine. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.42. The Giants pitchers as a team have surrendered 123 base knocks and 56 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 11 home runs this year and they give up 0.9 home runs per nine innings as a staff. San Francisco as a staff has walked 38 hitters and struck out 100. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.41 while their FIP as a staff is 3.69.
As a team, they are batting .251, good for 12th in the league while putting together a .265 average at home. The Giants hold a .437 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .312 which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 12th in baseball with 8.54 hits per contest. Buster Posey comes into this matchup batting .256 and he has an OBP of .318. He has 10 hits this year along with 4 runs scored and 5 RBI. He's struck out 4 times and has walked on 4 occasions. Brandon Belt is hitting .298 and he has an OBP of .389. He has collected 14 hits so far while he's scored 6 runs and drove in 8. He has earned a walk 7 times and has punched out 8 times. The Giants as a unit have 111 base hits, including 18 doubles and 20 homers. They have 5 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 3 times. San Francisco as a team has walked 39 times this year and they have struck out 76 times. They've had 71 men left on base and have an OPS of .749. They score 5.38 runs per game and have totaled 70 runs so far this season.
Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 6-7-0 against the over/under so far this season
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 4-9-0 against the run line so far this season
San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 6-7-0 against the over/under so far this season
The San Francisco Giants are 6-7-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
04/17/16 P Shelby Miller Finger left last game, probable next start
04/04/16 P Josh Collment Shoulder 15-day DL (3/28)
04/02/16 CF A.J. Pollock Elbow 60-day DL (4/2)
San Francisco Giants
04/16/16 SS Ehire Adrianza Foot 15-day DL (4/15)
04/15/16 P Sergio Romo Elbow 15-day DL (4/11)
Josh's Pick: Take the Diamondbacks
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