Thursday, April 21, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Shelby Miller vs. Johnny Cueto
The Arizona Diamondbacks visit AT&T Park on Thursday to play the San Francisco Giants. The probable starters are Shelby Miller for the Diamondbacks and Johnny Cueto for the Giants. The opening line for this matchup has Arizona at +165 and San Francisco at -175. The over/under was set at 7. The Diamondbacks have a 7-8-0 over/under record and a 6-9-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 40% of the time. The Giants are 6-9-0 against the run line and have a 7-8-0 over/under record. They cover the spread 40% of the time.
The Diamondbacks head into this matchup with a 7-8 record, including 5-3 on the road. Starting pitcher Shelby Miller has a 0-1 record with an earned run average of 8.53 and a WHIP of 1.82. He has 9 strikeouts over his 12.2 innings pitched and he has given up 17 hits so far this season. He has allowed 12.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 8.19. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 3.34 and they have given up 54 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .242 against the bullpen while being struck out 55 times and walking 24 times this season. As a team, Arizona has allowed 9.28 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.54 batters per nine. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.51. The Diamondbacks pitchers have collectively given up 144 base hits and 70 earned runs. They have allowed 17 home runs this season and they allow 1.1 homers per nine innings as a staff. Arizona as a pitching staff has walked 58 batters and struck out 117. They walk 3.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.45 and their FIP as a unit is 4.42.
As a team, Arizona is batting .257, good for 9th in the league while putting together a .254 average away from home. The Diamondbacks hold a .437 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .312 which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 7th in baseball with 9.13 hits per game. Paul Goldschmidt comes into this game hitting .216 and his on-base percentage is at .369. He has 11 hits this season along with 7 runs scored and 10 runs batted in. He's struck out 16 times and has walked 11 times. Yasmany Tomas is hitting .295 and he has an on-base percentage of .360. He has totaled 13 hits so far while scoring 7 runs and he's driven in 8. He has walked 5 times and has struck out 10 times. The Diamondbacks have 137 hits, including 28 doubles and 18 home runs. They've stolen 9 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 3 times. Arizona has walked 39 times this season and they've struck out 126 times as a unit. They've left 101 men on base and have a team OPS of .749. They score 4.33 runs per contest and have scored a total of 65 runs so far this year.
San Francisco comes into this matchup with a 3-3 home record and a 7-8 overall mark. With an earned run average of 3.38, Johnny Cueto has a 3-0 record and a 1.08 WHIP. He has 19 strikeouts over the 21.1 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 19 hits. He has allowed 8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 1.98. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.56 and they have given up 44 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .242 against the Giants bullpen while being struck out 39 times and walking 20 times this season. As a team, San Francisco has allowed 9.87 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.72 batters per nine. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 4.57. The Giants pitchers as a team have surrendered 147 base knocks and 68 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 13 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 46 hitters and struck out 115. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.44 while their FIP as a staff is 3.72.
As a team, they are batting .251, good for 13th in the league while putting together a .259 average at home. The Giants hold a .423 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .318 which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 10th in baseball with 8.67 hits per contest. Buster Posey comes into this matchup batting .277 and he has an OBP of .352. He has 13 hits this year along with 5 runs scored and 5 RBI. He's struck out 6 times and has walked on 6 occasions. Brandon Belt is hitting .302 and he has an OBP of .393. He has collected 16 hits so far while he's scored 7 runs and drove in 8. He has earned a walk 8 times and has punched out 8 times. The Giants as a unit have 130 base hits, including 20 doubles and 21 homers. They have 6 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 4 times. San Francisco as a team has walked 50 times this year and they have struck out 96 times. They've had 92 men left on base and have an OPS of .741. They score 5.13 runs per game and have totaled 77 runs so far this season.
Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 7-8-0 against the over/under so far this season
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 6-9-0 against the run line so far this season
San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 7-8-0 against the over/under so far this season
The San Francisco Giants are 6-9-0 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
04/19/16 P George Kontos Elbow 15-day DL (4/18)
04/16/16 SS Ehire Adrianza Foot 15-day DL (4/15)
04/15/16 P Sergio Romo Elbow 15-day DL (4/11)
Guy's Pick: Take the Diamondbacks
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