Tuesday, August 30, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Zack Greinke vs. Johnny Cueto
The Arizona Diamondbacks visit AT&T Park on Tuesday to play the San Francisco Giants. The probable starters are Zack Greinke for the Diamondbacks and Johnny Cueto for the Giants. The opening line for this matchup has Arizona at +142 and San Francisco at -152. The over/under was set at 6.5. The Diamondbacks have a 76-51-4 over/under record and a 50-81-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 38% of the time. The Giants are 60-70-0 against the run line and have a 62-64-4 over/under record. They cover the spread 46% of the time.
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The Diamondbacks head into this matchup with a 55-76 record, including 30-33 on the road. Starting pitcher Zack Greinke has a 11-4 record with an earned run average of 4.29 and a WHIP of 1.24. He has 113 strikeouts over his 130 innings pitched and he has given up 134 hits so far this season. He has allowed 9.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.63. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 5.08 and they have given up 477 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .270 against the bullpen while being struck out 407 times and walking 214 times this season. As a team, Arizona has allowed 9.81 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.1 batters per nine. They are 30th in the league in team earned run average at 5.15. The Diamondbacks pitchers have collectively given up 1,286 base hits and 675 earned runs. They have allowed 169 home runs this season and they allow 1.3 homers per nine innings as a staff. Arizona as a pitching staff has walked 492 batters and struck out 1,062. They walk 3.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.51 and their FIP as a unit is 4.59.
As a team, Arizona is batting .263, good for 6th in the league while putting together a .261 average away from home. The Diamondbacks hold a .431 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .321 which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 4th in baseball with 9.24 hits per game. Paul Goldschmidt comes into this game hitting .303 and his on-base percentage is at .420. He has 142 hits this season along with 86 runs scored and 78 runs batted in. He's struck out 115 times and has walked 93 times. Jean Segura is hitting .316 and he has an on-base percentage of .366. He has totaled 162 hits so far while scoring 79 runs and he's driven in 50. He has walked 30 times and has struck out 83 times. The Diamondbacks have 1,210 hits, including 233 doubles and 147 home runs. They've stolen 108 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 26 times. Arizona has walked 368 times this season and they've struck out 1,150 times as a unit. They've left 914 men on base and have a team OPS of .753. They score 4.58 runs per contest and have scored a total of 600 runs so far this year.
San Francisco comes into this matchup with a 37-29 home record and a 71-59 overall mark. With an earned run average of 2.86, Johnny Cueto has a 14-4 record and a 1.08 WHIP. He has 158 strikeouts over the 179.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 160 hits. He has allowed 8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.09. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.79 and they have given up 353 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .245 against the Giants bullpen while being struck out 326 times and walking 131 times this season. As a team, San Francisco has allowed 8.33 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.91 batters per nine. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 3.74. The Giants pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,084 base knocks and 486 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 135 home runs this year and they give up 1.1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. San Francisco as a staff has walked 354 hitters and struck out 1,031. They give up a walk 2.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.23 while their FIP as a staff is 3.89.
As a team, they are batting .261, good for 10th in the league while putting together a .270 average at home. The Giants hold a .404 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .333 which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 7th in baseball with 9 hits per contest. Buster Posey comes into this matchup batting .298 and he has an OBP of .374. He has 125 hits this year along with 70 runs scored and 60 RBI. He's struck out 53 times and has walked on 51 occasions. Brandon Crawford is hitting .278 and he has an OBP of .344. He has collected 126 hits so far while he's scored 56 runs and drove in 76. He has earned a walk 46 times and has punched out 94 times. The Giants as a unit have 1,170 base hits, including 226 doubles and 109 homers. They have 65 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 29 times. San Francisco as a team has walked 468 times this year and they have struck out 891 times. They've had 961 men left on base and have an OPS of .738. They score 4.51 runs per game and have totaled 586 runs so far this season.
Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 76-51-4 against the over/under so far this season
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 50-81-0 against the run line so far this season
San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 62-64-4 against the over/under so far this season
The San Francisco Giants are 60-70-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
08/29/16 SS Jean Segura Illness probable Tuesday vs. San Francisco Giants
08/07/16 RF David Peralta Wrist 60-day DL (8/6), out for season
07/24/16 SS Nick Ahmed Hip 15-day DL (7/23); out for season
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)
San Francisco Giants
08/29/16 P Derek Law Elbow 15-day DL (8/28)
08/29/16 RF Hunter Pence Hamstring "?" Tuesday vs. Arizona Diamondbacks
08/27/16 P Jake Peavy Back 15-day DL (8/21)
08/23/16 LF Gregor Blanco Shoulder 15-day DL (8/22)
08/19/16 P Matt Cain Back 15-day DL (8/18)
08/02/16 RF Mac Williamson Shoulder 15-day DL (8/1)
07/29/16 P Josh Osich Forearm 15-day DL (7/24)
07/07/16 P Cory Gearrin Shoulder 15-day DL (7/6)
06/30/16 P Christopher Heston Oblique 60-day DL (6/29)
06/11/16 2B Kelby Tomlinson Thumb 15-day DL (6/9)
Guy's Pick: Take the Diamondbacks
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