Wednesday, June 22, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Robbie Ray vs. J.A. Happ
The Arizona Diamondbacks visit Rogers Centre on Wednesday to play the Toronto Blue Jays. The probable starters are Robbie Ray for the Diamondbacks and J.A. Happ for the Blue Jays. The opening line for this matchup has Arizona at +163 and Toronto at -173. The over/under was set at 9.5. The Diamondbacks have a 36-33-3 over/under record and a 35-37-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 49% of the time. The Blue Jays are 37-35-0 against the run line and have a 29-39-4 over/under record. They cover the spread 51% of the time.
The Diamondbacks head into this matchup with a 33-39 record, including 20-14 on the road. Starting pitcher Robbie Ray has a 4-5 record with an earned run average of 4.44 and a WHIP of 1.57. He has 85 strikeouts over his 75 innings pitched and he has given up 85 hits so far this season. He has allowed 10.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.99. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 4.02 and they have given up 224 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .249 against the bullpen while being struck out 207 times and walking 102 times this season. As a team, Arizona has allowed 8.93 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.87 batters per nine. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.43. The Diamondbacks pitchers have collectively given up 645 base hits and 320 earned runs. They have allowed 81 home runs this season and they allow 1.1 homers per nine innings as a staff. Arizona as a pitching staff has walked 250 batters and struck out 569. They walk 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.38 and their FIP as a unit is 4.27.
As a team, Arizona is batting .264, good for 9th in the league while putting together a .269 average away from home. The Diamondbacks hold a .437 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324 which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 7th in baseball with 9.19 hits per game. Paul Goldschmidt comes into this game hitting .289 and his on-base percentage is at .425. He has 72 hits this season along with 41 runs scored and 45 runs batted in. He's struck out 71 times and has walked 57 times. Jean Segura is hitting .307 and he has an on-base percentage of .343. He has totaled 87 hits so far while scoring 36 runs and he's driven in 29. He has walked 11 times and has struck out 44 times. The Diamondbacks have 662 hits, including 124 doubles and 85 home runs. They've stolen 44 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 16 times. Arizona has walked 205 times this season and they've struck out 629 times as a unit. They've left 496 men on base and have a team OPS of .760. They score 4.44 runs per contest and have scored a total of 320 runs so far this year.
Toronto comes into this matchup with a 18-16 home record and a 39-33 overall mark. With an earned run average of 3.41, J.A. Happ has a 8-3 record and a 1.15 WHIP. He has 58 strikeouts over the 89.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 77 hits. He has allowed 7.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.54. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.18 and they have given up 191 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .259 against the Blue Jays bullpen while being struck out 181 times and walking 62 times this season. As a team, Toronto has allowed 8.36 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.46 batters per nine. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.88. The Blue Jays pitchers as a team have surrendered 600 base knocks and 278 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 78 home runs this year and they give up 1.1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Toronto as a staff has walked 216 hitters and struck out 535. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.26 while their FIP as a staff is 4.13.
As a team, they are batting .246, good for 20th in the league while putting together a .266 average at home. The Blue Jays hold a .436 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .326 which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 19th in baseball with 8.28 hits per contest. Josh Donaldson comes into this matchup batting .274 and he has an OBP of .385. He has 72 hits this year along with 60 runs scored and 46 RBI. He's struck out 57 times and has walked on 46 occasions. Edwin Encarnacion is hitting .257 and he has an OBP of .346. He has collected 69 hits so far while he's scored 41 runs and drove in 61. He has earned a walk 34 times and has punched out 60 times. The Blue Jays as a unit have 595 base hits, including 125 doubles and 104 homers. They have 24 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 9 times. Toronto as a team has walked 267 times this year and they have struck out 587 times. They've had 479 men left on base and have an OPS of .761. They score 4.68 runs per game and have totaled 337 runs so far this season.
Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 36-33-3 against the over/under so far this season
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 35-37-0 against the run line so far this season
Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 29-39-4 against the over/under so far this season
The Toronto Blue Jays are 37-35-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
06/20/16 RF David Peralta Back 15-day DL (6/19)
06/12/16 CF Chris Owings Foot 15-day DL (6/6)
05/27/16 P Rubby De La Rosa Elbow 15-day DL (5/26)
04/02/16 CF A.J. Pollock Elbow 60-day DL (4/2), out for season
Toronto Blue Jays
06/17/16 RF Jose Bautista Toe 15-day DL (6/17)
05/15/16 P Brett Cecil Tricep 15-day DL (5/15)
04/22/16 1B Chris Colabello Suspension expected to miss 80 games
04/10/16 P Franklin Morales Arm 60-day DL (4/7)
04/04/16 P Bo Schultz Hip 15-day DL (3/25)
Guy's Pick: Take the Diamondbacks
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