Monday, September 26, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Archie Bradley vs. Tanner Roark
The Arizona Diamondbacks visit Nationals Park on Monday to play the Washington Nationals. The probable starters are Archie Bradley for the Diamondbacks and Tanner Roark for the Nationals. The Diamondbacks have a 86-62-6 over/under record and a 62-92-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 40% of the time. The Nationals are 79-75-0 against the run line and have a 71-75-8 over/under record. They cover the spread 51% of the time.
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The Diamondbacks head into this matchup with a 64-90 record, including 34-42 on the road. Starting pitcher Archie Bradley has a 7-9 record with an earned run average of 5.02 and a WHIP of 1.56. He has 127 strikeouts over his 131 innings pitched and he has given up 141 hits so far this season. He has allowed 9.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.32. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 5.04 and they have given up 567 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .266 against the bullpen while being struck out 493 times and walking 257 times this season. As a team, Arizona has allowed 9.78 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.13 batters per nine. They are 30th in the league in team earned run average at 5.17. The Diamondbacks pitchers have collectively given up 1,507 base hits and 796 earned runs. They have allowed 197 home runs this season and they allow 1.3 homers per nine innings as a staff. Arizona as a pitching staff has walked 585 batters and struck out 1,252. 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 4.56.
As a team, Arizona is batting .262, good for 7th in the league while putting together a .254 average away from home. The Diamondbacks hold a .431 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .321 which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 3rd in baseball with 9.2 hits per game. Jean Segura comes into this game hitting .314 and his on-base percentage is at .361. He has 192 hits this season along with 91 runs scored and 60 runs batted in. He's struck out 97 times and has walked 35 times. Paul Goldschmidt is hitting .301 and he has an on-base percentage of .415. He has totaled 166 hits so far while scoring 102 runs and he's driven in 90. He has walked 107 times and has struck out 142 times. The Diamondbacks have 1,417 hits, including 276 doubles and 178 home runs. They've stolen 124 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 30 times. Arizona has walked 443 times this season and they've struck out 1,362 times as a unit. They've left 1,073 men on base and have a team OPS of .752. They score 4.62 runs per contest and have scored a total of 712 runs so far this year.
Washington comes into this matchup with a 46-28 home record and a 90-64 overall mark. With an earned run average of 2.70, Tanner Roark has a 15-9 record and a 1.17 WHIP. He has 162 strikeouts over the 200.1 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 166 hits. He has allowed 7.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.7. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.25 and they have given up 399 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .230 against the Nationals bullpen while being struck out 460 times and walking 155 times this season. As a team, Washington has allowed 7.78 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.09 batters per nine. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 3.42. The Nationals pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,202 base knocks and 529 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 144 home runs this year and they give up 0.9 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Washington as a staff has walked 442 hitters and struck out 1,406. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.18 while their FIP as a staff is 3.53.
As a team, they are batting .256, good for 15th in the league while putting together a .254 average at home. The Nationals hold a .426 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325 which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 18th in baseball with 8.71 hits per contest. Daniel Murphy comes into this matchup batting .347 and he has an OBP of .391. He has 184 hits this year along with 88 runs scored and 104 RBI. He's struck out 57 times and has walked on 35 occasions. Wilson Ramos is hitting .307 and he has an OBP of .354. He has collected 147 hits so far while he's scored 57 runs and drove in 80. He has earned a walk 35 times and has punched out 78 times. The Nationals as a unit have 1,342 base hits, including 260 doubles and 195 homers. They have 110 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 36 times. Washington as a team has walked 504 times this year and they have struck out 1,187 times. They've had 1,059 men left on base and have an OPS of .751. They score 4.7 runs per game and have totaled 724 runs so far this season.
Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 86-62-6 against the over/under so far this season
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 62-92-0 against the run line so far this season
Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 71-75-8 against the over/under so far this season
The Washington Nationals are 79-75-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
09/24/16 P Zack Greinke Shoulder "?" for next scheduled start
09/16/16 P Rubby De La Rosa Elbow out for season
09/11/16 CF A.J. Pollock Groin out indefinitely
09/10/16 C Chris Herrmann Hand out indefinitely
08/07/16 RF David Peralta Wrist 60-day DL (8/6), out for season
07/24/16 SS Nick Ahmed Hip 60-day DL (7/23); out for season
09/23/16 2B Daniel Murphy Leg is downgraded to expected to miss Sunday vs. Pittsburgh Pirates
09/12/16 P Mat Latos Hamstring "?" for next scheduled start
09/09/16 P Stephen Strasburg Elbow out indefinitely
08/18/16 P Sammy Solis Shoulder 15-day DL (8/16)
03/31/16 P Aaron Barrett Elbow 60-day DL (4/1)
Guy's Pick: Take the Diamondbacks
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