Wednesday, September 28, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Shelby Miller vs. Gio Gonzalez
The Arizona Diamondbacks head to Nationals Park on Wednesday to take on the Washington Nationals. The probable pitchers are Shelby Miller for the Diamondbacks and Gio Gonzalez for the Nationals. The opening line for this game has Arizona at +170 and Washington at -180. The over/under is 8.5. The Diamondbacks have a 87-63-6 over/under mark and a 64-92-0 run line record, meaning they cover 41% of the time. The Nationals are 80-76-0 against the run line and have a 73-75-8 over/under record. They cover the spread 51% of the time.
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The Diamondbacks head into this game with a 65-91 record, and they are 35-43 on the road. Starting pitcher Shelby Miller has a 2-12 record with an ERA of 6.47 and a WHIP of 1.70. He has 65 strikeouts during his 96 innings pitched and he has given up 122 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 11.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.02. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 4.98 and they have allowed 571 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .265 against the pen while they've been struck out 503 times and walked 258 times this year. As a unit, Arizona has given up 9.75 base hits per nine innings while striking out 8.16 hitters per nine. They are 30th in the Majors in team earned run average at 5.14. The Diamondbacks pitchers have collectively given up 1,521 base hits and 802 earned runs. They have allowed 198 home runs this season and they allow 1.3 homers per nine innings as a staff. Arizona as a pitching staff has walked 593 batters and struck out 1,273. They walk 3.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.51 and their FIP as a unit is 4.54.
As a team, Arizona is hitting .261, good for 8th in the league while putting together a .253 average on the road. The Diamondbacks have a .432 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .321 which is good for 17th in the league. They rank 3rd in baseball with 9.19 hits per contest. Paul Goldschmidt comes into this game hitting .301 and his on-base percentage is at .414. He has 168 hits this season along with 103 runs scored and 91 runs batted in. He's struck out 145 times and has walked 107 times. Jean Segura is hitting .317 and he has an on-base percentage of .364. He has totaled 196 hits so far while scoring 94 runs and he's driven in 63. He has walked 35 times and has struck out 97 times. The Diamondbacks have 1,434 hits, including 279 doubles and 183 home runs. They've stolen 127 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 30 times. Arizona has walked 447 times this season and they've struck out 1,385 times as a unit. They've left 1,083 men on base and have a team OPS of .753. They score 4.66 runs per contest and have scored a total of 727 runs so far this year.
Washington comes into this game with a 46-29 home mark and a 91-65 overall record. With an ERA of 4.51, Gio Gonzalez has a 11-10 record and a 1.31 WHIP. He has 167 strikeouts over the 173.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 171 hits. He has allowed 8.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.76. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.40 and they have given up 414 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .232 against the Nationals bullpen while being struck out 473 times and walking 158 times this season. As a team, Washington has allowed 7.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.12 batters per nine. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 3.51. The Nationals pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,222 base knocks and 549 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 150 home runs this year and they give up 1.1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Washington as a staff has walked 449 hitters and struck out 1,428. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.19 while their FIP as a staff is 3.57.
As a team, they are batting .256, good for 14th in the league while putting together a .253 average at home. The Nationals hold a .427 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .326 which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 14th in baseball with 8.74 hits per contest. Wilson Ramos comes into this matchup batting .307 and he has an OBP of .354. He has 148 hits this year along with 58 runs scored and 80 RBI. He's struck out 79 times and has walked on 35 occasions. Daniel Murphy is hitting .347 and he has an OBP of .391. He has collected 184 hits so far while he's scored 88 runs and drove in 104. He has earned a walk 35 times and has punched out 57 times. The Nationals as a unit have 1,364 base hits, including 264 doubles and 196 homers. They have 113 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 37 times. Washington as a team has walked 515 times this year and they have struck out 1,211 times. They've had 1,075 men left on base and have an OPS of .752. They score 4.73 runs per game and have totaled 738 runs so far this season.
Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 87-63-6 against the over/under so far this season
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 64-92-0 against the run line so far this season
Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 73-75-8 against the over/under so far this season
The Washington Nationals are 80-76-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
09/26/16 P Zack Greinke Shoulder out for season
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
09/26/16 RF Bryce Harper Thumb is not expected to be in the starting lineup Tuesday vs. Arizona Diamondbacks
09/26/16 2B Daniel Murphy Buttocks "?" Tuesday vs. Arizona Diamondbacks
09/26/16 C Wilson Ramos Knee injured last game, doubtful Tuesday vs. Arizona Diamondbacks
09/12/16 P Mat Latos Hamstring "?" for next scheduled start
09/09/16 P Stephen Strasburg Elbow out indefinitely
03/31/16 P Aaron Barrett Elbow 60-day DL (4/1)
Josh's Pick: Take the Nationals
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