Monday, August 22, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Mike Foltynewicz vs. Zack Godley
The Atlanta Braves head to Chase Field on Monday to take on the Arizona Diamondbacks. The probable pitchers are Mike Foltynewicz for the Braves and Zack Godley for the Diamondbacks. The opening line for this game has Atlanta at +158 and Arizona at -168. The over/under is 9.5. The Braves have a 58-58-7 over/under mark and a 59-64-0 run line record, meaning they cover 48% of the time. The Diamondbacks are 49-74-0 against the run line and have a 70-49-4 over/under record. They cover the spread 40% of the time.
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The Braves head into this game with a 44-79 record, and they are 26-35 on the road. Starting pitcher Mike Foltynewicz has a 6-5 record with an ERA of 4.45 and a WHIP of 1.32. He has 76 strikeouts during his 89 innings pitched and he has given up 89 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.6. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 4.15 and they have allowed 416 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .253 against the pen while they've been struck out 415 times and walked 208 times this year. As a unit, Atlanta has given up 8.76 base hits per nine innings while striking out 7.55 hitters per nine. They are 22nd in the Majors in team earned run average at 4.50. The Braves pitchers have collectively given up 1,079 base hits and 554 earned runs. They have allowed 135 home runs this season and they allow 1.1 homers per nine innings as a staff. Atlanta as a pitching staff has walked 440 batters and struck out 930. They walk 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.37 and their FIP as a unit is 4.37.
As a team, Atlanta is hitting .244, good for 26th in the league while putting together a .241 average on the road. The Braves have a .364 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .308 which is good for 27th in the league. They rank 25th in baseball with 8.33 hits per contest. Freddie Freeman comes into this game hitting .287 and his on-base percentage is at .382. He has 131 hits this season along with 70 runs scored and 58 runs batted in. He's struck out 132 times and has walked 63 times. Nick Markakis is hitting .268 and he has an on-base percentage of .342. He has totaled 123 hits so far while scoring 47 runs and he's driven in 66. He has walked 54 times and has struck out 79 times. The Braves have 1,024 hits, including 214 doubles and 83 home runs. They've stolen 56 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 28 times. Atlanta has walked 358 times this season and they've struck out 924 times as a unit. They've left 865 men on base and have a team OPS of .673. They score 3.61 runs per contest and have scored a total of 444 runs so far this year.
Arizona comes into this game with a 21-40 home mark and a 51-72 overall record. With an ERA of 4.85, Zack Godley has a 4-2 record and a 1.31 WHIP. He has 39 strikeouts over the 52 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 53 hits. He has allowed 9.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.19. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 5.17 and they have given up 440 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .270 against the Diamondbacks bullpen while being struck out 374 times and walking 196 times this season. As a team, Arizona has allowed 9.75 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.13 batters per nine. They are 30th in the league in team earned run average at 5.09. The Diamondbacks pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,196 base knocks and 625 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 156 home runs this year and they give up 1.3 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Arizona as a staff has walked 456 hitters and struck out 997. They give up a walk 3.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.50 while their FIP as a staff is 4.55.
As a team, they are batting .263, good for 8th in the league while putting together a .264 average at home. The Diamondbacks hold a .433 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322 which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 4th in baseball with 9.23 hits per contest. Jean Segura comes into this matchup batting .318 and he has an OBP of .365. He has 156 hits this year along with 75 runs scored and 49 RBI. He's struck out 78 times and has walked on 27 occasions. Paul Goldschmidt is hitting .300 and he has an OBP of .423. He has collected 132 hits so far while he's scored 79 runs and drove in 74. He has earned a walk 92 times and has punched out 109 times. The Diamondbacks as a unit have 1,135 base hits, including 221 doubles and 140 homers. They have 100 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 26 times. Arizona as a team has walked 351 times this year and they have struck out 1,084 times. They've had 862 men left on base and have an OPS of .755. They score 4.55 runs per game and have totaled 560 runs so far this season.
Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves are 58-58-7 against the over/under so far this season
The Atlanta Braves are 59-64-0 against the run line so far this season
Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 70-49-4 against the over/under so far this season
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 49-74-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
08/17/16 C A.J. Pierzynski Hamstring 15-day DL (8/17)
08/09/16 P Chris Withrow Elbow 15-day DL (8/5)
08/01/16 P Matt Marksberry Shoulder 15-day DL (7/31)
06/28/16 P John Gant Oblique 15-day DL (6/27)
06/20/16 LF Mallex Smith Thumb 60-day DL (6/20)
06/08/16 P Williams Perez Rotator Cuff 60-day DL (6/7)
04/12/16 P Daniel Winkler Elbow 60-day DL (4/11)
04/04/16 P Andrew McKirahan Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Paco Rodriguez Elbow out for season
08/21/16 LF Rickie Weeks Ankle "?" Sunday vs. San Diego Padres
08/07/16 RF David Peralta Wrist 15-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)
04/02/16 CF A.J. Pollock Elbow 60-day DL (4/2)
Guy's Pick: Take the Diamondbacks
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