Wednesday, August 24, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Julio Teheran vs. Zack Greinke
The Atlanta Braves head to Chase Field on Wednesday to take on the Arizona Diamondbacks. The probable pitchers are Julio Teheran for the Braves and Zack Greinke for the Diamondbacks. The opening line for this game has Atlanta at +140 and Arizona at -150. The over/under is 8.5. The Braves have a 60-58-7 over/under mark and a 61-64-0 run line record, meaning they cover 49% of the time. The Diamondbacks are 49-76-0 against the run line and have a 72-49-4 over/under record. They cover the spread 39% of the time.
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The Braves head into this game with a 45-80 record, and they are 26-36 on the road. Starting pitcher Julio Teheran has a 3-9 record with an ERA of 2.90 and a WHIP of 1.00. He has 124 strikeouts during his 139.2 innings pitched and he has given up 107 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 6.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.68. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 4.19 and they have allowed 424 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .254 against the pen while they've been struck out 425 times and walked 210 times this year. As a unit, Atlanta has given up 8.82 base hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 hitters per nine. They are 24th in the Majors in team earned run average at 4.55. The Braves pitchers have collectively given up 1,103 base hits and 569 earned runs. They have allowed 139 home runs this season and they allow 1.1 homers per nine innings as a staff. Atlanta as a pitching staff has walked 444 batters and struck out 951. They walk 3.5 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 4.38.
As a team, Atlanta is hitting .245, good for 26th in the league while putting together a .243 average on the road. The Braves have a .368 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .309 which is good for 26th in the league. They rank 25th in baseball with 8.36 hits per contest. Nick Markakis comes into this game hitting .271 and his on-base percentage is at .343. He has 127 hits this season along with 48 runs scored and 69 runs batted in. He's struck out 81 times and has walked 54 times. Freddie Freeman is hitting .291 and he has an on-base percentage of .386. He has totaled 134 hits so far while scoring 73 runs and he's driven in 61. He has walked 64 times and has struck out 132 times. The Braves have 1,045 hits, including 218 doubles and 88 home runs. They've stolen 56 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 28 times. Atlanta has walked 368 times this season and they've struck out 944 times as a unit. They've left 880 men on base and have a team OPS of .677. They score 3.67 runs per contest and have scored a total of 459 runs so far this year.
Arizona comes into this game with a 22-40 home mark and a 52-73 overall record. With an ERA of 4.21, Zack Greinke has a 11-4 record and a 1.23 WHIP. He has 108 strikeouts over the 124 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 128 hits. He has allowed 9.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.66. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 5.15 and they have given up 447 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .270 against the Diamondbacks bullpen while being struck out 382 times and walking 200 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 5.15. The Diamondbacks pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,219 base knocks and 642 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 161 home runs this year and they give up 1.3 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Arizona as a staff has walked 464 hitters and struck out 1,013. 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 4.57.
As a team, they are batting .264, good for 7th in the league while putting together a .267 average at home. The Diamondbacks hold a .433 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322 which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 4th in baseball with 9.25 hits per contest. Paul Goldschmidt comes into this matchup batting .304 and he has an OBP of .423. He has 136 hits this year along with 81 runs scored and 76 RBI. He's struck out 110 times and has walked on 92 occasions. Jean Segura is hitting .321 and he has an OBP of .367. He has collected 159 hits so far while he's scored 77 runs and drove in 49. He has earned a walk 27 times and has punched out 79 times. The Diamondbacks as a unit have 1,156 base hits, including 225 doubles and 142 homers. They have 100 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 26 times. Arizona as a team has walked 352 times this year and they have struck out 1,101 times. They've had 872 men left on base and have an OPS of .755. They score 4.56 runs per game and have totaled 570 runs so far this season.
Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves are 60-58-7 against the over/under so far this season
The Atlanta Braves are 61-64-0 against the run line so far this season
Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 72-49-4 against the over/under so far this season
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 49-76-0 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)
06/20/16 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
08/07/16 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)
Josh's Pick: Take the Diamondbacks
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