Saturday, July 16, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Brandon McCarthy vs. Archie Bradley
The Los Angeles Dodgers visit Chase Field on Saturday to play the Arizona Diamondbacks. The probable starters are Brandon McCarthy for the Dodgers and Archie Bradley for the Diamondbacks. The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles at -141 and Arizona at +131. The over/under was set at 9. The Dodgers have a 42-41-6 over/under record and a 39-50-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 44% of the time. The Diamondbacks are 39-51-0 against the run line and have a 48-39-3 over/under record. They cover the spread 43% of the time.
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The Dodgers head into this matchup with a 51-40 record, including 21-22 on the road. Starting pitcher Brandon McCarthy has a 2-0 record with an earned run average of 2.70 and a WHIP of 0.90. He has 14 strikeouts over his 10 innings pitched and he has given up 5 hits so far this season. He has allowed 4.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.88. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 2.83 and they have given up 207 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .192 against the bullpen while being struck out 303 times and walking 97 times this season. As a team, Los Angeles has allowed 9.51 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.3 batters per nine. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.52. The Dodgers pitchers have collectively given up 663 base hits and 312 earned runs. They have allowed 85 home runs this season and they allow 0.9 homers per nine innings as a staff. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 250 batters and struck out 866. They walk 2.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.12 and their FIP as a unit is 3.44.
As a team, Los Angeles is batting .266, good for 9th in the league while putting together a .275 average away from home. The Dodgers hold a .408 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328 which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 10th in baseball with 9.09 hits per game. Adrian Gonzalez comes into this game hitting .291 and his on-base percentage is at .370. He has 91 hits this season along with 33 runs scored and 44 runs batted in. He's struck out 65 times and has walked 40 times. Corey Seager is hitting .297 and he has an on-base percentage of .357. He has totaled 105 hits so far while scoring 60 runs and he's driven in 42. He has walked 33 times and has struck out 78 times. The Dodgers have 735 hits, including 144 doubles and 99 home runs. They've stolen 25 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 15 times. Los Angeles has walked 307 times this season and they've struck out 704 times as a unit. They've left 611 men on base and have a team OPS of .708. They score 4.2 runs per contest and have scored a total of 382 runs so far this year.
Arizona comes into this matchup with a 15-32 home record and a 38-52 overall mark. With an earned run average of 4.64, Archie Bradley has a 3-5 record and a 1.41 WHIP. He has 66 strikeouts over the 64 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 60 hits. He has allowed 8.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.6. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.48 and they have given up 299 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .257 against the Diamondbacks bullpen while being struck out 266 times and walking 132 times this season. As a team, Arizona has allowed 9.38 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.92 batters per nine. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 4.77. The Diamondbacks pitchers as a team have surrendered 844 base knocks and 429 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 106 home runs this year and they give up 1.2 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Arizona as a staff has walked 321 hitters and struck out 713. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.44 while their FIP as a staff is 4.43.
As a team, they are batting .266, good for 8th in the league while putting together a .265 average at home. The Diamondbacks hold a .437 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324 which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 6th in baseball with 9.3 hits per contest. Paul Goldschmidt comes into this matchup batting .297 and he has an OBP of .417. He has 95 hits this year along with 53 runs scored and 58 RBI. He's struck out 88 times and has walked on 64 occasions. Jean Segura is hitting .311 and he has an OBP of .358. He has collected 110 hits so far while he's scored 52 runs and drove in 36. He has earned a walk 20 times and has punched out 54 times. The Diamondbacks as a unit have 837 base hits, including 156 doubles and 104 homers. They have 60 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 17 times. Arizona as a team has walked 253 times this year and they have struck out 798 times. They've had 630 men left on base and have an OPS of .761. They score 4.47 runs per game and have totaled 402 runs so far this season.
Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 42-41-6 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 39-50-0 against the run line so far this season
Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 48-39-3 against the over/under so far this season
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 39-51-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Los Angeles Dodgers
07/01/16 CF Joc Pederson Shoulder 15-day DL (6/29)
06/30/16 P Clayton Kershaw Back 15-day DL (6/27)
06/30/16 LF Enrique Hernandez Ribs 15-day DL (6/28)
05/31/16 P Alex Wood Tricep 60-day DL (5/31)
05/24/16 P Chin-Hui Tsao Tricep 60-day DL (5/22)
05/03/16 P Josh Ravin Suspension expected to miss 80 games
04/23/16 P Yimi Garcia Bicep 60-day DL (4/23)
04/05/16 P Frankie Montas Ribs 60-day DL (2/20)
04/04/16 P Brett Anderson Back 60-day DL (3/25)
03/31/16 LF Andre Ethier Leg 60-day DL (3/25)
07/07/16 P Andrew Chafin Shoulder 15-day DL (7/4)
07/03/16 P Zack Greinke Oblique 15-day DL (6/29)
06/24/16 CF Socrates Brito Toe 15-day DL (6/23)
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
Josh's Pick: Take the Dodgers
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