Thursday, September 15, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Rich Hill vs. Archie Bradley
The Los Angeles Dodgers head to Chase Field on Thursday to take on the Arizona Diamondbacks. The probable pitchers are Rich Hill for the Dodgers and Archie Bradley for the Diamondbacks. The opening line for this game has Los Angeles at -200 and Arizona at +185. The over/under is 9.5. The Dodgers have a 63-71-10 over/under mark and a 67-77-0 run line record, meaning they cover 47% of the time. The Diamondbacks are 56-88-0 against the run line and have a 84-55-5 over/under record. They cover the spread 39% of the time.
The Dodgers head into this game with a 81-63 record, and they are 34-36 on the road. Starting pitcher Rich Hill has a 12-3 record with an ERA of 1.80 and a WHIP of 0.96. He has 110 strikeouts during his 95 innings pitched and he has given up 61 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 5.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.3. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 3.31 and they have allowed 406 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .213 against the pen while they've been struck out 536 times and walked 176 times this year. As a unit, Los Angeles has given up 9.49 base hits per nine innings while striking out 7.24 hitters per nine. They are 24th in the Majors in team earned run average at 4.47. The Dodgers pitchers have collectively given up 1,115 base hits and 533 earned runs. They have allowed 146 home runs this season and they allow 1.1 homers per nine innings as a staff. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 413 batters and struck out 1,330. They walk 2.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.18 and their FIP as a unit is 3.62.
As a team, Los Angeles is hitting .262, good for 8th in the league while putting together a .267 average on the road. The Dodgers have a .410 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .323 which is good for 15th in the league. They rank 14th in baseball with 8.81 hits per contest. Adrian Gonzalez comes into this game hitting .289 and his on-base percentage is at .351. He has 149 hits this season along with 62 runs scored and 79 runs batted in. He's struck out 109 times and has walked 48 times. Corey Seager is hitting .319 and he has an on-base percentage of .377. He has totaled 178 hits so far while scoring 95 runs and he's driven in 69. He has walked 49 times and has struck out 115 times. The Dodgers have 1,222 hits, including 238 doubles and 175 home runs. They've stolen 39 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 23 times. Los Angeles has walked 464 times this season and they've struck out 1,171 times as a unit. They've left 982 men on base and have a team OPS of .730. They score 4.46 runs per contest and have scored a total of 642 runs so far this year.
Arizona comes into this game with a 27-46 home mark and a 60-84 overall record. With an ERA of 5.10, Archie Bradley has a 6-9 record and a 1.57 WHIP. He has 113 strikeouts over the 120 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 130 hits. He has allowed 9.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.51. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 5.16 and they have given up 531 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .270 against the Diamondbacks bullpen while being struck out 453 times and walking 241 times this season. As a team, Arizona has allowed 9.92 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.09 batters per nine. They are 30th in the league in team earned run average at 5.26. The Diamondbacks pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,426 base knocks and 756 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 185 home runs this year and they give up 1.3 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Arizona as a staff has walked 541 hitters and struck out 1,164. They give up a walk 3.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.52 while their FIP as a staff is 4.57.
As a team, they are batting .263, good for 7th in the league while putting together a .269 average at home. The Diamondbacks hold a .432 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322 which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 3rd in baseball with 9.26 hits per contest. Paul Goldschmidt comes into this matchup batting .302 and he has an OBP of .421. He has 155 hits this year along with 95 runs scored and 83 RBI. He's struck out 131 times and has walked on 104 occasions. Jean Segura is hitting .312 and he has an OBP of .358. He has collected 177 hits so far while he's scored 86 runs and drove in 53. He has earned a walk 31 times and has punched out 88 times. The Diamondbacks as a unit have 1,333 base hits, including 259 doubles and 164 homers. They have 122 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 30 times. Arizona as a team has walked 413 times this year and they have struck out 1,268 times. They've had 1,006 men left on base and have an OPS of .755. They score 4.65 runs per game and have totaled 670 runs so far this season.
Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 63-71-10 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 67-77-0 against the run line so far this season
Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 84-55-5 against the over/under so far this season
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 56-88-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Los Angeles Dodgers
09/10/16 P Carlos Frias Oblique 60-day DL (9/9)
08/24/16 P Brett Anderson Finger 15-day DL (8/21)
08/24/16 P Scott Kazmir Neck 15-day DL (8/23)
08/14/16 P Brandon McCarthy Hip 15-day DL (8/14)
08/10/16 LF Scott Van Slyke Wrist 60-day DL (8/8)
07/21/16 P Chris Hatcher Oblique 60-day DL (7/20)
07/19/16 P Hyun-Jin Ryu Elbow 15-day DL (7/9)
07/16/16 LF Trayce Thompson Back 60-day DL (7/10)
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)
04/23/16 P Yimi Garcia Bicep 60-day DL (4/23)
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
Tony's Pick: Take the Diamondbacks
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