Friday, September 16, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Kenta Maeda vs. Zack Greinke
The Los Angeles Dodgers head to Chase Field on Friday to take on the Arizona Diamondbacks. The probable pitchers are Kenta Maeda for the Dodgers and Zack Greinke for the Diamondbacks. The opening line for this game has Los Angeles at -129 and Arizona at +119. The over/under is 9. The Dodgers have a 63-72-10 over/under mark and a 68-77-0 run line record, meaning they cover 47% of the time. The Diamondbacks are 57-88-0 against the run line and have a 85-55-5 over/under record. They cover the spread 39% of the time.
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The Dodgers head into this game with a 82-63 record, and they are 35-36 on the road. Starting pitcher Kenta Maeda has a 14-9 record with an ERA of 3.28 and a WHIP of 1.09. He has 159 strikeouts during his 159 innings pitched and he has given up 132 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 7.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.53. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 3.29 and they have allowed 408 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .212 against the pen while they've been struck out 545 times and walked 178 times this year. As a unit, Los Angeles has given up 9.46 base hits per nine innings while striking out 7.23 hitters per nine. They are 24th in the Majors in team earned run average at 4.45. The Dodgers pitchers have collectively given up 1,118 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 415 batters and struck out 1,344. 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 3.60.
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 .408 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .322 which is good for 16th in the league. They rank 14th in baseball with 8.79 hits per contest. Adrian Gonzalez comes into this game hitting .287 and his on-base percentage is at .350. He has 149 hits this season along with 62 runs scored and 79 runs batted in. He's struck out 110 times and has walked 49 times. Corey Seager is hitting .317 and he has an on-base percentage of .374. He has totaled 178 hits so far while scoring 96 runs and he's driven in 69. He has walked 49 times and has struck out 115 times. The Dodgers have 1,226 hits, including 240 doubles and 175 home runs. They've stolen 40 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 23 times. Los Angeles has walked 466 times this season and they've struck out 1,180 times as a unit. They've left 987 men on base and have a team OPS of .728. They score 4.44 runs per contest and have scored a total of 644 runs so far this year.
Arizona comes into this game with a 28-46 home mark and a 61-84 overall record. With an ERA of 4.54, Zack Greinke has a 12-6 record and a 1.28 WHIP. He has 123 strikeouts over the 146.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 155 hits. He has allowed 9.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.09. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 5.16 and they have given up 542 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .271 against the Diamondbacks bullpen while being struck out 460 times and walking 242 times this season. As a team, Arizona has allowed 9.94 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.1 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 1,439 base knocks and 762 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 187 home runs this year and they give up 1.3 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Arizona as a staff has walked 545 hitters and struck out 1,173. 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 4.58.
As a team, they are batting .265, good for 5th in the league while putting together a .271 average at home. The Diamondbacks hold a .435 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324 which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 3rd in baseball with 9.31 hits per contest. Paul Goldschmidt comes into this matchup batting .302 and he has an OBP of .420. He has 156 hits this year along with 95 runs scored and 83 RBI. He's struck out 132 times and has walked on 105 occasions. Jean Segura is hitting .317 and he has an OBP of .362. He has collected 182 hits so far while he's scored 89 runs and drove in 56. He has earned a walk 31 times and has punched out 89 times. The Diamondbacks as a unit have 1,350 base hits, including 262 doubles and 168 homers. They have 123 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 30 times. Arizona as a team has walked 417 times this year and they have struck out 1,275 times. They've had 1,018 men left on base and have an OPS of .759. They score 4.7 runs per game and have totaled 681 runs so far this season.
Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 63-72-10 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 68-77-0 against the run line so far this season
Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 85-55-5 against the over/under so far this season
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 57-88-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Los Angeles Dodgers
09/15/16 3B Justin Turner Neck "?" Thursday vs. Arizona Diamondbacks
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
Guy's Pick: Take the Diamondbacks
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