Saturday, September 17, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Bud Norris vs. Shelby Miller
The Los Angeles Dodgers visit Chase Field on Saturday to play the Arizona Diamondbacks. The probable starters are Bud Norris for the Dodgers and Shelby Miller for the Diamondbacks. The Dodgers have a 64-72-10 over/under record and a 68-78-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 47% of the time. The Diamondbacks are 58-88-0 against the run line and have a 85-55-6 over/under record. They cover the spread 40% of the time.
The Dodgers head into this matchup with a 82-64 record, including 35-37 on the road. Starting pitcher Bud Norris has a 6-10 record with an earned run average of 5.05 and a WHIP of 1.45. He has 102 strikeouts over his 112.1 innings pitched and he has given up 114 hits so far this season. He has allowed 9.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.22. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 3.32 and they have given up 410 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .212 against the bullpen while being struck out 549 times and walking 180 times this season. As a team, Los Angeles has allowed 9.47 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.24 batters per nine. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.47. The Dodgers pitchers have collectively given up 1,124 base hits and 540 earned runs. They have allowed 148 home runs this season and they allow 1.1 homers per nine innings as a staff. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 418 batters and struck out 1,356. 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 3.61.
As a team, Los Angeles is batting .261, good for 8th in the league while putting together a .267 average away from home. The Dodgers hold a .407 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322 which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 15th in baseball with 8.77 hits per game. Adrian Gonzalez comes into this game hitting .285 and his on-base percentage is at .348. He has 149 hits this season along with 62 runs scored and 79 runs batted in. He's struck out 111 times and has walked 49 times. Corey Seager is hitting .316 and he has an on-base percentage of .374. He has totaled 179 hits so far while scoring 96 runs and he's driven in 69. He has walked 49 times and has struck out 116 times. The Dodgers have 1,235 hits, including 243 doubles and 175 home runs. They've stolen 40 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 23 times. Los Angeles has walked 468 times this season and they've struck out 1,191 times as a unit. They've left 994 men on base and have a team OPS of .728. They score 4.43 runs per contest and have scored a total of 647 runs so far this year.
Arizona comes into this matchup with a 29-46 home record and a 62-84 overall mark. With an earned run average of 7.12, Shelby Miller has a 2-11 record and a 1.76 WHIP. He has 60 strikeouts over the 84.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 113 hits. He has allowed 12 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.07. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 5.13 and they have given up 542 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .270 against the Diamondbacks bullpen while being struck out 464 times and walking 242 times this season. As a team, Arizona has allowed 9.93 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.12 batters per nine. They are 30th in the league in team earned run average at 5.25. The Diamondbacks pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,448 base knocks and 765 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 547 hitters and struck out 1,184. 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 4.56.
As a team, they are batting .264, good for 5th in the league while putting together a .270 average at home. The Diamondbacks hold a .435 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .323 which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 3rd in baseball with 9.29 hits per contest. Paul Goldschmidt comes into this matchup batting .301 and he has an OBP of .419. He has 157 hits this year along with 96 runs scored and 84 RBI. He's struck out 134 times and has walked on 105 occasions. Jean Segura is hitting .315 and he has an OBP of .362. He has collected 182 hits so far while he's scored 90 runs and drove in 56. He has earned a walk 32 times and has punched out 91 times. The Diamondbacks as a unit have 1,356 base hits, including 262 doubles and 170 homers. They have 123 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 30 times. Arizona as a team has walked 420 times this year and they have struck out 1,287 times. They've had 1,020 men left on base and have an OPS of .758. They score 4.71 runs per game and have totaled 688 runs so far this season.
Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 64-72-10 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 68-78-0 against the run line so far this season
Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 85-55-6 against the over/under so far this season
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 58-88-0 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)
09/16/16 P Rubby De La Rosa Elbow out for season
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
Josh's Pick: Take the Dodgers
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