Tuesday, August 16, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Noah Syndergaard vs. Braden Shipley
The New York Mets visit Chase Field on Tuesday to play the Arizona Diamondbacks. The probable starters are Noah Syndergaard for the Mets and Braden Shipley for the Diamondbacks. The opening line for this matchup has New York at -146 and Arizona at +136. The over/under was set at 8.5. The Mets have a 50-64-3 over/under record and a 51-66-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 44% of the time. The Diamondbacks are 47-70-0 against the run line and have a 65-48-4 over/under record. They cover the spread 40% of the time.
The Mets head into this matchup with a 59-58 record, including 28-28 on the road. Starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard has a 9-7 record with an earned run average of 2.75 and a WHIP of 1.18. He has 163 strikeouts over his 134.1 innings pitched and he has given up 131 hits so far this season. He has allowed 8.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.16. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 3.31 and they have given up 296 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .218 against the bullpen while being struck out 382 times and walking 134 times this season. As a team, New York has allowed 8.46 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 3.47. The Mets pitchers have collectively given up 980 base hits and 400 earned runs. They have allowed 104 home runs this season and they allow 0.9 homers per nine innings as a staff. New York as a pitching staff has walked 302 batters and struck out 1,008. They walk 2.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.23 and their FIP as a unit is 3.44.
As a team, New York is batting .235, good for 30th in the league while putting together a .241 average away from home. The Mets hold a .401 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .305 which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 30th in baseball with 7.82 hits per game. Asdrubal Cabrera comes into this game hitting .255 and his on-base percentage is at .308. He has 95 hits this season along with 42 runs scored and 33 runs batted in. He's struck out 80 times and has walked 22 times. Neil Walker is hitting .275 and he has an on-base percentage of .338. He has totaled 108 hits so far while scoring 50 runs and he's driven in 53. He has walked 38 times and has struck out 81 times. The Mets have 915 hits, including 164 doubles and 151 home runs. They've stolen 28 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 15 times. New York has walked 355 times this season and they've struck out 965 times as a unit. They've left 793 men on base and have a team OPS of .705. They score 3.69 runs per contest and have scored a total of 432 runs so far this year.
Arizona comes into this matchup with a 19-39 home record and a 48-69 overall mark. With an earned run average of 2.96, Braden Shipley has a 2-1 record and a 1.32 WHIP. He has 17 strikeouts over the 24.1 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 20 hits. He has allowed 7.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.36. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 5.05 and they have given up 418 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .268 against the Diamondbacks bullpen while being struck out 354 times and walking 183 times this season. As a team, Arizona has allowed 9.73 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.09 batters per nine. They are 30th in the league in team earned run average at 5.09. The Diamondbacks pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,136 base knocks and 594 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 148 home runs this year and they give up 1.3 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Arizona as a staff has walked 432 hitters and struck out 945. They give up a walk 3.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.49 while their FIP as a staff is 4.53.
As a team, they are batting .261, good for 10th in the league while putting together a .260 average at home. The Diamondbacks hold a .429 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .318 which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 6th in baseball with 9.12 hits per contest. Jean Segura comes into this matchup batting .309 and he has an OBP of .357. He has 143 hits this year along with 70 runs scored and 44 RBI. He's struck out 75 times and has walked on 27 occasions. Paul Goldschmidt is hitting .295 and he has an OBP of .410. He has collected 124 hits so far while he's scored 69 runs and drove in 74. He has earned a walk 81 times and has punched out 105 times. The Diamondbacks as a unit have 1,067 base hits, including 205 doubles and 133 homers. They have 87 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 24 times. Arizona as a team has walked 322 times this year and they have struck out 1,035 times. They've had 809 men left on base and have an OPS of .747. They score 4.43 runs per game and have totaled 518 runs so far this season.
New York Mets Betting Trends
The New York Mets are 50-64-3 against the over/under so far this season
The New York Mets are 51-66-0 against the run line so far this season
Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 65-48-4 against the over/under so far this season
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 47-70-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
New York Mets
08/03/16 CF Yoenis Cespedes Quad 15-day DL (8/4)
08/02/16 SS Asdrubal Cabrera Knee 15-day DL (8/1)
08/02/16 CF Justin Ruggiano Hamstring 15-day DL (8/2)
07/31/16 CF Juan Lagares Thumb 15-day DL (7/29)
07/06/16 P Matt Harvey Shoulder 60-day DL (7/6), out for season
06/22/16 P Jim Henderson Bicep 15-day DL (6/19)
06/03/16 3B David Wright Neck 60-day DL (5/30), out for season
05/24/16 1B Lucas Duda Back 60-day DL (5/21)
04/04/16 P Zack Wheeler Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
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)
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 Mets
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