Wednesday, August 17, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Jon Niese vs. Zack Godley
The New York Mets head to Chase Field on Wednesday to take on the Arizona Diamondbacks. The probable pitchers are Jon Niese for the Mets and Zack Godley for the Diamondbacks. The opening line for this game has New York at +104 and Arizona at -114. The over/under is 9.5. The Mets have a 51-64-3 over/under mark and a 51-67-0 run line record, meaning they cover 43% of the time. The Diamondbacks are 48-70-0 against the run line and have a 66-48-4 over/under record. They cover the spread 41% of the time.
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The Mets head into this game with a 59-59 record, and they are 28-29 on the road. Starting pitcher Jon Niese has a 8-6 record with an ERA of 5.20 and a WHIP of 1.58. He has 82 strikeouts during his 116 innings pitched and he has given up 140 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 10.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.49. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 3.40 and they have allowed 303 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .221 against the pen while they've been struck out 387 times and walked 134 times this year. As a unit, New York has given up 8.53 base hits per nine innings while striking out 8.68 hitters per nine. They are 3rd in the Majors in team earned run average at 3.50. The Mets pitchers have collectively given up 996 base hits and 407 earned runs. They have allowed 105 home runs this season and they allow 0.9 homers per nine innings as a staff. New York as a pitching staff has walked 304 batters and struck out 1,014. They walk 2.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.24 and their FIP as a unit is 3.44.
As a team, New York is hitting .236, good for 30th in the league while putting together a .243 average on the road. The Mets have a .401 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .306 which is good for 27th in the league. They rank 30th in baseball with 7.86 hits per contest. 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 .279 and he has an on-base percentage of .341. He has totaled 111 hits so far while scoring 52 runs and he's driven in 54. He has walked 38 times and has struck out 82 times. The Mets have 927 hits, including 164 doubles and 152 home runs. They've stolen 28 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 15 times. New York has walked 360 times this season and they've struck out 975 times as a unit. They've left 802 men on base and have a team OPS of .707. They score 3.71 runs per contest and have scored a total of 438 runs so far this year.
Arizona comes into this game with a 20-39 home mark and a 49-69 overall record. With an ERA of 5.24, Zack Godley has a 3-2 record and a 1.37 WHIP. He has 35 strikeouts over the 44.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 48 hits. He has allowed 9.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.39. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 5.09 and they have given up 422 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .268 against the Diamondbacks bullpen while being struck out 359 times and walking 186 times this season. As a team, Arizona has allowed 9.75 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.11 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 1,148 base knocks and 599 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 149 home runs this year and they give up 1.3 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Arizona as a staff has walked 437 hitters and struck out 955. They give up a walk 3.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.50 while their FIP as a staff is 4.53.
As a team, they are batting .262, good for 9th in the league while putting together a .263 average at home. The Diamondbacks hold a .432 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .319 which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 5th in baseball with 9.18 hits per contest. Jean Segura comes into this matchup batting .309 and he has an OBP of .358. He has 144 hits this year along with 71 runs scored and 45 RBI. He's struck out 75 times and has walked on 27 occasions. Paul Goldschmidt is hitting .299 and he has an OBP of .414. He has collected 127 hits so far while he's scored 72 runs and drove in 74. He has earned a walk 82 times and has punched out 105 times. The Diamondbacks as a unit have 1,083 base hits, including 212 doubles and 134 homers. They have 89 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 25 times. Arizona as a team has walked 324 times this year and they have struck out 1,041 times. They've had 818 men left on base and have an OPS of .751. They score 4.47 runs per game and have totaled 528 runs so far this season.
New York Mets Betting Trends
The New York Mets are 51-64-3 against the over/under so far this season
The New York Mets are 51-67-0 against the run line so far this season
Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 66-48-4 against the over/under so far this season
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 48-70-0 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)
Guy's Pick: Take the Diamondbacks
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