Wednesday, March 15, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Patrick Corbin vs. Kyle Hendricks
The Arizona Diamondbacks visit Camelback Ranch on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 to play the Chicago Cubs in a Spring Training matchup. The probable starters are Patrick Corbin for the Diamondbacks and Kyle Hendricks for the Cubs.
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The opening line for this matchup has Arizona at +130 and Chicago at -150. The Diamondbacks had a 89-67-6 over/under record and a 67-95-0 run line mark last season, meaning they covered 41% of the time. The Cubs were 87-75-0 against the run line and had a 75-79-8 over/under record. They covered the spread 54% of the time.
The Diamondbacks are coming off a 69-93 record in 2016, including 36-45 on the road. Starting pitcher Patrick Corbin had a 5-13 record with an earned run average of 5.15 and a WHIP of 1.56. He had 131 strikeouts over his 155.2 innings pitched and he gave up 177 hits last season. He allowed 10.2 hits per 9 innings and he had a FIP of 4.84. The bullpen last year had an earned run average of 4.94 and they gave up 583 base hits on the year. Teams hit .263 against the bullpen while being struck out 520 times and walking 260 times last season. As a team, Arizona allowed 9.69 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.17 batters per nine innings. They were 30th in the league in team earned run average at 5.09. The Diamondbacks pitchers collectively gave up 1,563 base hits and 821 earned runs. They allowed 202 home runs last season and they allowed 1.3 homers per nine innings as a staff. Arizona as a pitching staff walked 603 batters and struck out 1,318. They walked 3.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.2 per 9. They had a team WHIP of 1.49 and their FIP as a unit was 4.50.
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As a team Arizona batted .261, good for 8th in the league while putting together a .252 average away from home. The Diamondbacks held a .432 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .320 which was good for 17th in baseball. They ranked 4th in baseball with 9.13 hits per game. Paul Goldschmidt is coming off a 2016 season in which he hit .297 with an on-base percentage of .411. He had 172 hits last season along with 106 runs scored and 95 runs batted in. He struck out 150 times and walked 110 times. Yasmany Tomas hit .272 last year and he had an on-base percentage of .313. He totaled 144 hits while scoring 72 runs and he drove in 83. He walked 31 times and struck out on 136 occasions. The Diamondbacks had 1,479 hits, including 285 doubles and 190 home runs. They stole 137 bases and were thrown out stealing 31 times. Arizona walked 463 times last season and they struck out 1,427 times as a unit. They left 1,113 men on base and had a team OPS of .752. They scored 4.64 runs per contest and scored a total of 752 runs last year.
Chicago had a 57-24 home record and a 103-58 overall mark in 2016. With an earned run average of 2.13, Kyle Hendricks had a 16-8 record and a 0.98 WHIP last season. He had 170 strikeouts over the 190 innings he pitched during which he gave up 142 hits. He allowed 6.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stood at 3.2. Last season the bullpen had an earned run average of 3.50 and they gave up 365 base hits on the year. Teams hit .208 against the Cubs bullpen while being struck out 519 times and walking 199 times last season. As a team, Chicago allowed 6.92 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.88 batters per nine innings. They were 1st in the league in team earned run average at 3.13. The Cubs pitchers as a team surrendered 1,125 base knocks and 511 earned runs last season. They gave up 163 home runs last year and they gave up 1.1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Chicago as a staff walked 495 hitters and struck out 1,441. They gave up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they struck out 8.9 per 9. Their team WHIP was 1.11 while their FIP as a staff was 3.77.
As a team, they batted .256, good for 14th in the league while putting together a .254 average at home. The Cubs held a .429 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .343 which was good for 2nd in baseball. They ranked 18th in baseball with 8.7 hits per contest. Kris Bryant comes into this matchup after batting .292 with an OBP of .385. He had 176 hits last year along with 121 runs scored and 102 RBI. He struck out 154 times and walked on 75 occasions. Anthony Rizzo hit .292 in 2016 and he had an OBP of .385. He collected 170 hits while scoring 94 runs and driving in 109. He earned a walk 74 times and punched out 108 times. The Cubs as a unit had 1,409 base hits, including 293 doubles and 199 homers. They had 66 stolen bases and were thrown out 34 times. Chicago as a team walked 656 times last year and they struck out 1,339 times. They had 1,217 men left on base and had an OPS of .772. They scored 4.99 runs per game and totaled 808 runs last season.
Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks were 89-67-6 against the over/under last season
The Arizona Diamondbacks were 67-95-0 against the run line last season
Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs were 75-79-8 against the over/under last season
The Chicago Cubs were 87-75-0 against the run line last season
Injuries to Watch
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Guy's Pick: Take the Diamondbacks +130
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