Arizona Diamondbacks at Cincinnati Reds 7/20/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Great American Ball Park
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Probable Pitchers: Taijuan Walker vs. Luis Castillo
Great American Ball Park is the site of the matchup between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Cincinnati Reds on Thursday, July 20, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Taijuan Walker for the Diamondbacks and Luis Castillo for the Reds.
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Arizona opens at -124 while Cincinnati opens at +114. The Diamondbacks have a 40-47-5 over/under record and a 50-42-0 run line mark. The Reds are 48-44-0 against the run line and have a 49-39-4 over/under record.
Valuable Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 40-47-5 against the over/under
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 50-42-0 against the run line
Important Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Reds are 49-39-4 against the over/under
The Cincinnati Reds are 48-44-0 against the run line
Key Arizona Diamondbacks Injuries
07/16/17 P Randall Delgado Elbow 10-day DL (07/16)
06/28/17 SS Nick Ahmed Hand 10-day DL (06/28)
06/06/17 RF Yasmany Tomas Shoulder 10-day DL (06/03)
05/28/17 P Shelby Miller Elbow 60-day DL (04/24)
05/28/17 P Steve Hathaway Shoulder 60-day DL (03/31)
Key Cincinnati Reds Injuries
07/18/17 P Scott Feldman Knee left last game, doubtful for next scheduled start
07/05/17 C Devin Mesoraco Shoulder 10-day DL (07/05)
06/29/17 P Brandon Finnegan Tricep 10-day DL (06/28)
06/26/17 P Bronson Arroyo Shoulder 60-day DL (06/19)
06/18/17 P Anthony DeSclafani Elbow 60-day DL (04/02)
04/03/17 P Nefi Ogando Hand 60-day DL (03/30)
04/02/17 P Nick Travieso Shoulder 60-day DL (04/02)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Diamondbacks have a 53-39 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Taijuan Walker has a 6-4 record with an earned run average of 3.61 and a WHIP of 1.32. He has 76 strikeouts over his 87.1 innings pitched and he's given up 83 hits. He allows 8.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.86. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.62 and they have given up 241 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .230 against the bullpen and they've struck out 285 hitters and walked 102 batters. As a team, Arizona allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.4 batters per nine innings. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 3.51. The Diamondbacks pitchers collectively have given up 735 base hits and 320 earned runs. They have allowed 94 home runs this season, ranking them 29th in the league. Arizona as a pitching staff has walked 288 batters and struck out 857. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.25 and their FIP as a unit is 3.66.
As a team Arizona is hitting .258, good for 11th in the league. The Diamondbacks hold a .438 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328, which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 9th in MLB with 8.9 hits per game. Chris Owings is hitting .289 with an on-base percentage of .323. He has 93 hits this season in 322 at bats with 50 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .475 and an OPS+ of 98. Paul Goldschmidt is hitting .315 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .428. He has totaled 104 hits and he has driven in 71 men in 330 at bats. His OPS+ is 152 while his slugging percentage is at .579. The Diamondbacks have 817 hits, including 179 doubles and 114 home runs. Arizona has walked 306 times so far this season and they have struck out 822 times as a unit. They have left 631 men on base and have a team OPS of .765. They score 4.95 runs per contest and have scored a total of 455 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Cincinnati has a 39-53 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.41, Luis Castillo has a 1-2 record and a 1.35 WHIP. He has 36 strikeouts over the 29 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 25 hits. He allows 7.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.79. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.09 and they have given up 324 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .235 against the Reds bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 351 batters and walked 152 opposing hitters. As a team, Cincinnati allows 9.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.1 batters per nine innings. They are 30th in the league in team earned run average at 5.22. The Reds pitchers as a team have surrendered 830 base knocks and 474 earned runs this season. They have given up 159 home runs this year, which ranks 1st in Major League Baseball. Cincinnati as a staff has walked 348 hitters and struck out 735 batters. They give up a walk 3.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.44 while their FIP as a staff is 5.31.
As a team, they are batting .257, good for 14th in the league. The Reds hold a .444 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 10th in MLB with 8.9 hits per contest. Adam Duvall comes into this matchup batting .277 with an OBP of .322. He has 95 hits this year along with 63 RBI in 343 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .545 with an OPS+ of 120. Joey Votto is hitting .308 this season and he has an OBP of .424. He has collected 100 hits in 325 at bats while driving in 68 runs. He has an OPS+ of 165 and a slugging percentage of .612. The Reds as a unit have 816 base hits, including 158 doubles and 127 homers. Cincinnati has walked 292 times this year and they have struck out on 750 occasions. They have had 645 men left on base and have an OPS of .769. They have scored 4.74 runs per game and totaled 436 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Diamondbacks/Reds MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Reds +114
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