Arizona Diamondbacks at Minnesota Twins 8/18/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Friday, August 18, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Zack Godley vs. Ervin Santana
The Arizona Diamondbacks head to Target Field on Friday, August 18, 2017 to take on the Minnesota Twins. The expected starting pitchers are Zack Godley for the Diamondbacks and Ervin Santana for the Twins.
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The odds for this matchup have Arizona at -118 and Minnesota at +108. The Diamondbacks have a 54-59-7 over/under mark and a 67-53-0 run line record. The Twins are 58-59-0 against the run line and have a 51-57-9 over/under record.
Valuable Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 54-59-7 against the over/under
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 67-53-0 against the run line
Important Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 51-57-9 against the over/under
The Minnesota Twins are 58-59-0 against the run line
Key Arizona Diamondbacks Injuries
08/14/17 RF David Peralta Paternity List out indefinitely
07/31/17 SS Chris Owings Finger 60-day DL (07/31)
07/29/17 P Robbie Ray Concussion 10-day DL (07/29)
07/28/17 RF Yasmany Tomas Shoulder 60-day DL (06/03)
07/21/17 CF Reymond Fuentes Thumb 10-day DL (07/19)
07/16/17 P Randall Delgado Elbow 10-day DL (07/16)
06/28/17 SS Nick Ahmed Hand 60-day DL (06/28)
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 Minnesota Twins Injuries
08/08/17 P Adalberto Mejia Arm 10-day DL (08/08)
07/19/17 P Phil Hughes Illness 60-day DL (07/19)
07/06/17 P Hector Santiago Back 10-day DL (07/03)
05/28/17 P Justin Haley Shoulder 10-day DL (05/28)
05/28/17 P Ryan O'Rourke Forearm 60-day DL (03/30)
03/31/17 P Glen Perkins Shoulder 60-day DL (04/02)
03/11/17 P Trevor May Elbow 60-day DL (03/22)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Diamondbacks have a 66-54 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Zack Godley has a 5-5 record with an earned run average of 2.95 and a WHIP of 1.04. He has 109 strikeouts over his 106.2 innings pitched and he's given up 77 hits. He allows 6.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.17. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.72 and they have given up 333 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .237 against the bullpen and they've struck out 366 hitters and walked 135 batters. As a team, Arizona allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.3 batters per nine innings. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 3.64. The Diamondbacks pitchers collectively have given up 983 base hits and 433 earned runs. They have allowed 128 home runs this season, ranking them 28th in the league. Arizona as a pitching staff has walked 375 batters and struck out 1,104. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.27 and their FIP as a unit is 3.76.
As a team Arizona is hitting .255, good for 16th in the league. The Diamondbacks hold a .440 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .329, which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. Paul Goldschmidt is hitting .319 with an on-base percentage of .432. He has 136 hits this season in 426 at bats with 95 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .603 and an OPS+ of 158. David Peralta is hitting .303 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .359. He has totaled 116 hits and he has driven in 41 men in 383 at bats. His OPS+ is 107 while his slugging percentage is at .470. The Diamondbacks have 1,047 hits, including 244 doubles and 152 home runs. Arizona has walked 422 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,112 times as a unit. They have left 843 men on base and have a team OPS of .769. They score 4.92 runs per contest and have scored a total of 590 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Minnesota has a 59-58 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.28, Ervin Santana has a 12-7 record and a 1.13 WHIP. He has 125 strikeouts over the 156.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 126 hits. He allows 7.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.71. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.59 and they have given up 431 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .265 against the Twins bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 349 batters and walked 134 opposing hitters. As a team, Minnesota allows 9.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.2 batters per nine innings. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 4.76. The Twins pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,107 base knocks and 551 earned runs this season. They have given up 170 home runs this year, which ranks 5th in Major League Baseball. Minnesota as a staff has walked 367 hitters and struck out 829 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.42 while their FIP as a staff is 4.87.
As a team, they are batting .253, good for 18th in the league. The Twins hold a .409 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328, which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 17th in MLB with 8.6 hits per contest. Brian Dozier comes into this matchup batting .256 with an OBP of .331. He has 116 hits this year along with 65 RBI in 454 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .469 with an OPS+ of 111. Miguel Sano is hitting .267 this season and he has an OBP of .352. He has collected 108 hits in 404 at bats while driving in 74 runs. He has an OPS+ of 126 and a slugging percentage of .507. The Twins as a unit have 1,010 base hits, including 204 doubles and 132 homers. Minnesota has walked 432 times this year and they have struck out on 970 occasions. They have had 841 men left on base and have an OPS of .738. They have scored 4.65 runs per game and totaled 544 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Diamondbacks/Twins MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Diamondbacks -118
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