Arizona Diamondbacks at Minnesota Twins 8/19/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, August 19, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Zack Greinke vs. Jose Berrios
The Arizona Diamondbacks head to Target Field on Saturday, August 19, 2017 to take on the Minnesota Twins. The expected starting pitchers are Zack Greinke for the Diamondbacks and Jose Berrios for the Twins.
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The odds for this matchup have Arizona at -138 and Minnesota at +128. The Diamondbacks have a 54-60-7 over/under mark and a 68-53-0 run line record. The Twins are 59-60-0 against the run line and have a 52-58-9 over/under record.
Valuable Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 54-60-7 against the over/under
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 68-53-0 against the run line
Important Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 52-58-9 against the over/under
The Minnesota Twins are 59-60-0 against the run line
Key Arizona Diamondbacks Injuries
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
08/17/17 LF Robbie Grossman Thumb 10-day DL (08/17)
08/17/17 P Dietrich Enns Shoulder 10-day DL (08/17)
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)
03/11/17 P Trevor May Elbow 60-day DL (03/22)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Diamondbacks have a 67-54 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Zack Greinke has a 14-5 record with an earned run average of 3.01 and a WHIP of 1.03. He has 174 strikeouts over his 155.2 innings pitched and he's given up 128 hits. He allows 7.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.21. 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 367 hitters and walked 135 batters. As a team, Arizona allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.3 batters per nine innings. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 3.61. The Diamondbacks pitchers collectively have given up 987 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 376 batters and struck out 1,112. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.26 and their FIP as a unit is 3.74.
As a team Arizona is hitting .255, good for 17th in the league. The Diamondbacks hold a .441 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .329, which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. Paul Goldschmidt is hitting .319 with an on-base percentage of .433. He has 137 hits this season in 429 at bats with 95 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .601 and an OPS+ of 157. David Peralta is hitting .302 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .358. He has totaled 117 hits and he has driven in 41 men in 387 at bats. His OPS+ is 106 while his slugging percentage is at .468. The Diamondbacks have 1,057 hits, including 244 doubles and 154 home runs. Arizona has walked 425 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,121 times as a unit. They have left 847 men on base and have a team OPS of .770. They score 4.91 runs per contest and have scored a total of 594 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Minnesota has a 60-59 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.27, Jose Berrios has a 10-5 record and a 1.20 WHIP. He has 88 strikeouts over the 99 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 89 hits. He allows 8.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.18. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.64 and they have given up 439 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .265 against the Twins bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 355 batters and walked 137 opposing hitters. As a team, Minnesota allows 9.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.1 batters per nine innings. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 4.77. The Twins pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,124 base knocks and 562 earned runs this season. They have given up 173 home runs this year, which ranks 5th in Major League Baseball. Minnesota as a staff has walked 373 hitters and struck out 841 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.41 while their FIP as a staff is 4.89.
As a team, they are batting .254, good for 18th in the league. The Twins hold a .411 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .329, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 17th in MLB with 8.7 hits per contest. Brian Dozier comes into this matchup batting .256 with an OBP of .335. He has 118 hits this year along with 65 RBI in 461 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .466 with an OPS+ of 112. Miguel Sano is hitting .263 this season and he has an OBP of .351. He has collected 108 hits in 410 at bats while driving in 74 runs. He has an OPS+ of 125 and a slugging percentage of .500. The Twins as a unit have 1,033 base hits, including 208 doubles and 134 homers. Minnesota has walked 439 times this year and they have struck out on 998 occasions. They have had 862 men left on base and have an OPS of .740. They have scored 4.63 runs per game and totaled 551 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Diamondbacks/Twins MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Diamondbacks -138
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