Arizona Diamondbacks at Minnesota Twins 8/20/2017 Free MLB Pick and Parlay
Sunday, August 20, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Braden Shipley vs. Bartolo Colon
The Arizona Diamondbacks visit Target Field on Sunday, August 20, 2017 to play the Minnesota Twins. The probable starters are Braden Shipley for the Diamondbacks and Bartolo Colon for the Twins.
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The opening line for this matchup has Arizona at -156 and Minnesota at +146. The Diamondbacks have a 55-60-7 over/under record and a 68-54-0 run line mark. The Twins are 60-60-0 against the run line and have a 53-58-9 over/under record.
Valuable Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 55-60-7 against the over/under
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 68-54-0 against the run line
Important Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 53-58-9 against the over/under
The Minnesota Twins are 60-60-0 against the run line
Key Arizona Diamondbacks Injuries
08/18/17 RF J.D. Martinez Illness "?" Saturday vs. Minnesota Twins
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 67-55 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Braden Shipley has a 0-1 record with an earned run average of 6.35 and a WHIP of 2.29. He has 9 strikeouts over his 11.1 innings pitched and he's given up 16 hits. He allows 12.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.34. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.84 and they have given up 341 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .240 against the bullpen and they've struck out 368 hitters and walked 136 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 3.67. The Diamondbacks pitchers collectively have given up 1,004 base hits and 443 earned runs. They have allowed 134 home runs this season, ranking them 26th in the league. Arizona as a pitching staff has walked 379 batters and struck out 1,123. They have walked 3.1 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 3.80.
As a team Arizona is hitting .255, good for 18th 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 16th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. David Peralta is hitting .307 with an on-base percentage of .361. He has 120 hits this season in 391 at bats with 42 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .478 and an OPS+ of 110. Paul Goldschmidt is hitting .321 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .433. He has totaled 139 hits and he has driven in 96 men in 433 at bats. His OPS+ is 157 while his slugging percentage is at .600. The Diamondbacks have 1,064 hits, including 244 doubles and 155 home runs. Arizona has walked 428 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,128 times as a unit. They have left 853 men on base and have a team OPS of .768. They score 4.89 runs per contest and have scored a total of 597 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Minnesota has a 61-59 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 6.70, Bartolo Colon has a 4-10 record and a 1.65 WHIP. He has 61 strikeouts over the 99.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 137 hits. He allows 12.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.11. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.61 and they have given up 439 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .264 against the Twins bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 356 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 4.76. The Twins pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,131 base knocks and 565 earned runs this season. They have given up 174 home runs this year, which ranks 5th in Major League Baseball. Minnesota as a staff has walked 376 hitters and struck out 848 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 4.88.
As a team, they are batting .256, good for 15th in the league. The Twins hold a .417 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .331, which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.8 hits per contest. Miguel Sano comes into this matchup batting .268 with an OBP of .356. He has 111 hits this year along with 77 RBI in 414 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .517 with an OPS+ of 130. Brian Dozier is hitting .256 this season and he has an OBP of .335. He has collected 119 hits in 465 at bats while driving in 66 runs. He has an OPS+ of 113 and a slugging percentage of .471. The Twins as a unit have 1,050 base hits, including 212 doubles and 140 homers. Minnesota has walked 442 times this year and they have struck out on 1,009 occasions. They have had 869 men left on base and have an OPS of .748. They have scored 4.67 runs per game and totaled 561 runs this season.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Twins +146 and over 9.5 total runs
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