Friday, April 21, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Alex Wood vs. Taijuan Walker
The Los Angeles Dodgers visit Chase Field on Friday, April 21, 2017 to play the Arizona Diamondbacks. The probable starters are Alex Wood for the Dodgers and Taijuan Walker for the Diamondbacks.
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The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles at -115 and Arizona at -105. The Dodgers have a 6-10-0 over/under record and a 4-12-0 run line mark. The Diamondbacks are 10-6-0 against the run line and have a 8-7-1 over/under record.
Valuable Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 6-10-0 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 4-12-0 against the run line
Important Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 8-7-1 against the over/under
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 10-6-0 against the run line
Key Los Angeles Dodgers Injuries
04/20/17 3B Justin Turner Hand "?" Friday vs. Arizona Diamondbacks
04/19/17 2B Logan Forsythe Toe 10-day DL (04/18)
04/19/17 P Grant Dayton Ribs 10-day DL (4/18)
04/19/17 1B Rob Segedin Toe 10-day DL (04/18)
04/17/17 P Rich Hill Finger 10-day DL (4/16)
04/13/17 LF Franklin Gutierrez Hamstring 10-day DL (4/11)
03/31/17 P Josh Ravin Groin 10-day DL (3/30)
03/31/17 P Scott Kazmir Hip 10-day DL (3/30)
03/31/17 P Yimi Garcia Elbow 60-day DL
03/31/17 RF Andre Ethier Hip 10-day DL (3/30)
03/31/17 P Brock Stewart Shoulder 10-day DL (3/30)
Key Arizona Diamondbacks Injuries
04/01/17 P Jake Barrett Shoulder 10-day DL (03/31)
03/31/17 CF Socrates Brito Finger 60-day DL (03/28)
03/31/17 P Steve Hathaway Shoulder 10-day DL (03/31)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Dodgers have a 8-8 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Alex Wood has a 1-0 record with an earned run average of 1.00 and a WHIP of 1.00. He has 8 strikeouts over his 9 innings pitched and he's given up 3 hits. He allows 3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.13. The bullpen has an earned run average of 1.33 and they have given up 33 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .169 against the bullpen and they've struck out 66 hitters and walked 14 batters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 7 hits per nine innings while striking out 10 batters per nine innings. They are 1st in the league in team earned run average at 2.88. The Dodgers pitchers collectively have given up 109 base hits and 45 earned runs. They have allowed 17 home runs this season, ranking them 14th in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 41 batters and struck out 156. They have walked 2.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 10 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.07 and their FIP as a unit is 3.18.
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As a team Los Angeles is hitting .245, good for 13th in the league. The Dodgers hold a .400 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .339, which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 17th in MLB with 7.9 hits per game. Adrian Gonzalez is hitting .269 with an on-base percentage of .367. He has 14 hits this season in 52 at bats with 5 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .308 and an OPS+ of 92. Corey Seager is hitting .279 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .348. He has totaled 17 hits and he has driven in 11 men in 61 at bats. His OPS+ is 124 while his slugging percentage is at .459. The Dodgers have 127 hits, including 31 doubles and 15 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 67 times so far this season and they have struck out 131 times as a unit. They have left 123 men on base and have a team OPS of .739. They score 4.31 runs per contest and have scored a total of 69 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Arizona has a 10-6 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.94, Taijuan Walker has a 2-1 record and a 1.38 WHIP. He has 16 strikeouts over the 16 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 16 hits. He allows 9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.03. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.50 and they have given up 45 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .247 against the Diamondbacks bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 42 batters and walked 18 opposing hitters. As a team, Arizona allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.2 batters per nine innings. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 3.56. The Diamondbacks pitchers as a team have surrendered 131 base knocks and 55 earned runs this season. They have given up 11 home runs this year, which ranks 28th in Major League Baseball. Arizona as a staff has walked 56 hitters and struck out 126 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.35 while their FIP as a staff is 3.42.
As a team, they are batting .255, good for 10th in the league. The Diamondbacks hold a .399 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .319, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 8th in MLB with 8.7 hits per contest. Paul Goldschmidt comes into this matchup batting .236 with an OBP of .400. He has 13 hits this year along with 6 RBI in 55 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .400 with an OPS+ of 116. Yasmany Tomas is hitting .286 this season and he has an OBP of .314. He has collected 14 hits in 49 at bats while driving in 8 runs. He has an OPS+ of 121 and a slugging percentage of .531. The Diamondbacks as a unit have 139 base hits, including 23 doubles and 14 homers. Arizona has walked 50 times this year and they have struck out on 148 occasions. They have had 108 men left on base and have an OPS of .719. They have scored 4.88 runs per game and totaled 78 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Dodgers/Diamondbacks MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Dodgers -115
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