Arizona Diamondbacks at Los Angeles Dodgers 4/14/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, April 14, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Taijuan Walker vs. Rich Hill
Dodger Stadium is the site of the matchup between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday, April 14, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Taijuan Walker for the Diamondbacks and Rich Hill for the Dodgers.
Arizona opens at +152 while Los Angeles opens at -162. The Diamondbacks have a 6-6-0 over/under record and a 8-4-0 run line mark. The Dodgers are 11-3-0 against the run line and have a 8-6-0 over/under record.
Valuable Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 6-6-0 against the over/under
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 8-4-0 against the run line
Important Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 8-6-0 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 11-3-0 against the run line
Key Arizona Diamondbacks Injuries
04/03/18 3B Jake Lamb Shoulder 10-day DL (04/03)
03/29/18 P Randall Delgado Oblique 10-day DL (03/26)
03/29/18 RF Steven Souza Jr. Pectoral 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Shelby Miller Elbow 60-day DL (02/19)
Key Los Angeles Dodgers Injuries
03/30/18 P Julio Urias Shoulder 60-day DL (02/23)
03/30/18 3B Justin Turner Wrist 10-day DL (03/26)
03/30/18 P Tom Koehler Shoulder 60-day DL (03/26)
03/30/18 P Yimi Garcia Elbow 10-day DL (03/26)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Diamondbacks have a 9-3 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Taijuan Walker has a 0-0 record with an earned run average of 3.27 and a WHIP of 1.36 this year. He has 7 strikeouts over his 11 innings pitched and he's given up 11 hits. He's allowed 9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.03. The bullpen has an earned run average of 1.69 and they have given up 25 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .168 against the bullpen and they've struck out 41 hitters and walked 17 batters. As a team, Arizona allows 6.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.1 batters per nine innings. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 2.72. The Diamondbacks pitchers collectively have given up 85 base hits and 34 earned runs. They have allowed 11 home runs this season, ranking them 21st in the league. Arizona as a pitching staff has walked 37 batters and struck out 126. They have walked 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 10.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.09 and their FIP as a unit is 3.05.
As a team Arizona is hitting .234, good for 16th in the league. The Diamondbacks hold a .397 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .326, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 17th in MLB with 7.9 hits per game. A.J. Pollock is hitting .283 with an on-base percentage of .358. He has 13 hits this season in 46 at bats with 9 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .543 and an OPS+ of 137. David Peralta is hitting .316 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .409. He has totaled 12 hits and he has driven in 6 men in 38 at bats. His OPS+ is 141 while his slugging percentage is at .500. The Diamondbacks have 95 hits, including 24 doubles and 10 home runs. Arizona has walked 54 times so far this season and they have struck out 113 times as a unit. They have left 83 men on base and have a team OPS of .723. They score 4.83 runs per contest and have scored a total of 58 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 4-7 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.70, Rich Hill has a 1-0 record and a 1.50 WHIP this season. He has 11 strikeouts over the 10 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 10 hits. He allows 9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.63. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.50 and they have given up 52 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .284 against the Dodgers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 42 batters and walked 13 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9 batters per nine innings. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 3.61. The Dodgers pitchers as a team have surrendered 105 base knocks and 43 earned runs this season. They have given up 11 home runs this year, which ranks 22nd in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 28 hitters and struck out 107 batters. They give up a walk 2.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.24 while their FIP as a staff is 3.15.
As a team, they are batting .233, good for 20th in the league. The Dodgers hold a .348 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .293, which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 9th in MLB with 8.5 hits per contest. Yasiel Puig comes into this matchup batting .205 with an OBP of .250. He has 9 hits this year along with 2 RBI in 44 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .250 with an OPS+ of 41. Cody Bellinger is hitting .268 this season and he has an OBP of .302. He has collected 11 hits in 41 at bats while driving in 3 runs. He has an OPS+ of 87 and a slugging percentage of .366. The Dodgers as a unit have 93 base hits, including 17 doubles and 9 homers. Los Angeles has walked 35 times this year and they have struck out on 89 occasions. They have had 80 men left on base and have an OPS of .641. They have scored 3.55 runs per game and totaled 39 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Diamondbacks/Dodgers MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Diamondbacks +152
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