Arizona Diamondbacks at Los Angeles Dodgers 4/15/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, April 15, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Zack Godley vs. Clayton Kershaw
Dodger Stadium is the site of the matchup between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday, April 15, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Zack Godley for the Diamondbacks and Clayton Kershaw for the Dodgers.
Arizona opens at +220 while Los Angeles opens at -240. The Diamondbacks have a 7-6-0 over/under record and a 9-4-0 run line mark. The Dodgers are 11-4-0 against the run line and have a 8-7-0 over/under record.
Valuable Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 7-6-0 against the over/under
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 9-4-0 against the run line
Important Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 8-7-0 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 11-4-0 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 10-3 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Zack Godley has a 2-0 record with an earned run average of 0.64 and a WHIP of 0.64 this year. He has 12 strikeouts over his 14 innings pitched and he's given up 8 hits. He's allowed 5.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 1.53. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.18 and they have given up 31 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .191 against the bullpen and they've struck out 42 hitters and walked 19 batters. As a team, Arizona allows 6.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.1 batters per nine innings. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.28. The Diamondbacks pitchers collectively have given up 85 base hits and 41 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 3.04.
As a team Arizona is hitting .238, good for 14th in the league. The Diamondbacks hold a .407 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .326, which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.8 hits per game. A.J. Pollock is hitting .277 with an on-base percentage of .352. He has 13 hits this season in 47 at bats with 9 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .532 and an OPS+ of 132. David Peralta is hitting .333 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .429. He has totaled 14 hits and he has driven in 6 men in 42 at bats. His OPS+ is 153 while his slugging percentage is at .524. The Diamondbacks have 105 hits, including 27 doubles and 12 home runs. Arizona has walked 57 times so far this season and they have struck out 127 times as a unit. They have left 88 men on base and have a team OPS of .733. They score 5.5 runs per contest and have scored a total of 66 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 4-8 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 1.89, Clayton Kershaw has a 0-2 record and a 1.11 WHIP this season. He has 19 strikeouts over the 19 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 18 hits. He allows 8.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.55. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.47 and they have given up 57 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .275 against the Dodgers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 54 batters and walked 14 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9 batters per nine innings. They are 14th in the league in team earned run average at 4.02. The Dodgers pitchers as a team have surrendered 105 base knocks and 48 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 .238, good for 15th in the league. The Dodgers hold a .359 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .299, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 5th in MLB with 9.5 hits per contest. Yasiel Puig comes into this matchup batting .196 with an OBP of .269. He has 9 hits this year along with 2 RBI in 46 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .239 with an OPS+ of 45. Cody Bellinger is hitting .304 this season and he has an OBP of .333. He has collected 14 hits in 46 at bats while driving in 4 runs. He has an OPS+ of 121 and a slugging percentage of .457. The Dodgers as a unit have 104 base hits, including 18 doubles and 11 homers. Los Angeles has walked 38 times this year and they have struck out on 97 occasions. They have had 87 men left on base and have an OPS of .659. They have scored 4.18 runs per game and totaled 46 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Diamondbacks/Dodgers MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Diamondbacks +220
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