Arizona Diamondbacks at Los Angeles Dodgers 5/8/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Zack Godley vs. Rich Hill
Dodger Stadium is the site of the matchup between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday, May 8, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Zack Godley for the Diamondbacks and Rich Hill for the Dodgers.
Arizona opens at +124 while Los Angeles opens at -134. The Diamondbacks have a 14-18-2 over/under record and a 20-14-0 run line mark. The Dodgers are 19-15-0 against the run line and have a 19-15-0 over/under record.
Valuable Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 14-18-2 against the over/under
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 20-14-0 against the run line
Important Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 19-15-0 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 19-15-0 against the run line
Key Arizona Diamondbacks Injuries
05/05/18 P Taijuan Walker Forearm 60-day DL (05/05); is out for season
04/30/18 P Robbie Ray Oblique 10-day DL (04/30)
04/03/18 3B Jake Lamb Shoulder 10-day DL (04/03)
03/29/18 P Randall Delgado Oblique 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Shelby Miller Elbow 60-day DL (02/19)
Key Los Angeles Dodgers Injuries
05/07/18 P Clayton Kershaw Biceps 10-day DL (05/03)
05/03/18 P Hyun-Jin Ryu Groin 10-day DL (05/03)
05/01/18 SS Corey Seager Elbow is out for season
04/29/18 P Rich Hill Finger 10-day DL (04/15)
04/29/18 RF Yasiel Puig Hip 10-day DL (04/29)
04/26/18 P Alex Wood Elbow 10-day DL (04/23)
04/15/18 2B Logan Forsythe Shoulder 10-day DL (04/15)
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 23-11 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Zack Godley has a 4-2 record with an earned run average of 3.41 and a WHIP of 1.40 this year. He has 33 strikeouts over his 34.1 innings pitched and he's given up 34 hits. He's allowed 8.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.21. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.19 and they have given up 81 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .188 against the bullpen and they've struck out 111 hitters and walked 43 batters. As a team, Arizona allows 7.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.4 batters per nine innings. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 3.05. The Diamondbacks pitchers collectively have given up 248 base hits and 105 earned runs. They have allowed 30 home runs this season, ranking them 25th in the league. Arizona as a pitching staff has walked 105 batters and struck out 323. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.14 and their FIP as a unit is 3.45.
As a team Arizona is hitting .227, good for 28th in the league. The Diamondbacks hold a .401 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .310, which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 30th in MLB with 7.4 hits per game. David Peralta is hitting .295 with an on-base percentage of .389. He has 33 hits this season in 112 at bats with 19 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .518 and an OPS+ of 140. Paul Goldschmidt is hitting .225 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .350. He has totaled 27 hits and he has driven in 11 men in 120 at bats. His OPS+ is 104 while his slugging percentage is at .417. The Diamondbacks have 253 hits, including 59 doubles and 37 home runs. Arizona has walked 131 times so far this season and they have struck out 325 times as a unit. They have left 217 men on base and have a team OPS of .710. They score 4.29 runs per contest and have scored a total of 146 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 15-19 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 6.00, Rich Hill has a 1-1 record and a 1.60 WHIP this season. He has 16 strikeouts over the 15 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 17 hits. He allows 10.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.02. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.52 and they have given up 127 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .255 against the Dodgers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 142 batters and walked 57 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 10 batters per nine innings. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 3.83. The Dodgers pitchers as a team have surrendered 285 base knocks and 132 earned runs this season. They have given up 39 home runs this year, which ranks 14th in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 110 hitters and struck out 345 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 10 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.27 while their FIP as a staff is 3.68.
As a team, they are batting .243, good for 14th in the league. The Dodgers hold a .393 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.5 hits per contest. Cody Bellinger comes into this matchup batting .283 with an OBP of .340. He has 36 hits this year along with 16 RBI in 127 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .465 with an OPS+ of 123. Yasmani Grandal is hitting .272 this season and he has an OBP of .372. He has collected 28 hits in 103 at bats while driving in 21 runs. He has an OPS+ of 135 and a slugging percentage of .476. The Dodgers as a unit have 288 base hits, including 69 doubles and 30 homers. Los Angeles has walked 130 times this year and they have struck out on 295 occasions. They have had 254 men left on base and have an OPS of .717. They have scored 4.44 runs per game and totaled 151 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Diamondbacks/Dodgers MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Diamondbacks +124
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