Arizona Diamondbacks at Los Angeles Dodgers 8/30/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Thursday, August 30, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Robbie Ray vs. Rich Hill
Dodger Stadium is the site of the matchup between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday, August 30, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Robbie Ray for the Diamondbacks and Rich Hill for the Dodgers.
Arizona opens at +136 while Los Angeles opens at -146. The Diamondbacks have a 60-66-6 over/under record and a 69-63-0 run line mark. The Dodgers are 61-72-0 against the run line and have a 59-67-7 over/under record.
Valuable Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 60-66-6 against the over/under
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 69-63-0 against the run line
Important Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 59-67-7 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 61-72-0 against the run line
Key Arizona Diamondbacks Injuries
08/13/18 3B Jake Lamb Shoulder is out for season
07/12/18 P Shelby Miller Elbow 60-day DL (07/12)
07/08/18 RF Jarrod Dyson Groin 10-day DL (07/05)
06/01/18 P Taijuan Walker Forearm is out for season
05/09/18 P Braden Shipley Elbow 10-day DL (05/07)
Key Los Angeles Dodgers Injuries
08/26/18 P Josh Fields Shoulder 60-day DL (06/28)
08/25/18 P Daniel Hudson Forearm 10-day DL (08/25)
08/21/18 P Zac Rosscup Calf 10-day DL (08/20)
08/18/18 P Erik Goeddel Elbow 10-day DL (08/17)
08/16/18 P Ross Stripling Back 10-day DL (08/12)
08/14/18 P John Axford Leg 10-day DL (08/14)
08/02/18 2B Chase Utley Wrist 10-day DL (08/02)
06/10/18 P Dennis Santana Rotator Cuff 60-day DL (06/05)
06/08/18 P Tony Cingrani Shoulder 10-day DL (08/21)
05/01/18 SS Corey Seager Elbow is out for season
03/30/18 P Julio Urias Shoulder 60-day DL (02/23)
03/30/18 P Tom Koehler Shoulder 60-day DL (03/26)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Diamondbacks have a 72-60 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Robbie Ray has a 3-2 record with an earned run average of 4.73 and a WHIP of 1.46 this year. He has 111 strikeouts over his 85.2 innings pitched and he's given up 77 hits. He's allowed 8.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.66. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.13 and they have given up 359 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .223 against the bullpen and they've struck out 383 hitters and walked 163 batters. As a team, Arizona allows 7.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 3.55. The Diamondbacks pitchers collectively have given up 1,050 base hits and 471 earned runs. They have allowed 141 home runs this season, ranking them 21st in the league. Arizona as a pitching staff has walked 406 batters and struck out 1,169. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.22 and their FIP as a unit is 3.86.
As a team Arizona is hitting .240, good for 26th in the league. The Diamondbacks hold a .403 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .316, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 27th in MLB with 8.1 hits per game. Paul Goldschmidt is hitting .292 with an on-base percentage of .396. He has 144 hits this season in 493 at bats with 76 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .546 and an OPS+ of 143. A.J. Pollock is hitting .273 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .330. He has totaled 85 hits and he has driven in 54 men in 311 at bats. His OPS+ is 116 while his slugging percentage is at .511. The Diamondbacks have 1,070 hits, including 219 doubles and 144 home runs. Arizona has walked 468 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,185 times as a unit. They have left 900 men on base and have a team OPS of .719. They score 4.45 runs per contest and have scored a total of 587 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 71-61 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.50, Rich Hill has a 6-4 record and a 1.22 WHIP this season. He has 106 strikeouts over the 97.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 83 hits. He allows 7.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.14. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.92 and they have given up 421 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .230 against the Dodgers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 513 batters and walked 173 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 7.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.5 batters per nine innings. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 3.46. The Dodgers pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,051 base knocks and 462 earned runs this season. They have given up 145 home runs this year, which ranks 20th in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 356 hitters and struck out 1,269 batters. They give up a walk 2.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.17 while their FIP as a staff is 3.62.
As a team, they are batting .246, good for 17th in the league. The Dodgers hold a .431 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328, which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 17th in MLB with 8.4 hits per contest. Manny Machado comes into this matchup batting .303 with an OBP of .377. He has 155 hits this year along with 86 RBI in 512 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .545 with an OPS+ of 150. Matt Kemp is hitting .284 this season and he has an OBP of .338. He has collected 113 hits in 398 at bats while driving in 69 runs. He has an OPS+ of 118 and a slugging percentage of .472. The Dodgers as a unit have 1,110 base hits, including 239 doubles and 183 homers. Los Angeles has walked 519 times this year and they have struck out on 1,150 occasions. They have had 940 men left on base and have an OPS of .760. They have scored 4.78 runs per game and totaled 631 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Diamondbacks/Dodgers MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Dodgers -146
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