Arizona Diamondbacks at Los Angeles Dodgers 8/31/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Friday, August 31, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Zack Greinke vs. Hyun-Jin Ryu
The Arizona Diamondbacks visit Dodger Stadium on Friday, August 31, 2018 to play the Los Angeles Dodgers. The probable starters are Zack Greinke for the Diamondbacks and Hyun-Jin Ryu for the Dodgers.
The opening line for this matchup has Arizona at +111 and Los Angeles at -121. The Diamondbacks have a 60-67-6 over/under record and a 70-63-0 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 60-67-6 against the over/under
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 70-63-0 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 73-60 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Zack Greinke has a 13-8 record with an earned run average of 2.93 and a WHIP of 1.05 this season. He has 171 strikeouts over his 168.2 innings pitched and he's given up 143 hits. He's allowed 7.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.58. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.12 and they have given up 360 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .223 against the bullpen and they've struck out 387 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 3.54. The Diamondbacks pitchers collectively have given up 1,053 base hits and 472 earned runs. They have allowed 141 home runs this season, ranking them 21st in the league. Arizona as a pitching staff has walked 407 batters and struck out 1,179. They have walked 3 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 3.85.
As a team Arizona is hitting .239, good for 27th in the league. The Diamondbacks hold a .403 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .315, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 27th in MLB with 8.1 hits per game. David Peralta is hitting .303 with an on-base percentage of .361. He has 142 hits this season in 468 at bats with 71 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .536 and an OPS+ of 130. Paul Goldschmidt is hitting .290 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .395. He has totaled 144 hits and he has driven in 76 men in 496 at bats. His OPS+ is 142 while his slugging percentage is at .542. The Diamondbacks have 1,075 hits, including 221 doubles and 145 home runs. Arizona has walked 472 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,193 times as a unit. They have left 907 men on base and have a team OPS of .718. They score 4.44 runs per contest and have scored a total of 590 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 72-61 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.18, Hyun-Jin Ryu has a 4-1 record and a 1.02 WHIP. He has 54 strikeouts over the 45.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 34 hits. He's allowing 6.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.07. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.92 and they have given up 422 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .229 against the Dodgers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 515 batters and walked 175 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 7.8 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 3.44. The Dodgers pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,056 base knocks and 463 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 360 hitters and struck out 1,276 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 .245, good for 19th in the league. The Dodgers hold a .432 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 8.4 hits per contest. Matt Kemp comes into this matchup batting .281 with an OBP of .335. He has 113 hits this year along with 69 RBI in 402 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .468 with an OPS+ of 115. Manny Machado is hitting .302 this season and he has an OBP of .376. He has collected 156 hits in 516 at bats while driving in 87 runs. He has an OPS+ of 150 and a slugging percentage of .548. The Dodgers as a unit have 1,114 base hits, including 239 doubles and 186 homers. Los Angeles has walked 523 times this year and they have struck out on 1,160 occasions. They have had 943 men left on base and have an OPS of .760. They have scored 4.77 runs per game and totaled 634 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Diamondbacks/Dodgers MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Diamondbacks +111
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