Arizona Diamondbacks at Los Angeles Dodgers 9/2/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, September 2, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Clay Buchholz vs. Walker Buehler
The Arizona Diamondbacks head to Dodger Stadium on Sunday, September 2, 2018 to take on the Los Angeles Dodgers. The expected starting pitchers are Clay Buchholz for the Diamondbacks and Walker Buehler for the Dodgers.
The odds for this matchup have Arizona at +155 and Los Angeles at -165. The Diamondbacks have a 60-69-6 over/under mark and a 72-63-0 run line record. The Dodgers are 63-72-0 against the run line and have a 59-69-7 over/under record.
Valuable Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 60-69-6 against the over/under
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 72-63-0 against the run line
Important Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 59-69-7 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 63-72-0 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
08/25/18 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 60-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 74-61 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Clay Buchholz has a 7-2 record with an earned run average of 2.07 and a WHIP of 1.02 this year. He has 71 strikeouts over his 87 innings pitched and he's given up 71 hits. He allows 7.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.4. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.09 and they have given up 364 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .223 against the bullpen and they've struck out 394 hitters and walked 163 batters. As a team, Arizona allows 7.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 batters per nine innings. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 3.52. The Diamondbacks pitchers collectively have given up 1,067 base hits and 476 earned runs. They have allowed 144 home runs this season, ranking them 21st in the league. Arizona as a pitching staff has walked 410 batters and struck out 1,200. They have walked 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.21 and their FIP as a unit is 3.84.
As a team Arizona is hitting .239, good for 26th in the league. The Diamondbacks hold a .402 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .314, which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 27th in MLB with 8.1 hits per game. David Peralta is hitting .300 with an on-base percentage of .358. He has 143 hits this season in 476 at bats with 74 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .536 and an OPS+ of 129. Paul Goldschmidt is hitting .293 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .396. He has totaled 148 hits and he has driven in 78 men in 505 at bats. His OPS+ is 144 while his slugging percentage is at .549. The Diamondbacks have 1,090 hits, including 223 doubles and 147 home runs. Arizona has walked 472 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,212 times as a unit. They have left 919 men on base and have a team OPS of .716. They score 4.41 runs per contest and have scored a total of 595 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 73-62 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.02, Walker Buehler has a 6-4 record and a 1.04 WHIP this season. He has 106 strikeouts over the 98.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 77 hits. He allows 7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.2. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.87 and they have given up 427 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .229 against the Dodgers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 522 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 3.43. The Dodgers pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,071 base knocks and 468 earned runs this season. They have given up 147 home runs this year, which ranks 20th in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 360 hitters and struck out 1,295 batters. They give up a walk 2.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.16 while their FIP as a staff is 3.60.
As a team, they are batting .245, good for 20th in the league. The Dodgers hold a .431 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .327, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 19th in MLB with 8.4 hits per contest. Matt Kemp comes into this matchup batting .283 with an OBP of .336. He has 115 hits this year along with 69 RBI in 406 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .468 with an OPS+ of 116. Manny Machado is hitting .302 this season and he has an OBP of .376. He has collected 158 hits in 523 at bats while driving in 88 runs. He has an OPS+ of 151 and a slugging percentage of .551. The Dodgers as a unit have 1,128 base hits, including 240 doubles and 189 homers. Los Angeles has walked 526 times this year and they have struck out on 1,181 occasions. They have had 954 men left on base and have an OPS of .758. They have scored 4.73 runs per game and totaled 638 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Diamondbacks/Dodgers MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Dodgers -165
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