Arizona Diamondbacks at Milwaukee Brewers 5/21/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Monday, May 21, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Zack Greinke vs. Chase Anderson
The Arizona Diamondbacks visit Miller Park on Monday, May 21, 2018 to play the Milwaukee Brewers. The probable starters are Zack Greinke for the Diamondbacks and Chase Anderson for the Brewers.
The opening line for this matchup has Arizona at +100 and Milwaukee at -110. The Diamondbacks have a 20-23-2 over/under record and a 22-23-0 run line mark. The Brewers are 28-18-0 against the run line and have a 18-26-2 over/under record.
Valuable Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 20-23-2 against the over/under
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 22-23-0 against the run line
Important Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Brewers are 18-26-2 against the over/under
The Milwaukee Brewers are 28-18-0 against the run line
Key Arizona Diamondbacks Injuries
05/15/18 CF A.J. Pollock Thumb 10-day DL (05/15)
05/09/18 P Braden Shipley Elbow 10-day DL (05/07)
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)
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 Milwaukee Brewers Injuries
05/17/18 LF Ryan Braun Back 10-day DL (05/14)
05/13/18 P Chase Anderson Illness 10-day DL (05/12)
05/09/18 SS Nick Franklin Quad 10-day DL (05/09)
05/09/18 P Wade Miley Oblique 60-day DL (05/09)
05/03/18 P Zach Davies Shoulder 10-day DL (04/30)
04/25/18 1B Eric Thames Thumb 10-day DL (04/25)
03/29/18 C Stephen Vogt Shoulder 60-day DL (03/26); is out for season
03/26/18 P Jimmy Nelson Shoulder 60-day DL (03/26)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Diamondbacks have a 25-20 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Zack Greinke has a 3-2 record with an earned run average of 3.46 and a WHIP of 1.01 this season. He has 58 strikeouts over his 54.2 innings pitched and he's given up 48 hits. He's allowed 7.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.18. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.52 and they have given up 113 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .197 against the bullpen and they've struck out 140 hitters and walked 54 batters. As a team, Arizona allows 7.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 batters per nine innings. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 3.31. The Diamondbacks pitchers collectively have given up 338 base hits and 151 earned runs. They have allowed 46 home runs this season, ranking them 22nd in the league. Arizona as a pitching staff has walked 143 batters and struck out 407. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.17 and their FIP as a unit is 3.77.
As a team Arizona is hitting .219, good for 30th in the league. The Diamondbacks hold a .379 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .297, which is good for 29th in baseball. They rank 30th in MLB with 7.2 hits per game. David Peralta is hitting .265 with an on-base percentage of .343. He has 41 hits this season in 155 at bats with 21 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .458 and an OPS+ of 110. Paul Goldschmidt is hitting .204 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .325. He has totaled 33 hits and he has driven in 13 men in 162 at bats. His OPS+ is 84 while his slugging percentage is at .370. The Diamondbacks have 326 hits, including 70 doubles and 46 home runs. Arizona has walked 159 times so far this season and they have struck out 439 times as a unit. They have left 286 men on base and have a team OPS of .676. They score 3.89 runs per contest and have scored a total of 175 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Milwaukee has a 28-18 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.97, Chase Anderson has a 3-3 record and a 1.15 WHIP. He has 30 strikeouts over the 45.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 36 hits. He's allowing 7.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 6.01. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.58 and they have given up 133 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .209 against the Brewers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 200 batters and walked 62 opposing hitters. As a team, Milwaukee allows 7.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.5 batters per nine innings. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.47. The Brewers pitchers as a team have surrendered 344 base knocks and 159 earned runs this season. They have given up 48 home runs this year, which ranks 17th in Major League Baseball. Milwaukee as a staff has walked 159 hitters and struck out 390 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.22 while their FIP as a staff is 4.05.
As a team, they are batting .245, good for 15th in the league. The Brewers hold a .405 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .311, which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 17th in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Domingo Santana comes into this matchup batting .257 with an OBP of .333. He has 36 hits this year along with 11 RBI in 140 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .343 with an OPS+ of 85. Lorenzo Cain is hitting .271 this season and he has an OBP of .384. He has collected 42 hits in 155 at bats while driving in 14 runs. He has an OPS+ of 122 and a slugging percentage of .432. The Brewers as a unit have 381 base hits, including 77 doubles and 56 homers. Milwaukee has walked 145 times this year and they have struck out on 402 occasions. They have had 307 men left on base and have an OPS of .717. They have scored 4.11 runs per game and totaled 189 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Diamondbacks/Brewers MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Diamondbacks +100
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