Arizona Diamondbacks at San Diego Padres 7/29/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, July 29, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Clay Buchholz vs. Joey Lucchesi
Petco Park is the site of the matchup between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the San Diego Padres on Sunday, July 29, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Clay Buchholz for the Diamondbacks and Joey Lucchesi for the Padres.
Arizona opens at -125 while San Diego opens at +115. The Diamondbacks have a 48-52-5 over/under record and a 57-48-0 run line mark. The Padres are 48-58-0 against the run line and have a 50-53-3 over/under record.
Valuable Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 48-52-5 against the over/under
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 57-48-0 against the run line
Important San Diego Padres Betting Trends
The San Diego Padres are 50-53-3 against the over/under
The San Diego Padres are 48-58-0 against the run line
Key Arizona Diamondbacks Injuries
07/27/18 3B Jake Lamb Shoulder 10-day DL (07/27)
07/12/18 P Shelby Miller Elbow 10-day DL (07/12)
07/08/18 RF Jarrod Dyson Groin 10-day DL (07/05)
06/30/18 SS Deven Marrero Oblique 10-day DL (06/29)
06/01/18 P Taijuan Walker Forearm is out for season
05/09/18 P Braden Shipley Elbow 10-day DL (05/07)
Key San Diego Padres Injuries
07/24/18 P Colten Brewer Oblique 10-day DL (07/23)
06/24/18 P Jordan Lyles Forearm 10-day DL (06/21)
06/21/18 P Bryan Mitchell Elbow 10-day DL (06/17)
06/08/18 P Jose Torres Suspension is out for season
05/29/18 CF Franchy Cordero Forearm 10-day DL (05/28)
05/14/18 P Kazuhisa Makita Side 10-day DL (05/13)
04/15/18 P Dinelson Lamet Forearm 60-day DL (03/26)
04/04/18 2B Allen Cordoba Concussion 60-day DL (03/26)
03/30/18 P Colin Rea Elbow 60-day DL (03/30)
03/26/18 RF Alex Dickerson Elbow 60-day DL (03/28)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Diamondbacks have a 57-48 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Clay Buchholz has a 3-1 record with an earned run average of 2.38 and a WHIP of 0.99 this year. He has 36 strikeouts over his 45.1 innings pitched and he's given up 36 hits. He's allowed 7.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.67. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.01 and they have given up 289 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .219 against the bullpen and they've struck out 310 hitters and walked 131 batters. As a team, Arizona allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.62. The Diamondbacks pitchers collectively have given up 842 base hits and 382 earned runs. They have allowed 121 home runs this season, ranking them 14th in the league. Arizona as a pitching staff has walked 324 batters and struck out 917. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.23 and their FIP as a unit is 4.02.
As a team Arizona is hitting .233, good for 27th in the league. The Diamondbacks hold a .395 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .311, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 28th in MLB with 7.8 hits per game. A.J. Pollock is hitting .296 with an on-base percentage of .358. He has 64 hits this season in 216 at bats with 42 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .574 and an OPS+ of 138. Paul Goldschmidt is hitting .276 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .385. He has totaled 107 hits and he has driven in 54 men in 387 at bats. His OPS+ is 133 while his slugging percentage is at .519. The Diamondbacks have 822 hits, including 168 doubles and 111 home runs. Arizona has walked 378 times so far this season and they have struck out 955 times as a unit. They have left 700 men on base and have a team OPS of .706. They score 4.45 runs per contest and have scored a total of 467 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
San Diego has a 42-64 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.34, Joey Lucchesi has a 5-5 record and a 1.21 WHIP this season. He has 75 strikeouts over the 72.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 63 hits. He allows 7.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.08. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.54 and they have given up 359 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .232 against the Padres bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 438 batters and walked 124 opposing hitters. As a team, San Diego allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.5 batters per nine innings. They are 20th in the league in team earned run average at 4.39. The Padres pitchers as a team have surrendered 925 base knocks and 461 earned runs this season. They have given up 112 home runs this year, which ranks 20th in Major League Baseball. San Diego as a staff has walked 349 hitters and struck out 893 batters. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.35 while their FIP as a staff is 4.08.
As a team, they are batting .232, good for 28th in the league. The Padres hold a .366 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .296, which is good for 29th in baseball. They rank 29th in MLB with 7.8 hits per contest. Eric Hosmer comes into this matchup batting .246 with an OBP of .311. He has 98 hits this year along with 42 RBI in 399 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .383 with an OPS+ of 90. Jose Pirela is hitting .259 this season and he has an OBP of .310. He has collected 90 hits in 348 at bats while driving in 27 runs. He has an OPS+ of 81 and a slugging percentage of .351. The Padres as a unit have 822 base hits, including 162 doubles and 92 homers. San Diego has walked 306 times this year and they have struck out on 997 occasions. They have had 650 men left on base and have an OPS of .662. They have scored 3.7 runs per game and totaled 392 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Diamondbacks/Padres MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Diamondbacks -125
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