Arizona Diamondbacks at San Diego Padres 8/16/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Thursday, August 16, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Clay Buchholz vs. Jacob Nix
The Arizona Diamondbacks visit Petco Park on Thursday, August 16, 2018 to play the San Diego Padres. The probable starters are Clay Buchholz for the Diamondbacks and Jacob Nix for the Padres.
The opening line for this matchup has Arizona at -123 and San Diego at +113. The Diamondbacks have a 56-59-6 over/under record and a 64-57-0 run line mark. The Padres are 58-64-0 against the run line and have a 60-58-4 over/under record.
Valuable Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 56-59-6 against the over/under
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 64-57-0 against the run line
Important San Diego Padres Betting Trends
The San Diego Padres are 60-58-4 against the over/under
The San Diego Padres are 58-64-0 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 San Diego Padres Injuries
08/01/18 P Eric Lauer Forearm 10-day DL (07/31)
07/24/18 P Colten Brewer Oblique 10-day DL (07/23)
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 66-55 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Clay Buchholz has a 5-2 record with an earned run average of 2.67 and a WHIP of 1.14 this season. He has 55 strikeouts over his 64 innings pitched and he's given up 57 hits. He's allowed 8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.66. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.14 and they have given up 333 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .223 against the bullpen and they've struck out 351 hitters and walked 149 batters. As a team, Arizona allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 3.6. The Diamondbacks pitchers collectively have given up 969 base hits and 438 earned runs. They have allowed 131 home runs this season, ranking them 20th in the league. Arizona as a pitching staff has walked 371 batters and struck out 1,067. 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 3.89.
As a team Arizona is hitting .238, good for 27th in the league. The Diamondbacks hold a .404 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .315, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 27th in MLB with 8.0 hits per game. Paul Goldschmidt is hitting .285 with an on-base percentage of .389. He has 129 hits this season in 453 at bats with 65 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .536 and an OPS+ of 139. A.J. Pollock is hitting .284 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .342. He has totaled 77 hits and he has driven in 46 men in 271 at bats. His OPS+ is 124 while his slugging percentage is at .531. The Diamondbacks have 973 hits, including 203 doubles and 133 home runs. Arizona has walked 432 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,077 times as a unit. They have left 813 men on base and have a team OPS of .719. They score 4.48 runs per contest and have scored a total of 542 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
San Diego has a 48-74 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 0.00, Jacob Nix has a 1-0 record and a 1.00 WHIP. He has 4 strikeouts over the 6 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 4 hits. He's allowing 6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.82. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.51 and they have given up 415 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .232 against the Padres bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 511 batters and walked 143 opposing hitters. As a team, San Diego allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.4 batters per nine innings. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.4. The Padres pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,078 base knocks and 534 earned runs this season. They have given up 136 home runs this year, which ranks 17th in Major League Baseball. San Diego as a staff has walked 396 hitters and struck out 1,022 batters. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.35 while their FIP as a staff is 4.15.
As a team, they are batting .236, good for 28th in the league. The Padres hold a .375 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .300, which is good for 29th in baseball. They rank 28th in MLB with 7.9 hits per contest. Jose Pirela comes into this matchup batting .254 with an OBP of .308. He has 95 hits this year along with 28 RBI in 374 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .348 with an OPS+ of 81. Eric Hosmer is hitting .255 this season and he has an OBP of .321. He has collected 118 hits in 462 at bats while driving in 49 runs. He has an OPS+ of 95 and a slugging percentage of .387. The Padres as a unit have 969 base hits, including 192 doubles and 111 homers. San Diego has walked 357 times this year and they have struck out on 1,143 occasions. They have had 760 men left on base and have an OPS of .674. They have scored 3.85 runs per game and totaled 470 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Diamondbacks/Padres MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Diamondbacks -123
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