Arizona Diamondbacks at San Diego Padres 8/18/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, August 18, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Zack Godley vs. Clayton Richard
Petco Park is the site of the matchup between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the San Diego Padres on Saturday, August 18, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Zack Godley for the Diamondbacks and Clayton Richard for the Padres.
Arizona opens at -129 while San Diego opens at +119. The Diamondbacks have a 56-60-6 over/under record and a 65-57-0 run line mark. The Padres are 58-66-0 against the run line and have a 60-60-4 over/under record.
Valuable Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 56-60-6 against the over/under
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 65-57-0 against the run line
Important San Diego Padres Betting Trends
The San Diego Padres are 60-60-4 against the over/under
The San Diego Padres are 58-66-0 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 67-55 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Zack Godley has a 13-6 record with an earned run average of 4.20 and a WHIP of 1.42 this year. He has 143 strikeouts over his 137 innings pitched and he's given up 133 hits. He's allowed 8.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.74. 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 7.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 3.58. The Diamondbacks pitchers collectively have given up 974 base hits and 439 earned runs. They have allowed 132 home runs this season, ranking them 20th in the league. Arizona as a pitching staff has walked 371 batters and struck out 1,073. They have walked 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 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 22nd in baseball. They rank 27th in MLB with 8.0 hits per game. A.J. Pollock is hitting .285 with an on-base percentage of .347. He has 78 hits this season in 274 at bats with 46 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .529 and an OPS+ of 125. Paul Goldschmidt is hitting .284 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .387. He has totaled 130 hits and he has driven in 65 men in 458 at bats. His OPS+ is 137 while his slugging percentage is at .533. The Diamondbacks have 980 hits, including 204 doubles and 134 home runs. Arizona has walked 440 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,092 times as a unit. They have left 824 men on base and have a team OPS of .719. They score 4.48 runs per contest and have scored a total of 547 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
San Diego has a 48-76 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.98, Clayton Richard has a 7-10 record and a 1.33 WHIP this season. He has 102 strikeouts over the 150 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 141 hits. He allows 8.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.63. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.44 and they have given up 419 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .230 against the Padres bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 529 batters and walked 149 opposing hitters. As a team, San Diego allows 8.9 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 1,095 base knocks and 542 earned runs this season. They have given up 138 home runs this year, which ranks 18th in Major League Baseball. San Diego as a staff has walked 404 hitters and struck out 1,043 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 4.14.
As a team, they are batting .235, good for 30th in the league. The Padres hold a .374 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .298, which is good for 30th in baseball. They rank 30th in MLB with 7.9 hits per contest. Eric Hosmer comes into this matchup batting .255 with an OBP of .320. He has 120 hits this year along with 49 RBI in 470 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .389 with an OPS+ of 95. Jose Pirela is hitting .253 this season and he has an OBP of .306. He has collected 95 hits in 376 at bats while driving in 28 runs. He has an OPS+ of 80 and a slugging percentage of .346. The Padres as a unit have 978 base hits, including 196 doubles and 113 homers. San Diego has walked 361 times this year and they have struck out on 1,160 occasions. They have had 769 men left on base and have an OPS of .672. They have scored 3.81 runs per game and totaled 473 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Diamondbacks/Padres MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Diamondbacks -129
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