Los Angeles Angels at Arizona Diamondbacks 8/22/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Odrisamer Despaigne vs. Clay Buchholz
The Los Angeles Angels visit Chase Field on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 to play the Arizona Diamondbacks. The probable starters are Odrisamer Despaigne for the Angels and Clay Buchholz for the Diamondbacks.
The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles at +165 and Arizona at -175. The Angels have a 59-63-4 over/under record and a 54-72-0 run line mark. The Diamondbacks are 66-59-0 against the run line and have a 58-61-6 over/under record.
Valuable Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 59-63-4 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Angels are 54-72-0 against the run line
Important Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 58-61-6 against the over/under
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 66-59-0 against the run line
Key Los Angeles Angels Injuries
08/15/18 LF Chris Young Hamstring 60-day DL
08/13/18 P Tyler Skaggs Groin 10-day DL (08/12)
08/10/18 CF Mike Trout Wrist 10-day DL (08/06)
08/07/18 P Nick Tropeano Shoulder 10-day DL (08/07)
07/12/18 P Garrett Richards Forearm 60-day DL (07/11)
06/27/18 P John Lamb Elbow 60-day DL (06/27)
05/21/18 P Keynan Middleton Elbow 60-day DL (05/21)
05/21/18 P Matt Shoemaker Forearm 60-day DL (04/01)
05/15/18 P Sean Isaac Elbow 10-day DL (05/14)
05/05/18 P JC Ramirez Elbow 60-day DL (04/09)
04/24/18 P Blake Wood Elbow 60-day DL (04/23)
03/26/18 P Alex Meyer Shoulder 60-day DL (02/21)
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)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Angels have a 63-63 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Odrisamer Despaigne has a 2-1 record with an earned run average of 6.29 and a WHIP of 1.56 this season. He has 21 strikeouts over his 24.1 innings pitched and he's given up 29 hits. He's allowed 10.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.2. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.71 and they have given up 442 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .244 against the bullpen and they've struck out 461 hitters and walked 193 batters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 16th in the league in team earned run average at 4.03. The Angels pitchers collectively have given up 1,049 base hits and 502 earned runs. They have allowed 163 home runs this season, ranking them 6th in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 424 batters and struck out 1,089. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.31 and their FIP as a unit is 4.38.
As a team Los Angeles is hitting .249, good for 15th in the league. The Angels hold a .423 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .319, which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 8.5 hits per game. Justin Upton is hitting .267 with an on-base percentage of .352. He has 121 hits this season in 454 at bats with 74 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .474 and an OPS+ of 126. Andrelton Simmons is hitting .297 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .347. He has totaled 127 hits and he has driven in 56 men in 428 at bats. His OPS+ is 112 while his slugging percentage is at .421. The Angels have 1,068 hits, including 205 doubles and 170 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 403 times so far this season and they have struck out 983 times as a unit. They have left 847 men on base and have a team OPS of .742. They score 4.61 runs per contest and have scored a total of 581 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Arizona has a 69-56 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.47, Clay Buchholz has a 6-2 record and a 1.07 WHIP. He has 61 strikeouts over the 73 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 62 hits. He's allowing 7.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.61. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.10 and they have given up 340 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .222 against the Diamondbacks bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 364 batters and walked 153 opposing hitters. As a team, Arizona allows 7.9 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 3.61. The Diamondbacks pitchers as a team have surrendered 996 base knocks and 453 earned runs this season. They have given up 135 home runs this year, which ranks 21st in Major League Baseball. Arizona as a staff has walked 385 hitters and struck out 1,103 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.22 while their FIP as a staff is 3.89.
As a team, they are batting .240, good for 26th in the league. The Diamondbacks hold a .407 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .317, which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 26th in MLB with 8.1 hits per contest. Paul Goldschmidt comes into this matchup batting .293 with an OBP of .399. He has 137 hits this year along with 71 RBI in 467 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .546 with an OPS+ of 144. A.J. Pollock is hitting .286 this season and he has an OBP of .344. He has collected 82 hits in 287 at bats while driving in 50 runs. He has an OPS+ of 126 and a slugging percentage of .540. The Diamondbacks as a unit have 1,017 base hits, including 212 doubles and 139 homers. Arizona has walked 450 times this year and they have struck out on 1,123 occasions. They have had 848 men left on base and have an OPS of .724. They have scored 4.53 runs per game and totaled 566 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Angels/Diamondbacks MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Diamondbacks -175
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