Los Angeles Dodgers at Arizona Diamondbacks 4/2/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Monday, April 2, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Hyun-Jin Ryu vs. Taijuan Walker
The Los Angeles Dodgers head to Chase Field on Monday, April 2, 2018 to take on the Arizona Diamondbacks. The expected starting pitchers are Hyun-Jin Ryu for the Dodgers and Taijuan Walker for the Diamondbacks.
The odds for this matchup have Los Angeles at -123 and Arizona at +113. The Dodgers had a 69-82-11 over/under mark and a 78-84-0 run line record last year. The Diamondbacks were 88-78-0 against the run line and had a 76-82-8 over/under record.
Valuable Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers were 69-82-11 against the over/under last year
The Los Angeles Dodgers were 78-84-0 against the run line last season
Important Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks were 76-82-8 against the over/under last year
The Arizona Diamondbacks were 88-78-0 against the run line last season
Key Los Angeles Dodgers Injuries
03/30/18 P Julio Urias Shoulder 60-day DL (02/23)
03/30/18 3B Justin Turner Wrist 10-day DL (03/26)
03/30/18 P Tom Koehler Shoulder 10-day DL (03/26)
03/30/18 P Yimi Garcia Elbow 10-day DL (03/26)
Key Arizona Diamondbacks Injuries
03/29/18 P Randall Delgado Oblique 10-day DL (03/26)
03/29/18 RF Steven Souza Jr. Pectoral 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Shelby Miller Elbow 60-day DL (02/19)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Dodgers had a 104-58 overall record last season. Starting pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu had a 5-9 record with an earned run average of 3.77 and a WHIP of 1.37. He had 116 strikeouts over his 126.2 innings pitched and he gave up 128 hits. He allowed 9.1 hits per 9 innings and he had a FIP of 4.74. The bullpen had an earned run average of 3.38 and they gave up 463 base hits on the year. Teams hit .220 against the bullpen and they struck out 637 hitters while walking 183 batters. As a team, Los Angeles allowed 7.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.6 batters per nine innings. They were 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 3.38. The Dodgers pitchers collectively gave up 1,226 base hits and 543 earned runs last year. They allowed 184 home runs last season, ranking them 25th in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff walked 442 batters and struck out 1,549. They walked 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.6 per 9. They had a team WHIP of 1.16 and their FIP as a unit was 3.67.
As a team Los Angeles hit .249, good for 22nd in the league. The Dodgers held a .437 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .334, which was good for 8th in baseball. They ranked 23rd in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Corey Seager hit .295 with an on-base percentage of .375 last year. He had 159 hits last season in 539 at bats with 77 runs batted in. He had a slugging percentage of .479 and an OPS+ of 125. Chris Taylor hit .288 last year and he had an on-base percentage of .354. He totaled 148 hits and he drove in 72 men in 514 at bats. His OPS+ was 122 while his slugging percentage was at .496. The Dodgers had 1,347 hits last season, including 312 doubles and 221 home runs. Los Angeles walked 649 times last year and they struck out 1,380 times as a unit. They left 1,146 men on base and had a team OPS of .771. They scored 4.75 runs per contest and scored a total of 770 runs last year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Arizona had a 93-69 overall mark last year. With an earned run average of 3.49, Taijuan Walker had a 9-9 record and a 1.33 WHIP. He had 146 strikeouts over the 157.1 innings he pitched. He also gave up 148 hits. He allowed 8.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stood at 4.04. The bullpen had an earned run average of 3.78 and they gave up 454 base hits on the year. Teams hit .236 against the Diamondbacks bullpen. Their relievers struck out 494 batters and walked 189 opposing hitters. As a team, Arizona allowed 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.3 batters per nine innings. They were 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 3.66. The Diamondbacks pitchers as a team surrendered 1,309 base knocks and 586 earned runs last season. They gave up 171 home runs last year, which ranked 29th in Major League Baseball. Arizona as a staff walked 516 hitters and struck out 1,482 batters. They gave up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they struck out 9.3 per 9. Their team WHIP was 1.27 while their FIP as a staff was 3.80.
As a team, they batted .254, good for 17th in the league. The Diamondbacks held a .445 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .329, which was good for 13th in baseball. They ranked 15th in MLB with 8.7 hits per contest. Jake Lamb comes into this matchup after batting .248 with an OBP of .357 last season. He had 133 hits last year along with 105 RBI in 536 AB's. He maintained a slugging percentage of .487 with an OPS+ of 110. Paul Goldschmidt hit .297 last season and he had an OBP of .404. He collected 166 hits in 558 at bats while driving in 120 runs. He had an OPS+ of 140 and a slugging percentage of .563. The Diamondbacks as a unit had 1,405 base hits last season, including 314 doubles and 220 homers. Arizona walked 578 times last year and they struck out on 1,456 occasions. They left 1,118 men on base and had an OPS of .774. They scored 5.01 runs per game and totaled 812 runs last year.
Who will win tonight's Dodgers/Diamondbacks MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Dodgers -123
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