Los Angeles Dodgers at Arizona Diamondbacks 4/3/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, April 3, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Clayton Kershaw vs. Zack Godley
Chase Field is the site of the matchup between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday, April 3, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Clayton Kershaw for the Dodgers and Zack Godley for the Diamondbacks.
Los Angeles opens at -185 while Arizona opens at +174. The Dodgers have a 3-1-0 over/under record and a 3-1-0 run line mark. The Diamondbacks are 1-2-0 against the run line and have a 2-1-0 over/under record.
Valuable Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 3-1-0 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 3-1-0 against the run line
Important Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 2-1-0 against the over/under
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 1-2-0 against the run line
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 have a 2-2 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw had a 18-4 record with an earned run average of 2.31 and a WHIP of 0.95 last year. He had 202 strikeouts over his 175 innings pitched and he gave up 136 hits. He allowed 7 hits per 9 innings and he had a FIP of 3.07. The bullpen has an earned run average of 0.82 and they have given up 6 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .162 against the bullpen and they've struck out 7 hitters and walked 2 batters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 6.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.5 batters per nine innings. They are 1st in the league in team earned run average at 0.5. The Dodgers pitchers collectively have given up 25 base hits and 2 earned runs. They have allowed 2 home runs this season, ranking them 28th in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 8 batters and struck out 34. They have walked 2 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 0.92 and their FIP as a unit is 2.52.
As a team Los Angeles is hitting .200, good for 26th in the league. The Dodgers hold a .275 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .252, which is good for 28th in baseball. They rank 29th in MLB with 6.0 hits per game. Yasiel Puig is hitting .231 with an on-base percentage of .267. He has 3 hits this season in 13 at bats with 2 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .308 and an OPS+ of 55. Chris Taylor is hitting .267 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .313. He has totaled 4 hits and he has driven in 0 men in 15 at bats. His OPS+ is 107 while his slugging percentage is at .467. The Dodgers have 24 hits, including 4 doubles and 2 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 8 times so far this season and they have struck out 30 times as a unit. They have left 15 men on base and have a team OPS of .527. They score 3.5 runs per contest and have scored a total of 14 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Arizona has a 2-1 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.37, Zack Godley had a 8-9 record and a 1.14 WHIP last season. He had 165 strikeouts over the 155 innings he pitched. He also gave up 124 hits. He allowed 7.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stood at 3.41. The bullpen has an earned run average of 1.69 and they have given up 6 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .167 against the Diamondbacks bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 9 batters and walked 3 opposing hitters. As a team, Arizona allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 11.3 batters per nine innings. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 3.67. The Diamondbacks pitchers as a team have surrendered 25 base knocks and 11 earned runs this season. They have given up 7 home runs this year, which ranks 4th in Major League Baseball. Arizona as a staff has walked 7 hitters and struck out 34 batters. They give up a walk 2.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 11.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.19 while their FIP as a staff is 4.65.
As a team, they are batting .258, good for 9th in the league. The Diamondbacks hold a .371 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .368, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Jake Lamb comes into this matchup batting .250 with an OBP of .308. He has 3 hits this year along with 4 RBI in 12 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .333 with an OPS+ of 73. Nick Ahmed is hitting .455 this season and he has an OBP of .500. He has collected 5 hits in 11 at bats while driving in 6 runs. He has an OPS+ of 272 and a slugging percentage of .909. The Diamondbacks as a unit have 25 base hits, including 4 doubles and 2 homers. Arizona has walked 16 times this year and they have struck out on 28 occasions. They have had 21 men left on base and have an OPS of .740. They have scored 6 runs per game and totaled 18 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Dodgers/Diamondbacks MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Diamondbacks +174
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