Los Angeles Dodgers at Arizona Diamondbacks 5/1/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Clayton Kershaw vs. Matt Koch
The Los Angeles Dodgers visit Chase Field on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 to play the Arizona Diamondbacks. The probable starters are Clayton Kershaw for the Dodgers and Matt Koch for the Diamondbacks.
The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles at -220 and Arizona at +203. The Dodgers have a 15-13-0 over/under record and a 15-13-0 run line mark. The Diamondbacks are 16-11-0 against the run line and have a 13-13-1 over/under record.
Valuable Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 15-13-0 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 15-13-0 against the run line
Important Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 13-13-1 against the over/under
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 16-11-0 against the run line
Key Los Angeles Dodgers Injuries
04/30/18 1B Cody Bellinger Disciplinary is upgraded to in the starting lineup Monday vs Arizona Diamondbacks
04/29/18 P Rich Hill Finger 10-day DL (04/15)
04/29/18 RF Yasiel Puig Hip 10-day DL (04/29)
04/26/18 P Alex Wood Elbow 10-day DL (04/23)
04/15/18 2B Logan Forsythe Shoulder 10-day DL (04/15)
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 60-day DL (03/26)
03/30/18 P Yimi Garcia Elbow 10-day DL (03/26)
Key Arizona Diamondbacks Injuries
04/29/18 P Robbie Ray Oblique left last game, is "?" for next start
04/21/18 P Taijuan Walker Forearm is out for season
04/03/18 3B Jake Lamb Shoulder 10-day DL (04/03)
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 12-15 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw has a 1-4 record with an earned run average of 2.84 and a WHIP of 1.13 this season. He has 42 strikeouts over his 38 innings pitched and he's given up 34 hits. He's allowed 8.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.4. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.61 and they have given up 99 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .254 against the bullpen and they've struck out 114 hitters and walked 41 batters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 10 batters per nine innings. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 3.9. The Dodgers pitchers collectively have given up 230 base hits and 109 earned runs. They have allowed 30 home runs this season, ranking them 14th in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 83 batters and struck out 279. They have walked 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 10 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.25 and their FIP as a unit is 3.54.
As a team Los Angeles is hitting .248, good for 11th in the league. The Dodgers hold a .397 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .326, which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 9th in MLB with 8.8 hits per game. Yasmani Grandal is hitting .291 with an on-base percentage of .378. He has 25 hits this season in 86 at bats with 19 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .512 and an OPS+ of 147. Cody Bellinger is hitting .291 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .351. He has totaled 30 hits and he has driven in 12 men in 103 at bats. His OPS+ is 129 while his slugging percentage is at .476. The Dodgers have 237 hits, including 56 doubles and 24 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 104 times so far this season and they have struck out 232 times as a unit. They have left 202 men on base and have a team OPS of .723. They score 4.74 runs per contest and have scored a total of 128 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Arizona has a 19-8 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 1.93, Matt Koch has a 1-0 record and a 0.86 WHIP. He has 11 strikeouts over the 14 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 8 hits. He's allowing 5.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.4. The bullpen has an earned run average of 1.70 and they have given up 65 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .190 against the Diamondbacks bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 92 batters and walked 31 opposing hitters. As a team, Arizona allows 7.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.8 batters per nine innings. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 2.89. The Diamondbacks pitchers as a team have surrendered 196 base knocks and 79 earned runs this season. They have given up 25 home runs this year, which ranks 24th in Major League Baseball. Arizona as a staff has walked 78 hitters and struck out 269 batters. They give up a walk 2.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.11 while their FIP as a staff is 3.33.
As a team, they are batting .230, good for 25th in the league. The Diamondbacks hold a .408 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .311, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 28th in MLB with 7.6 hits per contest. Paul Goldschmidt comes into this matchup batting .274 with an OBP of .395. He has 26 hits this year along with 11 RBI in 95 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .516 with an OPS+ of 141. David Peralta is hitting .309 this season and he has an OBP of .383. He has collected 29 hits in 94 at bats while driving in 16 runs. He has an OPS+ of 141 and a slugging percentage of .532. The Diamondbacks as a unit have 206 base hits, including 49 doubles and 30 homers. Arizona has walked 105 times this year and they have struck out on 257 occasions. They have had 166 men left on base and have an OPS of .719. They have scored 4.59 runs per game and totaled 124 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Dodgers/Diamondbacks MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Diamondbacks +203
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