Los Angeles Dodgers at Arizona Diamondbacks 5/3/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Thursday, May 3, 2018
Get todays MLB odds and lines on this game.
Probable Pitchers: Alex Wood vs. Patrick Corbin
The Los Angeles Dodgers head to Chase Field on Thursday, May 3, 2018 to take on the Arizona Diamondbacks. The expected starting pitchers are Alex Wood for the Dodgers and Patrick Corbin for the Diamondbacks.
The odds for this matchup have Los Angeles at -110 and Arizona at +100. The Dodgers have a 15-14-0 over/under mark and a 15-14-0 run line record. The Diamondbacks are 18-11-0 against the run line and have a 14-14-1 over/under record.
Valuable Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 15-14-0 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 15-14-0 against the run line
Important Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 14-14-1 against the over/under
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 18-11-0 against the run line
Key Los Angeles Dodgers Injuries
05/01/18 SS Corey Seager Elbow is out for season
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
05/01/18 RF David Peralta Hand is "?" Wednesday vs Los Angeles Dodgers
04/30/18 P Robbie Ray Oblique 10-day DL (04/30)
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 12-17 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Alex Wood has a 0-3 record with an earned run average of 4.11 and a WHIP of 0.89 this year. He has 30 strikeouts over his 35 innings pitched and he's given up 28 hits. He allows 7.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.46. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.77 and they have given up 108 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .259 against the bullpen and they've struck out 121 hitters and walked 47 batters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.9 batters per nine innings. They are 14th in the league in team earned run average at 4.04. The Dodgers pitchers collectively have given up 253 base hits and 120 earned runs. They have allowed 36 home runs this season, ranking them 11th in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 91 batters and struck out 294. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.29 and their FIP as a unit is 3.79.
As a team Los Angeles is hitting .244, good for 14th in the league. The Dodgers hold a .395 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324, which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Yasmani Grandal is hitting .308 with an on-base percentage of .406. He has 28 hits this season in 91 at bats with 20 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .538 and an OPS+ of 162. Cody Bellinger is hitting .279 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .336. He has totaled 31 hits and he has driven in 14 men in 111 at bats. His OPS+ is 125 while his slugging percentage is at .477. The Dodgers have 248 hits, including 60 doubles and 26 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 112 times so far this season and they have struck out 250 times as a unit. They have left 215 men on base and have a team OPS of .719. They score 4.69 runs per contest and have scored a total of 136 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Arizona has a 21-8 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.25, Patrick Corbin has a 4-0 record and a 0.75 WHIP this season. He has 55 strikeouts over the 40 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 23 hits. He allows 5.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.72. The bullpen has an earned run average of 1.85 and they have given up 68 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .186 against the Diamondbacks bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 97 batters and walked 35 opposing hitters. As a team, Arizona allows 7 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 2.93. The Diamondbacks pitchers as a team have surrendered 207 base knocks and 86 earned runs this season. They have given up 27 home runs this year, which ranks 22nd in Major League Baseball. Arizona as a staff has walked 86 hitters and struck out 287 batters. They give up a walk 2.9 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 3.39.
As a team, they are batting .237, good for 21st in the league. The Diamondbacks hold a .425 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .318, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 7.9 hits per contest. Paul Goldschmidt comes into this matchup batting .262 with an OBP of .382. He has 27 hits this year along with 11 RBI in 103 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .485 with an OPS+ of 129. David Peralta is hitting .299 this season and he has an OBP of .389. He has collected 29 hits in 97 at bats while driving in 17 runs. He has an OPS+ of 139 and a slugging percentage of .515. The Diamondbacks as a unit have 229 base hits, including 52 doubles and 36 homers. Arizona has walked 113 times this year and they have struck out on 272 occasions. They have had 186 men left on base and have an OPS of .743. They have scored 4.69 runs per game and totaled 136 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Dodgers/Diamondbacks MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Dodgers -110
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Read more articles by Tony Sink
Get all of Today's MLB Picks
Get all of Today's Guaranteed Expert MLB Picks