Milwaukee Brewers at Arizona Diamondbacks 5/16/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Brandon Woodruff vs. Matt Koch
The Milwaukee Brewers visit Chase Field on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 to play the Arizona Diamondbacks. The probable starters are Brandon Woodruff for the Brewers and Matt Koch for the Diamondbacks.
The opening line for this matchup has Milwaukee at +110 and Arizona at -120. The Brewers have a 15-25-2 over/under record and a 24-18-0 run line mark. The Diamondbacks are 22-19-0 against the run line and have a 18-21-2 over/under record.
Valuable Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Brewers are 15-25-2 against the over/under
The Milwaukee Brewers are 24-18-0 against the run line
Important Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 18-21-2 against the over/under
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 22-19-0 against the run line
Key Milwaukee Brewers Injuries
05/14/18 LF Ryan Braun Back is "?" Monday vs Arizona Diamondbacks
05/13/18 P Chase Anderson Illness 10-day DL (05/12)
05/09/18 SS Nick Franklin Quad 10-day DL (05/09)
05/09/18 P Wade Miley Oblique 60-day DL (05/09)
05/03/18 P Zach Davies Shoulder 10-day DL (04/30)
04/25/18 1B Eric Thames Thumb 10-day DL (04/25)
03/29/18 C Stephen Vogt Shoulder 60-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Jimmy Nelson Shoulder 60-day DL (03/26)
Key Arizona Diamondbacks Injuries
05/14/18 CF A.J. Pollock Wrist left last game, is "?" Tuesday vs Milwaukee Brewers
05/09/18 P Braden Shipley Elbow 10-day DL (05/07)
05/05/18 P Taijuan Walker Forearm 60-day DL (05/05); is out for season
04/30/18 P Robbie Ray Oblique 10-day DL (04/30)
04/03/18 3B Jake Lamb Shoulder 10-day DL (04/03)
03/29/18 P Randall Delgado Oblique 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Shelby Miller Elbow 60-day DL (02/19)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Brewers have a 25-17 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Brandon Woodruff has a 1-0 record with an earned run average of 8.03 and a WHIP of 1.78 this season. He has 11 strikeouts over his 12.1 innings pitched and he's given up 19 hits. He's allowed 13.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.44. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.62 and they have given up 124 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .210 against the bullpen and they've struck out 182 hitters and walked 58 batters. As a team, Milwaukee allows 7.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.3 batters per nine innings. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.53. The Brewers pitchers collectively have given up 324 base hits and 148 earned runs. They have allowed 45 home runs this season, ranking them 16th in the league. Milwaukee as a pitching staff has walked 142 batters and struck out 348. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.23 and their FIP as a unit is 4.12.
As a team Milwaukee is hitting .243, good for 16th in the league. The Brewers hold a .393 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .311, which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 19th in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Lorenzo Cain is hitting .284 with an on-base percentage of .389. He has 40 hits this season in 141 at bats with 13 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .454 and an OPS+ of 128. Domingo Santana is hitting .266 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .345. He has totaled 33 hits and he has driven in 9 men in 124 at bats. His OPS+ is 85 while his slugging percentage is at .331. The Brewers have 345 hits, including 67 doubles and 47 home runs. Milwaukee has walked 134 times so far this season and they have struck out 375 times as a unit. They have left 287 men on base and have a team OPS of .703. They score 3.98 runs per contest and have scored a total of 167 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Arizona has a 24-17 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.43, Matt Koch has a 2-1 record and a 0.99 WHIP. He has 20 strikeouts over the 33.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 25 hits. He's allowing 6.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.88. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.55 and they have given up 103 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .196 against the Diamondbacks bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 131 batters and walked 52 opposing hitters. As a team, Arizona allows 7.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.1 batters per nine innings. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 3.25. The Diamondbacks pitchers as a team have surrendered 307 base knocks and 136 earned runs this season. They have given up 40 home runs this year, which ranks 26th in Major League Baseball. Arizona as a staff has walked 131 hitters and struck out 381 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.16 while their FIP as a staff is 3.65.
As a team, they are batting .223, good for 30th in the league. The Diamondbacks hold a .387 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .302, which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 30th in MLB with 7.4 hits per contest. A.J. Pollock comes into this matchup batting .293 with an OBP of .349. He has 44 hits this year along with 33 RBI in 150 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .620 with an OPS+ of 150. David Peralta is hitting .288 this season and he has an OBP of .371. He has collected 40 hits in 139 at bats while driving in 21 runs. He has an OPS+ of 129 and a slugging percentage of .504. The Diamondbacks as a unit have 305 base hits, including 66 doubles and 43 homers. Arizona has walked 150 times this year and they have struck out on 396 occasions. They have had 267 men left on base and have an OPS of .689. They have scored 4.05 runs per game and totaled 166 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Brewers/Diamondbacks MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Diamondbacks -120
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