San Diego Padres at Arizona Diamondbacks 7/5/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Thursday, July 5, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Eric Lauer vs. Shelby Miller
The San Diego Padres visit Chase Field on Thursday, July 5, 2018 to play the Arizona Diamondbacks. The probable starters are Eric Lauer for the Padres and Shelby Miller for the Diamondbacks.
The opening line for this matchup has San Diego at +122 and Arizona at -132. The Padres have a 39-45-3 over/under record and a 41-46-0 run line mark. The Diamondbacks are 46-40-0 against the run line and have a 40-41-5 over/under record.
Valuable San Diego Padres Betting Trends
The San Diego Padres are 39-45-3 against the over/under
The San Diego Padres are 41-46-0 against the run line
Important Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 40-41-5 against the over/under
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 46-40-0 against the run line
Key San Diego Padres Injuries
07/04/18 P Kirby Yates Paternity List is out indefinitely
06/24/18 P Jordan Lyles Forearm 10-day DL (06/21)
06/21/18 P Bryan Mitchell Elbow 10-day DL (06/17)
06/08/18 P Jose Torres Suspension is out for season
05/29/18 CF Franchy Cordero Forearm 10-day DL (05/28)
05/14/18 P Kazuhisa Makita Side 10-day DL (05/13)
04/15/18 P Dinelson Lamet Forearm 60-day DL (03/26)
04/04/18 2B Allen Cordoba Concussion 60-day DL (03/26)
03/30/18 P Colin Rea Elbow 60-day DL (03/30)
03/26/18 RF Alex Dickerson Elbow 60-day DL (03/28)
Key Arizona Diamondbacks Injuries
06/30/18 SS Deven Marrero Oblique 10-day DL (06/29)
06/28/18 C Alex Avila Hamstring 10-day DL (06/24)
06/25/18 P Clay Buchholz Oblique 10-day DL (06/25)
06/01/18 P Taijuan Walker Forearm is out for season
05/23/18 RF Steven Souza Jr. Pectoral 10-day DL (05/22)
05/21/18 P Randall Delgado Oblique 60-day DL (03/26)
05/09/18 P Braden Shipley Elbow 10-day DL (05/07)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Padres have a 37-50 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Eric Lauer has a 3-5 record with an earned run average of 5.08 and a WHIP of 1.76 this season. He has 54 strikeouts over his 62 innings pitched and he's given up 82 hits. He's allowed 11.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.77. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.49 and they have given up 290 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .232 against the bullpen and they've struck out 345 hitters and walked 101 batters. As a team, San Diego allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.5 batters per nine innings. They are 18th in the league in team earned run average at 4.15. The Padres pitchers collectively have given up 750 base hits and 357 earned runs. They have allowed 96 home runs this season, ranking them 18th in the league. San Diego as a pitching staff has walked 281 batters and struck out 729. They have walked 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.33 and their FIP as a unit is 4.06.
As a team San Diego is hitting .234, good for 27th in the league. The Padres hold a .366 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .298, which is good for 29th in baseball. They rank 27th in MLB with 7.8 hits per game. Eric Hosmer is hitting .270 with an on-base percentage of .344. He has 86 hits this season in 319 at bats with 37 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .426 and an OPS+ of 110. Jose Pirela is hitting .263 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .313. He has totaled 83 hits and he has driven in 25 men in 316 at bats. His OPS+ is 82 while his slugging percentage is at .351. The Padres have 677 hits, including 138 doubles and 71 home runs. San Diego has walked 253 times so far this season and they have struck out 815 times as a unit. They have left 539 men on base and have a team OPS of .665. They score 3.71 runs per contest and have scored a total of 323 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Arizona has a 48-38 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 11.42, Shelby Miller has a 0-2 record and a 2.08 WHIP. He has 11 strikeouts over the 8.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 15 hits. He's allowing 15.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 6.11. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.47 and they have given up 229 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .214 against the Diamondbacks bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 254 batters and walked 103 opposing hitters. As a team, Arizona allows 7.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 3.51. The Diamondbacks pitchers as a team have surrendered 684 base knocks and 302 earned runs this season. They have given up 95 home runs this year, which ranks 19th in Major League Baseball. Arizona as a staff has walked 263 hitters and struck out 744 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.22 while their FIP as a staff is 3.92.
As a team, they are batting .229, good for 29th in the league. The Diamondbacks hold a .395 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .305, which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 30th in MLB with 7.6 hits per contest. David Peralta comes into this matchup batting .282 with an OBP of .347. He has 87 hits this year along with 46 RBI in 308 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .506 with an OPS+ of 120. Paul Goldschmidt is hitting .277 this season and he has an OBP of .385. He has collected 87 hits in 314 at bats while driving in 48 runs. He has an OPS+ of 139 and a slugging percentage of .538. The Diamondbacks as a unit have 654 base hits, including 129 doubles and 95 homers. Arizona has walked 302 times this year and they have struck out on 784 occasions. They have had 553 men left on base and have an OPS of .700. They have scored 4.35 runs per game and totaled 374 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Padres/Diamondbacks MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Padres +122
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