Arizona Diamondbacks at Los Angeles Dodgers MLB Picks Against the Spread 8/9/2019
Friday, August 9, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Robbie Ray vs. Walker Buehler
Dodger Stadium is the site where Max Muncy and the Los Angeles Dodgers (77-40, 1st in NL West) will take on the Arizona Diamondbacks (58-57, 2nd in NL West) on Friday.
The Diamondbacks have been decent for MLB wagerers, having gone 58-57-0 SU. The Dodgers are covering 65.8% of the time, going 77-40-0 straight up.
Valuable Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Diamondbacks have been a decent Over choice for over/under MLB wagerers, having gone 57-52-6.
The Diamondbacks are covering 51.7% of the time away from home, having gone 31-29-0 straight up.
Important Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
Los Angeles covers 75.4% of the time at Dodger Stadium, going 46-15-0 SU.
The Dodgers have been a hot and cold Over choice for over/under MLB wagerers, having gone 55-57-5.
Key Arizona Diamondbacks Injuries
8/7/2019 Matt Andriese RP Foot Expected to be out until at least Aug 15
8/5/2019 Luke Weaver SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 15
8/2/2019 Taijuan Walker SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 10
6/27/2019 Steven Souza RF Knee Out for the season
3/11/2019 Silvino Bracho RP Elbow Out for the season
Key Los Angeles Dodgers Injuries
8/7/2019 A.J CF Groin Expected to be out until at least Aug 9
8/7/2019 Jedd Gyorko 3B Wrist Expected to be out until at least Aug 9
8/7/2019 Chris Taylor LF Forearm Expected to be out until at least Aug 20
8/6/2019 Alex Verdugo CF Oblique Expected to be out until at least Aug 23
8/6/2019 Tom Koehler SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 25
8/6/2019 Ross Stripling RP Biceps Expected to be out until at least Aug 16
8/4/2019 David Freese 1B Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/4/2019 Enrique Hernandez 2B Hand Expected to be out until at least Aug 15
8/2/2019 Hyun-Jin Ryu SP Neck Expected to be out until at least Aug 11
8/2/2019 Scott Alexander RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Aug 23
7/14/2019 Rich Hill SP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 2
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Diamondbacks have a 58-57 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Robbie Ray has a 10-7 record with an earned run average of 4.03 and a WHIP of 1.30 this season. He has 178 strikeouts over his 134 innings pitched and he's given up 116 hits. He's allowed 7.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.16. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.50 and they have given up 384 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .247 against the bullpen and they've struck out 395 hitters and walked 167 batters. As a team, Arizona allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 10th in the league in team earned run average at 4.33. The Diamondbacks pitchers collectively have given up 973 base hits and 494 earned runs. They have allowed 146 home runs this season, ranking them 20th in the league. Arizona as a pitching staff has walked 354 batters and struck out 997. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.29 and their FIP as a unit is 4.28.
As a team Arizona is hitting .259, good for 9th in the league. The Diamondbacks hold a .448 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328, which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 8th in MLB with 9.1 hits per game. Ketel Marte is hitting .317 with an on-base percentage of .377. He has 139 hits this season in 439 at bats with 66 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .574 and an OPS+ of 141. Eduardo Escobar is hitting .282 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .339. He has totaled 125 hits and he has driven in 92 men in 443 at bats. His OPS+ is 121 while his slugging percentage is at .537. The Diamondbacks have 1,033 hits, including 216 doubles and 160 home runs. Arizona has walked 378 times so far this season and they have struck out 953 times as a unit. They have left 793 men on base and have a team OPS of .776. They score 5.21 runs per contest and have scored a total of 594 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 77-40 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.22, Walker Buehler has a 10-2 record and a 1.00 WHIP. He has 152 strikeouts over the 131.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 111 hits. He's allowing 7.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.99. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.05 and they have given up 313 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .224 against the Dodgers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 374 batters and walked 131 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 7.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.2 batters per nine innings. They are 1st in the league in team earned run average at 3.35. The Dodgers pitchers as a team have surrendered 876 base knocks and 384 earned runs this season. They have given up 132 home runs this year, which ranks 28th in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 269 hitters and struck out 1,056 batters. They give up a walk 2.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.11 while their FIP as a staff is 3.74.Related: Robert Ferringo teaches you 4 reasons you should be betting NFL Preseason on this exclusive YouTube Video - Here
As a team, they are batting .260, good for 8th in the league. The Dodgers hold a .468 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .341, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 10th in MLB with 8.8 hits per contest. Max Muncy comes into this matchup batting .264 with an OBP of .373. He has 101 hits this year along with 75 RBI in 383 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .522 with an OPS+ of 134. Cody Bellinger is hitting .322 this season and he has an OBP of .422. He has collected 128 hits in 398 at bats while driving in 88 runs. He has an OPS+ of 183 and a slugging percentage of .668. The Dodgers as a unit have 1,022 base hits, including 210 doubles and 192 homers. Los Angeles has walked 445 times this year and they have struck out on 945 occasions. They have had 834 men left on base and have an OPS of .809. They have scored 5.44 runs per game and totaled 631 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Diamondbacks/Dodgers MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Dodgers
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