Arizona Diamondbacks at Los Angeles Dodgers MLB Picks & Predictions 3/31/2019
Sunday, March 31, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Luke Weaver vs. Walker Buehler
Dodger Stadium is the site of the matchup between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday, March 31, 2019. The probable starting pitchers are Luke Weaver for the Diamondbacks and Walker Buehler for the Dodgers.
Arizona opens at +197 while Los Angeles opens at -213. The Diamondbacks had a 74-82-6 over/under record and a 82-80-0 run line mark last year. The Dodgers were 72-90-0 against the run line and had a 71-82-9 over/under record.
Valuable Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks were 74-82-6 against the over/under last season
The Arizona Diamondbacks were 82-80-0 against the run line last year
Important Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers were 71-82-9 against the over/under last season
The Los Angeles Dodgers were 72-90-0 against the run line last year
Key Arizona Diamondbacks Injuries
03/28/19 P T.J. McFarland Shoulder 10-day IL (03/28)
03/27/19 RF Steven Souza Jr. ACL is out for season
03/25/19 P Silvino Bracho Elbow 60-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 P Taijuan Walker Elbow 60-day IL (03/25)
Key Los Angeles Dodgers Injuries
03/25/19 P Clayton Kershaw Shoulder 10-day IL (03/27)
03/25/19 P Rich Hill Knee 10-day IL (03/27)
03/25/19 P Tony Cingrani Shoulder is out indefinitely
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Diamondbacks had a 82-80 overall record last season. Starting pitcher Luke Weaver had a 7-11 record with an earned run average of 4.95 and a WHIP of 1.50. He had 121 strikeouts over his 136.1 innings pitched and he gave up 150 hits. He allowed 9.9 hits per 9 innings and he had a FIP of 4.45. The bullpen had an earned run average of 3.56 and they gave up 478 base hits on the year. Teams hit .234 against the bullpen and they struck out 495 hitters while walking 215 batters. As a team, Arizona allowed 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 batters per nine innings. They were 4th in the league in team earned run average at 3.72. The Diamondbacks pitchers collectively gave up 1,313 base hits and 605 earned runs last year. They allowed 174 home runs last season, ranking them 22nd in the league. Arizona as a pitching staff walked 522 batters and struck out 1,448. They walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.9 per 9. They had a team WHIP of 1.25 and their FIP as a unit was 3.92.
As a team Arizona hit .235, good for 27th in the league. The Diamondbacks held a .397 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .310, which was good for 23rd in baseball. They ranked 28th in MLB with 7.9 hits per game. Jake Lamb hit .222 with an on-base percentage of .307 last year. He had 46 hits last season in 207 at bats with 31 runs batted in. He had a slugging percentage of .348 and an OPS+ of 72. Adam Jones hit .281 last year and he had an on-base percentage of .313. He totaled 163 hits and he drove in 63 men in 580 at bats. His OPS+ was 102 while his slugging percentage was at .419. The Diamondbacks had 1,283 hits last season, including 259 doubles and 176 home runs. Arizona walked 560 times last year and they struck out 1,460 times as a unit. They left 1,086 men on base and had a team OPS of .707. They scored 4.28 runs per contest and scored a total of 693 runs last year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles had a 92-71 overall mark last year. With an earned run average of 2.76, Walker Buehler had a 7-5 record and a 0.98 WHIP. He had 148 strikeouts over the 130.2 innings he pitched. He also gave up 94 hits. He allowed 6.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stood at 2.99. The bullpen had an earned run average of 3.72 and they gave up 505 base hits on the year. Teams hit .229 against the Dodgers bullpen. Their relievers struck out 625 batters and walked 199 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allowed 7.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.6 batters per nine innings. They were 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 3.39. The Dodgers pitchers as a team surrendered 1,275 base knocks and 552 earned runs last season. They gave up 177 home runs last year, which ranked 19th in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff walked 418 hitters and struck out 1,559 batters. They gave up a walk 2.6 times per 9 innings while they struck out 9.6 per 9. Their team WHIP was 1.15 while their FIP as a staff was 3.58.
As a team, they batted .250, good for 15th in the league. The Dodgers held a .441 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .333, which was good for 5th in baseball. They ranked 14th in MLB with 8.5 hits per contest. Max Muncy comes into this matchup after batting .261 with an OBP of .390 last season. He had 102 hits last year along with 77 RBI in 391 AB's. He maintained a slugging percentage of .575 with an OPS+ of 159. Justin Turner hit .313 last season and he had an OBP of .408. He collected 113 hits in 361 at bats while driving in 52 runs. He had an OPS+ of 152 and a slugging percentage of .521. The Dodgers as a unit had 1,385 base hits last season, including 293 doubles and 233 homers. Los Angeles walked 645 times last year and they struck out on 1,426 occasions. They left 1,157 men on base and had an OPS of .774. They scored 4.93 runs per game and totaled 799 runs last year.
Who will win tonight's Diamondbacks/Dodgers MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Diamondbacks +197
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