Arizona Diamondbacks at Milwaukee Brewers MLB Picks & Predictions 8/23/2019
Friday, August 23, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Merrill Kelly vs. Jordan Lyles
Lorenzo Cain and the Milwaukee Brewers (65-62, 3rd in NL Central) play the Arizona Diamondbacks (64-64, 2nd in NL West) at Miller Park on Friday, August 23, 2019. The Brewers open this game at -162 while the Diamondbacks are coming in at +152. The total is set at 9.5.
The Diamondbacks have been a solid pick for MLB wagerers, having gone 64-63-0 SU. Milwaukee is covering 50.8% of the time, going 64-62-0 straight up.
Valuable Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Diamondbacks have been a dicey Under pick for O/U baseball bettors, having gone 62-58-7.
Arizona is covering 51.5% of the time as the road team, having gone 34-32-0 straight up.
Important Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
Milwaukee is covering 58.1% of the time at Miller Park, going 36-26-0 SU.
The Brewers have been an inconsistent Over pick for O/U baseball bettors, having gone 58-64-4.
Key Arizona Diamondbacks Injuries
8/22/2019 Robbie Ray SP Back Expected to be out until at least Aug 29
8/17/2019 Yoshihisa Hirano RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 27
8/15/2019 Luke Weaver SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
8/12/2019 Taijuan Walker SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 2
6/27/2019 Steven Souza RF Knee Out for the season
3/11/2019 Silvino Bracho RP Elbow Out for the season
Key Milwaukee Brewers Injuries
8/17/2019 Jhoulys Chacin SP Lat Expected to be out until at least Sep 16
8/17/2019 Brandon Woodruff SP Oblique Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
8/15/2019 Brent Suter SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 30
8/6/2019 Jimmy Nelson SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 27
4/14/2019 Corey Knebel RP Elbow Out for the season
4/4/2019 Bobby Wahl RP Knee Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Diamondbacks have a 64-64 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Merrill Kelly has a 9-12 record with an earned run average of 4.63 and a WHIP of 1.32 this season. He has 114 strikeouts over his 142 innings pitched and he's given up 150 hits. He's allowed 9.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.63. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.46 and they have given up 445 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .250 against the bullpen and they've struck out 449 hitters and walked 184 batters. As a team, Arizona allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 4.42. The Diamondbacks pitchers collectively have given up 1,122 base hits and 567 earned runs. They have allowed 167 home runs this season, ranking them 19th in the league. Arizona as a pitching staff has walked 400 batters and struck out 1,106. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.32 and their FIP as a unit is 4.34.
As a team Arizona is hitting .258, good for 11th in the league. The Diamondbacks hold a .450 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .327, which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 8th in MLB with 9.0 hits per game. Eduardo Escobar is hitting .271 with an on-base percentage of .325. He has 135 hits this season in 498 at bats with 100 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .528 and an OPS+ of 115. Ketel Marte is hitting .319 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .381. He has totaled 155 hits and he has driven in 75 men in 486 at bats. His OPS+ is 141 while his slugging percentage is at .574. The Diamondbacks have 1,155 hits, including 229 doubles and 188 home runs. Arizona has walked 421 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,051 times as a unit. They have left 880 men on base and have a team OPS of .777. They score 5.2 runs per contest and have scored a total of 665 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Milwaukee has a 65-62 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.96, Jordan Lyles has a 7-8 record and a 1.42 WHIP. He has 108 strikeouts over the 103.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 103 hits. He's allowing 9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.94. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.75 and they have given up 462 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .236 against the Brewers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 558 batters and walked 232 opposing hitters. As a team, Milwaukee allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.1 batters per nine innings. They are 20th in the league in team earned run average at 4.75. The Brewers pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,113 base knocks and 603 earned runs this season. They have given up 183 home runs this year, which ranks 15th in Major League Baseball. Milwaukee as a staff has walked 462 hitters and struck out 1,154 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.38 while their FIP as a staff is 4.62.
As a team, they are batting .250, good for 19th in the league. The Brewers hold a .444 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .330, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 8.6 hits per contest. Lorenzo Cain comes into this matchup batting .254 with an OBP of .322. He has 117 hits this year along with 40 RBI in 461 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .360 with an OPS+ of 76. Christian Yelich is hitting .332 this season and he has an OBP of .424. He has collected 143 hits in 431 at bats while driving in 89 runs. He has an OPS+ of 180 and a slugging percentage of .689. The Brewers as a unit have 1,095 base hits, including 218 doubles and 203 homers. Milwaukee has walked 480 times this year and they have struck out on 1,202 occasions. They have had 920 men left on base and have an OPS of .774. They have scored 4.8 runs per game and totaled 610 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Diamondbacks/Brewers MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Diamondbacks (+152)
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