Arizona Diamondbacks at Milwaukee Brewers MLB Picks & Predictions 8/24/2019
Saturday, August 24, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Zac Gallen vs. Chase Anderson
Ketel Marte and the Arizona Diamondbacks (64-64, 2nd in NL West) are headed to Miller Park on Saturday where they'll take on the Milwaukee Brewers (65-62, 3rd in NL Central). The odds on this contest have the Diamondbacks priced at +103 and the Brewers are at -113. The O/U has been set at 9.5.
The Diamondbacks have been an inconsistent bet for wagerers, having gone 64-64-0 SU. Milwaukee covers 51.2% of the time, going 65-62-0 straight up.
Valuable Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Diamondbacks have been a good Over option for O/U MLB wagerers, having gone 62-59-7.
Arizona covers 51.5% of the time on the road, having gone 34-32-0 straight up.
Important Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
Milwaukee covers 58.1% of the time at Miller Park, going 36-26-0 SU.
The Brewers have been an inconsistent Over option for O/U MLB wagerers, having gone 58-65-4.
Key Arizona Diamondbacks Injuries
8/22/2019 Robbie Ray SP Back Expected to be out until at least Aug 27
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 Zac Gallen has a 2-3 record with an earned run average of 2.45 and a WHIP of 1.33 this season. He has 60 strikeouts over his 51.1 innings pitched and he's given up 40 hits. He's allowed 7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.39. 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 8.7 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 1,121 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. Ketel Marte is hitting .319 with an on-base percentage of .381. He has 155 hits this season in 486 at bats with 75 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .574 and an OPS+ of 142. Eduardo Escobar is hitting .271 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .325. He has totaled 135 hits and he has driven in 100 men in 498 at bats. His OPS+ is 115 while his slugging percentage is at .528. 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 4.54, Chase Anderson has a 5-3 record and a 1.28 WHIP. He has 99 strikeouts over the 107 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 99 hits. He's allowing 8.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.81. 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 21st 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. Christian Yelich comes into this matchup batting .332 with an OBP of .424. He has 143 hits this year along with 89 RBI in 431 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .689 with an OPS+ of 180. Lorenzo Cain is hitting .254 this season and he has an OBP of .322. He has collected 117 hits in 461 at bats while driving in 40 runs. He has an OPS+ of 76 and a slugging percentage of .360. 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 (+103)
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