Arizona Diamondbacks at San Diego Padres MLB Picks & Predictions 5/22/2019
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Merrill Kelly vs. Eric Lauer
Adam Jones and the Arizona Diamondbacks (25-23, 2nd in NL West) travel to Petco Park on Wednesday where they'll meet the San Diego Padres (24-24, 3rd in NL West). The Padres open this contest at -137 while the Diamondbacks are coming in at +127. The total has been set at 8.5.
The Diamondbacks have been a decent option for baseball wagerers, having gone 25-23-0 SU. The Padres are covering 50.0% of the time, going 24-24-0 straight up. The Padres have been hot and cold for Vegas as the favorite, going 12-11-0 SU. Arizona has went 17-16-0 straight up as the underdog, so they are covering 51.5% of the time.
Valuable Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Diamondbacks have been a decent Over bet for O/U bettors, having gone 24-22-2.
The Diamondbacks are covering 58.3% of the time as the road team, having gone 14-10-0 straight up.
Important San Diego Padres Betting Trends
San Diego is covering 46.2% of the time at Petco Park, going 12-14-0 SU.
The Padres have been an inconsistent Over bet for O/U bettors, having gone 22-24-2.
Key Arizona Diamondbacks Injuries
05/20/19 P Zack Greinke Abdominal is upgraded to probable for next scheduled start Tuesday vs San Diego Padres
04/05/19 3B Jake Lamb Quad 10-day IL (04/04)
03/27/19 RF Steven Souza Jr. ACL 10-day IL (03/26); 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 San Diego Padres Injuries
05/11/19 C Francisco Mejia Knee 10-day IL (05/11)
05/06/19 P Trey Wingenter Shoulder 10-day IL (05/05)
05/04/19 P Brett Kennedy Shoulder 60-day IL (05/04)
04/30/19 SS Fernando Tatis Jr. Hamstring 10-day IL (04/29)
04/24/19 LF Jose Pirela Oblique 10-day IL (04/21)
04/09/19 P Aaron Loup Elbow 10-day IL (04/08)
04/09/19 CF Franchy Cordero Elbow 10-day IL (04/08)
04/03/19 P Jacob Nix Elbow 60-day IL (04/02)
03/25/19 P Dinelson Lamet Elbow 60-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 P Garrett Richards Elbow is out for season
03/25/19 P Jose Castillo Hip 60-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 P Miguel Diaz Knee 60-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 CF Travis Jankowski Wrist 60-day IL (03/27)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Diamondbacks have a 25-23 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Merrill Kelly has a 4-4 record with an earned run average of 4.21 and a WHIP of 1.42 this season. He has 40 strikeouts over his 51.1 innings pitched and he's given up 55 hits. He's allowed 9.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.67. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.55 and they have given up 169 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .253 against the bullpen and they've struck out 176 hitters and walked 69 batters. As a team, Arizona allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 9 batters per nine innings. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 4.14. The Diamondbacks pitchers collectively have given up 414 base hits and 202 earned runs. They have allowed 60 home runs this season, ranking them 15th in the league. Arizona as a pitching staff has walked 156 batters and struck out 439. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.30 and their FIP as a unit is 4.08.
As a team Arizona is hitting .255, good for 8th in the league. The Diamondbacks hold a .450 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322, which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 3rd in MLB with 9.0 hits per game. Adam Jones is hitting .277 with an on-base percentage of .337. He has 49 hits this season in 177 at bats with 28 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .497 and an OPS+ of 116. David Peralta is hitting .312 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .361. He has totaled 59 hits and he has driven in 30 men in 189 at bats. His OPS+ is 131 while his slugging percentage is at .529. The Diamondbacks have 433 hits, including 109 doubles and 67 home runs. Arizona has walked 153 times so far this season and they have struck out 433 times as a unit. They have left 337 men on base and have a team OPS of .772. They score 5.04 runs per contest and have scored a total of 242 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
San Diego has a 24-24 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.24, Eric Lauer has a 2-4 record and a 1.42 WHIP. He has 38 strikeouts over the 46.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 52 hits. He's allowing 10.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.32. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.10 and they have given up 149 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .226 against the Padres bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 199 batters and walked 61 opposing hitters. As a team, San Diego allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 9 batters per nine innings. They are 10th in the league in team earned run average at 3.94. The Padres pitchers as a team have surrendered 393 base knocks and 187 earned runs this season. They have given up 59 home runs this year, which ranks 17th in Major League Baseball. San Diego as a staff has walked 129 hitters and struck out 426 batters. They give up a walk 2.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.22 while their FIP as a staff is 3.94.
As a team, they are batting .227, good for 24th in the league. The Padres hold a .404 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .285, which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 7.4 hits per contest. Manny Machado comes into this matchup batting .263 with an OBP of .343. He has 46 hits this year along with 24 RBI in 175 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .451 with an OPS+ of 117. Eric Hosmer is hitting .278 this season and he has an OBP of .332. He has collected 50 hits in 180 at bats while driving in 24 runs. He has an OPS+ of 108 and a slugging percentage of .428. The Padres as a unit have 355 base hits, including 66 doubles and 68 homers. San Diego has walked 118 times this year and they have struck out on 472 occasions. They have had 262 men left on base and have an OPS of .689. They have scored 3.75 runs per game and totaled 180 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Diamondbacks/Padres MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Diamondbacks +127
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