Los Angeles Dodgers at Arizona Diamondbacks MLB Betting Tips 8/29/2019
Thursday, August 29, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Hyun-Jin Ryu vs. Merrill Kelly
Chase Field is the venue where Nick Ahmed and the Arizona Diamondbacks (67-66, 2nd in NL West) will take on the Los Angeles Dodgers (87-47, 1st in NL West) on Thursday. The Dodgers open this game at -190 while the Diamondbacks are priced at +178. The total is set at 9.
The Dodgers have been a great play for MLB wagerers, having gone 87-47-0 SU. The Diamondbacks cover 50.4% of the time, going 67-66-0 straight up.
Valuable Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Dodgers have been a dicey Over play for over/under bettors, having gone 63-66-5.
Los Angeles is covering 54.7% of the time as a visitor, having gone 35-29-0 straight up.
Important Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
Arizona is covering 48.4% of the time at Chase Field, going 30-32-0 SU.
The Diamondbacks have been a dicey Over play for over/under bettors, having gone 63-63-7.
Key Los Angeles Dodgers Injuries
8/28/2019 Casey Sadler RP Back Probable for Aug 28
8/23/2019 Scott Alexander RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/23/2019 Tyler White 1B Upper Body Expected to be out until at least Sep 2
8/21/2019 Alex Verdugo CF Oblique Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/21/2019 Dylan Floro RP Chest Expected to be out until at least Aug 31
8/20/2019 Kristopher Negron CF Neck Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/18/2019 Ross Stripling RP Biceps Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/4/2019 David Freese 1B Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
7/14/2019 Rich Hill SP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 2
Key Arizona Diamondbacks Injuries
8/28/2019 Ketel Marte CF Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Aug 29
8/27/2019 David Peralta LF Shoulder Out for the season
8/27/2019 Yoshihisa Hirano RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 6
8/26/2019 Taijuan Walker SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 13
8/15/2019 Luke Weaver SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
6/27/2019 Steven Souza RF Knee Out for the season
3/11/2019 Silvino Bracho RP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Dodgers have a 87-47 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu has a 12-4 record with an earned run average of 2.00 and a WHIP of 0.98 this season. He has 133 strikeouts over his 152.2 innings pitched and he's given up 131 hits. He's allowed 7.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.17. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.04 and they have given up 360 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .225 against the bullpen and they've struck out 428 hitters and walked 144 batters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 7.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.3 batters per nine innings. They are 1st in the league in team earned run average at 3.33. The Dodgers pitchers collectively have given up 1,006 base hits and 441 earned runs. They have allowed 155 home runs this season, ranking them 29th in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 307 batters and struck out 1,233. They have walked 2.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.10 and their FIP as a unit is 3.73.
As a team Los Angeles is hitting .259, good for 9th in the league. The Dodgers hold a .475 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .341, which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 8.8 hits per game. Max Muncy is hitting .255 with an on-base percentage of .373. He has 112 hits this season in 439 at bats with 87 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .528 and an OPS+ of 135. Cody Bellinger is hitting .310 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .407. He has totaled 143 hits and he has driven in 100 men in 462 at bats. His OPS+ is 174 while his slugging percentage is at .649. The Dodgers have 1,177 hits, including 250 doubles and 231 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 518 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,109 times as a unit. They have left 956 men on base and have a team OPS of .815. They score 5.46 runs per contest and have scored a total of 731 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Arizona has a 67-66 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.86, Merrill Kelly has a 9-13 record and a 1.37 WHIP. He has 119 strikeouts over the 146.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 158 hits. He's allowing 9.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.77. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.39 and they have given up 458 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .249 against the Diamondbacks bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 467 batters and walked 194 opposing hitters. 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 4.38. The Diamondbacks pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,160 base knocks and 582 earned runs this season. They have given up 172 home runs this year, which ranks 20th in Major League Baseball. Arizona as a staff has walked 423 hitters and struck out 1,149 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.32 while their FIP as a staff is 4.34.
As a team, they are batting .256, good for 11th in the league. The Diamondbacks hold a .445 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325, which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 9th in MLB with 8.9 hits per contest. Nick Ahmed comes into this matchup batting .262 with an OBP of .323. He has 119 hits this year along with 71 RBI in 454 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .449 with an OPS+ of 96. Eduardo Escobar is hitting .267 this season and he has an OBP of .320. He has collected 138 hits in 516 at bats while driving in 103 runs. He has an OPS+ of 111 and a slugging percentage of .521. The Diamondbacks as a unit have 1,188 base hits, including 233 doubles and 192 homers. Arizona has walked 437 times this year and they have struck out on 1,091 occasions. They have had 914 men left on base and have an OPS of .770. They have scored 5.11 runs per game and totaled 680 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Dodgers/Diamondbacks MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Dodgers (-190)
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