Los Angeles Dodgers at Arizona Diamondbacks MLB Picks Against the Spread 8/30/2019
Friday, August 30, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Tony Gonsolin vs. Zac Gallen
Chase Field is the venue where Eduardo Escobar and the Arizona Diamondbacks (67-66, 2nd in NL West) will play the Los Angeles Dodgers (88-47, 1st in NL West) on Friday. The line on this contest has the Dodgers priced at -130 and the Diamondbacks are at +120. The over/under opens at 9.5.
The Dodgers have been a very good play for wagerers, having gone 88-47-0 SU. The Diamondbacks are covering 50.4% of the time, going 67-66-0 straight up.
Valuable Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Dodgers have been a less than ideal Over play for O/U baseball wagerers, having gone 64-66-5.
The Dodgers are covering 55.4% of the time as the visitor, having gone 36-29-0 straight up.
Important Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Diamondbacks are covering 48.4% of the time at Chase Field, going 30-32-0 SU.
The Diamondbacks have been a less than ideal Over play for O/U baseball wagerers, having gone 63-63-7.
Key Los Angeles Dodgers Injuries
8/28/2019 Max Muncy 2B Wrist Probable for Aug 29
8/28/2019 Alex Verdugo CF Oblique Expected to be out until at least Sep 10
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 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 Probable for 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 88-47 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Tony Gonsolin has a 2-1 record with an earned run average of 2.74 and a WHIP of 0.91 this season. He has 17 strikeouts over his 23 innings pitched and he's given up 18 hits. He's allowed 7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.25. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.03 and they have given up 363 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .224 against the bullpen and they've struck out 435 hitters and walked 146 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. Cody Bellinger is hitting .310 with an on-base percentage of .407. He has 143 hits this season in 462 at bats with 100 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .649 and an OPS+ of 174. Max Muncy is hitting .255 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .373. He has totaled 112 hits and he has driven in 87 men in 439 at bats. His OPS+ is 135 while his slugging percentage is at .528. 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 2.56, Zac Gallen has a 2-4 record and a 1.35 WHIP. He has 68 strikeouts over the 56.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 46 hits. He's allowing 7.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.7. 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.Related: Jay Kornegay - Westgate Superbook Football Super Contest - Over 28 Million in Winnings Paid
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. Eduardo Escobar comes into this matchup batting .267 with an OBP of .320. He has 138 hits this year along with 103 RBI in 516 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .521 with an OPS+ of 111. Nick Ahmed is hitting .262 this season and he has an OBP of .323. He has collected 119 hits in 454 at bats while driving in 71 runs. He has an OPS+ of 96 and a slugging percentage of .449. 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?
Josh's Pick: Take the Diamondbacks (+120)
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