Los Angeles Dodgers at Arizona Diamondbacks MLB Picks Against the Spread 8/31/2019
Saturday, August 31, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Clayton Kershaw vs. Robbie Ray
Nick Ahmed and the Arizona Diamondbacks (68-66, 2nd in NL West) play the Los Angeles Dodgers (88-48, 1st in NL West) at Chase Field on Saturday, August 31, 2019. The Diamondbacks open this contest at +135 while the Dodgers are priced at -145. The O/U opens at 8.5.
The Dodgers have been great for baseball bettors, having gone 88-48-0 SU. The Diamondbacks cover 50.7% of the time, going 68-66-0 straight up.
Valuable Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Dodgers have been a solid Over play for O/U bettors, having gone 65-66-5.
Los Angeles is covering 54.5% of the time as the away team, having gone 36-30-0 straight up.
Important Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Diamondbacks cover 49.2% of the time at Chase Field, going 31-32-0 SU.
The Diamondbacks have been a solid Over play for O/U bettors, having gone 64-63-7.
Key Los Angeles Dodgers Injuries
8/29/2019 Max Muncy 2B Wrist Expected to be out until at least Sep 2
8/29/2019 Tom Koehler SP Shoulder Out for the season
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
8/27/2019 Yoshihisa Hirano RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 6
8/27/2019 David Peralta LF Shoulder Out for the season
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 88-48 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw has a 13-3 record with an earned run average of 2.76 and a WHIP of 1.00 this season. He has 159 strikeouts over his 150 innings pitched and he's given up 119 hits. He's allowed 7.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.57. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.08 and they have given up 369 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .226 against the bullpen and they've struck out 437 hitters and walked 147 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 3.39. The Dodgers pitchers collectively have given up 1,027 base hits and 456 earned runs. They have allowed 157 home runs this season, ranking them 28th in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 314 batters and struck out 1,249. They have walked 2.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.11 and their FIP as a unit is 3.75.
As a team Los Angeles is hitting .259, good for 9th in the league. The Dodgers hold a .473 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .341, which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 8.8 hits per game. Justin Turner is hitting .295 with an on-base percentage of .374. He has 131 hits this season in 444 at bats with 64 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .518 and an OPS+ of 133. Cody Bellinger is hitting .308 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .411. He has totaled 145 hits and he has driven in 100 men in 471 at bats. His OPS+ is 174 while his slugging percentage is at .645. The Dodgers have 1,193 hits, including 255 doubles and 232 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 532 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,127 times as a unit. They have left 975 men on base and have a team OPS of .814. They score 5.46 runs per contest and have scored a total of 742 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Arizona has a 68-66 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.86, Robbie Ray has a 11-7 record and a 1.29 WHIP. He has 193 strikeouts over the 147 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 122 hits. He's allowing 7.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.05. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.38 and they have given up 462 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .248 against the Diamondbacks bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 470 batters and walked 196 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 1,167 base knocks and 587 earned runs this season. They have given up 173 home runs this year, which ranks 20th in Major League Baseball. Arizona as a staff has walked 429 hitters and struck out 1,156 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 4.35.Related: Jay Kornegay - Westgate Superbook Football Super Contest - Over 28 Million in Winnings Paid
As a team, they are batting .257, good for 10th in the league. The Diamondbacks hold a .446 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .326, which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 8th in MLB with 9.0 hits per contest. Nick Ahmed comes into this matchup batting .261 with an OBP of .321. He has 121 hits this year along with 73 RBI in 463 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .447 with an OPS+ of 95. Eduardo Escobar is hitting .267 this season and he has an OBP of .320. He has collected 140 hits in 525 at bats while driving in 106 runs. He has an OPS+ of 111 and a slugging percentage of .522. The Diamondbacks as a unit have 1,204 base hits, including 238 doubles and 193 homers. Arizona has walked 439 times this year and they have struck out on 1,097 occasions. They have had 922 men left on base and have an OPS of .772. They have scored 5.16 runs per game and totaled 691 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Dodgers/Diamondbacks MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Diamondbacks (+135)
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