Miami Marlins at Arizona Diamondbacks MLB Betting Tips 9/17/2019
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Caleb Smith vs. Alex Young
Eduardo Escobar and the Arizona Diamondbacks (76-74, 2nd in NL West) play the Miami Marlins (52-97, 5th in NL East) at Chase Field on Tuesday, September 17, 2019. The moneyline on this contest has the Marlins coming in at +150 and the Diamondbacks are at -160. The over/under opens at 8.5.
The Marlins have been dicey for MLB wagerers, having gone 52-97-0 SU. Arizona is covering 50.7% of the time, going 76-74-0 straight up.
Valuable Miami Marlins Betting Trends
The Marlins have been a dicey Under choice for over/under bettors, having gone 70-70-9.
Miami is covering 32.4% of the time as the away team, having gone 23-48-0 straight up.
Important Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
Arizona is covering 51.4% of the time at Chase Field, going 37-35-0 SU.
The Diamondbacks have been a dicey Under choice for over/under bettors, having gone 68-73-9.
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Key Miami Marlins Injuries
9/16/2019 Chad Wallach C Concussion Expected to be out until at least Sep 16
9/15/2019 Garrett Cooper 1B Knee Probable for Sep 16
9/15/2019 Jordan Yamamoto SP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 20
9/14/2019 JT Riddle CF Forearm Out for the season
9/11/2019 Austin Brice RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 20
9/9/2019 Cesar Puello CF Hip Expected to be out until at least Sep 25
9/5/2019 Julian Fernandez RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 20
9/3/2019 Brian Anderson 3B Finger Out for the season
8/8/2019 Drew Steckenrider RP Elbow Out for the season
Key Arizona Diamondbacks Injuries
9/12/2019 Robbie Ray SP Finger Probable for Sep 16
9/11/2019 Taijuan Walker SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 26
9/10/2019 Luke Weaver SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 18
8/27/2019 David Peralta LF Shoulder Out for the season
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 Marlins have a 52-97 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Caleb Smith has a 8-10 record with an earned run average of 4.13 and a WHIP of 1.14 this season. He has 160 strikeouts over his 139.1 innings pitched and he's given up 108 hits. He's allowed 7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.83. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.05 and they have given up 484 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .249 against the bullpen and they've struck out 516 hitters and walked 241 batters. As a team, Miami allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 20th in the league in team earned run average at 4.71. The Marlins pitchers collectively have given up 1,211 base hits and 692 earned runs. They have allowed 220 home runs this season, ranking them 11th in the league. Miami as a pitching staff has walked 560 batters and struck out 1,272. They have walked 3.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.34 and their FIP as a unit is 4.91.
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As a team Miami is hitting .239, good for 29th in the league. The Marlins hold a .367 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .297, which is good for 29th in baseball. They rank 29th in MLB with 8.1 hits per game. Garrett Cooper is hitting .281 with an on-base percentage of .344. He has 107 hits this season in 381 at bats with 50 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .446 and an OPS+ of 108. Starlin Castro is hitting .267 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .295. He has totaled 156 hits and he has driven in 78 men in 585 at bats. His OPS+ is 86 while his slugging percentage is at .417. The Marlins have 1,203 hits, including 234 doubles and 128 home runs. Miami has walked 363 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,354 times as a unit. They have left 950 men on base and have a team OPS of .665. They score 3.7 runs per contest and have scored a total of 551 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Arizona has a 76-74 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.38, Alex Young has a 7-4 record and a 1.11 WHIP. He has 61 strikeouts over the 69.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 56 hits. He's allowing 7.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.52. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.31 and they have given up 507 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .246 against the Diamondbacks bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 518 batters and walked 218 opposing hitters. As a team, Arizona allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 4.3. The Diamondbacks pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,289 base knocks and 644 earned runs this season. They have given up 202 home runs this year, which ranks 17th in Major League Baseball. Arizona as a staff has walked 474 hitters and struck out 1,295 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.31 while their FIP as a staff is 4.42.
As a team, they are batting .253, good for 14th in the league. The Diamondbacks hold a .437 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .323, which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 8.8 hits per contest. Eduardo Escobar comes into this matchup batting .269 with an OBP of .319. He has 158 hits this year along with 113 RBI in 588 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .522 with an OPS+ of 112. Nick Ahmed is hitting .258 this season and he has an OBP of .321. He has collected 133 hits in 515 at bats while driving in 80 runs. He has an OPS+ of 94 and a slugging percentage of .441. The Diamondbacks as a unit have 1,315 base hits, including 262 doubles and 208 homers. Arizona has walked 489 times this year and they have struck out on 1,243 occasions. They have had 1,028 men left on base and have an OPS of .760. They have scored 4.97 runs per game and totaled 746 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Marlins/Diamondbacks MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Marlins (+150)
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