Miami Marlins at Arizona Diamondbacks MLB Betting Tips 9/18/2019
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Sandy Alcantara vs. Mike Leake
Eduardo Escobar and the Arizona Diamondbacks (77-74, 2nd in NL West) play the Miami Marlins (52-98, 5th in NL East) at Chase Field on Wednesday, September 18, 2019. The moneyline on this matchup has the Marlins priced at +160 and the Diamondbacks are at -170. The over/under is set at 9.
The Marlins have been a less than ideal bet for bettors, having gone 52-98-0 SU. The Diamondbacks are covering 51.0% of the time, going 77-74-0 straight up.
Valuable Miami Marlins Betting Trends
The Marlins have been a hot and cold Under option for over/under MLB bettors, having gone 71-70-9.
The Marlins are covering 31.9% of the time as the road team, having gone 23-49-0 straight up.
Important Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Diamondbacks are covering 52.0% of the time at Chase Field, going 38-35-0 SU.
The Diamondbacks have been a hot and cold Under option for over/under MLB bettors, having gone 69-73-9.
Key Miami Marlins Injuries
9/16/2019 Chad Wallach C Concussion Expected to be out until at least Sep 16
9/16/2019 Garrett Cooper 1B Knee Expected to be out until at least Sep 17
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
9/17/2019 Nick Ahmed SS Finger
9/17/2019 Archie Bradley RP Back
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 52-98 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Sandy Alcantara has a 5-13 record with an earned run average of 3.93 and a WHIP of 1.32 this season. He has 137 strikeouts over his 178.2 innings pitched and he's given up 158 hits. He's allowed 8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.51. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.10 and they have given up 488 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .249 against the bullpen and they've struck out 518 hitters and walked 244 batters. As a team, Miami allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 20th in the league in team earned run average at 4.72. The Marlins pitchers collectively have given up 1,220 base hits and 699 earned runs. They have allowed 221 home runs this season, ranking them 11th in the league. Miami as a pitching staff has walked 563 batters and struck out 1,281. They have walked 3.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.34 and their FIP as a unit is 4.90.
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 30th in baseball. They rank 28th 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 157 hits and he has driven in 78 men in 589 at bats. His OPS+ is 86 while his slugging percentage is at .416. The Marlins have 1,211 hits, including 234 doubles and 129 home runs. Miami has walked 368 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,362 times as a unit. They have left 956 men on base and have a team OPS of .665. They score 3.71 runs per contest and have scored a total of 556 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Arizona has a 77-74 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.39, Mike Leake has a 11-11 record and a 1.30 WHIP. He has 120 strikeouts over the 184.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 214 hits. He's allowing 10.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.15. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.34 and they have given up 514 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .247 against the Diamondbacks bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 519 batters and walked 219 opposing hitters. As a team, Arizona allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 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 1,298 base knocks and 648 earned runs this season. They have given up 203 home runs this year, which ranks 17th in Major League Baseball. Arizona as a staff has walked 479 hitters and struck out 1,303 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.31 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 .271 with an OBP of .322. He has 160 hits this year along with 114 RBI in 591 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .528 with an OPS+ of 114. Nick Ahmed is hitting .257 this season and he has an OBP of .319. He has collected 133 hits in 518 at bats while driving in 80 runs. He has an OPS+ of 93 and a slugging percentage of .438. The Diamondbacks as a unit have 1,324 base hits, including 264 doubles and 209 homers. Arizona has walked 492 times this year and they have struck out on 1,251 occasions. They have had 1,035 men left on base and have an OPS of .760. They have scored 4.99 runs per game and totaled 753 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Marlins/Diamondbacks MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Marlins (+160)
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