Arizona Diamondbacks vs Los Angeles Angels Prediction, 9/15/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Arizona Diamondbacks vs Los Angeles Angels
Date: Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Location: Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Diamondbacks (+112) Angels (-122)
Angel Stadium is the site where Anthony Rendon and the Los Angeles Angels (20-28, 4th in AL West) will play the Arizona Diamondbacks (17-31, 5th in NL West) on Tuesday. The Angels open this matchup at -122 while the Diamondbacks are priced at +112. The total has been set at 9.5. The expected starting pitchers will be Madison Bumgarner and Julio Teheran.
Key Arizona Diamondbacks Injuries
9/9/2020 Merrill Kelly SP Shoulder Out for the season
9/9/2020 Ketel Marte 2B Wrist Expected to be out until at least Sep 22
9/1/2020 Jeremy Beasley RP Shoulder Out for the season
8/29/2020 Corbin Martin SP Elbow Out for the season
6/29/2020 Silvino Bracho RP Elbow Out for the season
Key Los Angeles Angels Injuries
9/10/2020 Parker Markel RP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
9/8/2020 Franklin Barreto 2B Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 18
7/23/2020 Justin Anderson RP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Diamondbacks have a 17-31 overall record this season. Bumgarner has taken the hill for 1,872 frames and has totaled 1,811 punchouts in his career. His ERA is 3.19 (664 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.117. He has allowed 1,652 base hits (7.9 hits per 9 innings) and has 439 walks. Bumgarner (119-96 mark in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 3.48 and he has faced 7,631 opposing batters in the majors. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.94 and they have given up 179 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .219 against the bullpen and they've struck out 189 hitters and walked 105 batters. As a team, Arizona allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.3 batters per nine innings. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 5. The Diamondbacks pitchers collectively have given up 405 base hits and 232 earned runs. They have allowed 81 home runs this season, ranking them 2nd in the league. Arizona as a pitching staff has walked 208 batters and struck out 430. They have walked 4.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.47 and their FIP as a unit is 5.31.
As a team Arizona is hitting .229, good for 23rd in the league. The Diamondbacks hold a .364 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .303, which is good for 28th in baseball. They rank 20th in MLB with 7.6 hits per game. Kole Calhoun is hitting .196 with an on-base percentage of .326. He has 29 hits this season in 148 at bats with 24 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .432 and an OPS+ of 101. David Peralta is hitting .280 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .326. He has totaled 46 hits and he has driven in 27 men in 164 at bats. His OPS+ is 91 while his slugging percentage is at .390. The Diamondbacks have 364 hits, including 84 doubles and 39 home runs. Arizona has walked 147 times so far this season and they have struck out 375 times as a unit. They have left 320 men on base and have a team OPS of .666. They score 4.06 runs per contest and have scored a total of 195 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 20-28 overall mark this year. So far in his pro baseball career, Teheran has allowed 1,221 hits while tallying 1,201 K's in 1,387 innings. He has surrendered a total of 579 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.218 and having a FIP of 4.3. His SO/W ratio is 2.56 and he has gone up against 5,783 opposing hitters in his MLB career. Teheran (77-76 mark in his career) has a 3.76 ERA while allowing 7.9 hits per nine innings. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.87 and they have given up 176 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .211 against the Angels bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 197 batters and walked 79 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 5.07. The Angels pitchers as a team have surrendered 397 base knocks and 237 earned runs this season. They have given up 55 home runs this year, which ranks 20th in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 163 hitters and struck out 411 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.33 while their FIP as a staff is 4.25.
As a team, they are batting .239, good for 20th in the league. The Angels hold a .416 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .331, which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 8.0 hits per contest. Anthony Rendon comes into this matchup batting .289 with an OBP of .433. He has 43 hits this year along with 25 RBI in 149 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .510 with an OPS+ of 158. David Fletcher is hitting .299 this season and he has an OBP of .364. He has collected 46 hits in 154 at bats while driving in 13 runs. He has an OPS+ of 113 and a slugging percentage of .416. The Angels as a unit have 385 base hits, including 72 doubles and 67 homers. Los Angeles has walked 206 times this year and they have struck out on 399 occasions. They have had 346 men left on base and have an OPS of .747. They have scored 4.85 runs per game and totaled 233 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Diamondbacks/Angels MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Diamondbacks (+112)
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