Arizona Diamondbacks vs Los Angeles Angels Prediction, 9/16/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Arizona Diamondbacks vs Los Angeles Angels
Date: Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Location: Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Diamondbacks (+179) Angels (-195)
David Fletcher and the Los Angeles Angels (20-28, 4th in AL West) play the Arizona Diamondbacks (17-31, 5th in NL West) at Angel Stadium on Wednesday. The line on this game has the Diamondbacks priced at +179 and the Angels are at -195. The total opens at 9. The pitchers taking the mound will be Caleb Smith and Dylan Bundy.
Key Arizona Diamondbacks Injuries
9/9/2020 Ketel Marte 2B Wrist Expected to be out until at least Sep 22
9/9/2020 Merrill Kelly SP Shoulder Out for the season
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 Probable for 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. Smith (15-18 career record) sits with a FIP of 4.90 while facing 1,085 opposing hitters in the major leagues. His ERA is 4.62 (131 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.270. He has surrendered 214 hits (7.5 hits per 9 innings) and has had 110 free passes. Smith has pitched in 255 innings and has accounted for 280 K's in his career. 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 5.30.
As a team Arizona is hitting .229, good for 24th 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. David Peralta is hitting .280 with an on-base percentage of .326. He has 46 hits this season in 164 at bats with 27 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .390 and an OPS+ of 91. Kole Calhoun is hitting .196 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .326. He has totaled 29 hits and he has driven in 24 men in 148 at bats. His OPS+ is 101 while his slugging percentage is at .432. 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. During his pro baseball career, Bundy has surrendered 651 hits while tallying 669 K's in 673 innings pitched. He has surrendered 335 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.293 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.6. His SO/W ratio is 3.05 and he has gone up against 2,857 batters during his MLB career. Bundy (43-47 win-loss record in his career) has a 4.48 ERA while allowing 8.7 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 23rd 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. David Fletcher comes into this matchup batting .299 with an OBP of .364. He has 46 hits this year along with 13 RBI in 154 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .416 with an OPS+ of 113. Anthony Rendon is hitting .289 this season and he has an OBP of .433. He has collected 43 hits in 149 at bats while driving in 25 runs. He has an OPS+ of 157 and a slugging percentage of .510. 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 (+179)
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