Arizona Diamondbacks vs Los Angeles Angels Prediction, 9/17/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Arizona Diamondbacks vs Los Angeles Angels
Date: Thursday, September 17, 2020
Location: Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Diamondbacks (+143) Angels (-155)
Kole Calhoun and the Arizona Diamondbacks (18-31, 5th in NL West) are headed to Angel Stadium on Thursday where they'll take on the Los Angeles Angels (20-29, 4th in AL West). The line on this game has the Diamondbacks coming in at +143 and the Angels are at -155. The total has been set at 9.5. The men taking the mound will be Alex Young and Griffin Canning.
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
9/15/2020 Parker Markel RP Undisclosed Out for the season
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 18-31 overall record this season. Young has thrown 121 innings and has earned 103 punchouts so far in his pro baseball career. His earned run average is 3.86 (52 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.220. He has allowed 109 base knocks (8.1 hits per nine innings) with 39 free passes. Young (9-8 career win-loss mark) has a FIP of 5.16 while he has gone up against 514 opposing batters in the majors. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.84 and they have given up 179 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .215 against the bullpen and they've struck out 191 hitters and walked 106 batters. As a team, Arizona allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.2 batters per nine innings. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 5.07. The Diamondbacks pitchers collectively have given up 418 base hits and 240 earned runs. They have allowed 83 home runs this season, ranking them 2nd in the league. Arizona as a pitching staff has walked 210 batters and struck out 434. They have walked 4.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.47 and their FIP as a unit is 5.32.
As a team Arizona is hitting .230, good for 23rd in the league. The Diamondbacks hold a .373 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .303, which is good for 28th in baseball. They rank 20th in MLB with 7.7 hits per game. Kole Calhoun is hitting .209 with an on-base percentage of .333. He has 32 hits this season in 153 at bats with 29 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .477 and an OPS+ of 114. David Peralta is hitting .286 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .330. He has totaled 48 hits and he has driven in 28 men in 168 at bats. His OPS+ is 97 while his slugging percentage is at .411. The Diamondbacks have 375 hits, including 87 doubles and 44 home runs. Arizona has walked 149 times so far this season and they have struck out 382 times as a unit. They have left 324 men on base and have a team OPS of .676. They score 4.16 runs per contest and have scored a total of 204 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 20-29 overall mark this year. Canning (5-9 career win-loss record) has earned a 4.59 ERA while giving up 8.4 hits per 9 innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.93 and he has gone up against 576 opposing batters during his career. During his career, Canning has surrendered 126 hits and he has 135 K's in 135 innings. He has conceded 69 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.272 and having a FIP of 4.5. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.93 and they have given up 184 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .212 against the Angels bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 204 batters and walked 80 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 5.16. The Angels pitchers as a team have surrendered 408 base knocks and 246 earned runs this season. They have given up 60 home runs this year, which ranks 15th in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 165 hitters and struck out 418 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.34 while their FIP as a staff is 4.36.
As a team, they are batting .242, good for 20th in the league. The Angels hold a .422 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .332, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.1 hits per contest. Anthony Rendon comes into this matchup batting .286 with an OBP of .427. He has 44 hits this year along with 26 RBI in 154 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .506 with an OPS+ of 154. David Fletcher is hitting .308 this season and he has an OBP of .371. He has collected 49 hits in 159 at bats while driving in 14 runs. He has an OPS+ of 118 and a slugging percentage of .428. The Angels as a unit have 398 base hits, including 78 doubles and 69 homers. Los Angeles has walked 208 times this year and they have struck out on 403 occasions. They have had 352 men left on base and have an OPS of .754. They have scored 4.92 runs per game and totaled 241 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Diamondbacks/Angels MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Angels (-155)
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Get all of Today's MLB Picks
Get all of Today's Guaranteed Expert MLB Picks