Arizona Diamondbacks vs Los Angeles Dodgers Prediction, 9/2/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Arizona Diamondbacks vs Los Angeles Dodgers
Date: Wednesday, September 2, 2020
Location: Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Diamondbacks (+190) Dodgers (-220)
Dodger Stadium is the site where Cody Bellinger and the Los Angeles Dodgers (26-10, 1st in NL West) will take on the Arizona Diamondbacks (14-21, 5th in NL West) on Wednesday. The moneyline on this game has the Diamondbacks coming in at +190 and the Dodgers are at -220. The O/U has been set at 9.5. The pitchers who are expected to start are Zac Gallen and Clayton Kershaw.
Key Arizona Diamondbacks Injuries
8/31/2020 Madison Bumgarner SP Back Expected to be out until at least Sep 3
8/29/2020 Corbin Martin SP Elbow Out for the season
8/28/2020 Merrill Kelly SP Shoulder Out for the season
8/16/2020 Jeremy Beasley RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
6/29/2020 Silvino Bracho RP Elbow Out for the season
Key Los Angeles Dodgers Injuries
8/30/2020 Pedro Baez RP Groin Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
8/30/2020 Walker Buehler SP Hand Expected to be out until at least Sep 3
8/29/2020 Justin Turner 3B Hamstring Probable for Sep 1
8/27/2020 Edwin Rios 1B Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/26/2020 Joe Kelly RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 12
8/25/2020 Alex Wood SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/22/2020 Edwin Uceta RP Not Injury Related Suspended until Sep 17
8/12/2020 Zach Reks LF Undisclosed Probable for Sep 1
7/21/2020 Jimmy Nelson SP Back Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Diamondbacks have a 14-21 overall record this season. Gallen (4-6 win-loss mark in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 3.70 and he has faced 504 batters in the major leagues. His earned run average is 2.56 (35 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.154. He has surrendered 93 base knocks (6.8 hits per 9 innings) and has 49 walks. Gallen has taken the ball for 123 innings and is sitting with 143 strikeouts during his pro baseball career. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.23 and they have given up 131 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .224 against the bullpen and they've struck out 140 hitters and walked 70 batters. As a team, Arizona allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.8 batters per nine innings. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 5.17. The Diamondbacks pitchers collectively have given up 295 base hits and 174 earned runs. They have allowed 63 home runs this season, ranking them 1st in the league. Arizona as a pitching staff has walked 142 batters and struck out 331. They have walked 4.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.44 and their FIP as a unit is 5.24.
As a team Arizona is hitting .237, good for 20th in the league. The Diamondbacks hold a .373 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .311, which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 17th in MLB with 7.9 hits per game. Starling Marte is hitting .311 with an on-base percentage of .384. He has 38 hits this season in 122 at bats with 14 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .443 and an OPS+ of 123. Nick Ahmed is hitting .242 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .300. He has totaled 29 hits and he has driven in 17 men in 120 at bats. His OPS+ is 79 while his slugging percentage is at .367. The Diamondbacks have 275 hits, including 65 doubles and 28 home runs. Arizona has walked 106 times so far this season and they have struck out 262 times as a unit. They have left 231 men on base and have a team OPS of .684. They score 4.23 runs per contest and have scored a total of 148 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 26-10 overall mark this year. Thus far in his career, Kershaw has allowed 1,734 hits while he has accumulated 2,497 K's in 2,304 innings pitched. He has conceded 623 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.005 and having a FIP of 2.8. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 4.30 and he has gone up against 9,070 opposing hitters thus far in his career. Kershaw (173-75 career win-loss record) has a 2.43 earned run average while giving up 6.8 hits per 9 innings. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.04 and they have given up 102 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .173 against the Dodgers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 147 batters and walked 47 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 6.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.5 batters per nine innings. They are 1st in the league in team earned run average at 2.76. The Dodgers pitchers as a team have surrendered 248 base knocks and 99 earned runs this season. They have given up 40 home runs this year, which ranks 24th in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 98 hitters and struck out 303 batters. They give up a walk 2.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.07 while their FIP as a staff is 3.88.
As a team, they are batting .251, good for 12th in the league. The Dodgers hold a .471 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .334, which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 8.5 hits per contest. Cody Bellinger comes into this matchup batting .225 with an OBP of .305. He has 31 hits this year along with 22 RBI in 138 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .478 with an OPS+ of 111. Mookie Betts is hitting .298 this season and he has an OBP of .380. He has collected 39 hits in 131 at bats while driving in 26 runs. He has an OPS+ of 166 and a slugging percentage of .611. The Dodgers as a unit have 306 base hits, including 59 doubles and 68 homers. Los Angeles has walked 134 times this year and they have struck out on 288 occasions. They have had 234 men left on base and have an OPS of .805. They have scored 5.67 runs per game and totaled 204 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Diamondbacks/Dodgers MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Diamondbacks (+190)
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