Los Angeles Dodgers vs Arizona Diamondbacks Prediction, 9/10/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Dodgers vs Arizona Diamondbacks
Date: Thursday, September 10, 2020
Location: Chase Field in Phoenix, AZ
Odds/Point Spread: Dodgers (-191) Diamondbacks (+175)
Chase Field is the venue where Ketel Marte and the Arizona Diamondbacks (15-28, 5th in NL West) will take on the Los Angeles Dodgers (31-12, 1st in NL West) on Thursday. The moneyline on this contest has the Dodgers coming in at -191 and the Diamondbacks are at +175. The O/U is set at 9.5. The pitchers taking the mound will be Dustin May and Madison Bumgarner.
Key Los Angeles Dodgers Injuries
9/9/2020 Walker Buehler SP Finger Expected to be out until at least Sep 14
9/6/2020 Justin Turner 3B Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Sep 12
9/1/2020 Zach Reks LF Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Sep 10
9/1/2020 Pedro Baez RP Groin Expected to be out until at least Sep 10
8/26/2020 Joe Kelly RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 12
8/22/2020 Edwin Uceta RP Not Injury Related Suspended until Sep 17
7/21/2020 Jimmy Nelson SP Back Out for the season
Key Arizona Diamondbacks Injuries
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
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Dodgers have a 31-12 overall record this season. May (3-4 career mark) has earned a FIP of 3.79 while he has faced 305 batters in the major leagues. His earned run average is 3.27 (27 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.116. He has given up 68 hits (8.2 hits per 9 innings) and has had 15 free passes. May has taken the ball for 74 frames and is sitting with 60 strikeouts during his career. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.55 and they have given up 130 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .180 against the bullpen and they've struck out 175 hitters and walked 59 batters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 6.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 2.93. The Dodgers pitchers collectively have given up 298 base hits and 126 earned runs. They have allowed 52 home runs this season, ranking them 18th in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 116 batters and struck out 371. They have walked 2.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.07 and their FIP as a unit is 4.03.
As a team Los Angeles is hitting .253, good for 13th in the league. The Dodgers hold a .472 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .337, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Max Muncy is hitting .201 with an on-base percentage of .339. He has 30 hits this season in 149 at bats with 21 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .423 and an OPS+ of 106. Corey Seager is hitting .322 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .375. He has totaled 47 hits and he has driven in 31 men in 146 at bats. His OPS+ is 164 while his slugging percentage is at .616. The Dodgers have 369 hits, including 70 doubles and 81 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 168 times so far this season and they have struck out 338 times as a unit. They have left 286 men on base and have a team OPS of .809. They score 5.72 runs per contest and have scored a total of 246 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Arizona has a 15-28 overall mark this year. In his career, Bumgarner has conceded 1,645 hits while he has tallied 1,809 strikeouts in 1,867 frames. He has given up a total of 662 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.115 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.5. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 4.14 and he has gone up against 7,607 batters thus far in his career. Bumgarner (119-96 win-loss record in his career) has a 3.19 earned run average while allowing 7.9 hits per nine innings. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.16 and they have given up 164 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .225 against the Diamondbacks bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 168 batters and walked 91 opposing hitters. As a team, Arizona allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.5 batters per nine innings. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 5.04. The Diamondbacks pitchers as a team have surrendered 365 base knocks and 208 earned runs this season. They have given up 73 home runs this year, which ranks 2nd in Major League Baseball. Arizona as a staff has walked 181 hitters and struck out 390 batters. They give up a walk 4.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.47 while their FIP as a staff is 5.24.
As a team, they are batting .230, good for 23rd in the league. The Diamondbacks hold a .367 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .304, which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 20th in MLB with 7.6 hits per contest. Ketel Marte comes into this matchup batting .290 with an OBP of .324. He has 47 hits this year along with 14 RBI in 162 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .407 with an OPS+ of 95. Eduardo Escobar is hitting .211 this season and he has an OBP of .287. He has collected 31 hits in 147 at bats while driving in 17 runs. He has an OPS+ of 69 and a slugging percentage of .347. The Diamondbacks as a unit have 328 base hits, including 75 doubles and 38 homers. Arizona has walked 131 times this year and they have struck out on 335 occasions. They have had 286 men left on base and have an OPS of .671. They have scored 4.09 runs per game and totaled 176 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Dodgers/Diamondbacks MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Dodgers (-191)
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