Los Angeles Dodgers vs Arizona Diamondbacks Prediction, 9/8/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Dodgers vs Arizona Diamondbacks
Date: Tuesday, September 8, 2020
Location: Chase Field in Phoenix, AZ
Odds/Point Spread: Dodgers (-215) Diamondbacks (+196)
Chase Field is the site where Ketel Marte and the Arizona Diamondbacks (15-26, 5th in NL West) will take on the Los Angeles Dodgers (30-12, 1st in NL West) on Tuesday. The Diamondbacks open this matchup at +196 while the Dodgers are coming in at -215. The total opens at 9. The starting pitchers will be Walker Buehler and Luke Weaver.
Key Los Angeles Dodgers Injuries
9/6/2020 Joc Pederson LF Personal Expected to be out until at least Sep 8
9/6/2020 Justin Turner 3B Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Sep 12
9/1/2020 Pedro Baez RP Groin Expected to be out until at least Sep 10
9/1/2020 Zach Reks LF Undisclosed 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
9/1/2020 Jeremy Beasley RP Shoulder Out for the season
9/1/2020 Merrill Kelly SP 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 30-12 overall record this season. Buehler has taken the hill for 359 innings and is sitting with 412 punchouts during his career. His earned run average is 3.16 (126 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.031. He has given up 278 hits (7.0 hits per 9 innings) and has had 92 free passes. Buehler (24-9 record in his career) sits with a FIP of 3.20 while going up against 1,443 opposing hitters in the majors. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.51 and they have given up 124 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .179 against the bullpen and they've struck out 170 hitters and walked 57 batters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 6.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 2.88. The Dodgers pitchers collectively have given up 288 base hits and 121 earned runs. They have allowed 49 home runs this season, ranking them 21st in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 114 batters and struck out 364. They have walked 2.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.06 and their FIP as a unit is 3.95.
As a team Los Angeles is hitting .253, good for 13th in the league. The Dodgers hold a .473 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .334, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 8.5 hits per game. Max Muncy is hitting .200 with an on-base percentage of .333. He has 29 hits this season in 145 at bats with 21 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .428 and an OPS+ of 105. Corey Seager is hitting .331 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .377. He has totaled 47 hits and he has driven in 31 men in 142 at bats. His OPS+ is 168 while his slugging percentage is at .634. The Dodgers have 359 hits, including 69 doubles and 79 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 156 times so far this season and they have struck out 329 times as a unit. They have left 272 men on base and have a team OPS of .808. They score 5.62 runs per contest and have scored a total of 236 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Arizona has a 15-26 overall mark this year. Thus far in his career, Weaver has given up 352 base knocks while he has tallied 346 strikeouts in 330 frames. He has allowed 172 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.391 and having a FIP of 4.0. His strikeout to walk ratio is 3.23 and he has gone up against 1,437 hitters in his career. Weaver (20-26 career record) holds a 4.69 ERA while giving up 9.6 hits per nine innings. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.11 and they have given up 158 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .231 against the Diamondbacks bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 157 batters and walked 82 opposing hitters. As a team, Arizona allows 8.9 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 4.99. The Diamondbacks pitchers as a team have surrendered 349 base knocks and 196 earned runs this season. They have given up 71 home runs this year, which ranks 2nd in Major League Baseball. Arizona as a staff has walked 166 hitters and struck out 371 batters. They give up a walk 4.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.46 while their FIP as a staff is 5.23.
As a team, they are batting .232, good for 22nd in the league. The Diamondbacks hold a .367 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .306, which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 19th in MLB with 7.7 hits per contest. Ketel Marte comes into this matchup batting .307 with an OBP of .341. He has 47 hits this year along with 12 RBI in 153 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .431 with an OPS+ of 105. Eduardo Escobar is hitting .204 this season and he has an OBP of .283. He has collected 29 hits in 142 at bats while driving in 17 runs. He has an OPS+ of 66 and a slugging percentage of .338. The Diamondbacks as a unit have 315 base hits, including 73 doubles and 34 homers. Arizona has walked 124 times this year and they have struck out on 316 occasions. They have had 275 men left on base and have an OPS of .673. They have scored 4.02 runs per game and totaled 165 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Dodgers/Diamondbacks MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Diamondbacks (+196)
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