Los Angeles Dodgers vs Arizona Diamondbacks Prediction, 9/9/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Dodgers vs Arizona Diamondbacks
Date: Wednesday, September 9, 2020
Location: Chase Field in Phoenix, AZ
Odds/Point Spread: Dodgers (-270) Diamondbacks (+222)
Eduardo Escobar and the Arizona Diamondbacks (15-27, 5th in NL West) play the Los Angeles Dodgers (30-12, 1st in NL West) at Chase Field on Wednesday. The Diamondbacks open this matchup at +222 while the Dodgers are priced at -270. The over/under opens at 8.5. The expected starting pitchers are Clayton Kershaw and Taylor Clarke.
Key Los Angeles Dodgers Injuries
9/6/2020 Joc Pederson LF Personal Probable for 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 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 30-12 overall record this season. Kershaw has taken the ball for 2,310 frames and is sitting with 2,505 strikeouts so far in his pro baseball career. His ERA is 2.43 (623 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.003. He has given up 1,735 base hits (6.8 hits per 9 innings) with 583 free passes. Kershaw (174-75 career mark) holds a FIP of 2.83 while he has faced 9,092 opposing batters during his time in the major leagues. 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 24th 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.
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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. Corey Seager is hitting .331 with an on-base percentage of .377. He has 47 hits this season in 142 at bats with 31 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .634 and an OPS+ of 168. Max Muncy is hitting .200 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .333. He has totaled 29 hits and he has driven in 21 men in 145 at bats. His OPS+ is 106 while his slugging percentage is at .428. 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 15-27 overall mark this year. Clarke (6-5 career win-loss mark) is the owner of a 4.77 ERA and has given up 8.3 hits per nine innings. He has a SO/W ratio of 2.11 and he has gone up against 482 hitters during his MLB career. In his career, Clarke has surrendered 103 base knocks and he has 95 strikeouts in 111 innings. He has given up a total of 59 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.330 and a FIP of 6.0. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.02 and they have given up 159 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .229 against the Diamondbacks bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 161 batters and walked 83 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 4.98. The Diamondbacks pitchers as a team have surrendered 355 base knocks and 200 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 169 hitters and struck out 381 batters. They give up a walk 4.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.45 while their FIP as a staff is 5.16.
As a team, they are batting .229, good for 24th in the league. The Diamondbacks hold a .364 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .304, which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 7.6 hits per contest. Eduardo Escobar comes into this matchup batting .204 with an OBP of .283. He has 29 hits this year along with 17 RBI in 142 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .338 with an OPS+ of 66. Ketel Marte is hitting .299 this season and he has an OBP of .333. He has collected 47 hits in 157 at bats while driving in 13 runs. He has an OPS+ of 101 and a slugging percentage of .420. The Diamondbacks as a unit have 318 base hits, including 74 doubles and 35 homers. Arizona has walked 129 times this year and they have struck out on 328 occasions. They have had 282 men left on base and have an OPS of .668. They have scored 3.98 runs per game and totaled 167 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Dodgers/Diamondbacks MLB game against the spread?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Dodgers and under 8.5 runs
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