Los Angeles Dodgers vs Arizona Diamondbacks Predictions, MLB Picks, Betting Tips 7/30/2020
Game: Los Angeles Dodgers vs Arizona Diamondbacks
Date: Thursday, July 30, 2020
Location: Chase Field in Phoenix, AZ
Odds/Point Spread: Dodgers (-148) Diamondbacks (+138)
Ketel Marte and the Arizona Diamondbacks (2-3, 4th in NL West) host the Los Angeles Dodgers (3-2, 3rd in NL West) at Chase Field on Thursday. The Dodgers open this matchup at -148 while the Diamondbacks are coming in at +138. The O/U is set at 9. The pitchers expected to start will be Ross Stripling and Robbie Ray.
Key Los Angeles Dodgers Injuries
7/29/2020 Edwin Uceta RP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Jul 29
7/29/2020 Clayton Kershaw SP Back Expected to be out until at least Aug 3
7/29/2020 Keibert Ruiz C Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Jul 29
7/28/2020 Alex Wood SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 7
7/25/2020 Zach Reks LF Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Aug 1
7/21/2020 Jimmy Nelson SP Back Out for the season
Key Arizona Diamondbacks Injuries
7/23/2020 Corbin Martin SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
6/29/2020 Silvino Bracho RP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
Stripling has taken the hill for 394 innings and has earned 384 strikeouts in his pro baseball career. His earned run average is 3.47 (152 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.185. He has surrendered 376 hits (8.6 hits per 9 innings) and has had 91 free passes. Stripling (21-24 career win-loss record) has a FIP of 3.62 while he has faced 1,621 batters during his time in the majors. The bullpen has an earned run average of 1.64 and they have given up 10 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .125 against the bullpen and they've struck out 22 hitters and walked 7 batters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 6.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 2.4. The Dodgers pitchers collectively have given up 32 base hits and 12 earned runs. They have allowed 3 home runs this season, ranking them 26th in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 14 batters and struck out 43. They have walked 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.02 and their FIP as a unit is 2.99.
As a team Los Angeles is hitting .287, good for 1st in the league. The Dodgers hold a .416 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .385, which is good for 1st in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 10.2 hits per game. Enrique Hernandez is hitting .318 with an on-base percentage of .318. He has 7 hits this season in 22 at bats with 5 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .455 and an OPS+ of 120. Justin Turner is hitting .421 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .522. He has totaled 8 hits and he has driven in 5 men in 19 at bats. His OPS+ is 230 while his slugging percentage is at .632. The Dodgers have 51 hits, including 11 doubles and 4 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 24 times so far this season and they have struck out 28 times as a unit. They have left 53 men on base and have a team OPS of .800. They score 5.4 runs per contest and have scored a total of 27 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
During his pro baseball career, Ray has conceded 716 base hits while earning 981 strikeouts in 794 innings pitched. He has given up a total of 364 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.354 and a FIP of 4.0. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.73 and he has gone up against 3,413 batters in his career. Ray (47-47 career mark) is the owner of a 4.13 earned run average while surrendering 8.1 hits per 9 innings. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.08 and they have given up 11 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .151 against the Diamondbacks bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 23 batters and walked 14 opposing hitters. As a team, Arizona allows 6.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 11.4 batters per nine innings. They are 20th in the league in team earned run average at 4.71. The Diamondbacks pitchers as a team have surrendered 31 base knocks and 22 earned runs this season. They have given up 5 home runs this year, which ranks 20th in Major League Baseball. Arizona as a staff has walked 28 hitters and struck out 53 batters. They give up a walk 6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 11.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.41 while their FIP as a staff is 4.13.
As a team, they are batting .204, good for 24th in the league. The Diamondbacks hold a .272 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .286, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 26th in MLB with 6.6 hits per contest. Ketel Marte comes into this matchup batting .333 with an OBP of .348. He has 7 hits this year along with 1 RBI in 21 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .429 with an OPS+ of 122. Starling Marte is hitting .368 this season and he has an OBP of .455. He has collected 7 hits in 19 at bats while driving in 2 runs. He has an OPS+ of 168 and a slugging percentage of .474. The Diamondbacks as a unit have 33 base hits, including 8 doubles and 1 homers. Arizona has walked 17 times this year and they have struck out on 42 occasions. They have had 34 men left on base and have an OPS of .557. They have scored 2.6 runs per game and totaled 13 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Dodgers/Diamondbacks MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Dodgers (-148)
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