Los Angeles Dodgers vs Arizona Diamondbacks Predictions, MLB Picks, Betting Tips 7/31/2020
Game: Los Angeles Dodgers vs Arizona Diamondbacks
Date: Friday, July 31, 2020
Location: Chase Field in Phoenix, AZ
Odds/Point Spread: Dodgers (-140) Diamondbacks (+126)
Chase Field is the site where Christian Walker and the Arizona Diamondbacks (2-4, 5th in NL West) will play the Los Angeles Dodgers (4-2, 2nd in NL West) on Friday. The odds on this contest have the Dodgers coming in at -140 and the Diamondbacks are at +126. The O/U is set at 9.5. The pitchers who are expected to start are Tony Gonsolin and Zac Gallen.
Key Los Angeles Dodgers Injuries
7/30/2020 Keibert Ruiz C Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Jul 30
7/30/2020 Edwin Uceta RP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Jul 30
7/29/2020 Clayton Kershaw SP Back Expected to be out until at least Aug 3
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
The Dodgers have a 4-2 overall record this season. The bullpen has an earned run average of 1.14 and they have given up 15 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .128 against the bullpen and they've struck out 32 hitters and walked 12 batters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 6.2 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 2.02. The Dodgers pitchers collectively have given up 40 base hits and 13 earned runs. They have allowed 3 home runs this season, ranking them 27th in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 21 batters and struck out 56. They have walked 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.05 and their FIP as a unit is 2.96.
As a team Los Angeles is hitting .252, good for 6th in the league. The Dodgers hold a .392 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .345, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 3rd in MLB with 9.3 hits per game. Max Muncy is hitting .200 with an on-base percentage of .355. He has 5 hits this season in 25 at bats with 3 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .520 and an OPS+ of 148. Mookie Betts is hitting .200 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .250. He has totaled 6 hits and he has driven in 3 men in 30 at bats. His OPS+ is 49 while his slugging percentage is at .267. The Dodgers have 56 hits, including 13 doubles and 6 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 27 times so far this season and they have struck out 41 times as a unit. They have left 57 men on base and have a team OPS of .737. They score 5.17 runs per contest and have scored a total of 31 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
In his pro baseball career, Gallen has allowed 64 hits while totaling 102 punchouts in 84 innings pitched. He has conceded 26 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.250 and having a FIP of 3.8. He has a SO/W ratio of 2.49 and he has faced 353 opposing batters during his career. Gallen (3-6 career mark) has a 2.79 ERA while surrendering 6.9 hits per nine innings. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.75 and they have given up 16 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .176 against the Diamondbacks bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 25 batters and walked 19 opposing hitters. As a team, Arizona allows 7.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.8 batters per nine innings. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 5.22. The Diamondbacks pitchers as a team have surrendered 40 base knocks and 29 earned runs this season. They have given up 7 home runs this year, which ranks 14th in Major League Baseball. Arizona as a staff has walked 34 hitters and struck out 60 batters. They give up a walk 6.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 10.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.48 while their FIP as a staff is 4.66.
As a team, they are batting .202, good for 26th in the league. The Diamondbacks hold a .275 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .280, which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 27th in MLB with 6.5 hits per contest. Christian Walker comes into this matchup batting .316 with an OBP of .350. He has 6 hits this year along with 2 RBI in 19 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .421 with an OPS+ of 121. David Peralta is hitting .182 this season and he has an OBP of .240. He has collected 4 hits in 22 at bats while driving in 3 runs. He has an OPS+ of 35 and a slugging percentage of .227. The Diamondbacks as a unit have 39 base hits, including 9 doubles and 1 homer. Arizona has walked 19 times this year and they have struck out on 54 occasions. They have had 39 men left on base and have an OPS of .554. They have scored 2.83 runs per game and totaled 17 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Dodgers/Diamondbacks MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Diamondbacks (+126)
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