Los Angeles Dodgers vs Arizona Diamondbacks Predictions, MLB Picks, Betting Tips 8/1/2020
Game: Los Angeles Dodgers vs Arizona Diamondbacks
Date: Saturday, August 1, 2020
Location: Chase Field in Phoenix, AZ
Odds/Point Spread: Dodgers (-143) Diamondbacks (+125)
Mookie Betts and the Los Angeles Dodgers (5-2, 2nd in NL West) go to Chase Field on Saturday where they'll take on the Arizona Diamondbacks (2-5, 5th in NL West). The Dodgers open this matchup at -143 while the Diamondbacks are coming in at +125. The total has been set at 9.5. The pitchers taking the mound are Julio Urias and Luke Weaver.
Key Los Angeles Dodgers Injuries
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 5-2 overall record this season. Urias has taken the mound for 189 innings and has accumulated 190 punchouts so far in his MLB career. His ERA is 3.14 (66 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.291. He has surrendered 169 hits (8.0 hits per 9 innings) and has had 75 free passes. Urias (9-7 record in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 3.43 while he has faced 799 hitters in the majors. The bullpen has an earned run average of 1.02 and they have given up 16 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .123 against the bullpen and they've struck out 34 hitters and walked 13 batters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.1 batters per nine innings. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 2.15. The Dodgers pitchers collectively have given up 45 base hits and 16 earned runs. They have allowed 4 home runs this season, ranking them 27th in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 24 batters and struck out 60. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.03 and their FIP as a unit is 3.23.
As a team Los Angeles is hitting .248, good for 6th in the league. The Dodgers hold a .409 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .348, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 4th in MLB with 9.0 hits per game. Mookie Betts is hitting .206 with an on-base percentage of .270. He has 7 hits this season in 34 at bats with 3 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .265 and an OPS+ of 53. Max Muncy is hitting .241 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .389. He has totaled 7 hits and he has driven in 4 men in 29 at bats. His OPS+ is 183 while his slugging percentage is at .621. The Dodgers have 63 hits, including 14 doubles and 9 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 35 times so far this season and they have struck out 48 times as a unit. They have left 65 men on base and have a team OPS of .757. They score 5.29 runs per contest and have scored a total of 37 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Weaver (19-21 career win-loss record) has a 4.53 earned run average while giving up 9.5 hits per nine innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.16 and he has faced 1,308 hitters so far in his pro baseball career. In his pro baseball career, Weaver has allowed 317 base hits while he has totaled 313 strikeouts in 300 innings. He has surrendered a total of 151 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.386 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.9. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.11 and they have given up 18 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .168 against the Diamondbacks bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 28 batters and walked 21 opposing hitters. As a team, Arizona allows 7.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.2 batters per nine innings. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 5.34. The Diamondbacks pitchers as a team have surrendered 47 base knocks and 35 earned runs this season. They have given up 10 home runs this year, which ranks 9th in Major League Baseball. Arizona as a staff has walked 42 hitters and struck out 67 batters. They give up a walk 6.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 10.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.51 while their FIP as a staff is 5.25.
As a team, they are batting .196, good for 28th in the league. The Diamondbacks hold a .280 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .276, which is good for 28th in baseball. They rank 28th in MLB with 6.3 hits per contest. David Peralta comes into this matchup batting .174 with an OBP of .259. He has 4 hits this year along with 3 RBI in 23 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .217 with an OPS+ of 37. Christian Walker is hitting .304 this season and he has an OBP of .333. He has collected 7 hits in 23 at bats while driving in 3 runs. He has an OPS+ of 116 and a slugging percentage of .435. The Diamondbacks as a unit have 44 base hits, including 11 doubles and 2 homers. Arizona has walked 22 times this year and they have struck out on 58 occasions. They have had 45 men left on base and have an OPS of .556. They have scored 2.86 runs per game and totaled 20 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Dodgers/Diamondbacks MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Diamondbacks (+125)
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