Arizona Diamondbacks vs Los Angeles Dodgers Prediction, 9/20/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Arizona Diamondbacks vs Los Angeles Dodgers
Date: Tuesday, September 20, 2022
Location: Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Spectrum SportsNet LA
Odds/Point Spread: Arizona (+245) Los Angeles (-295)
The Arizona Diamondbacks (68-78) are headed to Dodger Stadium on Tuesday where they will take on the Los Angeles Dodgers (101-44). The odds on this game have the Diamondbacks at +245 while the Dodgers open at -295. The betting total is set at 7.5. The pitchers taking the mound are Zach Davies and Michael Grove.
Arizona is slugging .388 and have been called out on strikes 1,185 times, while drawing a walk on 494 occasions. They have recorded 600 RBI's and 1,105 hits so far this year, while their average at the plate comes in at .230. The Diamondbacks have hit 231 doubles as a squad and have hit 162 balls out of the park. They have accounted for 639 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .306. As a squad, the Arizona Diamondbacks are putting up 4.4 runs per game, which has them at 13th in baseball.
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The Diamondbacks have a team ERA of 4.28 so far this year (23rd in the league), and the staff has struck out 1,082 hitters. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.42 and the pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.29. Diamondbacks pitchers have allowed 163 home runs and also 671 runs in total (21st in MLB). They have walked 448 opposing hitters and their FIP comes in at 4.24 as a unit this season.
The Diamondbacks relief pitchers have earned a save rate of 56.9% and stepped onto the hill in 125 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 180 runners so far this season with 31.7% of them crossed the plate. Diamondbacks relief pitchers have gone to the mound with players on base 133 times and also have had 152 appearances in high leverage situations. The Diamondbacks have dispatched 497 relievers to the mound for the year. The bullpen have earned 72 holds for the year (18th in the league). They have tallied 29 saves on the campaign and have not converted 22 of their 51 save chances.
The Arizona Diamondbacks are sitting with 3,871 putouts for the season, in addition to 1,244 assists and 80 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .985 which has them sitting 18th in pro baseball, and they have turned 122 double plays. The Diamondbacks have converted 70.3% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 11,613 innings, which has them sitting 10th in MLB.
Davies has taken the mound for 953 innings and has earned 704 strikeouts so far in his pro baseball career. Davies (58-52 mark in his career) sits with a FIP of 4.46 while facing 4,045 opposing hitters during his time in the major leagues. His ERA is 4.13 (438 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.322. He has surrendered 944 hits (8.9 hits per 9 innings) and has 317 walks.
Los Angeles has compiled 197 long balls on the season as well as 751 runs batted in. They have hit 304 doubles, while walking 549 times as well as putting up 785 runs. The Los Angeles Dodgers have accumulated an on-base percentage of .336 in addition to a batting average of .260 over the course of the season. The Dodgers hold a team slugging % of .452 and they tally 5.41 runs per outing (1st in the league). They have been rung up on 1,218 occasions (17th in baseball) and have recorded 1,290 base hits.
The Dodgers are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.047 in addition to having a FIP of 3.47 as a pitching staff over the course of the season. They rank 1st in MLB as a staff in total hits given up with 987. The Los Angeles pitching staff have yielded 456 runs on the season while holding an ERA of 2.80 (403 earned runs conceded). Their strikeout to walk ratio is 3.50 (1,294 strikeouts vs 370 bases on balls). They have allowed 135 long balls and they relinquish 3.17 runs per 9 innings (1st in the league).
Sitting with 144 save situations, the Dodgers have 86 holds and also 18 blown saves. Los Angeles has had relievers step onto the hill in 56 save chances and they have earned 38 saves. Their relief pitchers have come in 120 times in high leverage situations and on 96 occasions with base runners. Los Angeles relief pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 25.8% out of 132 inherited runners. They rank 12th in MLB with a save percentage of 67.9%, and they have dispatched 502 relief pitchers onto the diamond so far this year.
Out of their 11,670 innings on the diamond, the Dodgers have earned a efficiency on defense of 73.3% (1st in pro baseball). The Los Angeles Dodgers have turned 107 double plays and have a fielding rate of .987 (9th in professional baseball). The Dodgers have recorded 1,198 assists, 69 errors and have notched a total of 3,890 putouts for the season.
Grove (0-0 record in his career) holds a 4.40 earned run average while allowing 8.8 hits per 9 innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 1.83 and he has faced 66 hitters so far in his career. He has allowed 7 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.395 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.6. During his MLB career, Grove has conceded 14 base knocks while he has accumulated 11 punch outs in 14 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-295)
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