Arizona Diamondbacks vs Los Angeles Dodgers Prediction, 9/21/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Arizona Diamondbacks vs Los Angeles Dodgers
Date: Wednesday, September 21, 2022
Location: Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Spectrum SportsNet LA
Odds/Point Spread: Arizona (+235) Los Angeles (-280)
The Arizona Diamondbacks (68-79) are on their way to Dodger Stadium on Wednesday where they will take on the Los Angeles Dodgers (102-44). The odds on this game have the Diamondbacks at +235 and the Dodgers open at -280. The betting total is set at 8.5. The pitchers taking the mound will be Madison Bumgarner and Dustin May.
The Diamondbacks have accrued 231 doubles as a squad and have hit 162 balls out of the park. Arizona is slugging .388 and have been called out on strikes 1,185 times, while being walked on 494 occasions. As a unit, the Arizona Diamondbacks are putting up 4.4 runs per game, which ranks them 13th in baseball. They have 600 RBI's in addition to 1,105 hits so far this year, while their batting average comes in at .230. They have accounted for 639 runs while holding a team OBP of .306.
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Diamondbacks pitchers have surrendered 163 home runs in addition to 671 runs in total (21st in the league). They have walked 448 opposing players and their FIP is 4.24 as a squad on the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.42 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.29. The Diamondbacks are sitting with a team ERA of 4.28 so far this season (23rd in baseball), and their staff has struck out 1,082 hitters.
The Diamondbacks have sent 497 relievers to the hill so far this season. The relief pitchers have inherited 180 base runners so far this year with 31.7% of those players ended up scoring. They have compiled 29 saves for the season and have not converted 22 of their 51 chances to get a save. The Diamondbacks bullpen have a save rate of 56.9% and has entered the game in 125 save situations. The relievers have tallied 72 holds this year (18th in baseball). Diamondbacks bullpen pitchers have gone to the mound with opponents on base 133 times and also have had 152 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Diamondbacks have converted 70.3% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 11,613 innings on the diamond, ranking them 10th in baseball. The Arizona Diamondbacks have notched a total of 3,871 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 1,244 assists and 80 errors. Their fielding rate is holding at .985 which ranks 18th in MLB, and have a total of 122 double plays.
Bumgarner has pitched in 2,186 innings and has totaled 2,055 punch outs during his MLB career. His ERA is 3.43 (833 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.147. He has given up 1,981 hits (8.2 hits per nine innings) and has 528 free passes. Bumgarner (133-121 record in his career) sits with a FIP of 3.59 and he has faced 8,988 batters during his time in the major leagues.
Los Angeles has knocked in 197 home runs over the course of the season to go along with 751 RBIs. They have notched 304 doubles, while taking a walk 549 times and putting up 785 runs. The Los Angeles Dodgers have an on-base percentage of .336 and a batting average of .260 for the year. The Dodgers have a slugging percentage of .452 and they score 5.41 runs per outing (1st in MLB). They have been rung up on 1,218 occasions (17th in MLB) and have a total of 1,290 base knocks.
The Dodgers are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.047 and have a FIP of 3.47 as a team for the year. They come in at 1st in the league as a staff in total hits conceded with 987. The Los Angeles pitching staff have surrendered 456 runs on the year while holding an ERA of 2.80 (403 earned runs yielded). They have earned a K/BB ratio of 3.50 (1,294 strikeouts vs 370 free passes). They have surrendered 135 homers and they concede 3.17 runs per 9 innings (1st in the league).
With 144 save situations, the Dodgers have 86 holds and 18 blown saves. Los Angeles has called on relief pitchers to 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 runners on base. Los Angeles bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 25.8% out of 132 inherited runners. They are ranked 12th in baseball with a save rate of 67.9%, and they have dispatched 502 relievers to the hill this year.
In their 11,670 innings played, the Dodgers are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 73.3% (1st in MLB). The Los Angeles Dodgers have turned 107 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .987 (9th in baseball). The Dodgers have accrued 1,198 assists, 69 errors and have amassed 3,890 putouts during this campaign.
In his career, May has surrendered 108 base hits while totaling 136 strikeouts in 139 innings. May (8-7 career record) holds a 3.03 ERA and has allowed 7.0 hits per 9 innings. He has given up a total of 47 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.053 and a FIP of 4.0. His strikeout to walk ratio is 3.49 and he has faced 563 hitters during his career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-280)
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