Arizona Diamondbacks vs Los Angeles Dodgers Prediction, 9/22/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Arizona Diamondbacks vs Los Angeles Dodgers
Date: Thursday, September 22, 2022
Location: Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Spectrum SportsNet LA
Odds/Point Spread: Arizona (+185) Los Angeles (-215)
The Arizona Diamondbacks (69-80) are en route to Dodger Stadium on Thursday where they will try to defeat the Los Angeles Dodgers (103-45). The odds on this game have the Diamondbacks at +185 and the Dodgers are at -215. The total comes in at 7.5. The expected starting pitchers are Zac Gallen and Julio Urias.
Arizona has a slugging % of .387 and have struck out 1,218 times, while being walked on 499 occasions. They have 608 RBI's in addition to 1,127 base knocks on the year, while their team batting average comes in at .230. The Diamondbacks have accounted for 235 two-baggers as a team and have knocked 165 balls out of the stadium. They have 651 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .305. As a squad, the Arizona Diamondbacks are notching 4.4 runs per contest, which has them sitting at 15th in MLB.
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The Diamondbacks have a team ERA of 4.28 on the campaign (23rd in MLB), and their staff has rung up 1,108 hitters. Their K/BB ratio is 2.42 and the pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.29. Diamondbacks pitchers have surrendered 167 home runs in addition to 684 runs in total (22nd in the league). They have walked 458 opposing batters and their FIP is 4.25 as a unit so far this season.
The Diamondbacks have dispatched 506 relief pitchers to the hill for the year. The relief pitchers have inherited 184 base runners on the year and 32.6% of those runners crossed home plate. They have accumulated 30 saves on the campaign and have not converted 23 of their 53 save opportunities. The Diamondbacks relievers have compiled a save rate of 56.6% and has come into the game in 131 save situations. The relievers have a total of 75 holds over the course of the season (17th in MLB). Diamondbacks relief pitchers have entered the game with runners on base 135 times and also have had 155 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have amassed 3,946 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 1,264 assists and 83 errors. Their fielding rate is holding steady at .984 which has them ranked 20th in professional baseball, and they have turned 125 double plays. The Diamondbacks have turned 70.2% of balls hit into play into outs in their 11,838 innings, which has them ranked 13th in the majors.
Gallen (22-21 career mark) has a FIP of 3.58 while he has gone up against 1,787 opposing hitters during his time in the majors. He has allowed 333 base hits (6.9 hits per nine innings) and has had 153 free passes. His earned run average is 3.11 (151 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.111. Gallen has thrown 437 innings and has earned 484 K's so far in his career.
The Los Angeles Dodgers hold an OBP of .337 in addition to a batting average of .260 so far this season. They have struck out on 1,244 occasions (17th in the league) and have tallied 1,320 hits. Los Angeles has recorded 201 home runs this year as well as 764 RBIs. The Dodgers have a team slugging percentage of .451 and they earn 5.39 runs per outing (1st in the league). They have recorded 306 two-baggers, while taking a walk 559 times as well as recording 798 runs.
The Los Angeles pitching staff have given up 468 runs on the year while holding an ERA of 2.79 (410 earned runs conceded). They have conceded 138 homers and they yield 3.18 runs per 9 innings (1st in the league). The Dodgers are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.046 with a FIP of 3.47 as a staff for the year. They currently have a K/BB ratio of 3.54 (1,327 strikeouts against 375 bases on balls). They are sitting at 1st in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 1,009.
Los Angeles relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 25.8% out of their 132 inherited base runners. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the mound 121 times in high leverage situations and on 96 occasions with base runners. With 145 save situations, the Dodgers have 86 holds and also 18 blown saves. They are ranked 10th in the league with a save rate of 68.4%, and they have sent 509 bullpen pitchers onto the field so far this year. Los Angeles has had bullpen pitchers enter the game in 57 save chances and they have walked away with 39 saves.
In 11,913 innings on the field, the Dodgers have earned a efficiency on defense of 73.1% (1st in professional baseball). The Los Angeles Dodgers have turned 108 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .986 (16th in MLB). The Dodgers have accrued 1,225 assists, 75 errors and have accumulated 3,971 putouts for the year.
During his pro baseball career, Urias has conceded 474 hits while earning 579 K's in 583 frames. Urias (49-17 career record) has earned a 2.87 ERA while giving up 7.3 hits per 9 innings. He has conceded a total of 186 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.095 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.4. His strikeout to walk ratio is 3.51 and he has faced 2,369 batters so far in his career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-215)
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