Arizona Diamondbacks @ Cleveland Indians Matchup Preview - August 3rd, 2022


The Arizona Diamondbacks will faceoff in a day game against the Cleveland Guardians at Progressive Field. The D-Backs offense will be led by Christian Walker, who ranks as the #55th-best hitter in baseball according to THE BAT X. Given Christian Walker's profile and today's matchup specifics, THE BAT X expects him to average a .333 wOBA, .268 AVG, and .13 HRs. On the other side, Jose Ramirez (THE BAT X's #14th hitter in MLB) will bolster the Guardians lineup. He projects for a .381 wOBA, .286 AVG, and .23 HRs.

Arizona Diamondbacks Insights

  • The Arizona Diamondbacks outfield defense projects as the 2nd-best of all teams on the slate.

  • Seth Beer has primarily hit in the top-half of the lineup this year (52% of the time), but he is projected to bat 7th in the batting order in this matchup.

  • The Arizona Diamondbacks have been the 7th-unluckiest offense in the league this year, according to THE BAT X, and are likely to hit better the rest of the season

Cleveland Indians Insights

  • Shane Bieber has been given an above-average leash this year, throwing 8.6 more adjusted pitches-per-game than average.

  • Austin Hedges's average exit velocity has fallen off this season; his 85.7-mph average last year has dropped off to 82.9-mph.

  • The Cleveland Guardians bullpen profiles as the 9th-best in the league, per THE BAT.

Betting Trends

  • The Cleveland Guardians have hit the Moneyline in 43 of their last 80 games (+7.85 Units / 8% ROI)

  • The Arizona Diamondbacks have hit the Run Line in 49 of their last 83 games (+13.90 Units / 13% ROI)

  • Jose Ramirez has hit the Hits Over in 17 of his last 22 games (+8.40 Units / 17% ROI)