Los Angeles Dodgers vs Seattle Mariners Prediction, 8/19/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Dodgers vs Seattle Mariners
Date: Wednesday, August 19, 2020
Location: T-Mobile Park in Seattle, WA
Odds/Point Spread: Dodgers (-245) Mariners (+220)
AJ Pollock and the Los Angeles Dodgers (17-7, 1st in NL West) are headed to T-Mobile Park on Wednesday where they'll meet the Seattle Mariners (7-17, 5th in AL West). The Mariners open this contest at +220 while the Dodgers are priced at -245. The over/under is set at 9. The pitchers expected to start will be Julio Urias and Taijuan Walker.
Key Los Angeles Dodgers Injuries
8/17/2020 Edwin Rios 1B Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Aug 27
8/15/2020 Will Smith C Neck Expected to be out until at least Aug 23
8/13/2020 Alex Wood SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 25
8/12/2020 Zach Reks LF Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/12/2020 Joe Kelly RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 25
8/12/2020 Edwin Uceta RP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
7/21/2020 Jimmy Nelson SP Back Out for the season
Key Seattle Mariners Injuries
8/18/2020 Justin Dunn SP Ribs Expected to be out until at least Aug 23
8/16/2020 Yusei Kikuchi SP Neck Expected to be out until at least Aug 20
8/16/2020 Tom Murphy C Foot Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/16/2020 Kendall Graveman SP Neck Expected to be out until at least Sep 5
8/15/2020 Nestor Cortes RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 25
8/14/2020 Yoshihisa Hirano RP Not Injury Related Expected to be out until at least Aug 21
8/10/2020 Carl Edwards RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Aug 25
8/7/2020 Austin Adams RP Knee Expected to be out until at least Aug 19
8/1/2020 Brandon Brennan RP Oblique Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
7/23/2020 Gerson Bautista RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
6/28/2020 Mitch Haniger RF Back Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Dodgers have a 17-7 overall record this season. Urias has taken the hill for 205 innings and is sitting with 200 punchouts in his career. His ERA is 3.12 (71 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.268. He has given up 182 base knocks (8.0 hits per 9 innings) and has 78 walks. Urias (11-7 win-loss record in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 3.49 while he has gone up against 862 batters in the majors. The bullpen has an earned run average of 1.52 and they have given up 67 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .173 against the bullpen and they've struck out 101 hitters and walked 34 batters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 6.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.3 batters per nine innings. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 2.71. The Dodgers pitchers collectively have given up 169 base hits and 66 earned runs. They have allowed 27 home runs this season, ranking them 19th in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 68 batters and struck out 203. They have walked 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.08 and their FIP as a unit is 3.89.
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As a team Los Angeles is hitting .249, good for 11th in the league. The Dodgers hold a .466 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .327, which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 4th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. AJ Pollock is hitting .300 with an on-base percentage of .355. He has 21 hits this season in 70 at bats with 13 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .586 and an OPS+ of 154. Cody Bellinger is hitting .181 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .252. He has totaled 17 hits and he has driven in 11 men in 94 at bats. His OPS+ is 60 while his slugging percentage is at .330. The Dodgers have 207 hits, including 36 doubles and 46 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 83 times so far this season and they have struck out 183 times as a unit. They have left 154 men on base and have a team OPS of .793. They score 5.79 runs per contest and have scored a total of 139 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Seattle has a 7-17 overall mark this year. In his pro baseball career, Walker has allowed 515 base hits while totaling 495 K's in 548 innings pitched. He has surrendered 241 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.253 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.3. His SO/W ratio is 2.88 and he has faced 2,328 opposing hitters during his pro baseball career. Walker (32-33 win-loss mark in his career) has earned a 3.96 earned run average while giving up 8.5 hits per nine innings. The bullpen has an earned run average of 6.35 and they have given up 88 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .200 against the Mariners bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 98 batters and walked 59 opposing hitters. As a team, Seattle allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.3 batters per nine innings. They are 29th in the league in team earned run average at 5.86. The Mariners pitchers as a team have surrendered 192 base knocks and 135 earned runs this season. They have given up 35 home runs this year, which ranks 4th in Major League Baseball. Seattle as a staff has walked 101 hitters and struck out 192 batters. They give up a walk 4.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.41 while their FIP as a staff is 5.20.
As a team, they are batting .223, good for 24th in the league. The Mariners hold a .364 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .304, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 7.4 hits per contest. Kyle Lewis comes into this matchup batting .345 with an OBP of .420. He has 30 hits this year along with 17 RBI in 87 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .529 with an OPS+ of 167. Tim Lopes is hitting .238 this season and he has an OBP of .294. He has collected 15 hits in 63 at bats while driving in 4 runs. He has an OPS+ of 81 and a slugging percentage of .349. The Mariners as a unit have 177 base hits, including 34 doubles and 24 homers. Seattle has walked 83 times this year and they have struck out on 213 occasions. They have had 156 men left on base and have an OPS of .668. They have scored 3.96 runs per game and totaled 95 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Dodgers/Mariners MLB game against the spread?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Dodgers and under 9 runs
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