Arizona Diamondbacks vs Los Angeles Dodgers Prediction, 5/18/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Arizona Diamondbacks vs Los Angeles Dodgers
Date: Tuesday, May 18, 2021
Location: Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Spectrum Sportsnet LA
Odds/Point Spread: Arizona (+190) Los Angeles (-208)
Julio Urias and the Los Angeles Dodgers (22-18, 3rd in NL West) host the Arizona Diamondbacks (18-23, 4th in NL West) at Dodger Stadium on Tuesday. The Dodgers open this game at -208 while the Diamondbacks are priced at +190. The O/U is set at 8. The pitchers expected to start will be Merrill Kelly and Julio Urias.
The Diamondbacks have tallied 66 doubles as a team and have knocked 47 balls out of the park. Arizona is slugging .402 and have been called out on strikes 364 times, while being walked on 147 occasions. As a squad, the Arizona Diamondbacks are putting up 4.7 runs/g, which puts them at 8th in the league. They have accumulated 179 runs batted in in addition to 331 base knocks on the campaign, while their batting average is sitting at .237. They have racked up 194 runs and hold an on-base percentage of .316.
The Diamondbacks have compiled a team earned run average of 4.81 this year (26th in baseball), and the staff has struck out 329 batters. Their K/BB ratio is 2.49 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.40. Diamondbacks pitchers have allowed 53 home runs and 214 runs in total (28th in baseball). They have walked 132 hitters and their FIP sits at 4.45 as a team so far this season.
The Diamondbacks relievers have accumulated a save rate of 38.5% and stepped onto the hill in 30 save situations. The relievers have inherited 43 runners so far this season and 27.9% of those players earned a run for their team. Diamondbacks bullpen pitchers have come into the game with runners on 35 times in addition to having 37 appearances in high leverage situations. The Diamondbacks have dispatched 142 relief pitchers to the mound for the season. The relievers have tallied 17 holds over the course of the season (20th in baseball). They have 5 saves on the year and have blown 8 of their 13 chances to save the game.
The Diamondbacks have turned 68.0% of balls in play into outs out of their 3,237 innings on the field, which has them sitting at 26th in the majors. The Arizona Diamondbacks have earned 1,079 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 377 assists and 28 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .981 which ranks 24th in the majors, and have accumulated 250 double plays.
Kelly has taken the mound for 259 innings and is sitting with 221 K's in his career. His earned run average is 4.34 (125 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.299. He has given up 259 base knocks (9.0 hits per nine innings) and has had 78 free passes. Kelly (18-20 career win-loss mark) is the owner of a FIP of 4.45 while going up against 1,099 batters in the majors.
Los Angeles has tallied 44 long balls this season to go along with 196 RBIs. They have recorded 65 two-baggers, while walking 185 times and recording 205 runs. The Los Angeles Dodgers hold an OBP of .347 as well as a batting average of .246 this season. The Dodgers have a team SLG% of .405 and they tally 5.12 runs per game (5th in the league). They have struck out on 370 occasions (11th in the league) and have accounted for 336 base hits.
The Los Angeles pitching staff have surrendered 156 runs over the course of the season while holding an ERA of 3.16 (126 earned runs yielded). They have given up 43 homers and they relinquish 3.91 runs per 9 innings (7th in the league). The Dodgers have a WHIP of 1.092 and have a FIP of 3.47 as a squad over the course of the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 3.68 (408 strikeouts against 111 walks). They rank 5th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 281.
Los Angeles bullpen pitchers have an inherited score rate of 28.8% out of their 52 inherited base runners. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 58 times in high leverage situations and on 43 occasions with runners on. Sitting with 53 save situations, the Dodgers have recorded 27 holds and also 13 blown saves. They rank 26th in the league holding a save percentage of 48.0%, and they have dispatched 131 bullpen pitchers to the hill this year. Los Angeles has called on relief pitchers to enter the game in 25 save opportunities and they have earned 12 saves.
Out of their 3,231 innings played, the Dodgers hold a defensive efficiency of 71.7% (6th in pro baseball). The Los Angeles Dodgers have twisted 21 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .985 (11th in MLB). The Dodgers have racked up 336 assists, 22 errors and are sitting with 1,077 putouts on the season.
Thus far in his career, Urias has allowed 247 hits while he has totaled 284 strikeouts in 288 innings. Urias (17-8 career win-loss record) holds a 3.21 earned run average and has given up 7.7 hits per 9 innings. He has allowed a total of 103 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.192 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.4. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.93 and he has gone up against 1,194 batters so far in his career.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Arizona (+190) and over 8 runs
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