Arizona Diamondbacks vs Los Angeles Dodgers Prediction, 5/19/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Arizona Diamondbacks vs Los Angeles Dodgers
Date: Wednesday, May 19, 2021
Location: Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Spectrum Sportsnet LA
Odds/Point Spread: Arizona (+250) Los Angeles (-357)
Riley Smith and the Arizona Diamondbacks (18-24, 4th in NL West) go to Dodger Stadium on Wednesday where they'll take on the Los Angeles Dodgers (23-18, 3rd in NL West). The Dodgers open this matchup at -357 while the Diamondbacks are coming in at +250. The over/under has been set at 7.5. The starting pitchers are Riley Smith and Clayton Kershaw.
The Diamondbacks have hit 66 doubles as a team and have smacked 47 baseballs out of the park. Arizona has a slugging rate of .396 and have struck out 371 times, while being walked on 153 occasions. As a unit, the Arizona Diamondbacks are scoring 4.6 runs per outing, which is 8th in baseball. They have amassed 180 runs batted in as well as 335 hits this season, and their average at the plate is at .235. They are sitting with 195 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .315.
The Diamondbacks are sitting with a team ERA of 4.80 so far this season (25th in MLB), and the staff has struck out 339 batters. They have walked 139 opposing players and their FIP is 4.46 as a unit this season. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.44 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.40. Diamondbacks pitchers have allowed 54 home runs and 217 total runs (28th in baseball).
The Diamondbacks have dispatched 145 relievers to the mound for the season. The relievers have inherited 43 runners on the season with 27.9% of those runners ended up crossing the plate. They have accumulated 5 saves this year and have blown 8 out of their 13 chances to get a save. The Diamondbacks relief pitchers have a save percentage of 38.5% and has entered the game in 30 save situations. The relief pitchers have a total of 17 holds this year (22nd in MLB). Diamondbacks pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on base 35 times and also have had 37 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have amassed 1,103 putouts this season, in addition to 380 assists and 27 errors. Their fielding rate is at .982 which puts them in 20th in the majors, and have earned 257 double plays. The Diamondbacks have turned 68.2% of balls in play into outs out of their 3,309 innings on the field, ranking them 26th in baseball.
Smith (3-3 mark in his career) sits with a FIP of 4.27 and he has faced 202 batters in the majors. He has surrendered 53 base hits (10.1 hits per 9 innings) with 16 walks. His earned run average is 4.75 (25 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.458. Smith has taken the hill for 47 innings and has earned 30 K's in his MLB career.
Los Angeles has compiled 45 home runs this season and 199 RBIs. They have 67 two-baggers, while taking a walk 192 times as well as putting up 208 runs. The Los Angeles Dodgers have accumulated a team OBP of .347 and a batting average of .244 over the course of the season. The Dodgers have a team SLG% of .404 and they average 5.07 runs per contest (5th in baseball). They have struck out on 380 instances (10th in baseball) and have earned a total of 341 hits.
The Dodgers have a team WHIP of 1.092 in addition to having a FIP of 3.47 as a squad on the season. They come in at 4th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 285. The Los Angeles pitching staff have surrendered 157 runs so far this year while having a team ERA of 3.11 (127 earned runs surrendered). They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.55 (415 strikeouts against 117 walks). They have conceded 43 homers and they give up 3.84 runs per 9 innings (5th in the league).
Los Angeles has called on relievers to enter the game in 26 save opportunities and they have come away with 13 saves. They are currently ranked 26th in the league holding a save percentage of 50.0%, and they have sent 133 bullpen pitchers to the mound so far this season. Their bullpen pitchers have come in 59 times in high leverage situations in addition to 44 occasions with runners on base. Los Angeles bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 27.8% out of 54 inherited base runners. Sitting with 55 save situations, the Dodgers have earned 28 holds in addition to 13 blown saves.
In 3,312 innings played, the Dodgers hold a defensive efficiency of 71.9% (4th in the majors). The Los Angeles Dodgers have turned 22 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .985 (10th in MLB). The Dodgers have 341 assists, 22 errors and are sitting with 1,104 putouts this year.
In his pro baseball career, Kershaw has allowed 1,798 base hits and he has 2,583 K's in 2,383 innings pitched. Kershaw (181-79 career win-loss mark) is the owner of a 2.45 earned run average and has given up 6.8 hits per nine innings. He has surrendered 649 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.003 and a FIP of 2.8. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 4.35 and he has gone up against 9,381 opposing hitters during his career.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Arizona (+250) and over 7.5 runs
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