Arizona Diamondbacks vs Los Angeles Dodgers Prediction, 7/10/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Arizona Diamondbacks vs Los Angeles Dodgers
Date: Saturday, July 10, 2021
Location: Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Spectrum Sportsnet LA
Odds/Point Spread: Arizona (+275) Los Angeles (-400)
Dodger Stadium is the venue where Walker Buehler and the Los Angeles Dodgers (54-34, 2nd in NL West) will play the Arizona Diamondbacks (25-64, 5th in NL West) on Saturday. The Dodgers open this matchup at -400 while the Diamondbacks are coming in at +275. The over/under has been set at 8. The starting pitchers will be Caleb Smith and Walker Buehler.
The Diamondbacks have hit 154 two-baggers as a team and have hit 78 balls out of the park. Arizona has a slugging rate of .371 and have been called out on strikes 803 times, while being walked on 296 occasions. As a unit, the Arizona Diamondbacks are scoring 4.2 runs per contest, which puts them at 20th in MLB. They have accounted for 348 RBI's as well as 700 hits on the year, and their batting average is .231. They have a total of 371 runs scored while having a team on-base percentage of .305.
The Diamondbacks have compiled a team ERA of 5.27 this year (29th in the league), and the staff has rung up 689 hitters. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 2.29 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.46. Diamondbacks pitchers have yielded 124 home runs and also 500 runs (30th in baseball). They have walked 301 opposing hitters and their FIP sits at 4.82 as a team for the year.
The Diamondbacks have dispatched 307 relievers to the mound this year. The relief pitchers have inherited 107 runners over the course of the season with 29.9% of those players crossed the plate. They have tallied 8 saves for the season and have not converted 16 of 24 save opportunities. The Diamondbacks relief pitchers have recorded a save rate of 33.3% and stepped onto the hill in 53 save situations. The bullpen have accumulated 29 holds on the campaign (29th in baseball). Diamondbacks relief pitchers have entered the contest with runners on 72 times and also have had 71 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have a total of 2,318 putouts for the season, in addition to 789 assists and 56 errors. Their fielding rate is holding at .982 which ranks 22nd in pro baseball, and have 549 double plays. The Diamondbacks have turned 67.7% of baseballs in play into outs out of 6,954 innings, ranking them 27th in pro baseball.
Smith (17-23 mark in his career) holds a FIP of 4.75 while he has gone up against 1,421 opposing hitters during his time in the majors. He has conceded 272 hits (7.3 hits per nine innings) with 149 free passes. His earned run average is 4.32 (160 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.262. Smith has thrown 333 innings and has 369 punch outs in his MLB career.
The Dodgers have a slugging percentage of .409 and they earn 5.06 runs per game (4th in the league). They have put up 131 two-baggers, while getting a free base 368 times as well as racking up 445 runs. Los Angeles has a total of 112 home runs on the season as well as 423 RBIs. They have struck out on 788 instances (11th in baseball) and have 708 base hits. The Los Angeles Dodgers have tallied a team OBP of .335 as well as a batting average of .240 on the campaign.
The Dodgers are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.118 and are the owners of a FIP of 3.63 as a staff on the season. They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.39 (887 strikeouts vs 262 walks). They have a ranking of 2nd in the league as a staff in total hits surrendered with 609. They have allowed 95 long balls and they concede 3.74 runs per 9 innings (2nd in MLB). The Los Angeles pitching staff have given up 324 runs so far this season while having an ERA of 3.15 (273 earned runs given up).
With 107 save situations, the Dodgers have earned 59 holds in addition to 18 blown saves. Los Angeles has had relief pitchers step onto the hill in 47 save chances and they have walked away with 29 saves. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 103 times in high leverage situations and on 86 occasions with runners on base. Los Angeles relievers have an inherited score rate of 25.2% out of 119 inherited runners. They are currently ranked 17th in MLB holding a save rate of 61.7%, and they have dispatched 296 bullpen pitchers to the mound on the year.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have turned 52 double plays and have a fielding rate of .982 (23rd in baseball). The Dodgers have accrued 708 assists, 55 errors and have a tally of 2,338 putouts for the season. Out of their 7,014 innings on the field, the Dodgers hold a defensive efficiency of 71.4% (4th in baseball).
During his MLB career, Buehler has given up 359 base knocks while totaling 527 K's in 474 frames. Buehler (32-10 win-loss mark in his career) holds a 3.00 earned run average while allowing 6.8 hits per 9 innings. He has allowed 158 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.004 and having a FIP of 3.3. He has a K/BB ratio of 4.50 and he has gone up against 1,889 batters in his MLB career.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Arizona (+275) and over 8 runs
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