Arizona Diamondbacks vs Los Angeles Dodgers Prediction, 7/9/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Arizona Diamondbacks vs Los Angeles Dodgers
Date: Friday, July 9, 2021
Location: Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Spectrum Sportsnet LA
Odds/Point Spread: Arizona (+340) Los Angeles (-526)
Dodger Stadium is the site where David Price and the Los Angeles Dodgers (53-34, 2nd in NL West) will take on the Arizona Diamondbacks (25-63, 5th in NL West) on Friday. The Dodgers open this contest at -526 while the Diamondbacks are coming in at +340. The over/under has been set at 7.5. The pitchers who are expected to start are Caleb Smith and David Price.
The Diamondbacks have compiled 152 two-baggers as a unit and have hit 76 baseballs out of the park. Arizona owns a slugging percentage of .371 and have struck out 789 times, while being walked on 291 occasions. As a squad, the Arizona Diamondbacks are notching 4.2 runs per contest, which is 20th in the league. They have 340 runs batted in in addition to 684 base knocks for the season, and their average at the plate is .231. They are sitting with 362 runs and have an OBP of .306.
Diamondbacks pitchers have conceded 123 home runs in addition to 487 total runs (30th in MLB). They have walked 296 opposing batters and their FIP sits at 4.84 as a unit for the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.28 and the pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.46. The Diamondbacks have an ERA of 5.25 over the course of the season (29th in MLB), and they have struck out 675 hitters.
The Diamondbacks bullpen have recorded a save percentage of 31.8% and has stepped onto the mound in 50 save situations. The relievers have inherited 106 runners for the season with 29.2% of those players ended up crossing the plate. Diamondbacks bullpen pitchers have entered the contest with runners on 71 times as well as having 69 appearances in high leverage situations. The Diamondbacks have sent 300 relievers to the mound on the campaign. The relievers are sitting with 28 holds over the course of the season (29th in the league). They have recorded 7 saves on the campaign and have blown 15 of their 22 chances to get a save.
The Diamondbacks have turned 67.9% of balls in play into outs out of their 6,792 innings on the diamond, which has them ranked 27th in MLB. The Arizona Diamondbacks have a tally of 2,264 putouts on the campaign, in addition to 767 assists and 53 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .983 which is 22nd in baseball, and they have turned 539 double plays.
Smith has thrown 333 innings and has 369 strikeouts during his MLB career. Smith (17-23 win-loss record in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 4.75 and he has gone up against 1,421 opposing hitters in the major leagues. His ERA is 4.32 (160 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.262. He has given up 272 base knocks (7.3 hits per nine innings) and has had 149 walks.
The Dodgers have a team slugging % of .407 and they have an average of 5.03 runs per outing (4th in MLB). They have put up 128 two-baggers, while taking a walk 365 times as well as scoring 433 runs. Los Angeles is sitting with 108 HRs so far this season as well as 413 RBIs. They have been called out on strikes on 768 instances (12th in the league) and have accounted for 687 hits. The Los Angeles Dodgers have accounted for a team OBP of .336 in addition to a team batting average of .239 so far this season.
The Los Angeles pitching staff have relinquished 314 runs this season and come in with a team ERA of 3.12 (264 earned runs surrendered). They have surrendered 90 homers and they relinquish 3.71 runs per 9 innings (2nd in MLB). The Dodgers have a team WHIP of 1.115 and have a FIP of 3.58 as a staff this season. Their K/BB ratio comes in at 3.38 (864 strikeouts vs 256 walks). They are sitting at 2nd in the league as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 593.
Los Angeles bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 24.8% of 117 inherited base runners. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill 99 times in high leverage situations and on 84 occasions with runners on. Sitting with 106 save situations, the Dodgers have recorded 59 holds and also 17 blown saves. They are ranked 17th in MLB with a save percentage of 63.0%, and they have dispatched 289 bullpen pitchers onto the field so far this season. Los Angeles has had bullpen pitchers enter the game in 46 save chances and they have earned 29 saves.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have turned 51 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .983 (23rd in pro baseball). The Dodgers have accrued 688 assists, 52 errors and have 2,285 putouts on the campaign. In 6,855 innings played, the Dodgers are sitting with a efficiency on defense of 71.5% (4th in MLB).
Price (154-80 mark in his career) holds a 3.31 earned run average and has surrendered 8.1 hits per 9 innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.76 and he has gone up against 8,443 batters in his pro baseball career. He has surrendered a total of 757 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.160 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.4. So far in his pro baseball career, Price has allowed 1,851 base hits while accumulating 2,009 punch outs in 2,057 frames.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Arizona (+340) and over 7.5 runs
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