Arizona Diamondbacks vs Los Angeles Dodgers Prediction, 9/13/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Arizona Diamondbacks vs Los Angeles Dodgers
Date: Monday, September 13, 2021
Location: Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Spectrum Sportsnet LA
Odds/Point Spread: Arizona (+280) Los Angeles (-400)
Merrill Kelly and the Arizona Diamondbacks (46-96, 5th in NL West) go to Dodger Stadium on Monday where they'll take on the Los Angeles Dodgers (90-53, 2nd in NL West). The Dodgers open this matchup at -400 while the Diamondbacks are coming in at +280. The total opens at 7.5. The men taking the mound are Merrill Kelly and Clayton Kershaw.
Arizona has a slugging % of .381 and have struck out 1,283 times, while taking a walk on 478 occasions. They have 568 runs batted in as well as 1,132 base knocks for the season, and their batting average comes in at .235. The Diamondbacks have tallied 266 doubles as a unit and have smacked 127 baseballs out of the park. They have earned 598 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .310. As a unit, the Arizona Diamondbacks are putting up 4.2 runs per game, which has them sitting at 23rd in baseball.
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The Diamondbacks have a team ERA of 5.15 this year (29th in MLB), and the staff has struck out 1,089 batters. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.24 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.44. Diamondbacks pitchers have allowed 199 long balls and also 790 runs (29th in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 487 opposing hitters and their FIP is 4.83 as a squad on the campaign.
The Diamondbacks relief pitchers have earned a save rate of 44.2% and has come into the game in 103 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 179 runners for the season and 34.6% of them ended up crossing the plate. Diamondbacks bullpen pitchers have entered the contest with runners on 123 times as well as having 128 appearances in high leverage situations. The Diamondbacks have sent 488 relievers to the mound this season. The relievers have earned 58 holds over the course of the season (27th in the league). They have earned 19 saves on the campaign and have blown 24 out of their 43 save chances.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have earned a total of 3,728 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 1,219 assists and 82 errors. Their fielding rate is currently at .984 which puts them in 19th in professional baseball, and have earned 900 double plays. The Diamondbacks have turned 68.5% of balls in play into outs out of 11,184 innings on the field, ranking them 27th in pro baseball.
Kelly has taken the ball for 357 innings and has tallied 305 K's in his pro baseball career. Kelly (23-25 career win-loss record) has a FIP of 4.22 and he has faced 1,497 batters during his time in the major leagues. His ERA is 4.21 (167 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.255. He has surrendered 353 hits (8.9 hits per 9 innings) and has 95 walks.
The Dodgers have a SLG% of .418 and they score 5.01 runs per game (5th in baseball). They have put up 218 doubles, while taking a walk 547 times as well as racking up 717 runs. Los Angeles has accounted for 199 HRs so far this year as well as 689 RBIs. They have been called out on strikes on 1,271 instances (11th in baseball) and have recorded 1,152 hits. The Los Angeles Dodgers have a team on-base percentage of .327 in addition to a batting average of .240 this year.
The Dodgers have a team WHIP of 1.102 with a FIP of 3.57 as a team for the season. They are currently ranked 1st in the league as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 977. The Los Angeles pitching staff have conceded 491 runs on the campaign and come in with a team ERA of 2.97 (423 earned runs conceded). Their K/BB ratio comes in at 3.25 (1,418 strikeouts against 436 walks). They have yielded 145 homers and they yield 3.45 runs per 9 innings (1st in the league).
Los Angeles has had bullpen pitchers enter the contest in 73 save chances and they have tallied 46 saves. They rank 12th in MLB with a save percentage of 63.0%, and they have sent 526 relievers onto the field for the year. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 184 times in high leverage situations and also on 148 occasions with runners on. Los Angeles relievers have an inherited score percentage of 21.8% out of 206 inherited runners. With 171 save situations, the Dodgers have recorded 96 holds in addition to 27 blown saves.
In 11,538 innings played, the Dodgers are sitting with a efficiency on defense of 72.4% (1st in professional baseball). The Los Angeles Dodgers have turned 80 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .984 (17th in MLB). The Dodgers have accrued 1,159 assists, 79 errors and have notched a total of 3,846 putouts on the season.
In his pro baseball career, Kershaw has surrendered 1,841 base hits while he has tallied 2,653 punch outs in 2,439 frames. He has given up 671 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.002 and a FIP of 2.8. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 4.39 and he has gone up against 9,601 opposing hitters so far in his career. Kershaw (184-83 win-loss mark in his career) has a 2.48 earned run average while giving up 6.8 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Arizona (+280)
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