Arizona Diamondbacks vs Los Angeles Dodgers Prediction, 9/14/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Arizona Diamondbacks vs Los Angeles Dodgers
Date: Tuesday, September 14, 2021
Location: Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Spectrum Sportsnet LA
Odds/Point Spread: Arizona (+235) Los Angeles (-323)
Luke Weaver and the Arizona Diamondbacks (47-96, 5th in NL West) travel to Dodger Stadium on Tuesday where they'll meet the Los Angeles Dodgers (91-53, 2nd in NL West). The Dodgers open this contest at -323 while the Diamondbacks are coming in at +235. The O/U opens at 8.5. The pitchers who are expected to start will be Luke Weaver and Tony Gonsolin.
The Diamondbacks have accounted for 269 doubles as a team and have smacked 128 baseballs out of the park. Arizona has a slugging rate of .382 and have been called out on strikes 1,294 times, while drawing a walk on 479 occasions. As a squad, the Arizona Diamondbacks are earning 4.2 runs per contest, which puts them at 23rd in MLB. They have accumulated 573 RBI's and 1,143 base knocks so far this year, while their average at the plate is .236. They have a total of 603 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .310.
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The Diamondbacks hold a team ERA of 5.14 over the course of the season (29th in the league), and the staff has rung up 1,093 batters. Their pitching staff has walked 491 opposing players and their FIP comes in at 4.85 as a squad on the campaign. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 2.23 and their pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.43. Diamondbacks pitchers have conceded 202 home runs in addition to 794 total runs (29th in the league).
Diamondbacks pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on base 124 times in addition to having 129 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers have a total of 62 holds on the campaign (22nd in baseball). The Diamondbacks relief pitchers have recorded a save rate of 45.5% and has entered the game in 108 save situations. They have compiled 20 saves so far this year and have not converted 24 of their 44 save opportunities. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 181 runners for the season and 34.3% of them ended up scoring. The Diamondbacks have dispatched 493 relievers to the hill so far this year.
The Arizona Diamondbacks are sitting with 3,755 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 1,225 assists and 84 errors. Their fielding rate is currently at .983 which ranks 21st in baseball, and have earned 906 double plays. The Diamondbacks have transformed 68.6% of balls hit into play into outs out of 11,265 innings on the field, which has them sitting at 25th in baseball.
Weaver has taken the ball for 400 innings and has earned 407 punch outs in his pro baseball career. His earned run average is 4.65 (207 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.364. He has surrendered 416 hits (9.4 hits per nine innings) and has 130 free passes. Weaver (23-33 career win-loss record) is the owner of a FIP of 4.01 while he has faced 1,733 hitters in the majors.
Los Angeles has recorded 202 home runs on the year and 697 RBIs. They have notched 220 doubles, while getting a free base 551 times and recording 725 runs. The Los Angeles Dodgers have compiled an OBP of .327 and a team batting average of .240 for the year. The Dodgers have a team SLG% of .420 and they have an average of 5.03 runs per game (5th in baseball). They have struck out on 1,278 instances (11th in the league) and have tallied 1,161 base knocks.
The Dodgers are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.095 with a FIP of 3.56 as a unit for the season. They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.27 (1,427 strikeouts vs 436 walks). They come in at 1st in the league as a staff in total hits conceded with 978. They have given up 145 homers and they concede 3.42 runs per 9 innings (1st in the league). The Los Angeles pitching staff have surrendered 491 runs so far this season while having an ERA of 2.95 (423 earned runs allowed).
With 171 save situations, the Dodgers have earned 96 holds and also 27 blown saves. Los Angeles has called on relievers to enter the game in 73 save chances and they have walked away with 46 saves. Their relief pitchers have taken the field 184 times in high leverage situations and also on 148 occasions with runners on. Los Angeles bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 21.8% of 206 inherited runners. They are currently ranked 12th in the league with a save rate of 63.0%, and they have dispatched 527 bullpen pitchers onto the field so far this year.
In 11,619 innings played, the Dodgers are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 72.5% (1st in baseball). The Los Angeles Dodgers have twisted 80 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .985 (17th in baseball). The Dodgers have racked up 1,166 assists, 79 errors and have accumulated 3,873 putouts on the season.
In his MLB career, Gonsolin has given up 87 base hits while tallying 128 punch outs in 125 innings pitched. Gonsolin (8-5 mark in his career) holds a 2.66 earned run average while allowing 6.2 hits per 9 innings. He has allowed a total of 37 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.093 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.4. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.56 and he has faced 511 batters during his pro baseball career.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Arizona (+235) and over 8.5 runs
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