Arizona Diamondbacks vs Los Angeles Dodgers Prediction, 9/15/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Arizona Diamondbacks vs Los Angeles Dodgers
Date: Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Location: Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Spectrum Sportsnet LA
Odds/Point Spread: Arizona (+260) Los Angeles (-370)
Dodger Stadium is the site where Julio Urias and the Los Angeles Dodgers (92-53, 2nd in NL West) will play the Arizona Diamondbacks (47-97, 5th in NL West) on Wednesday. The Diamondbacks open this game at +260 while the Dodgers are priced at -370. The O/U has been set at 8. The pitchers taking the mound will be Merrill Kelly and Julio Urias.
As a unit, the Arizona Diamondbacks are scoring 4.2 runs per game, which ranks them 25th in baseball. They are sitting with 604 runs scored while having a team OBP of .309. The Diamondbacks have hit 271 doubles as a squad and have hit 128 baseballs out of the park. They have compiled 574 runs batted in and 1,149 base knocks on the year, while their average at the plate is .235. Arizona is slugging .381 and have been called out on strikes 1,303 times, while taking a walk on 482 occasions.
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Diamondbacks pitchers have given up 203 home runs in addition to 799 total runs (29th in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 494 opposing batters and their FIP is 4.85 as a team so far this season. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 2.22 and their pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.44. The Diamondbacks have an earned run average of 5.15 so far this season (29th in the league), and their staff has struck out 1,098 batters.
The Diamondbacks have dispatched 495 relief pitchers to the hill on the season. The relievers have inherited 182 runners on the season with 34.1% of them ended up scoring. They have tallied 20 saves on the season and have not converted 24 of their 44 save chances. The Diamondbacks relievers have compiled a save rate of 45.5% and has entered the game in 108 save situations. The relievers have recorded 62 holds over the course of the season (22nd in baseball). Diamondbacks bullpen pitchers have entered the contest with players on base 125 times in addition to having 129 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Diamondbacks have converted 68.6% of balls in play into outs in their 11,337 innings on the diamond, which has them ranked 25th in MLB. The Arizona Diamondbacks have earned 3,779 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 1,229 assists and 85 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .983 which has them ranked 21st in pro baseball, and have accumulated 911 double plays.
Kelly (23-25 win-loss mark in his career) has a FIP of 4.22 and he has faced 1,497 batters in the majors. He has conceded 353 base hits (8.9 hits per 9 innings) and has 95 walks. His ERA is 4.21 (167 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.255. Kelly has taken the hill for 357 innings and has racked up 305 strikeouts in his career.
The Dodgers hold a slugging % of .421 and they score 5.03 runs per outing (5th in MLB). They have notched 224 doubles, while walking 554 times as well as putting up 730 runs. Los Angeles has 203 long balls on the campaign as well as 702 RBIs. They have struck out on 1,283 occasions (10th in baseball) and have earned 1,172 hits. The Los Angeles Dodgers have compiled an on-base percentage of .328 and a batting average of .241 so far this season.
The Dodgers have a WHIP of 1.095 with a FIP of 3.55 as a squad on the season. They have a ranking of 1st in baseball as a staff in total hits surrendered with 984. The Los Angeles pitching staff have conceded 492 runs so far this year while having a team ERA of 2.94 (424 earned runs yielded). Their K/BB ratio is 3.27 (1,436 strikeouts against 439 free passes). They have surrendered 145 HR's and they give up 3.41 runs per 9 innings (1st in baseball).
Los Angeles has called on relief pitchers to step onto the hill in 73 save chances and they have come away with 46 saves. They are ranked 12th in the league holding a save percentage of 63.0%, and they have dispatched 531 relievers onto the field on the season. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the mound 184 times in high leverage situations in addition to 148 occasions with runners on. Los Angeles relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 21.8% out of their 206 inherited runners. With 173 save situations, the Dodgers have tallied 98 holds and also 27 blown saves.
Out of their 11,700 innings on the diamond, the Dodgers have earned a defensive efficiency of 72.5% (1st in the majors). The Los Angeles Dodgers have turned 80 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .984 (17th in baseball). The Dodgers have accrued 1,173 assists, 80 errors and have a total of 3,900 putouts for the season.
So far in his pro baseball career, Urias has allowed 344 hits while he has accumulated 407 punch outs in 402 frames. Urias (29-10 career win-loss record) has a 3.11 ERA and has surrendered 7.7 hits per nine innings. He has given up 139 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.161 and a FIP of 3.4. He has a K/BB ratio of 3.31 and he has gone up against 1,657 batters in his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Arizona (+260)
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