Cincinnati Reds vs Los Angeles Dodgers Prediction, 4/26/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Cincinnati Reds vs Los Angeles Dodgers
Date: Monday, April 26, 2021
Location: Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Spectrum Sportsnet LA
Odds/Point Spread: Cincinnati (+105) Los Angeles (-125)
Tyler Mahle and the Cincinnati Reds (9-11, 5th in NL Central) are headed to Dodger Stadium on Monday where they'll meet the Los Angeles Dodgers (15-6, 1st in NL West). The Dodgers open this matchup at -125 while the Reds are priced at +105. The over/under opens at 8.5. The expected starting pitchers are Tyler Mahle and Julio Urias.
Cincinnati owns a slugging percentage of .472 and have struck out 180 times, while drawing a walk on 66 occasions. They have recorded 109 runs batted in and 171 base knocks on the year, and their batting average is at .261. The Reds have accrued 34 doubles as a team and have hit 32 baseballs out of the park. They have earned a total of 115 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .337. As a squad, the Cincinnati Reds are notching 6.1 runs/g, which has them sitting at 1st in MLB.
The Reds have compiled a team ERA of 4.71 so far this season (27th in the league), and the staff has struck out 195 batters. They have walked 82 opposing hitters and their FIP is 4.63 as a unit this year. Their K/BB ratio is 2.38 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.35. Reds pitchers have given up 29 home runs and also 99 total runs (28th in the league).
Reds bullpen pitchers have entered the game with runners on base 23 times in addition to having 20 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers have tallied 5 holds this year (26th in MLB). The Reds relief pitchers have compiled a save rate of 42.9% and has entered the game in 12 save situations. They have recorded 3 saves on the year and have missed out on 4 of 7 save chances. The relievers have inherited 33 base runners on the year and 51.5% of those players ended up scoring. The Reds have sent 70 relievers to the mound so far this season.
The Cincinnati Reds have 510 putouts this season, in addition to 156 assists and 12 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .982 which ranks 18th in pro baseball, and have accumulated 116 double plays. The Reds have turned 70.1% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 1,530 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting 12th in MLB.
Mahle (14-26 career win-loss record) has a FIP of 4.59 while he has gone up against 1,436 opposing batters in the major leagues. He has surrendered 323 base hits (8.8 hits per 9 innings) and has had 128 walks. His earned run average is 4.50 (165 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.367. Mahle has taken the hill for 330 frames and is sitting with 344 punch outs in his career.
The Dodgers have a team SLG% of .421 and they score 4.85 runs per contest (6th in the league). They have 38 two-baggers, while getting a free base 88 times and scoring 97 runs. Los Angeles has 25 HRs this year to go along with 91 runs batted in. They have been rung up on 184 occasions (10th in the league) and have a total of 161 base hits. The Los Angeles Dodgers are sitting with an OBP of .339 as well as a batting average of .240 this season.
The Los Angeles pitching staff have given up 65 runs this year while holding a team ERA of 2.85 (57 earned runs conceded). They have conceded 20 home runs and they concede 3.25 runs per 9 innings (3rd in the league). The Dodgers have a team WHIP of 1.044 in addition to having a FIP of 3.30 as a team for the year. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 3.88 (194 strikeouts vs 50 walks). They are currently ranked 8th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 138.
Los Angeles relievers have an inherited score percentage of 17.4% out of their 23 inherited base runners. Their bullpen pitchers have come in 33 times in high leverage situations and on 19 occasions with runners on base. With 30 save situations, the Dodgers have 17 holds and also 4 blown saves. They are ranked 13th in the league holding a save rate of 66.7%, and they have dispatched 59 relievers to the hill this season. Los Angeles has called on relief pitchers to take the mound in 12 save chances and they have come away with 8 saves.
In 1,623 innings on the field, the Dodgers are sitting with a efficiency on defense of 72.3% (4th in pro baseball). The Los Angeles Dodgers have turned 11 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .982 (19th in pro baseball). The Dodgers have recorded 172 assists, 13 errors and have accounted for 541 putouts for the year.
So far in his career, Urias has given up 229 base knocks while he has totaled 258 strikeouts in 264 frames. Urias (15-7 career win-loss mark) holds a 3.16 ERA and has given up 7.8 hits per nine innings. He has given up a total of 93 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.220 and having a FIP of 3.4. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.74 and he has gone up against 1,101 hitters during his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Cincinnati (+105)
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