Houston Astros vs Los Angeles Dodgers Prediction, 8/3/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Houston Astros vs Los Angeles Dodgers
Date: Tuesday, August 3, 2021
Location: Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Spectrum Sportsnet LA
Odds/Point Spread: Houston (110) Los Angeles (-141)
Lance McCullers Jr and the Houston Astros (64-42, 1st in AL West) go to Dodger Stadium on Tuesday where they'll take on the Los Angeles Dodgers (64-43, 2nd in NL West). The Dodgers open this game at -141 while the Astros are priced at 110. The over/under is set at 8. The starting pitchers will be Lance McCullers Jr and Walker Buehler.
Houston is slugging .440 and have struck out 796 times, while being walked on 383 occasions. They have 556 RBI's and 968 base knocks on the campaign, while their average at the plate is at .267. The Astros have tallied 196 doubles as a team and have knocked 140 baseballs out of the park. They have 580 runs scored while having a team on-base percentage of .341. As a unit, the Houston Astros are putting up 5.5 runs per game, which has them sitting at 1st in baseball.
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Astros pitchers have allowed 128 home runs and also 431 total runs (12th in baseball). They have walked 356 players from the other team and their FIP is 4.15 as a team on the year. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.71 and their pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.22. The Astros have an earned run average of 3.73 on the campaign (10th in the league), and they have struck out 964 hitters.
The Astros relief pitchers have accumulated a save rate of 59.0% and has stepped onto the mound in 87 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 141 base runners this year and 38.3% of those runners crossed home plate. Astros bullpen pitchers have come into the game with runners on 90 times in addition to having 98 appearances in high leverage situations. The Astros have dispatched 321 relief pitchers to the mound on the year. The relief pitchers have 47 holds so far this season (21st in baseball). They have compiled 23 saves for the season and have missed out on 16 of 39 save opportunities.
The Houston Astros have 2,829 putouts this season, in addition to 891 assists and 43 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .989 which has them ranked 1st in MLB, and have accumulated 781 double plays. The Astros have converted 71.8% of balls in play into outs out of 8,487 innings, which ranks them 2nd in professional baseball.
McCullers has taken the hill for 606 frames and has totaled 680 strikeouts so far in his career. McCullers (40-27 career record) is the owner of a FIP of 3.31 while facing 2,550 hitters during his time in the majors. His ERA is 3.62 (244 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.255. He has given up 515 hits (7.6 hits per nine innings) and has 246 walks.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have an OBP of .336 as well as a batting average of .246 on the campaign. They have struck out on 952 occasions (11th in the league) and have notched a total of 889 base hits. Los Angeles has a total of 147 home runs for the season as well as 536 runs batted in. The Dodgers have a team slugging % of .423 and they are recording 5.23 runs per contest (2nd in the league). They have hit 165 two-baggers, while walking 427 times as well as putting up 560 runs.
The Los Angeles pitching staff have surrendered 395 runs over the course of the season while holding a team ERA of 3.18 (336 earned runs conceded). They have yielded 116 dingers and they concede 3.74 runs per 9 innings (2nd in MLB). The Dodgers hold a team WHIP of 1.128 in addition to having a FIP of 3.67 as a unit for the year. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 3.25 (1,061 strikeouts vs 326 bases on balls). They rank 2nd in the league as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 746.
Los Angeles relief pitchers have an inherited score rate of 23.9% out of their 155 inherited runners. Their relief pitchers have taken the field 131 times in high leverage situations and also on 110 occasions with base runners. Sitting with 124 save situations, the Dodgers have accrued 69 holds and also 23 blown saves. They rank 23rd in MLB with a save rate of 57.4%, and they have sent 376 relievers to the mound on the year. Los Angeles has called on bullpen pitchers to enter the game in 54 save opportunities and they have walked away with 31 saves.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have turned 67 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .983 (23rd in MLB). The Dodgers have 883 assists, 65 errors and have earned a total of 2,851 putouts over the course of the season. In 8,553 innings on the field, the Dodgers have accumulated a efficiency on defense of 71.6% (3rd in baseball).
Buehler (35-10 career mark) has a 2.89 ERA and has allowed 6.7 hits per 9 innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 4.51 and he has faced 1,991 hitters during his career. He has conceded a total of 161 ER's while earning a WHIP of 0.993 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.2. So far in his career, Buehler has given up 374 hits while he has totaled 559 punch outs in 501 frames.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-141)
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