Los Angeles Angels vs Arizona Diamondbacks Prediction, 6/11/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Angels vs Arizona Diamondbacks
Date: Friday, June 11, 2021
Location: Chase Field in Phoenix, AZ
TV: Bally Sports Arizona
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (-141) Arizona (+115)
Chase Field is the venue where Merrill Kelly and the Arizona Diamondbacks (20-43, 5th in NL West) will take on the Los Angeles Angels (30-32, 4th in AL West) on Friday. The Diamondbacks open this contest at +115 while the Angels are priced at -141. The total opens at 8.5. The men taking the mound are Shohei Ohtani and Merrill Kelly.
Los Angeles owns a slugging percentage of .422 and have struck out 536 times, while drawing a walk on 170 occasions. They have accounted for 275 RBI's in addition to 512 base knocks this season, while their team batting average is at .249. The Angels have accounted for 100 two-baggers as a unit and have knocked 80 balls out of the park. They are sitting with 291 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .313. As a unit, the Los Angeles Angels are recording 4.7 runs per contest, which puts them at 10th in baseball.
The Angels are sitting with a team ERA of 4.84 on the season (26th in MLB), and the staff has struck out 601 batters. They have walked 241 players from the other team and their FIP is 4.33 as a unit for the year. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 2.49 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.39. Angels pitchers have allowed 81 home runs and 316 runs in total (28th in MLB).
The Angels have dispatched 214 relief pitchers to the hill for the year. The relief pitchers have inherited 126 base runners this season and 37.3% of those players ended up crossing the plate. They have earned 13 saves for the year and have blown 9 of their 22 chances to get a save. The Angels bullpen have recorded a save rate of 59.1% and has come into the game in 47 save situations. The relief pitchers have accumulated 24 holds on the year (25th in baseball). Angels bullpen pitchers have entered the game with runners on 88 times in addition to having 58 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Los Angeles Angels have a tally of 1,625 putouts thus far, as well as 531 assists and 46 errors. Their fielding rate is currently at .979 which has them ranked 29th in professional baseball, and they have turned 428 double plays. The Angels have converted 67.5% of balls in play into outs in their 4,875 innings, which ranks them 29th in MLB.
Ohtani (6-4 career mark) sits with a FIP of 3.76 while he has gone up against 403 hitters in the majors. He has given up 64 hits (6.0 hits per 9 innings) with 56 free passes. His earned run average is 3.67 (39 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.254. Ohtani has taken the mound for 95 innings and has earned 126 strikeouts so far in his MLB career.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have accumulated a team OBP of .305 and a batting average of .231 on the year. They have struck out on 574 occasions (10th in the league) and have accounted for 495 base hits. Arizona has a total of 61 home runs for the year to go along with 248 RBIs. The Diamondbacks hold a team slugging percentage of .380 and they are scoring 4.17 runs per contest (19th in baseball). They have 107 doubles, while taking a walk 211 times as well as scoring 263 runs.
The Diamondbacks have a team WHIP of 1.395 in addition to having a FIP of 4.63 as a unit for the year. They are sitting at 29th in baseball as a staff in total hits relinquished with 559. The Arizona pitching staff have allowed 334 runs on the year while holding an ERA of 4.98 (302 earned runs yielded). They currently have a K/BB ratio of 2.48 (503 strikeouts against 203 bases on balls). They have relinquished 87 home runs and they allow 5.50 runs per 9 innings (30th in MLB).
Sitting with 39 save situations, the Diamondbacks have earned 22 holds and also 11 blown saves. Arizona has had relief pitchers enter the contest in 17 save chances and they have earned 6 saves. Their relief pitchers have come in 51 times in high leverage situations and on 49 occasions with base runners. Arizona bullpen pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 28.1% of 64 inherited base runners. They are ranked 30th in baseball with a save rate of 35.3%, and they have dispatched 213 relievers onto the field on the campaign.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have turned 35 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .983 (20th in pro baseball). The Diamondbacks have 556 assists, 39 errors and have accumulated 1,640 putouts on the campaign. In 4,920 innings played, the Diamondbacks have a defensive efficiency of 68.5% (24th in pro baseball).
Kelly (18-22 career win-loss record) has earned a 4.39 earned run average and has given up 9.0 hits per 9 innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.07 and he has faced 1,202 opposing batters in his career. He has allowed a total of 139 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.284 and a FIP of 4.4. In his career, Kelly has allowed 285 hits while totaling 249 K's in 285 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-141)
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