Los Angeles Angels vs Arizona Diamondbacks Prediction, 6/12/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Angels vs Arizona Diamondbacks
Date: Saturday, June 12, 2021
Location: Chase Field in Phoenix, AZ
TV: Bally Sports Arizona
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (-125) Arizona (+100)
Chase Field is the venue where Caleb Smith and the Arizona Diamondbacks (20-43, 5th in NL West) will take on the Los Angeles Angels (30-32, 4th in AL West) on Saturday. The moneyline on this contest has the Angels coming in at -125 and the Diamondbacks are at +100. The over/under opens at 9. The pitchers taking the mound will be Alex Cobb and Caleb Smith.
The Angels have tallied 100 doubles as a team and have knocked 80 baseballs out of the park. Los Angeles has a slugging percentage of .422 and have been called out on strikes 536 times, while drawing a walk on 170 occasions. As a squad, the Los Angeles Angels are knocking in 4.7 runs per contest, which ranks them 10th in baseball. They have compiled 275 runs batted in in addition to 512 hits for the season, while their team batting average is .249. They have racked up 291 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .313.
The Angels have an earned run average of 4.84 on the season (26th in MLB), and their staff has rung up 601 hitters. They have walked 241 opposing players and their FIP comes in at 4.33 as a unit for the season. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.49 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.39. Angels pitchers have given up 81 long balls and 316 runs in total (26th in the league).
The Angels relief pitchers have compiled a save rate of 59.1% and has come into the game in 47 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 126 runners so far this season and 37.3% of those players crossed home plate. Angels bullpen pitchers have come into the game with opponents on base 88 times in addition to having 58 appearances in high leverage situations. The Angels have dispatched 214 relievers to the hill over the course of the season. The relief pitchers have notched 24 holds this season (25th in MLB). They have tallied 13 saves for the year and have blown 9 of 22 save opportunities.
The Los Angeles Angels have amassed 1,625 putouts so far this season, as well as 531 assists and 46 errors. Their fielding rate is holding steady at .979 which ranks 29th in professional baseball, and they have twisted 428 double plays. The Angels have converted 67.5% of baseballs in play into outs out of 4,875 innings, which has them ranked 29th in baseball.
Cobb has taken the hill for 957 innings and is sitting with 767 strikeouts during his MLB career. Cobb (59-59 career record) has a FIP of 3.98 while he has gone up against 4,014 batters in the majors. His ERA is 3.89 (414 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.263. He has conceded 929 base hits (8.7 hits per nine innings) and has 280 walks.
The Diamondbacks have a team slugging percentage of .380 and they are recording 4.17 runs per outing (19th in the league). They have 107 doubles, while taking a walk 211 times as well as recording 263 runs. Arizona has hit 61 long balls on the year to go along with 248 RBIs. They have been called out on strikes on 574 occasions (11th in the league) and have accounted for 495 base knocks. The Arizona Diamondbacks hold a team on-base percentage of .305 in addition to a team batting average of .231 over the course of the season.
The Arizona pitching staff have relinquished 334 runs on the campaign while having an ERA of 4.98 (302 earned runs yielded). They have relinquished 87 homers and they concede 5.50 runs per 9 innings (30th in the league). The Diamondbacks have a team WHIP of 1.395 and have a FIP of 4.63 as a squad this year. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.48 (503 strikeouts vs 203 walks). They rank 29th in baseball as a staff in total hits conceded with 559.
Arizona has had bullpen pitchers enter the contest in 17 save opportunities and they have earned 6 saves. They are ranked 30th in the league with a save percentage of 35.3%, and they have dispatched 213 relief pitchers onto the field this season. Their relievers have stepped onto the hill 51 times in high leverage situations and on 49 occasions with runners on. Arizona relievers have an inherited score percentage of 28.1% out of their 64 inherited runners. Sitting with 39 save situations, the Diamondbacks have accrued 22 holds in addition to 11 blown saves.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have turned 35 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .983 (20th in MLB). The Diamondbacks have recorded 556 assists, 39 errors and have 1,640 putouts so far this year. In their 4,920 innings on the diamond, the Diamondbacks hold a defensive efficiency of 68.5% (24th in professional baseball).
Smith (17-20 win-loss record in his career) has a 4.35 ERA while giving up 7.4 hits per 9 innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.53 and he has gone up against 1,304 opposing hitters during his pro baseball career. He has conceded a total of 148 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.263 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.8. During his career, Smith has conceded 253 base hits while accumulating 339 punch outs in 306 frames.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-125)
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