Los Angeles Angels vs Los Angeles Dodgers Prediction, 8/6/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Angels vs Los Angeles Dodgers
Date: Friday, August 6, 2021
Location: Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Spectrum Sportsnet LA
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (+210) Los Angeles (-286)
David Price and the Los Angeles Dodgers (65-44, 2nd in NL West) play the Los Angeles Angels (54-54, 4th in AL West) at Dodger Stadium on Friday. The Dodgers open this contest at -286 while the Angels are priced at +210. The O/U opens at 8. The expected starting pitchers are Patrick Sandoval and David Price.
As a team, the Los Angeles Angels are scoring 4.7 runs per outing, which has them sitting at 11th in baseball. They have accounted for 502 runs while holding a team OBP of .315. The Angels have earned 197 doubles as a team and have knocked 139 balls out of the park. They have accrued 479 RBI's in addition to 920 base knocks for the season, and their team batting average comes in at .254. Los Angeles has a slugging percentage of .430 and have struck out 916 times, while being walked on 286 occasions.
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The Angels have an earned run average of 4.75 for the year (25th in MLB), and their staff has rung up 1,005 batters. Their pitching staff has walked 406 opposing players and their FIP sits at 4.27 as a team on the season. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.48 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.37. Angels pitchers have surrendered 130 home runs in addition to 540 total runs (26th in MLB).
The Angels relief pitchers have compiled a save rate of 59.1% and has stepped onto the mound in 95 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 231 base runners this year with 39.8% of those players crossed the plate. Angels pitchers have gone to the mound with players on base 154 times in addition to having 115 appearances in high leverage situations. The Angels have dispatched 363 relief pitchers to the mound for the season. The relief pitchers have accumulated 50 holds over the course of the season (19th in the league). They have earned 26 saves on the year and have blown 18 of their 44 chances to get a save.
The Angels have turned 68.2% of baseballs in play into outs in their 8,466 innings, which has them sitting at 26th in the majors. The Los Angeles Angels have earned 2,822 putouts for the season, in addition to 936 assists and 69 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .982 which puts them in 26th in baseball, and they have twisted 724 double plays.
Sandoval has taken the ball for 153 innings and has totaled 162 punch outs in his pro baseball career. His earned run average is 4.34 (74 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.252. He has surrendered 129 base knocks (7.6 hits per nine innings) and has had 63 free passes. Sandoval (4-14 career record) sits with a FIP of 4.60 while he has gone up against 645 opposing batters during his time in the majors.
Los Angeles has knocked in 147 home runs so far this season to go along with 536 RBIs. They have tallied 165 two-baggers, while getting a free base 430 times as well as earning 560 runs. The Los Angeles Dodgers have an OBP of .335 and a batting average of .245 so far this season. The Dodgers have a slugging percentage of .421 and they average 5.19 runs per outing (2nd in baseball). They have struck out on 965 occasions (11th in MLB) and have accounted for 894 base knocks.
The Dodgers have a team WHIP of 1.131 and have a FIP of 3.68 as a unit so far this year. Their K/BB ratio sits at 3.23 (1,069 strikeouts against 331 free passes). They sit at 2nd in the league as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 754. They have given up 117 dingers and they allow 3.73 runs per 9 innings (1st in MLB). The Los Angeles pitching staff have conceded 398 runs on the campaign while holding an ERA of 3.18 (339 earned runs allowed).
Los Angeles relievers hold an inherited score rate of 23.9% out of their 155 inherited runners. Their relievers have come in 131 times in high leverage situations in addition to 110 occasions with runners on. Sitting with 124 save situations, the Dodgers have earned 69 holds and also 23 blown saves. They are currently ranked 22nd in the league holding a save percentage of 57.4%, and they have sent 379 relievers to the mound so far this season. Los Angeles has called on relievers to take the mound in 54 save opportunities and they have walked away with 31 saves.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have twisted 68 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .983 (24th in baseball). The Dodgers have racked up 890 assists, 65 errors and have amassed 2,878 putouts this season. In 8,634 innings on the field, the Dodgers are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 71.6% (3rd in professional baseball).
Price (154-81 career mark) has a 3.31 earned run average and has surrendered 8.1 hits per nine innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.74 and he has faced 8,519 opposing batters during his career. He has given up a total of 764 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.159 and having a FIP of 3.4. Thus far in his career, Price has allowed 1,865 base hits while totaling 2,023 punch outs in 2,075 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take the Dodgers (-286)
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