Los Angeles Angels vs Los Angeles Dodgers Prediction, 8/7/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Angels vs Los Angeles Dodgers
Date: Saturday, August 7, 2021
Location: Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Spectrum Sportsnet LA
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (+330) Los Angeles (-500)
Dodger Stadium is the site where Julio Urias and the Los Angeles Dodgers (65-44, 2nd in NL West) will play the Los Angeles Angels (55-54, 4th in AL West) on Saturday. The Dodgers open this contest at -500 while the Angels are coming in at +330. The over/under has been set at 8.5. The pitchers who are expected to start will be Jaime Barria and Julio Urias.
The Angels have accrued 198 doubles as a squad and have knocked 141 balls out of the park. Los Angeles has a slugging percentage of .429 and have been called out on strikes 931 times, while drawing a walk on 290 occasions. As a unit, the Los Angeles Angels are putting up 4.7 runs per game, which ranks them 11th in MLB. They have recorded 484 RBI's and 937 hits for the year, and their team batting average sits at .254. They have tallied 509 runs while holding a team OBP of .314.
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Angels pitchers have surrendered 130 home runs in addition to 541 runs (26th in baseball). They have walked 410 players from the other team and their FIP sits at 4.22 as a unit so far this year. Their K/BB ratio is 2.50 and the pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.36. The Angels have compiled a team earned run average of 4.67 on the year (23rd in the league), and they have struck out 1,025 hitters.
The Angels have sent 369 relief pitchers to the hill for the season. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 236 runners on the year with 39.0% of those runners ended up scoring. They have compiled 27 saves on the year and have not converted 18 out of their 45 save opportunities. The Angels relievers have a save percentage of 60.0% and has stepped onto the mound in 98 save situations. The relievers have a total of 52 holds on the year (19th in MLB). Angels pitchers have entered the contest with players on base 157 times as well as having 118 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Los Angeles Angels have earned 2,876 putouts so far this season, in addition to 947 assists and 71 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .982 which puts them in 27th in baseball, and they have turned 737 double plays. The Angels have converted 68.2% of balls in play into outs out of their 8,628 innings on the diamond, ranking them 26th in professional baseball.
Barria has thrown 264 frames and is sitting with 208 punch outs so far in his career. Barria (17-19 career record) is the owner of a FIP of 5.02 and he has faced 1,116 hitters during his time in the major leagues. His earned run average is 4.43 (130 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.295. He has surrendered 251 base knocks (8.6 hits per nine innings) and has had 91 walks.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have a team OBP of .335 in addition to a batting average of .245 so far this year. They have been called out on strikes on 971 occasions (13th in MLB) and have totaled 903 base hits. Los Angeles has hit 151 HRs on the season to go along with 543 runs batted in. The Dodgers have a team SLG% of .423 and they earn 5.20 runs per game (2nd in baseball). They have put up 167 doubles, while walking 433 times as well as putting up 567 runs.
The Dodgers have a team WHIP of 1.130 and are the owners of a FIP of 3.69 as a unit so far this year. They are sitting at 2nd in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 762. The Los Angeles pitching staff have conceded 403 runs this season while having a team ERA of 3.20 (344 earned runs given up). They currently have a K/BB ratio of 3.27 (1,084 strikeouts against 332 bases on balls). They have allowed 120 dingers and they yield 3.75 runs per 9 innings (2nd in baseball).
Los Angeles has called on relievers to take the mound in 54 save chances and they have walked away with 31 saves. They sit at 23rd in MLB holding a save percentage of 57.4%, and they have sent 381 relief pitchers to the hill this year. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 131 times in high leverage situations and on 110 occasions with runners on base. Los Angeles bullpen pitchers have an inherited score rate of 23.9% out of 155 inherited base runners. With 124 save situations, the Dodgers have accrued 69 holds in addition to 23 blown saves.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have twisted 68 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .983 (22nd in pro baseball). The Dodgers have accrued 892 assists, 65 errors and have earned a total of 2,905 putouts for the season. In 8,715 innings on the diamond, the Dodgers have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 71.6% (3rd in pro baseball).
Urias (25-10 record in his career) has earned a 3.27 earned run average and has surrendered 7.8 hits per 9 innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 3.23 and he has gone up against 1,522 batters in his MLB career. He has surrendered a total of 134 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.180 and a FIP of 3.5. So far in his pro baseball career, Urias has surrendered 320 hits while tallying 371 punch outs in 368 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take the Angels (+330)
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