Los Angeles Angels vs Los Angeles Dodgers Prediction, 8/8/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Angels vs Los Angeles Dodgers
Date: Sunday, August 8, 2021
Location: Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Spectrum Sportsnet LA
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (+245) Los Angeles (-345)
Dodger Stadium is the venue where Walker Buehler and the Los Angeles Dodgers (65-45, 2nd in NL West) will play the Los Angeles Angels (56-54, 4th in AL West) on Sunday. The Angels open this contest at +245 while the Dodgers are priced at -345. The O/U is set at 8.5. The expected starting pitchers will be Reid Detmers and Walker Buehler.
As a squad, the Los Angeles Angels are notching 4.7 runs per game, which is 11th in MLB. They have a total of 513 runs and have an OBP of .314. The Angels have tallied 200 two-baggers as a team and have hit 143 baseballs out of the park. They have 488 RBI's as well as 944 hits on the year, and their batting average is at .253. Los Angeles is slugging .429 and have struck out 942 times, while drawing a walk on 293 occasions.
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The Angels hold a team earned run average of 4.64 for the season (23rd in MLB), and the staff has rung up 1,032 batters. They have walked 412 batters and their FIP is 4.20 as a team this season. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.50 and the pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.36. Angels pitchers have allowed 130 home runs and also 544 total runs (26th in MLB).
The Angels bullpen have accumulated a save rate of 60.9% and has come into the game in 99 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 237 base runners for the season with 38.8% of those players ended up scoring. Angels relief pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on base 159 times and also have had 120 appearances in high leverage situations. The Angels have sent 373 relievers to the hill over the course of the season. The relief pitchers have racked up 52 holds this year (19th in the league). They have recorded 28 saves so far this year and have missed out on 18 of their 46 save opportunities.
The Los Angeles Angels have earned 2,906 putouts on the campaign, in addition to 952 assists and 71 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .982 which puts them in 26th in the majors, and have a total of 744 double plays. The Angels have converted 68.2% of baseballs in play into outs in their 8,718 innings, which has them sitting 26th in MLB.
Detmers has pitched in 4 innings and has accumulated 2 strikeouts so far in his career. His ERA is 12.46 (6 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.846. He has given up 6 base knocks (12.5 hits per 9 innings) and has had 2 walks. Detmers (0-1 win-loss mark in his career) holds a FIP of 10.31 and he has faced 22 batters in the majors.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have compiled a team on-base percentage of .335 in addition to a team batting average of .245 on the season. They have been rung up on 978 occasions (13th in baseball) and have recorded 914 base hits. Los Angeles has accumulated 151 home runs so far this season as well as 546 RBIs. The Dodgers have a SLG% of .422 and they score 5.18 runs per game (3rd in baseball). They have recorded 169 doubles, while walking 435 times and earning 570 runs.
The Dodgers hold a team WHIP of 1.129 and are the owners of a FIP of 3.70 as a team this season. They have a ranking of 2nd in the league as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 769. The Los Angeles pitching staff have allowed 407 runs on the season while holding a team ERA of 3.19 (347 earned runs conceded). Their K/BB ratio sits at 3.27 (1,095 strikeouts against 335 walks). They have surrendered 122 home runs and they yield 3.75 runs per 9 innings (2nd in the league).
Los Angeles relievers have an inherited score rate of 24.1% out of 158 inherited runners. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill 135 times in high leverage situations and also on 113 occasions with base runners. With 124 save situations, the Dodgers have compiled 69 holds and 23 blown saves. They rank 22nd in MLB with a save percentage of 57.4%, and they have sent 387 relief pitchers to the hill so far this year. Los Angeles has had bullpen pitchers take the mound in 54 save chances and they have tallied 31 saves.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have twisted 68 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .983 (22nd in professional baseball). The Dodgers have accrued 906 assists, 66 errors and have accounted for 2,935 putouts over the course of the season. In their 8,805 innings played, the Dodgers are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 71.6% (3rd in MLB).
Buehler (35-11 career record) holds a 2.87 earned run average while allowing 6.7 hits per nine innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 4.44 and he has faced 2,016 batters in his pro baseball career. He has given up a total of 162 ER's while earning a WHIP of 0.997 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.2. In his pro baseball career, Buehler has allowed 379 base hits while he has tallied 564 strikeouts in 507 frames.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Los Angeles (+245) and over 8.5 runs
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