Los Angeles Dodgers vs Arizona Diamondbacks Prediction, 6/18/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Dodgers vs Arizona Diamondbacks
Date: Friday, June 18, 2021
Location: Chase Field in Phoenix, AZ
TV: Bally Sports Arizona
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (-217) Arizona (+165)
Caleb Smith and the Arizona Diamondbacks (20-49, 5th in NL West) play the Los Angeles Dodgers (41-27, 2nd in NL West) at Chase Field on Friday. The Dodgers open this matchup at -217 while the Diamondbacks are coming in at +165. The over/under is set at 8.5. The expected starting pitchers will be Trevor Bauer and Caleb Smith.
The Dodgers have hit 101 two-baggers as a unit and have hit 86 baseballs out of the park. Los Angeles is slugging .410 and have struck out 603 times, while being walked on 289 occasions. As a unit, the Los Angeles Dodgers are putting up 5.2 runs per game, which ranks them 2nd in MLB. They have accumulated 336 RBI's as well as 555 base knocks for the season, while their team batting average is .243. They have earned 352 runs scored and have an on-base percentage of .339.
The Dodgers have a team earned run average of 3.20 on the campaign (4th in MLB), and the staff has struck out 681 batters. They have a K/BB ratio of 3.42 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.11. Dodgers pitchers have conceded 74 home runs and also 259 runs in total (7th in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 199 players from the other team and their FIP comes in at 3.61 as a squad this year.
The Dodgers relievers have compiled a save rate of 61.5% and has entered the game in 86 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 86 runners so far this season with 24.4% of them ended up scoring. Dodgers relief pitchers have gone to the mound with players on base 65 times in addition to having 78 appearances in high leverage situations. The Dodgers have dispatched 225 relievers to the mound so far this season. The bullpen have racked up 46 holds over the course of the season (4th in baseball). They have earned 24 saves so far this year and have not converted 15 of their 39 save opportunities.
The Dodgers have turned 71.7% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 5,463 innings on the diamond, which ranks them 5th in the majors. The Los Angeles Dodgers are sitting with 1,821 putouts this season, in addition to 552 assists and 42 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .983 which is 20th in baseball, and they have turned 411 double plays.
Bauer has taken the ball for 1,278 innings and has racked up 1,390 strikeouts so far in his career. Bauer (81-69 win-loss mark in his career) has a FIP of 3.85 and he has gone up against 5,382 batters in the major leagues. His ERA is 3.81 (542 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.243. He has given up 1,106 hits (7.8 hits per 9 innings) and has 483 walks.
Arizona has tallied 66 home runs on the year as well as 276 RBIs. They have 122 doubles, while getting a free base 226 times and notching 295 runs. The Arizona Diamondbacks are sitting with an OBP of .306 and a team batting average of .233 over the course of the season. The Diamondbacks hold a slugging % of .381 and they tally 4.28 runs per game (16th in the league). They have struck out on 623 occasions (10th in MLB) and have earned a total of 551 hits.
The Arizona pitching staff have given up 385 runs on the year while holding an ERA of 5.30 (352 earned runs relinquished). They have allowed 99 homers and they relinquish 5.79 runs per 9 innings (30th in MLB). The Diamondbacks have a team WHIP of 1.443 with a FIP of 4.78 as a squad on the year. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.37 (548 strikeouts against 231 walks). They sit at 30th in the league as a staff in total hits allowed with 632.
Arizona has had bullpen pitchers enter the contest in 19 save chances and they have walked away with 6 saves. They sit at 30th in baseball with a save percentage of 31.6%, and they have sent 238 relievers onto the diamond so far this season. Their relief pitchers have come in 58 times in high leverage situations and on 57 occasions with runners on. Arizona relievers have an inherited score percentage of 30.4% out of their 79 inherited runners. Sitting with 44 save situations, the Diamondbacks have earned 25 holds in addition to 13 blown saves.
In their 5,388 innings played, the Diamondbacks hold a defensive efficiency of 68.0% (26th in pro baseball). The Arizona Diamondbacks have turned 39 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .983 (15th in MLB). The Diamondbacks have recorded 604 assists, 41 errors and have a tally of 1,796 putouts during this campaign.
In his MLB career, Smith has given up 258 hits and he has 345 punch outs in 310 innings. Smith (17-20 career record) holds a 4.40 ERA and has conceded 7.5 hits per 9 innings. He has allowed 152 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.271 and a FIP of 4.8. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.52 and he has faced 1,325 hitters during his MLB career.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-217) and over 8.5 runs
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