Los Angeles Dodgers vs Arizona Diamondbacks Prediction, 7/31/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Dodgers vs Arizona Diamondbacks
Date: Saturday, July 31, 2021
Location: Chase Field in Phoenix, AZ
TV: Bally Sports Arizona
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (-192) Arizona (+145)
Merrill Kelly and the Arizona Diamondbacks (32-71, 5th in NL West) host the Los Angeles Dodgers (62-42, 2nd in NL West) at Chase Field on Saturday. The Dodgers open this matchup at -192 while the Diamondbacks are coming in at +145. The O/U is set at 9. The pitchers who are expected to start will be Mitch White and Merrill Kelly.
The Dodgers have accumulated 158 two-baggers as a squad and have knocked 143 baseballs out of the park. Los Angeles has a slugging % of .420 and have struck out 927 times, while being walked on 416 occasions. As a unit, the Los Angeles Dodgers are compiling 5.1 runs per game, which has them sitting at 3rd in baseball. They have accrued 512 runs batted in in addition to 848 base knocks for the year, and their batting average is at .242. They have accounted for 534 runs while having a team OBP of .333.
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Dodgers pitchers have conceded 114 long balls and also 386 runs in total (3rd in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 314 opposing players and their FIP is 3.68 as a squad this year. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.28 and their pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.13. The Dodgers hold a team earned run average of 3.20 this season (1st in the league), and their staff has rung up 1,031 hitters.
The Dodgers relief pitchers have earned a save percentage of 57.4% and has come into the game in 124 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 148 base runners over the course of the season and 23.6% of those players crossed home plate. Dodgers bullpen pitchers have come into the game with runners on base 105 times in addition to having 126 appearances in high leverage situations. The Dodgers have sent 359 relievers to the mound on the season. The relief pitchers have a total of 69 holds for the season (1st in baseball). They have recorded 31 saves for the year and have blown 23 of 54 chances to get a save.
The Dodgers have turned 71.5% of balls in play into outs out of their 8,307 innings on the diamond, which ranks them 4th in pro baseball. The Los Angeles Dodgers have earned 2,769 putouts thus far, in addition to 856 assists and 64 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .983 which puts them in 23rd in baseball, and they have turned 628 double plays.
White has taken the mound for 23 innings and is sitting with 22 K's during his MLB career. His earned run average is 3.09 (8 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.329. He has surrendered 21 hits (8.1 hits per 9 innings) and has 10 walks. White (1-0 win-loss record in his career) has a FIP of 3.68 while he has gone up against 103 batters in the majors.
The Diamondbacks have a team slugging percentage of .379 and they are recording 4.17 runs per contest (23rd in baseball). They have put up 186 two-baggers, while taking a walk 354 times as well as scoring 429 runs. Arizona has 93 HRs this year to go along with 405 runs batted in. They have been rung up on 924 occasions (12th in MLB) and have earned a total of 814 base knocks. The Arizona Diamondbacks have an OBP of .310 and a batting average of .234 over the course of the season.
The Arizona pitching staff have surrendered 579 runs this year while holding a team ERA of 5.28 (524 earned runs surrendered). They have yielded 149 homers and they relinquish 5.83 runs per 9 innings (30th in baseball). The Diamondbacks hold a team WHIP of 1.450 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.86 as a staff on the year. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.33 (802 strikeouts vs 344 walks). They are currently ranked 30th in the league as a staff in total hits conceded with 952.
With 78 save situations, the Diamondbacks have compiled 45 holds in addition to 19 blown saves. Arizona has had relief pitchers enter the contest in 32 save chances and they have come away with 13 saves. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 89 times in high leverage situations in addition to 84 occasions with runners on base. Arizona relievers have an inherited score rate of 29.1% out of 127 inherited runners. They sit at 30th in MLB holding a save percentage of 40.6%, and they have sent 354 relief pitchers to the hill on the year.
In their 8,046 innings on the diamond, the Diamondbacks have a defensive efficiency of 68.0% (26th in baseball). The Arizona Diamondbacks have turned 65 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .983 (19th in MLB). The Diamondbacks have accrued 901 assists, 61 errors and are sitting with 2,682 putouts for the year.
Kelly (23-23 career record) has a 4.24 ERA and has conceded 8.8 hits per nine innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.24 and he has gone up against 1,414 batters during his MLB career. He has allowed a total of 159 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.247 and a FIP of 4.2. So far in his career, Kelly has surrendered 331 base knocks while tallying 292 strikeouts in 337 frames.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-192) and over 9 runs
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