Los Angeles Dodgers vs Arizona Diamondbacks Prediction, 8/1/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Dodgers vs Arizona Diamondbacks
Date: Sunday, August 1, 2021
Location: Chase Field in Phoenix, AZ
TV: Bally Sports Arizona
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (-263) Arizona (+195)
Julio Urias and the Los Angeles Dodgers (62-43, 2nd in NL West) go to Chase Field on Sunday where they'll meet the Arizona Diamondbacks (33-71, 5th in NL West). The Diamondbacks open this game at +195 while the Dodgers are priced at -263. The total has been set at 9.5. The pitchers who are expected to start are Julio Urias and Caleb Smith.
Los Angeles has a slugging rate of .420 and have struck out 936 times, while taking a walk on 418 occasions. They have 517 RBI's in addition to 859 base knocks for the year, and their batting average is at .243. The Dodgers have hit 158 doubles as a squad and have smacked 144 baseballs out of the stadium. They have 539 runs scored while having a team OBP of .333. As a team, the Los Angeles Dodgers are putting up 5.1 runs per outing, which puts them at 3rd in baseball.
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The Dodgers have compiled a team earned run average of 3.22 on the year (1st in MLB), and the staff has struck out 1,039 hitters. They have walked 323 opposing hitters and their FIP is 3.69 as a team over the course of the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 3.22 and the pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.14. Dodgers pitchers have conceded 114 long balls and also 392 runs in total (3rd in MLB).
The Dodgers have dispatched 367 relief pitchers to the mound for the year. The relievers have inherited 153 runners this season with 24.2% of those players ended up crossing the plate. They have accumulated 31 saves so far this season and have not converted 23 out of their 54 save chances. The Dodgers relief pitchers have compiled a save rate of 57.4% and stepped onto the hill in 124 save situations. The relief pitchers have 69 holds this season (1st in baseball). Dodgers bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on base 109 times in addition to having 130 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Dodgers have converted 71.5% of balls in play into outs out of their 8,391 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting 4th in MLB. The Los Angeles Dodgers have amassed 2,797 putouts over the course of the season, as well as 864 assists and 64 errors. Their fielding rate is at .983 which has them ranked 23rd in professional baseball, and have 636 double plays.
Urias has pitched in 363 innings and has racked up 364 K's thus far in his career. Urias (24-10 career mark) sits with a FIP of 3.49 while he has faced 1,503 hitters in the major leagues. His ERA is 3.32 (134 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.185. He has allowed 316 base knocks (7.8 hits per nine innings) and has had 115 walks.
The Diamondbacks hold a team slugging % of .379 and they have an average of 4.18 runs per outing (23rd in the league). They have notched 192 two-baggers, while getting a free base 363 times and scoring 435 runs. Arizona has accumulated 93 long balls over the course of the season to go along with 411 RBIs. They have been rung up on 932 occasions (12th in the league) and have earned a total of 824 base hits. The Arizona Diamondbacks have an on-base percentage of .311 in addition to a team batting average of .234 over the course of the season.
The Arizona pitching staff have conceded 584 runs on the season and come in with a team ERA of 5.27 (529 earned runs relinquished). They have surrendered 150 dingers and they relinquish 5.81 runs per 9 innings (30th in MLB). The Diamondbacks have a WHIP of 1.448 and have a FIP of 4.85 as a team on the year. Their K/BB ratio is 2.34 (811 strikeouts against 346 bases on balls). They sit at 30th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 963.
With 81 save situations, the Diamondbacks have accumulated 46 holds in addition to 20 blown saves. Arizona has called on relievers to step onto the hill in 33 save opportunities and they have earned 13 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have come in 93 times in high leverage situations and on 86 occasions with runners on base. Arizona bullpen pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 28.9% of 128 inherited runners. They are ranked 30th in the league holding a save percentage of 39.4%, and they have sent 359 relief pitchers onto the field on the season.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have turned 66 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .983 (21st in professional baseball). The Diamondbacks have 906 assists, 62 errors and have earned a total of 2,712 putouts during this campaign. In 8,136 innings on the field, the Diamondbacks have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 67.9% (26th in baseball).
So far in his MLB career, Smith has given up 287 hits and he has 385 strikeouts in 347 frames. He has allowed 176 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.278 and having a FIP of 4.9. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.45 and he has gone up against 1,485 hitters in his MLB career. Smith (18-25 career record) holds a 4.56 ERA while allowing 7.4 hits per 9 innings.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-263) and over 9.5 runs
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