Los Angeles Dodgers vs Arizona Diamondbacks Prediction, 9/25/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Dodgers vs Arizona Diamondbacks
Date: Saturday, September 25, 2021
Location: Chase Field in Phoenix, AZ
TV: Bally Sports Arizona
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (-230) Arizona (+190)
Zac Gallen and the Arizona Diamondbacks (49-104, 5th in NL West) host the Los Angeles Dodgers (98-55, 2nd in NL West) at Chase Field on Saturday. The Diamondbacks open this matchup at +190 while the Dodgers are priced at -230. The total opens at 8.5. The expected starting pitchers are Clayton Kershaw and Zac Gallen.
Los Angeles has a slugging % of .420 and have been called out on strikes 1,336 times, while drawing a walk on 575 occasions. They have compiled 737 runs batted in in addition to 1,236 hits on the season, and their batting average is sitting at .242. The Dodgers have accrued 233 two-baggers as a unit and have smacked 211 baseballs out of the park. They have accounted for 767 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .328. As a unit, the Los Angeles Dodgers are scoring 5.1 runs per game, which has them at 5th in baseball.
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Dodgers pitchers have allowed 151 home runs in addition to 522 runs in total (1st in baseball). Their pitching staff has walked 459 opposing players and their FIP sits at 3.54 as a team for the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 3.28 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.10. The Dodgers have compiled a team ERA of 2.97 for the year (1st in baseball), and the staff has rung up 1,504 batters.
Dodgers relief pitchers have entered the game with opponents on base 157 times in addition to having 192 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have a total of 104 holds over the course of the season (3rd in the league). The Dodgers bullpen have accumulated a save percentage of 64.5% and has stepped onto the mound in 182 save situations. They have compiled 49 saves for the season and have blown 27 of their 76 save opportunities. The relief pitchers have inherited 219 runners on the year with 21.5% of those players crossed home plate. The Dodgers have dispatched 558 relief pitchers to the mound over the course of the season.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have earned 4,086 putouts thus far, in addition to 1,222 assists and 82 errors. Their fielding rate is holding at .985 which is 16th in the majors, and they have twisted 963 double plays. The Dodgers have converted 72.4% of baseballs in play into outs in their 12,258 innings on the field, which has them sitting at 1st in baseball.
Kershaw has pitched in 2,448 frames and has tallied 2,666 punch outs in his pro baseball career. Kershaw (185-83 mark in his career) has earned a FIP of 2.76 while facing 9,636 hitters in the majors. His earned run average is 2.47 (673 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.002. He has conceded 1,848 base knocks (6.8 hits per 9 innings) with 605 free passes.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have a team on-base percentage of .309 and a batting average of .235 for the season. They have been called out on strikes on 1,380 occasions (8th in MLB) and have earned a total of 1,209 base hits. Arizona has 135 HRs so far this season to go along with 600 runs batted in. The Diamondbacks hold a team slugging percentage of .380 and they tally 4.16 runs per game (25th in baseball). They have hit 285 doubles, while taking a walk 507 times as well as racking up 633 runs.
The Diamondbacks have a team WHIP of 1.440 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.90 as a team so far this year. They have a ranking of 29th in MLB as a staff in total hits given up with 1,396. The Arizona pitching staff have conceded 853 runs for the year while holding a team ERA of 5.19 (767 earned runs conceded). Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.23 (1,157 strikeouts vs 519 bases on balls). They have given up 220 dingers and they give up 5.77 runs per 9 innings (29th in MLB).
With 114 save situations, the Diamondbacks have compiled 64 holds and 27 blown saves. Arizona has called on relievers to take the mound in 48 save opportunities and they have tallied 21 saves. Their relief pitchers have come in 142 times in high leverage situations and on 138 occasions with runners on. Arizona relief pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 32.5% out of their 200 inherited runners. They are ranked 30th in MLB with a save percentage of 43.8%, and they have sent 525 relievers onto the diamond so far this year.
In their 11,970 innings on the diamond, the Diamondbacks have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 68.4% (27th in the majors). The Arizona Diamondbacks have twisted 105 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .982 (27th in professional baseball). The Diamondbacks have racked up 1,292 assists, 97 errors and have amassed 3,990 putouts this season.
So far in his career, Gallen has allowed 216 base hits and he has 303 K's in 261 innings pitched. He has surrendered 102 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.232 and a FIP of 3.9. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.86 and he has gone up against 1,100 batters thus far in his career. Gallen (8-18 win-loss mark in his career) has earned a 3.51 earned run average while giving up 7.4 hits per 9 innings.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-230) and over 8.5 runs
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