Los Angeles Dodgers vs Arizona Diamondbacks Prediction, 9/26/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Dodgers vs Arizona Diamondbacks
Date: Sunday, September 26, 2021
Location: Chase Field in Phoenix, AZ
TV: Bally Sports Arizona
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (-400) Arizona (+265)
Humberto Mejia and the Arizona Diamondbacks (49-105, 5th in NL West) play the Los Angeles Dodgers (99-55, 2nd in NL West) at Chase Field on Sunday. The Dodgers open this contest at -400 while the Diamondbacks are priced at +265. The total has been set at 9.5. The pitchers taking the mound are Julio Urias and Humberto Mejia.
As a squad, the Los Angeles Dodgers are notching 5.1 runs per contest, which puts them at 5th in the league. They have earned 778 runs scored while having a team OBP of .329. The Dodgers have compiled 237 doubles as a unit and have hit 213 balls out of the park. They have 748 runs batted in as well as 1,260 hits for the season, and their team batting average is at .243. Los Angeles is slugging .421 and have struck out 1,350 times, while drawing a walk on 581 occasions.
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The Dodgers have compiled a team ERA of 2.97 for the year (1st in baseball), and they have struck out 1,528 hitters. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 3.29 and their pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.09. Dodgers pitchers have yielded 153 long balls and 529 total runs (1st in baseball). Their pitching staff has walked 465 opposing hitters and their FIP is 3.54 as a squad on the season.
The Dodgers have dispatched 568 relief pitchers to the hill this year. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 220 runners for the year with 21.4% of those players crossed home plate. They have earned 51 saves so far this year and have missed out on 27 of their 78 save opportunities. The Dodgers relief pitchers have recorded a save percentage of 65.4% and has entered the game in 187 save situations. The relief pitchers have 107 holds for the year (1st in MLB). Dodgers pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on 159 times and also have had 197 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Dodgers have transformed 72.5% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 12,429 innings on the field, which has them sitting at 1st in baseball. The Los Angeles Dodgers have 4,143 putouts thus far, in addition to 1,236 assists and 82 errors. Their fielding rate sits at .985 which is 16th in pro baseball, and have accumulated 974 double plays.
Urias has pitched in 413 frames and has accounted for 417 strikeouts in his career. His earned run average is 3.16 (145 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.159. He has surrendered 354 base hits (7.7 hits per nine innings) and has had 125 walks. Urias (30-10 career win-loss mark) is the owner of a FIP of 3.35 while he has gone up against 1,702 hitters during his time in the major leagues.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have an on-base percentage of .308 and a team batting average of .235 on the year. They have been called out on strikes on 1,403 occasions (6th in the league) and have totaled 1,223 base hits. Arizona has accumulated 137 long balls on the season as well as 608 runs batted in. The Diamondbacks have a slugging percentage of .381 and they average 4.16 runs per game (25th in baseball). They have put up 291 doubles, while taking a walk 513 times as well as putting up 641 runs.
The Diamondbacks hold a team WHIP of 1.439 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.89 as a pitching staff over the course of the season. They are sitting at 29th in baseball as a staff in total hits given up with 1,414. The Arizona pitching staff have allowed 861 runs so far this season while holding a team ERA of 5.17 (775 earned runs yielded). They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.23 (1,175 strikeouts vs 526 bases on balls). They have given up 222 HR's and they concede 5.75 runs per 9 innings (29th in MLB).
With 116 save situations, the Diamondbacks have earned 65 holds and 27 blown saves. Arizona has called on relievers to step onto the mound in 49 save chances and they have walked away with 22 saves. Their relievers have taken the field 143 times in high leverage situations and on 139 occasions with base runners. Arizona bullpen pitchers have an inherited score rate of 32.2% out of 202 inherited base runners. They rank 30th in the league with a save rate of 44.9%, and they have sent 534 relief pitchers to the hill on the year.
In their 12,132 innings on the field, the Diamondbacks are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 68.4% (27th in the majors). The Arizona Diamondbacks have turned 107 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .982 (27th in MLB). The Diamondbacks have accrued 1,307 assists, 97 errors and have amassed 4,044 putouts during this campaign.
In his pro baseball career, Mejia has allowed 35 hits while he has earned 25 K's in 25 innings. He has allowed 18 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.840 and being the owner of a FIP of 5.2. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.27 and he has faced 119 opposing batters during his career. Mejia (0-4 win-loss record in his career) is the owner of a 6.48 ERA while giving up 12.6 hits per 9 innings.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-400) and over 9.5 runs
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