Los Angeles Dodgers vs Atlanta Braves Prediction, 10/17/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Dodgers vs Atlanta Braves
Date: Sunday, October 17, 2021
Location: Truist Park in Cumberland, GA
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (-106) Atlanta (-104)
Truist Park is the venue where Ian Anderson and the Atlanta Braves (88-73, 1st in NL East) will take on the Los Angeles Dodgers (106-56, 2nd in NL West) on Sunday in Game 2 of the NLCS. The line on this contest has the Dodgers coming in at -106 and the Braves are at -104. The O/U is set at 8.5. The pitchers who are expected to start will be Max Scherzer and Ian Anderson.
Los Angeles has a slugging rate of .429 and have been called out on strikes 1,408 times, while taking a walk on 613 occasions. They have compiled 799 RBI's as well as 1,330 hits for the year, and their team batting average sits at .244. The Dodgers have accounted for 247 doubles as a team and have smacked 237 balls out of the stadium. They have notched a total of 830 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .330. As a squad, the Los Angeles Dodgers are putting up 5.1 runs per game, which has them sitting at 5th in the league.
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Dodgers pitchers have allowed 161 home runs and 561 runs in total (1st in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 486 hitters and their FIP comes in at 3.54 as a team so far this season. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.29 and their pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.10. The Dodgers have compiled a team ERA of 3.01 so far this year (1st in MLB), and the staff has struck out 1,599 batters.
The Dodgers relief pitchers have accumulated a save rate of 67.5% and has stepped onto the mound in 198 save situations. The relievers have inherited 231 base runners this year with 20.3% of those runners crossed the plate. Dodgers relief pitchers have come into the game with players on base 168 times as well as having 201 appearances in high leverage situations. The Dodgers have dispatched 600 relievers to the hill so far this season. The bullpen have 112 holds over the course of the season (3rd in the league). They have tallied 56 saves on the campaign and have blown 27 of their 83 chances to get a save.
The Dodgers have turned 72.3% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 13,068 innings, which ranks them 1st in baseball. The Los Angeles Dodgers have notched a total of 4,356 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 1,303 assists and 89 errors. Their fielding rate is currently at .985 which puts them in 18th in pro baseball, and have a total of 1,021 double plays.
Scherzer has taken the hill for 2,536 innings and has racked up 3,020 strikeouts so far in his MLB career. Scherzer (190-97 mark in his career) holds a FIP of 3.13 while he has gone up against 10,266 hitters during his time in the major leagues. His earned run average is 3.16 (890 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.084. He has allowed 2,072 hits (7.4 hits per 9 innings) and has 677 walks.
Atlanta is sitting with 239 long balls on the year as well as 762 RBIs. They have recorded 269 doubles, while taking a walk 549 times as well as putting up 790 runs. The Atlanta Braves have recorded an on-base percentage of .319 as well as a batting average of .244 for the year. The Braves hold a slugging percentage of .435 and they average 4.91 runs per contest (7th in MLB). They have struck out on 1,453 occasions (11th in baseball) and have earned 1,307 base knocks.
The Atlanta pitching staff have surrendered 656 runs this year while holding a team ERA of 3.88 (608 earned runs yielded). They have given up 183 HR's and they allow 4.19 runs per 9 innings (7th in the league). The Braves have a team WHIP of 1.242 and have a FIP of 4.09 as a squad this season. Their K/BB ratio sits at 2.75 (1,417 strikeouts against 516 bases on balls). They sit at 7th in baseball as a staff in total hits surrendered with 1,236.
Atlanta relief pitchers have an inherited score rate of 33.0% out of 185 inherited runners. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill 221 times in high leverage situations and on 129 occasions with runners on base. Sitting with 180 save situations, the Braves have accrued 113 holds and 26 blown saves. They rank 17th in baseball holding a save percentage of 60.6%, and they have sent 581 relievers to the mound on the year. Atlanta has called on bullpen pitchers to step onto the hill in 66 save chances and they have tallied 40 saves.
Out of their 12,696 innings on the diamond, the Braves have a defensive efficiency of 70.8% (5th in pro baseball). The Atlanta Braves have turned 104 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .988 (3rd in professional baseball). The Braves have recorded 1,483 assists, 72 errors and have a tally of 4,232 putouts over the course of the season.
In his MLB career, Anderson has surrendered 126 hits while he has totaled 165 K's in 160 innings pitched. He has allowed a total of 58 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.201 and having a FIP of 3.8. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.46 and he has faced 673 batters so far in his pro baseball career. Anderson (12-7 win-loss record in his career) has a 3.25 ERA and has conceded 7.1 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-106)
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