Los Angeles Dodgers vs Atlanta Braves Prediction, 10/23/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Dodgers vs Atlanta Braves
Date: Saturday, October 23, 2021
Location: Truist Park in Cumberland, GA
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (-175) Atlanta (+160)
Max Scherzer and the Los Angeles Dodgers (106-56, 2nd in NL West) head to Truist Park on Saturday where they'll meet the Atlanta Braves (88-73, 1st in NL East) in Game 6 of the NLCS. Game 5 wrapped up with the Dodgers winning 11-2. The moneyline on this game has the Dodgers coming in at -175 and the Braves are at +160. The total opens at 8. The starting pitchers will be Max Scherzer and Ian Anderson.
Los Angeles owns a slugging percentage of .429 and have been called out on strikes 1,408 times, while being walked on 613 occasions. They have recorded 799 RBI's as well as 1,330 hits over the course of the season, while their team batting average comes in at .244. The Dodgers have tallied 247 two-baggers as a team and have knocked 237 balls out of the park. They have earned a total of 830 runs scored and hold an on-base percentage of .330. As a team, the Los Angeles Dodgers are knocking in 5.1 runs per game, which has them sitting at 5th in MLB.
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The Dodgers hold a team ERA of 3.01 for the season (1st in baseball), and they have struck out 1,599 batters. They have walked 486 batters and their FIP comes in at 3.54 as a squad on the campaign. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 3.29 and the pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.10. Dodgers pitchers have given up 161 home runs and also 561 runs (1st in MLB).
Dodgers bullpen pitchers have entered the game with players on base 168 times in addition to having 201 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen have racked up 112 holds so far this season (3rd in the league). The Dodgers bullpen have earned a save rate of 67.5% and has entered the game in 198 save situations. They have recorded 56 saves so far this season and have blown 27 out of their 83 chances to get a save. The relievers have inherited 231 runners on the year with 20.3% of those players ended up scoring. The Dodgers have dispatched 600 relievers to the mound this year.
The Los Angeles Dodgers are sitting with 4,356 putouts this season, as well as 1,303 assists and 89 errors. Their fielding rate is currently at .985 which has them sitting 18th in professional baseball, and have accumulated 1,021 double plays. The Dodgers have turned 72.3% of balls in play into outs in their 13,068 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting 1st in MLB.
Scherzer has taken the hill for 2,536 innings and has accumulated 3,020 K's in his pro baseball career. Scherzer (190-97 career mark) is the owner of a FIP of 3.13 while he has gone up against 10,266 opposing batters in the majors. His ERA is 3.16 (890 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.084. He has allowed 2,072 hits (7.4 hits per nine innings) with 677 walks.
The Braves have a team slugging % of .435 and they are earning 4.91 runs per contest (7th in the league). They have notched 269 two-baggers, while walking 549 times as well as putting up 790 runs. Atlanta has tallied 239 home runs on the campaign to go along with 762 RBIs. They have been rung up on 1,453 instances (11th in baseball) and have 1,307 base hits. The Atlanta Braves have a team OBP of .319 and a batting average of .244 over the course of the season.
The Atlanta pitching staff have given up 656 runs for the season and come in with a team ERA of 3.88 (608 earned runs relinquished). They have conceded 183 long balls and they allow 4.19 runs per 9 innings (7th in baseball). The Braves hold a team WHIP of 1.242 in addition to having a FIP of 4.09 as a unit for the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.75 (1,417 strikeouts vs 516 walks). They are sitting at 7th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 1,236.
Atlanta has called on bullpen pitchers to step onto the mound in 66 save opportunities and they have come away with 40 saves. They are ranked 17th in baseball with a save rate of 60.6%, and they have sent 581 relievers onto the diamond so far this season. Their relievers have stepped onto the hill 221 times in high leverage situations in addition to 129 occasions with runners on base. Atlanta relief pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 33.0% of 185 inherited runners. Sitting with 180 save situations, the Braves have amassed 113 holds and 26 blown saves.
In their 12,696 innings played, the Braves have a defensive efficiency of 70.8% (5th in MLB). The Atlanta Braves have turned 104 double plays and have a fielding rate of .988 (3rd in baseball). The Braves have racked up 1,483 assists, 72 errors and have accumulated 4,232 putouts during this campaign.
During his pro baseball career, Anderson has allowed 126 base hits and he has 165 K's in 160 innings pitched. He has conceded a total of 58 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.201 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.8. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.46 and he has gone up against 673 batters during his MLB career. Anderson (12-7 record in his career) holds a 3.25 earned run average while conceding 7.1 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-175)
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