Los Angeles Dodgers vs Atlanta Braves Prediction, 6/4/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Dodgers vs Atlanta Braves
Date: Friday, June 4, 2021
Location: Truist Park in Cumberland, GA
TV: Bally Sports South
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (-141) Atlanta (+115)
Julio Urias and the Los Angeles Dodgers (33-23, 3rd in NL West) travel to Truist Park on Friday where they'll take on the Atlanta Braves (25-28, 3rd in NL East). The Dodgers open this matchup at -141 while the Braves are coming in at +115. The O/U has been set at 8. The starting pitchers will be Julio Urias and Ian Anderson.
Los Angeles owns a slugging percentage of .413 and have been called out on strikes 517 times, while being walked on 250 occasions. They have amassed 286 RBI's and 460 hits on the year, while their team batting average is .242. The Dodgers have accrued 89 doubles as a unit and have knocked 71 balls out of the park. They have a total of 298 runs scored and have an OBP of .341. As a team, the Los Angeles Dodgers are knocking in 5.3 runs per game, which has them at 1st in the league.
The Dodgers hold a team ERA of 3.18 over the course of the season (4th in the league), and their staff has struck out 569 batters. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 3.65 and their pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.07. Dodgers pitchers have conceded 64 home runs and 215 total runs (7th in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 156 opposing batters and their FIP comes in at 3.59 as a squad so far this year.
The Dodgers bullpen have earned a save percentage of 54.5% and has entered the game in 72 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 71 base runners on the year with 25.4% of them ended up crossing the plate. Dodgers relief pitchers have entered the contest with players on base 56 times and also have had 72 appearances in high leverage situations. The Dodgers have dispatched 186 relief pitchers to the hill so far this season. The relief pitchers have tallied 38 holds so far this season (3rd in the league). They have accumulated 18 saves for the year and have blown 15 of their 33 save opportunities.
The Dodgers have transformed 72.6% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 4,527 innings on the field, which has them sitting 2nd in pro baseball. The Los Angeles Dodgers have earned 1,509 putouts for the season, in addition to 456 assists and 34 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .983 which ranks 19th in the majors, and they have turned 334 double plays.
Urias (19-9 record in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 3.37 while he has gone up against 1,266 hitters during his time in the majors. He has conceded 264 base knocks (7.8 hits per 9 innings) and has 99 walks. His earned run average is 3.29 (112 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.185. Urias has taken the mound for 306 innings and is sitting with 307 strikeouts so far in his career.
The Braves have a slugging percentage of .433 and they average 4.85 runs per contest (8th in MLB). They have put up 83 doubles, while getting a free base 185 times and scoring 257 runs. Atlanta is sitting with 83 home runs for the year and 249 RBIs. They have been called out on strikes on 495 occasions (14th in MLB) and have earned 406 base knocks. The Atlanta Braves hold an on-base percentage of .315 as well as a batting average of .234 so far this season.
The Atlanta pitching staff have given up 264 runs on the year while having an ERA of 4.50 (233 earned runs surrendered). They have relinquished 72 homers and they allow 5.10 runs per 9 innings (23rd in the league). The Braves are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.358 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.40 as a staff for the year. Their K/BB ratio sits at 2.66 (489 strikeouts vs 184 free passes). They come in at 20th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 449.
Atlanta has called on relievers to step onto the hill in 18 save chances and they have tallied 10 saves. They rank 23rd in MLB holding a save percentage of 55.6%, and they have sent 195 bullpen pitchers to the hill on the season. Their relief pitchers have taken the field 82 times in high leverage situations and on 51 occasions with runners on base. Atlanta bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 34.6% out of their 78 inherited runners. With 51 save situations, the Braves have tallied 32 holds and also 8 blown saves.
The Atlanta Braves have turned 36 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .985 (5th in baseball). The Braves have racked up 489 assists, 28 errors and have a tally of 1,399 putouts this season. Out of their 4,197 innings on the field, the Braves have a defensive efficiency of 68.5% (24th in professional baseball).
So far in his career, Anderson has allowed 68 base knocks and he has 100 strikeouts in 87 frames. Anderson (7-4 career mark) is the owner of a 2.78 ERA and has allowed 7.0 hits per 9 innings. He has allowed a total of 27 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.191 and having a FIP of 3.3. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.78 and he has gone up against 369 opposing hitters in his MLB career.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Atlanta (+115)
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