Los Angeles Dodgers vs Atlanta Braves Prediction, 6/5/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Dodgers vs Atlanta Braves
Date: Saturday, June 5, 2021
Location: Truist Park in Cumberland, GA
TV: Bally Sports South
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (-185) Atlanta (+140)
Truist Park is the site where Charlie Morton and the Atlanta Braves (26-28, 2nd in NL East) will take on the Los Angeles Dodgers (33-23, 3rd in NL West) on Saturday. The Braves open this contest at +140 while the Dodgers are coming in at -185. The total is set at 8. The pitchers who are expected to start will be Clayton Kershaw and Charlie Morton.
The Dodgers have tallied 89 doubles as a squad and have smacked 71 baseballs out of the park. Los Angeles is slugging .413 and have been called out on strikes 517 times, while being walked on 250 occasions. As a team, the Los Angeles Dodgers are putting up 5.3 runs per game, which is 1st in the league. They have 286 RBI's as well as 460 base knocks over the course of the season, while their team batting average sits at .242. They have earned 298 runs and have an on-base percentage of .341.
Dodgers pitchers have surrendered 64 home runs and 215 total runs (7th in baseball). Their pitching staff has walked 156 opposing batters and their FIP comes in at 3.59 as a squad this season. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 3.65 and their pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.07. The Dodgers are sitting with a team earned run average of 3.18 for the season (3rd in the league), and they have struck out 569 hitters.
The Dodgers have dispatched 186 relievers to the hill for the season. The relief pitchers have inherited 71 runners this season with 25.4% of them ended up crossing the plate. They have earned 18 saves on the season and have blown 15 of 33 save opportunities. The Dodgers relievers have a save percentage of 54.5% and has entered the game in 72 save situations. The relief pitchers have accumulated 38 holds on the campaign (4th in the league). Dodgers pitchers have come into the game with players on base 56 times as well as having 72 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Dodgers have converted 72.6% of balls in play into outs out of their 4,527 innings, which ranks them 1st in baseball. The Los Angeles Dodgers are sitting with 1,509 putouts thus far, as well as 456 assists and 34 errors. Their fielding rate sits at .983 which has them sitting 19th in pro baseball, and have accumulated 334 double plays.
Kershaw has pitched in 2,403 innings and has earned 2,603 K's in his MLB career. Kershaw (182-80 career win-loss record) holds a FIP of 2.76 and he has gone up against 9,457 opposing hitters during his time in the majors. His ERA is 2.46 (657 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.002. He has allowed 1,811 base hits (6.8 hits per nine innings) and has had 598 free passes.
The Atlanta Braves have a team on-base percentage of .315 as well as a team batting average of .234 so far this year. They have been called out on strikes on 504 occasions (14th in the league) and have totaled 413 hits. Atlanta is sitting with 84 HRs this season as well as 254 RBIs. The Braves have a SLG% of .432 and they average 4.85 runs per contest (8th in baseball). They have recorded 85 two-baggers, while getting a free base 188 times and scoring 262 runs.
The Braves have a team WHIP of 1.351 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.36 as a staff so far this year. Their K/BB ratio sits at 2.64 (499 strikeouts against 189 bases on balls). They rank 20th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 453. They have allowed 72 HR's and they surrender 5.02 runs per 9 innings (23rd in MLB). The Atlanta pitching staff have conceded 265 runs on the campaign while holding a team ERA of 4.43 (234 earned runs relinquished).
Sitting with 51 save situations, the Braves have compiled 32 holds in addition to 8 blown saves. Atlanta has had bullpen pitchers take the mound in 18 save opportunities and they have tallied 10 saves. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill 83 times in high leverage situations and on 52 occasions with runners on. Atlanta relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 33.8% out of their 80 inherited base runners. They are ranked 23rd in baseball with a save rate of 55.6%, and they have sent 198 relief pitchers to the hill this season.
The Atlanta Braves have twisted 36 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .985 (5th in the majors). The Braves have accrued 498 assists, 29 errors and have accumulated 1,426 putouts for the year. In their 4,278 innings on the diamond, the Braves have a efficiency on defense of 68.7% (23rd in baseball).
Morton (97-91 record in his career) has earned a 4.09 earned run average while allowing 8.7 hits per 9 innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.49 and he has faced 6,443 opposing hitters thus far in his career. He has allowed a total of 680 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.332 and having a FIP of 3.8. During his pro baseball career, Morton has surrendered 1,454 base hits while tallying 1,343 strikeouts in 1,496 innings.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Atlanta (+140)
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