Los Angeles Dodgers vs Atlanta Braves Prediction, 6/6/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Dodgers vs Atlanta Braves
Date: Sunday, June 6, 2021
Location: Truist Park in Cumberland, GA
TV: Bally Sports South
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (-137) Atlanta (+127)
Max Fried and the Atlanta Braves (26-29, 3rd in NL East) host the Los Angeles Dodgers (34-23, 3rd in NL West) at Truist Park on Sunday. The Braves open this game at +127 while the Dodgers are coming in at -137. The O/U has been set at 8. The pitchers taking the mound are Trevor Bauer and Max Fried.
Los Angeles is slugging .410 and have been called out on strikes 527 times, while being walked on 258 occasions. They have compiled 294 runs batted in as well as 464 base knocks on the season, and their batting average is .241. The Dodgers have compiled 92 two-baggers as a team and have knocked 71 baseballs out of the stadium. They have earned a total of 307 runs scored and have an OBP of .340. As a unit, the Los Angeles Dodgers are notching 5.4 runs per game, which is 1st in the league.
The Dodgers have an ERA of 3.18 on the season (3rd in MLB), and they have struck out 580 batters. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 3.60 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.07. Dodgers pitchers have given up 65 home runs and 220 runs in total (7th in MLB). They have walked 161 opposing players and their FIP is 3.59 as a squad this year.
The Dodgers relief pitchers have a save percentage of 54.5% and has come into the game in 72 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 72 base runners over the course of the season with 26.4% of them earned a run for their team. Dodgers pitchers have come into the game with players on base 57 times as well as having 68 appearances in high leverage situations. The Dodgers have dispatched 190 relievers to the hill on the season. The bullpen have a total of 38 holds this year (5th in MLB). They have earned 18 saves so far this season and have blown 15 of 33 save opportunities.
The Dodgers have turned 72.6% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 4,608 innings on the diamond, which ranks them 2nd in baseball. The Los Angeles Dodgers have earned 1,536 putouts this season, in addition to 464 assists and 35 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .983 which puts them in 18th in pro baseball, and they have turned 341 double plays.
Bauer has thrown 1,266 innings and has totaled 1,375 punch outs in his career. Bauer (81-67 career record) has a FIP of 3.85 and he has gone up against 5,325 batters in the major leagues. His earned run average is 3.80 (535 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.238. He has surrendered 1,091 base knocks (7.8 hits per nine innings) with 477 free passes.
The Atlanta Braves have accounted for a team OBP of .315 and a team batting average of .233 so far this year. They have been rung up on 515 occasions (14th in the league) and are sitting with 420 hits. Atlanta has accounted for 85 home runs for the year as well as 257 runs batted in. The Braves have a SLG% of .430 and they score 4.85 runs per game (9th in baseball). They have hit 86 doubles, while getting a free base 193 times and scoring 267 runs.
The Braves have a team WHIP of 1.351 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.35 as a team on the campaign. They sit at 19th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 457. The Atlanta pitching staff have conceded 274 runs on the season while having an ERA of 4.52 (243 earned runs relinquished). They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.58 (509 strikeouts against 197 free passes). They have allowed 72 dingers and they relinquish 5.09 runs per 9 innings (24th in the league).
Sitting with 51 save situations, the Braves have recorded 32 holds in addition to 8 blown saves. Atlanta has had relief pitchers enter the game in 18 save chances and they have walked away with 10 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have come in 85 times in high leverage situations and also on 54 occasions with base runners. Atlanta relief pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 37.6% of 85 inherited base runners. They rank 22nd in MLB holding a save percentage of 55.6%, and they have dispatched 202 bullpen pitchers onto the field for the year.
In 4,359 innings played, the Braves hold a defensive efficiency of 68.8% (22nd in pro baseball). The Atlanta Braves have turned 38 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .985 (6th in pro baseball). The Braves have racked up 505 assists, 30 errors and have notched a total of 1,453 putouts so far this season.
Fried (28-14 career mark) has earned a 3.74 ERA and has given up 8.9 hits per 9 innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.89 and he has faced 1,366 opposing hitters in his MLB career. He has conceded a total of 133 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.344 and a FIP of 3.7. So far in his career, Fried has allowed 316 base hits while he has totaled 330 strikeouts in 320 innings.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Atlanta (+127)
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