Los Angeles Dodgers vs Houston Astros Prediction, 5/25/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Dodgers vs Houston Astros
Date: Tuesday, May 25, 2021
Location: Minute Maid Park in Houston, TX
TV: AT&T SportsNet Southwest
Zack Greinke and the Houston Astros (26-21, 2nd in AL West) host the Los Angeles Dodgers (29-18, 2nd in NL West) at Minute Maid Park on Tuesday.
As a squad, the Los Angeles Dodgers are recording 5.2 runs per game, which has them at 3rd in the league. They have accumulated 243 runs scored and hold an OBP of .345. The Dodgers have compiled 76 doubles as a squad and have hit 55 baseballs out of the park. They have tallied 233 runs batted in and 395 base knocks on the campaign, while their team batting average is sitting at .248. Los Angeles has a slugging rate of .412 and have been called out on strikes 432 times, while drawing a walk on 209 occasions.
The Dodgers have a team ERA of 2.99 on the year (2nd in MLB), and their staff has rung up 482 batters. They have walked 130 batters and their FIP is 3.37 as a team on the year. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 3.71 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.05. Dodgers pitchers have conceded 47 home runs in addition to 171 runs in total (7th in baseball).
Dodgers bullpen pitchers have entered the contest with opponents on base 48 times in addition to having 66 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen have earned 33 holds for the year (3rd in MLB). The Dodgers relievers have a save rate of 54.8% and has stepped onto the mound in 65 save situations. They have 17 saves on the campaign and have blown 14 of 31 save opportunities. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 60 runners so far this season with 25.0% of those runners crossed the plate. The Dodgers have sent 153 relievers to the hill over the course of the season.
The Dodgers have turned 72.6% of balls hit into play into outs out of 3,798 innings on the field, which ranks them 1st in professional baseball. The Los Angeles Dodgers have a tally of 1,266 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 382 assists and 25 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .985 which is 9th in the majors, and have 287 double plays.
Kershaw has taken the hill for 2,389 innings and has tallied 2,591 punch outs during his pro baseball career. His ERA is 2.45 (651 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.002. He has surrendered 1,800 base knocks (6.8 hits per nine innings) and has 595 walks. Kershaw (181-79 career record) has earned a FIP of 2.75 while he has faced 9,403 hitters during his time in the major leagues.
The Astros hold a slugging % of .427 and they are earning 5.28 runs per game (1st in MLB). They have 90 doubles, while getting a free base 150 times and recording 248 runs. Houston has tallied 52 home runs this season as well as 235 runs batted in. They have been rung up on 325 instances (30th in baseball) and have tallied 440 base knocks. The Houston Astros have earned a team OBP of .334 in addition to a batting average of .270 on the campaign.
The Astros are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.196 in addition to having a FIP of 4.24 as a pitching staff this season. They are currently ranked 11th in baseball as a staff in total hits relinquished with 345. The Houston pitching staff have conceded 189 runs this season while holding a team ERA of 3.80 (176 earned runs conceded). Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 2.74 (422 strikeouts against 154 walks). They have given up 59 home runs and they allow 4.08 runs per 9 innings (9th in the league).
Houston has called on bullpen pitchers to enter the game in 18 save opportunities and they have walked away with 9 saves. They rank 25th in baseball with a save percentage of 50.0%, and they have dispatched 148 relief pitchers to the hill this season. Their relief pitchers have taken the field 51 times in high leverage situations and also on 42 occasions with runners on base. Houston relief pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 40.0% out of 70 inherited base runners. Sitting with 44 save situations, the Astros have earned 25 holds and 9 blown saves.
The Houston Astros have turned 41 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .989 (2nd in pro baseball). The Astros have 388 assists, 18 errors and are sitting with 1,253 putouts this year. In 3,759 innings played, the Astros have a defensive efficiency of 72.4% (2nd in MLB).
During his MLB career, Greinke has surrendered 2,787 hits while earning 2,737 strikeouts in 2,998 frames. Greinke (212-127 career win-loss record) has earned a 3.38 earned run average while allowing 8.4 hits per 9 innings. He has allowed a total of 1,125 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.159 and a FIP of 3.4. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.98 and he has gone up against 12,243 opposing batters during his career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Houston
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