Los Angeles Dodgers vs Houston Astros Prediction, 5/26/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Dodgers vs Houston Astros
Date: Wednesday, May 26, 2021
Location: Minute Maid Park in Houston, TX
TV: AT&T SportsNet Southwest
Minute Maid Park is the site where Luis Garcia and the Houston Astros (26-21, 2nd in AL West) will play the Los Angeles Dodgers (29-18, 2nd in NL West) on Wednesday.
Los Angeles owns a slugging percentage of .412 and have been called out on strikes 432 times, while drawing a walk on 209 occasions. They have recorded 233 runs batted in and 395 base knocks over the course of the season, while their team batting average is at .248. The Dodgers have hit 76 doubles as a unit and have hit 55 baseballs out of the park. They have tallied 243 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .345. As a team, the Los Angeles Dodgers are putting up 5.2 runs per outing, which has them at 3rd in baseball.
The Dodgers have compiled a team earned run average of 2.99 on the campaign (2nd in baseball), and the staff has rung up 482 batters. Their pitching staff has walked 130 players from the other team and their FIP is 3.36 as a team so far this year. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 3.71 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.05. Dodgers pitchers have conceded 47 long balls and also 171 total runs (6th in baseball).
Dodgers relief pitchers have entered the contest with players on base 48 times as well as having 66 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have racked up 33 holds for the season (3rd in the league). The Dodgers bullpen have earned a save rate of 54.8% and has come into the game in 65 save situations. They have earned 17 saves on the campaign and have blown 14 of their 31 chances to save the game. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 60 base runners on the year with 25.0% of them crossed home plate. The Dodgers have dispatched 153 relief pitchers to the hill for the year.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have amassed 1,266 putouts thus far, as well as 382 assists and 25 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .985 which puts them in 10th in professional baseball, and have earned 287 double plays. The Dodgers have turned 72.6% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 3,798 innings on the field, which has them sitting at 1st in the majors.
Bauer has taken the ball for 1,253 frames and has accumulated 1,367 K's so far in his MLB career. Bauer (80-66 career win-loss record) holds a FIP of 3.81 and he has gone up against 5,274 opposing batters during his time in the majors. His ERA is 3.80 (530 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.240. He has conceded 1,082 hits (7.8 hits per nine innings) and has 472 free passes.
The Astros hold a slugging % of .427 and they average 5.28 runs per game (1st in MLB). They have hit 90 doubles, while taking a walk 150 times and scoring 248 runs. Houston has a total of 52 HRs over the course of the season to go along with 235 runs batted in. They have been rung up on 325 occasions (30th in baseball) and have earned 441 hits. The Houston Astros are sitting with an on-base percentage of .335 as well as a batting average of .270 for the season.
The Houston pitching staff have allowed 189 runs this year while holding a team ERA of 3.80 (176 earned runs conceded). They have conceded 59 homers and they allow 4.08 runs per 9 innings (9th in MLB). The Astros have a team WHIP of 1.196 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.23 as a pitching staff so far this season. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.74 (422 strikeouts vs 154 free passes). They are sitting at 10th in the league as a staff in total hits allowed with 345.
Houston relief pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 40.0% out of their 70 inherited base runners. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 51 times in high leverage situations and also on 42 occasions with runners on. With 44 save situations, the Astros have earned 25 holds and 9 blown saves. They are currently ranked 25th in MLB holding a save rate of 50.0%, and they have dispatched 148 bullpen pitchers to the hill so far this season. Houston has had relief pitchers step onto the hill in 18 save opportunities and they have walked away with 9 saves.
The Houston Astros have turned 41 double plays and have a fielding rate of .989 (2nd in professional baseball). The Astros have racked up 388 assists, 18 errors and have a tally of 1,253 putouts over the course of the season. In 3,759 innings on the diamond, the Astros have a efficiency on defense of 72.4% (2nd in baseball).
So far in his career, Garcia has conceded 36 base knocks while totaling 56 strikeouts in 52 innings pitched. He has given up a total of 19 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.070 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.6. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.80 and he has gone up against 213 hitters so far in his pro baseball career. Garcia (2-4 career record) holds a 3.27 ERA while allowing 6.2 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Houston
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