Los Angeles Dodgers vs Los Angeles Angels Prediction, 5/7/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Dodgers vs Los Angeles Angels
Date: Friday, May 7, 2021
Location: Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA
TV: Bally Sports West
Odds/Point Spread: Dodgers (-149) Angels (+138)
Julio Urias and the Los Angeles Dodgers (17-15, 3rd in NL West) travel to Angel Stadium on Friday where they'll take on the Los Angeles Angels (13-16, 5th in AL West). The Dodgers open this contest at -149 while the Angels are priced at +138. The total is set at 8.5. The pitchers taking the mound are Julio Urias and Griffin Canning.
As a unit, the Los Angeles Dodgers are putting up 4.9 runs per game, which ranks them 5th in MLB. They have notched a total of 157 runs while having a team on-base percentage of .341. The Dodgers have compiled 47 doubles as a unit and have knocked 39 balls out of the park. They have accounted for 149 RBI's and 259 base knocks for the season, while their team batting average is .238. Los Angeles has a slugging rate of .405 and have been called out on strikes 304 times, while taking a walk on 146 occasions.
Dodgers pitchers have yielded 35 home runs in addition to 120 total runs (11th in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 95 players from the other team and their FIP comes in at 3.53 as a squad so far this year. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.44 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.12. The Dodgers have a team ERA of 3.11 on the campaign (3rd in MLB), and they have rung up 327 batters.
The Dodgers have sent 107 relief pitchers to the hill this season. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 40 base runners on the year and 27.5% of them ended up crossing the plate. They have accumulated 9 saves on the campaign and have missed out on 12 out of their 21 save opportunities. The Dodgers bullpen have recorded a save percentage of 42.9% and stepped onto the hill in 45 save situations. The bullpen have tallied 23 holds on the campaign (1st in MLB). Dodgers relief pitchers have entered the contest with runners on 36 times in addition to having 55 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have a total of 867 putouts this season, as well as 277 assists and 19 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .984 which has them sitting 15th in MLB, and they have twisted 208 double plays. The Dodgers have converted 71.3% of balls hit into play into outs in their 2,601 innings on the field, which has them ranked 9th in the majors.
Urias has taken the hill for 276 innings and has earned 274 punch outs in his pro baseball career. His earned run average is 3.16 (97 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.204. He has surrendered 237 base knocks (7.7 hits per nine innings) and has 96 walks. Urias (16-7 career mark) sits with a FIP of 3.38 and he has gone up against 1,147 hitters in the majors.
The Los Angeles Angels have compiled a team on-base percentage of .318 as well as a team batting average of .257 so far this season. They have struck out on 237 occasions (26th in MLB) and have earned a total of 256 hits. Los Angeles has recorded 40 home runs for the year and 121 runs batted in. The Angels hold a slugging percentage of .424 and they have an average of 4.55 runs per outing (14th in baseball). They have put up 40 two-baggers, while taking a walk 75 times as well as notching 132 runs.
The Angels have a team WHIP of 1.407 with a FIP of 3.97 as a pitching staff on the campaign. They are sitting at 20th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 241. The Los Angeles pitching staff have surrendered 159 runs so far this season while having a team ERA of 4.97 (141 earned runs yielded). They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.61 (308 strikeouts against 118 walks). They have surrendered 34 homers and they allow 5.61 runs per 9 innings (29th in MLB).
With 20 save situations, the Angels have compiled 9 holds and 6 blown saves. Los Angeles has had relief pitchers enter the game in 11 save opportunities and they have tallied 5 saves. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 29 times in high leverage situations and on 44 occasions with runners on. Los Angeles bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 47.5% of 59 inherited base runners. They are ranked 23rd in the league holding a save percentage of 45.5%, and they have dispatched 103 bullpen pitchers onto the field on the year.
Out of their 2,301 innings played, the Angels have a defensive efficiency of 65.7% (30th in MLB). The Los Angeles Angels have twisted 19 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .973 (30th in baseball). The Angels have 266 assists, 29 errors and have earned 767 putouts this year.
Canning (9-11 career mark) has a 4.58 earned run average while surrendering 8.3 hits per nine innings. His K/BB ratio is 2.97 and he has gone up against 710 batters so far in his pro baseball career. He has surrendered 85 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.281 and having a FIP of 4.5. Thus far in his career, Canning has allowed 154 hits while accumulating 178 K's in 167 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take the Angels (+138)
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