Los Angeles Dodgers vs Los Angeles Angels Prediction, 5/9/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Dodgers vs Los Angeles Angels
Date: Sunday, May 9, 2021
Location: Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA
TV: Bally Sports West
Jose Quintana and the Los Angeles Angels (13-17, 5th in AL West) host the Los Angeles Dodgers (17-15, 3rd in NL West) at Angel Stadium on Sunday.
As a unit, the Los Angeles Dodgers are scoring 4.9 runs per outing, which puts them at 5th in baseball. They have 157 runs scored and have an on-base percentage of .341. The Dodgers have earned 47 doubles as a team and have hit 39 baseballs out of the stadium. They have compiled 149 RBI's and 259 hits for the year, and their team batting average is at .238. Los Angeles has a slugging % of .405 and have struck out 304 times, while being walked on 146 occasions.
Dodgers pitchers have yielded 35 long balls and 120 runs in total (10th in baseball). Their pitching staff has walked 95 opposing players and their FIP comes in at 3.52 as a team for the year. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 3.44 and their pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.12. The Dodgers have a team earned run average of 3.11 for the year (3rd in MLB), and their staff has struck out 327 hitters.
Dodgers bullpen pitchers have come into the game with runners on base 36 times in addition to having 55 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen have recorded 23 holds for the year (2nd in MLB). The Dodgers relievers have a save percentage of 42.9% and has stepped onto the mound in 45 save situations. They have compiled 9 saves for the year and have blown 12 out of their 21 chances to save the game. The relievers have inherited 40 runners on the campaign and 27.5% of them crossed home plate. The Dodgers have sent 107 relief pitchers to the hill so far this season.
The Dodgers have converted 71.3% of baseballs in play into outs out of 2,601 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting at 9th in the majors. The Los Angeles Dodgers have earned 867 putouts on the campaign, in addition to 277 assists and 19 errors. Their fielding rate is currently at .984 which has them sitting 14th in MLB, and they have turned 208 double plays.
Kershaw (179-79 career win-loss record) has earned a FIP of 2.75 and he has gone up against 9,338 hitters during his time in the major leagues. He has given up 1,790 base hits (6.8 hits per 9 innings) with 592 walks. His ERA is 2.44 (644 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.004. Kershaw has taken the hill for 2,372 innings and has 2,567 K's during his MLB career.
Los Angeles has a total of 41 long balls on the year and 124 runs batted in. They have 42 doubles, while taking a walk 76 times as well as earning 135 runs. The Los Angeles Angels have recorded an on-base percentage of .316 in addition to a team batting average of .256 so far this season. The Angels have a SLG% of .423 and they average 4.50 runs per contest (13th in baseball). They have struck out on 247 occasions (26th in the league) and have earned 263 base hits.
The Angels have a team WHIP of 1.416 and are the owners of a FIP of 3.92 as a unit so far this season. They have a ranking of 20th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 253. The Los Angeles pitching staff have surrendered 167 runs this year and come in with a team ERA of 5.08 (149 earned runs relinquished). Their K/BB ratio comes in at 2.65 (321 strikeouts vs 121 bases on balls). They have surrendered 35 homers and they concede 5.69 runs per 9 innings (30th in baseball).
Sitting with 21 save situations, the Angels have accumulated 9 holds in addition to 7 blown saves. Los Angeles has called on bullpen pitchers to enter the contest in 12 save opportunities and they have converted 5 saves. Their relief pitchers have come in 30 times in high leverage situations and also on 46 occasions with runners on base. Los Angeles relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 49.2% out of their 61 inherited runners. They are ranked 27th in baseball holding a save rate of 41.7%, and they have sent 107 relievers onto the field over the course of the season.
The Los Angeles Angels have turned 20 double plays and have a fielding rate of .972 (30th in pro baseball). The Angels have recorded 270 assists, 31 errors and have accumulated 794 putouts this season. In 2,382 innings on the diamond, the Angels have earned a defensive efficiency of 65.1% (30th in the majors).
Quintana (83-80 career mark) holds a 3.80 ERA and has surrendered 8.9 hits per nine innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 3.07 and he has gone up against 6,333 opposing hitters in his MLB career. He has allowed a total of 639 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.276 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.7. So far in his MLB career, Quintana has surrendered 1,494 hits while earning 1,338 strikeouts in 1,512 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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