Los Angeles Dodgers vs Miami Marlins Prediction, 7/8/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Dodgers vs Miami Marlins
Date: Thursday, July 8, 2021
Location: Marlins Park in Miami, FL
TV: Bally Sports Florida
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (-196) Miami (+150)
Julio Urias and the Los Angeles Dodgers (53-33, 2nd in NL West) travel to Marlins Park on Thursday where they'll meet the Miami Marlins (37-47, 5th in NL East). The Marlins open this contest at +150 while the Dodgers are coming in at -196. The total opens at 7. The starting pitchers will be Julio Urias and Sandy Alcantara.
Los Angeles has a slugging percentage of .407 and have struck out 768 times, while being walked on 365 occasions. They have accounted for 413 RBI's and 687 hits over the course of the season, and their batting average sits at .239. The Dodgers have compiled 128 doubles as a unit and have hit 108 balls out of the stadium. They have 433 runs and have an OBP of .336. As a unit, the Los Angeles Dodgers are putting up 5.0 runs per contest, which has them at 4th in MLB.
The Dodgers have compiled a team ERA of 3.12 on the year (1st in the league), and their staff has struck out 864 batters. Their pitching staff has walked 256 players from the other team and their FIP comes in at 3.58 as a team on the season. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 3.38 and the pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.12. Dodgers pitchers have allowed 90 long balls and also 314 runs in total (3rd in MLB).
The Dodgers have dispatched 289 relief pitchers to the mound so far this season. The relievers have inherited 117 base runners for the season with 24.8% of those players ended up crossing the plate. They have tallied 29 saves this season and have blown 17 of their 46 save opportunities. The Dodgers relievers have compiled a save rate of 63.0% and has come into the game in 106 save situations. The relievers have tallied 59 holds for the year (2nd in MLB). Dodgers relief pitchers have gone to the mound with opponents on base 84 times and also have had 99 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have a total of 2,285 putouts so far this season, in addition to 688 assists and 52 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .983 which is 23rd in professional baseball, and they have twisted 521 double plays. The Dodgers have converted 71.5% of balls hit into play into outs out of 6,855 innings on the field, ranking them 4th in the majors.
Urias (22-10 record in his career) has a FIP of 3.48 while he has gone up against 1,402 hitters in the majors. He has allowed 294 base knocks (7.8 hits per 9 innings) and has 111 free passes. His ERA is 3.38 (127 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.197. Urias has taken the ball for 338 innings and has earned 342 strikeouts so far in his career.
The Marlins hold a team slugging % of .370 and they are scoring 3.95 runs per game (28th in MLB). They have notched 114 doubles, while getting a free base 252 times as well as earning 332 runs. Miami has a total of 81 home runs this year as well as 313 runs batted in. They have been called out on strikes on 813 occasions (6th in the league) and have earned a total of 649 base hits. The Miami Marlins have accounted for an OBP of .302 as well as a team batting average of .232 this season.
The Marlins have a WHIP of 1.187 and are the owners of a FIP of 3.55 as a squad so far this season. They sit at 5th in baseball as a staff in total hits conceded with 618. The Miami pitching staff have given up 310 runs on the campaign while holding an ERA of 3.37 (277 earned runs relinquished). They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.81 (727 strikeouts vs 259 free passes). They have conceded 64 long balls and they surrender 3.77 runs per 9 innings (4th in the league).
Miami bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 36.3% out of 80 inherited base runners. Their relief pitchers have come in 99 times in high leverage situations and on 57 occasions with base runners. Sitting with 76 save situations, the Marlins have earned 43 holds and also 17 blown saves. They rank 27th in the league holding a save percentage of 48.5%, and they have dispatched 304 bullpen pitchers onto the field on the season. Miami has had relief pitchers take the mound in 33 save opportunities and they have earned 16 saves.
In their 6,654 innings on the diamond, the Marlins have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 70.0% (11th in pro baseball). The Miami Marlins have turned 81 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .981 (29th in MLB). The Marlins have 747 assists, 58 errors and have 2,218 putouts during this campaign.
In his career, Alcantara has conceded 338 base knocks while accumulating 327 strikeouts in 394 innings pitched. He has given up a total of 153 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.258 and a FIP of 4.2. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.07 and he has faced 1,650 hitters during his MLB career. Alcantara (16-26 career win-loss record) holds a 3.49 ERA while allowing 7.7 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-196)
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