Los Angeles Dodgers vs Milwaukee Brewers Prediction, 4/29/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Dodgers vs Milwaukee Brewers
Date: Thursday, April 29, 2021
Location: American Family Field in Milwaukee, WI
TV: Bally Sports Wisconsin
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (-168) Milwaukee (+155)
Freddy Peralta and the Milwaukee Brewers (14-9, 1st in NL Central) host the Los Angeles Dodgers (15-9, 1st in NL West) at American Family Field on Thursday. The Dodgers open this matchup at -168 while the Brewers are coming in at +155. The total is set at 7.5. The men taking the mound are Trevor Bauer and Freddy Peralta.
The Dodgers have hit 41 two-baggers as a squad and have smacked 29 baseballs out of the park. Los Angeles is slugging .410 and have been called out on strikes 231 times, while being walked on 114 occasions. As a squad, the Los Angeles Dodgers are notching 4.9 runs/g, which puts them at 6th in MLB. They have compiled 111 RBI's in addition to 193 hits on the season, while their team batting average is .237. They have 117 runs while having a team OBP of .344.
The Dodgers are sitting with a team earned run average of 3.12 this year (3rd in baseball), and their staff has struck out 246 hitters. Their K/BB ratio is 3.84 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.08. Dodgers pitchers have relinquished 25 long balls in addition to 88 runs in total (6th in the league). They have walked 64 opposing players and their FIP is 3.30 as a unit on the season.
The Dodgers relievers have earned a save percentage of 60.0% and has come into the game in 37 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 32 base runners over the course of the season with 25.0% of those players ended up crossing the plate. Dodgers pitchers have entered the contest with runners on 26 times as well as having 42 appearances in high leverage situations. The Dodgers have sent 76 relief pitchers to the mound on the year. The relief pitchers have tallied 21 holds so far this year (2nd in MLB). They have 9 saves for the season and have missed out on 6 of their 15 save opportunities.
The Dodgers have converted 71.4% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 1,974 innings on the field, which has them sitting at 7th in MLB. The Los Angeles Dodgers have accounted for 658 putouts on the year, in addition to 209 assists and 15 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .983 which has them ranked 19th in the majors, and have a total of 155 double plays.
Bauer has taken the mound for 1,222 innings and has earned 1,324 strikeouts during his career. His ERA is 3.87 (525 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.249. He has surrendered 1,066 base knocks (7.9 hits per 9 innings) and has 460 walks. Bauer (78-64 career mark) sits with a FIP of 3.84 while going up against 5,150 opposing hitters during his time in the major leagues.
Milwaukee has knocked in 28 home runs for the season and 93 RBIs. They have put up 26 doubles, while taking a walk 76 times and putting up 96 runs. The Milwaukee Brewers have accounted for an OBP of .304 and a batting average of .217 over the course of the season. The Brewers hold a team SLG% of .371 and they score 4.17 runs per game (18th in MLB). They have struck out on 246 instances (2nd in the league) and have notched a total of 166 hits.
The Brewers have a team WHIP of 1.130 and are the owners of a FIP of 3.64 as a unit this year. They currently have a K/BB ratio of 3.13 (241 strikeouts against 77 free passes). They are sitting at 4th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 157. They have surrendered 25 home runs and they give up 3.70 runs per 9 innings (5th in MLB). The Milwaukee pitching staff have surrendered 85 runs over the course of the season while holding an ERA of 3.39 (78 earned runs given up).
Milwaukee bullpen pitchers have an inherited score rate of 30.0% out of 20 inherited base runners. Their relievers have come in 31 times in high leverage situations and on 14 occasions with runners on base. Sitting with 24 save situations, the Brewers have recorded 15 holds and also 3 blown saves. They sit at 14th in the league with a save rate of 66.7%, and they have sent 78 relief pitchers onto the diamond this season. Milwaukee has called on relievers to take the mound in 9 save opportunities and they have come away with 6 saves.
In 1,863 innings played, the Brewers have earned a defensive efficiency of 71.9% (5th in baseball). The Milwaukee Brewers have turned 18 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .985 (9th in MLB). The Brewers have 188 assists, 12 errors and have accounted for 621 putouts on the campaign.
So far in his MLB career, Peralta has surrendered 171 base knocks while he has earned 296 strikeouts in 214 innings. He has allowed 106 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.272 and a FIP of 3.6. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.90 and he has faced 919 hitters so far in his pro baseball career. Peralta (18-8 career win-loss record) has a 4.44 earned run average while allowing 7.2 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-168)
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