Los Angeles Dodgers vs Milwaukee Brewers Prediction, 5/1/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Dodgers vs Milwaukee Brewers
Date: Saturday, May 1, 2021
Location: American Family Field in Milwaukee, WI
TV: Bally Sports Wisconsin
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (-140) Milwaukee (+130)
Brandon Woodruff and the Milwaukee Brewers (15-10, 1st in NL Central) host the Los Angeles Dodgers (16-10, 2nd in NL West) at American Family Field on Saturday. The Brewers open this matchup at +130 while the Dodgers are coming in at -140. The O/U is set at 8. The starting pitchers are Dustin May and Brandon Woodruff.
Los Angeles has a slugging rate of .405 and have been rung up 248 times, while being walked on 125 occasions. They have accounted for 119 runs batted in and 210 hits so far this season, and their average at the plate comes in at .239. The Dodgers have recorded 42 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 30 balls out of the park. They have tallied 126 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .346. As a team, the Los Angeles Dodgers are scoring 4.9 runs per game, which has them sitting at 5th in MLB.
The Dodgers have a team earned run average of 2.97 over the course of the season (3rd in the league), and the staff has rung up 265 hitters. They have walked 67 players from the other team and their FIP is 3.24 as a unit on the season. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 3.96 and the pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.06. Dodgers pitchers have given up 26 home runs in addition to 90 runs in total (4th in the league).
Dodgers bullpen pitchers have entered the game with runners on base 27 times and also have had 42 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen have a total of 22 holds this year (2nd in baseball). The Dodgers bullpen have earned a save percentage of 60.0% and has entered the game in 38 save situations. They have accumulated 9 saves for the season and have blown 6 of their 15 chances to save the game. The relievers have inherited 34 runners so far this season with 23.5% of them crossed the plate. The Dodgers have sent 79 relief pitchers to the hill over the course of the season.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have earned 709 putouts on the year, as well as 227 assists and 15 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .984 which is 14th in MLB, and they have twisted 172 double plays. The Dodgers have transformed 71.6% of baseballs in play into outs in their 2,127 innings on the field, which has them ranked 8th in MLB.
May (6-5 career mark) is the owner of a FIP of 3.73 while going up against 451 hitters during his time in the majors. He has allowed 93 base knocks (7.5 hits per nine innings) and has had 26 free passes. His ERA is 2.89 (36 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.063. May has taken the ball for 112 frames and has racked up 108 K's during his pro baseball career.
The Milwaukee Brewers have recorded a team OBP of .298 and a team batting average of .215 so far this year. They have struck out on 257 occasions (4th in the league) and have earned 177 hits. Milwaukee has knocked in 30 HRs on the campaign to go along with 97 RBIs. The Brewers hold a slugging % of .368 and they are earning 4.00 runs per game (21st in MLB). They have recorded 29 doubles, while taking a walk 78 times as well as putting up 100 runs.
The Brewers are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.160 in addition to having a FIP of 3.70 as a squad for the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.87 (258 strikeouts vs 90 free passes). They sit at 6th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 171. They have relinquished 26 homers and they surrender 3.68 runs per 9 innings (4th in baseball). The Milwaukee pitching staff have allowed 92 runs over the course of the season while having an ERA of 3.36 (84 earned runs conceded).
With 28 save situations, the Brewers have accumulated 18 holds and also 3 blown saves. Milwaukee has called on bullpen pitchers to take the mound in 10 save chances and they have converted 7 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill 33 times in high leverage situations and on 15 occasions with runners on. Milwaukee bullpen pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 36.4% out of their 22 inherited base runners. They sit at 12th in MLB with a save percentage of 70.0%, and they have dispatched 86 relief pitchers to the mound for the season.
The Milwaukee Brewers have turned 20 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .985 (10th in baseball). The Brewers have 208 assists, 13 errors and have notched a total of 675 putouts this year. Out of their 2,025 innings played, the Brewers hold a defensive efficiency of 71.9% (6th in the majors).
So far in his MLB career, Woodruff has surrendered 256 base knocks while he has earned 347 strikeouts in 309 frames. Woodruff (21-11 record in his career) has a 3.46 ERA while surrendering 7.4 hits per nine innings. He has allowed 119 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.098 and a FIP of 3.2. His strikeout to walk ratio is 4.13 and he has gone up against 1,254 hitters so far in his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-140)
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