Los Angeles Dodgers vs New York Mets Prediction, 8/13/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Dodgers vs New York Mets
Date: Friday, August 13, 2021
Location: Citi Field in Queens, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (-161) New York (+125)
Tylor Megill and the New York Mets (57-55, 3rd in NL East) host the Los Angeles Dodgers (69-45, 2nd in NL West) at Citi Field on Friday. The Mets open this contest at +125 while the Dodgers are coming in at -161. The O/U opens at 8. The starting pitchers will be Julio Urias and Tylor Megill.
The Dodgers have hit 179 doubles as a unit and have smacked 158 baseballs out of the stadium. Los Angeles is slugging .426 and have been called out on strikes 1,015 times, while drawing a walk on 449 occasions. As a team, the Los Angeles Dodgers are compiling 5.2 runs per outing, which has them at 2nd in baseball. They have accrued 570 runs batted in as well as 958 hits on the year, and their team batting average is sitting at .247. They have accounted for 596 runs scored while having a team on-base percentage of .336.
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The Dodgers have compiled a team earned run average of 3.13 for the season (1st in the league), and their staff has struck out 1,143 hitters. Their K/BB ratio is 3.28 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.13. Dodgers pitchers have surrendered 122 home runs and 414 runs (1st in baseball). They have walked 348 hitters and their FIP sits at 3.64 as a unit this season.
Dodgers pitchers have come into the game with runners on 117 times and also have had 137 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen have racked up 70 holds on the season (4th in MLB). The Dodgers relief pitchers have a save rate of 58.2% and has entered the game in 127 save situations. They have earned 32 saves on the season and have blown 23 out of their 55 save chances. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 164 base runners this year with 23.2% of them ended up scoring. The Dodgers have dispatched 404 relievers to the mound for the season.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have earned a total of 3,043 putouts on the campaign, as well as 933 assists and 68 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .983 which puts them in 20th in baseball, and they have twisted 700 double plays. The Dodgers have turned 71.4% of balls in play into outs out of their 9,129 innings on the diamond, which ranks them 4th in baseball.
Urias has taken the mound for 373 innings and has 376 K's in his pro baseball career. Urias (25-10 career record) holds a FIP of 3.45 and he has gone up against 1,546 batters during his time in the major leagues. His earned run average is 3.28 (136 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.188. He has conceded 326 base hits (7.9 hits per nine innings) and has had 118 free passes.
The Mets have a slugging percentage of .382 and they score 3.79 runs per contest (28th in baseball). They have hit 154 doubles, while getting a free base 356 times and putting up 424 runs. New York has 119 long balls so far this season as well as 405 runs batted in. They have struck out on 945 occasions (23rd in MLB) and have recorded 830 base hits. The New York Mets have earned a team OBP of .313 as well as a batting average of .234 this season.
The New York pitching staff have relinquished 441 runs so far this year while having an ERA of 3.72 (391 earned runs surrendered). They have surrendered 125 homers and they surrender 4.20 runs per 9 innings (10th in MLB). The Mets hold a team WHIP of 1.214 and are the owners of a FIP of 3.94 as a team over the course of the season. Their K/BB ratio comes in at 3.11 (1,005 strikeouts vs 323 free passes). They rank 3rd in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 824.
Sitting with 98 save situations, the Mets have 48 holds in addition to 17 blown saves. New York has had relievers step onto the hill in 49 save chances and they have come away with 32 saves. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 112 times in high leverage situations and on 87 occasions with runners on. New York relief pitchers have an inherited score rate of 33.6% out of their 131 inherited runners. They rank 8th in the league with a save percentage of 65.3%, and they have sent 360 relievers to the hill on the campaign.
The New York Mets have turned 83 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .985 (12th in the majors). The Mets have accrued 904 assists, 58 errors and have accumulated 2,836 putouts over the course of the season. Out of their 8,508 innings on the diamond, the Mets have a efficiency on defense of 69.9% (11th in baseball).
During his career, Megill has surrendered 39 hits while accumulating 48 strikeouts in 45 innings pitched. Megill (1-2 win-loss mark in his career) has earned a 3.20 ERA and has given up 7.8 hits per nine innings. He has conceded a total of 16 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.133 and a FIP of 3.9. His strikeout to walk ratio is 4.00 and he has faced 186 hitters so far in his career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-161)
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