Los Angeles Dodgers vs New York Mets Prediction, 8/15/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Dodgers vs New York Mets
Date: Sunday, August 15, 2021
Location: Citi Field in Queens, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (-182) New York (+140)
Citi Field is the site where Carlos Carrasco and the New York Mets (59-56, 3rd in NL East) will take on the Los Angeles Dodgers (70-46, 2nd in NL West) on Sunday. The Mets open this game at +140 while the Dodgers are coming in at -182. The total has been set at 8. The pitchers taking the mound are Max Scherzer and Carlos Carrasco.
As a squad, the Los Angeles Dodgers are notching 5.2 runs/g, which is 3rd in the league. They have earned 603 runs and hold an on-base percentage of .335. The Dodgers have compiled 182 two-baggers as a team and have smacked 159 baseballs out of the park. They have compiled 577 runs batted in in addition to 970 base knocks on the year, while their team batting average sits at .246. Los Angeles has a slugging % of .423 and have struck out 1,033 times, while drawing a walk on 458 occasions.
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Dodgers pitchers have conceded 123 home runs and also 421 total runs (1st in baseball). Their pitching staff has walked 360 opposing players and their FIP is 3.64 as a team on the season. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 3.23 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.13. The Dodgers are sitting with a team earned run average of 3.12 so far this season (1st in baseball), and the staff has struck out 1,163 hitters.
The Dodgers relief pitchers have earned a save rate of 57.1% and has come into the game in 128 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 168 base runners so far this season with 23.8% of those players crossed the plate. Dodgers pitchers have entered the contest with runners on base 120 times in addition to having 139 appearances in high leverage situations. The Dodgers have sent 413 relievers to the mound on the year. The relief pitchers have racked up 70 holds for the season (4th in baseball). They have 32 saves over the course of the season and have blown 24 out of their 56 chances to save the game.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have 3,067 putouts this season, as well as 938 assists and 68 errors. Their fielding rate is at .983 which ranks 19th in pro baseball, and they have turned 704 double plays. The Dodgers have converted 71.5% of balls hit into play into outs out of 9,201 innings, which has them ranked 3rd in MLB.
Scherzer has taken the ball for 2,478 frames and has tallied 2,947 punch outs during his MLB career. Scherzer (184-97 record in his career) has a FIP of 3.15 while he has gone up against 10,040 opposing hitters in the major leagues. His ERA is 3.18 (877 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.090. He has allowed 2,032 base knocks (7.4 hits per 9 innings) and has 670 free passes.
The Mets have a team slugging % of .383 and they score 3.81 runs per contest (28th in baseball). They have put up 158 doubles, while walking 364 times and scoring 438 runs. New York has a total of 122 home runs on the season and 418 RBIs. They have been called out on strikes on 967 instances (23rd in baseball) and have earned 859 base knocks. The New York Mets have a team OBP of .315 as well as a team batting average of .236 for the season.
The Mets hold a team WHIP of 1.216 with a FIP of 3.92 as a pitching staff for the season. They come in at 4th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 843. The New York pitching staff have surrendered 452 runs on the campaign while holding an ERA of 3.71 (400 earned runs conceded). Their K/BB ratio sits at 3.08 (1,031 strikeouts vs 335 walks). They have allowed 126 homers and they concede 4.20 runs per 9 innings (10th in baseball).
New York has had relief pitchers enter the game in 51 save chances and they have come away with 33 saves. They rank 8th in baseball with a save rate of 64.7%, and they have dispatched 370 relievers to the mound on the year. Their relief pitchers have come in 119 times in high leverage situations in addition to 91 occasions with runners on base. New York relief pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 34.8% of 138 inherited runners. With 103 save situations, the Mets have compiled 51 holds and 18 blown saves.
The New York Mets have twisted 85 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .985 (11th in pro baseball). The Mets have 920 assists, 58 errors and have a total of 2,878 putouts so far this season. Out of their 8,634 innings on the diamond, the Mets hold a defensive efficiency of 70.0% (9th in MLB).
So far in his career, Carrasco has conceded 1,177 base hits while he has totaled 1,314 K's in 1,251 innings pitched. Carrasco (88-73 mark in his career) has earned a 3.79 earned run average while allowing 8.5 hits per 9 innings. He has surrendered a total of 527 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.198 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.4. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 4.07 and he has gone up against 5,157 opposing batters so far in his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take New York (+140)
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