Los Angeles Dodgers vs Oakland Athletics Prediction, 4/7/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Dodgers vs Oakland Athletics
Date: Wednesday, April 7, 2021
Location: RingCentral Coliseum in Oakland, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (-182) Oakland (+120)
Trevor Bauer and the Los Angeles Dodgers (4-1, 1st in NL West) head to RingCentral Coliseum on Wednesday where they'll take on the Oakland Athletics (0-5, 5th in AL West). The Athletics open this contest at +120 while the Dodgers are priced at -182. The over/under has been set at 8.5. The pitchers who are expected to start are Trevor Bauer and Jesus Luzardo.
Los Angeles has a slugging % of .516 and have been called out on strikes 45 times, while being walked on 31 occasions. They have compiled 33 runs batted in and 61 base knocks so far this year, while their team batting average comes in at .332. The Dodgers have tallied 14 two-baggers as a squad and have knocked 4 baseballs out of the stadium. They are sitting with 36 runs while having a team on-base percentage of .430. As a squad, the Los Angeles Dodgers are earning 7.2 runs per game, which has them sitting at 5th in the league.
Dodgers pitchers have surrendered 7 home runs and also 24 runs in total (10th in baseball). They have walked 14 batters and their FIP comes in at 4.54 as a team so far this year. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.93 and their pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.14. The Dodgers have compiled a team earned run average of 4.70 this year (19th in baseball), and the staff has struck out 41 batters.
Dodgers bullpen pitchers stepped onto the hill with runners on in 74 outings and also 66 games with high leverage last year. The relief pitchers had a total of 52 holds over the course of last season (2nd in the league). The Dodgers relief pitchers had a save percentage of 60.0% and came into the game in 79 save situations. They compiled 15 saves for the prior year and blew 10 of 25 save chances. The bullpen inherited 96 base runners for the prior year and 29.2% of them ended up crossing the plate. The Dodgers dispatched 249 relievers to the hill over the course of last year.
Bauer has taken the ball for 1,196 frames and has accumulated 1,289 punch outs in his MLB career. His ERA is 3.91 (520 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.262. He has allowed 1,054 base hits (7.9 hits per nine innings) with 456 free passes. Bauer (76-64 career win-loss mark) sits with a FIP of 3.86 while he has faced 5,056 opposing batters in the major leagues.
The Athletics hold a slugging percentage of .268 and they have an average of 2.40 runs per contest (29th in the league). They have 5 doubles, while taking a walk 17 times as well as putting up 12 runs. Oakland has recorded 2 long balls on the year to go along with 12 RBIs. They have struck out on 45 occasions (8th in the league) and have 27 base hits. The Oakland Athletics are sitting with a team on-base percentage of .267 and a batting average of .172 on the campaign.
The Athletics have a team WHIP of 1.911 with a FIP of 6.63 as a pitching staff for the year. Their K/BB ratio is 1.48 (37 strikeouts against 25 walks). They come in at 2nd in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 61. They have surrendered 10 dingers and they surrender 9.00 runs per 9 innings (29th in baseball). The Oakland pitching staff have relinquished 45 runs this season while holding an ERA of 8.60 (43 earned runs relinquished).
With 21 save chances, the Athletics had 34 holds and also 4 blown saves. Oakland called on bullpen pitchers to step onto the mound in 55 save situations and they earned 17 saves. Their relief pitchers took the field in 61 games with high leverage and also 51 contests with runners on base. Oakland bullpen pitchers had an inherited score percentage of 34.0% of 65 inherited base runners. They ranked 2nd in baseball with a save rate of 81.0%, and they dispatched 181 relief pitchers to the mound last year.
Luzardo (3-3 career record) has a 4.03 earned run average and has conceded 8.4 hits per nine innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 3.95 and he has gone up against 318 opposing hitters thus far in his career. He has allowed 34 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.211 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.1. In his MLB career, Luzardo has surrendered 71 base hits while he has tallied 83 punch outs in 76 innings.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Oakland (+120)
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