Los Angeles Dodgers vs Philadelphia Phillies Prediction, 8/11/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Dodgers vs Philadelphia Phillies
Date: Wednesday, August 11, 2021
Location: Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, PA
TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (-185) Philadelphia (+140)
David Price and the Los Angeles Dodgers (67-45, 2nd in NL West) go to Citizens Bank Park on Wednesday where they'll meet the Philadelphia Phillies (59-53, 1st in NL East). The odds on this contest have the Dodgers priced at -185 and the Phillies are at +140. The O/U opens at 10. The pitchers who are expected to start are David Price and Kyle Gibson.
Los Angeles owns a slugging percentage of .424 and have been called out on strikes 992 times, while being walked on 440 occasions. They have accrued 559 runs batted in in addition to 934 base knocks this year, and their average at the plate is at .246. The Dodgers have compiled 175 doubles as a unit and have knocked 154 balls out of the park. They are sitting with 583 runs scored while having a team OBP of .335. As a squad, the Los Angeles Dodgers are notching 5.2 runs per game, which has them sitting at 2nd in baseball.
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The Dodgers have compiled a team ERA of 3.17 on the year (1st in the league), and their staff has rung up 1,119 hitters. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.26 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.13. Dodgers pitchers have relinquished 122 long balls in addition to 412 runs (1st in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 343 opposing batters and their FIP comes in at 3.67 as a unit on the season.
The Dodgers have sent 394 relief pitchers to the hill on the campaign. The relief pitchers have inherited 160 base runners this year and 23.8% of them ended up crossing the plate. They have earned 32 saves for the year and have blown 23 out of their 55 save opportunities. The Dodgers bullpen have a save rate of 58.2% and has entered the game in 125 save situations. The relief pitchers have earned 69 holds for the year (3rd in the league). Dodgers pitchers have come into the game with runners on 114 times and also have had 136 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have earned 2,989 putouts this season, as well as 921 assists and 67 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .983 which puts them in 21st in the majors, and have a total of 686 double plays. The Dodgers have converted 71.5% of balls in play into outs out of their 8,967 innings on the diamond, which ranks them 3rd in MLB.
Price has pitched in 2,080 innings and has 2,027 strikeouts in his pro baseball career. Price (154-81 career win-loss mark) sits with a FIP of 3.37 and he has gone up against 8,537 hitters in the major leagues. His earned run average is 3.31 (766 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.158. He has allowed 1,869 base knocks (8.1 hits per nine innings) and has had 541 free passes.
Philadelphia has hit 136 HRs on the season and 495 runs batted in. They have put up 185 doubles, while walking 390 times and scoring 518 runs. The Philadelphia Phillies have compiled a team OBP of .320 in addition to a batting average of .243 on the season. The Phillies hold a team slugging percentage of .411 and they are recording 4.62 runs per contest (12th in the league). They have struck out on 997 occasions (12th in MLB) and have earned a total of 900 base hits.
The Phillies have a team WHIP of 1.305 and have a FIP of 4.29 as a staff on the campaign. They are sitting at 19th in the league as a staff in total hits allowed with 926. The Philadelphia pitching staff have conceded 523 runs over the course of the season while holding an ERA of 4.42 (480 earned runs yielded). Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.89 (1,007 strikeouts vs 349 free passes). They have given up 147 dingers and they concede 4.82 runs per 9 innings (19th in MLB).
With 101 save situations, the Phillies have recorded 44 holds and also 25 blown saves. Philadelphia has had relief pitchers step onto the hill in 52 save chances and they have earned 27 saves. Their relief pitchers have taken the field 117 times in high leverage situations in addition to 95 occasions with runners on. Philadelphia relievers have an inherited score percentage of 43.5% out of 138 inherited base runners. They rank 27th in baseball holding a save rate of 51.9%, and they have sent 352 relief pitchers to the mound this year.
In 8,796 innings on the field, the Phillies hold a defensive efficiency of 68.6% (24th in the majors). The Philadelphia Phillies have turned 98 double plays and have a fielding rate of .983 (24th in the majors). The Phillies have accrued 1,011 assists, 70 errors and have a tally of 2,932 putouts for the year.
In his pro baseball career, Gibson has surrendered 1,316 hits while totaling 1,005 K's in 1,280 frames. He has given up a total of 625 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.395 and having a FIP of 4.3. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.14 and he has gone up against 5,508 batters so far in his career. Gibson (77-77 win-loss mark in his career) is the owner of a 4.39 earned run average while conceding 9.3 hits per 9 innings.
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Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Philadelphia (+140)
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