Los Angeles Dodgers vs Philadelphia Phillies Prediction, 8/12/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Dodgers vs Philadelphia Phillies
Date: Thursday, August 12, 2021
Location: Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, PA
TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (-185) Philadelphia (+140)
Ranger Suarez and the Philadelphia Phillies (59-54, 1st in NL East) play the Los Angeles Dodgers (68-45, 2nd in NL West) at Citizens Bank Park on Thursday. The Phillies open this contest at +140 while the Dodgers are coming in at -185. The O/U is set at 9.5. The pitchers who are expected to start are Mitch White and Ranger Suarez.
The Dodgers have tallied 175 two-baggers as a squad and have knocked 154 balls out of the park. Los Angeles has a slugging percentage of .424 and have struck out 992 times, while drawing a walk on 440 occasions. As a team, the Los Angeles Dodgers are recording 5.2 runs per game, which has them at 2nd in baseball. They have compiled 559 runs batted in in addition to 934 hits this year, while their batting average is .246. They have a total of 583 runs and have an on-base percentage of .335.
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The Dodgers are sitting with a team earned run average of 3.17 this season (1st in the league), and the staff has rung up 1,119 hitters. Their K/BB ratio is 3.26 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.13. Dodgers pitchers have relinquished 122 home runs and also 412 runs (1st in the league). They have walked 343 opposing hitters and their FIP is 3.67 as a unit for the year.
The Dodgers bullpen have a save percentage of 58.2% and has stepped onto the mound in 125 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 160 runners so far this year and 23.8% of them earned a run for their team. Dodgers relief pitchers have entered the contest with runners on base 114 times as well as having 136 appearances in high leverage situations. The Dodgers have dispatched 394 relievers to the mound this year. The bullpen have a total of 69 holds on the year (3rd in baseball). They have earned 32 saves on the season and have blown 23 out of their 55 chances to save the game.
The Dodgers have turned 71.5% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 8,967 innings, which has them sitting 3rd in baseball. The Los Angeles Dodgers have earned 2,989 putouts thus far, in addition to 921 assists and 67 errors. Their fielding rate is currently at .983 which puts them in 21st in baseball, and have a total of 686 double plays.
White has pitched in 27 innings and has earned 27 strikeouts in his career. His earned run average is 3.33 (10 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.259. He has conceded 23 hits (7.7 hits per 9 innings) and has 11 free passes. White (1-0 career win-loss mark) has a FIP of 3.84 while going up against 117 hitters during his time in the major leagues.
The Phillies have a SLG% of .411 and they average 4.62 runs per contest (12th in MLB). They have hit 185 doubles, while getting a free base 390 times as well as scoring 518 runs. Philadelphia has recorded 136 HRs on the year to go along with 495 RBIs. They have been rung up on 997 occasions (12th in the league) and have accounted for 900 hits. The Philadelphia Phillies have compiled a team on-base percentage of .320 as well as a batting average of .243 over the course of the season.
The Philadelphia pitching staff have surrendered 523 runs this year while having a team ERA of 4.42 (480 earned runs relinquished). They have relinquished 147 long balls and they concede 4.82 runs per 9 innings (19th in MLB). The Phillies are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.305 in addition to having a FIP of 4.29 as a team on the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 2.89 (1,007 strikeouts against 349 bases on balls). They are sitting at 19th in MLB as a staff in total hits allowed with 926.
Philadelphia has had bullpen pitchers step onto the mound in 52 save chances and they have come away with 27 saves. They are ranked 27th in MLB with a save rate of 51.9%, and they have dispatched 352 relievers to the hill for the year. Their relievers have taken the field 117 times in high leverage situations and on 95 occasions with runners on. Philadelphia relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 43.5% out of 138 inherited base runners. Sitting with 101 save situations, the Phillies have compiled 44 holds and 25 blown saves.
In 8,796 innings played, the Phillies are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 68.6% (24th in baseball). The Philadelphia Phillies have turned 98 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .983 (24th in MLB). The Phillies have recorded 1,011 assists, 70 errors and have earned a total of 2,932 putouts this year.
Thus far in his career, Suarez has allowed 104 hits and he has 101 strikeouts in 113 frames. Suarez (12-6 win-loss record in his career) holds a 3.17 ERA while allowing 8.2 hits per 9 innings. He has allowed 40 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.267 and a FIP of 4.1. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.53 and he has faced 478 batters during his pro baseball career.
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-185)
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