Los Angeles Dodgers vs Pittsburgh Pirates Prediction, 6/10/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Dodgers vs Pittsburgh Pirates
Date: Thursday, June 10, 2021
Location: PNC Park in Pittsburgh, PA
TV: AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (-323) Pittsburgh (+235)
Mitch Keller and the Pittsburgh Pirates (23-36, 5th in NL Central) play the Los Angeles Dodgers (35-25, 3rd in NL West) at PNC Park on Thursday. The Pirates open this game at +235 while the Dodgers are priced at -323. The total opens at 8.5. The expected starting pitchers will be Julio Urias and Mitch Keller.
The Dodgers have recorded 93 doubles as a squad and have smacked 72 balls out of the park. Los Angeles has a slugging % of .404 and have been rung up 543 times, while being walked on 260 occasions. As a unit, the Los Angeles Dodgers are recording 5.3 runs per outing, which is 2nd in baseball. They have accounted for 297 runs batted in and 476 hits so far this year, and their average at the plate comes in at .238. They have a total of 313 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .337.
Dodgers pitchers have yielded 66 long balls and also 230 total runs (7th in baseball). They have walked 170 opposing hitters and their FIP sits at 3.58 as a team on the campaign. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.54 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.09. The Dodgers have compiled a team earned run average of 3.26 for the year (3rd in the league), and they have rung up 602 batters.
The Dodgers bullpen have earned a save rate of 54.5% and has entered the game in 72 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 74 runners so far this year with 25.7% of them earned a run for their team. Dodgers relief pitchers have entered the contest with players on base 58 times as well as having 68 appearances in high leverage situations. The Dodgers have sent 195 relief pitchers to the mound for the season. The relievers have a total of 38 holds so far this year (6th in baseball). They have recorded 18 saves over the course of the season and have blown 15 of their 33 save chances.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have notched a total of 1,584 putouts this year, in addition to 476 assists and 35 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .983 which puts them in 15th in MLB, and they have turned 354 double plays. The Dodgers have turned 72.1% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 4,752 innings on the field, ranking them 3rd in baseball.
Urias (20-9 career win-loss record) holds a FIP of 3.39 and he has gone up against 1,286 hitters during his time in the major leagues. He has allowed 268 hits (7.7 hits per 9 innings) with 101 free passes. His ERA is 3.27 (113 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.185. Urias has taken the ball for 311 innings and has earned 312 punch outs so far in his MLB career.
Pittsburgh is sitting with 39 home runs on the year to go along with 194 RBIs. They have 94 two-baggers, while walking 179 times and scoring 206 runs. The Pittsburgh Pirates have compiled an on-base percentage of .300 and a team batting average of .229 on the season. The Pirates hold a slugging % of .349 and they tally 3.55 runs per outing (30th in MLB). They have been called out on strikes on 494 occasions (23rd in the league) and have tallied 439 base hits.
The Pirates are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.324 with a FIP of 4.39 as a team so far this year. Their K/BB ratio is 2.46 (488 strikeouts against 198 walks). They rank 16th in baseball as a staff in total hits relinquished with 468. They have conceded 72 homers and they surrender 5.03 runs per 9 innings (24th in the league). The Pittsburgh pitching staff have allowed 281 runs so far this year while holding an ERA of 4.69 (262 earned runs relinquished).
With 39 save situations, the Pirates have recorded 26 holds in addition to 3 blown saves. Pittsburgh has called on relief pitchers to enter the contest in 11 save opportunities and they have converted 8 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill 49 times in high leverage situations and on 48 occasions with runners on base. Pittsburgh relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 25.0% out of their 76 inherited runners. They are currently ranked 5th in the league holding a save percentage of 72.7%, and they have dispatched 201 relievers onto the field this season.
The Pittsburgh Pirates have twisted 45 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .984 (10th in pro baseball). The Pirates have accrued 520 assists, 33 errors and have notched a total of 1,509 putouts this year. Out of their 4,527 innings played, the Pirates have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 69.7% (15th in baseball).
In his MLB career, Keller has surrendered 132 hits while he has earned 129 strikeouts in 114 frames. He has conceded 78 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.679 and a FIP of 4.4. His K/BB ratio is 2.15 and he has faced 524 opposing hitters so far in his pro baseball career. Keller (5-12 win-loss mark in his career) has a 6.14 earned run average and has conceded 10.4 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-323)
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