Los Angeles Dodgers vs Pittsburgh Pirates Prediction, 6/8/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Dodgers vs Pittsburgh Pirates
Date: Tuesday, June 8, 2021
Location: PNC Park in Pittsburgh, PA
TV: AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (-227) Pittsburgh (+170)
PNC Park is the venue where JT Brubaker and the Pittsburgh Pirates (23-35, 5th in NL Central) will play the Los Angeles Dodgers (34-25, 3rd in NL West) on Tuesday. The odds on this game have the Dodgers coming in at -227 and the Pirates are at +170. The over/under is set at 8. The expected starting pitchers will be Walker Buehler and JT Brubaker.
The Dodgers have recorded 93 two-baggers as a unit and have hit 72 baseballs out of the park. Los Angeles has a slugging % of .404 and have been called out on strikes 543 times, while drawing a walk on 260 occasions. As a unit, the Los Angeles Dodgers are compiling 5.3 runs/g, which has them sitting at 2nd in baseball. They have accrued 297 runs batted in as well as 476 base knocks so far this season, and their team batting average comes in at .238. They have racked up 313 runs and hold an on-base percentage of .337.
The Dodgers have a team earned run average of 3.26 over the course of the season (3rd in the league), and their staff has struck out 602 batters. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 3.54 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.09. Dodgers pitchers have given up 66 home runs and 230 runs in total (8th in MLB). They have walked 170 opposing batters and their FIP sits at 3.58 as a team on the year.
The Dodgers have sent 195 relievers to the mound for the year. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 74 base runners over the course of the season with 25.7% of those players ended up crossing the plate. They have compiled 18 saves on the season and have missed out on 15 of their 33 save opportunities. The Dodgers relief pitchers have earned a save percentage of 54.5% and stepped onto the hill in 72 save situations. The relievers are sitting with 38 holds for the year (6th in MLB). Dodgers pitchers have entered the game with runners on 58 times as well as having 68 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have accounted for 1,584 putouts so far this season, as well as 476 assists and 35 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .983 which is 15th in MLB, and they have turned 354 double plays. The Dodgers have turned 72.1% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 4,752 innings on the field, which has them sitting at 3rd in baseball.
Buehler has thrown 436 innings and has racked up 490 strikeouts during his career. Buehler (28-9 win-loss mark in his career) holds a FIP of 3.32 and he has faced 1,741 hitters during his time in the major leagues. His earned run average is 3.10 (150 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.016. He has allowed 337 base hits (7.0 hits per nine innings) and has 106 walks.
Pittsburgh has tallied 39 home runs this year to go along with 194 runs batted in. They have notched 94 two-baggers, while walking 179 times and recording 206 runs. The Pittsburgh Pirates have earned an on-base percentage of .300 and a batting average of .229 so far this season. The Pirates have a team slugging percentage of .349 and they earn 3.55 runs per outing (30th in baseball). They have been called out on strikes on 494 occasions (23rd in baseball) and have earned 439 base hits.
The Pirates are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.324 in addition to having a FIP of 4.39 as a unit on the campaign. They are sitting at 17th in the league as a staff in total hits given up with 468. The Pittsburgh pitching staff have surrendered 281 runs for the year while having a team ERA of 4.69 (262 earned runs yielded). Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.46 (488 strikeouts vs 198 bases on balls). They have surrendered 72 dingers and they allow 5.03 runs per 9 innings (24th in baseball).
Pittsburgh has called on relief pitchers to step onto the hill in 11 save opportunities and they have earned 8 saves. They are ranked 5th in MLB with a save percentage of 72.7%, and they have dispatched 201 bullpen pitchers onto the diamond so far this year. Their relief pitchers have come in 49 times in high leverage situations and on 48 occasions with base runners. Pittsburgh relievers hold an inherited score rate of 25.0% out of 76 inherited base runners. Sitting with 39 save situations, the Pirates have earned 26 holds and 3 blown saves.
The Pittsburgh Pirates have twisted 45 double plays and have a fielding rate of .984 (10th in the majors). The Pirates have recorded 520 assists, 33 errors and have amassed 1,509 putouts during this campaign. Out of their 4,527 innings on the diamond, the Pirates are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 69.7% (15th in professional baseball).
In his career, Brubaker has allowed 101 base hits while he has accumulated 104 strikeouts in 102 frames. He has given up a total of 49 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.276 and a FIP of 4.3. His K/BB ratio is 3.47 and he has faced 442 opposing hitters in his career. Brubaker (5-7 career record) has earned a 4.30 ERA while conceding 8.9 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-227)
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