Los Angeles Dodgers vs Pittsburgh Pirates Prediction, 6/9/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Dodgers vs Pittsburgh Pirates
Date: Wednesday, June 9, 2021
Location: PNC Park in Pittsburgh, PA
TV: AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (-175) Pittsburgh (+140)
Tyler Anderson and the Pittsburgh Pirates (23-35, 5th in NL Central) play the Los Angeles Dodgers (34-25, 3rd in NL West) at PNC Park on Wednesday. The Pirates open this game at +140 while the Dodgers are coming in at -175. The over/under opens at 8.5. The starting pitchers will be Tony Gonsolin and Tyler Anderson.
The Dodgers have accumulated 93 doubles as a team and have hit 72 baseballs out of the stadium. Los Angeles has a slugging rate 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 putting up 5.3 runs per game, which ranks them 2nd in baseball. They have tallied 297 runs batted in and 476 hits on the year, while their average at the plate is .238. They have notched a total of 313 runs scored while having a team on-base percentage of .337.
The Dodgers have an ERA of 3.26 so far this year (3rd in the league), and the staff has struck out 602 hitters. They have walked 170 players from the other team and their FIP comes in at 3.58 as a unit on the campaign. Their K/BB ratio is 3.54 and the pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.09. Dodgers pitchers have given up 66 home runs in addition to 230 total runs (7th in the league).
The Dodgers relief pitchers have accumulated a save rate of 54.5% and stepped onto the hill in 72 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 74 base runners this year with 25.7% of them earned a run for their team. Dodgers relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill with opponents on base 58 times and also have had 68 appearances in high leverage situations. The Dodgers have sent 195 relief pitchers to the mound for the season. The relievers have recorded 38 holds over the course of the season (6th in baseball). They have recorded 18 saves for the year and have blown 15 of 33 chances to save the game.
The Dodgers have converted 72.1% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 4,752 innings on the field, which has them ranked 3rd in pro baseball. The Los Angeles Dodgers have earned a total of 1,584 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 476 assists and 35 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .983 which ranks 15th in professional baseball, and have 354 double plays.
Gonsolin has taken the mound for 86 innings and is sitting with 83 strikeouts in his MLB career. Gonsolin (6-4 win-loss record in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 3.02 and he has gone up against 339 batters during his time in the majors. His ERA is 2.60 (25 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 0.923. He has conceded 58 base hits (6.0 hits per 9 innings) and has 22 free passes.
Pittsburgh has accounted for 39 home runs for the year to go along with 194 RBIs. They have put up 94 two-baggers, while taking a walk 179 times as well as earning 206 runs. The Pittsburgh Pirates have tallied an on-base percentage of .300 and a team batting average of .229 on the campaign. The Pirates have a team slugging percentage of .349 and they earn 3.55 runs per contest (30th in MLB). They have struck out on 494 instances (23rd in MLB) and have notched a total of 439 base knocks.
The Pittsburgh pitching staff have allowed 281 runs so far this year while having an ERA of 4.69 (262 earned runs relinquished). They have relinquished 72 homers and they surrender 5.03 runs per 9 innings (24th in the league). The Pirates have a WHIP of 1.324 in addition to having a FIP of 4.39 as a staff so far this season. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.46 (488 strikeouts vs 198 bases on balls). They are sitting at 16th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 468.
With 39 save situations, the Pirates have accumulated 26 holds and 3 blown saves. Pittsburgh has had bullpen pitchers enter the contest in 11 save chances and they have walked away with 8 saves. Their relief pitchers have come in 49 times in high leverage situations and also on 48 occasions with base runners. Pittsburgh relief pitchers have an inherited score rate of 25.0% out of their 76 inherited base runners. They are ranked 5th in the league holding a save percentage of 72.7%, and they have dispatched 201 bullpen pitchers to the mound on the season.
In 4,527 innings on the diamond, the Pirates have earned a efficiency on defense of 69.7% (15th in pro baseball). The Pittsburgh Pirates have turned 45 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .984 (10th in baseball). The Pirates have accrued 520 assists, 33 errors and have accumulated 1,509 putouts during this campaign.
Anderson (25-32 career record) has earned a 4.65 ERA while giving up 9.0 hits per nine innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.81 and he has gone up against 2,199 opposing hitters in his career. He has given up 268 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.323 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.4. In his career, Anderson has conceded 520 base hits and he has 467 K's in 518 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-175)
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