New York Mets vs Los Angeles Dodgers Prediction, 8/21/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Mets vs Los Angeles Dodgers
Date: Saturday, August 21, 2021
Location: Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Spectrum Sportsnet LA
Odds/Point Spread: New York (+175) Los Angeles (-233)
Dodger Stadium is the venue where Max Scherzer and the Los Angeles Dodgers (76-46, 2nd in NL West) will play the New York Mets (60-61, 3rd in NL East) on Saturday. The Mets open this matchup at +175 while the Dodgers are priced at -233. The O/U is set at 8.5. The starting pitchers are Rich Hill and Max Scherzer.
The Mets have recorded 164 doubles as a squad and have hit 126 balls out of the park. New York has a slugging rate of .379 and have struck out 1,032 times, while being walked on 376 occasions. As a squad, the New York Mets are putting up 3.8 runs per outing, which puts them at 28th in the league. They have tallied 436 RBI's as well as 904 hits on the campaign, and their average at the plate comes in at .235. They are sitting with 457 runs scored while having a team OBP of .312.
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Mets pitchers have given up 137 home runs and 484 runs in total (7th in MLB). They have walked 352 opposing hitters and their FIP sits at 3.96 as a team on the season. They have a K/BB ratio of 3.10 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.22. The Mets hold a team earned run average of 3.78 this season (10th in the league), and they have rung up 1,090 hitters.
The Mets have dispatched 391 relief pitchers to the mound over the course of the season. The relievers have inherited 147 base runners for the season with 32.7% of those players ended up scoring. They have recorded 33 saves over the course of the season and have not converted 19 of their 52 save chances. The Mets relievers have earned a save rate of 63.5% and has stepped onto the mound in 104 save situations. The relief pitchers have tallied 51 holds over the course of the season (23rd in MLB). Mets relief pitchers have entered the game with runners on 98 times and also have had 126 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Mets have converted 70.0% of balls hit into play into outs in their 9,219 innings, which has them sitting 11th in the majors. The New York Mets have notched a total of 3,073 putouts this season, in addition to 975 assists and 60 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .985 which has them sitting 10th in the majors, and have accumulated 780 double plays.
Hill (73-48 career record) sits with a FIP of 4.00 and he has gone up against 4,576 hitters in the major leagues. He has conceded 901 base knocks (7.4 hits per 9 innings) and has had 433 free passes. His ERA is 3.82 (464 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.220. Hill has taken the ball for 1,093 innings and is sitting with 1,140 punch outs in his career.
The Los Angeles Dodgers hold an OBP of .336 as well as a batting average of .247 on the year. They have struck out on 1,088 occasions (12th in MLB) and have earned 1,019 hits. Los Angeles has tallied 171 home runs this year as well as 613 RBIs. The Dodgers hold a team SLG% of .428 and they score 5.23 runs per outing (3rd in baseball). They have hit 197 doubles, while walking 481 times and earning 638 runs.
The Dodgers have a WHIP of 1.118 and are the owners of a FIP of 3.58 as a team on the year. They come in at 1st in baseball as a staff in total hits surrendered with 838. The Los Angeles pitching staff have surrendered 431 runs for the year while holding a team ERA of 3.05 (368 earned runs relinquished). They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.23 (1,219 strikeouts against 377 free passes). They have yielded 124 homers and they concede 3.57 runs per 9 innings (1st in the league).
Sitting with 138 save situations, the Dodgers have 76 holds in addition to 24 blown saves. Los Angeles has had relief pitchers enter the contest in 60 save opportunities and they have come away with 36 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have come in 147 times in high leverage situations and also on 125 occasions with runners on base. Los Angeles relievers have an inherited score percentage of 23.6% of 178 inherited runners. They are ranked 17th in baseball holding a save rate of 60.0%, and they have sent 435 relief pitchers to the hill this year.
In 9,786 innings played, the Dodgers have accumulated a efficiency on defense of 71.8% (2nd in baseball). The Los Angeles Dodgers have turned 73 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .983 (21st in pro baseball). The Dodgers have racked up 987 assists, 72 errors and have a tally of 3,262 putouts over the course of the season.
Scherzer (185-97 career win-loss record) holds a 3.18 earned run average and has given up 7.4 hits per 9 innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 4.40 and he has gone up against 10,067 opposing hitters in his career. He has allowed 879 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.090 and having a FIP of 3.2. So far in his MLB career, Scherzer has conceded 2,036 hits while accumulating 2,954 strikeouts in 2,484 frames.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-233)
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