New York Mets vs Los Angeles Dodgers Prediction, 8/22/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Mets vs Los Angeles Dodgers
Date: Sunday, August 22, 2021
Location: Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Spectrum Sportsnet LA
Odds/Point Spread: New York (+170) Los Angeles (-222)
Marcus Stroman and the New York Mets (60-62, 3rd in NL East) travel to Dodger Stadium on Sunday where they'll take on the Los Angeles Dodgers (77-46, 2nd in NL West). The line on this contest has the Mets coming in at +170 and the Dodgers are at -222. The total opens at 9. The starting pitchers will be Marcus Stroman and David Price.
New York has a slugging % of .378 and have been called out on strikes 1,042 times, while being walked on 377 occasions. They have tallied 438 runs batted in as well as 910 hits for the year, and their average at the plate is at .234. The Mets have hit 164 doubles as a team and have hit 127 balls out of the park. They are sitting with 459 runs scored while having a team OBP of .311. As a unit, the New York Mets are notching 3.8 runs per game, which has them at 28th in baseball.
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Mets pitchers have allowed 137 home runs and 487 total runs (7th in baseball). Their pitching staff has walked 353 opposing hitters and their FIP sits at 3.94 as a team this year. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 3.12 and their pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.21. The Mets have a team earned run average of 3.78 over the course of the season (10th in MLB), and their staff has struck out 1,100 batters.
The Mets have sent 394 relievers to the mound so far this year. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 147 runners this season with 32.7% of those runners crossed home plate. They have earned 33 saves this year and have blown 19 of their 52 chances to get a save. The Mets relief pitchers have compiled a save rate of 63.5% and has entered the game in 104 save situations. The bullpen have a total of 51 holds on the campaign (24th in the league). Mets relief pitchers have gone to the mound with players on base 98 times as well as having 126 appearances in high leverage situations.
The New York Mets have accumulated 3,097 putouts on the campaign, as well as 980 assists and 60 errors. Their fielding rate is at .985 which has them ranked 10th in pro baseball, and they have turned 788 double plays. The Mets have turned 70.0% of balls hit into play into outs out of 9,291 innings on the diamond, ranking them 11th in MLB.
Stroman has thrown 988 innings and has earned 818 K's in his pro baseball career. His ERA is 3.63 (399 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.267. He has given up 976 hits (8.9 hits per nine innings) and has had 277 free passes. Stroman (59-59 mark in his career) holds a FIP of 3.63 while he has faced 4,113 batters in the major leagues.
Los Angeles is sitting with 171 home runs for the year as well as 616 runs batted in. They have notched 199 doubles, while taking a walk 482 times and putting up 641 runs. The Los Angeles Dodgers have a team on-base percentage of .335 in addition to a batting average of .246 for the season. The Dodgers have a team slugging % of .427 and they tally 5.21 runs per outing (3rd in MLB). They have been rung up on 1,098 instances (12th in the league) and are sitting with 1,024 base hits.
The Los Angeles pitching staff have surrendered 433 runs over the course of the season while holding a team ERA of 3.04 (370 earned runs given up). They have conceded 125 dingers and they allow 3.56 runs per 9 innings (1st in baseball). The Dodgers have a WHIP of 1.115 with a FIP of 3.57 as a squad for the year. Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 3.25 (1,229 strikeouts vs 378 walks). They have a ranking of 1st in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 844.
Los Angeles relievers have an inherited score rate of 23.3% of 180 inherited runners. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 149 times in high leverage situations and on 126 occasions with base runners. With 140 save situations, the Dodgers have recorded 77 holds and also 24 blown saves. They rank 15th in baseball holding a save percentage of 60.7%, and they have sent 437 relievers onto the field so far this year. Los Angeles has had relievers take the mound in 61 save opportunities and they have converted 37 saves.
In 9,867 innings on the field, the Dodgers hold a defensive efficiency of 71.8% (2nd in baseball). The Los Angeles Dodgers have twisted 73 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .983 (21st in the majors). The Dodgers have accrued 998 assists, 72 errors and have earned 3,289 putouts so far this season.
Thus far in his career, Price has given up 1,877 base knocks while he has totaled 2,031 punch outs in 2,089 innings. He has given up a total of 770 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.158 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.4. His K/BB ratio is 3.74 and he has gone up against 8,574 hitters during his pro baseball career. Price (154-81 career win-loss record) has a 3.32 ERA and has surrendered 8.1 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-222)
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