Philadelphia Phillies vs Los Angeles Dodgers Prediction, 6/16/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Philadelphia Phillies vs Los Angeles Dodgers
Date: Wednesday, June 16, 2021
Location: Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Spectrum Sportsnet LA
Odds/Point Spread: Philadelphia (+130) Los Angeles (-167)
Zack Wheeler and the Philadelphia Phillies (32-32, 2nd in NL East) are headed to Dodger Stadium on Wednesday where they'll take on the Los Angeles Dodgers (40-26, 2nd in NL West). The Phillies open this game at +130 while the Dodgers are coming in at -167. The over/under is set at 7. The pitchers taking the mound are Zack Wheeler and Clayton Kershaw.
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As a unit, the Philadelphia Phillies are earning 4.3 runs per game, which is 15th in the league. They have 272 runs while holding a team OBP of .314. The Phillies have accounted for 98 doubles as a unit and have hit 65 balls out of the stadium. They have accounted for 262 runs batted in in addition to 511 base knocks on the year, and their batting average is .241. Philadelphia has a slugging % of .387 and have struck out 621 times, while being walked on 207 occasions.
The Phillies have a team ERA of 4.12 for the season (16th in the league), and their staff has rung up 593 batters. Their K/BB ratio is 3.09 and the pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.26. Phillies pitchers have conceded 81 home runs in addition to 279 total runs (15th in MLB). They have walked 192 opposing hitters and their FIP comes in at 4.10 as a unit so far this season.
The Phillies relievers have earned a save rate of 50.0% and has come into the game in 58 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 82 runners so far this season and 42.7% of those runners crossed home plate. Phillies bullpen pitchers have entered the game with opponents on base 55 times in addition to having 80 appearances in high leverage situations. The Phillies have sent 197 relief pitchers to the hill this season. The relievers have 28 holds so far this season (21st in the league). They have accumulated 14 saves on the season and have blown 14 of 28 chances to save the game.
The Philadelphia Phillies have a total of 1,686 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 575 assists and 38 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .983 which is 12th in baseball, and have earned 414 double plays. The Phillies have turned 68.8% of baseballs in play into outs in their 5,058 innings, which ranks them 22nd in the majors.
Wheeler has taken the mound for 910 innings and has earned 891 punch outs thus far in his career. Wheeler (52-43 career mark) has earned a FIP of 3.54 while he has gone up against 3,817 opposing batters during his time in the majors. His ERA is 3.56 (360 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.245. He has given up 830 base knocks (8.2 hits per 9 innings) and has 304 walks.
The Dodgers hold a slugging percentage of .412 and they are earning 5.26 runs per outing (2nd in the league). They have recorded 99 doubles, while taking a walk 282 times and putting up 347 runs. Los Angeles has recorded 85 home runs for the season and 331 RBIs. They have been rung up on 588 instances (15th in baseball) and have accounted for 539 base hits. The Los Angeles Dodgers have an OBP of .338 and a batting average of .242 over the course of the season.
The Dodgers hold a team WHIP of 1.107 with a FIP of 3.61 as a unit this year. Their K/BB ratio comes in at 3.42 (661 strikeouts against 193 walks). They are currently ranked 3rd in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 459. They have allowed 72 dingers and they relinquish 3.88 runs per 9 innings (6th in MLB). The Los Angeles pitching staff have allowed 254 runs on the season and come in with a team ERA of 3.24 (212 earned runs relinquished).
With 84 save situations, the Dodgers have earned 45 holds and 15 blown saves. Los Angeles has called on relief pitchers to take the mound in 38 save chances and they have earned 23 saves. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 75 times in high leverage situations and on 64 occasions with runners on. Los Angeles relief pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 25.0% out of their 84 inherited runners. They rank 17th in the league holding a save percentage of 60.5%, and they have dispatched 219 relievers to the hill for the year.
In their 5,301 innings played, the Dodgers have accumulated a efficiency on defense of 71.9% (5th in baseball). The Los Angeles Dodgers have twisted 35 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .983 (14th in baseball). The Dodgers have 538 assists, 39 errors and have earned 1,767 putouts for the year.
Kershaw (183-81 career record) has a 2.47 earned run average while surrendering 6.8 hits per nine innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 4.38 and he has faced 9,507 batters during his MLB career. He has conceded 662 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.002 and a FIP of 2.8. In his pro baseball career, Kershaw has given up 1,822 hits while accumulating 2,621 strikeouts in 2,415 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-167)
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