St. Louis Cardinals vs Los Angeles Dodgers Prediction, 6/1/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: St. Louis Cardinals vs Los Angeles Dodgers
Date: Tuesday, June 1, 2021
Location: Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Spectrum Sportsnet LA
Odds/Point Spread: St. Louis (+154) Los Angeles (-167)
Dodger Stadium is the venue where David Price and the Los Angeles Dodgers (31-22, 3rd in NL West) will play the St. Louis Cardinals (30-23, 1st in NL Central) on Tuesday. The odds on this contest have the Cardinals coming in at +154 and the Dodgers are at -167. The over/under has been set at 8. The pitchers who are expected to start will be John Gant and David Price.
As a team, the St. Louis Cardinals are compiling 4.3 runs per game, which puts them at 15th in the league. They have earned 229 runs and hold an on-base percentage of .306. The Cardinals have tallied 84 doubles as a team and have hit 62 balls out of the park. They have accumulated 215 RBI's and 407 hits this year, and their batting average sits at .233. St. Louis has a slugging % of .394 and have been called out on strikes 442 times, while drawing a walk on 163 occasions.
The Cardinals have an earned run average of 3.85 for the year (12th in baseball), and they have rung up 425 hitters. They have walked 236 opposing batters and their FIP sits at 4.02 as a squad so far this year. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 1.80 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.34. Cardinals pitchers have yielded 35 home runs and 224 runs in total (15th in baseball).
The Cardinals have dispatched 177 relief pitchers to the hill for the season. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 110 runners so far this season with 44.5% of those runners earned a run for their team. They have accumulated 19 saves so far this year and have missed out on 3 of 22 save opportunities. The Cardinals relievers have earned a save percentage of 86.4% and has entered the game in 54 save situations. The relief pitchers have notched 30 holds for the year (9th in the league). Cardinals bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on base 60 times and also have had 47 appearances in high leverage situations.
The St. Louis Cardinals have earned a total of 1,395 putouts this year, as well as 461 assists and 37 errors. Their fielding rate sits at .980 which is 28th in the majors, and they have turned 361 double plays. The Cardinals have transformed 70.8% of balls hit into play into outs out of 4,185 innings, which has them ranked 10th in professional baseball.
Gant (23-18 career record) holds a FIP of 4.11 while he has gone up against 1,316 opposing hitters in the majors. He has conceded 261 base knocks (7.6 hits per 9 innings) with 160 walks. His ERA is 3.51 (120 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.370. Gant has pitched in 307 innings and is sitting with 268 K's in his MLB career.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have a team on-base percentage of .337 in addition to a team batting average of .240 this season. They have been called out on strikes on 490 instances (10th in MLB) and have notched a total of 432 hits. Los Angeles has knocked in 66 home runs this season as well as 262 runs batted in. The Dodgers have a slugging percentage of .408 and they average 5.15 runs per outing (2nd in the league). They have hit 82 two-baggers, while taking a walk 231 times as well as notching 273 runs.
The Los Angeles pitching staff have yielded 205 runs so far this season and come in with a team ERA of 3.20 (169 earned runs allowed). They have given up 59 dingers and they surrender 3.88 runs per 9 innings (8th in the league). The Dodgers have a team WHIP of 1.076 and have a FIP of 3.56 as a staff this season. Their K/BB ratio is 3.53 (537 strikeouts against 152 bases on balls). They are currently ranked 2nd in baseball as a staff in total hits conceded with 360.
Los Angeles relief pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 26.9% out of 67 inherited runners. Their relief pitchers have come in 71 times in high leverage situations and also on 53 occasions with runners on. Sitting with 70 save situations, the Dodgers have amassed 36 holds and 15 blown saves. They are currently ranked 23rd in the league with a save rate of 54.5%, and they have dispatched 175 relief pitchers onto the diamond this year. Los Angeles has called on relief pitchers to step onto the mound in 33 save opportunities and they have tallied 18 saves.
Out of their 4,284 innings played, the Dodgers are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 72.6% (1st in MLB). The Los Angeles Dodgers have twisted 28 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .985 (10th in MLB). The Dodgers have accrued 436 assists, 29 errors and have amassed 1,428 putouts over the course of the season.
So far in his MLB career, Price has given up 1,831 base hits while earning 2,000 K's in 2,046 innings pitched. Price (151-80 career record) has earned a 3.31 ERA and has conceded 8.1 hits per 9 innings. He has given up 752 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.154 and having a FIP of 3.4. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.77 and he has gone up against 8,383 opposing batters during his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take St. Louis (+154)
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