Detroit Tigers vs Los Angeles Dodgers Prediction, 5/1/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Detroit Tigers vs Los Angeles Dodgers
Date: Sunday, May 1, 2022
Location: Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Spectrum SportsNet LA
Odds/Point Spread: Detroit (+195) Los Angeles (-240)
Dodger Stadium is the location where the Los Angeles Dodgers (13-6) will try to defeat the Detroit Tigers (6-13) on Sunday. The moneyline on this contest has the Tigers at +195 while the Dodgers are opening at -240. The betting total is set at 7.5. The starting pitchers will be Eduardo Rodriguez and Walker Buehler.
Detroit owns a slugging percentage of .310 and have been called out on strikes 162 times, while drawing a walk on 65 occasions. They have 59 RBI's as well as 139 hits for the year, and their team batting average comes in at .227. The Tigers have hit 21 two-baggers as a unit and have hit 8 balls out of the stadium. They are sitting with 59 runs while having a team on-base percentage of .306. As a squad, the Detroit Tigers are putting up 3.1 runs per game, which puts them at 29th in the league.
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Tigers pitchers have surrendered 16 long balls in addition to 80 runs (13th in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 52 batters and their FIP is 3.68 as a unit on the year. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 2.60 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.20. The Tigers have compiled a team earned run average of 3.47 so far this season (13th in the league), and the staff has rung up 135 batters.
Tigers bullpen pitchers have entered the contest with players on base 11 times and also have had 21 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers have a total of 7 holds on the year (26th in baseball). The Tigers bullpen have compiled a save rate of 66.7% and has entered the game in 13 save situations. They have accumulated 4 saves this season and have blown 2 of 6 save opportunities. The relief pitchers have inherited 17 base runners on the season with 23.5% of those players crossed the plate. The Tigers have sent 69 relief pitchers to the mound for the season.
The Detroit Tigers have accounted for 499 putouts on the year, as well as 156 assists and 12 errors. Their fielding rate is holding at .982 which puts them in 21st in MLB, and they have turned 8 double plays. The Tigers have converted 71.7% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 1,497 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting at 8th in the majors.
Rodriguez has pitched in 876 innings and has earned 910 K's thus far in his career. His ERA is 4.18 (407 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.312. He has surrendered 848 base hits (8.7 hits per 9 innings) with 302 free passes. Rodriguez (64-40 career record) holds a FIP of 3.84 while facing 3,733 opposing hitters in the major leagues.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have a team on-base percentage of .330 as well as a team batting average of .242 for the year. They have struck out on 156 instances (26th in the league) and have earned 151 base knocks. Los Angeles is sitting with 20 home runs on the season to go along with 89 runs batted in. The Dodgers hold a slugging % of .395 and they score 5.00 runs per contest (1st in the league). They have notched 27 doubles, while getting a free base 79 times and putting up 95 runs.
The Los Angeles pitching staff have yielded 47 runs this season while having an ERA of 2.15 (40 earned runs relinquished). They have allowed 11 homers and they allow 2.53 runs per 9 innings (1st in the league). The Dodgers are sitting with a team WHIP of 0.897 with a FIP of 2.88 as a unit this year. They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.91 (168 strikeouts vs 43 bases on balls). They are currently ranked 1st in the league as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 107.
Los Angeles has called on bullpen pitchers to enter the contest in 5 save opportunities and they have earned 4 saves. They are ranked 4th in baseball with a save rate of 80.0%, and they have dispatched 63 relief pitchers onto the field for the season. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 13 times in high leverage situations and on 12 occasions with base runners. Los Angeles relievers hold an inherited score rate of 17.6% of 17 inherited runners. With 12 save situations, the Dodgers have accrued 7 holds in addition to 1 blown save.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have turned 14 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .990 (7th in MLB). The Dodgers have accrued 162 assists, 7 errors and have a tally of 503 putouts during this campaign. In 1,509 innings played, the Dodgers have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 76.1% (1st in the majors).
Buehler (42-14 career mark) has a 2.89 earned run average and has allowed 6.8 hits per nine innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 4.32 and he has faced 2,383 batters during his MLB career. He has conceded 192 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.008 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.2. During his MLB career, Buehler has conceded 452 base knocks while he has accumulated 653 strikeouts in 598 frames.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Detroit (+195)
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