Philadelphia Phillies vs Los Angeles Dodgers Prediction, 5/14/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Philadelphia Phillies vs Los Angeles Dodgers
Date: Saturday, May 14, 2022
Location: Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Spectrum SportsNet LA
Odds/Point Spread: Philadelphia (+155) Los Angeles (-180)
The Philadelphia Phillies (15-17) are traveling to Dodger Stadium on Saturday where they will take on the Los Angeles Dodgers (20-10). The moneyline on this game has Philadelphia at +155 while Los Angeles is at -180. The over/under has been set at 8. The expected starting pitchers will be Ranger Suarez and Walker Buehler.
Philadelphia has a slugging % of .422 and have been rung up 284 times, while being walked on 92 occasions. They have accounted for 141 runs batted in and 269 hits for the year, while their batting average is .252. The Phillies have hit 55 doubles as a team and have hit 38 baseballs out of the stadium. They have notched a total of 148 runs and hold an OBP of .314. As a team, the Philadelphia Phillies are notching 4.6 runs per outing, which puts them at 7th in baseball.
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The Phillies have a team earned run average of 3.97 this year (22nd in baseball), and their staff has rung up 282 batters. Their K/BB ratio is 2.79 and the pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.27. Phillies pitchers have conceded 25 long balls and also 136 total runs (23rd in MLB). They have walked 101 opposing batters and their FIP is 3.56 as a team on the year.
Phillies bullpen pitchers have come into the game with opponents on base 36 times in addition to having 26 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers have tallied 18 holds so far this season (14th in MLB). The Phillies bullpen have a save percentage of 80.0% and has entered the game in 28 save situations. They have recorded 8 saves this season and have blown 2 out of their 10 chances to get a save. The relief pitchers have inherited 61 runners over the course of the season and 37.7% of those players crossed home plate. The Phillies have dispatched 110 relief pitchers to the hill so far this season.
The Phillies have transformed 68.2% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 2,529 innings, which has them sitting at 25th in the majors. The Philadelphia Phillies have accumulated 843 putouts thus far, as well as 280 assists and 20 errors. Their fielding rate sits at .983 which has them sitting 21st in the majors, and they have turned 26 double plays.
Suarez has taken the hill for 203 frames and has accumulated 183 punch outs so far in his pro baseball career. His earned run average is 2.79 (63 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.256. He has given up 188 hits (8.3 hits per 9 innings) with 67 free passes. Suarez (18-9 win-loss record in his career) has a FIP of 3.63 while he has faced 850 batters during his time in the majors.
The Los Angeles Dodgers are sitting with a team OBP of .327 as well as a batting average of .241 for the year. They have been called out on strikes on 242 instances (25th in the league) and have earned 239 hits. Los Angeles has hit 28 home runs over the course of the season as well as 142 runs batted in. The Dodgers hold a team slugging percentage of .394 and they are recording 5.20 runs per game (1st in the league). They have put up 55 doubles, while getting a free base 124 times as well as scoring 156 runs.
The Dodgers have a team WHIP of 1.007 and have a FIP of 3.21 as a unit so far this year. They come in at 1st in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 193. The Los Angeles pitching staff have surrendered 80 runs over the course of the season and come in with a team ERA of 2.49 (73 earned runs conceded). Their strikeout to walk ratio is 3.58 (261 strikeouts vs 73 free passes). They have allowed 22 home runs and they surrender 2.73 runs per 9 innings (1st in the league).
With 21 save situations, the Dodgers have recorded 14 holds and 1 blown save. Los Angeles has had bullpen pitchers step onto the mound in 7 save opportunities and they have converted 6 saves. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 21 times in high leverage situations and also on 15 occasions with runners on base. Los Angeles relievers have an inherited score percentage of 27.3% of 22 inherited base runners. They are ranked 2nd in MLB holding a save rate of 85.7%, and they have dispatched 100 bullpen pitchers to the hill for the year.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have turned 25 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .988 (9th in MLB). The Dodgers have recorded 248 assists, 13 errors and have amassed 794 putouts so far this year. In their 2,382 innings on the diamond, the Dodgers are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 73.7% (2nd in professional baseball).
So far in his pro baseball career, Buehler has allowed 462 base hits while tallying 664 punch outs in 610 innings pitched. Buehler (44-14 career win-loss record) has a 2.85 earned run average while giving up 6.8 hits per 9 innings. He has given up 193 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.010 and a FIP of 3.2. He has a K/BB ratio of 4.31 and he has gone up against 2,431 batters during his MLB career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-180)
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