Houston Astros vs Los Angeles Dodgers Prediction, 6/24/2023 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Houston Astros vs Los Angeles Dodgers
Date: Saturday, June 24, 2023
Location: Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Spectrum SportsNet LA
Odds/Point Spread: Houston (+160) Los Angeles (-190)
The Houston Astros (41-34) are en route to Dodger Stadium on Saturday where they will play the Los Angeles Dodgers (41-33). The odds on this game have Houston at +160 while Los Angeles is at -190. The total is 9. The pitchers taking the mound will be Ronel Blanco and Bobby Miller.
Houston has a slugging percentage of .400 and have struck out 599 times, while taking a walk on 236 occasions. They have 320 runs batted in in addition to 620 base knocks for the year, while their average at the plate is sitting at .246. The Astros have accrued 126 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 85 baseballs out of the park. They have a total of 336 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .315. As a team, the Houston Astros are putting up 4.5 runs per contest, which ranks them 14th in the league.
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They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.99 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.26. Astros pitchers have allowed 78 home runs and also 294 total runs (3rd in baseball). Houston has given up 611 base hits (8.2 per 9 innings) as well as 262 earned runs. The Astros are sitting with a team earned run average of 3.51 on the season (1st in baseball), and their staff has rung up 700 hitters. They have walked 234 opposing batters and their FIP sits at 3.89 as a unit this season.
The Astros relievers have accumulated a save rate of 65.5% and stepped onto the hill in 68 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 66 runners for the year and 30.3% of those runners ended up crossing the plate. Astros bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill with players on base 42 times and also have had 65 appearances in high leverage situations. The Astros have sent 230 relievers to the mound on the campaign. The relief pitchers have notched 38 holds this year (18th in MLB). They have accumulated 19 saves so far this season and have blown 10 out of their 29 chances to save the game.
The Astros have converted 68.6% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 6,048 innings, which has them sitting at 18th in the majors. The Houston Astros have accumulated 2,016 putouts on the campaign, in addition to 638 assists and 36 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .987 which ranks 11th in MLB, and they have twisted 70 double plays.
Blanco (1-0 record in his career) holds a FIP of 5.54 and he has faced 164 batters in the major leagues. He has surrendered 41 hits (10.4 hits per 9 innings) with 20 walks. His ERA is 5.09 (20 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.726. Blanco has taken the ball for 35 frames and is sitting with 38 punch outs so far in his MLB career.
Los Angeles has recorded 118 home runs for the season as well as 380 runs batted in. They have recorded 129 two-baggers, while walking 306 times as well as scoring 393 runs. The Los Angeles Dodgers have an OBP of .326 as well as a team batting average of .239 on the campaign. The Dodgers hold a slugging % of .443 and they average 5.31 runs per game (4th in MLB). They have been called out on strikes on 661 occasions (13th in the league) and have tallied 598 base hits.
The Los Angeles pitching staff have allowed 347 runs over the course of the season while having an ERA of 4.54 (331 earned runs conceded). They have relinquished 91 home runs and they yield 4.76 runs per 9 innings (19th in the league). The Dodgers have a team WHIP of 1.262 and have a FIP of 4.27 as a pitching staff this year. Their K/BB ratio is 8.70 (636 strikeouts against 213 free passes). They are currently ranked 13th in the league as a staff in total hits relinquished with 615.
Los Angeles has had relievers enter the game in 25 save opportunities and they have walked away with 17 saves. They rank 9th in MLB with a save percentage of 68.0%, and they have sent 261 bullpen pitchers onto the field on the season. Their relievers have stepped onto the hill 73 times in high leverage situations in addition to 73 occasions with runners on base. Los Angeles relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 31.3% of 112 inherited base runners. With 65 save situations, the Dodgers have 40 holds in addition to 8 blown saves.
In 5,910 innings on the field, the Dodgers have earned a defensive efficiency of 69.7% (10th in professional baseball). The Los Angeles Dodgers have gotten 54 double plays and have a fielding rate of .987 (9th in pro baseball). The Dodgers have racked up 635 assists, 35 errors and have amassed 1,970 putouts on the campaign.
During his career, Miller has conceded 19 base knocks while he has totaled 28 strikeouts in 28 innings pitched. Miller (3-1 win-loss mark in his career) holds a 2.83 ERA while conceding 6.0 hits per nine innings. He has conceded a total of 9 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.012 and having a FIP of 2.9. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.80 and he has gone up against 114 opposing hitters thus far in his career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-190)
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