Los Angeles Dodgers vs New York Mets Prediction, 7/16/2023 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Los Angeles Dodgers vs New York Mets
Date: Sunday, July 16, 2023
Location: Citi Field in Queens, NY
TV: SportsNet NY
The New York Mets (42-48) host the Los Angeles Dodgers (51-38) at Citi Field on Sunday. The starting pitchers are Bobby Miller and Max Scherzer.
As a team, the Los Angeles Dodgers are putting up 5.6 runs per game, which puts them at 3rd in the league. They have accounted for 494 runs scored and hold an OBP of .330. The Dodgers have hit 161 doubles as a team and have knocked 149 balls out of the park. They have tallied 478 RBI's as well as 733 hits for the season, while their team batting average sits at .244. Los Angeles is slugging .455 and have struck out 784 times, while drawing a walk on 366 occasions.
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Their K/BB ratio is 2.91 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.27. Dodgers pitchers have given up 102 long balls in addition to 418 total runs (18th in baseball). Los Angeles has conceded 744 hits (8.5 per 9 innings) as well as 395 earned runs. The Dodgers have a team ERA of 4.50 on the season (23rd in baseball), and their staff has rung up 762 batters. They have walked 262 players from the other team and their FIP is 4.19 as a squad on the campaign.
The Dodgers relief pitchers have a save rate of 67.6% and has stepped onto the mound in 87 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 134 runners over the course of the season with 29.1% of those runners ended up scoring. Dodgers relief pitchers have entered the contest with runners on 86 times in addition to having 92 appearances in high leverage situations. The Dodgers have sent 317 relievers to the hill on the campaign. The relief pitchers have a total of 53 holds so far this year (7th in MLB). They have compiled 23 saves on the season and have blown 11 of their 34 save chances.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have accounted for 2,372 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 786 assists and 42 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .987 which is 9th in MLB, and they have turned 73 double plays. The Dodgers have converted 69.3% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 7,116 innings on the field, which has them ranked 13th in pro baseball.
Miller (5-1 career mark) is the owner of a FIP of 3.71 while facing 184 batters during his time in the majors. He has allowed 39 hits (8.0 hits per nine innings) with 15 walks. His ERA is 4.50 (22 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.227. Miller has thrown 44 innings and has earned 42 strikeouts during his pro baseball career.
The Mets have a team SLG% of .405 and they have an average of 4.50 runs per contest (17th in MLB). They have put up 119 two-baggers, while taking a walk 301 times and racking up 405 runs. New York has 114 HRs on the campaign as well as 394 runs batted in. They have struck out on 711 instances (26th in MLB) and have tallied 720 hits. The New York Mets have compiled a team OBP of .321 and a team batting average of .241 so far this season.
The Mets have a WHIP of 1.350 with a FIP of 4.71 as a squad on the season. They currently have a K/BB ratio of 8.80 (770 strikeouts vs 325 bases on balls). They are currently ranked 10th in baseball as a staff in total hits allowed with 732. They have relinquished 119 dingers and they relinquish 4.69 runs per 9 innings (18th in baseball). The New York pitching staff have relinquished 408 runs so far this year while holding an ERA of 4.39 (382 earned runs allowed).
New York relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 27.4% out of 124 inherited base runners. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill 88 times in high leverage situations and on 84 occasions with runners on. Sitting with 91 save situations, the Mets have 56 holds and also 11 blown saves. They are currently ranked 13th in MLB with a save rate of 65.6%, and they have dispatched 288 relief pitchers onto the field so far this season. New York has had relief pitchers enter the game in 32 save opportunities and they have earned 21 saves.
Out of their 7,053 innings on the field, the Mets hold a defensive efficiency of 69.6% (12th in MLB). The New York Mets have turned 83 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .986 (18th in the majors). The Mets have recorded 780 assists, 46 errors and have a total of 2,351 putouts so far this year.
In his MLB career, Scherzer has surrendered 2,265 hits while he has accumulated 3,294 K's in 2,769 frames. Scherzer (209-105 career mark) has a 3.15 earned run average while conceding 7.4 hits per 9 innings. He has surrendered 969 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.079 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.2. He has a K/BB ratio of 4.55 and he has gone up against 11,197 batters during his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take New York
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