New York Yankees vs Los Angeles Dodgers Prediction, 6/2/2023 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: New York Yankees vs Los Angeles Dodgers
Date: Friday, June 2, 2023
Location: Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Spectrum SportsNet LA
Odds/Point Spread: New York (+105) Los Angeles (-125)
The Los Angeles Dodgers (34-23) will try to defeat the New York Yankees (34-24) at Dodger Stadium on Friday. The moneyline on this matchup has New York at +105 while Los Angeles is sitting at -125. The total is set at 8.5. The pitchers who are expected to start are Luis Severino and Clayton Kershaw.
As a squad, the New York Yankees are putting up 4.7 runs per game, which has them sitting at 11th in the league. They have accounted for 273 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .309. The Yankees have tallied 74 two-baggers as a unit and have knocked 87 baseballs out of the park. They have 265 RBI's in addition to 461 hits on the year, while their average at the plate comes in at .239. New York has a slugging percentage of .422 and have been called out on strikes 484 times, while being walked on 184 occasions.
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They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.67 and the pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.22. Yankees pitchers have relinquished 61 home runs and also 233 total runs (9th in MLB). New York has conceded 437 base knocks (7.6 per 9 innings) in addition to 212 earned runs. The Yankees hold a team ERA of 3.67 this season (5th in baseball), and the staff has rung up 531 hitters. Their pitching staff has walked 199 opposing batters and their FIP is 4.10 as a unit on the year.
Yankees pitchers have come into the game with runners on 69 times and also have had 67 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers are sitting with 25 holds for the season (26th in the league). The Yankees relievers have a save percentage of 68.2% and has come into the game in 47 save situations. They have recorded 15 saves for the season and have missed out on 7 of their 22 save chances. The relief pitchers have inherited 97 base runners on the campaign with 39.2% of those players ended up crossing the plate. The Yankees have dispatched 179 relief pitchers to the mound so far this year.
The New York Yankees have amassed 1,559 putouts so far this season, as well as 499 assists and 34 errors. Their fielding rate is at .984 which ranks 21st in professional baseball, and have a total of 45 double plays. The Yankees have turned 70.8% of balls in play into outs out of their 4,677 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting 3rd in the majors.
Severino has taken the hill for 649 frames and has earned 719 strikeouts during his MLB career. His ERA is 3.35 (242 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.115. He has allowed 539 base hits (7.5 hits per 9 innings) and has 185 walks. Severino (50-29 career mark) has a FIP of 3.39 while he has gone up against 2,648 opposing batters during his time in the major leagues.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have tallied a team OBP of .330 in addition to a batting average of .242 on the campaign. They have struck out on 507 occasions (6th in MLB) and have 463 hits. Los Angeles has accumulated 96 home runs on the year as well as 308 RBIs. The Dodgers have a SLG% of .460 and they tally 5.60 runs per outing (3rd in the league). They have put up 108 doubles, while taking a walk 245 times as well as putting up 319 runs.
The Dodgers are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.260 in addition to having a FIP of 4.27 as a unit for the season. They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 8.40 (468 strikeouts vs 159 free passes). They are currently ranked 21st in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 474. They have allowed 68 home runs and they allow 4.70 runs per 9 innings (18th in the league). The Los Angeles pitching staff have given up 262 runs over the course of the season while having a team ERA of 4.46 (249 earned runs relinquished).
Los Angeles has had relief pitchers step onto the mound in 19 save opportunities and they have converted 14 saves. They are ranked 4th in the league holding a save rate of 73.7%, and they have sent 196 relievers to the hill so far this season. Their bullpen pitchers have come in 50 times in high leverage situations and also on 59 occasions with base runners. Los Angeles bullpen pitchers have an inherited score rate of 25.8% of 93 inherited base runners. With 51 save situations, the Dodgers have earned 32 holds in addition to 5 blown saves.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have gotten 42 double plays and have a fielding rate of .988 (10th in the majors). The Dodgers have accrued 489 assists, 25 errors and have amassed 1,508 putouts so far this season. Out of their 4,524 innings played, the Dodgers have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 69.9% (11th in baseball).
Kershaw (203-91 record in his career) has a 2.50 earned run average while giving up 6.8 hits per nine innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 4.47 and he has gone up against 10,415 batters so far in his pro baseball career. He has surrendered 734 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.004 and being the owner of a FIP of 2.8. During his career, Kershaw has surrendered 2,010 hits while he has accumulated 2,882 strikeouts in 2,643 frames.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-125)
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