New York Yankees vs Los Angeles Dodgers Prediction, 6/3/2023 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: New York Yankees vs Los Angeles Dodgers
Date: Saturday, June 3, 2023
Location: Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Spectrum SportsNet LA
Odds/Point Spread: New York (-105) Los Angeles (-115)
The New York Yankees (34-24) are en route to Dodger Stadium on Saturday where they will try to defeat the Los Angeles Dodgers (34-23). The odds on this game have the Yankees at -105 and the Dodgers are priced at -115. The over/under is 8.5. The expected starting pitchers are Gerrit Cole and Michael Grove.
As a team, the New York Yankees are recording 4.7 runs per game, which is 11th in MLB. They have notched a total of 273 runs scored and have an on-base percentage of .309. The Yankees have tallied 74 doubles as a team and have knocked 87 balls out of the park. They have earned 265 RBI's and 461 hits on the year, while their team batting average sits at .239. New York is slugging .422 and have been called out on strikes 484 times, while being walked on 184 occasions.
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They have a K/BB ratio of 2.67 and the pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.22. Yankees pitchers have conceded 61 long balls and 233 runs in total (8th in baseball). New York has surrendered 437 hits (7.6 per 9 innings) as well as 212 earned runs. The Yankees are sitting with a team earned run average of 3.67 for the year (5th in baseball), and the staff has struck out 531 batters. They have walked 199 opposing hitters and their FIP is 4.11 as a squad for the year.
Yankees pitchers have gone to the mound with opponents on base 69 times in addition to having 67 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen have notched 25 holds on the year (26th in MLB). The Yankees bullpen have compiled a save rate of 68.2% and has come into the game in 47 save situations. They have compiled 15 saves for the year and have blown 7 of their 22 save opportunities. The relief pitchers have inherited 97 base runners over the course of the season with 39.2% of those runners crossed the plate. The Yankees have dispatched 179 relief pitchers to the hill for the year.
The New York Yankees have a tally of 1,559 putouts this season, in addition to 499 assists and 34 errors. Their fielding rate is holding at .984 which puts them in 22nd in MLB, and have a total of 45 double plays. The Yankees have turned 70.8% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 4,677 innings on the field, which has them sitting 3rd in MLB.
Cole has thrown 1,723 frames and has accumulated 2,009 strikeouts so far in his MLB career. His ERA is 3.22 (617 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.102. He has surrendered 1,450 base knocks (7.6 hits per 9 innings) and has had 449 walks. Cole (136-71 career mark) holds a FIP of 3.16 while he has gone up against 6,951 batters in the majors.
The Dodgers have a team slugging % of .460 and they have an average of 5.60 runs per contest (3rd in baseball). They have recorded 108 doubles, while taking a walk 245 times as well as earning 319 runs. Los Angeles has accounted for 96 HRs for the season to go along with 308 runs batted in. They have been rung up on 507 occasions (10th in baseball) and have a total of 463 base hits. The Los Angeles Dodgers have earned an OBP of .330 and a batting average of .242 over the course of the season.
The Dodgers have a team WHIP of 1.260 in addition to having a FIP of 4.28 as a staff on the campaign. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 8.40 (468 strikeouts vs 159 free passes). They are sitting at 17th in the league as a staff in total hits surrendered with 474. They have given up 68 dingers and they relinquish 4.70 runs per 9 innings (18th in baseball). The Los Angeles pitching staff have allowed 262 runs so far this season while holding an ERA of 4.46 (249 earned runs relinquished).
Los Angeles bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 25.8% out of their 93 inherited runners. Their relief pitchers have come in 50 times in high leverage situations and also on 59 occasions with base runners. With 51 save situations, the Dodgers have 32 holds in addition to 5 blown saves. They are ranked 5th in MLB with a save percentage of 73.7%, and they have sent 196 relief pitchers onto the diamond this season. Los Angeles has had relief pitchers step onto the mound in 19 save opportunities and they have walked away with 14 saves.
Out of their 4,524 innings played, the Dodgers have earned a defensive efficiency of 69.9% (10th in pro baseball). The Los Angeles Dodgers have turned 42 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .988 (10th in MLB). The Dodgers have racked up 489 assists, 25 errors and have notched a total of 1,508 putouts on the season.
During his pro baseball career, Grove has allowed 53 hits and he has 38 punch outs in 45 frames. He has surrendered a total of 30 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.544 and having a FIP of 5.0. His K/BB ratio is 2.24 and he has faced 208 hitters during his career. Grove (1-1 career record) holds a 5.96 ERA while allowing 10.5 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-115)
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