Saturday, July 2, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Chad Bettis vs. Scott Kazmir
The Colorado Rockies visit Dodger Stadium on Saturday to play the Los Angeles Dodgers. The probable starters are Chad Bettis for the Rockies and Scott Kazmir for the Dodgers. The opening line for this matchup has Colorado at +160 and Los Angeles at -170. The over/under was set at 8. The Rockies have a 40-36-2 over/under record and a 42-36-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 54% of the time. The Dodgers are 32-47-0 against the run line and have a 38-36-5 over/under record. They cover the spread 41% of the time.
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The Rockies head into this matchup with a 37-41 record, including 19-21 on the road. Starting pitcher Chad Bettis has a 6-5 record with an earned run average of 5.84 and a WHIP of 1.55. He has 69 strikeouts over his 89.1 innings pitched and he has given up 115 hits so far this season. He has allowed 11.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.27. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 4.94 and they have given up 285 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .271 against the bullpen while being struck out 225 times and walking 91 times this season. As a team, Colorado has allowed 9.92 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.44 batters per nine. They are 28th in the league in team earned run average at 5.14. The Rockies pitchers have collectively given up 759 base hits and 393 earned runs. They have allowed 90 home runs this season and they allow 1.2 homers per nine innings as a staff. Colorado as a pitching staff has walked 241 batters and struck out 570. They walk 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.45 and their FIP as a unit is 4.38.
As a team, Colorado is batting .276, good for 3rd in the league while putting together a .248 average away from home. The Rockies hold a .469 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .339 which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 2nd in baseball with 9.59 hits per game. Carlos Gonzalez comes into this game hitting .329 and his on-base percentage is at .375. He has 98 hits this season along with 54 runs scored and 51 runs batted in. He's struck out 72 times and has walked 22 times. Nolan Arenado is hitting .296 and he has an on-base percentage of .372. He has totaled 89 hits so far while scoring 57 runs and he's driven in 65. He has walked 36 times and has struck out 41 times. The Rockies have 749 hits, including 168 doubles and 104 home runs. They've stolen 31 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 23 times. Colorado has walked 249 times this season and they've struck out 621 times as a unit. They've left 531 men on base and have a team OPS of .809. They score 5.36 runs per contest and have scored a total of 418 runs so far this year.
Los Angeles comes into this matchup with a 23-15 home record and a 44-37 overall mark. With an earned run average of 4.67, Scott Kazmir has a 6-3 record and a 1.32 WHIP. He has 91 strikeouts over the 88.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 81 hits. He has allowed 8.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.59. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.06 and they have given up 180 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .196 against the Dodgers bullpen while being struck out 248 times and walking 87 times this season. As a team, Los Angeles has allowed 9.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.22 batters per nine. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.57. The Dodgers pitchers as a team have surrendered 591 base knocks and 279 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 75 home runs this year and they give up 0.9 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 223 hitters and struck out 744. They give up a walk 2.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.12 while their FIP as a staff is 3.49.
As a team, they are batting .262, good for 11th in the league while putting together a .256 average at home. The Dodgers hold a .401 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .320 which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 14th in baseball with 8.87 hits per contest. Adrian Gonzalez comes into this matchup batting .273 and he has an OBP of .349. He has 76 hits this year along with 27 runs scored and 35 RBI. He's struck out 63 times and has walked on 32 occasions. Corey Seager is hitting .299 and he has an OBP of .359. He has collected 93 hits so far while he's scored 53 runs and drove in 40. He has earned a walk 29 times and has punched out 60 times. The Dodgers as a unit have 643 base hits, including 122 doubles and 88 homers. They have 25 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 14 times. Los Angeles as a team has walked 266 times this year and they have struck out 624 times. They've had 534 men left on base and have an OPS of .696. They score 4.17 runs per game and have totaled 338 runs so far this season.
Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Colorado Rockies are 40-36-2 against the over/under so far this season
The Colorado Rockies are 42-36-0 against the run line so far this season
Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 38-36-5 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 32-47-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
06/29/16 2B DJ LeMahieu Knee "?" Friday vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
06/29/16 SS Trevor Story Finger "?" Friday vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
06/19/16 P Tyler Chatwood Back 15-day DL (6/18)
06/16/16 LF Gerardo Parra Ankle 15-day DL (6/15)
06/14/16 P Christopher Rusin Shoulder 15-day DL (6/9)
06/11/16 P Jake McGee Rest 15-day DL (6/11)
05/20/16 P Christian Bergman Oblique 15-day DL (5/20)
04/10/16 P Adam Ottavino Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Jairo Diaz Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
Los Angeles Dodgers
06/30/16 P Clayton Kershaw Back 15-day DL
06/30/16 LF Enrique Hernandez Ribs 15-day DL (6/28)
06/30/16 CF Joc Pederson Shoulder "?" Friday vs. Colorado Rockies
05/31/16 P Alex Wood Tricep 60-day DL (5/31)
05/24/16 P Chin-Hui Tsao Tricep 60-day DL (5/22)
05/03/16 P Josh Ravin Suspension expected to miss 80 games
04/23/16 P Yimi Garcia Bicep 60-day DL (4/23)
04/05/16 P Brandon McCarthy Elbow 60-day DL (2/19)
04/05/16 P Frankie Montas Ribs 60-day DL (2/20)
04/04/16 P Brett Anderson Back 60-day DL (3/25)
04/01/16 P Hyun-Jin Ryu Shoulder 60-day DL (3/25)
03/31/16 LF Andre Ethier Leg 60-day DL (3/25)
Tony's Pick: Take the Rockies
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