Thursday, September 22, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Tyler Chatwood vs. Brett Anderson
The Colorado Rockies visit Dodger Stadium on Thursday to play the Los Angeles Dodgers. The probable starters are Tyler Chatwood for the Rockies and Brett Anderson for the Dodgers. The opening line for this matchup has Colorado at +165 and Los Angeles at -175. The over/under was set at 8. The Rockies have a 72-75-4 over/under record and a 79-72-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 52% of the time. The Dodgers are 72-79-0 against the run line and have a 64-77-10 over/under record. They cover the spread 48% of the time.
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The Rockies head into this matchup with a 72-79 record, including 32-42 on the road. Starting pitcher Tyler Chatwood has a 11-9 record with an earned run average of 4.13 and a WHIP of 1.41. He has 103 strikeouts over his 144 innings pitched and he has given up 139 hits so far this season. He has allowed 8.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.41. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 5.02 and they have given up 523 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .268 against the bullpen while being struck out 436 times and walking 183 times this season. As a team, Colorado has allowed 9.62 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.61 batters per nine. They are 28th in the league in team earned run average at 4.92. The Rockies pitchers have collectively given up 1,423 base hits and 727 earned runs. They have allowed 167 home runs this season and they allow 1.1 homers per nine innings as a staff. Colorado as a pitching staff has walked 498 batters and struck out 1,127. They walk 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.44 and their FIP as a unit is 4.33.
As a team, Colorado is batting .275, good for 2nd in the league while putting together a .247 average away from home. The Rockies hold a .462 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .339 which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 2nd in baseball with 9.54 hits per game. Nolan Arenado comes into this game hitting .292 and his on-base percentage is at .359. He has 169 hits this season along with 109 runs scored and 124 runs batted in. He's struck out 94 times and has walked 63 times. Carlos Gonzalez is hitting .297 and he has an on-base percentage of .350. He has totaled 162 hits so far while scoring 84 runs and he's driven in 99. He has walked 45 times and has struck out 121 times. The Rockies have 1,441 hits, including 298 doubles and 196 home runs. They've stolen 64 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 34 times. Colorado has walked 479 times this season and they've struck out 1,223 times as a unit. They've left 1,022 men on base and have a team OPS of .800. They score 5.34 runs per contest and have scored a total of 806 runs so far this year.
Los Angeles comes into this matchup with a 48-28 home record and a 85-66 overall mark. With an earned run average of 24.75, Brett Anderson has a 0-2 record and a 4.25 WHIP. He has 1 strikeout over the 4 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 14 hits. He has allowed 31.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 14.64. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.28 and they have given up 428 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .212 against the Dodgers bullpen while being struck out 579 times and walking 191 times this season. As a team, Los Angeles has allowed 9.49 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.24 batters per nine. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.42. The Dodgers pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,166 base knocks and 554 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 155 home runs this year and they give up 1.1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 437 hitters and struck out 1,414. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.18 while their FIP as a staff is 3.61.
As a team, they are batting .260, good for 9th in the league while putting together a .256 average at home. The Dodgers hold a .404 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322 which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 16th in baseball with 8.74 hits per contest. Corey Seager comes into this matchup batting .316 and he has an OBP of .374. He has 185 hits this year along with 99 runs scored and 69 RBI. He's struck out 125 times and has walked on 52 occasions. Adrian Gonzalez is hitting .283 and he has an OBP of .348. He has collected 153 hits so far while he's scored 64 runs and drove in 83. He has earned a walk 52 times and has punched out 114 times. The Dodgers as a unit have 1,277 base hits, including 254 doubles and 177 homers. They have 42 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 23 times. Los Angeles as a team has walked 485 times this year and they have struck out 1,239 times. They've had 1,031 men left on base and have an OPS of .726. They score 4.42 runs per game and have totaled 667 runs so far this season.
Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Colorado Rockies are 72-75-4 against the over/under so far this season
The Colorado Rockies are 79-72-0 against the run line so far this season
Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 64-77-10 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 72-79-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
09/20/16 1B Mark Reynolds Hand out for season
08/02/16 SS Trevor Story Thumb 15-day DL (8/2), out for season
04/04/16 P Jairo Diaz Elbow 60-day DL (3/25), out for season
Los Angeles Dodgers
09/10/16 P Carlos Frias Oblique 60-day DL (9/9)
08/24/16 P Brett Anderson Finger 15-day DL (8/21)
08/24/16 P Scott Kazmir Neck 15-day DL (8/23)
08/14/16 P Brandon McCarthy Hip 15-day DL (8/14)
08/10/16 LF Scott Van Slyke Wrist 60-day DL (8/8)
07/21/16 P Chris Hatcher Oblique 60-day DL (7/20)
07/19/16 P Hyun-Jin Ryu Elbow 15-day DL (7/9)
07/16/16 LF Trayce Thompson Back 60-day DL (7/10)
05/24/16 P Chin-Hui Tsao Tricep 60-day DL (5/22)
04/23/16 P Yimi Garcia Bicep 60-day DL (4/23)
Tony's Pick: Take the Rockies
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