Friday, September 23, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Jon Gray vs. Scott Kazmir
The Colorado Rockies head to Dodger Stadium on Friday to take on the Los Angeles Dodgers. The probable pitchers are Jon Gray for the Rockies and Scott Kazmir for the Dodgers. The opening line for this game has Colorado at +140 and Los Angeles at -150. The over/under is 7.5. The Rockies have a 72-76-4 over/under mark and a 80-72-0 run line record, meaning they cover 53% of the time. The Dodgers are 73-79-0 against the run line and have a 64-78-10 over/under record. They cover the spread 48% of the time.
The Rockies head into this game with a 73-79 record, and they are 32-42 on the road. Starting pitcher Jon Gray has a 10-8 record with an ERA of 4.42 and a WHIP of 1.23. He has 172 strikeouts during his 158.2 innings pitched and he has given up 142 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 8.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.49. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 4.98 and they have allowed 527 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .268 against the pen while they've been struck out 444 times and walked 183 times this year. As a unit, Colorado has given up 9.61 base hits per nine innings while striking out 7.63 hitters per nine. They are 27th in the Majors in team earned run average at 4.89. The Rockies pitchers have collectively given up 1,431 base hits and 728 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 499 batters and struck out 1,138. They walk 3.3 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 4.31.
As a team, Colorado is hitting .276, good for 2nd in the league while putting together a .246 average on the road. The Rockies have a .462 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .339 which is good for 3rd in the league. They rank 2nd in baseball with 9.55 hits per contest. Nolan Arenado comes into this game hitting .294 and his on-base percentage is at .362. He has 171 hits this season along with 111 runs scored and 128 runs batted in. He's struck out 94 times and has walked 64 times. Carlos Gonzalez is hitting .297 and he has an on-base percentage of .351. He has totaled 163 hits so far while scoring 85 runs and he's driven in 99. He has walked 46 times and has struck out 122 times. The Rockies have 1,453 hits, including 300 doubles and 198 home runs. They've stolen 64 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 34 times. Colorado has walked 481 times this season and they've struck out 1,230 times as a unit. They've left 1,025 men on base and have a team OPS of .801. They score 5.38 runs per contest and have scored a total of 817 runs so far this year.
Los Angeles comes into this game with a 49-28 home mark and a 86-66 overall record. With an ERA of 4.59, Scott Kazmir has a 10-6 record and a 1.35 WHIP. He has 134 strikeouts over the 135.1 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 131 hits. He has allowed 8.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.48. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.27 and they have given up 432 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .212 against the Dodgers bullpen while being struck out 582 times and walking 191 times this season. As a team, Los Angeles has allowed 9.48 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.23 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 1,173 base knocks and 556 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 156 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 439 hitters and struck out 1,423. 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 8.73 hits per contest. Corey Seager comes into this matchup batting .317 and he has an OBP of .375. He has 187 hits this year along with 100 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 .347. He has collected 154 hits so far while he's scored 65 runs and drove in 84. He has earned a walk 52 times and has punched out 115 times. The Dodgers as a unit have 1,289 base hits, including 256 doubles and 178 homers. They have 43 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 23 times. Los Angeles as a team has walked 487 times this year and they have struck out 1,243 times. They've had 1,035 men left on base and have an OPS of .727. They score 4.45 runs per game and have totaled 676 runs so far this season.
Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Colorado Rockies are 72-76-4 against the over/under so far this season
The Colorado Rockies are 80-72-0 against the run line so far this season
Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 64-78-10 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 73-79-0 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), expected to be activated & start Thursday vs. Colorado Rockies
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 Dodgers
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