Saturday, September 24, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Chad Bettis vs. Clayton Kershaw
The Colorado Rockies visit Dodger Stadium on Saturday to play the Los Angeles Dodgers. The probable starters are Chad Bettis for the Rockies and Clayton Kershaw for the Dodgers. The opening line for this matchup has Colorado at +263 and Los Angeles at -295. The over/under was set at 6.5. The Rockies have a 73-76-4 over/under record and a 80-73-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 52% of the time. The Dodgers are 74-79-0 against the run line and have a 64-79-10 over/under record. They cover the spread 48% of the time.
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The Rockies head into this matchup with a 73-80 record, including 32-43 on the road. Starting pitcher Chad Bettis has a 13-7 record with an earned run average of 4.79 and a WHIP of 1.37. He has 130 strikeouts over his 174.2 innings pitched and he has given up 188 hits so far this season. He has allowed 9.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.22. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 5.05 and they have given up 531 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .269 against the bullpen while being struck out 445 times and walking 187 times this season. As a team, Colorado has allowed 9.61 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.63 batters per nine. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 4.91. The Rockies pitchers have collectively given up 1,440 base hits and 735 earned runs. They have allowed 169 home runs this season and they allow 1.1 homers per nine innings as a staff. Colorado as a pitching staff has walked 507 batters and struck out 1,144. 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 .246 average away from home. The Rockies hold a .462 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .338 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 .360. He has 171 hits this season along with 111 runs scored and 128 runs batted in. He's struck out 96 times and has walked 64 times. Carlos Gonzalez is hitting .297 and he has an on-base percentage of .351. He has totaled 164 hits so far while scoring 86 runs and he's driven in 99. He has walked 46 times and has struck out 122 times. The Rockies have 1,460 hits, including 301 doubles and 199 home runs. They've stolen 64 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 34 times. Colorado has walked 482 times this season and they've struck out 1,237 times as a unit. They've left 1,028 men on base and have a team OPS of .800. They score 5.37 runs per contest and have scored a total of 821 runs so far this year.
Los Angeles comes into this matchup with a 50-28 home record and a 87-66 overall mark. With an earned run average of 1.73, Clayton Kershaw has a 11-3 record and a 0.73 WHIP. He has 162 strikeouts over the 135 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 88 hits. He has allowed 5.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 1.67. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.25 and they have given up 433 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .212 against the Dodgers bullpen while being struck out 587 times and walking 191 times this season. As a team, Los Angeles has allowed 9.47 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.23 batters per nine. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.39. The Dodgers pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,180 base knocks and 560 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 157 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 440 hitters and struck out 1,430. 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 3.60.
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 .403 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .321 which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 18th in baseball with 8.71 hits per contest. Corey Seager comes into this matchup batting .315 and he has an OBP of .374. He has 187 hits this year along with 101 runs scored and 69 RBI. He's struck out 126 times and has walked on 53 occasions. Adrian Gonzalez is hitting .284 and he has an OBP of .350. He has collected 155 hits so far while he's scored 67 runs and drove in 85. He has earned a walk 54 times and has punched out 115 times. The Dodgers as a unit have 1,298 base hits, including 258 doubles and 180 homers. They have 43 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 24 times. Los Angeles as a team has walked 495 times this year and they have struck out 1,249 times. They've had 1,043 men left on base and have an OPS of .729. They score 4.46 runs per game and have totaled 683 runs so far this season.
Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Colorado Rockies are 73-76-4 against the over/under so far this season
The Colorado Rockies are 80-73-0 against the run line so far this season
Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 64-79-10 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 74-79-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
09/23/16 1B Gerardo Parra Illness "?" Friday vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
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 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)
Josh's Pick: Take the Rockies
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