Friday, April 22, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Scott Kazmir vs. Jon Gray
The Los Angeles Dodgers visit Coors Field on Friday to play the Colorado Rockies. The probable starters are Scott Kazmir for the Dodgers and Jon Gray for the Rockies. The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles at -135 and Colorado at +125. The over/under was set at 11. The Dodgers have a 5-10-0 over/under record and a 6-9-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 40% of the time. The Rockies are 10-5-0 against the run line and have a 8-7-0 over/under record. They cover the spread 67% of the time.
The Dodgers head into this matchup with a 9-6 record, including 5-4 on the road. Starting pitcher Scott Kazmir has a 1-1 record with an earned run average of 6.43 and a WHIP of 1.43. He has 12 strikeouts over his 14 innings pitched and he has given up 15 hits so far this season. He has allowed 9.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.4. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 3.33 and they have given up 32 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .193 against the bullpen while being struck out 41 times and walking 12 times this season. As a team, Los Angeles has allowed 8.01 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.34 batters per nine. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 3.57. The Dodgers pitchers have collectively given up 102 base hits and 46 earned runs. They have allowed 12 home runs this season and they allow 0.8 homers per nine innings as a staff. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 38 batters and struck out 108. They walk 2.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.05 and their FIP as a unit is 3.58.
As a team, Los Angeles is batting .220, good for 26th in the league while putting together a .232 average away from home. The Dodgers hold a .304 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .288 which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 25th in baseball with 7.27 hits per game. Adrian Gonzalez comes into this game hitting .328 and his on-base percentage is at .385. He has 19 hits this season along with 8 runs scored and 10 runs batted in. He's struck out 12 times and has walked 6 times. Joc Pederson is hitting .262 and he has an on-base percentage of .326. He has totaled 11 hits so far while scoring 8 runs and he's driven in 8. He has walked 3 times and has struck out 17 times. The Dodgers have 135 hits, including 32 doubles and 9 home runs. They've stolen 5 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 4 times. Los Angeles has walked 41 times this season and they've struck out 115 times as a unit. They've left 103 men on base and have a team OPS of .711. They score 4.73 runs per contest and have scored a total of 71 runs so far this year.
Colorado comes into this matchup with a 3-3 home record and a 8-7 overall mark. Jon Gray will be making his season debut for the Rockies. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 6.26 and they have given up 61 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .290 against the Rockies bullpen while being struck out 41 times and walking 14 times this season. As a team, Colorado has allowed 10.01 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.61 batters per nine. They are 30th in the league in team earned run average at 5.55. The Rockies pitchers as a team have surrendered 146 base knocks and 81 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 20 home runs this year and they give up 1.4 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Colorado as a staff has walked 38 hitters and struck out 111. They give up a walk 2.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.40 while their FIP as a staff is 4.33.
As a team, they are batting .267, good for 4th in the league while putting together a .303 average at home. The Rockies hold a .500 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324 which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 5th in baseball with 9.2 hits per contest. Carlos Gonzalez comes into this matchup batting .367 and he has an OBP of .415. He has 22 hits this year along with 12 runs scored and 11 RBI. He's struck out 13 times and has walked on 5 occasions. Nolan Arenado is hitting .267 and he has an OBP of .323. He has collected 16 hits so far while he's scored 12 runs and drove in 16. He has earned a walk 5 times and has punched out 4 times. The Rockies as a unit have 138 base hits, including 34 doubles and 26 homers. They have 10 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 7 times. Colorado as a team has walked 43 times this year and they have struck out 118 times. They've had 86 men left on base and have an OPS of .824. They score 5.4 runs per game and have totaled 81 runs so far this season.
Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 5-10-0 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 6-9-0 against the run line so far this season
Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Colorado Rockies are 8-7-0 against the over/under so far this season
The Colorado Rockies are 10-5-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Los Angeles Dodgers
04/21/16 P Pedro Baez Head "?" Friday vs. Colorado Rockies
04/11/16 LF Scott Van Slyke Back 15-day DL (4/10)
04/09/16 LF Carl Crawford Back 15-day DL (4/9)
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)
04/04/16 P Josh Ravin Forearm 60-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Michael Bolsinge Oblique 15-day DL (3/25)
04/03/16 3B Alex Guerrero Knee 15-day DL (3/25)
04/01/16 P Hyun-Jin Ryu Shoulder 15-day DL (3/25)
03/31/16 LF Andre Ethier Leg 60-day DL (3/25)
04/20/16 P Jonathan Gray Abdominal 15-day DL (3/25); expected to start Friday vs. L.A. Dodgers
04/17/16 C Nick Hundley Concussion 7-day DL (4/14)
04/14/16 CF Charlie Blackmon Toe 15-day DL (4/14)
04/10/16 P Adam Ottavino Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Jairo Diaz Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Jason Motte Shoulder 15-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Tyler Anderson Oblique 15-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Tyler Matzek Personal 15-day DL (3/25)
04/03/16 2B Daniel Descalso Hand 15-day DL (3/25)
Josh's Pick: Take the Dodgers
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