Tuesday, August 2, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Brandon McCarthy vs. Jon Gray
The Los Angeles Dodgers visit Coors Field on Tuesday to play the Colorado Rockies. The probable starters are Brandon McCarthy for the Dodgers and Jon Gray for the Rockies. The Dodgers have a 48-49-8 over/under record and a 49-56-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 47% of the time. The Rockies are 57-48-0 against the run line and have a 48-54-3 over/under record. They cover the spread 54% of the time.
The Dodgers head into this matchup with a 59-46 record, including 26-26 on the road. Starting pitcher Brandon McCarthy has a 2-1 record with an earned run average of 2.39 and a WHIP of 0.84. He has 33 strikeouts over his 26.1 innings pitched and he has given up 13 hits so far this season. He has allowed 4.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.64. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 3.03 and they have given up 256 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .196 against the bullpen while being struck out 361 times and walking 120 times this season. As a team, Los Angeles has allowed 9.34 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.32 batters per nine. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 4.38. The Dodgers pitchers have collectively given up 776 base hits and 371 earned runs. They have allowed 99 home runs this season and they allow 0.9 homers per nine innings as a staff. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 283 batters and struck out 997. They walk 2.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.11 and their FIP as a unit is 3.40.
As a team, Los Angeles is batting .269, good for 3rd in the league while putting together a .278 average away from home. The Dodgers hold a .410 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .330 which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 6th in baseball with 9.13 hits per game. Corey Seager comes into this game hitting .310 and his on-base percentage is at .365. He has 126 hits this season along with 68 runs scored and 50 runs batted in. He's struck out 82 times and has walked 35 times. Adrian Gonzalez is hitting .283 and he has an on-base percentage of .360. He has totaled 104 hits so far while scoring 40 runs and he's driven in 51. He has walked 44 times and has struck out 80 times. The Dodgers have 884 hits, including 179 doubles and 118 home runs. They've stolen 33 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 18 times. Los Angeles has walked 354 times this season and they've struck out 833 times as a unit. They've left 722 men on base and have a team OPS of .721. They score 4.42 runs per contest and have scored a total of 464 runs so far this year.
Colorado comes into this matchup with a 25-24 home record and a 52-53 overall mark. With an earned run average of 3.94, Jon Gray has a 7-4 record and a 1.15 WHIP. He has 114 strikeouts over the 109.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 91 hits. He has allowed 7.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.8. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.77 and they have given up 352 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .263 against the Rockies bullpen while being struck out 288 times and walking 117 times this season. As a team, Colorado has allowed 9.53 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.32 batters per nine. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 4.79. The Rockies pitchers as a team have surrendered 980 base knocks and 492 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 108 home runs this year and they give up 1.1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Colorado as a staff has walked 332 hitters and struck out 754. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.42 while their FIP as a staff is 4.23.
As a team, they are batting .268, good for 4th in the league while putting together a .301 average at home. The Rockies hold a .450 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .332 which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 4th in baseball with 9.22 hits per contest. Nolan Arenado comes into this matchup batting .279 and he has an OBP of .346. He has 112 hits this year along with 71 runs scored and 79 RBI. He's struck out 62 times and has walked on 41 occasions. Carlos Gonzalez is hitting .317 and he has an OBP of .369. He has collected 125 hits so far while he's scored 68 runs and drove in 68. He has earned a walk 33 times and has punched out 93 times. The Rockies as a unit have 969 base hits, including 212 doubles and 130 homers. They have 47 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 28 times. Colorado as a team has walked 331 times this year and they have struck out 861 times. They've had 699 men left on base and have an OPS of .783. They score 5.1 runs per game and have totaled 536 runs so far this season.
Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 48-49-8 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 49-56-0 against the run line so far this season
Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Colorado Rockies are 48-54-3 against the over/under so far this season
The Colorado Rockies are 57-48-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Los Angeles Dodgers
07/21/16 P Chris Hatcher Oblique 60-day DL
07/19/16 P Casey Fien Elbow 15-day DL (7/17)
07/19/16 P Hyun-Jin Ryu Elbow 15-day DL (7/9)
07/16/16 LF Trayce Thompson Back 15-day DL (7/10)
06/30/16 P Clayton Kershaw Back 15-day DL (6/27)
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 Frankie Montas Ribs 60-day DL (2/20)
04/04/16 P Brett Anderson Back 60-day DL (3/25)
03/31/16 LF Andre Ethier Leg 60-day DL (3/25)
08/01/16 SS Trevor Story Thumb "?" Tuesday vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
07/27/16 P Jason Motte Rotator Cuff 15-day DL (7/26)
07/23/16 P Chad Qualls Illness 15-day DL (7/16)
07/06/16 P Justin Miller Oblique 15-day DL (7/3)
06/16/16 LF Gerardo Parra Ankle 15-day DL (6/15)
04/04/16 P Jairo Diaz Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
Josh's Pick: Take the Dodgers
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