Monday, August 29, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Kenta Maeda vs. Jon Gray
The Los Angeles Dodgers head to Coors Field on Monday to take on the Colorado Rockies. The probable pitchers are Kenta Maeda for the Dodgers and Jon Gray for the Rockies. The opening line for this game has Los Angeles at +275 and Colorado at -310. The over/under is 7.5. The Dodgers have a 58-62-9 over/under mark and a 58-71-0 run line record, meaning they cover 45% of the time. The Rockies are 70-59-0 against the run line and have a 61-64-4 over/under record. They cover the spread 54% of the time.
The Dodgers head into this game with a 72-57 record, and they are 31-31 on the road. Starting pitcher Kenta Maeda has a 13-7 record with an ERA of 3.37 and a WHIP of 1.10. He has 142 strikeouts during his 141.2 innings pitched and he has given up 117 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 7.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.68. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 3.28 and they have allowed 360 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .211 against the pen while they've been struck out 473 times and walked 155 times this year. As a unit, Los Angeles has given up 9.58 base hits per nine innings while striking out 7.13 hitters per nine. They are 25th in the Majors in team earned run average at 4.54. The Dodgers pitchers have collectively given up 1,008 base hits and 487 earned runs. They have allowed 133 home runs this season and they allow 1.1 homers per nine innings as a staff. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 373 batters and struck out 1,191. They walk 2.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.19 and their FIP as a unit is 3.66.
As a team, Los Angeles is hitting .263, good for 6th in the league while putting together a .265 average on the road. The Dodgers have a .405 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .324 which is good for 14th in the league. They rank 13th in baseball with 8.84 hits per contest. Adrian Gonzalez comes into this game hitting .296 and his on-base percentage is at .363. He has 136 hits this season along with 58 runs scored and 74 runs batted in. He's struck out 94 times and has walked 47 times. Corey Seager is hitting .322 and he has an on-base percentage of .376. He has totaled 162 hits so far while scoring 87 runs and he's driven in 62. He has walked 43 times and has struck out 101 times. The Dodgers have 1,105 hits, including 224 doubles and 155 home runs. They've stolen 36 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 22 times. Los Angeles has walked 419 times this season and they've struck out 1,037 times as a unit. They've left 884 men on base and have a team OPS of .733. They score 4.53 runs per contest and have scored a total of 584 runs so far this year.
Colorado comes into this game with a 32-31 home mark and a 61-68 overall record. With an ERA of 4.61, Jon Gray has a 8-6 record and a 1.24 WHIP. He has 142 strikeouts over the 132.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 119 hits. He has allowed 8.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.72. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.94 and they have given up 450 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .268 against the Rockies bullpen while being struck out 374 times and walking 158 times this season. As a team, Colorado has allowed 9.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.52 batters per nine. They are 28th in the league in team earned run average at 4.94. The Rockies pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,214 base knocks and 624 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 137 home runs this year and they give up 1.1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Colorado as a staff has walked 432 hitters and struck out 952. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.45 while their FIP as a staff is 4.31.
As a team, they are batting .273, good for 2nd in the league while putting together a .302 average at home. The Rockies hold a .456 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .337 which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 2nd in baseball with 9.43 hits per contest. Carlos Gonzalez comes into this matchup batting .309 and he has an OBP of .358. He has 143 hits this year along with 76 runs scored and 83 RBI. He's struck out 103 times and has walked on 36 occasions. Nolan Arenado is hitting .285 and he has an OBP of .357. He has collected 140 hits so far while he's scored 94 runs and drove in 108. He has earned a walk 57 times and has punched out 72 times. The Rockies as a unit have 1,218 base hits, including 255 doubles and 164 homers. They have 55 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 32 times. Colorado as a team has walked 415 times this year and they have struck out 1,052 times. They've had 877 men left on base and have an OPS of .794. They score 5.28 runs per game and have totaled 681 runs so far this season.
Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 58-62-9 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 58-71-0 against the run line so far this season
Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Colorado Rockies are 61-64-4 against the over/under so far this season
The Colorado Rockies are 70-59-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Los Angeles Dodgers
08/24/16 P Brett Anderson Finger 15-day DL (8/21)
08/24/16 P Scott Kazmir Neck 15-day DL (8/23)
08/15/16 P Josh Ravin Tricep 15-day DL (8/14)
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)
08/04/16 P Louis Coleman Shoulder 15-day DL (8/3)
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)
06/30/16 P Clayton Kershaw Back 60-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)
04/23/16 P Yimi Garcia Bicep 60-day DL (4/23)
03/31/16 LF Andre Ethier Leg 60-day DL (3/25)
08/17/16 P Tyler Chatwood Back 15-day DL (8/15)
08/12/16 1B Mark Reynolds Hand 15-day DL (8/11)
08/02/16 SS Trevor Story Thumb 15-day DL (8/2), out for season
07/27/16 P Jason Motte Rotator Cuff 15-day DL (7/26)
07/06/16 P Justin Miller Oblique 15-day DL (7/3)
04/04/16 P Jairo Diaz Elbow 60-day DL (3/25), out for season
Josh's Pick: Take the Rockies
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