Tuesday, August 30, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Rich Hill vs. Tyler Anderson
The Los Angeles Dodgers visit Coors Field on Tuesday to play the Colorado Rockies. The probable starters are Rich Hill for the Dodgers and Tyler Anderson for the Rockies. The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles at -150 and Colorado at +140. The over/under was set at 11. The Dodgers have a 58-63-9 over/under record and a 59-71-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 45% of the time. The Rockies are 71-59-0 against the run line and have a 61-65-4 over/under record. They cover the spread 55% of the time.
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The Dodgers head into this matchup with a 73-57 record, including 31-31 on the road. Starting pitcher Rich Hill has a 10-3 record with an earned run average of 2.09 and a WHIP of 1.07. He has 93 strikeouts over his 82 innings pitched and he has given up 60 hits so far this season. He has allowed 6.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.51. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 3.25 and they have given up 362 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .210 against the bullpen while being struck out 475 times and walking 157 times this season. As a team, Los Angeles has allowed 9.53 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.14 batters per nine. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.50. The Dodgers pitchers have collectively given up 1,012 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 377 batters and struck out 1,201. 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 3.65.
As a team, Los Angeles is batting .263, good for 7th in the league while putting together a .266 average away from home. The Dodgers hold a .405 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325 which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 13th in baseball with 8.86 hits per game. Adrian Gonzalez comes into this game hitting .298 and his on-base percentage is at .364. He has 138 hits this season along with 58 runs scored and 75 runs batted in. He's struck out 95 times and has walked 47 times. Corey Seager is hitting .321 and he has an on-base percentage of .377. He has totaled 162 hits so far while scoring 87 runs and he's driven in 62. He has walked 45 times and has struck out 102 times. The Dodgers have 1,109 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 422 times this season and they've struck out 1,049 times as a unit. They've left 891 men on base and have a team OPS of .731. They score 4.5 runs per contest and have scored a total of 585 runs so far this year.
Colorado comes into this matchup with a 32-31 home record and a 62-68 overall mark. With an earned run average of 3.69, Tyler Anderson has a 4-5 record and a 1.21 WHIP. He has 77 strikeouts over the 83 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 80 hits. He has allowed 8.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.66. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.94 and they have given up 451 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .267 against the Rockies bullpen while being struck out 376 times and walking 158 times this season. As a team, Colorado has allowed 9.58 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.53 batters per nine. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 4.92. The Rockies pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,220 base knocks and 627 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 140 home runs this year and they give up 1.1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Colorado as a staff has walked 433 hitters and struck out 960. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.44 while their FIP as a staff is 4.32.
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 .457 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .337 which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 2nd in baseball with 9.44 hits per contest. Carlos Gonzalez comes into this matchup batting .308 and he has an OBP of .356. He has 144 hits this year along with 77 runs scored and 83 RBI. He's struck out 103 times and has walked on 36 occasions. Nolan Arenado is hitting .291 and he has an OBP of .361. He has collected 144 hits so far while he's scored 95 runs and drove in 111. He has earned a walk 57 times and has punched out 72 times. The Rockies as a unit have 1,228 base hits, including 257 doubles and 166 homers. They have 55 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 32 times. Colorado as a team has walked 417 times this year and they have struck out 1,057 times. They've had 884 men left on base and have an OPS of .794. They score 5.28 runs per game and have totaled 686 runs so far this season.
Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 58-63-9 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 59-71-0 against the run line so far this season
Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Colorado Rockies are 61-65-4 against the over/under so far this season
The Colorado Rockies are 71-59-0 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
Tony's Pick: Take the Dodgers
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