Wednesday, August 31, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Ross Stripling vs. Jeff Hoffman
The Los Angeles Dodgers visit Coors Field on Wednesday to play the Colorado Rockies. The probable starters are Ross Stripling for the Dodgers and Jeff Hoffman for the Rockies. The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles at -136 and Colorado at +126. The over/under was set at 12. The Dodgers have a 59-63-9 over/under record and a 60-71-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 46% of the time. The Rockies are 72-59-0 against the run line and have a 61-66-4 over/under record. They cover the spread 55% of the time.
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The Dodgers head into this matchup with a 73-58 record, including 31-32 on the road. Starting pitcher Ross Stripling has a 3-5 record with an earned run average of 4.13 and a WHIP of 1.27. He has 55 strikeouts over his 76.1 innings pitched and he has given up 73 hits so far this season. He has allowed 8.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.88. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 3.35 and they have given up 370 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .213 against the bullpen while being struck out 478 times and walking 159 times this season. As a team, Los Angeles has allowed 9.52 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.16 batters per nine. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.48. The Dodgers pitchers have collectively given up 1,024 base hits and 495 earned runs. They have allowed 134 home runs this season and they allow 1.1 homers per nine innings as a staff. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 380 batters and struck out 1,210. 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 .264, good for 5th in the league while putting together a .266 average away from home. The Dodgers hold a .409 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325 which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 11th in baseball with 8.9 hits per game. Adrian Gonzalez comes into this game hitting .296 and his on-base percentage is at .361. He has 138 hits this season along with 58 runs scored and 75 runs batted in. He's struck out 96 times and has walked 47 times. Corey Seager is hitting .320 and he has an on-base percentage of .379. He has totaled 162 hits so far while scoring 87 runs and he's driven in 62. He has walked 46 times and has struck out 103 times. The Dodgers have 1,114 hits, including 224 doubles and 155 home runs. They've stolen 37 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 22 times. Los Angeles has walked 427 times this season and they've struck out 1,059 times as a unit. They've left 902 men on base and have a team OPS of .730. They score 4.47 runs per contest and have scored a total of 586 runs so far this year.
Colorado comes into this matchup with a 33-31 home record and a 63-68 overall mark. With an earned run average of 8.10, Jeff Hoffman has a 0-2 record and a 1.80 WHIP. He has 5 strikeouts over the 10 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 13 hits. He has allowed 11.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 7.55. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.93 and they have given up 452 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .267 against the Rockies bullpen while being struck out 378 times and walking 160 times this season. As a team, Colorado has allowed 9.54 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.55 batters per nine. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 4.89. The Rockies pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,225 base knocks and 628 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 438 hitters and struck out 970. 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 4.31.
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 .457 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .338 which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 2nd in baseball with 9.46 hits per contest. Carlos Gonzalez comes into this matchup batting .305 and he has an OBP of .355. He has 144 hits this year along with 77 runs scored and 83 RBI. He's struck out 103 times and has walked on 37 occasions. Nolan Arenado is hitting .293 and he has an OBP of .362. He has collected 146 hits so far while he's scored 96 runs and drove in 112. He has earned a walk 57 times and has punched out 74 times. The Rockies as a unit have 1,240 base hits, including 260 doubles and 167 homers. They have 55 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 32 times. Colorado as a team has walked 420 times this year and they have struck out 1,066 times. They've had 891 men left on base and have an OPS of .795. They score 5.3 runs per game and have totaled 694 runs so far this season.
Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 59-63-9 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 60-71-0 against the run line so far this season
Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Colorado Rockies are 61-66-4 against the over/under so far this season
The Colorado Rockies are 72-59-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Los Angeles Dodgers
08/30/16 SS Corey Seager Wrist is downgraded to expected to miss Tuesday vs. Colorado Rockies
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 Dodgers
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