Thursday, August 4, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Kenta Maeda vs. Tyler Chatwood
The Los Angeles Dodgers visit Coors Field on Thursday to play the Colorado Rockies. The probable starters are Kenta Maeda for the Dodgers and Tyler Chatwood for the Rockies. The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles at -123 and Colorado at +113. The over/under was set at 11. The Dodgers have a 49-49-8 over/under record and a 49-57-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 46% of the time. The Rockies are 58-48-0 against the run line and have a 48-55-3 over/under record. They cover the spread 55% of the time.
The Dodgers head into this matchup with a 59-47 record, including 26-27 on the road. Starting pitcher Kenta Maeda has a 9-7 record with an earned run average of 3.23 and a WHIP of 1.08. He has 120 strikeouts over his 120 innings pitched and he has given up 98 hits so far this season. He has allowed 7.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.36. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 3.06 and they have given up 264 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .199 against the bullpen while being struck out 365 times and walking 123 times this season. As a team, Los Angeles has allowed 9.33 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.33 batters per nine. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.38. The Dodgers pitchers have collectively given up 787 base hits and 377 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 291 batters and struck out 1,003. They walk 2.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.12 and their FIP as a unit is 3.41.
As a team, Los Angeles is batting .269, good for 4th 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 6th in baseball. They rank 6th in baseball with 9.11 hits per game. Corey Seager comes into this game hitting .308 and his on-base percentage is at .364. He has 126 hits this season along with 69 runs scored and 50 runs batted in. He's struck out 85 times and has walked 36 times. Adrian Gonzalez is hitting .281 and he has an on-base percentage of .359. He has totaled 104 hits so far while scoring 40 runs and he's driven in 51. He has walked 45 times and has struck out 81 times. The Dodgers have 889 hits, including 182 doubles and 119 home runs. They've stolen 33 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 18 times. Los Angeles has walked 357 times this season and they've struck out 842 times as a unit. They've left 727 men on base and have a team OPS of .720. They score 4.41 runs per contest and have scored a total of 467 runs so far this year.
Colorado comes into this matchup with a 26-24 home record and a 53-53 overall mark. With an earned run average of 3.50, Tyler Chatwood has a 10-6 record and a 1.35 WHIP. He has 70 strikeouts over the 110.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 99 hits. He has allowed 8.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.22. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.79 and they have given up 355 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .263 against the Rockies bullpen while being struck out 291 times and walking 118 times this season. As a team, Colorado has allowed 9.48 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.34 batters per nine. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 4.77. The Rockies pitchers as a team have surrendered 985 base knocks and 495 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 109 home runs this year and they give up 1.1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Colorado as a staff has walked 335 hitters and struck out 763. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.41 while their FIP as a staff is 4.22.
As a team, they are batting .269, good for 3rd in the league while putting together a .302 average at home. The Rockies hold a .450 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .334 which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 4th in baseball with 9.24 hits per contest. Nolan Arenado comes into this matchup batting .278 and he has an OBP of .347. He has 113 hits this year along with 72 runs scored and 79 RBI. He's struck out 62 times and has walked on 42 occasions. Carlos Gonzalez is hitting .321 and he has an OBP of .372. He has collected 128 hits so far while he's scored 68 runs and drove in 72. He has earned a walk 33 times and has punched out 93 times. The Rockies as a unit have 980 base hits, including 214 doubles and 130 homers. They have 47 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 28 times. Colorado as a team has walked 339 times this year and they have struck out 867 times. They've had 709 men left on base and have an OPS of .784. They score 5.12 runs per game and have totaled 543 runs so far this season.
Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 49-49-8 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 49-57-0 against the run line so far this season
Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Colorado Rockies are 48-55-3 against the over/under so far this season
The Colorado Rockies are 58-48-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Los Angeles Dodgers
07/31/16 P Rich Hill Finger 15-day DL (7/20)
07/21/16 P Chris Hatcher Oblique 60-day DL (7/20)
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)
04/23/16 P Yimi Garcia Bicep 60-day DL (4/23)
04/04/16 P Brett Anderson Back 60-day DL (3/25)
03/31/16 LF Andre Ethier Leg 60-day DL (3/25)
08/02/16 SS Trevor Story Thumb 15-day DL (8/2)
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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