Wednesday, May 18, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Mike Bolsinger vs. Nick Tropeano
The Los Angeles Dodgers visit Angel Stadium on Wednesday to play the Los Angeles Angels. The probable starters are Mike Bolsinger for the Dodgers and Nick Tropeano for the Angels. The opening line for this matchup has the Angels at +110 and the Dodgers at -120. The over/under was set at 8.5. The Dodgers have a 15-20-3 over/under record and a 17-21-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 45% of the time. The Angels are 18-21-0 against the run line and have a 15-21-3 over/under record. They cover the spread 46% of the time.
The Dodgers head into this matchup with a 20-19 record, including 11-7 on the road. Starting pitcher Mike Bolsinger will be making his season debut for Los Angeles. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 3.78 and they have given up 87 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .213 against the bullpen while being struck out 100 times and walking 42 times this season. As a team, Los Angeles has allowed 8.88 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.36 batters per nine. They are 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.24. The Dodgers pitchers have collectively given up 290 base hits and 137 earned runs. They have allowed 34 home runs this season and they allow 0.9 homers per nine innings as a staff. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 103 batters and struck out 335. They walk 2.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.13 and their FIP as a unit is 3.46.
As a team, Los Angeles is batting .253, good for 14th in the league while putting together a .275 average away from home. The Dodgers hold a .380 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .319 which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 15th in baseball with 8.42 hits per game. Adrian Gonzalez comes into this game hitting .282 and his on-base percentage is at .362. He has 40 hits this season along with 14 runs scored and 20 runs batted in. He's struck out 35 times and has walked 19 times. Corey Seager is hitting .293 and he has an on-base percentage of .348. He has totaled 43 hits so far while scoring 23 runs and he's driven in 20. He has walked 13 times and has struck out 26 times. The Dodgers have 318 hits, including 63 doubles and 36 home runs. They've stolen 9 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 7 times. Los Angeles has walked 127 times this season and they've struck out 304 times as a unit. They've left 270 men on base and have a team OPS of .692. They score 4.28 runs per contest and have scored a total of 167 runs so far this year.
Los Angeles comes into this matchup with a 6-12 home record and a 17-21 overall mark. With an earned run average of 3.68, Nick Tropeano has a 1-2 record and a 1.64 WHIP. He has 39 strikeouts over the 36.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 40 hits. He has allowed 9.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.17. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.45 and they have given up 109 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .224 against the Angels bullpen while being struck out 107 times and walking 49 times this season. As a team, Los Angeles has allowed 7.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.66 batters per nine. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.54. The Angels pitchers as a team have surrendered 333 base knocks and 159 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 49 home runs this year and they give up 1.3 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 124 hitters and struck out 276. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.35 while their FIP as a staff is 4.57.
As a team, they are batting .241, good for 20th in the league while putting together a .215 average at home. The Angels hold a .381 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .312 which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 21st in baseball with 8.15 hits per contest. Mike Trout comes into this matchup batting .317 and he has an OBP of .406. He has 45 hits this year along with 23 runs scored and 27 RBI. He's struck out 35 times and has walked on 22 occasions. Kole Calhoun is hitting .307 and he has an OBP of .386. He has collected 42 hits so far while he's scored 21 runs and drove in 20. He has earned a walk 16 times and has punched out 27 times. The Angels as a unit have 320 base hits, including 52 doubles and 33 homers. They have 11 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 11 times. Los Angeles as a team has walked 117 times this year and they have struck out 218 times. They've had 239 men left on base and have an OPS of .698. They score 3.92 runs per game and have totaled 149 runs so far this season.
Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 15-20-3 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 17-21-0 against the run line so far this season
Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 15-21-3 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Angels are 18-21-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Los Angeles Dodgers
05/17/16 P Michael Bolsinger Oblique 15-day DL (3/25); expected to be activated and start Wednesday vs. Los Angeles Angels
05/16/16 1B Adrian Gonzalez Back left last game, "?" Tuesday vs. Los Angeles Angels
05/03/16 P Josh Ravin Suspension expected to miss 80 games
04/23/16 P Yimi Garcia Bicep 15-day DL (4/23)
04/11/16 LF Scott Van Slyke Back 15-day DL (4/10)
04/05/16 P Brandon McCarthy Elbow 60-day DL (2/19)
04/05/16 P Frankie Montas Ribs 60-day DL (2/20)
04/04/16 P Brett Anderson Back 60-day DL (3/25)
04/03/16 3B Alex Guerrero Knee 15-day DL (3/25)
04/01/16 P Hyun-Jin Ryu Shoulder 60-day DL (3/25)
03/31/16 LF Andre Ethier Leg 60-day DL (3/25)
Los Angeles Angels
05/16/16 LF Daniel Nava Groin left last game, "?" Tuesday vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
05/14/16 2B Cliff Pennington Hamstring 15-day DL (5/13)
05/10/16 SS Andrelton Simmons Thumb 15-day DL (5/8)
05/10/16 P Garrett Richards Elbow 60-day DL (5/2)
05/02/16 LF Craig Gentry Back 15-day DL (4/26)
04/29/16 P Huston Street Oblique 15-day DL (4/28)
04/06/16 P Andrew Heaney Shoulder 60-day DL (4/4)
04/03/16 P C.J. Wilson Shoulder 60-day DL (3/25)
Josh's Pick: Take the Angels
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