Friday, September 9, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Clayton Kershaw vs. Jose Fernandez
The Los Angeles Dodgers head to Marlins Park on Friday to take on the Miami Marlins. The probable pitchers are Clayton Kershaw for the Dodgers and Jose Fernandez for the Marlins. The opening line for this game has Los Angeles at -145 and Miami at +135. The over/under is 6.5. The Dodgers have a 62-68-9 over/under mark and a 65-74-0 run line record, meaning they cover 47% of the time. The Marlins are 68-72-0 against the run line and have a 71-66-3 over/under record. They cover the spread 49% of the time.
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The Dodgers head into this game with a 79-60 record, and they are 32-33 on the road. Starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw has a 11-2 record with an ERA of 1.79 and a WHIP of 0.73. He has 145 strikeouts during his 121 innings pitched and he has given up 79 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 5.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 1.67. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 3.34 and they have allowed 393 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .213 against the pen while they've been struck out 517 times and walked 172 times this year. As a unit, Los Angeles has given up 9.5 base hits per nine innings while striking out 7.22 hitters per nine. They are 22nd in the Majors in team earned run average at 4.47. The Dodgers pitchers have collectively given up 1,082 base hits and 522 earned runs. They have allowed 140 home runs this season and they allow 1.1 homers per nine innings as a staff. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 403 batters and struck out 1,289. They walk 2.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.19 and their FIP as a unit is 3.63.
As a team, Los Angeles is hitting .265, good for 7th in the league while putting together a .267 average on the road. The Dodgers have a .413 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .325 which is good for 14th in the league. They rank 11th in baseball with 8.91 hits per contest. Adrian Gonzalez comes into this game hitting .292 and his on-base percentage is at .356. He has 145 hits this season along with 62 runs scored and 78 runs batted in. He's struck out 103 times and has walked 48 times. Corey Seager is hitting .318 and he has an on-base percentage of .378. He has totaled 171 hits so far while scoring 94 runs and he's driven in 66. He has walked 49 times and has struck out 111 times. The Dodgers have 1,187 hits, including 235 doubles and 168 home runs. They've stolen 37 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 22 times. Los Angeles has walked 456 times this season and they've struck out 1,123 times as a unit. They've left 954 men on base and have a team OPS of .735. They score 4.52 runs per contest and have scored a total of 628 runs so far this year.
Miami comes into this game with a 34-34 home mark and a 69-71 overall record. With an ERA of 3.03, Jose Fernandez has a 13-8 record and a 1.17 WHIP. He has 224 strikeouts over the 160.1 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 137 hits. He has allowed 7.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.36. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.64 and they have given up 402 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .229 against the Marlins bullpen while being struck out 475 times and walking 225 times this season. As a team, Miami has allowed 8.42 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.63 batters per nine. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.93. The Marlins pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,167 base knocks and 545 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 125 home runs this year and they give up 0.9 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Miami as a staff has walked 518 hitters and struck out 1,195. They give up a walk 3.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.35 while their FIP as a staff is 3.92.
As a team, they are batting .267, good for 3rd in the league while putting together a .257 average at home. The Marlins hold a .400 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325 which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 3rd in baseball with 9.23 hits per contest. Christian Yelich comes into this matchup batting .302 and he has an OBP of .378. He has 152 hits this year along with 71 runs scored and 86 RBI. He's struck out 121 times and has walked on 60 occasions. Martin Prado is hitting .313 and he has an OBP of .366. He has collected 166 hits so far while he's scored 64 runs and drove in 66. He has earned a walk 45 times and has punched out 63 times. The Marlins as a unit have 1,292 base hits, including 237 doubles and 113 homers. They have 52 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 22 times. Miami as a team has walked 391 times this year and they have struck out 1,057 times. They've had 1,028 men left on base and have an OPS of .725. They score 4.11 runs per game and have totaled 575 runs so far this season.
Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 62-68-9 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 65-74-0 against the run line so far this season
Miami Marlins Betting Trends
The Miami Marlins are 71-66-3 against the over/under so far this season
The Miami Marlins are 68-72-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Los Angeles Dodgers
08/31/16 P Rich Hill Finger "?" next start
08/24/16 P Brett Anderson Finger 15-day DL (8/21)
08/24/16 P Scott Kazmir Neck 15-day DL (8/23)
08/14/16 P Brandon McCarthy Hip 15-day DL (8/14)
08/10/16 LF Scott Van Slyke Wrist 60-day DL (8/8)
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) expected to be activated & start Friday vs. Miami Marlins
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)
08/31/16 P David Phelps Oblique 15-day DL (8/30)
08/14/16 P Adam Conley Finger 15-day DL (8/14)
07/25/16 P Wei-Yin Chen Elbow 15-day DL (7/21)
07/01/16 P Bryan Morris Back 60-day DL (5/25)
05/15/16 P Kendry Flores Shoulder 15-day DL (5/15)
04/04/16 P Raudel Lazo Shoulder 15-day DL (3/25)
Josh's Pick: Take the Marlins
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