Thursday, June 30, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Kenta Maeda vs. Zach Davies
The Los Angeles Dodgers head to Miller Park on Thursday to take on the Milwaukee Brewers. The probable pitchers are Kenta Maeda for the Dodgers and Zach Davies for the Brewers. The opening line for this game has Los Angeles at -148 and Milwaukee at +138. The over/under is 9. The Dodgers have a 37-36-5 over/under mark and a 32-46-0 run line record, meaning they cover 41% of the time. The Brewers are 39-37-0 against the run line and have a 39-33-4 over/under record. They cover the spread 51% of the time.
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The Dodgers head into this game with a 43-36 record, and they are 20-21 on the road. Starting pitcher Kenta Maeda has a 6-5 record with an ERA of 2.91 and a WHIP of 1.11. He has 83 strikeouts during his 86.2 innings pitched and he has given up 70 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 7.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.45. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 3.06 and they have allowed 175 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .196 against the pen while they've been struck out 243 times and walked 86 times this year. As a unit, Los Angeles has given up 9.26 base hits per nine innings while striking out 7.25 hitters per nine. They are 21st in the Majors in team earned run average at 4.50. The Dodgers pitchers have collectively given up 575 base hits and 271 earned runs. They have allowed 73 home runs this season and they allow 0.9 homers per nine innings as a staff. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 218 batters and struck out 726. They walk 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.12 and their FIP as a unit is 3.48.
As a team, Los Angeles is hitting .261, good for 13th in the league while putting together a .268 average on the road. The Dodgers have a .399 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .320 which is good for 19th in the league. They rank 14th in baseball with 8.85 hits per contest. Adrian Gonzalez comes into this game hitting .272 and his on-base percentage is at .347. He has 74 hits this season along with 26 runs scored and 34 runs batted in. He's struck out 62 times and has walked 31 times. Corey Seager is hitting .297 and he has an on-base percentage of .356. He has totaled 90 hits so far while scoring 51 runs and he's driven in 38. He has walked 28 times and has struck out 58 times. The Dodgers have 627 hits, including 118 doubles and 85 home runs. They've stolen 25 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 14 times. Los Angeles has walked 260 times this season and they've struck out 606 times as a unit. They've left 522 men on base and have a team OPS of .695. They score 4.18 runs per contest and have scored a total of 330 runs so far this year.
Milwaukee comes into this game with a 21-19 home mark and a 34-42 overall record. With an ERA of 3.74, Zach Davies has a 5-3 record and a 1.18 WHIP. He has 65 strikeouts over the 74.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 67 hits. He has allowed 8.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.99. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.08 and they have given up 264 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .260 against the Brewers bullpen while being struck out 244 times and walking 113 times this season. As a team, Milwaukee has allowed 9.32 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.45 batters per nine. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.50. The Brewers pitchers as a team have surrendered 699 base knocks and 338 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 96 home runs this year and they give up 1.3 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Milwaukee as a staff has walked 264 hitters and struck out 559. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.43 while their FIP as a staff is 4.69.
As a team, they are batting .248, good for 19th in the league while putting together a .253 average at home. The Brewers hold a .399 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325 which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 24th in baseball with 8.13 hits per contest. Ryan Braun comes into this matchup batting .322 and he has an OBP of .380. He has 78 hits this year along with 33 runs scored and 40 RBI. He's struck out 44 times and has walked on 21 occasions. Jonathan Lucroy is hitting .302 and he has an OBP of .360. He has collected 78 hits so far while he's scored 38 runs and drove in 38. He has earned a walk 24 times and has punched out 50 times. The Brewers as a unit have 618 base hits, including 121 doubles and 80 homers. They have 67 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 25 times. Milwaukee as a team has walked 286 times this year and they have struck out 727 times. They've had 520 men left on base and have an OPS of .724. They score 4.07 runs per game and have totaled 309 runs so far this season.
Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 37-36-5 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 32-46-0 against the run line so far this season
Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Brewers are 39-33-4 against the over/under so far this season
The Milwaukee Brewers are 39-37-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Los Angeles Dodgers
06/29/16 CF Joc Pederson Shoulder left last game, "?" Wednesday vs. Milwaukee Brewers
06/28/16 P Clayton Kershaw Back "?" for next start Friday vs Colorado Rockies
06/28/16 3B Justin Turner Foot "?" Wednesday vs. Milwaukee Brewers
05/31/16 P Alex Wood Tricep 15-day DL (5/31)
05/24/16 P Chin-Hui Tsao Tricep 60-day DL (5/22)
05/03/16 P Josh Ravin Suspension expected to miss 80 games
04/23/16 P Yimi Garcia Bicep 60-day DL (4/23)
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)
04/01/16 P Hyun-Jin Ryu Shoulder 60-day DL (3/25)
03/31/16 LF Andre Ethier Leg 60-day DL (3/25)
06/10/16 RF Domingo Santana Elbow 15-day DL (6/8)
05/27/16 P Chris Capuano Elbow 15-day DL (4/2)
04/04/16 LF Rymer Liriano Facial 60-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Zach Jones Shoulder 60-day DL (3/31)
04/02/16 P Yhonathan Barrios Shoulder 60-day DL (3/25)
04/01/16 P Sean Nolin Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
Guy's Pick: Take the Brewers
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