Sunday, May 29, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Clayton Kershaw vs. Bartolo Colon
The Los Angeles Dodgers visit Citi Field on Sunday to play the New York Mets. The probable starters are Clayton Kershaw for the Dodgers and Bartolo Colon for the Mets. The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles at -190 and New York at +180. The over/under was set at 6.5. The Dodgers have a 21-24-3 over/under record and a 22-26-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 46% of the time. The Mets are 20-27-0 against the run line and have a 23-23-1 over/under record. They cover the spread 43% of the time.
The Dodgers head into this matchup with a 25-24 record, including 12-12 on the road. Starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw has a 7-1 record with an earned run average of 1.48 and a WHIP of 0.66. He has 95 strikeouts over his 79 innings pitched and he has given up 47 hits so far this season. He has allowed 5.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 1.4. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 3.58 and they have given up 110 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .201 against the bullpen while being struck out 139 times and walking 54 times this season. As a team, Los Angeles has allowed 8.99 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.4 batters per nine. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.24. The Dodgers pitchers have collectively given up 356 base hits and 176 earned runs. They have allowed 44 home runs this season and they allow 0.9 homers per nine innings as a staff. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 137 batters and struck out 441. They walk 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.11 and their FIP as a unit is 3.44.
As a team, Los Angeles is batting .259, good for 12th in the league while putting together a .271 average away from home. The Dodgers hold a .386 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322 which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 13th in baseball with 8.65 hits per game. Adrian Gonzalez comes into this game hitting .280 and his on-base percentage is at .359. He has 47 hits this season along with 17 runs scored and 22 runs batted in. He's struck out 41 times and has walked 22 times. Corey Seager is hitting .267 and he has an on-base percentage of .325. He has totaled 51 hits so far while scoring 28 runs and he's driven in 23. He has walked 16 times and has struck out 34 times. The Dodgers have 403 hits, including 75 doubles and 45 home runs. They've stolen 13 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 11 times. Los Angeles has walked 167 times this season and they've struck out 380 times as a unit. They've left 342 men on base and have a team OPS of .688. They score 4.31 runs per contest and have scored a total of 211 runs so far this year.
New York comes into this matchup with a 14-8 home record and a 28-19 overall mark. With an earned run average of 3.44, Bartolo Colon has a 4-3 record and a 1.22 WHIP. He has 42 strikeouts over the 55 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 56 hits. He has allowed 9.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.63. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 2.59 and they have given up 111 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .215 against the Mets bullpen while being struck out 152 times and walking 43 times this season. As a team, New York has allowed 8.47 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.88 batters per nine. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 3.12. The Mets pitchers as a team have surrendered 391 base knocks and 144 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 32 home runs this year and they give up 0.7 home runs per nine innings as a staff. New York as a staff has walked 109 hitters and struck out 410. They give up a walk 2.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.20 while their FIP as a staff is 2.96.
As a team, they are batting .235, good for 26th in the league while putting together a .223 average at home. The Mets hold a .420 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .312 which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 27th in baseball with 7.74 hits per contest. Asdrubal Cabrera comes into this matchup batting .282 and he has an OBP of .333. He has 48 hits this year along with 15 runs scored and 17 RBI. He's struck out 36 times and has walked on 7 occasions. Michael Conforto is hitting .270 and he has an OBP of .347. He has collected 40 hits so far while he's scored 22 runs and drove in 24. He has earned a walk 16 times and has punched out 39 times. The Mets as a unit have 364 base hits, including 70 doubles and 69 homers. They have 10 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 8 times. New York as a team has walked 155 times this year and they have struck out 423 times. They've had 320 men left on base and have an OPS of .732. They score 3.96 runs per game and have totaled 186 runs so far this season.
Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 21-24-3 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 22-26-0 against the run line so far this season
New York Mets Betting Trends
The New York Mets are 23-23-1 against the over/under so far this season
The New York Mets are 20-27-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Los Angeles Dodgers
05/28/16 P Alex Wood Tricep probable for next scheduled start Monday vs. Chicago Cubs
05/24/16 P Chin-Hui Tsao Tricep 15-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)
04/11/16 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)
New York Mets
05/24/16 1B Lucas Duda Back 15-day DL (5/21)
05/24/16 SS Wilmer Flores Hamstring 15-day DL (5/11)
04/26/16 C Travis d'Arnaud Shoulder 15-day DL (4/25)
04/04/16 P Zack Wheeler Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
Josh's Pick: Take the Dodgers
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