Wednesday, September 14, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Clayton Kershaw vs. Michael Pineda
The Los Angeles Dodgers head to Yankee Stadium on Wednesday to take on the New York Yankees. The probable pitchers are Clayton Kershaw for the Dodgers and Michael Pineda for the Yankees. The opening line for this game has Los Angeles at -192 and New York at +182. The over/under is 7.5. The Dodgers have a 63-70-10 over/under mark and a 67-76-0 run line record, meaning they cover 47% of the time. The Yankees are 70-73-0 against the run line and have a 63-71-9 over/under record. They cover the spread 49% of the time.
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The Dodgers head into this game with a 81-62 record, and they are 34-35 on the road. Starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw has a 11-3 record with an ERA of 1.89 and a WHIP of 0.75. He has 150 strikeouts during his 124 innings pitched and he has given up 84 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 6.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 1.72. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 3.29 and they have allowed 402 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .213 against the pen while they've been struck out 533 times and walked 175 times this year. As a unit, Los Angeles has given up 9.49 base hits per nine innings while striking out 7.25 hitters per nine. They are 24th in the Majors in team earned run average at 4.47. The Dodgers pitchers have collectively given up 1,107 base hits and 530 earned runs. They have allowed 143 home runs this season and they allow 1.1 homers per nine innings as a staff. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 409 batters and struck out 1,325. They walk 2.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.18 and their FIP as a unit is 3.60.
As a team, Los Angeles is hitting .263, good for 7th in the league while putting together a .267 average on the road. The Dodgers have a .412 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .324 which is good for 15th in the league. They rank 13th in baseball with 8.85 hits per contest. Corey Seager comes into this game hitting .319 and his on-base percentage is at .378. He has 177 hits this season along with 95 runs scored and 69 runs batted in. He's struck out 115 times and has walked 49 times. Adrian Gonzalez is hitting .291 and he has an on-base percentage of .353. He has totaled 149 hits so far while scoring 62 runs and he's driven in 79. He has walked 48 times and has struck out 109 times. The Dodgers have 1,217 hits, including 237 doubles and 175 home runs. They've stolen 39 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 23 times. Los Angeles has walked 463 times this season and they've struck out 1,161 times as a unit. They've left 976 men on base and have a team OPS of .733. They score 4.49 runs per contest and have scored a total of 642 runs so far this year.
New York comes into this game with a 43-30 home mark and a 76-67 overall record. With an ERA of 5.07, Michael Pineda has a 6-11 record and a 1.36 WHIP. He has 179 strikeouts over the 156.1 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 169 hits. He has allowed 9.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.81. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.43 and they have given up 363 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .215 against the Yankees bullpen while being struck out 524 times and walking 151 times this season. As a team, New York has allowed 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.95 batters per nine. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 4.16. The Yankees pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,208 base knocks and 585 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 190 home runs this year and they give up 1.4 home runs per nine innings as a staff. New York as a staff has walked 371 hitters and struck out 1,258. They give up a walk 2.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.25 while their FIP as a staff is 4.11.
As a team, they are batting .252, good for 20th in the league while putting together a .255 average at home. The Yankees hold a .405 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .313 which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 22nd in baseball with 8.49 hits per contest. Didi Gregorius comes into this matchup batting .273 and he has an OBP of .301. He has 136 hits this year along with 62 runs scored and 64 RBI. He's struck out 76 times and has walked on 16 occasions. Brett Gardner is hitting .263 and he has an OBP of .351. He has collected 125 hits so far while he's scored 70 runs and drove in 36. He has earned a walk 61 times and has punched out 97 times. The Yankees as a unit have 1,214 base hits, including 215 doubles and 163 homers. They have 63 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 19 times. New York as a team has walked 414 times this year and they have struck out 1,043 times. They've had 959 men left on base and have an OPS of .718. They score 4.24 runs per game and have totaled 607 runs so far this season.
Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 63-70-10 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 67-76-0 against the run line so far this season
New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees are 63-71-9 against the over/under so far this season
The New York Yankees are 70-73-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Los Angeles Dodgers
09/10/16 P Carlos Frias Oblique 60-day DL (9/9)
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)
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)
New York Yankees
09/08/16 P Chad Green Elbow 15-day DL (9/3)
09/06/16 RF Aaron Hicks Hamstring 15-day DL (9/1)
08/13/16 P Nathan Eovaldi Elbow 15-day DL (8/11)
05/31/16 LF Dustin Ackley Shoulder 60-day DL (5/29), out for season
03/31/16 1B Gregory Bird Shoulder 60-day DL (3/25); out for season
Guy's Pick: Take the Yankees
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