Friday, June 24, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Mike Bolsinger vs. Jameson Taillon
The Los Angeles Dodgers visit PNC Park on Friday to play the Pittsburgh Pirates. The probable starters are Mike Bolsinger for the Dodgers and Jameson Taillon for the Pirates. The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles at +100 and Pittsburgh at -120. The over/under was set at 8. The Dodgers have a 33-34-5 over/under record and a 32-40-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 44% of the time. The Pirates are 32-40-0 against the run line and have a 44-27-1 over/under record. They cover the spread 44% of the time.
The Dodgers head into this matchup with a 41-33 record, including 18-18 on the road. Starting pitcher Mike Bolsinger has a 1-4 record with an earned run average of 6.83 and a WHIP of 1.52. He has 25 strikeouts over his 27.2 innings pitched and he has given up 33 hits so far this season. He has allowed 10.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.8. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 3.00 and they have given up 166 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .197 against the bullpen while being struck out 225 times and walking 78 times this season. As a team, Los Angeles has allowed 9.09 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.26 batters per nine. They are 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.37. The Dodgers pitchers have collectively given up 540 base hits and 245 earned runs. They have allowed 68 home runs this season and they allow 0.9 homers per nine innings as a staff. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 196 batters and struck out 687. They walk 2.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.11 and their FIP as a unit is 3.38.
As a team, Los Angeles is batting .258, good for 13th in the league while putting together a .268 average away from home. The Dodgers hold a .396 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .319 which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 14th in baseball with 8.69 hits per game. Adrian Gonzalez comes into this game hitting .267 and his on-base percentage is at .344. He has 69 hits this season along with 24 runs scored and 32 runs batted in. He's struck out 61 times and has walked 30 times. Corey Seager is hitting .289 and he has an on-base percentage of .348. He has totaled 83 hits so far while scoring 47 runs and he's driven in 37. He has walked 26 times and has struck out 57 times. The Dodgers have 583 hits, including 106 doubles and 83 home runs. They've stolen 23 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 13 times. Los Angeles has walked 243 times this season and they've struck out 576 times as a unit. They've left 485 men on base and have a team OPS of .693. They score 4.18 runs per contest and have scored a total of 309 runs so far this year.
Pittsburgh comes into this matchup with a 19-17 home record and a 34-38 overall mark. With an earned run average of 3.50, Jameson Taillon has a 1-1 record and a 1.11 WHIP. He has 13 strikeouts over the 18 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 16 hits. He has allowed 8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.4. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.41 and they have given up 247 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .259 against the Pirates bullpen while being struck out 196 times and walking 111 times this season. As a team, Pittsburgh has allowed 9.32 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.21 batters per nine. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 4.57. The Pirates pitchers as a team have surrendered 669 base knocks and 328 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 90 home runs this year and they give up 1.3 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Pittsburgh as a staff has walked 268 hitters and struck out 518. They give up a walk 3.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.45 while their FIP as a staff is 4.70.
As a team, they are batting .267, good for 6th in the league while putting together a .280 average at home. The Pirates hold a .414 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .340 which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 6th in baseball with 9.29 hits per contest. Starling Marte comes into this matchup batting .329 and he has an OBP of .372. He has 83 hits this year along with 36 runs scored and 27 RBI. He's struck out 58 times and has walked on 8 occasions. Gregory Polanco is hitting .301 and he has an OBP of .383. He has collected 77 hits so far while he's scored 47 runs and drove in 42. He has earned a walk 36 times and has punched out 57 times. The Pirates as a unit have 669 base hits, including 133 doubles and 68 homers. They have 52 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 20 times. Pittsburgh as a team has walked 241 times this year and they have struck out 601 times. They've had 553 men left on base and have an OPS of .754. They score 4.57 runs per game and have totaled 329 runs so far this season.
Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 33-34-5 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 32-40-0 against the run line so far this season
Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 44-27-1 against the over/under so far this season
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 32-40-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Los Angeles Dodgers
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)
06/22/16 LF Starling Marte Foot "?" Thursday vs. San Francisco Giants
06/21/16 P Juan Nicasio Personal out indefinitely
06/14/16 P Gerrit Cole Tricep 15-day DL (6/9)
06/11/16 C Francisco Cervelli Hand 15-day DL (6/10)
05/24/16 P Ryan Vogelsong Eye 60-day DL (5/24)
03/31/16 C Elias Diaz Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
Guy's Pick: Take the Dodgers
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