Saturday, June 25, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Kenta Maeda vs. Jeff Locke
The Los Angeles Dodgers head to PNC Park on Saturday to take on the Pittsburgh Pirates. The probable pitchers are Kenta Maeda for the Dodgers and Jeff Locke for the Pirates. The opening line for this game has Los Angeles at -138 and Pittsburgh at +128. The over/under is 8. The Dodgers have a 34-34-5 over/under mark and a 32-41-0 run line record, meaning they cover 44% of the time. The Pirates are 32-41-0 against the run line and have a 44-28-1 over/under record. They cover the spread 44% of the time.
The Dodgers head into this game with a 41-33 record, and they are 18-18 on the road. Starting pitcher Kenta Maeda has a 6-4 record with an ERA of 2.64 and a WHIP of 1.10. He has 79 strikeouts during his 81.2 innings pitched and he has given up 66 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 7.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.13. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 3.00 and they have allowed 166 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .197 against the pen while they've been struck out 225 times and walked 78 times this year. As a unit, Los Angeles has given up 9.09 base hits per nine innings while striking out 7.21 hitters per nine. They are 20th in the Majors in team earned run average at 4.38. 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 hitting .259, good for 13th in the league while putting together a .268 average on the road. The Dodgers have a .397 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .319 which is good for 19th in the league. They rank 14th in baseball with 8.71 hits per contest. 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 game with a 19-18 home mark and a 34-39 overall record. With an ERA of 5.44, Jeff Locke has a 6-5 record and a 1.43 WHIP. He has 43 strikeouts over the 82.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 90 hits. He has allowed 9.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.02. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.35 and they have given up 249 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 9.31 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.17 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 678 base knocks and 333 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 91 home runs this year and they give up 1.2 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Pittsburgh as a staff has walked 270 hitters and struck out 522. 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 .266, good for 6th in the league while putting together a .277 average at home. The Pirates hold a .412 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .338 which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 6th in baseball with 9.23 hits per contest. Starling Marte comes into this matchup batting .328 and he has an OBP of .370. 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 .298 and he has an OBP of .378. He has collected 77 hits so far while he's scored 47 runs and drove in 44. He has earned a walk 36 times and has punched out 58 times. The Pirates as a unit have 674 base hits, including 134 doubles and 68 homers. They have 52 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 20 times. Pittsburgh as a team has walked 243 times this year and they have struck out 611 times. They've had 558 men left on base and have an OPS of .751. They score 4.55 runs per game and have totaled 332 runs so far this season.
Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 34-34-5 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 32-41-0 against the run line so far this season
Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 44-28-1 against the over/under so far this season
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 32-41-0 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)
06/23/16 LF Starling Marte Foot "?" Friday vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
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 Pirates
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