Sunday, May 8, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Ross Stripling vs. Marco Estrada
The Los Angeles Dodgers visit Rogers Centre on Sunday to play the Toronto Blue Jays. The probable starters are Ross Stripling for the Dodgers and Marco Estrada for the Blue Jays. The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles at +146 and Toronto at -156. The over/under was set at 8.5. The Dodgers have a 10-16-3 over/under record and a 13-16-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 45% of the time. The Blue Jays are 17-15-0 against the run line and have a 9-20-3 over/under record. They cover the spread 53% of the time.
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The Dodgers head into this matchup with a 15-15 record, including 10-7 on the road. Starting pitcher Ross Stripling has a 0-2 record with an earned run average of 4.33 and a WHIP of 1.41. He has 22 strikeouts over his 27 innings pitched and he has given up 26 hits so far this season. He has allowed 8.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.26. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 4.16 and they have given up 66 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .210 against the bullpen while being struck out 72 times and walking 33 times this season. As a team, Los Angeles has allowed 8.59 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.15 batters per nine. They are 14th in the league in team earned run average at 3.89. The Dodgers pitchers have collectively given up 219 base hits and 108 earned runs. They have allowed 27 home runs this season and they allow 0.9 homers per nine innings as a staff. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 78 batters and struck out 239. They walk 2.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.15 and their FIP as a unit is 3.62.
As a team, Los Angeles is batting .246, good for 14th in the league while putting together a .262 average away from home. The Dodgers hold a .371 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .315 which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 18th in baseball with 8.1 hits per game. Adrian Gonzalez comes into this game hitting .280 and his on-base percentage is at .361. He has 30 hits this season along with 10 runs scored and 15 runs batted in. He's struck out 26 times and has walked 14 times. Yasiel Puig is hitting .245 and he has an on-base percentage of .298. He has totaled 26 hits so far while scoring 13 runs and he's driven in 12. He has walked 6 times and has struck out 24 times. The Dodgers have 240 hits, including 53 doubles and 20 home runs. They've stolen 7 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 6 times. Los Angeles has walked 103 times this season and they've struck out 234 times as a unit. They've left 211 men on base and have a team OPS of .690. They score 4.24 runs per contest and have scored a total of 123 runs so far this year.
Toronto comes into this matchup with a 9-9 home record and a 16-16 overall mark. With an earned run average of 2.64, Marco Estrada has a 1-2 record and a 1.17 WHIP. He has 28 strikeouts over the 30.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 24 hits. He has allowed 7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.27. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.63 and they have given up 81 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .258 against the Blue Jays bullpen while being struck out 79 times and walking 25 times this season. As a team, Toronto has allowed 8.36 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.54 batters per nine. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.47. The Blue Jays pitchers as a team have surrendered 255 base knocks and 106 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 28 home runs this year and they give up 0.9 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Toronto as a staff has walked 88 hitters and struck out 230. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.25 while their FIP as a staff is 3.79.
As a team, they are batting .235, good for 24th in the league while putting together a .255 average at home. The Blue Jays hold a .400 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322 which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 24th in baseball with 7.68 hits per contest. Josh Donaldson comes into this matchup batting .278 and he has an OBP of .394. He has 32 hits this year along with 30 runs scored and 21 RBI. He's struck out 30 times and has walked on 20 occasions. Jose Bautista is hitting .217 and he has an OBP of .361. He has collected 23 hits so far while he's scored 20 runs and drove in 22. He has earned a walk 25 times and has punched out 27 times. The Blue Jays as a unit have 238 base hits, including 50 doubles and 37 homers. They have 10 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 4 times. Toronto as a team has walked 119 times this year and they have struck out 276 times. They've had 202 men left on base and have an OPS of .722. They score 4.19 runs per game and have totaled 130 runs so far this season.
Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 10-16-3 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 13-16-0 against the run line so far this season
Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 9-20-3 against the over/under so far this season
The Toronto Blue Jays are 17-15-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Los Angeles Dodgers
05/03/16 P Josh Ravin Suspension expected to miss 80 games
04/23/16 P Yimi Garcia Bicep 15-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 Michael Bolsinger Oblique 15-day DL (3/25)
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 15-day DL (3/25)
03/31/16 LF Andre Ethier Leg 60-day DL (3/25)
Toronto Blue Jays
04/22/16 1B Chris Colabello Suspension expected to miss 80 games
04/10/16 P Franklin Morales Arm 15-day DL (4/7)
04/04/16 P Aaron Loup Elbow 15-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 2B Devon Travis Shoulder 15-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Bo Schultz Hip 15-day DL (3/25)
Tony's Pick: Take the Dodgers
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