Tuesday, April 26, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Tom Koehler vs. Clayton Kershaw
The Miami Marlins visit Dodger Stadium on Tuesday to play the Los Angeles Dodgers. The probable starters are Tom Koehler for the Marlins and Clayton Kershaw for the Dodgers. The opening line for this matchup has Miami at +220 and Los Angeles at -240. The over/under was set at 6. The Marlins have a 10-7-0 over/under record and a 7-10-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 41% of the time. The Dodgers are 8-11-0 against the run line and have a 6-13-0 over/under record. They cover the spread 42% of the time.
The Marlins head into this matchup with a 6-11 record, including 4-4 on the road. Starting pitcher Tom Koehler has a 1-2 record with an earned run average of 4.80 and a WHIP of 1.73. He has 12 strikeouts over his 15 innings pitched and he has given up 19 hits so far this season. He has allowed 11.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.16. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 3.34 and they have given up 58 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .248 against the bullpen while being struck out 52 times and walking 26 times this season. As a team, Miami has allowed 8.94 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.35 batters per nine. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.50. The Marlins pitchers have collectively given up 151 base hits and 76 earned runs. They have allowed 13 home runs this season and they allow 0.8 homers per nine innings as a staff. Miami as a pitching staff has walked 70 batters and struck out 141. They walk 4.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.45 and their FIP as a unit is 3.85.
As a team, Miami is batting .268, good for 5th in the league while putting together a .289 average away from home. The Marlins hold a .389 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .327 which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 6th in baseball with 9.24 hits per game. Dee Gordon comes into this game hitting .280 and his on-base percentage is at .299. He has 21 hits this season along with 10 runs scored and 4 runs batted in. He's struck out 13 times and has walked 2 times. Giancarlo Stanton is hitting .230 and he has an on-base percentage of .324. He has totaled 14 hits so far while scoring 8 runs and he's driven in 11. He has walked 8 times and has struck out 24 times. The Marlins have 157 hits, including 30 doubles and 11 home runs. They've stolen 9 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 5 times. Miami has walked 51 times this season and they've struck out 134 times as a unit. They've left 127 men on base and have a team OPS of .716. They score 3.71 runs per contest and have scored a total of 63 runs so far this year.
Los Angeles comes into this matchup with a 4-2 home record and a 12-7 overall mark. With an earned run average of 1.50, Clayton Kershaw has a 2-0 record and a 0.77 WHIP. He has 30 strikeouts over the 30 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 20 hits. He has allowed 6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.26. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.06 and they have given up 44 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .207 against the Dodgers bullpen while being struck out 51 times and walking 20 times this season. As a team, Los Angeles has allowed 7.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.12 batters per nine. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 3.69. The Dodgers pitchers as a team have surrendered 139 base knocks and 65 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 14 home runs this year and they give up 0.7 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 52 hitters and struck out 144. They give up a walk 2.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.12 while their FIP as a staff is 3.49.
As a team, they are batting .217, good for 30th in the league while putting together a .200 average at home. The Dodgers hold a .324 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .287 which is good for 30th in baseball. They rank 30th in baseball with 7.05 hits per contest. Adrian Gonzalez comes into this matchup batting .351 and he has an OBP of .417. He has 26 hits this year along with 9 runs scored and 15 RBI. He's struck out 15 times and has walked on 9 occasions. Joc Pederson is hitting .278 and he has an OBP of .381. He has collected 15 hits so far while he's scored 12 runs and drove in 10. He has earned a walk 8 times and has punched out 21 times. The Dodgers as a unit have 173 base hits, including 40 doubles and 13 homers. They have 7 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 4 times. Los Angeles as a team has walked 63 times this year and they have struck out 153 times. They've had 140 men left on base and have an OPS of .726. They score 4.95 runs per game and have totaled 94 runs so far this season.
Miami Marlins Betting Trends
The Miami Marlins are 10-7-0 against the over/under so far this season
The Miami Marlins are 7-10-0 against the run line so far this season
Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 6-13-0 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 8-11-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
04/20/16 P Edwin Jackson Tricep 15-day DL (4/18)
04/04/16 P Raudel Lazo Shoulder 15-day DL (3/25)
04/03/16 P Carter Capps Arm 60-day DL; out for season
04/03/16 P Mike Dunn Forearm 15-day DL (3/25)
Los Angeles Dodgers
04/24/16 LF Carl Crawford Back 15-day DL (4/9); expected to be activated Monday vs Miami Marlins
04/23/16 P Scott Kazmir Thumb "?" for next scheduled start
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 Brett Anderson Back 60-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Josh Ravin Forearm 60-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Michael Bolsinge Oblique 15-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)
Guy's Pick: Take the Dodgers
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