Sunday, June 19, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Matt Garza vs. Kenta Maeda
The Milwaukee Brewers head to Dodger Stadium on Sunday to take on the Los Angeles Dodgers. The probable pitchers are Matt Garza for the Brewers and Kenta Maeda for the Dodgers. The opening line for this game has Milwaukee at +185 and Los Angeles at -200. The over/under is 7.5. The Brewers have a 35-29-4 over/under mark and a 33-35-0 run line record, meaning they cover 49% of the time. The Dodgers are 28-39-0 against the run line and have a 32-30-5 over/under record. They cover the spread 42% of the time.
The Brewers head into this game with a 31-37 record, and they are 12-20 on the road. Starting pitcher Matt Garza has a 0-0 record with an ERA of 2.25 and a WHIP of 2.25. He has 5 strikeouts during his 4 innings pitched and he has given up 8 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 18 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 1.38. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 4.21 and they have allowed 234 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .260 against the pen while they've been struck out 213 times and walked 99 times this year. As a unit, Milwaukee has given up 9.27 base hits per nine innings while striking out 7.46 hitters per nine. They are 24th in the Majors in team earned run average at 4.55. The Brewers pitchers have collectively given up 624 base hits and 306 earned runs. They have allowed 89 home runs this season and they allow 1.3 homers per nine innings as a staff. Milwaukee as a pitching staff has walked 234 batters and struck out 502. They walk 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.42 and their FIP as a unit is 4.70.
As a team, Milwaukee is hitting .245, good for 20th in the league while putting together a .236 average on the road. The Brewers have a .396 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .325 which is good for 11th in the league. They rank 25th in baseball with 8.06 hits per contest. Ryan Braun comes into this game hitting .315 and his on-base percentage is at .377. He has 67 hits this season along with 28 runs scored and 36 runs batted in. He's struck out 37 times and has walked 21 times. Jonathan Lucroy is hitting .312 and he has an on-base percentage of .367. He has totaled 72 hits so far while scoring 35 runs and he's driven in 34. He has walked 21 times and has struck out 46 times. The Brewers have 548 hits, including 108 doubles and 72 home runs. They've stolen 60 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 24 times. Milwaukee has walked 264 times this season and they've struck out 647 times as a unit. They've left 470 men on base and have a team OPS of .721. They score 4.07 runs per contest and have scored a total of 277 runs so far this year.
Los Angeles comes into this game with a 18-15 home mark and a 36-33 overall record. With an ERA of 2.75, Kenta Maeda has a 6-4 record and a 1.08 WHIP. He has 71 strikeouts over the 75.1 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 60 hits. He has allowed 7.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.06. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.17 and they have given up 155 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .198 against the Dodgers bullpen while being struck out 210 times and walking 73 times this season. As a team, Los Angeles has allowed 9.19 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.4 batters per nine. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.44. The Dodgers pitchers as a team have surrendered 494 base knocks and 232 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 63 home runs this year and they give up 0.9 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 184 hitters and struck out 645. They give up a walk 2.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.09 while their FIP as a staff is 3.38.
As a team, they are batting .259, good for 11th in the league while putting together a .248 average at home. The Dodgers hold a .395 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .320 which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 12th in baseball with 8.69 hits per contest. Adrian Gonzalez comes into this matchup batting .268 and he has an OBP of .347. He has 64 hits this year along with 23 runs scored and 31 RBI. He's struck out 58 times and has walked on 29 occasions. Corey Seager is hitting .273 and he has an OBP of .336. He has collected 73 hits so far while he's scored 43 runs and drove in 36. He has earned a walk 25 times and has punched out 54 times. The Dodgers as a unit have 538 base hits, including 97 doubles and 75 homers. They have 22 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 12 times. Los Angeles as a team has walked 233 times this year and they have struck out 538 times. They've had 459 men left on base and have an OPS of .684. They score 4.14 runs per game and have totaled 286 runs so far this season.
Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Brewers are 35-29-4 against the over/under so far this season
The Milwaukee Brewers are 33-35-0 against the run line so far this season
Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 32-30-5 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 28-39-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
06/10/16 RF Domingo Santana Elbow 15-day DL (6/8)
06/01/16 P Michael Blazek Elbow 15-day DL (5/29)
05/27/16 P Chris Capuano Elbow 15-day DL (4/2)
04/04/16 LF Rymer Liriano Facial 60-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Zach Jones Shoulder 60-day DL (3/31)
04/02/16 P Yhonathan Barrios Shoulder 60-day DL (3/25)
04/01/16 P Sean Nolin Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
Los Angeles Dodgers
06/15/16 P Kenta Maeda Leg injured last game, "?" for next scheduled start
06/03/16 RF Yasiel Puig Hamstring 15-day DL (6/3)
05/31/16 P Alex Wood Tricep 15-day DL (5/31)
05/24/16 P Chin-Hui Tsao Tricep 15-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)
Tony's Pick: Take the Dodgers
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