Thursday, May 12, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Bartolo Colon vs. Clayton Kershaw
The New York Mets visit Dodger Stadium on Thursday to play the Los Angeles Dodgers. The probable starters are Bartolo Colon for the Mets and Clayton Kershaw for the Dodgers. The opening line for this matchup has New York at +194 and Los Angeles at -210. The over/under was set at 6.5. The Mets have a 16-15-1 over/under record and a 16-16-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 50% of the time. The Dodgers are 13-19-0 against the run line and have a 11-18-3 over/under record. They cover the spread 41% of the time.
The Mets head into this matchup with a 20-12 record, including 11-6 on the road. Starting pitcher Bartolo Colon has a 3-1 record with an earned run average of 2.82 and a WHIP of 1.12. He has 33 strikeouts over his 38.1 innings pitched and he has given up 39 hits so far this season. He has allowed 9.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.04. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 2.59 and they have given up 83 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .227 against the bullpen while being struck out 109 times and walking 31 times this season. As a team, New York has allowed 8.61 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.15 batters per nine. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 2.78. The Mets pitchers have collectively given up 273 base hits and 88 earned runs. They have allowed 18 home runs this season and they allow 0.6 homers per nine innings as a staff. New York as a pitching staff has walked 72 batters and struck out 290. They walk 2.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.21 and their FIP as a unit is 2.68.
As a team, New York is batting .241, good for 19th in the league while putting together a .253 average away from home. The Mets hold a .437 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .323 which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 20th in baseball with 8.06 hits per game. Asdrubal Cabrera comes into this game hitting .296 and his on-base percentage is at .357. He has 34 hits this season along with 11 runs scored and 11 runs batted in. He's struck out 21 times and has walked 6 times. Michael Conforto is hitting .280 and he has an on-base percentage of .361. He has totaled 30 hits so far while scoring 17 runs and he's driven in 19. He has walked 12 times and has struck out 30 times. The Mets have 258 hits, including 54 doubles and 49 home runs. They've stolen 8 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 6 times. New York has walked 116 times this season and they've struck out 269 times as a unit. They've left 229 men on base and have a team OPS of .760. They score 4.34 runs per contest and have scored a total of 139 runs so far this year.
Los Angeles comes into this matchup with a 6-9 home record and a 17-16 overall mark. With an earned run average of 2.04, Clayton Kershaw has a 4-1 record and a 0.77 WHIP. He has 64 strikeouts over the 53 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 38 hits. He has allowed 6.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 1.64. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.76 and they have given up 73 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .210 against the Dodgers bullpen while being struck out 83 times and walking 35 times this season. As a team, Los Angeles has allowed 8.69 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.33 batters per nine. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 3.97. The Dodgers pitchers as a team have surrendered 246 base knocks and 115 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 29 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 86 hitters and struck out 283. They give up a walk 2.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.13 while their FIP as a staff is 3.46.
As a team, they are batting .242, good for 18th in the league while putting together a .221 average at home. The Dodgers hold a .358 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .310 which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 22nd in baseball with 7.94 hits per contest. Adrian Gonzalez comes into this matchup batting .281 and he has an OBP of .360. He has 34 hits this year along with 10 runs scored and 18 RBI. He's struck out 28 times and has walked on 16 occasions. Corey Seager is hitting .264 and he has an OBP of .333. He has collected 32 hits so far while he's scored 18 runs and drove in 15. He has earned a walk 13 times and has punched out 22 times. The Dodgers as a unit have 271 base hits, including 60 doubles and 25 homers. They have 9 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 6 times. Los Angeles as a team has walked 112 times this year and they have struck out 263 times. They've had 238 men left on base and have an OPS of .688. They score 4.18 runs per game and have totaled 138 runs so far this season.
New York Mets Betting Trends
The New York Mets are 16-15-1 against the over/under so far this season
The New York Mets are 16-16-0 against the run line so far this season
Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 11-18-3 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 13-19-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
New York Mets
05/11/16 CF Yoenis Cespedes Ankle probable Wednesday vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
05/10/16 2B Neil Walker Shin "?" Wednesday vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
04/26/16 C Travis d'Arnaud Shoulder 15-day DL (4/25)
04/04/16 P Zack Wheeler Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
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 Frankie Montas Ribs 60-day DL (2/20)
04/05/16 P Brandon McCarthy Elbow 60-day DL (2/19)
04/04/16 P Brett Anderson Back 60-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Michael Bolsinger 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 60-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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