Saturday, April 8, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Clayton Kershaw vs. Jon Gray
The Los Angeles Dodgers visit Coors Field on Saturday, April 8, 2017 to play the Colorado Rockies. The probable starters are Clayton Kershaw for the Dodgers and Jon Gray for the Rockies.
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The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles at -203 and Colorado at +188. The Dodgers have a 1-3-0 over/under record and a 1-3-0 run line mark. The Rockies are 2-2-0 against the run line and have a 2-2-0 over/under record.
Valuable Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 1-3-0 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 1-3-0 against the run line
Important Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Colorado Rockies are 2-2-0 against the over/under
The Colorado Rockies are 2-2-0 against the run line
Key Los Angeles Dodgers Injuries
04/06/17 P Rich Hill Wrist "?" for next scheduled start
04/03/17 P Pedro Baez Wrist 10-day DL (3/30)
03/31/17 P Josh Ravin Groin 10-day DL (3/30)
03/31/17 P Scott Kazmir Hip 10-day DL (3/30)
03/31/17 P Yimi Garcia Elbow 60-day DL
03/31/17 RF Andre Ethier Hip 10-day DL (3/30)
03/31/17 P Brock Stewart Shoulder 10-day DL (3/30)
Key Colorado Rockies Injuries
04/03/17 P Chad Qualls Forearm 10-day DL (3/30)
04/03/17 P Chris Rusin Oblique 10-day DL (3/30)
04/03/17 1B Ian Desmond Hamstring 10-day DL (3/30)
04/03/17 P Jairo Diaz Arm 10-day DL (3/30)
03/16/17 P Chad Bettis Illness out indefinitely
03/16/17 LF David Dahl Ribs 10-day DL (3/30)
03/16/17 C Tom Murphy Forearm 10-day DL (3/30)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Dodgers have a 3-1 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw had a 12-4 record with an earned run average of 1.69 and a WHIP of 0.73. He had 172 strikeouts over his 149 innings pitched and he gave up 97 hits last season. He allowed 5.9 hits per 9 innings and he had a FIP of 1.8. The bullpen last year had an earned run average of 3.35 and they gave up 481 base hits on the year. Teams hit .218 against the bullpen while being struck out 633 times and walking 204 times last season. As a team, Los Angeles allowed 9.37 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.19 batters per nine innings. They were 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.28. The Dodgers pitchers collectively gave up 1,266 base hits and 598 earned runs. They allowed 165 home runs last season and they allowed 1.1 homers per nine innings as a staff. Los Angeles as a pitching staff walked 464 batters and struck out 1,510. They walked 2.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.4 per 9. They had a team WHIP of 1.19 and their FIP as a unit was 3.61.
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As a team Los Angeles batted .249, good for 22nd in the league while putting together a .264 average away from home. The Dodgers held a .405 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .319 which was good for 19th in baseball. They ranked 16th in baseball with 8.7 hits per game. Corey Seager is coming off a 2016 season in which he hit .308 with an on-base percentage of .365. He had 193 hits last season along with 105 runs scored and 72 runs batted in. He struck out 133 times and walked 54 times. Adrian Gonzalez hit .285 last year and he had an on-base percentage of .349. He totaled 162 hits while scoring 69 runs and he drove in 90. He walked 55 times and struck out on 117 occasions. The Dodgers had 1,375 hits, including 272 doubles and 189 home runs. They stole 45 bases and were thrown out stealing 26 times. Los Angeles walked 525 times last season and they struck out 1,321 times as a unit. They left 1,106 men on base and had a team OPS of .728. They scored 4.48 runs per contest and scored a total of 725 runs last year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Colorado has a 3-1 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.61, Jon Gray had a 10-10 record and a 1.26 WHIP last season. He had 185 strikeouts over the 168 innings he pitched during which he gave up 153 hits. He allowed 8.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stood at 3.61. Last season the bullpen had an earned run average of 5.13 and they gave up 563 base hits on the year. Teams hit .269 against the Rockies bullpen while being struck out 477 times and walking 207 times last season. As a team, Colorado allowed 9.65 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.7 batters per nine innings. They were 28th in the league in team earned run average at 4.91. The Rockies pitchers as a team surrendered 1,532 base knocks and 779 earned runs last season. They gave up 181 home runs last year and they gave up 1.1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Colorado as a staff walked 547 hitters and struck out 1,223. They gave up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they struck out 7.7 per 9. Their team WHIP was 1.46 while their FIP as a staff was 4.38.
As a team, they batted .275, good for 2nd in the league while putting together a .304 average at home. The Rockies held a .457 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .336 which was good for 3rd in baseball. They ranked 2nd in baseball with 9.52 hits per contest. Nolan Arenado comes into this matchup after batting .294 with an OBP of .362. He had 182 hits last year along with 116 runs scored and 133 RBI. He struck out 103 times and walked on 68 occasions. Carlos Gonzalez hit .298 in 2016 and he had an OBP of .350. He collected 174 hits while scoring 87 runs and driving in 100. He earned a walk 46 times and punched out 129 times. The Rockies as a unit had 1,544 base hits, including 318 doubles and 204 homers. They had 66 stolen bases and were thrown out 39 times. Colorado as a team walked 494 times last year and they struck out 1,330 times. They had 1,089 men left on base and had an OPS of .794. They scored 5.22 runs per game and totaled 845 runs last season.
Who will win tonight's Dodgers/Rockies MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Rockies +188
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