Colorado Rockies at Los Angeles Dodgers 10/1/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Monday, October 1, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: German Marquez vs. Walker Buehler
Dodger Stadium is the site of the NL West Championship game between the Colorado Rockies and the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday. The winner will host the Atlanta Braves while the loser will play the loser of the Cubs/Brewers game in the Wild Card matchup. The probable starting pitchers are German Marquez for the Rockies and Walker Buehler for the Dodgers.
Colorado opens at +145 while Los Angeles opens at -160. The Rockies have a 67-86-8 over/under record and a 85-76-0 run line mark. The Dodgers are 72-89-0 against the run line and have a 71-82-8 over/under record.
Valuable Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Colorado Rockies are 67-86-8 against the over/under
The Colorado Rockies are 85-76-0 against the run line
Important Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 71-82-8 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 72-89-0 against the run line
Key Colorado Rockies Injuries
09/30/18 P Tyler Anderson Shoulder is probable for next scheduled start Sunday vs Washington Nationals
09/06/18 CF Yonathan Daza Shoulder 60-day DL (09/04)
07/08/18 P Mike Dunn Undisclosed 60-day DL (07/07)
04/24/18 P Carlos Estevez Oblique 60-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Rayan Gonzalez Elbow 60-day DL (03/12)
Key Los Angeles Dodgers Injuries
09/18/18 P Daniel Hudson Forearm 60-day DL (08/25)
09/03/18 P Brock Stewart Oblique 60-day DL (09/03)
08/18/18 P Erik Goeddel Elbow 60-day DL (08/17)
06/10/18 P Dennis Santana Rotator Cuff 60-day DL (06/05)
05/01/18 SS Corey Seager Elbow is out for season
03/30/18 P Julio Urias Shoulder 60-day DL (02/23)
03/30/18 P Tom Koehler Shoulder 60-day DL (03/26)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rockies have a 91-71 overall record this season. Starting pitcher German Marquez has a 14-10 record with an earned run average of 3.76 and a WHIP of 1.20 this year. He has 221 strikeouts over his 191.1 innings pitched and he's given up 174 hits. He's allowed 8.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.33. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.64 and they have given up 479 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .245 against the bullpen and they've struck out 524 hitters and walked 217 batters. As a team, Colorado allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 20th in the league in team earned run average at 4.36. The Rockies pitchers collectively have given up 1,364 base hits and 696 earned runs. They have allowed 182 home runs this season, ranking them 17th in the league. Colorado as a pitching staff has walked 520 batters and struck out 1,393. They have walked 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.31 and their FIP as a unit is 4.06.
As a team Colorado is hitting .256, good for 7th in the league. The Rockies hold a .433 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322, which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 7th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. Nolan Arenado is hitting .296 with an on-base percentage of .373. He has 172 hits this season in 582 at bats with 106 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .548 and an OPS+ of 131. Charlie Blackmon is hitting .285 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .353. He has totaled 176 hits and he has driven in 67 men in 618 at bats. His OPS+ is 111 while his slugging percentage is at .489. The Rockies have 1,401 hits, including 278 doubles and 203 home runs. Colorado has walked 498 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,384 times as a unit. They have left 1,055 men on base and have a team OPS of .754. They score 4.76 runs per contest and have scored a total of 766 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 91-71 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.76, Walker Buehler has a 7-5 record and a 0.98 WHIP this season. He has 148 strikeouts over the 130.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 94 hits. He allows 6.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.98. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.71 and they have given up 502 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .229 against the Dodgers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 618 batters and walked 198 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 7.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.6 batters per nine innings. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 3.41. The Dodgers pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,273 base knocks and 552 earned runs this season. They have given up 177 home runs this year, which ranks 18th in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 418 hitters and struck out 1,548 batters. They give up a walk 2.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.16 while their FIP as a staff is 3.60.
As a team, they are batting .249, good for 17th in the league. The Dodgers hold a .438 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .332, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 8.5 hits per contest. Max Muncy comes into this matchup batting .260 with an OBP of .389. He has 101 hits this year along with 75 RBI in 389 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .568 with an OPS+ of 158. Manny Machado is hitting .296 this season and he has an OBP of .366. He has collected 185 hits in 625 at bats while driving in 106 runs. He has an OPS+ of 146 and a slugging percentage of .539. The Dodgers as a unit have 1,369 base hits, including 288 doubles and 230 homers. Los Angeles has walked 640 times this year and they have struck out on 1,420 occasions. They have had 1,152 men left on base and have an OPS of .770. They have scored 4.87 runs per game and totaled 784 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rockies/Dodgers MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Dodgers -160
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