Colorado Rockies at Los Angeles Dodgers 5/22/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Chad Bettis vs. Kenta Maeda
The Colorado Rockies visit Dodger Stadium on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 to play the Los Angeles Dodgers. The probable starters are Chad Bettis for the Rockies and Kenta Maeda for the Dodgers.
The opening line for this matchup has Colorado at -145 and Los Angeles at +135. The Rockies have a 18-26-3 over/under record and a 25-22-0 run line mark. The Dodgers are 23-24-0 against the run line and have a 23-22-2 over/under record.
Valuable Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Colorado Rockies are 18-26-3 against the over/under
The Colorado Rockies are 25-22-0 against the run line
Important Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 23-22-2 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 23-24-0 against the run line
Key Colorado Rockies Injuries
05/15/18 2B DJ LeMahieu Thumb 10-day DL (05/14)
04/24/18 P Carlos Estevez Oblique 60-day DL (03/26)
03/30/18 P Zac Rosscup Finger 60-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Rayan Gonzalez Elbow 60-day DL (03/12)
Key Los Angeles Dodgers Injuries
05/21/18 P Rich Hill Blister 10-day DL (05/20)
05/07/18 P Clayton Kershaw Biceps 10-day DL (05/03)
05/03/18 P Hyun-Jin Ryu Groin 10-day DL (05/03)
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)
03/30/18 P Yimi Garcia Elbow 10-day DL (03/26)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rockies have a 25-22 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Chad Bettis has a 4-1 record with an earned run average of 3.27 and a WHIP of 1.20 this season. He has 35 strikeouts over his 55 innings pitched and he's given up 47 hits. He's allowed 7.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.37. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.69 and they have given up 140 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .235 against the bullpen and they've struck out 170 hitters and walked 70 batters. As a team, Colorado allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.45. The Rockies pitchers collectively have given up 395 base hits and 206 earned runs. They have allowed 51 home runs this season, ranking them 15th in the league. Colorado as a pitching staff has walked 159 batters and struck out 407. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.33 and their FIP as a unit is 4.01.
As a team Colorado is hitting .233, good for 25th in the league. The Rockies hold a .395 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .308, which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 25th in MLB with 7.8 hits per game. Charlie Blackmon is hitting .269 with an on-base percentage of .374. He has 43 hits this season in 160 at bats with 23 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .531 and an OPS+ of 131. Nolan Arenado is hitting .331 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .418. He has totaled 52 hits and he has driven in 25 men in 157 at bats. His OPS+ is 151 while his slugging percentage is at .567. The Rockies have 366 hits, including 61 doubles and 58 home runs. Colorado has walked 161 times so far this season and they have struck out 426 times as a unit. They have left 307 men on base and have a team OPS of .703. They score 4.06 runs per contest and have scored a total of 191 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 20-26 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.89, Kenta Maeda has a 3-3 record and a 1.30 WHIP. He has 54 strikeouts over the 44 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 44 hits. He's allowing 9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.82. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.33 and they have given up 166 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .246 against the Dodgers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 181 batters and walked 76 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.7 batters per nine innings. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 3.8. The Dodgers pitchers as a team have surrendered 387 base knocks and 177 earned runs this season. They have given up 52 home runs this year, which ranks 14th in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 143 hitters and struck out 450 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.26 while their FIP as a staff is 3.69.
As a team, they are batting .239, good for 18th in the league. The Dodgers hold a .397 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .320, which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Yasmani Grandal comes into this matchup batting .270 with an OBP of .370. He has 37 hits this year along with 28 RBI in 137 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .511 with an OPS+ of 142. Cody Bellinger is hitting .250 this season and he has an OBP of .313. He has collected 44 hits in 176 at bats while driving in 22 runs. He has an OPS+ of 110 and a slugging percentage of .455. The Dodgers as a unit have 381 base hits, including 90 doubles and 45 homers. Los Angeles has walked 174 times this year and they have struck out on 403 occasions. They have had 341 men left on base and have an OPS of .716. They have scored 4.37 runs per game and totaled 201 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rockies/Dodgers MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Dodgers +135
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