Colorado Rockies at Los Angeles Dodgers 5/23/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Kyle Freeland vs. Kenta Maeda
The Colorado Rockies visit Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 to play the Los Angeles Dodgers. The probable starters are Kyle Freeland for the Rockies and Kenta Maeda for the Dodgers.
The opening line for this matchup has Colorado at +152 and Los Angeles at -162. The Rockies have a 18-27-3 over/under record and a 26-22-0 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 18-27-3 against the over/under
The Colorado Rockies are 26-22-0 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 26-22 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Kyle Freeland has a 4-4 record with an earned run average of 3.17 and a WHIP of 1.15 this season. He has 49 strikeouts over his 54 innings pitched and he's given up 44 hits. He's allowed 7.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.75. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.63 and they have given up 141 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .234 against the bullpen and they've struck out 172 hitters and walked 71 batters. As a team, Colorado allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.37. The Rockies pitchers collectively have given up 398 base hits and 207 earned runs. They have allowed 52 home runs this season, ranking them 16th in the league. Colorado as a pitching staff has walked 162 batters and struck out 414. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.32 and their FIP as a unit is 4.00.
As a team Colorado is hitting .230, good for 26th in the league. The Rockies hold a .391 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .305, which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 27th in MLB with 7.7 hits per game. Charlie Blackmon is hitting .262 with an on-base percentage of .366. He has 43 hits this season in 164 at bats with 23 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .518 and an OPS+ of 126. Nolan Arenado is hitting .325 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .414. He has totaled 52 hits and he has driven in 25 men in 160 at bats. His OPS+ is 148 while his slugging percentage is at .556. The Rockies have 369 hits, including 61 doubles and 59 home runs. Colorado has walked 163 times so far this season and they have struck out 433 times as a unit. They have left 310 men on base and have a team OPS of .697. They score 4.02 runs per contest and have scored a total of 193 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 20-27 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 2.8. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.28 and they have given up 167 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .245 against the Dodgers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 182 batters and walked 78 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.6 batters per nine innings. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 3.74. The Dodgers pitchers as a team have surrendered 390 base knocks and 178 earned runs this season. They have given up 53 home runs this year, which ranks 13th in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 145 hitters and struck out 457 batters. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.25 while their FIP as a staff is 3.68.
As a team, they are batting .237, good for 23rd in the league. The Dodgers hold a .394 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .318, which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 8.2 hits per contest. Yasmani Grandal comes into this matchup batting .262 with an OBP of .361. He has 37 hits this year along with 28 RBI in 141 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .496 with an OPS+ of 135. Cody Bellinger is hitting .244 this season and he has an OBP of .307. He has collected 44 hits in 180 at bats while driving in 22 runs. He has an OPS+ of 106 and a slugging percentage of .444. The Dodgers as a unit have 384 base hits, including 91 doubles and 46 homers. Los Angeles has walked 177 times this year and they have struck out on 410 occasions. They have had 346 men left on base and have an OPS of .712. They have scored 4.3 runs per game and totaled 202 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rockies/Dodgers MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Dodgers -162
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