Colorado Rockies at Los Angeles Dodgers 9/18/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Kyle Freeland vs. Clayton Kershaw
The Colorado Rockies head to Dodger Stadium on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 to take on the Los Angeles Dodgers. The expected starting pitchers are Kyle Freeland for the Rockies and Clayton Kershaw for the Dodgers.
The odds for this matchup have Colorado at +194 and Los Angeles at -210. The Rockies have a 61-80-8 over/under mark and a 76-73-0 run line record. The Dodgers are 69-81-0 against the run line and have a 64-79-7 over/under record.
Valuable Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Colorado Rockies are 61-80-8 against the over/under
The Colorado Rockies are 76-73-0 against the run line
Important Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 64-79-7 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 69-81-0 against the run line
Key Colorado Rockies Injuries
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
09/03/18 P Brock Stewart Oblique 60-day DL (09/03)
08/25/18 P Daniel Hudson Forearm 10-day DL (08/25)
08/18/18 P Erik Goeddel Elbow 60-day DL (08/17)
08/14/18 P John Axford Leg 10-day DL (08/14)
06/10/18 P Dennis Santana Rotator Cuff 60-day DL (06/05)
06/08/18 P Tony Cingrani Shoulder 10-day DL (08/21)
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 82-67 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Kyle Freeland has a 15-7 record with an earned run average of 2.96 and a WHIP of 1.22 this year. He has 159 strikeouts over his 182.2 innings pitched and he's given up 159 hits. He allows 7.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.77. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.72 and they have given up 446 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .247 against the bullpen and they've struck out 475 hitters and walked 200 batters. As a team, Colorado allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.45. The Rockies pitchers collectively have given up 1,267 base hits and 657 earned runs. They have allowed 169 home runs this season, ranking them 16th in the league. Colorado as a pitching staff has walked 485 batters and struck out 1,286. They have walked 3.3 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 4.07.
As a team Colorado is hitting .256, good for 8th in the league. The Rockies hold a .433 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .320, which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 6th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. Charlie Blackmon is hitting .287 with an on-base percentage of .353. He has 164 hits this season in 572 at bats with 64 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .490 and an OPS+ of 112. Nolan Arenado is hitting .296 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .376. He has totaled 158 hits and he has driven in 100 men in 534 at bats. His OPS+ is 134 while his slugging percentage is at .558. The Rockies have 1,299 hits, including 259 doubles and 187 home runs. Colorado has walked 451 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,283 times as a unit. They have left 971 men on base and have a team OPS of .753. They score 4.7 runs per contest and have scored a total of 701 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 82-68 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.51, Clayton Kershaw has a 8-5 record and a 1.01 WHIP this season. He has 142 strikeouts over the 143.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 122 hits. He allows 7.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.05. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.75 and they have given up 475 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .231 against the Dodgers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 574 batters and walked 187 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 3.45. The Dodgers pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,198 base knocks and 521 earned runs this season. They have given up 166 home runs this year, which ranks 18th in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 392 hitters and struck out 1,445 batters. They give up a walk 2.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.17 while their FIP as a staff is 3.60.
As a team, they are batting .246, good for 19th in the league. The Dodgers hold a .434 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .329, which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 17th in MLB with 8.4 hits per contest. Manny Machado comes into this matchup batting .297 with an OBP of .369. He has 172 hits this year along with 95 RBI in 580 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .540 with an OPS+ of 147. Max Muncy is hitting .255 this season and he has an OBP of .385. He has collected 92 hits in 361 at bats while driving in 65 runs. He has an OPS+ of 156 and a slugging percentage of .571. The Dodgers as a unit have 1,258 base hits, including 267 doubles and 212 homers. Los Angeles has walked 595 times this year and they have struck out on 1,327 occasions. They have had 1,067 men left on base and have an OPS of .764. They have scored 4.79 runs per game and totaled 719 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rockies/Dodgers MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Rockies +194
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