Los Angeles Dodgers at Colorado Rockies 9/8/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, September 8, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Walker Buehler vs. Kyle Freeland
The Los Angeles Dodgers visit Coors Field on Saturday, September 8, 2018 to play the Colorado Rockies. The probable starters are Walker Buehler for the Dodgers and Kyle Freeland for the Rockies.
The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles at -139 and Colorado at +129. The Dodgers have a 61-72-7 over/under record and a 65-75-0 run line mark. The Rockies are 72-67-0 against the run line and have a 58-73-8 over/under record.
Valuable Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 61-72-7 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 65-75-0 against the run line
Important Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Colorado Rockies are 58-73-8 against the over/under
The Colorado Rockies are 72-67-0 against the run line
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)
08/16/18 P Ross Stripling Back 10-day DL (08/12)
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)
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)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Dodgers have a 76-64 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Walker Buehler has a 6-4 record with an earned run average of 2.92 and a WHIP of 1.02 this season. He has 115 strikeouts over his 104.2 innings pitched and he's given up 79 hits. He's allowed 6.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.11. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.86 and they have given up 444 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .231 against the bullpen and they've struck out 537 hitters and walked 180 batters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 7.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.5 batters per nine innings. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 3.41. The Dodgers pitchers collectively have given up 1,117 base hits and 483 earned runs. They have allowed 153 home runs this season, ranking them 20th in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 371 batters and struck out 1,341. They have walked 2.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.17 and their FIP as a unit is 3.61.
As a team Los Angeles is hitting .244, good for 23rd in the league. The Dodgers hold a .430 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .326, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Matt Kemp is hitting .284 with an on-base percentage of .337. He has 118 hits this season in 416 at bats with 74 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .474 and an OPS+ of 118. Manny Machado is hitting .302 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .376. He has totaled 162 hits and he has driven in 89 men in 537 at bats. His OPS+ is 150 while his slugging percentage is at .547. The Dodgers have 1,162 hits, including 248 doubles and 196 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 540 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,228 times as a unit. They have left 983 men on base and have a team OPS of .756. They score 4.71 runs per contest and have scored a total of 660 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Colorado has a 77-62 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.96, Kyle Freeland has a 13-7 record and a 1.25 WHIP. He has 145 strikeouts over the 170.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 151 hits. He's allowing 8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.77. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.92 and they have given up 419 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .250 against the Rockies bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 438 batters and walked 188 opposing hitters. As a team, Colorado allows 8.6 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 4.53. The Rockies pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,187 base knocks and 624 earned runs this season. They have given up 161 home runs this year, which ranks 15th in Major League Baseball. Colorado as a staff has walked 455 hitters and struck out 1,193 batters. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.32 while their FIP as a staff is 4.12.
As a team, they are batting .254, good for 9th in the league. The Rockies hold a .430 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .319, which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 8th in MLB with 8.7 hits per contest. Nolan Arenado comes into this matchup batting .299 with an OBP of .380. He has 149 hits this year along with 93 RBI in 498 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .552 with an OPS+ of 134. Charlie Blackmon is hitting .282 this season and he has an OBP of .349. He has collected 151 hits in 536 at bats while driving in 57 runs. He has an OPS+ of 107 and a slugging percentage of .474. The Rockies as a unit have 1,203 base hits, including 233 doubles and 175 homers. Colorado has walked 428 times this year and they have struck out on 1,200 occasions. They have had 907 men left on base and have an OPS of .749. They have scored 4.71 runs per game and totaled 655 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Dodgers/Rockies MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Rockies +129
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