Colorado Rockies at Los Angeles Dodgers MLB Picks Against the Spread 9/20/2019
Friday, September 20, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Peter Lambert vs. Clayton Kershaw
Nolan Arenado and the Colorado Rockies (66-87, 5th in NL West) go to Dodger Stadium on Friday where they'll take on the Los Angeles Dodgers (98-55, 1st in NL West). The Dodgers open this matchup at -340 while the Rockies are priced at +300. The over/under opens at 8.5.
The Rockies have been good for Las Vegas oddsmakers, having gone 66-87-0 SU. Los Angeles is covering 64.0% of the time, going 98-55-0 straight up.
Valuable Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Rockies have been a good Over pick for over/under baseball bettors, having gone 74-73-6.
Colorado is covering 34.7% of the time as the visitor, having gone 26-49-0 straight up.
Important Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Dodgers cover 73.1% of the time at Dodger Stadium, going 57-21-0 SU.
The Dodgers have been a good Over pick for over/under baseball bettors, having gone 72-74-7.
Key Colorado Rockies Injuries
9/13/2019 David Dahl CF Ankle Out for the season
9/11/2019 Tyler Anderson SP Knee Out for the season
9/11/2019 Kyle Freeland SP Groin Expected to be out until at least Sep 20
9/2/2019 German Marquez SP Arm Expected to be out until at least Sep 25
8/27/2019 Chad Bettis RP Hip Out for the season
8/22/2019 Jon Gray SP Foot Out for the season
8/19/2019 Scott Oberg RP Arm Out for the season
7/17/2019 Brendan Rodgers 2B Shoulder Out for the season
Key Los Angeles Dodgers Injuries
9/19/2019 Kristopher Negron CF Personal Expected to be out until at least Sep 17
9/18/2019 Justin Turner 3B Ankle Expected to be out until at least Sep 18
9/18/2019 Rich Hill SP Knee Expected to be out until at least Sep 25
9/17/2019 Alex Verdugo CF Oblique Out for the season
9/12/2019 Scott Alexander RP Hand Out for the season
9/3/2019 Tyler White 1B Lat Out for the season
8/29/2019 Tom Koehler SP Shoulder Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rockies have a 66-87 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Peter Lambert has a 3-6 record with an earned run average of 6.98 and a WHIP of 1.71 this season. He has 54 strikeouts over his 86.1 innings pitched and he's given up 113 hits. He's allowed 11.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.88. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.23 and they have given up 574 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .262 against the bullpen and they've struck out 512 hitters and walked 248 batters. As a team, Colorado allows 9.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They are 29th in the league in team earned run average at 5.62. The Rockies pitchers collectively have given up 1,490 base hits and 849 earned runs. They have allowed 254 home runs this season, ranking them 2nd in the league. Colorado as a pitching staff has walked 554 batters and struck out 1,184. They have walked 3.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.50 and their FIP as a unit is 5.24.
As a team Colorado is hitting .267, good for 5th in the league. The Rockies hold a .456 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .327, which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 6th in MLB with 9.3 hits per game. Nolan Arenado is hitting .314 with an on-base percentage of .378. He has 177 hits this season in 564 at bats with 117 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .589 and an OPS+ of 128. Charlie Blackmon is hitting .318 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .365. He has totaled 176 hits and he has driven in 80 men in 554 at bats. His OPS+ is 122 while his slugging percentage is at .576. The Rockies have 1,420 hits, including 314 doubles and 204 home runs. Colorado has walked 456 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,398 times as a unit. They have left 1,005 men on base and have a team OPS of .783. They score 5.18 runs per contest and have scored a total of 792 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 98-55 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.05, Clayton Kershaw has a 14-5 record and a 1.05 WHIP. He has 176 strikeouts over the 165.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 135 hits. He's allowing 7.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.79. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.01 and they have given up 431 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .221 against the Dodgers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 539 batters and walked 174 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 7.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.4 batters per nine innings. They are 1st in the league in team earned run average at 3.42. The Dodgers pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,143 base knocks and 519 earned runs this season. They have given up 177 home runs this year, which ranks 28th in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 366 hitters and struck out 1,421 batters. They give up a walk 2.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.11 while their FIP as a staff is 3.76.Related: Gambling 101 - MLB Betting Tips - Tony George of Doc's Sports
As a team, they are batting .257, good for 11th in the league. The Dodgers hold a .471 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .337, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 8.7 hits per contest. Cody Bellinger comes into this matchup batting .305 with an OBP of .408. He has 162 hits this year along with 110 RBI in 531 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .631 with an OPS+ of 170. Max Muncy is hitting .247 this season and he has an OBP of .368. He has collected 114 hits in 462 at bats while driving in 89 runs. He has an OPS+ of 130 and a slugging percentage of .509. The Dodgers as a unit have 1,334 base hits, including 287 doubles and 262 homers. Los Angeles has walked 575 times this year and they have struck out on 1,271 occasions. They have had 1,069 men left on base and have an OPS of .807. They have scored 5.44 runs per game and totaled 832 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rockies/Dodgers MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Dodgers (-340)
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