Colorado Rockies at Los Angeles Dodgers MLB Picks & Predictions 9/3/2019
Tuesday, September 3, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Chi Chi Gonzalez vs. Kenta Maeda
Nolan Arenado and the Colorado Rockies (59-79, 5th in NL West) travel to Dodger Stadium on Tuesday where they'll meet the Los Angeles Dodgers (89-50, 1st in NL West). The Dodgers open this contest at -250 while the Rockies are coming in at +229. The total has been set at 9.
The Rockies have been an inconsistent choice for MLB wagerers, having gone 59-79-0 SU. Los Angeles is covering 64.0% of the time, going 89-50-0 straight up.
Valuable Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Rockies have been a pretty good Over option for O/U MLB bettors, having gone 68-64-6.
Colorado is covering 36.2% of the time away from home, having gone 25-44-0 straight up.
Important Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
Los Angeles is covering 74.3% of the time at Dodger Stadium, going 52-18-0 SU.
The Dodgers have been a pretty good Over option for O/U MLB bettors, having gone 66-67-6.
Key Colorado Rockies Injuries
9/1/2019 Kyle Freeland SP Groin Expected to be out until at least Sep 10
8/29/2019 German Marquez SP Arm Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
8/29/2019 David Dahl CF Ankle Expected to be out until at least Sep 13
8/27/2019 Chad Bettis RP Hip Out for the season
8/26/2019 Raimel Tapia LF Hand Expected to be out until at least Sep 3
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
6/27/2019 Tyler Anderson SP Knee Out for the season
Key Los Angeles Dodgers Injuries
9/2/2019 Dustin May SP Head Expected to be out until at least Sep 4
9/1/2019 Scott Alexander RP Forearm Out for the season
9/1/2019 Tyler White 1B Back Out for the season
8/30/2019 Max Muncy 2B Wrist Expected to be out until at least Sep 10
8/29/2019 Tom Koehler SP Shoulder Out for the season
8/28/2019 Alex Verdugo CF Oblique Expected to be out until at least Sep 6
7/14/2019 Rich Hill SP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 10
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rockies have a 59-79 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Chi Chi Gonzalez has a 0-6 record with an earned run average of 8.07 and a WHIP of 1.82 this season. He has 20 strikeouts over his 35.2 innings pitched and he's given up 43 hits. He's allowed 10.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 7.31. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.16 and they have given up 520 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .264 against the bullpen and they've struck out 459 hitters and walked 210 batters. As a team, Colorado allows 10 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.9 batters per nine innings. They are 29th in the league in team earned run average at 5.61. The Rockies pitchers collectively have given up 1,360 base hits and 766 earned runs. They have allowed 223 home runs this season, ranking them 3rd in the league. Colorado as a pitching staff has walked 482 batters and struck out 1,077. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.50 and their FIP as a unit is 5.10.
As a team Colorado is hitting .268, good for 6th in the league. The Rockies hold a .455 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .327, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 5th in MLB with 9.3 hits per game. Nolan Arenado is hitting .311 with an on-base percentage of .369. He has 160 hits this season in 515 at bats with 105 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .575 and an OPS+ of 122. Charlie Blackmon is hitting .317 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .362. He has totaled 159 hits and he has driven in 74 men in 502 at bats. His OPS+ is 122 while his slugging percentage is at .580. The Rockies have 1,290 hits, including 284 doubles and 181 home runs. Colorado has walked 407 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,263 times as a unit. They have left 904 men on base and have a team OPS of .782. They score 5.22 runs per contest and have scored a total of 721 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 89-50 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.11, Kenta Maeda has a 8-8 record and a 1.10 WHIP. He has 149 strikeouts over the 138 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 105 hits. He's allowing 6.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.96. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.08 and they have given up 381 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .225 against the Dodgers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 456 batters and walked 149 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 7.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.3 batters per nine innings. They are 1st in the league in team earned run average at 3.41. The Dodgers pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,049 base knocks and 469 earned runs this season. They have given up 162 home runs this year, which ranks 29th in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 321 hitters and struck out 1,281 batters. They give up a walk 2.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.11 while their FIP as a staff is 3.76.
As a team, they are batting .259, good for 9th in the league. The Dodgers hold a .474 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .340, which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 8.8 hits per contest. Cody Bellinger comes into this matchup batting .310 with an OBP of .411. He has 149 hits this year along with 102 RBI in 481 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .653 with an OPS+ of 175. Justin Turner is hitting .293 this season and he has an OBP of .372. He has collected 134 hits in 457 at bats while driving in 65 runs. He has an OPS+ of 132 and a slugging percentage of .516. The Dodgers as a unit have 1,222 base hits, including 264 doubles and 238 homers. Los Angeles has walked 537 times this year and they have struck out on 1,155 occasions. They have had 992 men left on base and have an OPS of .814. They have scored 5.43 runs per game and totaled 755 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rockies/Dodgers MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Rockies (+229)
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