Colorado Rockies vs Los Angeles Dodgers Prediction, 8/21/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Colorado Rockies vs Los Angeles Dodgers
Date: Friday, August 21, 2020
Location: Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Rockies (+196) Dodgers (-215)
Trevor Story and the Colorado Rockies (13-11, 2nd in NL West) head to Dodger Stadium on Friday where they'll take on the Los Angeles Dodgers (18-8, 1st in NL West). The Rockies open this contest at +196 while the Dodgers are coming in at -215. The total opens at 8.5. The starting pitchers will be Jon Gray and Walker Buehler.
Key Colorado Rockies Injuries
8/20/2020 Chris Owings 2B Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Aug 30
8/20/2020 Carlos Estevez RP Hand Probable for Aug 20
8/19/2020 David Dahl CF Back Expected to be out until at least Aug 28
8/10/2020 Wade Davis RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 20
8/7/2020 Chi Chi Gonzalez SP Biceps Expected to be out until at least Aug 24
8/2/2020 Scott Oberg RP Arm Expected to be out until at least Sep 21
7/23/2020 Peter Lambert SP Elbow Out for the season
Key Los Angeles Dodgers Injuries
8/18/2020 Alex Wood SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 28
8/17/2020 Edwin Rios 1B Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Aug 27
8/15/2020 Will Smith C Neck Expected to be out until at least Aug 23
8/12/2020 Joe Kelly RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 25
8/12/2020 Zach Reks LF Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/12/2020 Edwin Uceta RP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
7/21/2020 Jimmy Nelson SP Back Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rockies have a 13-11 overall record this season. Gray (44-35 career win-loss record) has a FIP of 3.84 while going up against 2,851 batters during his time in the major leagues. His ERA is 4.51 (335 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.329. He has given up 671 base hits (9.0 hits per nine innings) and has had 217 walks. Gray has taken the ball for 668 innings and has earned 686 punchouts in his pro baseball career. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.35 and they have given up 85 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .254 against the bullpen and they've struck out 71 hitters and walked 26 batters. As a team, Colorado allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.3 batters per nine innings. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 4.12. The Rockies pitchers collectively have given up 208 base hits and 98 earned runs. They have allowed 24 home runs this season, ranking them 28th in the league. Colorado as a pitching staff has walked 57 batters and struck out 173. They have walked 2.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.24 and their FIP as a unit is 3.94.
As a team Colorado is hitting .266, good for 2nd in the league. The Rockies hold a .426 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .326, which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 9.1 hits per game. Trevor Story is hitting .299 with an on-base percentage of .370. He has 29 hits this season in 97 at bats with 15 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .588 and an OPS+ of 142. Daniel Murphy is hitting .282 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .320. He has totaled 20 hits and he has driven in 13 men in 71 at bats. His OPS+ is 93 while his slugging percentage is at .437. The Rockies have 219 hits, including 34 doubles and 28 home runs. Colorado has walked 75 times so far this season and they have struck out 197 times as a unit. They have left 156 men on base and have a team OPS of .752. They score 5.29 runs per contest and have scored a total of 127 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
So far in his MLB career, Buehler has surrendered 272 hits while he has tallied 395 punchouts in 348 innings. He has surrendered a total of 125 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.043 and a FIP of 3.3. His SO/W ratio is 4.34 and he has faced 1,402 opposing batters in his MLB career. Buehler (23-9 career mark) has a 3.23 ERA while conceding 7.0 hits per nine innings. The bullpen has an earned run average of 1.89 and they have given up 73 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .170 against the Dodgers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 108 batters and walked 39 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 6.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.3 batters per nine innings. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 2.78. The Dodgers pitchers as a team have surrendered 181 base knocks and 73 earned runs this season. They have given up 29 home runs this year, which ranks 18th in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 74 hitters and struck out 218 batters. They give up a walk 2.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.08 while their FIP as a staff is 3.95.
As a team, they are batting .246, good for 13th in the league. The Dodgers hold a .459 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .323, which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 8.5 hits per contest. Corey Seager comes into this matchup batting .296 with an OBP of .345. He has 24 hits this year along with 17 RBI in 81 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .580 with an OPS+ of 149. Justin Turner is hitting .287 this season and he has an OBP of .370. He has collected 27 hits in 94 at bats while driving in 18 runs. He has an OPS+ of 122 and a slugging percentage of .436. The Dodgers as a unit have 220 base hits, including 38 doubles and 49 homers. Los Angeles has walked 88 times this year and they have struck out on 205 occasions. They have had 166 men left on base and have an OPS of .782. They have scored 5.58 runs per game and totaled 145 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rockies/Dodgers MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Rockies (+196)
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