Colorado Rockies vs Los Angeles Dodgers Prediction, 8/23/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Colorado Rockies vs Los Angeles Dodgers
Date: Sunday, August 23, 2020
Location: Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Rockies (+196) Dodgers (-215)
Nolan Arenado and the Colorado Rockies (13-13, 3rd in NL West) travel to Dodger Stadium on Sunday where they'll meet the Los Angeles Dodgers (20-8, 1st in NL West). The Rockies open this game at +196 while the Dodgers are priced at -215. The O/U is set at 9.5. The starting pitchers will be Antonio Senzatela and Ross Stripling.
Key Colorado Rockies Injuries
8/22/2020 Wade Davis RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 22
8/21/2020 Joe Harvey RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/20/2020 Chris Owings 2B Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Aug 30
8/19/2020 David Dahl CF Back Expected to be out until at least Aug 28
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
8/22/2020 Edwin Uceta RP Not Injury Related Suspended until Sep 17
8/20/2020 Pedro Baez RP Groin Expected to be out until at least Aug 30
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
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rockies have a 13-13 overall record this season. Senzatela (30-22 career record) has a FIP of 4.64 while going up against 1,661 hitters in the major leagues. His earned run average is 5.14 (217 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.444. He has surrendered 410 hits (9.7 hits per 9 innings) and has 139 walks. Senzatela has taken the mound for 380 innings and is sitting with 271 strikeouts in his MLB career. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.93 and they have given up 88 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .242 against the bullpen and they've struck out 76 hitters and walked 27 batters. As a team, Colorado allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.1 batters per nine innings. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 4.4. The Rockies pitchers collectively have given up 228 base hits and 113 earned runs. They have allowed 25 home runs this season, ranking them 29th in the league. Colorado as a pitching staff has walked 62 batters and struck out 183. They have walked 2.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.25 and their FIP as a unit is 3.97.
As a team Colorado is hitting .265, good for 2nd in the league. The Rockies hold a .427 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 9.1 hits per game. Nolan Arenado is hitting .224 with an on-base percentage of .269. He has 22 hits this season in 98 at bats with 15 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .469 and an OPS+ of 81. Charlie Blackmon is hitting .417 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .455. He has totaled 43 hits and he has driven in 24 men in 103 at bats. His OPS+ is 162 while his slugging percentage is at .592. The Rockies have 237 hits, including 36 doubles and 31 home runs. Colorado has walked 81 times so far this season and they have struck out 220 times as a unit. They have left 171 men on base and have a team OPS of .751. They score 5.23 runs per contest and have scored a total of 136 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 20-8 overall mark this year. Stripling (23-25 mark in his career) has a 3.65 earned run average while allowing 8.7 hits per 9 innings. He has a SO/W ratio of 4.11 and he has faced 1,708 opposing hitters in his MLB career. In his career, Stripling has conceded 400 hits while he has accumulated 399 strikeouts in 412 innings. He has allowed a total of 167 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.206 and a FIP of 3.8. The bullpen has an earned run average of 1.81 and they have given up 73 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .164 against the Dodgers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 114 batters and walked 39 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 6.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 1st in the league in team earned run average at 2.66. The Dodgers pitchers as a team have surrendered 189 base knocks and 75 earned runs this season. They have given up 30 home runs this year, which ranks 21st in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 75 hitters and struck out 246 batters. They give up a walk 2.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.04 while their FIP as a staff is 3.76.
As a team, they are batting .247, good for 15th in the league. The Dodgers hold a .456 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324, which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 8.5 hits per contest. Cody Bellinger comes into this matchup batting .206 with an OBP of .280. He has 22 hits this year along with 15 RBI in 107 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .402 with an OPS+ of 86. Mookie Betts is hitting .294 this season and he has an OBP of .363. He has collected 30 hits in 102 at bats while driving in 21 runs. He has an OPS+ of 167 and a slugging percentage of .627. The Dodgers as a unit have 237 base hits, including 45 doubles and 50 homers. Los Angeles has walked 96 times this year and they have struck out on 213 occasions. They have had 179 men left on base and have an OPS of .781. They have scored 5.57 runs per game and totaled 156 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rockies/Dodgers MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Dodgers (-215)
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