Colorado Rockies vs Los Angeles Dodgers Prediction, 9/4/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Colorado Rockies vs Los Angeles Dodgers
Date: Friday, September 4, 2020
Location: Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Rockies (+228) Dodgers (-255)
Dodger Stadium is the venue where Max Muncy and the Los Angeles Dodgers (28-10, 1st in NL West) will take on the Colorado Rockies (18-19, 3rd in NL West) on Friday. The moneyline on this matchup has the Rockies priced at +228 and the Dodgers are at -255. The O/U opens at 9. The starting pitchers are Antonio Senzatela and Dustin May.
Key Colorado Rockies Injuries
9/2/2020 David Dahl CF Back Expected to be out until at least Sep 4
9/1/2020 Wade Davis RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 5
9/1/2020 Chris Owings 2B Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Sep 9
9/1/2020 Brendan Rodgers 2B Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 9
8/25/2020 Joe Harvey RP Elbow Out for the season
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
9/2/2020 Cody Bellinger CF Lat Probable for Sep 3
9/1/2020 Justin Turner 3B Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Sep 8
9/1/2020 Zach Reks LF Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Sep 10
9/1/2020 Pedro Baez RP Groin Expected to be out until at least Sep 10
8/26/2020 Joe Kelly RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 12
8/22/2020 Edwin Uceta RP Not Injury Related Suspended until Sep 17
7/21/2020 Jimmy Nelson SP Back Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rockies have a 18-19 overall record this season. Senzatela (30-23 career record) has earned a FIP of 4.73 and he has faced 1,712 hitters in the majors. His earned run average is 5.12 (223 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.440. He has allowed 424 base knocks (9.7 hits per 9 innings) and has 141 free passes. Senzatela has taken the ball for 392 innings and has earned 275 K's during his pro baseball career. The bullpen has an earned run average of 6.58 and they have given up 153 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .262 against the bullpen and they've struck out 116 hitters and walked 51 batters. As a team, Colorado allows 10 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.1 batters per nine innings. They are 29th in the league in team earned run average at 5.51. The Rockies pitchers collectively have given up 365 base hits and 201 earned runs. They have allowed 49 home runs this season, ranking them 13th in the league. Colorado as a pitching staff has walked 104 batters and struck out 260. They have walked 2.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.43 and their FIP as a unit is 4.66.
As a team Colorado is hitting .262, good for 8th in the league. The Rockies hold a .423 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .326, which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 4th in MLB with 9.0 hits per game. Daniel Murphy is hitting .265 with an on-base percentage of .303. He has 27 hits this season in 102 at bats with 15 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .382 and an OPS+ of 71. Trevor Story is hitting .306 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .383. He has totaled 44 hits and he has driven in 20 men in 144 at bats. His OPS+ is 137 while his slugging percentage is at .576. The Rockies have 333 hits, including 50 doubles and 44 home runs. Colorado has walked 122 times so far this season and they have struck out 318 times as a unit. They have left 257 men on base and have a team OPS of .748. They score 4.92 runs per contest and have scored a total of 182 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
May (3-4 record in his career) has earned a 3.25 earned run average while surrendering 8.5 hits per nine innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 3.93 and he has faced 284 hitters in his career. In his career, May has surrendered 65 base knocks while he has earned 55 punchouts in 69 frames. He has surrendered a total of 25 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.142 and a FIP of 3.6. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.10 and they have given up 106 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .169 against the Dodgers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 154 batters and walked 52 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 6.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.5 batters per nine innings. They are 1st in the league in team earned run average at 2.71. The Dodgers pitchers as a team have surrendered 258 base knocks and 103 earned runs this season. They have given up 43 home runs this year, which ranks 23rd in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 104 hitters and struck out 321 batters. They give up a walk 2.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.06 while their FIP as a staff is 3.92.
As a team, they are batting .248, good for 13th in the league. The Dodgers hold a .464 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .332, which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 8.4 hits per contest. Max Muncy comes into this matchup batting .205 with an OBP of .331. He has 27 hits this year along with 20 RBI in 132 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .432 with an OPS+ of 106. Corey Seager is hitting .310 this season and he has an OBP of .360. He has collected 39 hits in 126 at bats while driving in 25 runs. He has an OPS+ of 155 and a slugging percentage of .595. The Dodgers as a unit have 318 base hits, including 64 doubles and 69 homers. Los Angeles has walked 144 times this year and they have struck out on 303 occasions. They have had 248 men left on base and have an OPS of .796. They have scored 5.61 runs per game and totaled 213 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rockies/Dodgers MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Rockies (+228)
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