Colorado Rockies vs Los Angeles Dodgers Prediction, 9/5/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Colorado Rockies vs Los Angeles Dodgers
Date: Saturday, September 5, 2020
Location: Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Rockies (+188) Dodgers (-205)
Corey Seager and the Los Angeles Dodgers (29-10, 1st in NL West) host the Colorado Rockies (18-19, 3rd in NL West) at Dodger Stadium on Saturday. The odds on this contest have the Rockies coming in at +188 and the Dodgers are at -205. The O/U opens at 8.5. The pitchers taking the mound are German Marquez and Tony Gonsolin.
Key Colorado Rockies Injuries
9/2/2020 David Dahl CF Back Expected to be out until at least Sep 4
9/1/2020 Brendan Rodgers 2B Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 9
9/1/2020 Chris Owings 2B Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Sep 9
9/1/2020 Wade Davis RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 5
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
9/1/2020 Pedro Baez RP Groin Expected to be out until at least Sep 10
9/1/2020 Zach Reks LF Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Sep 10
9/1/2020 Justin Turner 3B Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Sep 8
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. Marquez (40-29 career win-loss record) holds a FIP of 3.95 and he has gone up against 2,543 hitters in the majors. His earned run average is 4.36 (291 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.280. He has conceded 606 hits (9.1 hits per 9 innings) and has had 162 walks. Marquez has taken the mound for 600 frames and has earned 614 strikeouts during his 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 14th 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 7th 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 5th in MLB with 9.0 hits per game. Trevor Story is hitting .306 with an on-base percentage of .383. He has 44 hits this season in 144 at bats with 20 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .576 and an OPS+ of 137. Daniel Murphy is hitting .265 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .303. He has totaled 27 hits and he has driven in 15 men in 102 at bats. His OPS+ is 71 while his slugging percentage is at .382. 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
During his career, Gonsolin has surrendered 35 hits while tallying 54 punchouts in 57 frames. He has conceded 14 ER's while earning a WHIP of 0.962 and a FIP of 3.4. He has a SO/W ratio of 2.70 and he has faced 228 opposing batters in his MLB career. Gonsolin (4-2 career mark) holds a 2.20 ERA while conceding 5.5 hits per 9 innings. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.12 and they have given up 109 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .170 against the Dodgers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 157 batters and walked 53 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 6.7 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 2.67. The Dodgers pitchers as a team have surrendered 262 base knocks and 104 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 107 hitters and struck out 332 batters. They give up a walk 2.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.05 while their FIP as a staff is 3.88.
As a team, they are batting .250, good for 14th in the league. The Dodgers hold a .463 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .333, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 8.4 hits per contest. Corey Seager comes into this matchup batting .323 with an OBP of .371. He has 42 hits this year along with 25 RBI in 130 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .600 with an OPS+ of 159. Max Muncy is hitting .209 this season and he has an OBP of .341. He has collected 28 hits in 134 at bats while driving in 20 runs. He has an OPS+ of 110 and a slugging percentage of .433. The Dodgers as a unit have 329 base hits, including 65 doubles and 70 homers. Los Angeles has walked 146 times this year and they have struck out on 310 occasions. They have had 256 men left on base and have an OPS of .796. They have scored 5.59 runs per game and totaled 218 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rockies/Dodgers MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Rockies (+188)
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