Colorado Rockies vs Los Angeles Dodgers Prediction, 9/6/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Colorado Rockies vs Los Angeles Dodgers
Date: Sunday, September 6, 2020
Location: Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Rockies (+225) Dodgers (-252)
Dodger Stadium is the venue where Mookie Betts and the Los Angeles Dodgers (30-10, 1st in NL West) will play the Colorado Rockies (18-20, 3rd in NL West) on Sunday. The Dodgers open this matchup at -252 while the Rockies are coming in at +225. The total opens at 9.5. The starting pitchers are Ryan Castellani and Julio Urias.
Key Colorado Rockies Injuries
9/5/2020 David Dahl CF Back Expected to be out until at least Sep 7
9/5/2020 Wade Davis RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 11
9/4/2020 Jon Gray SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 13
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
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 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
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 18-20 overall record this season. Castellani (1-2 mark in his career) sits with a FIP of 6.31 while facing 101 batters. His earned run average is 4.85 (13 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.203. He has surrendered 21 base knocks (7.8 hits per 9 innings) and has had 8 free passes. Castellani has taken the mound for 24 frames and has racked up 18 punchouts. 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 10.2 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 5.65. The Rockies pitchers collectively have given up 380 base hits and 211 earned runs. They have allowed 54 home runs this season, ranking them 7th in the league. Colorado as a pitching staff has walked 105 batters and struck out 265. They have walked 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.44 and their FIP as a unit is 4.80.
As a team Colorado is hitting .261, good for 8th in the league. The Rockies hold a .424 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325, which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 6th in MLB with 8.9 hits per game. Nolan Arenado is hitting .255 with an on-base percentage of .312. He has 35 hits this season in 137 at bats with 20 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .460 and an OPS+ of 91. Ryan McMahon is hitting .211 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .311. He has totaled 24 hits and he has driven in 18 men in 114 at bats. His OPS+ is 80 while his slugging percentage is at .412. The Rockies have 340 hits, including 50 doubles and 47 home runs. Colorado has walked 124 times so far this season and they have struck out 325 times as a unit. They have left 262 men on base and have a team OPS of .748. They score 4.95 runs per contest and have scored a total of 188 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Urias (12-7 record in his career) has earned a 3.19 ERA and has allowed 8.1 hits per 9 innings. His SO/W ratio is 2.63 and he has gone up against 916 hitters during his MLB career. During his MLB career, Urias has allowed 196 base knocks while he has earned 216 strikeouts in 217 innings. He has allowed a total of 77 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.281 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.5. 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 2.75. The Dodgers pitchers as a team have surrendered 269 base knocks and 110 earned runs this season. They have given up 46 home runs this year, which ranks 19th in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 109 hitters and struck out 339 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 3.97.
As a team, they are batting .254, good for 11th in the league. The Dodgers hold a .473 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .335, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 10th in MLB with 8.6 hits per contest. Mookie Betts comes into this matchup batting .309 with an OBP of .385. He has 46 hits this year along with 30 RBI in 149 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .624 with an OPS+ of 169. Cody Bellinger is hitting .226 this season and he has an OBP of .302. He has collected 33 hits in 146 at bats while driving in 22 runs. He has an OPS+ of 105 and a slugging percentage of .466. The Dodgers as a unit have 344 base hits, including 65 doubles and 75 homers. Los Angeles has walked 147 times this year and they have struck out on 315 occasions. They have had 261 men left on base and have an OPS of .807. They have scored 5.7 runs per game and totaled 228 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rockies/Dodgers MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Rockies (+225)
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