Los Angeles Dodgers vs Colorado Rockies Prediction, 9/17/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Dodgers vs Colorado Rockies
Date: Thursday, September 17, 2020
Location: Coors Field in Denver, CO
Odds/Point Spread: Dodgers (-161) Rockies (+148)
Cody Bellinger and the Los Angeles Dodgers (34-15, 1st in NL West) travel to Coors Field on Thursday where they'll meet the Colorado Rockies (22-25, 4th in NL West). The Dodgers open this matchup at -161 while the Rockies are priced at +148. The total is set at 11.5. The expected starting pitchers will be Julio Urias and Kyle Freeland.
Key Los Angeles Dodgers Injuries
9/16/2020 Joc Pederson LF Bereavement List Expected to be out until at least Sep 19
9/16/2020 Walker Buehler SP Finger Expected to be out until at least Sep 26
9/16/2020 Caleb Ferguson RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 26
9/15/2020 Zach Reks LF Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Sep 22
8/22/2020 Edwin Uceta RP Not Injury Related Suspended until Sep 17
7/21/2020 Jimmy Nelson SP Back Out for the season
Key Colorado Rockies Injuries
9/16/2020 Chris Owings 2B Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Sep 17
9/16/2020 Jon Gray SP Shoulder Out for the season
9/16/2020 Brendan Rodgers 2B Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 18
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
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Dodgers have a 34-15 overall record this season. Urias (12-7 career record) sits with a FIP of 3.54 and he has faced 958 opposing hitters in the majors. His earned run average is 3.25 (82 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.286. He has surrendered 204 base knocks (8.1 hits per nine innings) and has 88 free passes. Urias has pitched in 227 innings and has accounted for 225 strikeouts during his pro baseball career. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.75 and they have given up 159 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .189 against the bullpen and they've struck out 201 hitters and walked 63 batters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 7.1 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 2.98. The Dodgers pitchers collectively have given up 346 base hits and 146 earned runs. They have allowed 56 home runs this season, ranking them 24th in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 126 batters and struck out 417. They have walked 2.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.07 and their FIP as a unit is 3.96.
As a team Los Angeles is hitting .253, good for 12th in the league. The Dodgers hold a .469 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .335, which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 10th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Cody Bellinger is hitting .215 with an on-base percentage of .294. He has 39 hits this season in 181 at bats with 23 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .409 and an OPS+ of 89. Mookie Betts is hitting .304 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .380. He has totaled 55 hits and he has driven in 35 men in 181 at bats. His OPS+ is 162 while his slugging percentage is at .602. The Dodgers have 422 hits, including 78 doubles and 91 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 186 times so far this season and they have struck out 400 times as a unit. They have left 324 men on base and have a team OPS of .803. They score 5.55 runs per contest and have scored a total of 272 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Colorado has a 22-25 overall mark this year. Freeland (33-30 career mark) holds a 4.08 earned run average while surrendering 9.3 hits per nine innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.11 and he has faced 2,241 hitters so far in his pro baseball career. During his pro baseball career, Freeland has conceded 535 base knocks while he has totaled 397 strikeouts in 519 innings pitched. He has allowed 235 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.393 and having a FIP of 4.5. The bullpen has an earned run average of 6.82 and they have given up 195 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .265 against the Rockies bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 144 batters and walked 64 opposing hitters. As a team, Colorado allows 9.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 7 batters per nine innings. They are 28th in the league in team earned run average at 5.4. The Rockies pitchers as a team have surrendered 451 base knocks and 250 earned runs this season. They have given up 66 home runs this year, which ranks 12th in Major League Baseball. Colorado as a staff has walked 144 hitters and struck out 322 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.43 while their FIP as a staff is 4.97.
As a team, they are batting .258, good for 9th in the league. The Rockies hold a .418 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .317, which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 6th in MLB with 8.9 hits per contest. Ryan McMahon comes into this matchup batting .212 with an OBP of .300. He has 28 hits this year along with 20 RBI in 132 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .409 with an OPS+ of 76. Charlie Blackmon is hitting .326 this season and he has an OBP of .383. He has collected 57 hits in 175 at bats while driving in 37 runs. He has an OPS+ of 120 and a slugging percentage of .497. The Rockies as a unit have 416 base hits, including 62 doubles and 57 homers. Colorado has walked 141 times this year and they have struck out on 427 occasions. They have had 312 men left on base and have an OPS of .735. They have scored 4.77 runs per game and totaled 224 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Dodgers/Rockies MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Dodgers (-161)
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