Los Angeles Dodgers vs Colorado Rockies Prediction, 9/18/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Dodgers vs Colorado Rockies
Date: Friday, September 18, 2020
Location: Coors Field in Denver, CO
Odds/Point Spread: Dodgers (-170) Rockies (+148)
Coors Field is the venue where Charlie Blackmon and the Colorado Rockies (22-26, 4th in NL West) will take on the Los Angeles Dodgers (35-15, 1st in NL West) on Friday. The Dodgers open this matchup at -170 while the Rockies are priced at +148. The total is set at 13. The starting pitchers will be Mitch White and Ryan Castellani.
Key Los Angeles Dodgers Injuries
9/17/2020 A.J LF Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Sep 18
9/17/2020 Caleb Ferguson RP Elbow Out for the season
9/16/2020 Walker Buehler SP Finger 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 Jon Gray SP Shoulder Out for the season
9/16/2020 Brendan Rodgers 2B Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 18
9/16/2020 Chris Owings 2B Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Sep 17
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 35-15 overall record this season. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.73 and they have given up 164 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .188 against the bullpen and they've struck out 208 hitters and walked 66 batters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 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 2.98. The Dodgers pitchers collectively have given up 352 base hits and 149 earned runs. They have allowed 58 home runs this season, ranking them 20th in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 130 batters and struck out 425. 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 3.98.
As a team Los Angeles is hitting .253, good for 11th in the league. The Dodgers hold a .468 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .334, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 10th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Mookie Betts is hitting .306 with an on-base percentage of .381. He has 57 hits this season in 186 at bats with 35 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .597 and an OPS+ of 161. Cody Bellinger is hitting .216 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .293. He has totaled 40 hits and he has driven in 24 men in 185 at bats. His OPS+ is 88 while his slugging percentage is at .405. The Dodgers have 430 hits, including 80 doubles and 93 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 189 times so far this season and they have struck out 410 times as a unit. They have left 329 men on base and have a team OPS of .802. They score 5.58 runs per contest and have scored a total of 279 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rockies bullpen has an earned run average of 6.72 and they have given up 195 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .263 against the Rockies bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 147 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 27th in the league in team earned run average at 5.35. The Rockies pitchers as a team have surrendered 457 base knocks and 253 earned runs this season. They have given up 66 home runs this year, which ranks 13th in Major League Baseball. Colorado as a staff has walked 148 hitters and struck out 331 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.42 while their FIP as a staff is 4.91.
As a team, they are batting .258, good for 8th in the league. The Rockies hold a .415 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .316, which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 6th in MLB with 8.9 hits per contest. Charlie Blackmon comes into this matchup batting .318 with an OBP of .375. He has 57 hits this year along with 37 RBI in 179 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .486 with an OPS+ of 115. Ryan McMahon is hitting .216 this season and he has an OBP of .303. He has collected 29 hits in 134 at bats while driving in 20 runs. He has an OPS+ of 78 and a slugging percentage of .410. The Rockies as a unit have 425 base hits, including 63 doubles and 57 homers. Colorado has walked 141 times this year and they have struck out on 436 occasions. They have had 320 men left on base and have an OPS of .731. They have scored 4.69 runs per game and totaled 225 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Dodgers/Rockies MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Dodgers (-170)
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