Los Angeles Dodgers vs Colorado Rockies Prediction, 9/19/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Dodgers vs Colorado Rockies
Date: Saturday, September 19, 2020
Location: Coors Field in Denver, CO
Odds/Point Spread: Dodgers (-217) Rockies (+197)
Justin Turner and the Los Angeles Dodgers (36-15, 1st in NL West) are headed to Coors Field on Saturday where they'll meet the Colorado Rockies (22-27, 4th in NL West). The Dodgers open this contest at -217 while the Rockies are coming in at +197. The O/U opens at 13. The pitchers taking the mound will be Clayton Kershaw and Chi Chi Gonzalez.
Key Los Angeles Dodgers Injuries
9/18/2020 A.J LF Hamstring Probable for Sep 18
9/18/2020 Edwin Uceta RP Not Injury Related Suspended until 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
7/21/2020 Jimmy Nelson SP Back Out for the season
Key Colorado Rockies Injuries
9/18/2020 Chris Owings 2B Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Sep 18
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 36-15 overall record this season. Kershaw (174-76 mark in his career) has earned a FIP of 2.83 and he has faced 9,138 hitters during his time in the major leagues. His earned run average is 2.44 (629 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.003. He has allowed 1,744 base knocks (6.8 hits per nine innings) and has had 585 walks. Kershaw has taken the hill for 2,321 innings and has accounted for 2,517 strikeouts in his pro baseball career. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.73 and they have given up 166 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .187 against the bullpen and they've struck out 210 hitters and walked 66 batters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.4 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 357 base hits and 152 earned runs. They have allowed 59 home runs this season, ranking them 20th in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 130 batters and struck out 429. They have walked 2.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.06 and their FIP as a unit is 3.98.
As a team Los Angeles is hitting .254, good for 11th in the league. The Dodgers hold a .470 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .335, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 9th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Justin Turner is hitting .295 with an on-base percentage of .391. He has 38 hits this season in 129 at bats with 21 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .411 and an OPS+ of 120. Corey Seager is hitting .309 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .357. He has totaled 56 hits and he has driven in 36 men in 181 at bats. His OPS+ is 155 while his slugging percentage is at .602. The Dodgers have 441 hits, including 83 doubles and 95 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 195 times so far this season and they have struck out 417 times as a unit. They have left 336 men on base and have a team OPS of .805. They score 5.65 runs per contest and have scored a total of 288 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Gonzalez (6-15 career record) has a 5.13 earned run average while allowing 8.4 hits per 9 innings. His SO/W ratio is 1.15 and he has gone up against 666 hitters so far in his MLB career. During his career, Gonzalez has allowed 139 hits and he has 93 strikeouts in 149 frames. He has allowed 85 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.475 and a FIP of 5.5. The bullpen has an earned run average of 6.83 and they have given up 200 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .264 against the Rockies bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 149 batters and walked 68 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 5.41. The Rockies pitchers as a team have surrendered 468 base knocks and 261 earned runs this season. They have given up 68 home runs this year, which ranks 12th in Major League Baseball. Colorado as a staff has walked 154 hitters and struck out 338 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.43 while their FIP as a staff is 4.95.
As a team, they are batting .255, good for 10th in the league. The Rockies hold a .412 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .313, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 6th in MLB with 8.8 hits per contest. Nolan Arenado comes into this matchup batting .256 with an OBP of .308. He has 45 hits this year along with 25 RBI in 176 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .443 with an OPS+ of 86. Trevor Story is hitting .302 this season and he has an OBP of .374. He has collected 58 hits in 192 at bats while driving in 25 runs. He has an OPS+ of 133 and a slugging percentage of .568. The Rockies as a unit have 430 base hits, including 64 doubles and 58 homers. Colorado has walked 141 times this year and they have struck out on 440 occasions. They have had 324 men left on base and have an OPS of .725. They have scored 4.65 runs per game and totaled 228 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Dodgers/Rockies MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Dodgers (-217)
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