Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Chase Anderson (6-5) vs. Jonathan Gray (0-0)
The Colorado Rockies host the Arizona Diamondbacks at Coors Field on Wednesday. The probable starters are Chase Anderson for the Diamondbacks and Jonathan Gray for the Rockies. The opening line for this matchup has Arizona at +100 and Colorado at -110. The over/under was set at 10.5. The Diamondbacks have a 67-56 over/under record and a 68-63 run line mark, meaning they cover 52% of the time. The Rockies have a 67-58 over/under record and a 65-64 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 50% of the time.
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The Diamondbacks head into this matchup with a 63-68 record, including 32-33 on the road. Chase Anderson has an earned run average of 4.22 and is 6-5 so far on the season while having a 1.30 WHIP. In his starts, the Diamondbacks are 10-13 over his 134.1 innings pitched this season while giving up 140 hits during those innings. Against the over/under, the Diamondbacks are 9-14 in his starts. His teammates are averaging 3.7 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has given up 425 hits on the season and have an earned run average of 3.45. Opposing teams are hitting .242 against the Diamondbacks bullpen while walking 163 times and striking out 387 times. Arizona is averaging 7.21 strikeouts per game while getting 8.91 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 20th in baseball in team earned run average at 4.03.
Arizona ranks 6th in the league in team batting average at .265 while hitting .261 on the road. The Diamondbacks on-base percentage sits at .324, which puts them at 8th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .407. A.J. Pollock leads the team in hits with 156 while the team ranks 2nd in baseball with 9.31 hits per game.
With a 28-36 home record, Colorado will hope to improve on their 53-76 overall mark. Jonathan Gray is starting this game 0-0 for the season with an earned run average of 6.00 and a WHIP of 1.52. In his starts, the Rockies are 0-5 and he has allowed 25 hits over 21 innings pitched this season. Against the over/under, the Rockies are 4-1 when he starts. His teammates score an average of 4.6 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has given up 464 hits on the season and have a team earned run average of 4.84. Opposing teams are hitting .267 against the Rockies bullpen while walking 191 times and striking out 372 times. Colorado is averaging 6.94 strikeouts per game while getting 9.96 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 30th in the league in team earned run average at 5.1.
They rank 4th in the league in team batting average with a .267 average while hitting .300 at home. The Rockies on-base percentage sits at .318, which puts them at 14th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .435. Charlie Blackmon leads the team in hits with 142 while the team ranks 6th in baseball with 9.13 hits a game.
In terms of team defense, the Diamondbacks have a fielding percentage of .988 with 63 total errors, 1,413 assists and 3,581 put outs. The Rockies have committed 75 errors on the season with 1,449 assists and 3,386 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .985 on the year.
Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 67-56 against the over/under so far this season
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 68-63 against the run line so far this season
Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Colorado Rockies are 67-58 against the over/under so far this season
The Colorado Rockies are 65-64 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
09/01/15 2B Aaron Hill Hand is downgraded to not expected to be in the starting lineup Game #1 Tuesday vs. Colorado Rockies
09/01/15 LF David Peralta Rest is not expected to be in the starting lineup Game #1 Tuesday vs. Colorado Rockies
08/20/15 P Jeremy Hellickson Hamstring Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/19)
05/30/15 C Tuffy Gosewisch Knee Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/28), out for season
09/01/15 RF Carlos Gonzalez Rest is not expected to be in the starting lineup Game #1 Tuesday vs. Arizona Diamondbacks
08/20/15 C Michael McKenry Knee Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (8/19); out for season
08/15/15 P Boone Logan Elbow Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/12)
08/01/15 LF Corey Dickerson Ribs Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/31)
08/01/15 P Kyle Kendrick Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/1), expected to be activated & start Tuesday vs. Arizona Diamondbacks
07/10/15 P David Hale Groin Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/9)
06/18/15 P Brooks Brown Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/17)
06/01/15 P Jordan Lyles Toe Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (6/1); out for season
05/30/15 1B Justin Morneau Concussion Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/29)
04/28/15 P Adam Ottavino Tricep Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/26)
04/04/15 P Tyler Chatwood Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/1)
Josh's Pick: Take the Diamondbacks
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