Thursday, July 2, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Christopher Rusin (3-2) vs. Jeremy Hellickson (5-5)
The Colorado Rockies take on the Arizona Diamondbacks on Thursday at Chase Field. Christopher Rusin is the probable starter for the Rockies and he'll face Jeremy Hellickson of the Diamondbacks. The opening line for this matchup has Colorado at +127 and Arizona at -137. The over/under was set at 9. The Rockies have a 41-34 over/under record and a 40-37 run line mark, meaning they cover 52% of the time. The Diamondbacks have a 40-33 over/under record and a 41-36 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 53% of the time.
The Rockies head into this matchup with a 34-43 record, including 17-21 on the road. Starting pitcher Christopher Rusin holds a 3-2 record with an earned run average of 4.69 and a WHIP of 1.59. The Rockies are 2-4 over his 40.1 innings pitched and he's also given up 52 hits over that time period. The Rockies are also 4-2 against the over/under in his starts. His teammates are averaging 5.2 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 4.77 and they've given up 263 hits on the season. Teams are hitting .265 against the bullpen while being struck out 216 times and walking 85 times this season. As a team, Colorado has allowed 9.79 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.72 batters per nine. They are 30th in the league in team earned run average at 4.92.
Colorado ranks 4th in the league in team batting average at .269 while hitting .240 on the road. Ranked at 14th in the league in on-base percentage, the Rockies sit at .318 and they hold a .432 team slugging percentage. They rank 4th in baseball with 9.19 hits per game and Nolan Arenado leads the team with 83.
With a 19-19 home record, Arizona will hope to improve on their 37-40 overall mark. With an earned run average of 5.38, Jeremy Hellickson will come into this game holding a 5-5 record and a 1.42 WHIP. The Diamondbacks have a record of 6-9 over the 83.2 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 94 hits. The Diamondbacks are also 7-6 against the over/under in his starts. His teammates score an average of 4.1 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 3.83 and they have given up 257 hits on the season. Teams are hitting .252 against the Diamondbacks bullpen while being struck out 223 times and walking 99 times this season. As a team, Arizona has allowed 9.06 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.96 batters per nine. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 4.32.
They rank 7th in the league in team batting average with a .261 average while hitting .259 at home. Ranked at 10th in the league in on-base percentage, the Diamondbacks sit at .321 and they hold a .398 team slugging percentage. They rank 5th in baseball with 9.14 hits per game and Paul Goldschmidt leads the team with 96.
The Rockies have committed 46 errors and have combined for 869 assists and 2,025 put outs leading to a .984 team fielding percentage. For the home team, they hold a .987 team fielding percentage while committing 40 errors, accumulating 816 assists and compiling 2,107 put outs.
Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Colorado Rockies are 41-34 against the over/under so far this season
The Colorado Rockies are 40-37 against the run line so far this season
Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 40-33 against the over/under so far this season
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 41-36 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
07/01/15 P Christian Bergman Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/30)
07/01/15 P John Axford Personal out indefinitely
07/01/15 SS Troy Tulowitzki Rest is not expected to be in the starting lineup Wednesday vs. Oakland Athletics
06/18/15 P Brooks Brown Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/17)
06/18/15 LF Corey Dickerson Foot 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 15 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)
06/16/15 CF Ender Inciarte Hamstring Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/16)
06/04/15 P Archie Bradley Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/4)
05/30/15 C Tuffy Gosewisch Knee Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/28), out for season
04/22/15 C Gerald Laird Back Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/9)
04/05/15 P David Hernandez Elbow Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (3/27)
04/05/15 C Oscar Hernandez Hand Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27)
04/05/15 P Patrick Corbin Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27)
Josh's Pick: Take the Diamondbacks
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