Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Minute Maid Park
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Probable Pitchers: Christopher Rusin (2-1) vs. Vincent Velasquez (0-0)
The Colorado Rockies visit Minute Maid Park on Tuesday to play the Houston Astros. The probable starters are Christopher Rusin for the Rockies and Vincent Velasquez for the Astros. The opening line for this matchup has Colorado at +145 and Houston at -155. The over/under was set at 8.5. The Rockies have a 30-31 over/under record and a 34-28 run line mark, meaning they cover 55% of the time. The Astros have a 29-33 over/under record and a 37-27 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 58% of the time.
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The Rockies head into this matchup with a 28-34 record, including 15-16 on the road. Christopher Rusin has an earned run average of 3.38 and is 2-1 so far on the season while having a 1.46 WHIP. The Rockies are 1-2 over his 24 innings pitched and he's also given up 26 hits over that time period. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 1-2. He is getting 3.7 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 4.57 and they've given up 216 hits on the season. Opposing teams are hitting .265 against the Rockies bullpen while walking 66 times and striking out 167 times. Colorado is averaging 6.61 strikeouts per game while getting 9.48 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 30th in baseball in team earned run average at 4.69.
As a team, Colorado is batting .269, good for 4th in the league while putting together a .237 average away from home. Ranked at 14th in the league in on-base percentage, the Rockies sit at .316 and they hold a .431 team slugging percentage. DJ LeMahieu leads the team in hits with 75 while the team ranks 4th in baseball with 9.24 hits per game.
With a 21-14 home record, Houston will hope to improve on their 36-28 overall mark. Vincent Velasquez is starting this game 0-0 for the season with an earned run average of 0.00 and a WHIP of 1.40. The Astros have a record of 0-1 over the 5 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 3 hits. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 0-1. He is getting 1 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 2.69 and they have given up 128 hits on the season. Opposing teams are hitting .190 against the Astros bullpen while walking 48 times and striking out 209 times. Houston is averaging 7.71 strikeouts per game while getting 8.02 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 9th in the league in team earned run average at 3.62.
As a team, they are batting .236, good for 28th in the league while putting together a .230 average at Safeco Field. Ranked at 22nd in the league in on-base percentage, the Astros sit at .306 and they hold a .414 team slugging percentage. Jose Altuve leads the team in hits with 72 while the team ranks 29th in baseball with 7.86 hits a game.
The Rockies have committed 40 errors and have combined for 694 assists and 1,635 put outs leading to a .983 team fielding percentage. The Astros have committed 34 errors on the season with 713 assists and 1,723 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .986 on the year.
Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Colorado Rockies are 30-31 against the over/under so far this season
The Colorado Rockies are 34-28 against the run line so far this season
Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 29-33 against the over/under so far this season
The Houston Astros are 37-27 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
06/14/15 LF Corey Dickerson Foot "?" Monday vs. Houston Astros
06/09/15 P Rafael Betancourt Vertigo Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/7)
06/01/15 P Jordan Lyles Toe Injury is on the 15 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)
06/15/15 2B Jose Altuve Hamstring is downgraded to not expected to be in the starting lineup Monday vs. Colorado Rockies
05/29/15 P Scott Feldman Knee Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/27)
05/19/15 P Samuel Deduno Back Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/14)
04/28/15 SS Jed Lowrie Thumb Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/28)
04/17/15 P Brad Peacock Side Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/14)
Tony's Pick: Take the Astros
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