Friday, July 17, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Jorge De La Rosa (6-3) vs. James Shields (7-3)
The Colorado Rockies head to Petco Park on Friday to take on the San Diego Padres. The Rockies send Jorge De La Rosa to the mound to face James Shields of the Padres. The opening line for this matchup has Colorado at +128 and San Diego at -138. The over/under was set at 6.5. The Rockies have a 45-40 over/under record and a 46-42 run line mark, meaning they cover 52% of the time. The Padres are 46-44 against the run line and have a 49-37 over/under record. They cover the spread 51% of the time.
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The Rockies come into this game with a 39-49 record, and they are 18-25 away from home. Jorge De La Rosa has an earned run average of 4.34 and is 6-3 so far on the season while having a 1.42 WHIP. In his starts, the Rockies are 9-5 over his 76.2 innings pitched this season while giving up 70 hits during those innings. The Rockies are also 6-8 against the over/under in his starts. The team is averaging 4.6 runs when he starts. The bullpen has given up 309 hits on the season and have a earned run average of 4.52. Opposing teams are hitting .265 against the Rockies bullpen while walking 104 times and striking out 251 times. Colorado is averaging 6.83 strikeouts per game while getting 9.77 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 29th in baseball in team earned run average at 4.82.
Colorado is batting .272 as a team, which is good for 3rd in the league and hitting .236 away from home. The Rockies on-base percentage sits at .321, which puts them at 10th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .436. Charlie Blackmon leads the team in hits with 98 while the team ranks 4th in baseball with 9.32 hits per game.
With a 41-49 overall record, San Diego will come into this game 18-22 at home. James Shields is starting this game 7-3 for the season with an earned run average of 4.01 and a WHIP of 1.29. In his starts, the Padres are 10-9 and he has allowed 110 hits over 116.2 innings pitched this season. The Padres are also 13-5 against the over/under in his starts. The team is averaging 5.1 runs when he takes the field. The bullpen has given up 251 hits on the season and have a team earned run average of 3.73. Opposing teams are hitting .240 against the Padres bullpen while walking 96 times and striking out 251 times. San Diego is averaging 8.27 strikeouts per game while getting 8.62 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 19th in the league in team earned run average at 3.95.
They are batting .238 as a team, which is good for 28th in the league and hitting .237 at home. The Padres on-base percentage sits at .294, which puts them at 29th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .368. Matt Kemp leads the team in hits with 87 while the team ranks 24th in baseball with 8.14 hits a game.
In terms of team defense, the Rockies have a fielding percentage of .985 with 52 total errors, 992 assists and 2,314 put outs. The Padres have committed 52 errors on the season with 868 assists and 2,415 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .984 on the year.
Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Colorado Rockies are 45-40 against the over/under so far this season
The Colorado Rockies are 46-42 against the run line so far this season
San Diego Padres Betting Trends
The San Diego Padres are 49-37 against the over/under so far this season
The San Diego Padres are 46-44 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
07/10/15 P David Hale Groin Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/9)
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
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 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)
San Diego Padres
06/30/15 2B Cory Spangenberg Knee Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/28)
06/16/15 CF Wil Myers Wrist Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/14)
05/06/15 P Brandon Morrow Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/3)
04/06/15 P Cory Luebke Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/4)
04/06/15 P Josh Johnson Elbow Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/4)
04/04/15 C Tim Federowicz Knee Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/26)
Guy's Pick: Take the Rockies
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