Wednesday, June 17, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Brett Oberholtzer (1-1) vs. Kyle Kendrick (2-8)
The Houston Astros take on the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday at Coors Field. Brett Oberholtzer is the probable starter for the Astros and he'll face Kyle Kendrick of the Rockies. The opening line for this matchup has Houston at +105 and Colorado at -115. The over/under was set at 10.5. The Astros have a 30-33 over/under record and a 38-27 run line mark, meaning they cover 59% of the time. The Rockies have a 31-31 over/under record and a 34-29 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 54% of the time.
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The Astros come into this game with a 37-28 record, and they are 15-14 away from home. Brett Oberholtzer has a 1-1 record on the season, an earned run average of 2.25 and a 1.50 WHIP. The Astros are 3-1 over his 20 innings pitched and he's also given up 21 hits over that time period. The Astros are also 2-2 against the over/under in his starts. His teammates are averaging 5.2 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.66 and they have given up 129 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .189 against the bullpen while being struck out 210 times and walking 48 times this season. As a team, Houston has allowed 7.98 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.67 batters per nine. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 3.61.
Houston ranks 27th in the league in team batting average at .237 while hitting .243 on the road. The Astros hold a .416 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .306 which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 29th in baseball with 7.88 hits per game and Jose Altuve leads the team with 72.
With a 28-35 overall record, Colorado will come into this game 13-18 at home. Kyle Kendrick has a record of 2-8 while sporting an earned run average of 5.87 on the year with a 1.41 WHIP. The Rockies have a record of 3-10 over the 79.2 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 87 hits. The Rockies are also 8-5 against the over/under in his starts. His teammates score an average of 4.4 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.54 and they have given up 218 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .264 against the Rockies bullpen while being struck out 171 times and walking 67 times this season. As a team, Colorado has allowed 9.49 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.66 batters per nine. They are 30th in the league in team earned run average at 4.72.
They rank 4th in the league in team batting average with a .267 average while hitting .300 at home. The Rockies hold a .427 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .315 which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 4th in baseball with 9.17 hits per game and DJ LeMahieu leads the team with 75.
Houston has a team fielding percentage of .986 after having committed 35 errors with 729 assists and 1,750 put outs for the season. For the home team, they hold a .983 team fielding percentage while committing 40 errors, accumulating 702 assists and compiling 1,659 put outs.
Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 30-33 against the over/under so far this season
The Houston Astros are 38-27 against the run line so far this season
Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Colorado Rockies are 31-31 against the over/under so far this season
The Colorado Rockies are 34-29 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
06/16/15 2B Jose Altuve Hamstring is upgraded to expected to be in the starting lineup Tuesday 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)
06/16/15 LF Corey Dickerson Foot is upgraded to expected to be in the starting lineup Tuesday 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)
Guy's Pick: Take the Astros
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