Thursday, June 18, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Collin McHugh (6-3) vs. David Hale (2-1)
The Houston Astros head to Coors Field on Thursday to take on the Colorado Rockies. The probable starters are Collin McHugh for the Astros and David Hale for the Rockies. The opening line for this matchup has Houston at -121 and Colorado at +111. The over/under was set at 10.5. The Astros have a 31-33 over/under record and a 39-27 run line mark, meaning they cover 59% of the time. The Rockies are 34-30 against the run line and have a 32-31 over/under record. They cover the spread 53% of the time.
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The Astros come into this game with a 38-28 record, and they are 15-14 away from home. Collin McHugh has a 6-3 record on the season, an earned run average of 5.08 and a 1.33 WHIP. In his starts, the Astros are 8-5 over his 79.2 innings pitched this season while giving up 90 hits during those innings. Against the over/under, the Astros are 8-4 in his starts. The team is averaging 4.9 runs when he starts. The bullpen has given up 131 hits on the season and have a earned run average of 2.60. Teams are hitting .188 against the bullpen while being struck out 216 times and walking 50 times this season. As a team, Houston has allowed 7.99 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.75 batters per nine. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 3.63.
Houston is batting .238 as a team, which is good for 27th in the league and hitting .243 away from home. The Astros on-base percentage sits at .308, which puts them at 21st in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .419. They rank 29th in baseball with 7.92 hits per game and Jose Altuve leads the team with 73.
With a 28-36 overall record, Colorado will come into this game 13-18 at home. David Hale has a record of 2-1 while sporting an earned run average of 4.56 on the year with a 1.09 WHIP. In his starts, the Rockies are 2-2 and he has allowed 25 hits over 25.2 innings pitched this season. Against the over/under, the Rockies are 2-2 when he starts. The team is averaging 6.2 runs when he takes the field. The bullpen has given up 220 hits on the season and have a team earned run average of 4.50. Teams are hitting .262 against the Rockies bullpen while being struck out 177 times and walking 69 times this season. As a team, Colorado has allowed 9.53 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.72 batters per nine. They are 30th in the league in team earned run average at 4.78.
They are batting .267 as a team, which is good for 5th in the league and hitting .300 at home. The Rockies on-base percentage sits at .315, which puts them at 16th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .428. They rank 5th in baseball with 9.17 hits per game and DJ LeMahieu leads the team with 76.
In terms of team defense, the Astros have a fielding percentage of .986 with 35 total errors, 737 assists and 1,777 put outs. For the home team, they hold a .983 team fielding percentage while committing 41 errors, accumulating 712 assists and compiling 1,683 put outs.
Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 31-33 against the over/under so far this season
The Houston Astros are 39-27 against the run line so far this season
Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Colorado Rockies are 32-31 against the over/under so far this season
The Colorado Rockies are 34-30 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
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)
06/09/15 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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