Monday, September 21, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: A.J. Burnett (8-5) vs. Jonathan Gray (0-1)
The Colorado Rockies host the Pittsburgh Pirates at Coors Field on Monday. The probable starters are A.J. Burnett for the Pirates and Jonathan Gray for the Rockies. The opening line for this matchup has Pittsburgh at -145 and Colorado at +135. The over/under was set at 10.5. The Pirates have a 70-66 over/under record and a 65-83 run line mark, meaning they cover 44% of the time. The Rockies are 75-73 against the run line and have a 76-68 over/under record. They cover the spread 51% of the time.
The Pirates come into this game with a 88-60 record, and they are 38-35 away from home. A.J. Burnett has an earned run average of 3.15 and is 8-5 so far on the season while having a 1.34 WHIP. In his starts, the Pirates are 12-11 over his 145.2 innings pitched this season while giving up 156 hits during those innings. Against the over/under, the Pirates are 12-10 in his starts. He is getting 4.2 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has given up 418 hits on the season and have an earned run average of 2.69. Teams are hitting .234 against the bullpen while being struck out 420 times and walking 148 times this season. As a team, Pittsburgh has allowed 8.46 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.02 batters per nine. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 3.22.
As a team, Pittsburgh is batting .259, good for 8th in the league while putting together a .256 average away from home. The Pirates on-base percentage sits at .322, which puts them at 10th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .394. They rank 8th in baseball with 8.99 hits per game and Andrew McCutchen leads the team with 154.
With a 63-85 overall record, Colorado will come into this game 33-40 at home. Jonathan Gray is starting this game 0-1 for the season with an earned run average of 5.00 and a WHIP of 1.56. In his starts, the Rockies are 1-7 and he has allowed 43 hits over 36 innings pitched this season. Against the over/under, the Rockies are 5-3 when he starts. He is getting 4.2 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has given up 532 hits on the season and have a team earned run average of 4.68. Teams are hitting .264 against the Rockies bullpen while being struck out 439 times and walking 221 times this season. As a team, Colorado has allowed 9.84 hits per nine innings while striking out 7 batters per nine. They are 30th in the league in team earned run average at 4.97.
As a team, they are batting .265, good for 7th in the league while putting together a .303 average 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 .432. They rank 6th in baseball with 9.1 hits per game and Nolan Arenado leads the team with 161.
In terms of team defense, the Pirates have a fielding percentage of .981 with 114 total errors, 1,727 assists and 4,085 put outs. For the home team, they hold a .984 team fielding percentage while committing 89 errors, accumulating 1,655 assists and compiling 3,906 put outs.
Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 70-66 against the over/under so far this season
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 65-83 against the run line so far this season
Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Colorado Rockies are 76-68 against the over/under so far this season
The Colorado Rockies are 75-73 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
09/17/15 SS Jung Ho Kang Knee out for season
09/02/15 P Casey Sadler Forearm Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (9/1)
08/08/15 P Deolis Guerra Knee Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (8/7)
07/19/15 CF Gorkys Hernandez Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/13)
06/24/15 RF Corey Hart Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (6/22)
05/07/15 LF Andrew Lambo Plantar Fasciitis Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/4)
04/06/15 P Brandon Cumpton Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27)
09/10/15 C Nick Hundley Neck Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (9/6), out for season
08/20/15 C Michael McKenry Knee Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (8/19); out for season
07/10/15 P David Hale Groin Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/9)
06/18/15 P Brooks Brown Shoulder 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
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)
Josh's Pick: Take the Pirates
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