Wednesday, May 11, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Robbie Ray vs. Chad Bettis
The Arizona Diamondbacks visit Coors Field on Wednesday to play the Colorado Rockies. The probable starters are Robbie Ray for the Diamondbacks and Chad Bettis for the Rockies. The opening line for this matchup has Arizona at -105 and Colorado at -105. The over/under was set at 11. The Diamondbacks have a 17-15-2 over/under record and a 16-18-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 47% of the time. The Rockies are 18-14-0 against the run line and have a 17-14-1 over/under record. They cover the spread 56% of the time.
The Diamondbacks head into this matchup with a 16-18 record, including 11-6 on the road. Starting pitcher Robbie Ray has a 1-2 record with an earned run average of 4.70 and a WHIP of 1.63. He has 32 strikeouts over his 30.2 innings pitched and he has given up 34 hits so far this season. He has allowed 10 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.44. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 4.04 and they have given up 124 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .255 against the bullpen while being struck out 110 times and walking 53 times this season. As a team, Arizona has allowed 9.33 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.49 batters per nine. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 4.73. The Diamondbacks pitchers have collectively given up 325 base hits and 165 earned runs. They have allowed 37 home runs this season and they allow 1.1 homers per nine innings as a staff. Arizona as a pitching staff has walked 127 batters and struck out 261. They walk 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.44 and their FIP as a unit is 4.30.
As a team, Arizona is batting .262, good for 9th in the league while putting together a .256 average away from home. The Diamondbacks hold a .449 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .323 which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 6th in baseball with 9.26 hits per game. Paul Goldschmidt comes into this game hitting .234 and his on-base percentage is at .420. He has 26 hits this season along with 17 runs scored and 17 runs batted in. He's struck out 36 times and has walked 35 times. Jean Segura is hitting .341 and he has an on-base percentage of .369. He has totaled 46 hits so far while scoring 18 runs and he's driven in 16. He has walked 4 times and has struck out 17 times. The Diamondbacks have 315 hits, including 62 doubles and 45 home runs. They've stolen 21 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 7 times. Arizona has walked 103 times this season and they've struck out 275 times as a unit. They've left 236 men on base and have a team OPS of .772. They score 4.59 runs per contest and have scored a total of 156 runs so far this year.
Colorado comes into this matchup with a 4-9 home record and a 15-17 overall mark. With an earned run average of 4.40, Chad Bettis has a 3-2 record and a 1.21 WHIP. He has 30 strikeouts over the 43 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 42 hits. He has allowed 8.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.32. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.75 and they have given up 118 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .259 against the Rockies bullpen while being struck out 94 times and walking 40 times this season. As a team, Colorado has allowed 9.38 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.66 batters per nine. They are 28th in the league in team earned run average at 5.06. The Rockies pitchers as a team have surrendered 300 base knocks and 162 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 38 home runs this year and they give up 1.2 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Colorado as a staff has walked 99 hitters and struck out 245. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.39 while their FIP as a staff is 4.21.
As a team, they are batting .276, good for 4th in the league while putting together a .297 average at home. The Rockies hold a .466 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .335 which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 3rd in baseball with 9.75 hits per contest. Carlos Gonzalez comes into this matchup batting .315 and he has an OBP of .360. He has 41 hits this year along with 22 runs scored and 12 RBI. He's struck out 29 times and has walked on 9 occasions. Nolan Arenado is hitting .317 and he has an OBP of .390. He has collected 40 hits so far while he's scored 27 runs and drove in 29. He has earned a walk 14 times and has punched out 15 times. The Rockies as a unit have 313 base hits, including 69 doubles and 42 homers. They have 17 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 14 times. Colorado as a team has walked 100 times this year and they have struck out 258 times. They've had 210 men left on base and have an OPS of .803. They score 5.22 runs per game and have totaled 167 runs so far this season.
Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 17-15-2 against the over/under so far this season
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 16-18-0 against the run line so far this season
Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Colorado Rockies are 17-14-1 against the over/under so far this season
The Colorado Rockies are 18-14-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
04/04/16 P Josh Collment Shoulder 15-day DL (3/28)
04/02/16 CF A.J. Pollock Elbow 60-day DL (4/2)
05/07/16 C Nick Hundley Oblique 15-day DL (5/6)
04/27/16 P Jorge DeLaRosa Groin 15-day DL (4/27)
04/23/16 P Miguel Castro Shoulder 15-day DL (4/18)
04/10/16 P Adam Ottavino Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Jairo Diaz Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Jason Motte Shoulder 15-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Tyler Anderson Oblique 15-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Tyler Matzek Personal 15-day DL (3/25)
04/03/16 2B Daniel Descalso Hand 15-day DL (3/25)
Josh's Pick: Take the Rockies
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