Thursday, July 21, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Mike Foltynewicz vs. Chad Bettis
The Atlanta Braves head to Coors Field on Thursday to take on the Colorado Rockies. The probable pitchers are Mike Foltynewicz for the Braves and Chad Bettis for the Rockies. The opening line for this game has Atlanta at +155 and Colorado at -165. The over/under is 12. The Braves have a 42-46-6 over/under mark and a 43-51-0 run line record, meaning they cover 46% of the time. The Rockies are 48-45-0 against the run line and have a 44-46-3 over/under record. They cover the spread 52% of the time.
The Braves head into this game with a 33-61 record, and they are 19-25 on the road. Starting pitcher Mike Foltynewicz has a 3-3 record with an ERA of 3.70 and a WHIP of 1.18. He has 50 strikeouts during his 56 innings pitched and he has given up 53 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 8.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.78. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 4.19 and they have allowed 314 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .254 against the pen while they've been struck out 318 times and walked 156 times this year. As a unit, Atlanta has given up 8.69 base hits per nine innings while striking out 7.69 hitters per nine. They are 18th in the Majors in team earned run average at 4.33. The Braves pitchers have collectively given up 825 base hits and 411 earned runs. They have allowed 101 home runs this season and they allow 1.1 homers per nine innings as a staff. Atlanta as a pitching staff has walked 316 batters and struck out 730. They walk 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.34 and their FIP as a unit is 4.22.
As a team, Atlanta is hitting .237, good for 29th in the league while putting together a .234 average on the road. The Braves have a .348 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .301 which is good for 28th in the league. They rank 25th in baseball with 8.11 hits per contest. Freddie Freeman comes into this game hitting .274 and his on-base percentage is at .361. He has 96 hits this season along with 44 runs scored and 34 runs batted in. He's struck out 106 times and has walked 43 times. Nick Markakis is hitting .260 and he has an on-base percentage of .336. He has totaled 92 hits so far while scoring 38 runs and he's driven in 47. He has walked 41 times and has struck out 57 times. The Braves have 762 hits, including 152 doubles and 58 home runs. They've stolen 49 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 21 times. Atlanta has walked 266 times this season and they've struck out 726 times as a unit. They've left 666 men on base and have a team OPS of .649. They score 3.4 runs per contest and have scored a total of 320 runs so far this year.
Colorado comes into this game with a 21-23 home mark and a 43-50 overall record. With an ERA of 5.55, Chad Bettis has a 7-6 record and a 1.49 WHIP. He has 85 strikeouts over the 108.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 134 hits. He has allowed 11.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.17. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.95 and they have given up 325 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .269 against the Rockies bullpen while being struck out 264 times and walking 106 times this season. As a team, Colorado has allowed 9.78 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.4 batters per nine. They are 29th in the league in team earned run average at 5.03. The Rockies pitchers as a team have surrendered 889 base knocks and 457 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 103 home runs this year and they give up 1.1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Colorado as a staff has walked 290 hitters and struck out 674. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.44 while their FIP as a staff is 4.33.
As a team, they are batting .270, good for 4th in the league while putting together a .304 average at home. The Rockies hold a .454 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .334 which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 3rd in baseball with 9.33 hits per contest. Nolan Arenado comes into this matchup batting .286 and he has an OBP of .359. He has 103 hits this year along with 63 runs scored and 71 RBI. He's struck out 55 times and has walked on 40 occasions. Carlos Gonzalez is hitting .318 and he has an OBP of .367. He has collected 112 hits so far while he's scored 60 runs and drove in 56. He has earned a walk 27 times and has punched out 82 times. The Rockies as a unit have 869 base hits, including 193 doubles and 115 homers. They have 37 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 25 times. Colorado as a team has walked 291 times this year and they have struck out 751 times. They've had 624 men left on base and have an OPS of .789. They score 5.13 runs per game and have totaled 477 runs so far this season.
Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves are 42-46-6 against the over/under so far this season
The Atlanta Braves are 43-51-0 against the run line so far this season
Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Colorado Rockies are 44-46-3 against the over/under so far this season
The Colorado Rockies are 48-45-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
07/16/16 P Arodys Vizcaino Oblique 15-day DL (7/15)
07/12/16 C Tyler Flowers Hand 15-day DL (7/10)
06/28/16 P John Gant Oblique 15-day DL (6/27)
06/20/16 LF Mallex Smith Thumb 15-day DL (6/20)
06/08/16 P Williams Perez Rotator Cuff 15-day DL (6/7)
05/27/16 2B Hector Olivera Suspension 82 game suspension, eligible to return (8/1)
04/12/16 P Daniel Winkler Elbow 15-day DL (4/11)
04/04/16 P Andrew McKirahan Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Paco Rodriguez Elbow out for season
04/04/16 P Shae Simmons Elbow 15-day DL (3/25)
07/06/16 P Justin Miller Oblique 15-day DL (7/3)
06/16/16 LF Gerardo Parra Ankle 15-day DL (6/15)
06/14/16 P Christopher Rusin Shoulder 15-day DL (6/9)
04/04/16 P Jairo Diaz Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
Josh's Pick: Take the Rockies
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