Sunday, July 24, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Tyrell Jenkins vs. Tyler Chatwood
The Atlanta Braves visit Coors Field on Sunday to play the Colorado Rockies. The probable starters are Tyrell Jenkins for the Braves and Tyler Chatwood for the Rockies. The opening line for this matchup has Atlanta at +170 and Colorado at -180. The over/under was set at 12. The Braves have a 42-48-7 over/under record and a 44-53-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 45% of the time. The Rockies are 49-47-0 against the run line and have a 45-48-3 over/under record. They cover the spread 51% of the time.
The Braves head into this matchup with a 33-64 record, including 19-28 on the road. Starting pitcher Tyrell Jenkins has a 0-1 record with an earned run average of 4.05 and a WHIP of 1.55. He has 9 strikeouts over his 20 innings pitched and he has given up 20 hits so far this season. He has allowed 9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.99. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 4.30 and they have given up 328 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .257 against the bullpen while being struck out 327 times and walking 158 times this season. As a team, Atlanta has allowed 8.74 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.69 batters per nine. They are 20th in the league in team earned run average at 4.37. The Braves pitchers have collectively given up 853 base hits and 426 earned runs. They have allowed 107 home runs this season and they allow 1.1 homers per nine innings as a staff. Atlanta as a pitching staff has walked 328 batters and struck out 750. They walk 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.35 and their FIP as a unit is 4.27.
As a team, Atlanta is batting .238, good for 30th in the league while putting together a .235 average away from home. The Braves hold a .351 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .301 which is good for 29th in baseball. They rank 26th in baseball with 8.11 hits per game. Freddie Freeman comes into this game hitting .273 and his on-base percentage is at .357. He has 99 hits this season along with 46 runs scored and 35 runs batted in. He's struck out 112 times and has walked 43 times. Nick Markakis is hitting .260 and he has an on-base percentage of .336. He has totaled 95 hits so far while scoring 38 runs and he's driven in 48. He has walked 42 times and has struck out 59 times. The Braves have 787 hits, including 160 doubles and 61 home runs. They've stolen 49 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 21 times. Atlanta has walked 273 times this season and they've struck out 747 times as a unit. They've left 685 men on base and have a team OPS of .652. They score 3.39 runs per contest and have scored a total of 329 runs so far this year.
Colorado comes into this matchup with a 23-24 home record and a 45-51 overall mark. With an earned run average of 3.83, Tyler Chatwood has a 8-6 record and a 1.35 WHIP. He has 60 strikeouts over the 98.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 95 hits. He has allowed 8.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.06. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.97 and they have given up 336 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .270 against the Rockies bullpen while being struck out 275 times and walking 111 times this season. As a team, Colorado has allowed 9.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.42 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 921 base knocks and 472 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 104 home runs this year and they give up 1.1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Colorado as a staff has walked 301 hitters and struck out 698. 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 4.28.
As a team, they are batting .270, good for 4th in the league while putting together a .302 average at home. The Rockies hold a .454 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .334 which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 3rd in baseball with 9.29 hits per contest. Nolan Arenado comes into this matchup batting .289 and he has an OBP of .360. He has 106 hits this year along with 64 runs scored and 73 RBI. He's struck out 56 times and has walked on 40 occasions. Carlos Gonzalez is hitting .318 and he has an OBP of .368. He has collected 115 hits so far while he's scored 63 runs and drove in 59. He has earned a walk 29 times and has punched out 85 times. The Rockies as a unit have 893 base hits, including 196 doubles and 119 homers. They have 38 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 26 times. Colorado as a team has walked 303 times this year and they have struck out 781 times. They've had 645 men left on base and have an OPS of .788. They score 5.11 runs per game and have totaled 491 runs so far this season.
Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves are 42-48-7 against the over/under so far this season
The Atlanta Braves are 44-53-0 against the run line so far this season
Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Colorado Rockies are 45-48-3 against the over/under so far this season
The Colorado Rockies are 49-47-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
07/22/16 P Julio Teheran Leg left last game, "?" next start
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)
Guy's Pick: Take the Braves
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