Monday, May 30, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Daniel Wright vs. Chad Bettis
The Cincinnati Reds visit Coors Field on Monday to play the Colorado Rockies. The probable starters are Daniel Wright for the Reds and Chad Bettis for the Rockies. The opening line for this matchup has Cincinnati at +119 and Colorado at -129. The over/under was set at 11. The Reds have a 28-18-3 over/under record and a 23-26-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 47% of the time. The Rockies are 26-22-0 against the run line and have a 24-23-1 over/under record. They cover the spread 54% of the time.
The Reds head into this matchup with a 16-33 record, including 4-18 on the road. Starting pitcher Daniel Wright has a 0-1 record with an earned run average of 5.06 and a WHIP of 1.50. He has 4 strikeouts over his 5.1 innings pitched and he has given up 7 hits so far this season. He has allowed 11.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.18. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 6.46 and they have given up 186 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .267 against the bullpen while being struck out 157 times and walking 107 times this season. As a team, Cincinnati has allowed 9.52 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.3 batters per nine. They are 30th in the league in team earned run average at 5.54. The Reds pitchers have collectively given up 454 base hits and 264 earned runs. They have allowed 80 home runs this season and they allow 1.7 homers per nine innings as a staff. Cincinnati as a pitching staff has walked 222 batters and struck out 348. They walk 4.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.58 and their FIP as a unit is 5.66.
As a team, Cincinnati is batting .227, good for 30th in the league while putting together a .224 average away from home. The Reds hold a .384 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .282 which is good for 30th in baseball. They rank 30th in baseball with 7.37 hits per game. Joey Votto comes into this game hitting .212 and his on-base percentage is at .337. He has 35 hits this season along with 23 runs scored and 26 runs batted in. He's struck out 53 times and has walked 28 times. Zack Cozart is hitting .289 and he has an on-base percentage of .309. He has totaled 44 hits so far while scoring 24 runs and he's driven in 16. He has walked 5 times and has struck out 20 times. The Reds have 361 hits, including 82 doubles and 50 home runs. They've stolen 25 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 16 times. Cincinnati has walked 110 times this season and they've struck out 401 times as a unit. They've left 248 men on base and have a team OPS of .666. They score 3.9 runs per contest and have scored a total of 191 runs so far this year.
Colorado comes into this matchup with a 9-11 home record and a 23-25 overall mark. With an earned run average of 4.90, Chad Bettis has a 4-3 record and a 1.30 WHIP. He has 44 strikeouts over the 60.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 63 hits. He has allowed 9.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.05. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.31 and they have given up 170 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .263 against the Rockies bullpen while being struck out 137 times and walking 52 times this season. As a team, Colorado has allowed 9.65 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.37 batters per nine. They are 28th in the league in team earned run average at 4.96. The Rockies pitchers as a team have surrendered 457 base knocks and 235 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 46 home runs this year and they give up 1.1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Colorado as a staff has walked 140 hitters and struck out 349. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.40 while their FIP as a staff is 3.97.
As a team, they are batting .272, good for 4th in the league while putting together a .294 average at home. The Rockies hold a .446 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .326 which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 3rd in baseball with 9.48 hits per contest. Carlos Gonzalez comes into this matchup batting .294 and he has an OBP of .333. He has 55 hits this year along with 31 runs scored and 17 RBI. He's struck out 39 times and has walked on 11 occasions. Nolan Arenado is hitting .287 and he has an OBP of .354. He has collected 54 hits so far while he's scored 34 runs and drove in 38. He has earned a walk 19 times and has punched out 23 times. The Rockies as a unit have 456 base hits, including 95 doubles and 54 homers. They have 19 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 18 times. Colorado as a team has walked 135 times this year and they have struck out 374 times. They've had 315 men left on base and have an OPS of .773. They score 4.9 runs per game and have totaled 235 runs so far this season.
Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Reds are 28-18-3 against the over/under so far this season
The Cincinnati Reds are 23-26-0 against the run line so far this season
Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Colorado Rockies are 24-23-1 against the over/under so far this season
The Colorado Rockies are 26-22-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
05/20/16 P Tim Adleman Oblique 15-day DL (5/20)
05/09/16 P Jon Moscot Shoulder 15-day DL (5/3)
05/02/16 C Devin Mesoraco Shoulder 60-day DL (5/1); out for season
05/01/16 P Raisel Iglesias Shoulder 15-day DL (4/26)
04/10/16 CF Yorman Rodriguez Hamstring 60-day DL (3/27)
04/04/16 P Anthony DeSclafa Oblique 60-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Homer Bailey Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 C Kyle Skipworth Ankle 60-day DL (3/31)
03/31/16 P Michael Lorenzen Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
05/25/16 P Boone Logan Shoulder 15-day DL (5/18)
05/20/16 P Christian Bergman Oblique 15-day DL (5/20)
05/13/16 SS Jose Reyes Suspension 51-game suspension, eligible to return (6/1)
05/07/16 C Nick Hundley Oblique 15-day DL (5/6)
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 Tyler Anderson Oblique 15-day DL (3/25)
Josh's Pick: Take the Rockies
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