Tuesday, May 31, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Jon Moscot vs. Jon Gray
The Cincinnati Reds visit Coors Field on Tuesday to play the Colorado Rockies. The probable starters are Jon Moscot for the Reds and Jon Gray for the Rockies. The opening line for this matchup has Cincinnati at +153 and Colorado at -163. The over/under was set at 11.5. The Reds have a 28-18-4 over/under record and a 24-26-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 48% of the time. The Rockies are 26-23-0 against the run line and have a 25-23-1 over/under record. They cover the spread 53% of the time.
The Reds head into this matchup with a 16-34 record, including 4-19 on the road. Starting pitcher Jon Moscot has a 0-2 record with an earned run average of 4.02 and a WHIP of 1.40. He has 6 strikeouts over his 15.2 innings pitched and he has given up 13 hits so far this season. He has allowed 7.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 7.58. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 6.45 and they have given up 188 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .267 against the bullpen while being struck out 158 times and walking 108 times this season. As a team, Cincinnati has allowed 9.51 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.27 batters per nine. They are 30th in the league in team earned run average at 5.54. The Reds pitchers have collectively given up 462 base hits and 269 earned runs. They have allowed 80 home runs this season and they allow 1.6 homers per nine innings as a staff. Cincinnati as a pitching staff has walked 227 batters and struck out 353. 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 5.62.
As a team, Cincinnati is batting .228, good for 29th in the league while putting together a .226 average away from home. The Reds hold a .384 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .284 which is good for 30th in baseball. They rank 30th in baseball with 7.4 hits per game. Joey Votto comes into this game hitting .207 and his on-base percentage is at .330. He has 35 hits this season along with 23 runs scored and 26 runs batted in. He's struck out 54 times and has walked 28 times. Zack Cozart is hitting .289 and he has an on-base percentage of .313. 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 370 hits, including 83 doubles and 51 home runs. They've stolen 26 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 18 times. Cincinnati has walked 112 times this season and they've struck out 407 times as a unit. They've left 253 men on base and have a team OPS of .668. They score 3.9 runs per contest and have scored a total of 195 runs so far this year.
Colorado comes into this matchup with a 9-12 home record and a 23-26 overall mark. With an earned run average of 5.95, Jon Gray has a 2-2 record and a 1.32 WHIP. He has 45 strikeouts over the 39.1 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 39 hits. He has allowed 8.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.96. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.31 and they have given up 176 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .265 against the Rockies bullpen while being struck out 140 times and walking 52 times this season. As a team, Colorado has allowed 9.81 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.34 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 474 base knocks and 243 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 47 home runs this year and they give up 1.1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Colorado as a staff has walked 143 hitters and struck out 355. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.42 while their FIP as a staff is 3.98.
As a team, they are batting .271, good for 4th in the league while putting together a .291 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 5th in baseball with 9.45 hits per contest. Carlos Gonzalez comes into this matchup batting .298 and he has an OBP of .337. He has 57 hits this year along with 32 runs scored and 18 RBI. He's struck out 39 times and has walked on 11 occasions. Nolan Arenado is hitting .283 and he has an OBP of .352. He has collected 54 hits so far while he's scored 34 runs and drove in 39. He has earned a walk 20 times and has punched out 23 times. The Rockies as a unit have 464 base hits, including 97 doubles and 56 homers. They have 19 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 18 times. Colorado as a team has walked 138 times this year and they have struck out 381 times. They've had 322 men left on base and have an OPS of .773. They score 4.86 runs per game and have totaled 238 runs so far this season.
Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Reds are 28-18-4 against the over/under so far this season
The Cincinnati Reds are 24-26-0 against the run line so far this season
Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Colorado Rockies are 25-23-1 against the over/under so far this season
The Colorado Rockies are 26-23-0 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)
Guy's Pick: Take the Reds
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