Tuesday, April 5, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Chad Bettis vs. Shelby Miller
The Colorado Rockies visit Chase Field on Tuesday to play the Arizona Diamondbacks. The probable starters are Chad Bettis for the Rockies and Shelby Miller for the Diamondbacks. The opening line for this matchup has Colorado at +155 and Arizona at -165. The over/under was set at 8.5. The Rockies had a 84-74-4 over/under record last season and a 83-79-0 run line mark, meaning they covered 51% of the time. The Diamondbacks were 84-78-0 against the run line and had a 80-74-8 over/under record. They covered the spread 52% of the time.
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The Rockies head into this matchup coming off a 68 - 94 season, including 32-49 on the road. Starting pitcher Chad Bettis had a 8 - 6 record with an earned run average of 4.23 and a WHIP of 1.41. He had 98 strikeouts over his 115 innings pitched and he also gave up 120 hits over that time period. He allowed 9.4 hits per 9 innings and he had a FIP of 3.85. The bullpen had an earned run average of 4.70 and they gave up 595 base hits on the year. Teams hit .266 against the bullpen while being struck out 491 times and walking 249 times last season. As a team, Colorado allowed 9.96 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.02 batters per nine. They were 30th in the league in team earned run average at 5.04. The Rockies pitchers collectively gave up 1,579 base hits and 799 earned runs last year. They allowed 183 home runs last season and they allowed 1.2 homers per nine innings as a staff. Colorado as a pitching staff walked 579 batters and struck out 1,112. They walked 3.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 7 per 9. They had a team WHIP of 1.51 and their FIP as a unit was 4.56.
As a team, Colorado batted .265, good for 5th in the league while putting together a .228 average away from home. The Rockies held a .432 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .315 which was good for 15th in baseball. They ranked 6th in baseball with 9.13 hits per game. Carlos Gonzalez hit .271 last season and his on-base percentage was at .325. He had 150 hits last season along with 87 runs scored and 97 runs batted in. He struck out 133 times and walked 46 times. Nolan Arenado hit .287 and he had an on-base percentage of .323 last year. He totaled 177 hits while scoring 97 runs and he drove in 130. He walked 34 times and struck out 110 times. The Rockies had 1,479 hits, including 274 doubles, 49 triples, and 186 home runs. They stole 97 bases while they were thrown out stealing 43 times. Colorado walked 388 times last season and they struck out 1,283 times as a unit. They left 1,016 men on base and had a team OPS of .748. They scored 4.55 runs per contest and scored a total of 737 runs last season.
Arizona comes into this matchup after having a 39-42 home record and a 79 - 83 overall mark last year. With an earned run average last season of 3.02, Shelby Miller will come into this game after holding a 6 - 17 record and a 1.25 WHIP. He had 171 strikeouts over the 205.1 innings he pitched during which he gave up 183 hits. He allowed 8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stood at 3.45. The bullpen had an earned run average of 3.56 and they gave up 539 base hits last year. Teams hit .241 against the Diamondbacks bullpen while being struck out 514 times and walking 214 times last season. As a team, Arizona allowed 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.46 batters per nine. They were 17th in the league in team earned run average at 4.05. The Diamondbacks pitchers as a team surrendered 1,450 base knocks and 659 earned runs last season. They gave up 182 home runs last year and they gave up 1.1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Arizona as a staff walked 500 hitters and struck out 1,215. They gave up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they struck out 7.5 per 9. Their team WHIP was 1.33 while their FIP as a staff was 4.21.
As a team, they hit .264, good for 7th in the league while putting together a .270 average at home. The Diamondbacks held a .414 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324 which was good for 7th in baseball. They ranked 4th in baseball with 9.22 hits per contest. Paul Goldschmidt batted .321 last season and he had an OBP of .435. He had 182 hits last year along with 103 runs scored and 110 RBI. He struck out 151 times and walked on 118 occasions. Yasmany Tomas hit .273 and he had an OBP of .305. He collected 111 hits last year while he scored 40 runs and drove in 48. He earned a walk 17 times and punched out 110 times. The Diamondbacks as a unit had 1,494 base hits last year, including 289 doubles, 48 triples, and 154 homers. They had 132 stolen bases while they were thrown out 44 times. Arizona as a team walked 490 times last year and they struck out 1,312 times. They had 1,153 men left on base and had an OPS of .738. They scored 4.44 runs per game and totaled 720 runs last season.
Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Colorado Rockies were 84-74-4 against the over/under last season
The Colorado Rockies were 83-79-0 against the run line last season
Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks were 80-74-8 against the over/under last season
The Arizona Diamondbacks were 84-78-0 against the run line last season
Injuries to Watch
04/03/16 2B Daniel Descalso Hand Injury is on the 15 day disabled list
04/03/16 P Tyler Matzek Undisclosed Injury is on the 15 day disabled list
04/01/16 P Jason Motte Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list
03/30/16 P Jon Gray Abdominal Injury is on the 15 day disabled list
03/30/16 SS Jose Reyes Legal problems is upgraded to expected to be available Monday vs. Arizona Diamondbacks
04/02/16 CF A.J. Pollock Elbow Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/2)
04/02/16 P Josh Collmenter Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (3/28)
Tony's Pick: Take the Rockies
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