Sunday, May 1, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Chad Bettis vs. Shelby Miller
The Colorado Rockies visit Chase Field on Sunday to play the Arizona Diamondbacks. The probable starters are Chad Bettis for the Rockies and Shelby Miller for the Diamondbacks. The Rockies have a 13-9-0 over/under record and a 12-10-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 55% of the time. The Diamondbacks are 11-14-0 against the run line and have a 14-11-0 over/under record. They cover the spread 44% of the time.
The Rockies head into this matchup with a 10-12 record, including 6-4 on the road. Starting pitcher Chad Bettis has a 2-1 record with an earned run average of 3.77 and a WHIP of 1.07. He has 22 strikeouts over his 31 innings pitched and he has given up 25 hits so far this season. He has allowed 7.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.3. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 5.40 and they have given up 88 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .260 against the bullpen while being struck out 76 times and walking 28 times this season. As a team, Colorado has allowed 9.85 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.94 batters per nine. They are 30th in the league in team earned run average at 5.66. The Rockies pitchers have collectively given up 216 base hits and 124 earned runs. They have allowed 31 home runs this season and they allow 1.4 homers per nine innings as a staff. Colorado as a pitching staff has walked 70 batters and struck out 174. They walk 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.45 and their FIP as a unit is 4.54.
As a team, Colorado is batting .274, good for 4th in the league while putting together a .250 average away from home. The Rockies hold a .497 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .336 which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 4th in baseball with 9.59 hits per game. Carlos Gonzalez comes into this game hitting .310 and his on-base percentage is at .355. He has 27 hits this season along with 14 runs scored and 12 runs batted in. He's struck out 18 times and has walked 6 times. Nolan Arenado is hitting .287 and he has an on-base percentage of .354. He has totaled 25 hits so far while scoring 21 runs and he's driven in 21. He has walked 9 times and has struck out 8 times. The Rockies have 211 hits, including 47 doubles and 37 home runs. They've stolen 14 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 7 times. Colorado has walked 72 times this season and they've struck out 177 times as a unit. They've left 143 men on base and have a team OPS of .833. They score 5.5 runs per contest and have scored a total of 121 runs so far this year.
Arizona comes into this matchup with a 5-10 home record and a 12-13 overall mark. With an earned run average of 8.69, Shelby Miller has a 0-2 record and a 1.93 WHIP. He has 16 strikeouts over the 19.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 23 hits. He has allowed 10.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 7.71. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.73 and they have given up 95 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .251 against the Diamondbacks bullpen while being struck out 88 times and walking 40 times this season. As a team, Arizona has allowed 9.32 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.59 batters per nine. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 4.89. The Diamondbacks pitchers as a team have surrendered 242 base knocks and 127 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 30 home runs this year and they give up 1.2 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Arizona as a staff has walked 97 hitters and struck out 197. They give up a walk 3.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.45 while their FIP as a staff is 4.47.
As a team, they are batting .264, good for 9th in the league while putting together a .271 average at home. The Diamondbacks hold a .466 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325 which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 5th in baseball with 9.4 hits per contest. Paul Goldschmidt comes into this matchup batting .235 and he has an OBP of .422. He has 19 hits this year along with 13 runs scored and 16 RBI. He's struck out 24 times and has walked on 25 occasions. Yasmany Tomas is hitting .286 and he has an OBP of .337. He has collected 24 hits so far while he's scored 16 runs and drove in 12. He has earned a walk 7 times and has punched out 18 times. The Diamondbacks as a unit have 235 base hits, including 49 doubles and 36 homers. They have 18 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 5 times. Arizona as a team has walked 74 times this year and they have struck out 201 times. They've had 171 men left on base and have an OPS of .791. They score 4.72 runs per game and have totaled 118 runs so far this season.
Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Colorado Rockies are 13-9-0 against the over/under so far this season
The Colorado Rockies are 12-10-0 against the run line so far this season
Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 14-11-0 against the over/under so far this season
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 11-14-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
04/27/16 P Jorge DeLaRosa Groin 15-day DL (4/27)
04/23/16 P Miguel Castro Shoulder 15-day DL (4/18)
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 Jason Motte Shoulder 15-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Tyler Anderson Oblique 15-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Tyler Matzek Personal 15-day DL (3/25)
04/03/16 2B Daniel Descalso Hand 15-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Josh Collment Shoulder 15-day DL (3/28)
04/02/16 CF A.J. Pollock Elbow 60-day DL (4/2)
Guy's Pick: Take the Diamondbacks
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