Saturday, July 16, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Chad Bettis vs. Mike Foltynewicz
The Colorado Rockies visit Turner Field on Saturday to play the Atlanta Braves. The probable starters are Chad Bettis for the Rockies and Mike Foltynewicz for the Braves. The opening line for this matchup has Colorado at -110 and Atlanta at +100. The over/under was set at 8.5. The Rockies have a 43-43-2 over/under record and a 45-43-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 51% of the time. The Braves are 41-48-0 against the run line and have a 40-43-6 over/under record. They cover the spread 46% of the time.
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The Rockies head into this matchup with a 40-48 record, including 20-26 on the road. Starting pitcher Chad Bettis has a 7-6 record with an earned run average of 5.65 and a WHIP of 1.50. He has 78 strikeouts over his 102 innings pitched and he has given up 128 hits so far this season. He has allowed 11.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.19. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 5.09 and they have given up 315 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .273 against the bullpen while being struck out 251 times and walking 99 times this season. As a team, Colorado has allowed 9.85 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.44 batters per nine. They are 29th in the league in team earned run average at 5.09. The Rockies pitchers have collectively given up 847 base hits and 437 earned runs. They have allowed 100 home runs this season and they allow 1.2 homers per nine innings as a staff. Colorado as a pitching staff has walked 269 batters and struck out 640. They walk 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.44 and their FIP as a unit is 4.37.
As a team, Colorado is batting .272, good for 5th in the league while putting together a .240 average away from home. The Rockies hold a .460 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .334 which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 3rd in baseball with 9.43 hits per game. Carlos Gonzalez comes into this game hitting .318 and his on-base percentage is at .367. He has 107 hits this season along with 58 runs scored and 54 runs batted in. He's struck out 79 times and has walked 26 times. Nolan Arenado is hitting .287 and he has an on-base percentage of .359. He has totaled 98 hits so far while scoring 60 runs and he's driven in 70. He has walked 38 times and has struck out 52 times. The Rockies have 831 hits, including 187 doubles and 112 home runs. They've stolen 35 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 24 times. Colorado has walked 271 times this season and they've struck out 714 times as a unit. They've left 595 men on base and have a team OPS of .795. They score 5.16 runs per contest and have scored a total of 454 runs so far this year.
Atlanta comes into this matchup with a 13-34 home record and a 31-58 overall mark. With an earned run average of 3.67, Mike Foltynewicz has a 3-3 record and a 1.22 WHIP. He has 45 strikeouts over the 49 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 49 hits. He has allowed 9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.11. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.19 and they have given up 294 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .251 against the Braves bullpen while being struck out 303 times and walking 148 times this season. As a team, Atlanta has allowed 8.68 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.75 batters per nine. They are 14th in the league in team earned run average at 4.32. The Braves pitchers as a team have surrendered 779 base knocks and 388 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 96 home runs this year and they give up 1.1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Atlanta as a staff has walked 296 hitters and struck out 696. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.33 while their FIP as a staff is 4.23.
As a team, they are batting .237, good for 30th in the league while putting together a .240 average at home. The Braves hold a .348 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .300 which is good for 28th in baseball. They rank 24th in baseball with 8.09 hits per contest. Nick Markakis comes into this matchup batting .253 and he has an OBP of .328. He has 85 hits this year along with 36 runs scored and 47 RBI. He's struck out 57 times and has walked on 38 occasions. Freddie Freeman is hitting .286 and he has an OBP of .373. He has collected 95 hits so far while he's scored 43 runs and drove in 34. He has earned a walk 41 times and has punched out 96 times. The Braves as a unit have 720 base hits, including 146 doubles and 55 homers. They have 45 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 20 times. Atlanta as a team has walked 248 times this year and they have struck out 687 times. They've had 627 men left on base and have an OPS of .649. They score 3.45 runs per game and have totaled 307 runs so far this season.
Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Colorado Rockies are 43-43-2 against the over/under so far this season
The Colorado Rockies are 45-43-0 against the run line so far this season
Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves are 40-43-6 against the over/under so far this season
The Atlanta Braves are 41-48-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
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)
07/12/16 C Tyler Flowers Hand out indefinitely
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)
Tony's Pick: Take the Rockies
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