Sunday, July 17, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Jon Gray vs. Julio Teheran
The Colorado Rockies head to Turner Field on Sunday to take on the Atlanta Braves. The probable pitchers are Jon Gray for the Rockies and Julio Teheran for the Braves. The opening line for this game has Colorado at +108 and Atlanta at -118. The over/under is 7.5. The Rockies have a 44-43-2 over/under mark and a 46-43-0 run line record, meaning they cover 52% of the time. The Braves are 41-49-0 against the run line and have a 41-43-6 over/under record. They cover the spread 46% of the time.
The Rockies head into this game with a 41-48 record, and they are 21-26 on the road. Starting pitcher Jon Gray has a 5-4 record with an ERA of 4.67 and a WHIP of 1.17. He has 95 strikeouts during his 88.2 innings pitched and he has given up 75 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 7.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.01. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 5.04 and they have allowed 316 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .272 against the pen while they've been struck out 254 times and walked 100 times this year. As a unit, Colorado has given up 9.84 base hits per nine innings while striking out 7.41 hitters per nine. They are 29th in the Majors in team earned run average at 5.05. The Rockies pitchers have collectively given up 856 base hits and 439 earned runs. They have allowed 100 home runs this season and they allow 1.1 homers per nine innings as a staff. Colorado as a pitching staff has walked 273 batters and struck out 645. 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 4.36.
As a team, Colorado is hitting .272, good for 3rd in the league while putting together a .241 average on the road. The Rockies have a .460 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .335 which is good for 4th in the league. They rank 3rd in baseball with 9.44 hits per contest. Carlos Gonzalez comes into this game hitting .324 and his on-base percentage is at .373. He has 110 hits this season along with 59 runs scored and 55 runs batted in. He's struck out 79 times and has walked 27 times. Nolan Arenado is hitting .290 and he has an on-base percentage of .365. He has totaled 100 hits so far while scoring 63 runs and he's driven in 71. He has walked 40 times and has struck out 53 times. The Rockies have 841 hits, including 189 doubles and 113 home runs. They've stolen 35 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 24 times. Colorado has walked 277 times this season and they've struck out 724 times as a unit. They've left 601 men on base and have a team OPS of .796. They score 5.22 runs per contest and have scored a total of 465 runs so far this year.
Atlanta comes into this game with a 13-35 home mark and a 31-59 overall record. With an ERA of 2.96, Julio Teheran has a 3-8 record and a 0.97 WHIP. He has 107 strikeouts over the 118.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 90 hits. He has allowed 6.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.91. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.21 and they have given up 297 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .250 against the Braves bullpen while being struck out 309 times and walking 151 times this season. As a team, Atlanta has allowed 8.69 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.78 batters per nine. They are 16th in the league in team earned run average at 4.36. The Braves pitchers as a team have surrendered 789 base knocks and 396 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 97 home runs this year and they give up 1.1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Atlanta as a staff has walked 302 hitters and struck out 706. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.34 while their FIP as a staff is 4.24.
As a team, they are batting .237, good for 30th in the league while putting together a .241 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 25th in baseball with 8.1 hits per contest. Nick Markakis comes into this matchup batting .254 and he has an OBP of .330. He has 86 hits this year along with 36 runs scored and 47 RBI. He's struck out 57 times and has walked on 39 occasions. Freddie Freeman is hitting .284 and he has an OBP of .371. He has collected 95 hits so far while he's scored 44 runs and drove in 34. He has earned a walk 42 times and has punched out 97 times. The Braves as a unit have 729 base hits, including 148 doubles and 55 homers. They have 45 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 20 times. Atlanta as a team has walked 252 times this year and they have struck out 692 times. They've had 635 men left on base and have an OPS of .649. They score 3.43 runs per game and have totaled 309 runs so far this season.
Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Colorado Rockies are 44-43-2 against the over/under so far this season
The Colorado Rockies are 46-43-0 against the run line so far this season
Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves are 41-43-6 against the over/under so far this season
The Atlanta Braves are 41-49-0 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)
07/16/16 P Arodys Vizcaino Oblique 15-day DL (7/15)
07/12/16 C Tyler Flowers Hand 15-day DL (7/10)
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)
Josh's Pick: Take the Braves
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