Tuesday, July 26, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Chad Bettis vs. Chris Tillman
The Colorado Rockies visit Oriole Park on Tuesday to play the Baltimore Orioles. The probable starters are Chad Bettis for the Rockies and Chris Tillman for the Orioles. The opening line for this matchup has Colorado at +199 and Baltimore at -215. The over/under was set at 9. The Rockies have a 46-49-3 over/under record and a 51-47-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 52% of the time. The Orioles are 54-43-0 against the run line and have a 45-49-3 over/under record. They cover the spread 56% of the time.
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The Rockies head into this matchup with a 47-51 record, including 22-27 on the road. Starting pitcher Chad Bettis has a 8-6 record with an earned run average of 5.31 and a WHIP of 1.47. He has 89 strikeouts over his 115.1 innings pitched and he has given up 138 hits so far this season. He has allowed 10.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.11. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 4.92 and they have given up 341 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .269 against the bullpen while being struck out 277 times and walking 113 times this season. As a team, Colorado has allowed 9.75 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.41 batters per nine. They are 29th in the league in team earned run average at 4.98. The Rockies pitchers have collectively given up 935 base hits and 477 earned runs. They have allowed 104 home runs this season and they allow 1.1 homers per nine innings as a staff. Colorado as a pitching staff has walked 312 batters and struck out 712. They walk 3.2 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 4.27.
As a team, Colorado is batting .270, good for 3rd in the league while putting together a .239 average away from home. The Rockies hold a .456 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .335 which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 3rd in baseball with 9.29 hits per game. Nolan Arenado comes into this game hitting .290 and his on-base percentage is at .360. He has 109 hits this season along with 67 runs scored and 76 runs batted in. He's struck out 57 times and has walked 40 times. Carlos Gonzalez is hitting .318 and he has an on-base percentage of .371. He has totaled 117 hits so far while scoring 65 runs and he's driven in 60. He has walked 31 times and has struck out 85 times. The Rockies have 911 hits, including 200 doubles and 124 home runs. They've stolen 42 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 26 times. Colorado has walked 314 times this season and they've struck out 792 times as a unit. They've left 658 men on base and have a team OPS of .791. They score 5.16 runs per contest and have scored a total of 506 runs so far this year.
Baltimore comes into this matchup with a 36-14 home record and a 57-40 overall mark. With an earned run average of 3.18, Chris Tillman has a 14-2 record and a 1.19 WHIP. He has 108 strikeouts over the 127.1 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 104 hits. He has allowed 7.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.07. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.08 and they have given up 297 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .239 against the Orioles bullpen while being struck out 300 times and walking 132 times this season. As a team, Baltimore has allowed 9.02 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.53 batters per nine. They are 14th in the league in team earned run average at 4.21. The Orioles pitchers as a team have surrendered 861 base knocks and 402 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 108 home runs this year and they give up 1.1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Baltimore as a staff has walked 338 hitters and struck out 719. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.40 while their FIP as a staff is 4.38.
As a team, they are batting .267, good for 5th in the league while putting together a .279 average at home. The Orioles hold a .456 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .327 which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 6th in baseball with 9.2 hits per contest. Mark Trumbo comes into this matchup batting .281 and he has an OBP of .335. He has 108 hits this year along with 57 runs scored and 73 RBI. He's struck out 108 times and has walked on 29 occasions. Manny Machado is hitting .314 and he has an OBP of .374. He has collected 117 hits so far while he's scored 67 runs and drove in 56. He has earned a walk 35 times and has punched out 70 times. The Orioles as a unit have 892 base hits, including 178 doubles and 148 homers. They have 13 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 9 times. Baltimore as a team has walked 285 times this year and they have struck out 817 times. They've had 649 men left on base and have an OPS of .783. They score 4.86 runs per game and have totaled 471 runs so far this season.
Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Colorado Rockies are 46-49-3 against the over/under so far this season
The Colorado Rockies are 51-47-0 against the run line so far this season
Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 45-49-3 against the over/under so far this season
The Baltimore Orioles are 54-43-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
07/23/16 P Chad Qualls Illness 15-day DL (7/16)
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)
07/24/16 C Matt Wieters Foot "?" Monday vs. Colorado Rockies
07/23/16 P Ubaldo Jimenez Personal placed on paternity list
07/22/16 RF Joey Rickard Thumb 15-day DL (7/21)
07/20/16 LF Hyun-soo Kim Hamstring 15-day DL (7/11)
07/01/16 P T.J. McFarland Knee 15-day DL (6/29)
06/21/16 P Brian Duensing Elbow 15-day DL (6/20)
Guy's Pick: Take the Rockies
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