Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Great American Ball Park
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Probable Pitchers: Chad Bettis vs. Raisel Iglesias
The Colorado Rockies visit Great American Ball Park on Wednesday to play the Cincinnati Reds. The probable starters are Chad Bettis for the Rockies and Raisel Iglesias for the Reds. The opening line for this matchup has Colorado at +125 and Cincinnati at -135. The over/under was set at 8. The Rockies have a 7-6-0 over/under record and a 8-5-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 62% of the time. The Reds are 7-6-0 against the run line and have a 8-5-0 over/under record. They cover the spread 54% of the time.
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The Rockies head into this matchup with a 8-5 record, including 5-2 on the road. Starting pitcher Chad Bettis has a 2-0 record with an earned run average of 2.95 and a WHIP of 1.20. He has 14 strikeouts over his 18.1 innings pitched and he has given up 16 hits so far this season. He has allowed 7.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.16. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 6.86 and they have given up 52 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .292 against the bullpen while being struck out 38 times and walking 14 times this season. As a team, Colorado has allowed 10.02 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.67 batters per nine. They are 30th in the league in team earned run average at 5.56. The Rockies pitchers have collectively given up 128 base hits and 71 earned runs. They have allowed 18 home runs this season and they allow 1.4 homers per nine innings as a staff. Colorado as a pitching staff has walked 37 batters and struck out 98. They walk 2.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.44 and their FIP as a unit is 4.55.
As a team, Colorado is batting .277, good for 4th in the league while putting together a .254 average away from home. The Rockies hold a .523 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .332 which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 5th in baseball with 9.62 hits per game. Carlos Gonzalez comes into this game hitting .377 and his on-base percentage is at .421. He has 20 hits this season along with 11 runs scored and 10 runs batted in. He's struck out 12 times and has walked 4 times. Nolan Arenado is hitting .302 and he has an on-base percentage of .351. He has totaled 16 hits so far while scoring 12 runs and he's driven in 16. He has walked 4 times and has struck out 4 times. The Rockies have 125 hits, including 28 doubles and 25 home runs. They've stolen 10 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 7 times. Colorado has walked 37 times this season and they've struck out 104 times as a unit. They've left 77 men on base and have a team OPS of .855. They score 5.62 runs per contest and have scored a total of 73 runs so far this year.
Cincinnati comes into this matchup with a 5-2 home record and a 6-7 overall mark. With an earned run average of 3.24, Raisel Iglesias has a 1-1 record and a 1.44 WHIP. He has 14 strikeouts over the 16.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 20 hits. He has allowed 10.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.72. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 5.66 and they have given up 44 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .234 against the Reds bullpen while being struck out 42 times and walking 29 times this season. As a team, Cincinnati has allowed 8.52 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.55 batters per nine. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 4.90. The Reds pitchers as a team have surrendered 106 base knocks and 61 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 22 home runs this year and they give up 1.8 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Cincinnati as a staff has walked 60 hitters and struck out 94. They give up a walk 4.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.48 while their FIP as a staff is 5.87.
As a team, they are batting .249, good for 13th in the league while putting together a .250 average at home. The Reds hold a .398 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .309 which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 17th in baseball with 8 hits per contest. Joey Votto comes into this matchup batting .213 and he has an OBP of .309. He has 10 hits this year along with 5 runs scored and 7 RBI. He's struck out 9 times and has walked on 7 occasions. Jay Bruce is hitting .300 and he has an OBP of .321. He has collected 15 hits so far while he's scored 6 runs and drove in 12. He has earned a walk 1 time and has punched out 13 times. The Reds as a unit have 104 base hits, including 28 doubles and 10 homers. They have 6 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 3 times. Cincinnati as a team has walked 36 times this year and they have struck out 88 times. They've had 72 men left on base and have an OPS of .707. They score 4.08 runs per game and have totaled 53 runs so far this season.
Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Colorado Rockies are 7-6-0 against the over/under so far this season
The Colorado Rockies are 8-5-0 against the run line so far this season
Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Reds are 8-5-0 against the over/under so far this season
The Cincinnati Reds are 7-6-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
04/17/16 C Nick Hundley Concussion 7-day DL (4/14)
04/14/16 CF Charlie Blackmon Toe 15-day DL (4/14)
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 Jonathan Gray Abdominal 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)
04/10/16 CF Yorman Rodriguez Hamstring 15-day DL (3/27)
04/04/16 P Anthony DeSclafa Oblique 15-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Homer Bailey Elbow 15-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 C Kyle Skipworth Ankle 15-day DL (3/31)
04/03/16 P John Lamb Back 15-day DL (3/25)
03/31/16 P Michael Lorenzen Elbow 15-day DL (3/25)
Guy's Pick: Take the Rockies
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