Sunday, July 31, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Chad Bettis vs. Noah Syndergaard
The Colorado Rockies visit Citi Field on Sunday to play the New York Mets. The probable starters are Chad Bettis for the Rockies and Noah Syndergaard for the Mets. The Rockies have a 46-54-3 over/under record and a 56-47-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 54% of the time. The Mets are 43-59-0 against the run line and have a 41-58-3 over/under record. They cover the spread 42% of the time.
The Rockies head into this matchup with a 51-52 record, including 26-28 on the road. Starting pitcher Chad Bettis has a 9-6 record with an earned run average of 5.19 and a WHIP of 1.45. He has 92 strikeouts over his 121.1 innings pitched and he has given up 142 hits so far this season. He has allowed 10.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.19. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 4.76 and they have given up 351 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .266 against the bullpen while being struck out 286 times and walking 115 times this season. As a team, Colorado has allowed 9.59 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.32 batters per nine. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 4.80. The Rockies pitchers have collectively given up 968 base hits and 484 earned runs. They have allowed 107 home runs this season and they allow 1.1 homers per nine innings as a staff. Colorado as a pitching staff has walked 326 batters and struck out 740. They walk 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.42 and their FIP as a unit is 4.24.
As a team, Colorado is batting .268, good for 4th in the league while putting together a .239 average away from home. The Rockies hold a .451 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .332 which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 4th in baseball with 9.23 hits per game. Nolan Arenado comes into this game hitting .280 and his on-base percentage is at .348. He has 111 hits this season along with 70 runs scored and 78 runs batted in. He's struck out 60 times and has walked 41 times. Carlos Gonzalez is hitting .317 and he has an on-base percentage of .369. He has totaled 123 hits so far while scoring 67 runs and he's driven in 66. He has walked 32 times and has struck out 91 times. The Rockies have 952 hits, including 206 doubles and 129 home runs. They've stolen 46 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 28 times. Colorado has walked 324 times this season and they've struck out 839 times as a unit. They've left 687 men on base and have a team OPS of .784. They score 5.1 runs per contest and have scored a total of 525 runs so far this year.
New York comes into this matchup with a 27-24 home record and a 53-49 overall mark. With an earned run average of 2.45, Noah Syndergaard has a 9-5 record and a 1.13 WHIP. He has 144 strikeouts over the 117.1 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 110 hits. He has allowed 8.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.1. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.22 and they have given up 258 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .222 against the Mets bullpen while being struck out 323 times and walking 113 times this season. As a team, New York has allowed 8.54 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.61 batters per nine. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 3.35. The Mets pitchers as a team have surrendered 857 base knocks and 334 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 90 home runs this year and they give up 0.9 home runs per nine innings as a staff. New York as a staff has walked 258 hitters and struck out 866. They give up a walk 2.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.23 while their FIP as a staff is 3.44.
As a team, they are batting .238, good for 30th in the league while putting together a .234 average at home. The Mets hold a .408 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .309 which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 30th in baseball with 7.89 hits per contest. Yoenis Cespedes comes into this matchup batting .293 and he has an OBP of .365. He has 95 hits this year along with 49 runs scored and 58 RBI. He's struck out 84 times and has walked on 35 occasions. Asdrubal Cabrera is hitting .257 and he has an OBP of .309. He has collected 95 hits so far while he's scored 40 runs and drove in 33. He has earned a walk 21 times and has punched out 80 times. The Mets as a unit have 805 base hits, including 153 doubles and 132 homers. They have 26 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 12 times. New York as a team has walked 316 times this year and they have struck out 851 times. They've had 709 men left on base and have an OPS of .717. They score 3.66 runs per game and have totaled 373 runs so far this season.
Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Colorado Rockies are 46-54-3 against the over/under so far this season
The Colorado Rockies are 56-47-0 against the run line so far this season
New York Mets Betting Trends
The New York Mets are 41-58-3 against the over/under so far this season
The New York Mets are 43-59-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
07/27/16 P Jason Motte Rotator Cuff 15-day DL (7/26)
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)
04/04/16 P Jairo Diaz Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
New York Mets
07/29/16 3B Jose Reyes Ribs "?" Saturday vs. Colorado Rockies
07/29/16 CF Juan Lagares Thumb 15-day DL
07/06/16 P Matt Harvey Shoulder 15-day DL (7/6), out for season
06/22/16 P Jim Henderson Bicep 15-day DL (6/19)
06/03/16 3B David Wright Neck 60-day DL (5/30), out for season
05/24/16 1B Lucas Duda Back 15-day DL (5/21)
04/04/16 P Zack Wheeler Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
Tony's Pick: Take the Rockies
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