Sunday, September 11, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Chad Bettis vs. Edwin Jackson
The Colorado Rockies visit Petco Park on Sunday to play the San Diego Padres. The probable starters are Chad Bettis for the Rockies and Edwin Jackson for the Padres. The opening line for this matchup has Colorado at -131 and San Diego at +121. The over/under was set at 8.5. The Rockies have a 66-71-4 over/under record and a 77-64-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 55% of the time. The Padres are 80-61-0 against the run line and have a 72-65-4 over/under record. They cover the spread 57% of the time.
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The Rockies head into this matchup with a 68-73 record, including 31-38 on the road. Starting pitcher Chad Bettis has a 12-7 record with an earned run average of 4.88 and a WHIP of 1.41. He has 122 strikeouts over his 162.1 innings pitched and he has given up 179 hits so far this season. He has allowed 9.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.28. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 5.05 and they have given up 484 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .267 against the bullpen while being struck out 406 times and walking 172 times this season. As a team, Colorado has allowed 9.51 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.46 batters per nine. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 4.85. The Rockies pitchers have collectively given up 1,315 base hits and 670 earned runs. They have allowed 151 home runs this season and they allow 1.1 homers per nine innings as a staff. Colorado as a pitching staff has walked 469 batters and struck out 1,033. They walk 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.43 and their FIP as a unit is 4.32.
As a team, Colorado is batting .275, good for 2nd in the league while putting together a .246 average away from home. The Rockies hold a .460 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .339 which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 2nd in baseball with 9.49 hits per game. Carlos Gonzalez comes into this game hitting .298 and his on-base percentage is at .349. He has 151 hits this season along with 80 runs scored and 88 runs batted in. He's struck out 111 times and has walked 40 times. Nolan Arenado is hitting .292 and he has an on-base percentage of .361. He has totaled 157 hits so far while scoring 103 runs and he's driven in 118. He has walked 60 times and has struck out 82 times. The Rockies have 1,339 hits, including 274 doubles and 182 home runs. They've stolen 61 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 33 times. Colorado has walked 450 times this season and they've struck out 1,141 times as a unit. They've left 950 men on base and have a team OPS of .799. They score 5.33 runs per contest and have scored a total of 751 runs so far this year.
San Diego comes into this matchup with a 32-37 home record and a 58-83 overall mark. With an earned run average of 5.55, Edwin Jackson has a 4-5 record and a 1.59 WHIP. He has 43 strikeouts over the 61.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 67 hits. He has allowed 9.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.41 and they have given up 455 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .244 against the Padres bullpen while being struck out 461 times and walking 205 times this season. As a team, San Diego has allowed 9.03 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.82 batters per nine. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 4.52. The Padres pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,258 base knocks and 629 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 162 home runs this year and they give up 1.2 home runs per nine innings as a staff. San Diego as a staff has walked 510 hitters and struck out 1,089. They give up a walk 3.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.41 while their FIP as a staff is 4.43.
As a team, they are batting .235, good for 30th in the league while putting together a .243 average at home. The Padres hold a .393 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .299 which is good for 29th in baseball. They rank 30th in baseball with 7.89 hits per contest. Yangervis Solarte comes into this matchup batting .280 and he has an OBP of .338. He has 100 hits this year along with 51 runs scored and 60 RBI. He's struck out 58 times and has walked on 28 occasions. Wil Myers is hitting .256 and he has an OBP of .328. He has collected 134 hits so far while he's scored 85 runs and drove in 77. He has earned a walk 56 times and has punched out 141 times. The Padres as a unit have 1,112 base hits, including 225 doubles and 159 homers. They have 115 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 37 times. San Diego as a team has walked 397 times this year and they have struck out 1,316 times. They've had 843 men left on base and have an OPS of .692. They score 4.26 runs per game and have totaled 600 runs so far this season.
Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Colorado Rockies are 66-71-4 against the over/under so far this season
The Colorado Rockies are 77-64-0 against the run line so far this season
San Diego Padres Betting Trends
The San Diego Padres are 72-65-4 against the over/under so far this season
The San Diego Padres are 80-61-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
09/09/16 LF Gerardo Parra Hamstring expected to miss Saturday vs. San Diego Padres
08/02/16 SS Trevor Story Thumb 15-day DL (8/2), out for season
04/04/16 P Jairo Diaz Elbow 60-day DL (3/25), out for season
San Diego Padres
09/08/16 P Jarred Cosart Groin doubtful for next scheduled start
09/01/16 C Christian Bethancourt Ribs 15-day DL (8/31)
08/23/16 RF Jabari Blash Finger 15-day DL (8/19)
08/07/16 P Erik Johnson Elbow 60-day DL (7/4), out for season
08/01/16 P Colin Rea Elbow 15-day DL (7/31), out for season
06/28/16 P Jonathan Edwards Hip 60-day DL (3/25)
05/31/16 P Cesar Vargas Elbow 15-day DL (5/29)
05/09/16 2B Jemile Weeks Hamstring 60-day DL (5/8)
04/21/16 P Robbie Erlin Elbow 60-day DL (4/18)
04/21/16 2B Cory Spangenberg Quad 60-day DL (4/20)
04/09/16 P Tyson Ross Shoulder 60-day DL (4/5)
04/03/16 P Carter Capps Arm 60-day DL (3/25); out for season
Josh's Pick: Take the Rockies
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