Tuesday, May 17, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Chad Bettis vs. Jaime Garcia
The Colorado Rockies visit Busch Stadium on Tuesday to play the St. Louis Cardinals. The probable starters are Chad Bettis for the Rockies and Jaime Garcia for the Cardinals. The opening line for this matchup has Colorado at +166 and St. Louis at -176. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Rockies have a 18-18-1 over/under record and a 21-16-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 57% of the time. The Cardinals are 19-19-0 against the run line and have a 23-13-2 over/under record. They cover the spread 50% of the time.
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The Rockies head into this matchup with a 19-18 record, including 11-8 on the road. Starting pitcher Chad Bettis has a 3-2 record with an earned run average of 4.56 and a WHIP of 1.24. He has 38 strikeouts over his 49.1 innings pitched and he has given up 51 hits so far this season. He has allowed 9.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.85. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 4.51 and they have given up 133 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .261 against the bullpen while being struck out 108 times and walking 43 times this season. As a team, Colorado has allowed 9.57 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.73 batters per nine. They are 28th in the league in team earned run average at 4.95. The Rockies pitchers have collectively given up 354 base hits and 183 earned runs. They have allowed 41 home runs this season and they allow 1.1 homers per nine innings as a staff. Colorado as a pitching staff has walked 108 batters and struck out 286. They walk 2.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.39 and their FIP as a unit is 4.02.
As a team, Colorado is batting .277, good for 2nd in the league while putting together a .262 average away from home. The Rockies hold a .466 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .335 which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 2nd in baseball with 9.73 hits per game. Carlos Gonzalez comes into this game hitting .295 and his on-base percentage is at .340. He has 43 hits this season along with 24 runs scored and 13 runs batted in. He's struck out 33 times and has walked 10 times. Nolan Arenado is hitting .306 and he has an on-base percentage of .374. He has totaled 45 hits so far while scoring 30 runs and he's driven in 32. He has walked 15 times and has struck out 16 times. The Rockies have 361 hits, including 81 doubles and 46 home runs. They've stolen 18 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 16 times. Colorado has walked 111 times this season and they've struck out 291 times as a unit. They've left 245 men on base and have a team OPS of .802. They score 5.19 runs per contest and have scored a total of 192 runs so far this year.
St. Louis comes into this matchup with a 9-10 home record and a 20-18 overall mark. With an earned run average of 2.58, Jaime Garcia has a 3-2 record and a 0.95 WHIP. He has 48 strikeouts over the 45.1 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 28 hits. He has allowed 5.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.59. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.35 and they have given up 92 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .223 against the Cardinals bullpen while being struck out 119 times and walking 42 times this season. As a team, St. Louis has allowed 8.19 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.89 batters per nine. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 3.85. The Cardinals pitchers as a team have surrendered 306 base knocks and 144 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 37 home runs this year and they give up 1.1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. St. Louis as a staff has walked 113 hitters and struck out 295. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.25 while their FIP as a staff is 3.85.
As a team, they are batting .272, good for 5th in the league while putting together a .267 average at home. The Cardinals hold a .472 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .343 which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 4th in baseball with 9.47 hits per contest. Matt Carpenter comes into this matchup batting .257 and he has an OBP of .387. He has 35 hits this year along with 25 runs scored and 26 RBI. He's struck out 31 times and has walked on 27 occasions. Yadier Molina is hitting .333 and he has an OBP of .413. He has collected 44 hits so far while he's scored 14 runs and drove in 16. He has earned a walk 17 times and has punched out 15 times. The Cardinals as a unit have 360 base hits, including 78 doubles and 54 homers. They have 12 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 5 times. St. Louis as a team has walked 133 times this year and they have struck out 299 times. They've had 280 men left on base and have an OPS of .815. They score 5.58 runs per game and have totaled 212 runs so far this season.
Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Colorado Rockies are 18-18-1 against the over/under so far this season
The Colorado Rockies are 21-16-0 against the run line so far this season
St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 23-13-2 against the over/under so far this season
The St. Louis Cardinals are 19-19-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
05/13/16 SS Jose Reyes Suspension expected to miss another 16 games
05/07/16 C Nick Hundley Oblique 15-day DL (5/6)
04/27/16 P Jorge DeLaRosa Groin 15-day DL (4/27)
04/23/16 P Miguel Castro Shoulder 15-day DL (4/18)
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 Tyler Anderson Oblique 15-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Tyler Matzek Personal 15-day DL (3/25)
St. Louis Cardinals
05/15/16 P Seth Maness Elbow 15-day DL (5/13)
04/04/16 C Brayan Pena Knee 15-day DL (4/1)
04/04/16 SS Jhonny Peralta Thumb 15-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Jordan Walden Abdominal 15-day DL (3/31)
04/04/16 P Lance Lynn Elbow 60-day DL; out for season
04/04/16 P Mitch Harris Elbow 15-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 CF Thomas Pham Oblique 15-day DL (4/4)
Josh's Pick: Take the Rockies
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