Sunday, August 28, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Chad Bettis vs. Lucas Giolito
The Colorado Rockies head to Nationals Park on Sunday to take on the Washington Nationals. The probable pitchers are Chad Bettis for the Rockies and Lucas Giolito for the Nationals. The opening line for this game has Colorado at +175 and Washington at -185. The over/under is 9. The Rockies have a 60-64-4 over/under mark and a 69-59-0 run line record, meaning they cover 54% of the time. The Nationals are 66-62-0 against the run line and have a 63-58-7 over/under record. They cover the spread 52% of the time.
The Rockies head into this game with a 60-68 record, and they are 28-37 on the road. Starting pitcher Chad Bettis has a 10-7 record with an ERA of 5.29 and a WHIP of 1.51. He has 109 strikeouts during his 146.1 innings pitched and he has given up 172 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 10.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.39. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 4.99 and they have allowed 446 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .269 against the pen while they've been struck out 366 times and walked 156 times this year. As a unit, Colorado has given up 9.6 base hits per nine innings while striking out 7.47 hitters per nine. They are 27th in the Majors in team earned run average at 4.96. The Rockies pitchers have collectively given up 1,202 base hits and 620 earned runs. They have allowed 137 home runs this season and they allow 1.1 homers per nine innings as a staff. Colorado as a pitching staff has walked 429 batters and struck out 936. They walk 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.45 and their FIP as a unit is 4.34.
As a team, Colorado is hitting .272, good for 2nd in the league while putting together a .243 average on the road. The Rockies have a .455 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .336 which is good for 3rd in the league. They rank 2nd in baseball with 9.38 hits per contest. Carlos Gonzalez comes into this game hitting .311 and his on-base percentage is at .360. He has 142 hits this season along with 75 runs scored and 80 runs batted in. He's struck out 102 times and has walked 36 times. Nolan Arenado is hitting .283 and he has an on-base percentage of .353. He has totaled 138 hits so far while scoring 92 runs and he's driven in 108. He has walked 55 times and has struck out 72 times. The Rockies have 1,202 hits, including 253 doubles and 161 home runs. They've stolen 55 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 32 times. Colorado has walked 410 times this season and they've struck out 1,042 times as a unit. They've left 865 men on base and have a team OPS of .791. They score 5.25 runs per contest and have scored a total of 672 runs so far this year.
Washington comes into this game with a 38-24 home mark and a 75-53 overall record. With an ERA of 4.91, Lucas Giolito has a 0-0 record and a 1.91 WHIP. He has 5 strikeouts over the 11 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 12 hits. He has allowed 9.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 7.06. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.32 and they have given up 323 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .232 against the Nationals bullpen while being struck out 374 times and walking 126 times this season. As a team, Washington has allowed 7.77 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.16 batters per nine. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 3.45. The Nationals pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,000 base knocks and 444 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 121 home runs this year and they give up 0.9 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Washington as a staff has walked 370 hitters and struck out 1,179. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.18 while their FIP as a staff is 3.54.
As a team, they are batting .257, good for 15th in the league while putting together a .253 average at home. The Nationals hold a .435 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .329 which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 17th in baseball with 8.76 hits per contest. Wilson Ramos comes into this matchup batting .312 and he has an OBP of .360. He has 123 hits this year along with 53 runs scored and 67 RBI. He's struck out 58 times and has walked on 30 occasions. Daniel Murphy is hitting .346 and he has an OBP of .390. He has collected 157 hits so far while he's scored 79 runs and drove in 98. He has earned a walk 31 times and has punched out 50 times. The Nationals as a unit have 1,121 base hits, including 217 doubles and 171 homers. They have 88 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 31 times. Washington as a team has walked 443 times this year and they have struck out 969 times. They've had 884 men left on base and have an OPS of .764. They score 4.88 runs per game and have totaled 624 runs so far this season.
Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Colorado Rockies are 60-64-4 against the over/under so far this season
The Colorado Rockies are 69-59-0 against the run line so far this season
Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 63-58-7 against the over/under so far this season
The Washington Nationals are 66-62-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
08/27/16 2B DJ LeMahieu Wrist is upgraded to expected to be in the starting lineup Saturday vs. Washington Nationals
08/17/16 P Tyler Chatwood Back 15-day DL (8/15)
08/12/16 1B Mark Reynolds Hand 15-day DL (8/11)
08/02/16 SS Trevor Story Thumb 15-day DL (8/2), out for season
07/27/16 P Jason Motte Rotator Cuff 15-day DL (7/26)
07/06/16 P Justin Miller Oblique 15-day DL (7/3)
04/04/16 P Jairo Diaz Elbow 60-day DL (3/25), out for season
08/23/16 P Stephen Strasburg Elbow 15-day DL (8/21)
08/18/16 P Sammy Solis Shoulder 15-day DL (8/16)
07/27/16 2B Stephen Drew Vertigo 15-day DL (7/24)
07/03/16 P Joe Ross Shoulder 15-day DL (7/3)
03/31/16 P Aaron Barrett Elbow 60-day DL (4/1)
Josh's Pick: Take the Nationals
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