Friday, September 30, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Brent Suter vs. Chad Bettis
The Milwaukee Brewers head to Coors Field on Friday to take on the Colorado Rockies. The probable pitchers are Brent Suter for the Brewers and Chad Bettis for the Rockies. The opening line for this game has Milwaukee at +164 and Colorado at -174. The over/under is 12.5. The Brewers have a 74-76-9 over/under mark and a 84-75-0 run line record, meaning they cover 53% of the time. The Rockies are 82-76-0 against the run line and have a 75-79-4 over/under record. They cover the spread 52% of the time.
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The Brewers head into this game with a 71-88 record, and they are 30-48 on the road. Starting pitcher Brent Suter has a 2-1 record with an ERA of 2.16 and a WHIP of 1.20. He has 12 strikeouts during his 16.2 innings pitched and he has given up 15 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 8.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.34. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 3.64 and they have allowed 510 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .248 against the pen while they've been struck out 477 times and walked 208 times this year. As a unit, Milwaukee has given up 9.06 base hits per nine innings while striking out 7.37 hitters per nine. They are 13th in the Majors in team earned run average at 4.10. The Brewers pitchers have collectively given up 1,415 base hits and 640 earned runs. They have allowed 176 home runs this season and they allow 1.1 homers per nine innings as a staff. Milwaukee as a pitching staff has walked 528 batters and struck out 1,152. They walk 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.38 and their FIP as a unit is 4.40.
As a team, Milwaukee is hitting .244, good for 27th in the league while putting together a .243 average on the road. The Brewers have a .406 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .322 which is good for 12th in the league. They rank 29th in baseball with 8.01 hits per contest. Ryan Braun comes into this game hitting .307 and his on-base percentage is at .368. He has 154 hits this season along with 79 runs scored and 90 runs batted in. He's struck out 96 times and has walked 46 times. Jonathan Villar is hitting .285 and he has an on-base percentage of .369. He has totaled 164 hits so far while scoring 91 runs and he's driven in 63. He has walked 77 times and has struck out 171 times. The Brewers have 1,274 hits, including 240 doubles and 190 home runs. They've stolen 176 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 55 times. Milwaukee has walked 587 times this season and they've struck out 1,509 times as a unit. They've left 1,046 men on base and have a team OPS of .729. They score 4.15 runs per contest and have scored a total of 660 runs so far this year.
Colorado comes into this game with a 41-37 home mark and a 74-84 overall record. With an ERA of 4.92, Chad Bettis has a 13-8 record and a 1.41 WHIP. He has 133 strikeouts over the 179.1 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 196 hits. He has allowed 9.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.23. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 5.11 and they have given up 552 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .271 against the Rockies bullpen while being struck out 462 times and walking 198 times this season. As a team, Colorado has allowed 9.68 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.67 batters per nine. They are 28th in the league in team earned run average at 4.93. The Rockies pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,497 base knocks and 762 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 177 home runs this year and they give up 1.1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Colorado as a staff has walked 529 hitters and struck out 1,186. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.46 while their FIP as a staff is 4.38.
As a team, they are batting .274, good for 2nd in the league while putting together a .303 average at home. The Rockies hold a .458 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .336 which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 2nd in baseball with 9.48 hits per contest. Carlos Gonzalez comes into this matchup batting .298 and he has an OBP of .350. He has 169 hits this year along with 87 runs scored and 99 RBI. He's struck out 126 times and has walked on 46 occasions. Nolan Arenado is hitting .293 and he has an OBP of .361. He has collected 176 hits so far while he's scored 112 runs and drove in 130. He has earned a walk 67 times and has punched out 101 times. The Rockies as a unit have 1,499 base hits, including 309 doubles and 202 homers. They have 66 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 36 times. Colorado as a team has walked 489 times this year and they have struck out 1,293 times. They've had 1,057 men left on base and have an OPS of .794. They score 5.27 runs per game and have totaled 832 runs so far this season.
Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Brewers are 74-76-9 against the over/under so far this season
The Milwaukee Brewers are 84-75-0 against the run line so far this season
Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Colorado Rockies are 75-79-4 against the over/under so far this season
The Colorado Rockies are 82-76-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
09/27/16 P Taylor Jungmann Hip out for season
09/21/16 CF Kirk Nieuwenhuis Oblique out indefinitely
09/18/16 P Junior Guerra None out for season
09/16/16 CF Keon Broxton Wrist out for season
05/27/16 P Chris Capuano Elbow 60-day DL (4/2)
04/04/16 LF Rymer Liriano Facial 60-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Zach Jones Shoulder 60-day DL (3/31)
04/02/16 P Yhonathan Barrios Shoulder 60-day DL (3/25)
04/01/16 P Sean Nolin Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
09/20/16 1B Mark Reynolds Hand out for season
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
Josh's Pick: Take the Rockies
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