Monday, August 15, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Max Scherzer vs. Jorge De La Rosa
The Washington Nationals head to Coors Field on Monday to take on the Colorado Rockies. The probable pitchers are Max Scherzer for the Nationals and Jorge De La Rosa for the Rockies. The opening line for this game has Washington at -170 and Colorado at +160. The over/under is 9.5. The Nationals have a 55-53-7 over/under mark and a 60-55-0 run line record, meaning they cover 52% of the time. The Rockies are 63-54-0 against the run line and have a 54-59-4 over/under record. They cover the spread 54% of the time.
The Nationals head into this game with a 68-47 record, and they are 33-24 on the road. Starting pitcher Max Scherzer has a 12-7 record with an ERA of 2.80 and a WHIP of 0.91. He has 208 strikeouts during his 163.2 innings pitched and he has given up 110 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.29. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 3.13 and they have allowed 284 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .232 against the pen while they've been struck out 339 times and walked 109 times this year. As a unit, Washington has given up 7.68 base hits per nine innings while striking out 9.27 hitters per nine. They are 2nd in the Majors in team earned run average at 3.27. The Nationals pitchers have collectively given up 891 base hits and 380 earned runs. They have allowed 108 home runs this season and they allow 0.9 homers per nine innings as a staff. Washington as a pitching staff has walked 326 batters and struck out 1,076. They walk 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.17 and their FIP as a unit is 3.46.
As a team, Washington is hitting .252, good for 17th in the league while putting together a .256 average on the road. The Nationals have a .430 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .325 which is good for 13th in the league. They rank 17th in baseball with 8.58 hits per contest. Daniel Murphy comes into this game hitting .348 and his on-base percentage is at .387. He has 143 hits this season along with 70 runs scored and 86 runs batted in. He's struck out 45 times and has walked 24 times. Wilson Ramos is hitting .332 and he has an on-base percentage of .380. He has totaled 117 hits so far while scoring 52 runs and he's driven in 63. He has walked 28 times and has struck out 50 times. The Nationals have 987 hits, including 192 doubles and 152 home runs. They've stolen 78 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 29 times. Washington has walked 396 times this season and they've struck out 871 times as a unit. They've left 788 men on base and have a team OPS of .755. They score 4.71 runs per contest and have scored a total of 542 runs so far this year.
Colorado comes into this game with a 28-29 home mark and a 56-61 overall record. With an ERA of 5.25, Jorge De La Rosa has a 7-7 record and a 1.59 WHIP. He has 72 strikeouts over the 96 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 108 hits. He has allowed 10.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.99. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.88 and they have given up 397 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .265 against the Rockies bullpen while being struck out 332 times and walking 139 times this season. As a team, Colorado has allowed 9.55 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.4 batters per nine. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 4.87. The Rockies pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,094 base knocks and 557 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 120 home runs this year and they give up 1.1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Colorado as a staff has walked 382 hitters and struck out 848. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.43 while their FIP as a staff is 4.25.
As a team, they are batting .273, good for 2nd in the league while putting together a .303 average at home. The Rockies hold a .455 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .337 which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 3rd in baseball with 9.39 hits per contest. Nolan Arenado comes into this matchup batting .281 and he has an OBP of .354. He has 125 hits this year along with 85 runs scored and 93 RBI. He's struck out 67 times and has walked on 51 occasions. Carlos Gonzalez is hitting .324 and he has an OBP of .372. He has collected 136 hits so far while he's scored 72 runs and drove in 79. He has earned a walk 33 times and has punched out 96 times. The Rockies as a unit have 1,100 base hits, including 228 doubles and 148 homers. They have 51 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 30 times. Colorado as a team has walked 374 times this year and they have struck out 958 times. They've had 789 men left on base and have an OPS of .793. They score 5.23 runs per game and have totaled 612 runs so far this season.
Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 55-53-7 against the over/under so far this season
The Washington Nationals are 60-55-0 against the run line so far this season
Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Colorado Rockies are 54-59-4 against the over/under so far this season
The Colorado Rockies are 63-54-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
08/13/16 RF Bryce Harper Neck "?" Sunday vs. Atlanta Braves
08/07/16 1B Ryan Zimmerman Wrist 15-day DL (8/1)
07/30/16 C Jose Lobaton Elbow 15-day DL (7/20)
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)
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)
07/23/16 P Chad Qualls Illness 15-day DL (7/16)
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
Tony's Pick: Take the Rockies
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