Tuesday, August 16, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Gio Gonzalez vs. Chad Bettis
The Washington Nationals head to Coors Field on Tuesday to take on the Colorado Rockies. The probable pitchers are Gio Gonzalez for the Nationals and Chad Bettis for the Rockies. The opening line for this game has Washington at -136 and Colorado at +126. The over/under is 11.5. The Nationals have a 56-53-7 over/under mark and a 61-55-0 run line record, meaning they cover 53% of the time. The Rockies are 64-54-0 against the run line and have a 55-59-4 over/under record. They cover the spread 54% of the time.
The Nationals head into this game with a 69-47 record, and they are 33-24 on the road. Starting pitcher Gio Gonzalez has a 8-9 record with an ERA of 4.24 and a WHIP of 1.32. He has 127 strikeouts during his 133.2 innings pitched and he has given up 129 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 8.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.91. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 3.11 and they have allowed 284 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .231 against the pen while they've been struck out 339 times and walked 110 times this year. As a unit, Washington has given up 7.66 base hits per nine innings while striking out 9.22 hitters per nine. They are 2nd in the Majors in team earned run average at 3.26. The Nationals pitchers have collectively given up 896 base hits and 381 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 329 batters and struck out 1,079. They walk 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.16 and their FIP as a unit is 3.47.
As a team, Washington is hitting .253, good for 17th in the league while putting together a .256 average on the road. The Nationals have a .431 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .325 which is good for 13th in the league. They rank 18th in baseball with 8.59 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 .379. He has totaled 118 hits so far while scoring 52 runs and he's driven in 65. He has walked 28 times and has struck out 50 times. The Nationals have 996 hits, including 194 doubles and 154 home runs. They've stolen 78 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 29 times. Washington has walked 399 times this season and they've struck out 875 times as a unit. They've left 792 men on base and have a team OPS of .756. They score 4.75 runs per contest and have scored a total of 551 runs so far this year.
Colorado comes into this game with a 28-29 home mark and a 56-62 overall record. With an ERA of 5.27, Chad Bettis has a 10-6 record and a 1.48 WHIP. He has 105 strikeouts over the 138.1 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 163 hits. He has allowed 10.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.24. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.85 and they have given up 401 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .265 against the Rockies bullpen while being struck out 336 times and walking 140 times this season. As a team, Colorado has allowed 9.57 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.41 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 1,104 base knocks and 562 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 121 home runs this year and they give up 1.1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Colorado as a staff has walked 388 hitters and struck out 856. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.44 while their FIP as a staff is 4.26.
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 .456 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .337 which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 3rd in baseball with 9.42 hits per contest. Nolan Arenado comes into this matchup batting .282 and he has an OBP of .354. He has 127 hits this year along with 85 runs scored and 93 RBI. He's struck out 68 times and has walked on 51 occasions. Carlos Gonzalez is hitting .323 and he has an OBP of .371. 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 97 times. The Rockies as a unit have 1,112 base hits, including 230 doubles and 150 homers. They have 51 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 32 times. Colorado as a team has walked 378 times this year and they have struck out 964 times. They've had 799 men left on base and have an OPS of .794. They score 5.24 runs per game and have totaled 618 runs so far this season.
Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 56-53-7 against the over/under so far this season
The Washington Nationals are 61-55-0 against the run line so far this season
Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Colorado Rockies are 55-59-4 against the over/under so far this season
The Colorado Rockies are 64-54-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
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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