Sunday, May 21, 2017
Great American Ball Park
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Probable Pitchers: Kyle Freeland vs. Bronson Arroyo
Great American Ball Park is the site of the matchup between the Colorado Rockies and the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday, May 21, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Kyle Freeland for the Rockies and Bronson Arroyo for the Reds.
Colorado opens at -102 while Cincinnati opens at -108. The Rockies have a 18-25-0 over/under record and a 25-18-0 run line mark. The Reds are 22-19-0 against the run line and have a 24-16-1 over/under record.
Valuable Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Colorado Rockies are 18-25-0 against the over/under
The Colorado Rockies are 25-18-0 against the run line
Important Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Reds are 24-16-1 against the over/under
The Cincinnati Reds are 22-19-0 against the run line
Key Colorado Rockies Injuries
05/11/17 SS Trevor Story Shoulder 10-day DL (5/9)
04/26/17 P Mike Dunn Back 10-day DL (4/23)
04/13/17 P Jonathan Gray Toe 10-day DL (4/14)
04/03/17 P Jairo Diaz Arm 10-day DL (3/30)
03/16/17 P Chad Bettis Illness 60-day DL
03/16/17 LF David Dahl Ribs 10-day DL (3/30)
03/16/17 C Tom Murphy Forearm 10-day DL (3/30)
Key Cincinnati Reds Injuries
05/20/17 P Lisalverto Bonilla Hand injured last game, "?" for next scheduled start
05/19/17 P Tim Adleman Neck is upgraded to expected to start Saturday vs. Colorado Rockies
05/19/17 C Devin Mesoraco Hamstring "?" Saturday vs. Colorado Rockies
04/21/17 P Tony Cingrani Oblique 10-day DL (4/19)
04/16/17 P Brandon Finnegan Shoulder 60-day DL (4/16)
04/03/17 P Nefi Ogando Hand 10-day DL (3/30)
04/02/17 P Anthony DeSclafa Elbow 60-day DL (4/2)
04/02/17 P Austin Brice Undisclosed 10-day DL (4/2)
04/02/17 P Nick Travieso Shoulder 60-day DL (4/2)
03/31/17 P Homer Bailey Elbow 60-day DL
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rockies have a 27-16 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Kyle Freeland has a 4-2 record with an earned run average of 3.13 and a WHIP of 1.35. He has 29 strikeouts over his 46 innings pitched and he's given up 40 hits. He allows 7.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.9. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.87 and they have given up 128 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .233 against the bullpen and they've struck out 149 hitters and walked 50 batters. As a team, Colorado allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.9 batters per nine innings. They are 17th in the league in team earned run average at 4.21. The Rockies pitchers collectively have given up 355 base hits and 181 earned runs. They have allowed 43 home runs this season, ranking them 24th in the league. Colorado as a pitching staff has walked 148 batters and struck out 338. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.30 and their FIP as a unit is 3.96.
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As a team Colorado is hitting .260, good for 9th in the league. The Rockies hold a .434 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .319, which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 8.8 hits per game. Nolan Arenado is hitting .304 with an on-base percentage of .361. He has 49 hits this season in 161 at bats with 30 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .602 and an OPS+ of 131. Charlie Blackmon is hitting .318 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .360. He has totaled 55 hits and he has driven in 31 men in 173 at bats. His OPS+ is 131 while his slugging percentage is at .601. The Rockies have 380 hits, including 74 doubles and 54 home runs. Colorado has walked 117 times so far this season and they have struck out 377 times as a unit. They have left 266 men on base and have a team OPS of .753. They score 4.91 runs per contest and have scored a total of 211 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Cincinnati has a 19-22 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 6.31, Bronson Arroyo has a 3-3 record and a 1.40 WHIP. He has 26 strikeouts over the 41.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 45 hits. He allows 9.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 6.18. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.43 and they have given up 126 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .205 against the Reds bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 174 batters and walked 77 opposing hitters. As a team, Cincinnati allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.1 batters per nine innings. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 4.67. The Reds pitchers as a team have surrendered 333 base knocks and 192 earned runs this season. They have given up 58 home runs this year, which ranks 5th in Major League Baseball. Cincinnati as a staff has walked 172 hitters and struck out 334 batters. They give up a walk 4.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.36 while their FIP as a staff is 4.81.
As a team, they are batting .263, good for 7th in the league. The Reds hold a .446 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .327, which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 5th in MLB with 9.2 hits per contest. Joey Votto comes into this matchup batting .288 with an OBP of .409. He has 42 hits this year along with 35 RBI in 146 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .582 with an OPS+ of 157. Zack Cozart is hitting .352 this season and he has an OBP of .433. He has collected 45 hits in 128 at bats while driving in 18 runs. He has an OPS+ of 168 and a slugging percentage of .602. The Reds as a unit have 379 base hits, including 80 doubles and 51 homers. Cincinnati has walked 128 times this year and they have struck out on 320 occasions. They have had 298 men left on base and have an OPS of .773. They have scored 4.93 runs per game and totaled 202 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rockies/Reds MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Reds -108
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