Colorado Rockies at Cleveland Indians 8/8/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, August 8, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: German Marquez vs. Corey Kluber
Progressive Field is the site of the matchup between the Colorado Rockies and the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday, August 8, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are German Marquez for the Rockies and Corey Kluber for the Indians.
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Colorado opens at +179 while Cleveland opens at -200. The Rockies have a 48-58-6 over/under record and a 59-53-0 run line mark. The Indians are 47-62-0 against the run line and have a 42-59-8 over/under record.
Valuable Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Colorado Rockies are 48-58-6 against the over/under
The Colorado Rockies are 59-53-0 against the run line
Important Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 42-59-8 against the over/under
The Cleveland Indians are 47-62-0 against the run line
Key Colorado Rockies Injuries
08/06/17 2B DJ LeMahieu Tricep "?" Tuesday vs. Cleveland
08/05/17 P Kyle Freeland Groin 10-day DL (08/05)
07/28/17 LF Ian Desmond Calf 10-day DL (07/26)
06/26/17 P Tyler Anderson Knee 10-day DL (06/26)
06/19/17 LF David Dahl Ribs 60-day DL (03/30)
03/16/17 P Chad Bettis Illness 60-day DL (03/26)
Key Cleveland Indians Injuries
08/02/17 P Andrew Miller Knee 10-day DL (08/02)
07/31/17 P Josh Tomlin Hamstring 10-day DL (07/31)
07/30/17 P Boone Logan Side 60-day DL (07/20)
07/14/17 RF Lonnie Chisenhall Calf 10-day DL (07/14)
04/09/17 P Cody Anderson Elbow 60-day DL (04/02)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rockies have a 64-48 overall record this season. Starting pitcher German Marquez has a 9-4 record with an earned run average of 4.11 and a WHIP of 1.30. He has 100 strikeouts over his 103 innings pitched and he's given up 101 hits. He allows 8.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.73. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.56 and they have given up 373 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .257 against the bullpen and they've struck out 375 hitters and walked 147 batters. As a team, Colorado allows 9.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8 batters per nine innings. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 4.68. The Rockies pitchers collectively have given up 1009 base hits and 518 earned runs. They have allowed 138 home runs this season, ranking them 15th in the league. Colorado as a pitching staff has walked 382 batters and struck out 886. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.40 and their FIP as a unit is 4.43.
As a team Colorado is hitting .276, good for 2nd in the league. The Rockies hold a .445 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .335, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 3rd in MLB with 9.5 hits per game. Charlie Blackmon is hitting .331 with an on-base percentage of .388. He has 150 hits this season in 453 at bats with 72 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .607 and an OPS+ of 139. Nolan Arenado is hitting .317 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .366. He has totaled 138 hits and he has driven in 98 men in 435 at bats. His OPS+ is 130 while his slugging percentage is at .595. The Rockies have 1059 hits, including 204 doubles and 131 home runs. Colorado has walked 328 times so far this season and they have struck out 982 times as a unit. They have left 720 men on base and have a team OPS of .780. They score 5.29 runs per contest and have scored a total of 593 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Cleveland has a 59-50 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.77, Corey Kluber has a 9-3 record and a 0.95 WHIP. He has 172 strikeouts over the 123.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 90 hits. He allows 6.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.46. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.97 and they have given up 287 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .227 against the Indians bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 369 batters and walked 110 opposing hitters. As a team, Cleveland allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 10 batters per nine innings. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 3.77. The Indians pitchers as a team have surrendered 871 base knocks and 404 earned runs this season. They have given up 120 home runs this year, which ranks 26th in Major League Baseball. Cleveland as a staff has walked 302 hitters and struck out 1075 batters. They give up a walk 2.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 10 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.22 while their FIP as a staff is 3.57.
As a team, they are batting .261, good for 7th in the league. The Indians hold a .437 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .336, which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 10th in MLB with 8.9 hits per contest. Edwin Encarnacion comes into this matchup batting .253 with an OBP of .368. He has 97 hits this year along with 64 RBI in 383 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .470 with an OPS+ of 117. Francisco Lindor is hitting .271 this season and he has an OBP of .331. He has collected 118 hits in 436 at bats while driving in 51 runs. He has an OPS+ of 106 and a slugging percentage of .472. The Indians as a unit have 965 base hits, including 227 doubles and 129 homers. Cleveland has walked 404 times this year and they have struck out on 780 occasions. They have had 775 men left on base and have an OPS of .773. They have scored 4.86 runs per game and totaled 530 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rockies/Indians MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Indians -200
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