Wednesday, May 17, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: German Marquez vs. Ervin Santana
Target Field is the site of the matchup between the Colorado Rockies and the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday, May 17, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are German Marquez for the Rockies and Ervin Santana for the Twins.
Colorado opens at +129 while Minnesota opens at -139. The Rockies have a 16-23-0 over/under record and a 22-17-0 run line mark. The Twins are 20-14-0 against the run line and have a 15-15-4 over/under record.
Valuable Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Colorado Rockies are 16-23-0 against the over/under
The Colorado Rockies are 22-17-0 against the run line
Important Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 15-15-4 against the over/under
The Minnesota Twins are 20-14-0 against the run line
Key Colorado Rockies Injuries
05/11/17 SS Trevor Story Shoulder 10-day DL (5/9)
05/03/17 C Tony Wolters Concussion 10-day DL (5/3)
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 Minnesota Twins Injuries
04/23/17 P Justin Haley Bicep 10-day DL (4/23)
04/03/17 P Ryan O'Rourke Elbow 60-day DL (3/30)
03/31/17 P Glen Perkins Shoulder 60-day DL (4/2)
03/11/17 P Trevor May Arm 60-day DL
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rockies have a 24-15 overall record this season. Starting pitcher German Marquez has a 1-2 record with an earned run average of 4.88 and a WHIP of 1.29. He has 21 strikeouts over his 24 innings pitched and he's given up 23 hits. He allows 8.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.35. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.04 and they have given up 114 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .229 against the bullpen and they've struck out 136 hitters and walked 48 batters. As a team, Colorado allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.9 batters per nine innings. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.35. The Rockies pitchers collectively have given up 323 base hits and 170 earned runs. They have allowed 40 home runs this season, ranking them 23rd in the league. Colorado as a pitching staff has walked 133 batters and struck out 308. 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 3.95.
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As a team Colorado is hitting .260, good for 10th in the league. The Rockies hold a .435 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .317, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.8 hits per game. Nolan Arenado is hitting .299 with an on-base percentage of .350. He has 44 hits this season in 147 at bats with 27 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .585 and an OPS+ of 125. Charlie Blackmon is hitting .310 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .353. He has totaled 48 hits and he has driven in 27 men in 155 at bats. His OPS+ is 129 while his slugging percentage is at .600. The Rockies have 345 hits, including 67 doubles and 49 home runs. Colorado has walked 103 times so far this season and they have struck out 343 times as a unit. They have left 243 men on base and have a team OPS of .752. They score 4.79 runs per contest and have scored a total of 187 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Minnesota has a 19-15 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 1.50, Ervin Santana has a 6-1 record and a 0.82 WHIP. He has 41 strikeouts over the 54 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 23 hits. He allows 3.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.17. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.72 and they have given up 118 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .252 against the Twins bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 99 batters and walked 50 opposing hitters. As a team, Minnesota allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.8 batters per nine innings. They are 17th in the league in team earned run average at 4.23. The Twins pitchers as a team have surrendered 284 base knocks and 142 earned runs this season. They have given up 44 home runs this year, which ranks 15th in Major League Baseball. Minnesota as a staff has walked 121 hitters and struck out 227 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 6.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.34 while their FIP as a staff is 4.78.
As a team, they are batting .241, good for 18th in the league. The Twins hold a .404 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .327, which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 19th in MLB with 8.1 hits per contest. Jorge Polanco comes into this matchup batting .254 with an OBP of .308. He has 30 hits this year along with 16 RBI in 118 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .373 with an OPS+ of 89. Max Kepler is hitting .248 this season and he has an OBP of .341. He has collected 27 hits in 109 at bats while driving in 13 runs. He has an OPS+ of 107 and a slugging percentage of .404. The Twins as a unit have 274 base hits, including 55 doubles and 40 homers. Minnesota has walked 139 times this year and they have struck out on 278 occasions. They have had 235 men left on base and have an OPS of .731. They have scored 4.56 runs per game and totaled 155 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rockies/Twins MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Rockies +129
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