Monday, June 12, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Kyle Freeland vs. Jameson Taillon
PNC Park is the site of the matchup between the Colorado Rockies and the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday, June 12, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Kyle Freeland for the Rockies and Jameson Taillon for the Pirates.
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Colorado opens at +110 while Pittsburgh opens at -120. The Rockies have a 27-34-3 over/under record and a 39-25-0 run line mark. The Pirates are 30-32-0 against the run line and have a 31-28-3 over/under record.
Valuable Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Colorado Rockies are 27-34-3 against the over/under
The Colorado Rockies are 39-25-0 against the run line
Important Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 31-28-3 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 30-32-0 against the run line
Key Colorado Rockies Injuries
06/07/17 LF Gerardo Parra Quad 10-day DL (06/07)
06/03/17 P Tyler Anderson Knee 10-day DL (06/01)
04/13/17 P Jonathan Gray Foot 10-day DL (04/14)
03/16/17 P Chad Bettis Illness 60-day DL (03/26)
03/16/17 LF David Dahl Ribs 10-day DL (03/30)
03/16/17 C Tom Murphy Forearm 10-day DL (03/30)
Key Pittsburgh Pirates Injuries
06/07/17 C Francisco Cervelli Concussion 7-day DL (6/7)
06/06/17 P Ivan Nova Knee left last game, is "?" for next scheduled start
05/30/17 C Chris Stewart Hamstring 10-day DL (05/30)
05/28/17 P Antonio Bastardo Quad 10-day DL (04/25)
05/28/17 P Josh Lindblom Side 10-day DL (05/20)
05/06/17 P Jameson Taillon Groin 10-day DL (05/04)
04/18/17 CF Starling Marte Suspension 80-game suspension (eligible to return 07/18 vs. Milwaukee)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rockies have a 41-23 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Kyle Freeland has a 7-3 record with an earned run average of 3.34 and a WHIP of 1.34. He has 44 strikeouts over his 70 innings pitched and he's given up 66 hits. He allows 8.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.58. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.71 and they have given up 176 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .227 against the bullpen and they've struck out 212 hitters and walked 77 batters. As a team, Colorado allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.1 batters per nine innings. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.96. The Rockies pitchers collectively have given up 518 base hits and 253 earned runs. They have allowed 68 home runs this season, ranking them 23rd in the league. Colorado as a pitching staff has walked 211 batters and struck out 517. They have walked 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.27 and their FIP as a unit is 4.04.
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As a team Colorado is hitting .270, good for 4th in the league. The Rockies hold a .446 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .330, which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 5th in MLB with 9.2 hits per game. Charlie Blackmon is hitting .338 with an on-base percentage of .384. He has 88 hits this season in 260 at bats with 53 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .635 and an OPS+ of 147. Nolan Arenado is hitting .287 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .348. He has totaled 71 hits and he has driven in 46 men in 247 at bats. His OPS+ is 121 while his slugging percentage is at .559. The Rockies have 591 hits, including 116 doubles and 81 home runs. Colorado has walked 186 times so far this season and they have struck out 550 times as a unit. They have left 401 men on base and have a team OPS of .776. They score 5.27 runs per contest and have scored a total of 337 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Pittsburgh has a 27-35 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.31, Jameson Taillon has a 2-1 record and a 1.33 WHIP. He has 30 strikeouts over the 35.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 34 hits. He allows 8.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.13. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.96 and they have given up 223 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .256 against the Pirates bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 197 batters and walked 77 opposing hitters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 9.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.3 batters per nine innings. They are 20th in the league in team earned run average at 4.45. The Pirates pitchers as a team have surrendered 599 base knocks and 277 earned runs this season. They have given up 75 home runs this year, which ranks 17th in Major League Baseball. Pittsburgh as a staff has walked 173 hitters and struck out 452 batters. They give up a walk 2.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.38 while their FIP as a staff is 4.26.
As a team, they are batting .247, good for 19th in the league. The Pirates hold a .390 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .323, which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 8.5 hits per contest. Josh Harrison comes into this matchup batting .307 with an OBP of .375. He has 70 hits this year along with 20 RBI in 228 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .469 with an OPS+ of 123. Adam Frazier is hitting .296 this season and he has an OBP of .368. He has collected 45 hits in 152 at bats while driving in 22 runs. He has an OPS+ of 109 and a slugging percentage of .414. The Pirates as a unit have 524 base hits, including 103 doubles and 57 homers. Pittsburgh has walked 218 times this year and they have struck out on 464 occasions. They have had 450 men left on base and have an OPS of .713. They have scored 4.24 runs per game and totaled 263 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rockies/Pirates MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Pirates -120
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