Sunday, April 16, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Antonio Senzatela vs. Jeff Samardzija
The Colorado Rockies visit AT&T Park on Sunday, April 16, 2017 to play the San Francisco Giants. The probable starters are Antonio Senzatela for the Rockies and Jeff Samardzija for the Giants.
The opening line for this matchup has Colorado at +117 and San Francisco at -127. The Rockies have a 3-8-0 over/under record and a 5-6-0 run line mark. The Giants are 4-7-0 against the run line and have a 6-5-0 over/under record.
Valuable Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Colorado Rockies are 3-8-0 against the over/under
The Colorado Rockies are 5-6-0 against the run line
Important San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 6-5-0 against the over/under
The San Francisco Giants are 4-7-0 against the run line
Key Colorado Rockies Injuries
04/13/17 P Jonathan Gray Undisclosed "?" for next scheduled start
04/03/17 P Chad Qualls Forearm 10-day DL (3/30)
04/03/17 1B Ian Desmond Hamstring 10-day DL (3/30)
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 San Francisco Giants Injuries
04/11/17 C Buster Posey Head 7-day DL (4/11)
04/03/17 P Will Smith Elbow 60-day DL (4/2)
04/02/17 RF Mac Williamson Quad 10-day DL (03/30)
04/02/17 C Trevor Brown Ankle 10-day DL (03/30)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rockies have a 7-4 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Antonio Senzatela has a 1-0 record with an earned run average of 1.50 and a WHIP of 0.92. He has 11 strikeouts over his 12 innings pitched and he's given up 7 hits. He allows 5.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.45. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.20 and they have given up 28 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .197 against the bullpen and they've struck out 51 hitters and walked 12 batters. As a team, Colorado allows 7.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.4 batters per nine innings. They are 16th in the league in team earned run average at 3.95. The Rockies pitchers collectively have given up 85 base hits and 43 earned runs. They have allowed 11 home runs this season, ranking them 12th in the league. Colorado as a pitching staff has walked 37 batters and struck out 102. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.25 and their FIP as a unit is 3.56.
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As a team Colorado is hitting .223, good for 23rd in the league. The Rockies hold a .404 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .295, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 26th in MLB with 7.1 hits per game. Gerardo Parra is hitting .343 with an on-base percentage of .378. He has 12 hits this season in 35 at bats with 6 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .457 and an OPS+ of 111. Nolan Arenado is hitting .308 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .400. He has totaled 12 hits and he has driven in 5 men in 39 at bats. His OPS+ is 147 while his slugging percentage is at .590. The Rockies have 78 hits, including 17 doubles and 14 home runs. Colorado has walked 34 times so far this season and they have struck out 89 times as a unit. They have left 66 men on base and have a team OPS of .699. They score 3.36 runs per contest and have scored a total of 37 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
San Francisco has a 4-7 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 6.75, Jeff Samardzija has a 0-2 record and a 1.58 WHIP. He has 16 strikeouts over the 12 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 13 hits. He allows 9.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.29. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.67 and they have given up 28 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .267 against the Giants bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 28 batters and walked 14 opposing hitters. As a team, San Francisco allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.2 batters per nine innings. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.37. The Giants pitchers as a team have surrendered 92 base knocks and 46 earned runs this season. They have given up 12 home runs this year, which ranks 8th in Major League Baseball. San Francisco as a staff has walked 36 hitters and struck out 97 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.35 while their FIP as a staff is 3.82.
As a team, they are batting .244, good for 13th in the league. The Giants hold a .399 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .318, which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Brandon Belt comes into this matchup batting .190 with an OBP of .333. He has 8 hits this year along with 7 RBI in 42 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .500 with an OPS+ of 122. Brandon Crawford is hitting .306 this season and he has an OBP of .341. He has collected 11 hits in 36 at bats while driving in 5 runs. He has an OPS+ of 118 and a slugging percentage of .472. The Giants as a unit have 91 base hits, including 23 doubles and 9 homers. San Francisco has walked 41 times this year and they have struck out on 85 occasions. They have had 84 men left on base and have an OPS of .717. They have scored 4.36 runs per game and totaled 48 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rockies/Giants MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Rockies +117
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