Colorado Rockies at St. Louis Cardinals 7/26/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Jeff Hoffman vs. Carlos Martinez
The Colorado Rockies head to Busch Stadium on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 to take on the St. Louis Cardinals. The expected starting pitchers are Jeff Hoffman for the Rockies and Carlos Martinez for the Cardinals.
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The odds for this matchup have Colorado at +145 and St. Louis at -155. The Rockies have a 44-51-6 over/under mark and a 55-46-0 run line record. The Cardinals are 46-53-0 against the run line and have a 51-43-5 over/under record.
Valuable Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Colorado Rockies are 44-51-6 against the over/under
The Colorado Rockies are 55-46-0 against the run line
Important St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 51-43-5 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 46-53-0 against the run line
Key Colorado Rockies Injuries
07/16/17 P Tyler Chatwood Calf 10-day DL (07/16)
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 St. Louis Cardinals Injuries
07/24/17 1B Matt Carpenter Quad is expected to be in the starting lineup Tuesday vs. Colorado Rockies
07/15/17 RF Stephen Piscotty Groin 10-day DL (07/15)
04/10/17 P Alex Reyes Elbow 60-day DL (03/30)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rockies have a 58-43 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jeff Hoffman has a 6-2 record with an earned run average of 5.10 and a WHIP of 1.32. He has 55 strikeouts over his 65.1 innings pitched and he's given up 65 hits. He allows 9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.55 and they have given up 326 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .252 against the bullpen and they've struck out 338 hitters and walked 136 batters. As a team, Colorado allows 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.9 batters per nine innings. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.69. The Rockies pitchers collectively have given up 902 base hits and 469 earned runs. They have allowed 125 home runs this season, ranking them 13th in the league. Colorado as a pitching staff has walked 358 batters and struck out 793. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.40 and their FIP as a unit is 4.51.
As a team Colorado is hitting .276, good for 3rd in the league. The Rockies hold a .446 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .334, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 3rd in MLB with 9.5 hits per game. Nolan Arenado is hitting .311 with an on-base percentage of .357. He has 122 hits this season in 392 at bats with 86 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .584 and an OPS+ of 125. Charlie Blackmon is hitting .328 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .381. He has totaled 134 hits and he has driven in 69 men in 409 at bats. His OPS+ is 138 while his slugging percentage is at .616. The Rockies have 959 hits, including 176 doubles and 122 home runs. Colorado has walked 291 times so far this season and they have struck out 885 times as a unit. They have left 644 men on base and have a team OPS of .780. They score 5.37 runs per contest and have scored a total of 542 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
St. Louis has a 48-51 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.34, Carlos Martinez has a 6-8 record and a 1.18 WHIP. He has 136 strikeouts over the 129.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 105 hits. He allows 7.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.83. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.06 and they have given up 302 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .250 against the Cardinals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 304 batters and walked 111 opposing hitters. As a team, St. Louis allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.3 batters per nine innings. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.85. The Cardinals pitchers as a team have surrendered 847 base knocks and 382 earned runs this season. They have given up 111 home runs this year, which ranks 25th in Major League Baseball. St. Louis as a staff has walked 294 hitters and struck out 821 batters. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.28 while their FIP as a staff is 4.04.
As a team, they are batting .255, good for 16th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .423 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .329, which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 20th in MLB with 8.6 hits per contest. Matt Carpenter comes into this matchup batting .248 with an OBP of .378. He has 80 hits this year along with 46 RBI in 323 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .449 with an OPS+ of 116. Jedd Gyorko is hitting .284 this season and he has an OBP of .350. He has collected 88 hits in 310 at bats while driving in 50 runs. He has an OPS+ of 116 and a slugging percentage of .487. The Cardinals as a unit have 856 base hits, including 179 doubles and 120 homers. St. Louis has walked 347 times this year and they have struck out on 809 occasions. They have had 670 men left on base and have an OPS of .752. They have scored 4.56 runs per game and totaled 451 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rockies/Cardinals MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Rockies +145
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