Colorado Rockies at Washington Nationals 7/29/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, July 29, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Kyle Freeland vs. Erick Fedde
The Colorado Rockies visit Nationals Park on Saturday, July 29, 2017 to play the Washington Nationals. The probable starters are Kyle Freeland for the Rockies and Erick Fedde for the Nationals.
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The opening line for this matchup has Colorado at +110 and Washington at -120. The Rockies have a 45-52-6 over/under record and a 56-47-0 run line mark. The Nationals are 51-49-0 against the run line and have a 50-46-4 over/under record.
Valuable Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Colorado Rockies are 45-52-6 against the over/under
The Colorado Rockies are 56-47-0 against the run line
Important Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 50-46-4 against the over/under
The Washington Nationals are 51-49-0 against the run line
Key Colorado Rockies Injuries
07/26/17 LF Ian Desmond Calf "?" Friday vs. Washington
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 Washington Nationals Injuries
07/26/17 P Stephen Strasburg Forearm 10-day DL (07/26)
07/26/17 LF Ryan Raburn Trapezius 10-day DL (07/22)
07/23/17 LF Chris Heisey Groin 10-day DL (07/23)
07/17/17 P Joe Ross Tricep 60-day DL (07/14)
07/17/17 P Koda Glover Back 60-day DL (06/11)
07/07/17 CF Michael Taylor Oblique 10-day DL (07/07)
06/29/17 SS Trea Turner Wrist 10-day DL (06/30)
06/19/17 P Shawn Kelley Trapezius 10-day DL (06/17)
06/06/17 LF Jayson Werth Foot 60-day DL (06/04)
06/02/17 CF Adam Eaton ACL 60-day DL (04/29)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rockies have a 58-45 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Kyle Freeland has a 10-7 record with an earned run average of 3.64 and a WHIP of 1.37. He has 72 strikeouts over his 116.1 innings pitched and he's given up 115 hits. He allows 8.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.71. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.56 and they have given up 338 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .255 against the bullpen and they've struck out 343 hitters and walked 141 batters. As a team, Colorado allows 9.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.9 batters per nine innings. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 4.73. The Rockies pitchers collectively have given up 929 base hits and 481 earned runs. They have allowed 127 home runs this season, ranking them 15th in the league. Colorado as a pitching staff has walked 366 batters and struck out 807. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.41 and their FIP as a unit is 4.52.
As a team Colorado is hitting .275, good for 3rd in the league. The Rockies hold a .445 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .333, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 3rd in MLB with 9.5 hits per game. Charlie Blackmon is hitting .326 with an on-base percentage of .379. He has 136 hits this season in 417 at bats with 69 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .609 and an OPS+ of 136. Nolan Arenado is hitting .313 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .360. He has totaled 125 hits and he has driven in 89 men in 399 at bats. His OPS+ is 127 while his slugging percentage is at .591. The Rockies have 974 hits, including 180 doubles and 124 home runs. Colorado has walked 296 times so far this season and they have struck out 904 times as a unit. They have left 653 men on base and have a team OPS of .779. They score 5.33 runs per contest and have scored a total of 549 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Washington has a 61-39 overall mark this year. Erick Fedde is expected to make his season debut for the Nationals. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.17 and they have given up 305 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .271 against the Nationals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 266 batters and walked 107 opposing hitters. As a team, Washington allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.2 batters per nine innings. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 4.06. The Nationals pitchers as a team have surrendered 829 base knocks and 404 earned runs this season. They have given up 129 home runs this year, which ranks 13th in Major League Baseball. Washington as a staff has walked 310 hitters and struck out 912 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.27 while their FIP as a staff is 4.14.
As a team, they are batting .279, good for 2nd in the league. The Nationals hold a .479 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .345, which is good for 2nd in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 9.8 hits per contest. Ryan Zimmerman comes into this matchup batting .318 with an OBP of .359. He has 108 hits this year along with 72 RBI in 340 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .582 with an OPS+ of 137. Bryce Harper is hitting .338 this season and he has an OBP of .439. He has collected 119 hits in 352 at bats while driving in 79 runs. He has an OPS+ of 175 and a slugging percentage of .648. The Nationals as a unit have 980 base hits, including 211 doubles and 153 homers. Washington has walked 356 times this year and they have struck out on 794 occasions. They have had 713 men left on base and have an OPS of .824. They have scored 5.63 runs per game and totaled 563 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rockies/Nationals MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Rockies +110
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