Detroit Tigers at Colorado Rockies 8/30/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Justin Verlander vs. Chad Bettis
Coors Field is the site of the matchup between the Detroit Tigers and the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday, August 30, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Justin Verlander for the Tigers and Chad Bettis for the Rockies.
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Detroit opens at +119 while Colorado opens at -129. The Tigers have a 69-55-6 over/under record and a 61-69-0 run line mark. The Rockies are 67-64-0 against the run line and have a 53-72-6 over/under record.
Valuable Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 69-55-6 against the over/under
The Detroit Tigers are 61-69-0 against the run line
Important Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Colorado Rockies are 53-72-6 against the over/under
The Colorado Rockies are 67-64-0 against the run line
Key Detroit Tigers Injuries
08/29/17 1B Miguel Cabrera Back is downgraded to not expected to be in the starting lineup Tuesday vs. Colorado Rockies
08/27/17 P Michael Fulmer Arm probable for next scheduled start Tuesday vs. Colorado Rockies
08/27/17 DH Victor Martinez Heart 10-day DL (08/27)
08/18/17 P Anibal Sanchez Hamstring 10-day DL (08/18)
07/06/17 P Daniel Norris Groin 10-day DL (07/06)
Key Colorado Rockies Injuries
08/28/17 RF Carlos Gonzalez Ankle "?" Tuesday vs. Detroit Tigers
08/22/17 C Ryan Hanigan Groin 10-day DL (08/22)
06/26/17 P Tyler Anderson Knee 10-day DL (06/26)
06/19/17 LF David Dahl Ribs 60-day DL (03/30)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Tigers have a 57-73 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Justin Verlander has a 9-8 record with an earned run average of 3.90 and a WHIP of 1.30. He has 167 strikeouts over his 166 innings pitched and he's given up 150 hits. He allows 8.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.08. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.30 and they have given up 423 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .268 against the bullpen and they've struck out 364 hitters and walked 179 batters. As a team, Detroit allows 9.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 29th in the league in team earned run average at 5.11. The Tigers pitchers collectively have given up 1,233 base hits and 648 earned runs. They have allowed 174 home runs this season, ranking them 10th in the league. Detroit as a pitching staff has walked 425 batters and struck out 968. They have walked 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.45 and their FIP as a unit is 4.66.
As a team Detroit is hitting .259, good for 10th in the league. The Tigers hold a .429 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .330, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 10th in MLB with 8.9 hits per game. Nicholas Castellanos is hitting .248 with an on-base percentage of .305. He has 121 hits this season in 488 at bats with 75 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .447 and an OPS+ of 97. Justin Upton is hitting .280 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .364. He has totaled 126 hits and he has driven in 94 men in 450 at bats. His OPS+ is 139 while his slugging percentage is at .549. The Tigers have 1,153 hits, including 239 doubles and 153 home runs. Detroit has walked 436 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,058 times as a unit. They have left 898 men on base and have a team OPS of .758. They score 4.76 runs per contest and have scored a total of 619 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Colorado has a 71-60 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.79, Chad Bettis has a 0-1 record and a 1.21 WHIP. He has 11 strikeouts over the 19 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 20 hits. He allows 9.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.5. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.44 and they have given up 423 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .253 against the Rockies bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 423 batters and walked 167 opposing hitters. As a team, Colorado allows 9.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They are 20th in the league in team earned run average at 4.61. The Rockies pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,179 base knocks and 596 earned runs this season. They have given up 161 home runs this year, which ranks 16th in Major League Baseball. Colorado as a staff has walked 439 hitters and struck out 1,011 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.39 while their FIP as a staff is 4.43.
As a team, they are batting .274, good for 2nd in the league. The Rockies hold a .444 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .336, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 9.4 hits per contest. Nolan Arenado comes into this matchup batting .308 with an OBP of .363. He has 155 hits this year along with 108 RBI in 504 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .585 with an OPS+ of 128. Charlie Blackmon is hitting .340 this season and he has an OBP of .402. He has collected 180 hits in 530 at bats while driving in 83 runs. He has an OPS+ of 146 and a slugging percentage of .621. The Rockies as a unit have 1,230 base hits, including 236 doubles and 157 homers. Colorado has walked 402 times this year and they have struck out on 1,143 occasions. They have had 867 men left on base and have an OPS of .781. They have scored 5.13 runs per game and totaled 672 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Tigers/Rockies MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Rockies -129
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