Milwaukee Brewers at Colorado Rockies 8/18/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Friday, August 18, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Matt Garza vs. German Marquez
Coors Field is the site of the matchup between the Milwaukee Brewers and the Colorado Rockies on Friday, August 18, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Matt Garza for the Brewers and German Marquez for the Rockies.
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Milwaukee opens at +160 while Colorado opens at -170. The Brewers have a 57-59-6 over/under record and a 65-57-0 run line mark. The Rockies are 62-58-0 against the run line and have a 50-64-6 over/under record.
Valuable Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Brewers are 57-59-6 against the over/under
The Milwaukee Brewers are 65-57-0 against the run line
Important Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Colorado Rockies are 50-64-6 against the over/under
The Colorado Rockies are 62-58-0 against the run line
Key Milwaukee Brewers Injuries
08/16/17 SS Orlando Arcia Back "?"
08/13/17 P Brent Suter Rotator Cuff 10-day DL (08/13)
08/04/17 C Jett Bandy Ribs 10-day DL (08/04)
07/18/17 C Stephen Vogt Knee 10-day DL (07/18)
06/28/17 P Chase Anderson Ribs 10-day DL (06/28); expected to start Sunday vs. Colorado Rockies
Key Colorado Rockies Injuries
07/28/17 LF Ian Desmond Calf 10-day DL (07/26)
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 Brewers have a 63-59 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Matt Garza has a 6-6 record with an earned run average of 4.38 and a WHIP of 1.35. He has 65 strikeouts over his 96.2 innings pitched and he's given up 96 hits. He allows 8.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.76. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.07 and they have given up 398 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .247 against the bullpen and they've struck out 436 hitters and walked 209 batters. As a team, Milwaukee allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.2 batters per nine innings. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 4.15. The Brewers pitchers collectively have given up 1,068 base hits and 503 earned runs. They have allowed 149 home runs this season, ranking them 14th in the league. Milwaukee as a pitching staff has walked 431 batters and struck out 997. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.37 and their FIP as a unit is 4.41.
As a team Milwaukee is hitting .251, good for 19th in the league. The Brewers hold a .437 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322, which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 19th in MLB with 8.5 hits per game. Orlando Arcia is hitting .284 with an on-base percentage of .325. He has 113 hits this season in 398 at bats with 39 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .417 and an OPS+ of 92. Domingo Santana is hitting .269 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .362. He has totaled 109 hits and he has driven in 62 men in 405 at bats. His OPS+ is 114 while his slugging percentage is at .464. The Brewers have 1,040 hits, including 207 doubles and 177 home runs. Milwaukee has walked 397 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,198 times as a unit. They have left 819 men on base and have a team OPS of .759. They score 4.63 runs per contest and have scored a total of 565 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Colorado has a 67-53 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.13, German Marquez has a 9-5 record and a 1.30 WHIP. He has 107 strikeouts over the 113.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 110 hits. He allows 8.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.79. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.41 and they have given up 391 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .253 against the Rockies bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 396 batters and walked 155 opposing hitters. As a team, Colorado allows 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.9 batters per nine innings. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.59. The Rockies pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,072 base knocks and 545 earned runs this season. They have given up 144 home runs this year, which ranks 19th in Major League Baseball. Colorado as a staff has walked 406 hitters and struck out 937 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.38 while their FIP as a staff is 4.39.
As a team, they are batting .275, 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 5th in baseball. They rank 3rd in MLB with 9.4 hits per contest. Nolan Arenado comes into this matchup batting .311 with an OBP of .361. He has 144 hits this year along with 103 RBI in 463 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .590 with an OPS+ of 128. Charlie Blackmon is hitting .333 this season and he has an OBP of .394. He has collected 161 hits in 484 at bats while driving in 74 runs. He has an OPS+ of 142 and a slugging percentage of .610. The Rockies as a unit have 1,132 base hits, including 216 doubles and 142 homers. Colorado has walked 358 times this year and they have struck out on 1,056 occasions. They have had 777 men left on base and have an OPS of .780. They have scored 5.24 runs per game and totaled 629 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Brewers/Rockies MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Rockies -170
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