Pittsburgh Pirates at Colorado Rockies 7/21/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Friday, July 21, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Trevor Williams vs. Jeff Hoffman
The Pittsburgh Pirates head to Coors Field on Friday, July 21, 2017 to take on the Colorado Rockies. The expected starting pitchers are Trevor Williams for the Pirates and Jeff Hoffman for the Rockies.
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The odds for this matchup have Pittsburgh at +150 and Colorado at -160. The Pirates have a 37-53-5 over/under mark and a 50-45-0 run line record. The Rockies are 53-44-0 against the run line and have a 41-50-6 over/under record.
Valuable Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 37-53-5 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 50-45-0 against the run line
Important Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Colorado Rockies are 41-50-6 against the over/under
The Colorado Rockies are 53-44-0 against the run line
Key Pittsburgh Pirates Injuries
7/19/2017 Conner Uselton Undisclosed Out for the season
7/17/2017 Connor Joe 1B Finger Expected to be out until at least Jul 30
7/17/2017 Austin Meadows CF Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Jul 27
7/3/2017 Jason Stoffel RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 1
6/30/2017 Jung Ho Kang 3B Suspension Expected to miss the 2017 season
Key Colorado Rockies Injuries
7/19/2017 Charlie Blackmon CF Leg Expected to be out until at least Jul 21
7/19/2017 Tyler Chatwood SP Calf Expected to be out until at least Jul 29
7/19/2017 Yeremi Rosario Suspension Suspended until Aug 12
7/15/2017 Vince Fernandez LF Oblique Expected to be out until at least Jul 26
7/12/2017 Colton Welker 3B Groin Expected to be out until at least Aug 16
7/5/2017 Chad Bettis SP Illness Expected to be out until at least Aug 1
7/4/2017 Tyler Anderson SP Knee Expected to be out until at least Aug 5
6/15/2017 Jair Jurrjens SP Suspension Suspended until Sep 3
5/31/2017 Stephen Cardullo LF Wrist Expected to be out until at least Jul 21
5/25/2017 Forrest Wall 2B Shoulder Out for the season
5/22/2017 Rayan Gonzalez RP Elbow Out for the season
4/13/2017 Mike Nikorak SP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Pirates have a 47-48 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Trevor Williams has a 3-4 record with an earned run average of 4.69 and a WHIP of 1.33. He has 59 strikeouts over his 80.2 innings pitched and he's given up 85 hits. He allows 9.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.93. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.75 and they have given up 318 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .250 against the bullpen and they've struck out 296 hitters and walked 116 batters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 9.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.5 batters per nine innings. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 4.09. The Pirates pitchers collectively have given up 881 base hits and 389 earned runs. They have allowed 105 home runs this season, ranking them 25th in the league. Pittsburgh as a pitching staff has walked 263 batters and struck out 716. They have walked 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.34 and their FIP as a unit is 4.09.
As a team Pittsburgh is hitting .245, good for 24th in the league. The Pirates hold a .391 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Josh Harrison is hitting .277 with an on-base percentage of .355. He has 95 hits this season in 343 at bats with 31 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .434 and an OPS+ of 106. Andrew McCutchen is hitting .289 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .378. He has totaled 97 hits and he has driven in 52 men in 336 at bats. His OPS+ is 130 while his slugging percentage is at .509. The Pirates have 789 hits, including 155 doubles and 91 home runs. Pittsburgh has walked 326 times so far this season and they have struck out 681 times as a unit. They have left 686 men on base and have a team OPS of .713. They score 4.19 runs per contest and have scored a total of 398 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Colorado has a 56-41 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.33, Jeff Hoffman has a 6-1 record and a 1.17 WHIP. He has 53 strikeouts over the 62.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 56 hits. He allows 8.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.86. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.43 and they have given up 303 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .246 against the Rockies bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 328 batters and walked 124 opposing hitters. As a team, Colorado allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8 batters per nine innings. They are 20th in the league in team earned run average at 4.6. The Rockies pitchers as a team have surrendered 855 base knocks and 442 earned runs this season. They have given up 119 home runs this year, which ranks 13th in Major League Baseball. Colorado as a staff has walked 336 hitters and struck out 764 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.38 while their FIP as a staff is 4.44.
As a team, they are batting .274, good for 3rd in the league. The Rockies hold a .442 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .333, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 3rd in MLB with 9.4 hits per contest. Charlie Blackmon comes into this matchup batting .329 with an OBP of .383. He has 129 hits this year along with 67 RBI in 392 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .615 with an OPS+ of 140. Nolan Arenado is hitting .309 this season and he has an OBP of .356. He has collected 116 hits in 375 at bats while driving in 80 runs. He has an OPS+ of 126 and a slugging percentage of .584. The Rockies as a unit have 916 base hits, including 167 doubles and 115 homers. Colorado has walked 282 times this year and they have struck out on 854 occasions. They have had 622 men left on base and have an OPS of .775. They have scored 5.31 runs per game and totaled 515 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Pirates/Rockies MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Pirates +150
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