Pittsburgh Pirates at Colorado Rockies 7/22/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, July 22, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Chad Kuhl vs. German Marquez
The Pittsburgh Pirates visit Coors Field on Saturday, July 22, 2017 to play the Colorado Rockies. The probable starters are Chad Kuhl for the Pirates and German Marquez for the Rockies.
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The opening line for this matchup has Pittsburgh at +143 and Colorado at -153. The Pirates have a 37-54-5 over/under record and a 51-45-0 run line mark. 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 37-54-5 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 51-45-0 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
No key injuries to report
Key Colorado Rockies Injuries
07/20/17 CF Charlie Blackmon Hamstring "?" Friday vs. Pittsburgh Pirates
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)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Pirates have a 48-48 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Chad Kuhl has a 3-6 record with an earned run average of 4.85 and a WHIP of 1.46. He has 76 strikeouts over his 91 innings pitched and he's given up 95 hits. He allows 9.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.14. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.71 and they have given up 321 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .250 against the bullpen and they've struck out 298 hitters and walked 118 batters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 9.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 10th in the league in team earned run average at 4.07. The Pirates pitchers collectively have given up 889 base hits and 391 earned runs. They have allowed 105 home runs this season, ranking them 26th in the league. Pittsburgh as a pitching staff has walked 267 batters and struck out 726. They have walked 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.34 and their FIP as a unit is 4.08.
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 19th in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Andrew McCutchen is hitting .288 with an on-base percentage of .377. He has 98 hits this season in 340 at bats with 53 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .506 and an OPS+ of 129. Josh Harrison is hitting .277 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .354. He has totaled 96 hits and he has driven in 32 men in 347 at bats. His OPS+ is 105 while his slugging percentage is at .432. The Pirates have 797 hits, including 155 doubles and 92 home runs. Pittsburgh has walked 327 times so far this season and they have struck out 686 times as a unit. They have left 690 men on base and have a team OPS of .713. They score 4.19 runs per contest and have scored a total of 402 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Colorado has a 56-41 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.34, German Marquez has a 7-4 record and a 1.41 WHIP. He has 76 strikeouts over the 83 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 89 hits. He allows 9.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.91. 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 14th 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. Nolan Arenado comes into this matchup batting .309 with an OBP of .356. He has 116 hits this year along with 80 RBI in 375 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .584 with an OPS+ of 125. Charlie Blackmon is hitting .329 this season and he has an OBP of .383. He has collected 129 hits in 392 at bats while driving in 67 runs. He has an OPS+ of 139 and a slugging percentage of .615. 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?
Tony's Pick: Take the Rockies -153
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