Colorado Rockies at Arizona Diamondbacks 3/31/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, March 31, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: German Marquez vs. Zack Greinke
Chase Field is the site of the matchup between the Colorado Rockies and the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday, March 31, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are German Marquez for the Rockies and Zack Greinke for the Diamondbacks.
Colorado opens at +145 while Arizona opens at -155. The Rockies had a 65-91-7 over/under record and a 82-81-0 run line mark last year. The Diamondbacks were 88-78-0 against the run line and had a 76-82-8 over/under record.
Valuable Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Colorado Rockies were 65-91-7 against the over/under last season
The Colorado Rockies were 82-81-0 against the run line last year
Important Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks were 76-82-8 against the over/under last season
The Arizona Diamondbacks were 88-78-0 against the run line last year
Key Colorado Rockies Injuries
03/30/18 P Zac Rosscup Finger 10-day DL (03/26)
03/29/18 SS Pat Valaika Oblique is questionable vs Arizona Diamondbacks
03/26/18 P Carlos Estevez Oblique 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Jeff Hoffman Shoulder 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Rayan Gonzalez Elbow 60-day DL (03/26)
Key Arizona Diamondbacks Injuries
03/29/18 P Randall Delgado Oblique 10-day DL (03/26)
03/29/18 RF Steven Souza Jr. Pectoral 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Shelby Miller Elbow 60-day DL (03/26)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rockies had a 87-75 overall record last season. Starting pitcher German Marquez had a 11-7 record with an earned run average of 4.39 and a WHIP of 1.38. He had 147 strikeouts over his 162 innings pitched and he gave up 174 hits. He allowed 9.7 hits per 9 innings and he had a FIP of 4.4. The bullpen had an earned run average of 4.40 and they gave up 530 base hits on the year. Teams hit .249 against the bullpen and they struck out 549 hitters while walking 213 batters. As a team, Colorado allowed 9.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8 batters per nine innings. They were 17th in the league in team earned run average at 4.51. The Rockies pitchers collectively gave up 1,453 base hits and 721 earned runs last year. They allowed 190 home runs last season, ranking them 22nd in the league. Colorado as a pitching staff walked 532 batters and struck out 1,270. They walked 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 8 per 9. They had a team WHIP of 1.38 and their FIP as a unit was 4.32.
As a team Colorado hit .273, good for 2nd in the league. The Rockies held a .444 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .338, which was good for 5th in baseball. They ranked 2nd in MLB with 9.3 hits per game. Charlie Blackmon hit .331 with an on-base percentage of .399 last year. He had 213 hits last season in 644 at bats with 104 runs batted in. He had a slugging percentage of .601 and an OPS+ of 142. Nolan Arenado hit .309 last year and he had an on-base percentage of .373. He totaled 187 hits and he drove in 130 men in 606 at bats. His OPS+ was 132 while his slugging percentage was at .586. The Rockies had 1,510 hits last season, including 293 doubles and 192 home runs. Colorado walked 519 times last year and they struck out 1,408 times as a unit. They left 1,088 men on base and had a team OPS of .781. They scored 5.09 runs per contest and scored a total of 824 runs last year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Arizona had a 93-69 overall mark last year. With an earned run average of 3.20, Zack Greinke had a 17-7 record and a 1.07 WHIP. He had 215 strikeouts over the 202.1 innings he pitched. He also gave up 172 hits. He allowed 7.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stood at 3.31. The bullpen had an earned run average of 3.78 and they gave up 454 base hits on the year. Teams hit .236 against the Diamondbacks bullpen. Their relievers struck out 494 batters and walked 189 opposing hitters. As a team, Arizona allowed 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.3 batters per nine innings. They were 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 3.66. The Diamondbacks pitchers as a team surrendered 1,309 base knocks and 586 earned runs last season. They gave up 171 home runs last year, which ranked 29th in Major League Baseball. Arizona as a staff walked 516 hitters and struck out 1,482 batters. They gave up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they struck out 9.3 per 9. Their team WHIP was 1.27 while their FIP as a staff was 3.80.
As a team, they batted .254, good for 17th in the league. The Diamondbacks held a .445 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .329, which was good for 13th in baseball. They ranked 15th in MLB with 8.7 hits per contest. Jake Lamb comes into this matchup after batting .248 with an OBP of .357 last season. He had 133 hits last year along with 105 RBI in 536 AB's. He maintained a slugging percentage of .487 with an OPS+ of 110. Paul Goldschmidt hit .297 last season and he had an OBP of .404. He collected 166 hits in 558 at bats while driving in 120 runs. He had an OPS+ of 140 and a slugging percentage of .563. The Diamondbacks as a unit had 1,405 base hits last season, including 314 doubles and 220 homers. Arizona walked 578 times last year and they struck out on 1,456 occasions. They left 1,118 men on base and had an OPS of .774. They scored 5.01 runs per game and totaled 812 runs last year.
Who will win tonight's Rockies/Diamondbacks MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Rockies +145
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