Colorado Rockies at Houston Astros 8/14/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Minute Maid Park
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Probable Pitchers: German Marquez vs. Justin Verlander
The Colorado Rockies visit Minute Maid Park on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 to play the Houston Astros. The probable starters are German Marquez for the Rockies and Justin Verlander for the Astros.
The opening line for this matchup has Colorado at +185 and Houston at -200. The Rockies have a 51-59-8 over/under record and a 61-57-0 run line mark. The Astros are 60-59-0 against the run line and have a 51-62-6 over/under record.
Valuable Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Colorado Rockies are 51-59-8 against the over/under
The Colorado Rockies are 61-57-0 against the run line
Important Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 51-62-6 against the over/under
The Houston Astros are 60-59-0 against the run line
Key Colorado Rockies Injuries
08/13/18 3B Nolan Arenado Shoulder missed last game, is probable Tuesday vs Houston Astros
08/05/18 P Antonio Senzatela Shoulder 10-day DL (08/03)
07/08/18 P Mike Dunn Undisclosed 60-day DL (07/07)
04/24/18 P Carlos Estevez Oblique 60-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Rayan Gonzalez Elbow 60-day DL (03/12)
Key Houston Astros Injuries
08/12/18 CF Jake Marisnick Groin 10-day DL (08/11)
08/07/18 RF George Springer Thumb 10-day DL (08/06)
08/05/18 P Lance McCullers Jr. Elbow 10-day DL (08/05)
08/04/18 P Chris Devenski Hamstring 10-day DL (07/31)
07/28/18 2B Jose Altuve Knee 10-day DL (07/28)
07/03/18 C Brian McCann Knee 10-day DL (07/01)
05/21/18 LF Derek Fisher Intestinal 10-day DL (05/20)
03/30/18 P Brady Rodgers Elbow 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Jandel Gustave Elbow 10-day DL (03/26)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rockies have a 63-55 overall record this season. Starting pitcher German Marquez has a 9-9 record with an earned run average of 4.69 and a WHIP of 1.38 this season. He has 139 strikeouts over his 128.2 innings pitched and he's given up 132 hits. He's allowed 9.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.16. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.16 and they have given up 367 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .256 against the bullpen and they've struck out 366 hitters and walked 167 batters. As a team, Colorado allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.59. The Rockies pitchers collectively have given up 1,011 base hits and 536 earned runs. They have allowed 135 home runs this season, ranking them 15th in the league. Colorado as a pitching staff has walked 405 batters and struck out 1,000. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.35 and their FIP as a unit is 4.19.
As a team Colorado is hitting .253, good for 11th in the league. The Rockies hold a .429 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .320, which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Nolan Arenado is hitting .306 with an on-base percentage of .390. He has 128 hits this season in 418 at bats with 82 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .584 and an OPS+ of 144. Charlie Blackmon is hitting .276 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .346. He has totaled 125 hits and he has driven in 50 men in 453 at bats. His OPS+ is 107 while his slugging percentage is at .477. The Rockies have 1,013 hits, including 196 doubles and 150 home runs. Colorado has walked 365 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,009 times as a unit. They have left 759 men on base and have a team OPS of .749. They score 4.67 runs per contest and have scored a total of 551 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Houston has a 73-46 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.50, Justin Verlander has a 11-7 record and a 0.91 WHIP. He has 206 strikeouts over the 158.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 116 hits. He's allowing 6.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.02. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.03 and they have given up 269 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .213 against the Astros bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 412 batters and walked 85 opposing hitters. As a team, Houston allows 7.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.5 batters per nine innings. They are 1st in the league in team earned run average at 3.06. The Astros pitchers as a team have surrendered 843 base knocks and 364 earned runs this season. They have given up 112 home runs this year, which ranks 28th in Major League Baseball. Houston as a staff has walked 307 hitters and struck out 1,249 batters. They give up a walk 2.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 10.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.07 while their FIP as a staff is 3.18.
As a team, they are batting .255, good for 7th in the league. The Astros hold a .425 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .329, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 8th in MLB with 8.6 hits per contest. Yuli Gurriel comes into this matchup batting .281 with an OBP of .309. He has 110 hits this year along with 56 RBI in 392 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .390 with an OPS+ of 96. Alex Bregman is hitting .280 this season and he has an OBP of .384. He has collected 125 hits in 446 at bats while driving in 73 runs. He has an OPS+ of 151 and a slugging percentage of .516. The Astros as a unit have 1,029 base hits, including 216 doubles and 148 homers. Houston has walked 416 times this year and they have struck out on 907 occasions. They have had 791 men left on base and have an OPS of .754. They have scored 4.89 runs per game and totaled 582 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rockies/Astros MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Rockies +185
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