Colorado Rockies at Miami Marlins 4/28/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, April 28, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: German Marquez vs. Caleb Smith
Marlins Park is the site of the matchup between the Colorado Rockies and the Miami Marlins on Saturday, April 28, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are German Marquez for the Rockies and Caleb Smith for the Marlins.
Colorado opens at -150 while Miami opens at +140. The Rockies have a 12-12-2 over/under record and a 14-12-0 run line mark. The Marlins are 10-14-0 against the run line and have a 13-11-0 over/under record.
Valuable Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Colorado Rockies are 12-12-2 against the over/under
The Colorado Rockies are 14-12-0 against the run line
Important Miami Marlins Betting Trends
The Miami Marlins are 13-11-0 against the over/under
The Miami Marlins are 10-14-0 against the run line
Key Colorado Rockies Injuries
04/26/18 P Chris Rusin Oblique 10-day DL (04/23)
04/24/18 P Carlos Estevez Oblique 60-day DL (03/26)
04/22/18 RF Carlos Gonzalez Hamstring 10-day DL (04/19)
03/30/18 P Zac Rosscup Finger 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Rayan Gonzalez Elbow 60-day DL (03/12)
Key Miami Marlins Injuries
04/25/18 P Wei-Yin Chen Elbow 10-day DL (03/26); expected to start Saturday vs Colorado
04/22/18 P Odrisamer Despaigne Forearm 10-day DL (04/20)
04/21/18 2B Mason Davis Forearm 7-day DL (04/21)
04/20/18 P Chris O'Grady Shoulder 10-day DL (04/17)
04/14/18 1B Garrett Cooper Wrist 60-day DL (04/02)
03/30/18 P Brett Graves Oblique 60-day DL (03/29)
03/26/18 P Dan Straily Forearm 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Elieser Hernandez Dental 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 SS JT Riddle Shoulder 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 3B Martin Prado Knee 10-day DL (03/26)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rockies have a 14-12 overall record this season. Starting pitcher German Marquez has a 1-2 record with an earned run average of 6.14 and a WHIP of 1.59 this year. He has 21 strikeouts over his 22 innings pitched and he's given up 22 hits. He's allowed 9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.5. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.30 and they have given up 85 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .242 against the bullpen and they've struck out 98 hitters and walked 36 batters. As a team, Colorado allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.85. The Rockies pitchers collectively have given up 217 base hits and 124 earned runs. They have allowed 27 home runs this season, ranking them 12th in the league. Colorado as a pitching staff has walked 95 batters and struck out 226. They have walked 3.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.36 and their FIP as a unit is 4.11.
As a team Colorado is hitting .230, good for 24th in the league. The Rockies hold a .395 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .304, which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 28th in MLB with 7.6 hits per game. Charlie Blackmon is hitting .300 with an on-base percentage of .385. He has 24 hits this season in 80 at bats with 15 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .638 and an OPS+ of 161. Nolan Arenado is hitting .342 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .437. He has totaled 25 hits and he has driven in 12 men in 73 at bats. His OPS+ is 165 while his slugging percentage is at .589. The Rockies have 197 hits, including 32 doubles and 33 home runs. Colorado has walked 89 times so far this season and they have struck out 238 times as a unit. They have left 156 men on base and have a team OPS of .700. They score 4.27 runs per contest and have scored a total of 111 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Miami has a 7-17 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.82, Caleb Smith has a 0-3 record and a 1.52 WHIP this season. He has 32 strikeouts over the 21.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 18 hits. He allows 7.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.7. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.68 and they have given up 107 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .262 against the Marlins bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 115 batters and walked 49 opposing hitters. As a team, Miami allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.2 batters per nine innings. They are 28th in the league in team earned run average at 5.29. The Marlins pitchers as a team have surrendered 211 base knocks and 130 earned runs this season. They have given up 32 home runs this year, which ranks 5th in Major League Baseball. Miami as a staff has walked 110 hitters and struck out 226 batters. They give up a walk 4.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.45 while their FIP as a staff is 4.67.
As a team, they are batting .224, good for 27th in the league. The Marlins hold a .319 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .299, which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 20th in MLB with 7.8 hits per contest. Starlin Castro comes into this matchup batting .302 with an OBP of .355. He has 29 hits this year along with 8 RBI in 96 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .344 with an OPS+ of 102. Derek Dietrich is hitting .233 this season and he has an OBP of .282. He has collected 24 hits in 103 at bats while driving in 6 runs. He has an OPS+ of 73 and a slugging percentage of .320. The Marlins as a unit have 188 base hits, including 25 doubles and 17 homers. Miami has walked 77 times this year and they have struck out on 230 occasions. They have had 178 men left on base and have an OPS of .618. They have scored 3.38 runs per game and totaled 81 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rockies/Marlins MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Rockies -150
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