Colorado Rockies at Pittsburgh Pirates 4/17/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Chad Bettis vs. Trevor Williams
PNC Park is the site of the matchup between the Colorado Rockies and the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday, April 17, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Chad Bettis for the Rockies and Trevor Williams for the Pirates.
Colorado opens at +125 while Pittsburgh opens at -135. The Rockies have a 8-8-1 over/under record and a 9-8-0 run line mark. The Pirates are 9-6-0 against the run line and have a 10-5-0 over/under record.
Valuable Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Colorado Rockies are 8-8-1 against the over/under
The Colorado Rockies are 9-8-0 against the run line
Important Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 10-5-0 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 9-6-0 against the run line
Key Colorado Rockies Injuries
04/14/18 3B Nolan Arenado Shoulder 5-game suspension (eligible to return 4/20 vs Chicago Cubs)
03/30/18 P Zac Rosscup Finger 10-day DL (03/26)
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 (03/12)
Key Pittsburgh Pirates Injuries
04/15/18 2B Josh Harrison Hand left last game, is questionable Monday vs Colorado Rockies
04/03/18 P Joe Musgrove Shoulder 10-day DL (03/30)
03/26/18 P A.J. Schugel Shoulder 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Nick Burdi Elbow 60-day DL (02/20)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rockies have a 9-8 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Chad Bettis has a 2-0 record with an earned run average of 2.04 and a WHIP of 1.13 this year. He has 12 strikeouts over his 17.2 innings pitched and he's given up 12 hits. He's allowed 6.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.7. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.86 and they have given up 48 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .212 against the bullpen and they've struck out 60 hitters and walked 22 batters. As a team, Colorado allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.5 batters per nine innings. They are 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.26. The Rockies pitchers collectively have given up 134 base hits and 71 earned runs. They have allowed 21 home runs this season, ranking them 5th in the league. Colorado as a pitching staff has walked 64 batters and struck out 141. They have walked 3.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.32 and their FIP as a unit is 4.44.
As a team Colorado is hitting .217, good for 27th in the league. The Rockies hold a .390 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .285, which is good for 29th in baseball. They rank 29th in MLB with 7.2 hits per game. Charlie Blackmon is hitting .298 with an on-base percentage of .389. He has 14 hits this season in 47 at bats with 11 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .745 and an OPS+ of 188. Nolan Arenado is hitting .288 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .387. He has totaled 15 hits and he has driven in 6 men in 52 at bats. His OPS+ is 121 while his slugging percentage is at .462. The Rockies have 122 hits, including 21 doubles and 24 home runs. Colorado has walked 53 times so far this season and they have struck out 165 times as a unit. They have left 98 men on base and have a team OPS of .675. They score 3.88 runs per contest and have scored a total of 66 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Pittsburgh has a 11-4 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 1.56, Trevor Williams has a 3-0 record and a 1.21 WHIP this season. He has 10 strikeouts over the 17.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 14 hits. He allows 7.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.87. The bullpen has an earned run average of 6.16 and they have given up 53 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .265 against the Pirates bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 40 batters and walked 23 opposing hitters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.2 batters per nine innings. They are 20th in the league in team earned run average at 4.4. The Pirates pitchers as a team have surrendered 134 base knocks and 67 earned runs this season. They have given up 13 home runs this year, which ranks 22nd in Major League Baseball. Pittsburgh as a staff has walked 49 hitters and struck out 110 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.34 while their FIP as a staff is 3.91.
As a team, they are batting .271, good for 3rd in the league. The Pirates hold a .452 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .343, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 4th in MLB with 9.4 hits per contest. Josh Bell comes into this matchup batting .305 with an OBP of .373. He has 18 hits this year along with 10 RBI in 59 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .424 with an OPS+ of 122. Josh Harrison is hitting .263 this season and he has an OBP of .328. He has collected 15 hits in 57 at bats while driving in 5 runs. He has an OPS+ of 89 and a slugging percentage of .351. The Pirates as a unit have 141 base hits, including 29 doubles and 19 homers. Pittsburgh has walked 55 times this year and they have struck out on 102 occasions. They have had 98 men left on base and have an OPS of .795. They have scored 5.8 runs per game and totaled 87 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rockies/Pirates MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Rockies +125
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