Colorado Rockies at Washington Nationals 4/12/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Thursday, April 12, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Chad Bettis vs. Gio Gonzalez
The Colorado Rockies visit Nationals Park on Thursday, April 12, 2018 to play the Washington Nationals. The probable starters are Chad Bettis for the Rockies and Gio Gonzalez for the Nationals.
The opening line for this matchup has Colorado at +162 and Washington at -172. The Rockies have a 6-5-1 over/under record and a 5-7-0 run line mark. The Nationals are 5-6-0 against the run line and have a 5-4-2 over/under record.
Valuable Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Colorado Rockies are 6-5-1 against the over/under
The Colorado Rockies are 5-7-0 against the run line
Important Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 5-4-2 against the over/under
The Washington Nationals are 5-6-0 against the run line
Key Colorado Rockies Injuries
04/10/18 CF Charlie Blackmon Quad is "?" Wednesday vs San Diego Padres
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 Washington Nationals Injuries
04/11/18 CF Adam Eaton Ankle is downgraded to doubtful Wednesday vs Atlanta Braves
04/02/18 C Matt Wieters Oblique 10-day DL (04/02)
03/30/18 P Joaquin Benoit Forearm 10-day DL (03/28)
03/30/18 P Koda Glover Shoulder 60-day DL (03/28)
03/27/18 2B Daniel Murphy Knee 10-day DL (03/27)
03/26/18 P Joe Ross Elbow 60-day DL (02/21)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rockies have a 5-7 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Chad Bettis has a 1-0 record with an earned run average of 2.53 and a WHIP of 1.41 this season. He has 7 strikeouts over his 10.2 innings pitched and he's given up 9 hits. He's allowed 7.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.88. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.30 and they have given up 35 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .220 against the bullpen and they've struck out 38 hitters and walked 14 batters. As a team, Colorado allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8 batters per nine innings. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 4.84. The Rockies pitchers collectively have given up 103 base hits and 57 earned runs. They have allowed 15 home runs this season, ranking them 8th in the league. Colorado as a pitching staff has walked 44 batters and struck out 94. They have walked 3.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.39 and their FIP as a unit is 4.48.
As a team Colorado is hitting .227, good for 25th in the league. The Rockies hold a .404 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .301, which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 7.6 hits per game. Charlie Blackmon is hitting .282 with an on-base percentage of .391. He has 11 hits this season in 39 at bats with 6 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .641 and an OPS+ of 182. Nolan Arenado is hitting .318 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .404. He has totaled 14 hits and he has driven in 6 men in 44 at bats. His OPS+ is 150 while his slugging percentage is at .500. The Rockies have 91 hits, including 16 doubles and 17 home runs. Colorado has walked 43 times so far this season and they have struck out 111 times as a unit. They have left 76 men on base and have a team OPS of .705. They score 3.75 runs per contest and have scored a total of 45 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Washington has a 6-5 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 1.59, Gio Gonzalez has a 1-0 record and a 1.32 WHIP. He has 13 strikeouts over the 11.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 11 hits. He's allowing 8.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 1.77. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.51 and they have given up 25 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .212 against the Nationals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 39 batters and walked 14 opposing hitters. As a team, Washington allows 7.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.7 batters per nine innings. They are 18th in the league in team earned run average at 4.05. The Nationals pitchers as a team have surrendered 84 base knocks and 45 earned runs this season. They have given up 12 home runs this year, which ranks 14th in Major League Baseball. Washington as a staff has walked 34 hitters and struck out 119 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 10.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.18 while their FIP as a staff is 3.32.
As a team, they are batting .239, good for 13th in the league. The Nationals hold a .408 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .347, which is good for 2nd in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Bryce Harper comes into this matchup batting .333 with an OBP of .529. He has 11 hits this year along with 12 RBI in 33 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .879 with an OPS+ of 287. Anthony Rendon is hitting .304 this season and he has an OBP of .360. He has collected 14 hits in 46 at bats while driving in 4 runs. He has an OPS+ of 127 and a slugging percentage of .457. The Nationals as a unit have 91 base hits, including 20 doubles and 14 homers. Washington has walked 58 times this year and they have struck out on 92 occasions. They have had 98 men left on base and have an OPS of .755. They have scored 4.64 runs per game and totaled 51 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rockies/Nationals MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Nationals -172
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