Houston Astros at Colorado Rockies 7/24/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Gerrit Cole vs. Tyler Anderson
Coors Field is the site of the matchup between the Houston Astros and the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday, July 24, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Gerrit Cole for the Astros and Tyler Anderson for the Rockies.
Houston opens at -147 while Colorado opens at +137. The Astros have a 46-51-5 over/under record and a 52-50-0 run line mark. The Rockies are 51-48-0 against the run line and have a 44-48-7 over/under record.
Valuable Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 46-51-5 against the over/under
The Houston Astros are 52-50-0 against the run line
Important Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Colorado Rockies are 44-48-7 against the over/under
The Colorado Rockies are 51-48-0 against the run line
Key Houston Astros Injuries
07/03/18 C Brian McCann Knee 10-day DL (07/01)
06/28/18 SS Carlos Correa Back 10-day DL (06/26)
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)
Key Colorado Rockies Injuries
07/22/18 P German Marquez Paternity List is out indefinitely
07/21/18 2B DJ LeMahieu Oblique 10-day DL (07/21)
07/15/18 P Harrison Musgrave Hip 10-day DL (07/14)
07/08/18 P Mike Dunn Undisclosed 10-day DL (07/07)
07/04/18 P Chad Bettis Finger 10-day DL (07/03)
06/02/18 CF David Dahl Foot 10-day DL (06/01)
04/24/18 P Carlos Estevez Oblique 60-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Rayan Gonzalez Elbow 60-day DL (03/12)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Astros have a 66-36 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Gerrit Cole has a 10-2 record with an earned run average of 2.52 and a WHIP of 0.98 this year. He has 177 strikeouts over his 128.1 innings pitched and he's given up 81 hits. He's allowed 5.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.99. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.96 and they have given up 229 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .214 against the bullpen and they've struck out 345 hitters and walked 75 batters. As a team, Houston allows 6.9 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. The Astros pitchers collectively have given up 710 base hits and 307 earned runs. They have allowed 94 home runs this season, ranking them 28th in the league. Houston as a pitching staff has walked 273 batters and struck out 1,071. They have walked 2.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 10.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.07 and their FIP as a unit is 3.18.
As a team Houston is hitting .260, good for 3rd in the league. The Astros hold a .431 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .335, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 6th in MLB with 8.8 hits per game. Jose Altuve is hitting .328 with an on-base percentage of .392. He has 131 hits this season in 400 at bats with 45 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .463 and an OPS+ of 142. George Springer is hitting .253 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .340. He has totaled 98 hits and he has driven in 52 men in 388 at bats. His OPS+ is 116 while his slugging percentage is at .425. The Astros have 901 hits, including 188 doubles and 128 home runs. Houston has walked 368 times so far this season and they have struck out 770 times as a unit. They have left 688 men on base and have a team OPS of .766. They score 5.05 runs per contest and have scored a total of 515 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Colorado has a 53-46 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.72, Tyler Anderson has a 6-3 record and a 1.21 WHIP this season. He has 108 strikeouts over the 113.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 99 hits. He allows 7.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.14. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.17 and they have given up 317 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .258 against the Rockies bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 312 batters and walked 150 opposing hitters. As a team, Colorado allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.5 batters per nine innings. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 4.73. The Rockies pitchers as a team have surrendered 866 base knocks and 462 earned runs this season. They have given up 111 home runs this year, which ranks 17th in Major League Baseball. Colorado as a staff has walked 343 hitters and struck out 835 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.38 while their FIP as a staff is 4.18.
As a team, they are batting .257, good for 8th in the league. The Rockies hold a .435 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322, which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 7th in MLB with 8.7 hits per contest. Charlie Blackmon comes into this matchup batting .288 with an OBP of .356. He has 109 hits this year along with 46 RBI in 379 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .493 with an OPS+ of 113. Nolan Arenado is hitting .310 this season and he has an OBP of .394. He has collected 110 hits in 355 at bats while driving in 72 runs. He has an OPS+ of 146 and a slugging percentage of .592. The Rockies as a unit have 865 base hits, including 164 doubles and 129 homers. Colorado has walked 306 times this year and they have struck out on 850 occasions. They have had 630 men left on base and have an OPS of .757. They have scored 4.9 runs per game and totaled 485 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Astros/Rockies MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Astros -147
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