Oakland Athletics at Colorado Rockies 7/28/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, July 28, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Brett Anderson vs. Antonio Senzatela
The Oakland Athletics visit Coors Field on Saturday, July 28, 2018 to play the Colorado Rockies. The probable starters are Brett Anderson for the Athletics and Antonio Senzatela for the Rockies.
The opening line for this matchup has Oakland at +118 and Colorado at -128. The Athletics have a 51-45-8 over/under record and a 52-52-0 run line mark. The Rockies are 52-49-0 against the run line and have a 44-49-8 over/under record.
Valuable Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 51-45-8 against the over/under
The Oakland Athletics are 52-52-0 against the run line
Important Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Colorado Rockies are 44-49-8 against the over/under
The Colorado Rockies are 52-49-0 against the run line
Key Oakland Athletics Injuries
07/25/18 P Kendall Graveman Elbow is out for season
07/14/18 P Andrew Triggs Forearm 60-day DL (05/18)
07/08/18 P Paul Blackburn Elbow 10-day DL (07/07)
07/07/18 RF Matt Joyce Back 10-day DL (07/05)
06/26/18 P Daniel Mengden Foot 10-day DL (06/24)
06/08/18 CF Boog Powell Knee 60-day DL (04/07)
06/06/18 P Daniel Gossett Elbow 60-day DL (06/04)
03/26/18 P Jharel Cotton Elbow 60-day DL (03/21)
Key Colorado Rockies Injuries
07/25/18 P Chris Rusin Foot 10-day DL (07/24)
07/22/18 P German Marquez Paternity List is out indefinitely
07/21/18 2B DJ LeMahieu Oblique 10-day DL (07/21)
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 Athletics have a 61-43 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Brett Anderson has a 2-2 record with an earned run average of 5.46 and a WHIP of 1.72 this season. He has 18 strikeouts over his 29.2 innings pitched and he's given up 42 hits. He's allowed 12.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.81. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.50 and they have given up 331 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .229 against the bullpen and they've struck out 378 hitters and walked 145 batters. As a team, Oakland allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.5 batters per nine innings. They are 16th in the league in team earned run average at 4.02. The Athletics pitchers collectively have given up 869 base hits and 422 earned runs. They have allowed 121 home runs this season, ranking them 11th in the league. Oakland as a pitching staff has walked 304 batters and struck out 785. They have walked 2.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.24 and their FIP as a unit is 4.25.
As a team Oakland is hitting .248, good for 13th in the league. The Athletics hold a .431 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .320, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Jed Lowrie is hitting .281 with an on-base percentage of .362. He has 108 hits this season in 385 at bats with 65 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .483 and an OPS+ of 134. Marcus Semien is hitting .253 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .312. He has totaled 106 hits and he has driven in 39 men in 419 at bats. His OPS+ is 91 while his slugging percentage is at .370. The Athletics have 891 hits, including 197 doubles and 142 home runs. Oakland has walked 343 times so far this season and they have struck out 891 times as a unit. They have left 693 men on base and have a team OPS of .751. They score 4.82 runs per contest and have scored a total of 501 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Colorado has a 54-47 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.55, Antonio Senzatela has a 3-3 record and a 1.32 WHIP. He has 26 strikeouts over the 35.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 36 hits. He's allowing 9.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.89. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.26 and they have given up 324 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .259 against the Rockies bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 319 batters and walked 152 opposing hitters. As a team, Colorado allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.5 batters per nine innings. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 4.71. The Rockies pitchers as a team have surrendered 877 base knocks and 470 earned runs this season. They have given up 113 home runs this year, which ranks 19th in Major League Baseball. Colorado as a staff has walked 350 hitters and struck out 852 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.37 while their FIP as a staff is 4.18.
As a team, they are batting .256, good for 8th in the league. The Rockies hold a .434 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .321, which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 8th in MLB with 8.7 hits per contest. Nolan Arenado comes into this matchup batting .306 with an OBP of .388. He has 111 hits this year along with 73 RBI in 363 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .584 with an OPS+ of 142. Charlie Blackmon is hitting .288 this season and he has an OBP of .360. He has collected 111 hits in 385 at bats while driving in 47 runs. He has an OPS+ of 116 and a slugging percentage of .501. The Rockies as a unit have 879 base hits, including 168 doubles and 131 homers. Colorado has walked 312 times this year and they have struck out on 872 occasions. They have had 643 men left on base and have an OPS of .756. They have scored 4.85 runs per game and totaled 490 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Athletics/Rockies MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Rockies -128
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