Oakland Athletics at Colorado Rockies 7/29/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, July 29, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Frankie Montas vs. German Marquez
The Oakland Athletics visit Coors Field on Sunday, July 29, 2018 to play the Colorado Rockies. The probable starters are Frankie Montas for the Athletics and German Marquez for the Rockies.
The opening line for this matchup has Oakland at +120 and Colorado at -130. The Athletics have a 51-46-8 over/under record and a 52-53-0 run line mark. The Rockies are 53-49-0 against the run line and have a 44-50-8 over/under record.
Valuable Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 51-46-8 against the over/under
The Oakland Athletics are 52-53-0 against the run line
Important Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Colorado Rockies are 44-50-8 against the over/under
The Colorado Rockies are 53-49-0 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)
07/21/18 2B DJ LeMahieu Oblique 10-day DL (07/21)
07/08/18 P Mike Dunn Undisclosed 60-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 61-44 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Frankie Montas has a 5-2 record with an earned run average of 3.54 and a WHIP of 1.39 this season. He has 33 strikeouts over his 53.1 innings pitched and he's given up 57 hits. He's allowed 9.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.72. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.47 and they have given up 332 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .228 against the bullpen and they've struck out 382 hitters and walked 146 batters. As a team, Oakland allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.5 batters per nine innings. They are 17th in the league in team earned run average at 4.02. The Athletics pitchers collectively have given up 879 base hits and 425 earned runs. They have allowed 122 home runs this season, ranking them 12th in the league. Oakland as a pitching staff has walked 305 batters and struck out 794. 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 4.24.
As a team Oakland is hitting .248, good for 13th in the league. The Athletics hold a .430 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .320, which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Jed Lowrie is hitting .279 with an on-base percentage of .360. He has 109 hits this season in 390 at bats with 66 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .482 and an OPS+ of 133. Marcus Semien is hitting .255 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .315. He has totaled 108 hits and he has driven in 39 men in 423 at bats. His OPS+ is 92 while his slugging percentage is at .371. The Athletics have 900 hits, including 200 doubles and 142 home runs. Oakland has walked 347 times so far this season and they have struck out 899 times as a unit. They have left 706 men on base and have a team OPS of .750. They score 4.78 runs per contest and have scored a total of 502 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Colorado has a 55-47 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.00, German Marquez has a 8-8 record and a 1.43 WHIP. He has 112 strikeouts over the 108 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 114 hits. He's allowing 9.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.36. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.24 and they have given up 328 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .260 against the Rockies bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 322 batters and walked 153 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 4.67. The Rockies pitchers as a team have surrendered 886 base knocks and 471 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 354 hitters and struck out 860 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 4.17.
As a team, they are batting .256, good for 8th in the league. The Rockies hold a .435 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .321, which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 8th in MLB with 8.7 hits per contest. Nolan Arenado comes into this matchup batting .308 with an OBP of .390. He has 113 hits this year along with 74 RBI in 367 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .591 with an OPS+ of 144. Charlie Blackmon is hitting .290 this season and he has an OBP of .362. He has collected 113 hits in 389 at bats while driving in 47 runs. He has an OPS+ of 117 and a slugging percentage of .506. The Rockies as a unit have 889 base hits, including 171 doubles and 132 homers. Colorado has walked 313 times this year and they have struck out on 881 occasions. They have had 650 men left on base and have an OPS of .756. They have scored 4.83 runs per game and totaled 493 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Athletics/Rockies MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Rockies -130
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