Pittsburgh Pirates at Colorado Rockies 8/6/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Monday, August 6, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Joe Musgrove vs. Kyle Freeland
The Pittsburgh Pirates head to Coors Field on Monday, August 6, 2018 to take on the Colorado Rockies. The expected starting pitchers are Joe Musgrove for the Pirates and Kyle Freeland for the Rockies.
The odds for this matchup have Pittsburgh at +135 and Colorado at -145. The Pirates have a 55-49-7 over/under mark and a 52-59-0 run line record. The Rockies are 57-53-0 against the run line and have a 48-54-8 over/under record.
Valuable Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 55-49-7 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 52-59-0 against the run line
Important Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Colorado Rockies are 48-54-8 against the over/under
The Colorado Rockies are 57-53-0 against the run line
Key Pittsburgh Pirates Injuries
07/28/18 1B Josh Bell Oblique 10-day DL (07/28)
06/29/18 P Chad Kuhl Forearm 60-day DL (06/27)
06/29/18 P Nik Turley Arm 60-day DL (06/29)
03/26/18 P A.J. Schugel Shoulder 60-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Nick Burdi Elbow 60-day DL (02/20)
Key Colorado Rockies Injuries
07/25/18 P Chris Rusin Foot 10-day DL (07/24)
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 Pirates have a 57-54 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Joe Musgrove has a 4-5 record with an earned run average of 3.63 and a WHIP of 1.28 this year. He has 54 strikeouts over his 67 innings pitched and he's given up 67 hits. He allows 9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.84. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.27 and they have given up 375 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .252 against the bullpen and they've struck out 412 hitters and walked 172 batters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.3 batters per nine innings. They are 18th in the league in team earned run average at 4.26. The Pirates pitchers collectively have given up 978 base hits and 468 earned runs. They have allowed 119 home runs this season, ranking them 22nd in the league. Pittsburgh as a pitching staff has walked 365 batters and struck out 910. They have walked 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.36 and their FIP as a unit is 4.14.
As a team Pittsburgh is hitting .256, good for 7th in the league. The Pirates hold a .417 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .321, which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 10th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Josh Harrison is hitting .255 with an on-base percentage of .298. He has 68 hits this season in 267 at bats with 29 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .363 and an OPS+ of 80. Starling Marte is hitting .288 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .336. He has totaled 107 hits and he has driven in 54 men in 371 at bats. His OPS+ is 122 while his slugging percentage is at .488. The Pirates have 959 hits, including 191 doubles and 116 home runs. Pittsburgh has walked 336 times so far this season and they have struck out 839 times as a unit. They have left 742 men on base and have a team OPS of .737. They score 4.52 runs per contest and have scored a total of 502 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Colorado has a 58-52 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.20, Kyle Freeland has a 9-7 record and a 1.27 WHIP this season. He has 105 strikeouts over the 132 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 121 hits. He allows 8.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.04. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.19 and they have given up 344 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .257 against the Rockies bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 343 batters and walked 161 opposing hitters. As a team, Colorado allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.64. The Rockies pitchers as a team have surrendered 943 base knocks and 503 earned runs this season. They have given up 123 home runs this year, which ranks 19th in Major League Baseball. Colorado as a staff has walked 382 hitters and struck out 928 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.36 while their FIP as a staff is 4.19.
As a team, they are batting .255, good for 8th in the league. The Rockies hold a .433 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .321, which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 9th in MLB with 8.7 hits per contest. Nolan Arenado comes into this matchup batting .302 with an OBP of .386. He has 120 hits this year along with 80 RBI in 397 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .582 with an OPS+ of 141. Charlie Blackmon is hitting .281 this season and he has an OBP of .350. He has collected 119 hits in 424 at bats while driving in 49 runs. He has an OPS+ of 110 and a slugging percentage of .488. The Rockies as a unit have 952 base hits, including 184 doubles and 142 homers. Colorado has walked 341 times this year and they have struck out on 951 occasions. They have had 706 men left on base and have an OPS of .753. They have scored 4.75 runs per game and totaled 522 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Pirates/Rockies MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Pirates +135
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