Pittsburgh Pirates at Colorado Rockies 8/8/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, August 8, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Chris Archer vs. German Marquez
The Pittsburgh Pirates head to Coors Field on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 to take on the Colorado Rockies. The expected starting pitchers are Chris Archer for the Pirates and German Marquez for the Rockies.
The odds for this matchup have Pittsburgh at +112 and Colorado at -122. The Pirates have a 55-51-7 over/under mark and a 53-60-0 run line record. The Rockies are 58-54-0 against the run line and have a 49-55-8 over/under record.
Valuable Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 55-51-7 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 53-60-0 against the run line
Important Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Colorado Rockies are 49-55-8 against the over/under
The Colorado Rockies are 58-54-0 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
08/07/18 P Chad Bettis Finger 10-day DL (07/03); expected to be activated and start Tuesday vs Pittsburgh Pirates
08/05/18 P Antonio Senzatela Shoulder 10-day DL (08/03)
07/25/18 P Chris Rusin Foot 10-day DL (07/24)
07/08/18 P Mike Dunn Undisclosed 60-day DL (07/07)
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 57-56 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Chris Archer has a 3-5 record with an earned run average of 4.40 and a WHIP of 1.44 this year. He has 108 strikeouts over his 100.1 innings pitched and he's given up 109 hits. He allows 9.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.75. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.21 and they have given up 377 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .250 against the bullpen and they've struck out 416 hitters and walked 173 batters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.2 batters per nine innings. They are 18th in the league in team earned run average at 4.21. The Pirates pitchers collectively have given up 993 base hits and 470 earned runs. They have allowed 120 home runs this season, ranking them 22nd in the league. Pittsburgh as a pitching staff has walked 366 batters and struck out 919. They have walked 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.35 and their FIP as a unit is 4.11.
As a team Pittsburgh is hitting .254, good for 9th in the league. The Pirates hold a .413 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .319, which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 8.5 hits per game. Josh Harrison is hitting .251 with an on-base percentage of .296. He has 68 hits this season in 271 at bats with 29 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .358 and an OPS+ of 78. Starling Marte is hitting .282 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .329. He has totaled 107 hits and he has driven in 54 men in 379 at bats. His OPS+ is 117 while his slugging percentage is at .478. The Pirates have 966 hits, including 193 doubles and 117 home runs. Pittsburgh has walked 341 times so far this season and they have struck out 858 times as a unit. They have left 753 men on base and have a team OPS of .733. They score 4.45 runs per contest and have scored a total of 503 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Colorado has a 60-52 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.70, German Marquez has a 9-8 record and a 1.35 WHIP this season. He has 129 strikeouts over the 122.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 122 hits. He allows 9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.32. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.17 and they have given up 349 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .257 against the Rockies bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 349 batters and walked 161 opposing hitters. As a team, Colorado allows 8.6 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 4.57. The Rockies pitchers as a team have surrendered 954 base knocks and 506 earned runs this season. They have given up 125 home runs this year, which ranks 18th in Major League Baseball. Colorado as a staff has walked 387 hitters and struck out 947 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.35 while their FIP as a staff is 4.16.
As a team, they are batting .253, good for 11th in the league. The Rockies hold a .430 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .319, which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 8.6 hits per contest. Nolan Arenado comes into this matchup batting .306 with an OBP of .389. He has 124 hits this year along with 81 RBI in 405 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .588 with an OPS+ of 144. Charlie Blackmon is hitting .277 this season and he has an OBP of .348. He has collected 119 hits in 429 at bats while driving in 49 runs. He has an OPS+ of 108 and a slugging percentage of .483. The Rockies as a unit have 964 base hits, including 187 doubles and 144 homers. Colorado has walked 348 times this year and they have struck out on 967 occasions. They have had 721 men left on base and have an OPS of .750. They have scored 4.72 runs per game and totaled 529 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Pirates/Rockies MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Rockies -122
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