San Diego Padres at Colorado Rockies 8/23/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Thursday, August 23, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Joey Lucchesi vs. Kyle Freeland
The San Diego Padres visit Coors Field on Thursday, August 23, 2018 to play the Colorado Rockies. The probable starters are Joey Lucchesi for the Padres and Kyle Freeland for the Rockies.
The opening line for this matchup has San Diego at +158 and Colorado at -168. The Padres have a 62-62-4 over/under record and a 61-67-0 run line mark. The Rockies are 66-59-0 against the run line and have a 53-64-8 over/under record.
Valuable San Diego Padres Betting Trends
The San Diego Padres are 62-62-4 against the over/under
The San Diego Padres are 61-67-0 against the run line
Important Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Colorado Rockies are 53-64-8 against the over/under
The Colorado Rockies are 66-59-0 against the run line
Key San Diego Padres Injuries
08/01/18 P Eric Lauer Forearm 10-day DL (07/31)
07/24/18 P Colten Brewer Oblique 10-day DL (07/23)
06/21/18 P Bryan Mitchell Elbow 10-day DL (06/17)
06/08/18 P Jose Torres Suspension is out for season
05/29/18 CF Franchy Cordero Forearm 10-day DL (05/28)
05/14/18 P Kazuhisa Makita Side 10-day DL (05/13)
04/15/18 P Dinelson Lamet Forearm 60-day DL (03/26)
04/04/18 2B Allen Cordoba Concussion 60-day DL (03/26)
03/30/18 P Colin Rea Elbow 60-day DL (03/30)
03/26/18 RF Alex Dickerson Elbow 60-day DL (03/28)
Key Colorado Rockies Injuries
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 Padres have a 50-78 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Joey Lucchesi has a 6-7 record with an earned run average of 3.79 and a WHIP of 1.31 this season. He has 99 strikeouts over his 92.2 innings pitched and he's given up 87 hits. He's allowed 8.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.36. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.45 and they have given up 433 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .229 against the bullpen and they've struck out 551 hitters and walked 154 batters. As a team, San Diego allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.5 batters per nine innings. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.43. The Padres pitchers collectively have given up 1,138 base hits and 564 earned runs. They have allowed 144 home runs this season, ranking them 16th in the league. San Diego as a pitching staff has walked 415 batters and struck out 1,084. They have walked 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.36 and their FIP as a unit is 4.14.
As a team San Diego is hitting .235, good for 30th in the league. The Padres hold a .375 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .299, which is good for 30th in baseball. They rank 30th in MLB with 7.9 hits per game. Eric Hosmer is hitting .261 with an on-base percentage of .325. He has 127 hits this season in 487 at bats with 54 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .405 and an OPS+ of 100. Jose Pirela is hitting .249 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .306. He has totaled 95 hits and he has driven in 28 men in 381 at bats. His OPS+ is 79 while his slugging percentage is at .341. The Padres have 1,011 hits, including 202 doubles and 118 home runs. San Diego has walked 376 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,203 times as a unit. They have left 802 men on base and have a team OPS of .673. They score 3.84 runs per contest and have scored a total of 491 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Colorado has a 68-57 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.96, Kyle Freeland has a 11-7 record and a 1.24 WHIP. He has 129 strikeouts over the 152 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 132 hits. He's allowing 7.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.88. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.07 and they have given up 384 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .255 against the Rockies bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 388 batters and walked 174 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 4.58. The Rockies pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,066 base knocks and 566 earned runs this season. They have given up 143 home runs this year, which ranks 17th in Major League Baseball. Colorado as a staff has walked 425 hitters and struck out 1,065 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.34 while their FIP as a staff is 4.17.
As a team, they are batting .254, good for 9th in the league. The Rockies hold a .428 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .319, which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 9th in MLB with 8.6 hits per contest. Nolan Arenado comes into this matchup batting .309 with an OBP of .391. He has 138 hits this year along with 87 RBI in 447 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .577 with an OPS+ of 142. Charlie Blackmon is hitting .275 this season and he has an OBP of .343. He has collected 132 hits in 480 at bats while driving in 53 runs. He has an OPS+ of 105 and a slugging percentage of .475. The Rockies as a unit have 1,079 base hits, including 205 doubles and 157 homers. Colorado has walked 381 times this year and they have struck out on 1,092 occasions. They have had 806 men left on base and have an OPS of .747. They have scored 4.68 runs per game and totaled 585 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Padres/Rockies MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Padres +158
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