Baltimore Orioles at Colorado Rockies MLB Picks & Predictions 5/24/2019
Friday, May 24, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: John Means vs. Jeff Hoffman
Charlie Blackmon and the Colorado Rockies (22-25, 4th in NL West) play the Baltimore Orioles (15-34, 5th in AL East) at Coors Field on Friday, May 24, 2019. The Rockies open this contest at -148 while the Orioles are coming in at +138. The over/under is set at 8.5.
The Orioles have been terrible for baseball bettors, having gone 15-34-0 SU. Colorado is covering 46.8% of the time, going 22-25-0 straight up. The Rockies have been great for MLB bettors as a favorite, going 13-9-0 SU. The Orioles cover 29.2% of the time as an underdog, having gone 14-34-0 straight up.
Valuable Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Orioles have been an inconsistent Under pick for over/under bettors, having gone 24-22-3.
The Orioles cover 36.0% of the time as the away team, having gone 9-16-0 straight up.
Important Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
Colorado is covering 45.0% of the time at Coors Field, going 9-11-0 SU.
The Rockies have been a strong Over pick for over/under bettors, having gone 25-20-2.
Key Baltimore Orioles Injuries
05/20/19 P Nate Karns Forearm 60-day IL (05/20)
04/28/19 P Alex Cobb Back 60-day IL (04/27)
03/28/19 DH Mark Trumbo Groin 60-day IL (03/25)
Key Colorado Rockies Injuries
05/23/19 P Tyler Anderson Knee 60-day IL (05/23)
05/22/19 P Wade Davis Oblique 10-day IL (05/19)
05/05/19 P Harrison Musgrave Elbow 10-day IL (05/04)
04/17/19 RF Noel Cuevas Quad 10-day IL (04/16)
03/30/19 P Chris Rusin Back 10-day IL (03/25)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Orioles have a 15-34 overall record this season. Starting pitcher John Means has a 5-4 record with an earned run average of 2.68 and a WHIP of 1.10 this season. He has 34 strikeouts over his 43.2 innings pitched and he's given up 35 hits. He's allowed 7.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.48. The bullpen has an earned run average of 6.01 and they have given up 211 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .270 against the bullpen and they've struck out 189 hitters and walked 92 batters. As a team, Baltimore allows 9.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.7 batters per nine innings. They are 30th in the league in team earned run average at 5.77. The Orioles pitchers collectively have given up 455 base hits and 276 earned runs. They have allowed 105 home runs this season, ranking them 1st in the league. Baltimore as a pitching staff has walked 181 batters and struck out 370. They have walked 3.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.48 and their FIP as a unit is 5.96.
As a team Baltimore is hitting .235, good for 23rd in the league. The Orioles hold a .395 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .296, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 8.0 hits per game. Trey Mancini is hitting .302 with an on-base percentage of .352. He has 55 hits this season in 182 at bats with 23 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .549 and an OPS+ of 140. Jonathan Villar is hitting .249 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .300. He has totaled 49 hits and he has driven in 19 men in 197 at bats. His OPS+ is 86 while his slugging percentage is at .391. The Orioles have 393 hits, including 77 doubles and 58 home runs. Baltimore has walked 127 times so far this season and they have struck out 439 times as a unit. They have left 320 men on base and have a team OPS of .690. They score 3.92 runs per contest and have scored a total of 192 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Colorado has a 22-25 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 7.20, Jeff Hoffman has a 0-1 record and a 1.20 WHIP. He has 6 strikeouts over the 5 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 6 hits. He's allowing 10.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 0.68. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.95 and they have given up 148 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .234 against the Rockies bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 143 batters and walked 78 opposing hitters. As a team, Colorado allows 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.2 batters per nine innings. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.86. The Rockies pitchers as a team have surrendered 424 base knocks and 230 earned runs this season. They have given up 65 home runs this year, which ranks 12th in Major League Baseball. Colorado as a staff has walked 172 hitters and struck out 390 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.40 while their FIP as a staff is 4.54.
As a team, they are batting .250, good for 14th in the league. The Rockies hold a .442 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .312, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 7th in MLB with 8.8 hits per contest. Charlie Blackmon comes into this matchup batting .298 with an OBP of .355. He has 59 hits this year along with 31 RBI in 198 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .566 with an OPS+ of 126. Nolan Arenado is hitting .312 this season and he has an OBP of .361. He has collected 59 hits in 189 at bats while driving in 35 runs. He has an OPS+ of 129 and a slugging percentage of .571. The Rockies as a unit have 414 base hits, including 98 doubles and 61 homers. Colorado has walked 141 times this year and they have struck out on 459 occasions. They have had 303 men left on base and have an OPS of .755. They have scored 5.13 runs per game and totaled 241 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Orioles/Rockies MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Orioles +138
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