Baltimore Orioles at Colorado Rockies MLB Picks & Predictions 5/25/2019
Saturday, May 25, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Andrew Cashner vs. Kyle Freeland
Nolan Arenado and the Colorado Rockies (22-26, 4th in NL West) host the Baltimore Orioles (15-35, 5th in AL East) at Coors Field on Saturday, May 25, 2019. The Orioles open this contest at +184 while the Rockies are priced at -198. The O/U opens at 11.5.
The Orioles have been an awful option for wagerers, having gone 15-35-0 SU. The Rockies cover 45.8% of the time, going 22-26-0 straight up. The Rockies have been strong for MLB bettors as the favorite, going 13-9-0 SU. Baltimore has went 14-35-0 straight up as an underdog, so they cover 28.6% of the time.
Valuable Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Orioles have been a pretty good Over bet for O/U baseball wagerers, having gone 25-22-3.
Baltimore is covering 36.0% of the time on the road, 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 bet for O/U baseball wagerers, having gone 26-20-2.
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 CF Charlie Blackmon Calf left last game, is questionable Friday vs Baltimore Orioles
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 15-35 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Andrew Cashner has a 4-2 record with an earned run average of 4.14 and a WHIP of 1.31 this season. He has 43 strikeouts over his 54.1 innings pitched and he's given up 51 hits. He's allowed 8.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.76. The bullpen has an earned run average of 6.04 and they have given up 214 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .270 against the bullpen and they've struck out 192 hitters and walked 96 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 463 base hits and 282 earned runs. They have allowed 107 home runs this season, ranking them 1st in the league. Baltimore as a pitching staff has walked 187 batters and struck out 378. 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 5.97.
As a team Baltimore is hitting .235, good for 23rd in the league. The Orioles hold a .394 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. Jonathan Villar is hitting .244 with an on-base percentage of .298. He has 49 hits this season in 201 at bats with 19 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .383 and an OPS+ of 83. Trey Mancini is hitting .301 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .350. He has totaled 56 hits and he has driven in 24 men in 186 at bats. His OPS+ is 137 while his slugging percentage is at .543. The Orioles have 401 hits, including 77 doubles and 59 home runs. Baltimore has walked 130 times so far this season and they have struck out 447 times as a unit. They have left 325 men on base and have a team OPS of .690. They score 3.94 runs per contest and have scored a total of 197 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Colorado has a 22-26 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 6.02, Kyle Freeland has a 2-5 record and a 1.43 WHIP. He has 46 strikeouts over the 52.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 51 hits. He's allowing 8.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.8. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.06 and they have given up 154 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .237 against the Rockies bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 146 batters and walked 79 opposing hitters. As a team, Colorado allows 9.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.2 batters per nine innings. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 5.01. The Rockies pitchers as a team have surrendered 439 base knocks and 242 earned runs this season. They have given up 69 home runs this year, which ranks 10th in Major League Baseball. Colorado as a staff has walked 176 hitters and struck out 395 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.42 while their FIP as a staff is 4.65.
As a team, they are batting .251, good for 14th in the league. The Rockies hold a .440 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .313, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 7th in MLB with 8.9 hits per contest. Nolan Arenado comes into this matchup batting .316 with an OBP of .363. He has 61 hits this year along with 35 RBI in 193 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .575 with an OPS+ of 131. Charlie Blackmon is hitting .300 this season and he has an OBP of .356. He has collected 60 hits in 200 at bats while driving in 31 runs. He has an OPS+ of 127 and a slugging percentage of .565. The Rockies as a unit have 425 base hits, including 100 doubles and 61 homers. Colorado has walked 143 times this year and they have struck out on 469 occasions. They have had 309 men left on base and have an OPS of .753. They have scored 5.15 runs per game and totaled 247 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Orioles/Rockies MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Orioles +184
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