Colorado Rockies at Arizona Diamondbacks MLB Picks Against the Spread 6/18/2019
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Antonio Senzatela vs. Merrill Kelly
Chase Field is the venue where Ketel Marte and the Arizona Diamondbacks (38-35, 3rd in NL West) will take on the Colorado Rockies (37-34, 2nd in NL West) on Tuesday. The Diamondbacks open this game at -125 while the Rockies are priced at +115. The O/U is set at 9.5.
The Rockies have been good for MLB bettors, having gone 37-34-0 SU. Arizona is covering 52.0% of the time, going 38-35-0 straight up. The Diamondbacks have been an excellent play for baseball wagerers as favorites, going 15-9-0 SU. Colorado has went 13-22-0 straight up as the underdog, so they cover 37.1% of the time.
Valuable Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Rockies have been a solid Over bet for over/under baseball wagerers, having gone 37-31-3.
Colorado is covering 44.1% of the time away from home, having gone 15-19-0 straight up.
Important Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
Arizona is covering 46.7% of the time at Chase Field, going 14-16-0 SU.
The Diamondbacks have been a solid Over bet for over/under baseball wagerers, having gone 36-34-3.
Key Colorado Rockies Injuries
6/10/2019 Seung-Hwan Oh RP Abdomen Expected to be out until at least Jul 1
6/6/2019 Harrison Musgrave RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jul 3
5/22/2019 Tyler Anderson SP Knee Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
Key Arizona Diamondbacks Injuries
6/16/2019 Alex Avila C Calf Expected to be out until at least Jun 30
6/14/2019 Jon Duplantier RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 2
6/13/2019 Jake Lamb 1B Quadriceps Expected to be out until at least Jun 27
5/30/2019 Taijuan Walker SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 1
5/27/2019 Luke Weaver SP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Jun 28
5/23/2019 Wilmer Flores 2B Foot Expected to be out until at least Jun 25
3/28/2019 Steven Souza RF Knee Out for the season
3/11/2019 Silvino Bracho RP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rockies have a 37-34 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Antonio Senzatela has a 5-5 record with an earned run average of 5.48 and a WHIP of 1.63 this season. He has 35 strikeouts over his 64 innings pitched and he's given up 75 hits. He's allowed 10.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.78. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.43 and they have given up 244 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .246 against the bullpen and they've struck out 233 hitters and walked 106 batters. As a team, Colorado allows 9.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.3 batters per nine innings. They are 28th in the league in team earned run average at 5.29. The Rockies pitchers collectively have given up 676 base hits and 378 earned runs. They have allowed 105 home runs this season, ranking them 5th in the league. Colorado as a pitching staff has walked 246 batters and struck out 591. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.43 and their FIP as a unit is 4.72.
As a team Colorado is hitting .271, good for 2nd in the league. The Rockies hold a .465 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .332, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 1st in MLB with 9.6 hits per game. Trevor Story is hitting .292 with an on-base percentage of .359. He has 84 hits this season in 288 at bats with 48 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .549 and an OPS+ of 117. Nolan Arenado is hitting .321 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .379. He has totaled 89 hits and he has driven in 57 men in 277 at bats. His OPS+ is 128 while his slugging percentage is at .578. The Rockies have 680 hits, including 159 doubles and 93 home runs. Colorado has walked 218 times so far this season and they have struck out 665 times as a unit. They have left 465 men on base and have a team OPS of .797. They score 5.7 runs per contest and have scored a total of 405 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Arizona has a 38-35 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.73, Merrill Kelly has a 7-6 record and a 1.27 WHIP. He has 63 strikeouts over the 82 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 79 hits. He's allowing 8.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.34. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.39 and they have given up 262 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .256 against the Diamondbacks bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 254 batters and walked 102 opposing hitters. As a team, Arizona allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 4.18. The Diamondbacks pitchers as a team have surrendered 634 base knocks and 308 earned runs this season. They have given up 89 home runs this year, which ranks 22nd in Major League Baseball. Arizona as a staff has walked 228 hitters and struck out 643 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.30 while their FIP as a staff is 4.15.Related: MLB Baseball First Five Innings Betting Strategy
As a team, they are batting .258, good for 10th in the league. The Diamondbacks hold a .461 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 4th in MLB with 9.2 hits per contest. Ketel Marte comes into this matchup batting .286 with an OBP of .341. He has 83 hits this year along with 50 RBI in 290 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .566 with an OPS+ of 129. Eduardo Escobar is hitting .292 this season and he has an OBP of .349. He has collected 83 hits in 284 at bats while driving in 58 runs. He has an OPS+ of 131 and a slugging percentage of .567. The Diamondbacks as a unit have 670 base hits, including 149 doubles and 114 homers. Arizona has walked 222 times this year and they have struck out on 631 occasions. They have had 500 men left on base and have an OPS of .783. They have scored 5.26 runs per game and totaled 384 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rockies/Diamondbacks MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Diamondbacks -125
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