Colorado Rockies at Arizona Diamondbacks MLB Picks & Predictions 8/20/2019
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Kyle Freeland vs. Alex Young
Eduardo Escobar and the Arizona Diamondbacks (62-63, 3rd in NL West) host the Colorado Rockies (57-67, 5th in NL West) at Chase Field on Tuesday, August 20, 2019. The Diamondbacks open this matchup at -148 while the Rockies are priced at +138. The total opens at 10.
The Rockies have been an inconsistent choice for MLB wagerers, having gone 57-67-0 SU. The Diamondbacks cover 49.6% of the time, going 62-63-0 straight up.
Valuable Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Rockies have been a good Over bet for over/under MLB bettors, having gone 61-57-6.
Colorado is covering 38.7% of the time as a visitor, having gone 24-38-0 straight up.
Important Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Diamondbacks cover 47.5% of the time at Chase Field, going 28-31-0 SU.
The Diamondbacks have been a good Over bet for over/under MLB bettors, having gone 61-57-7.
Key Colorado Rockies Injuries
8/18/2019 Scott Oberg RP Arm Out for the season
8/17/2019 Chad Bettis RP Hip Expected to be out until at least Aug 24
8/3/2019 David Dahl CF Ankle Expected to be out until at least Aug 31
7/17/2019 Brendan Rodgers 2B Shoulder Out for the season
6/27/2019 Tyler Anderson SP Knee Out for the season
Key Arizona Diamondbacks Injuries
8/18/2019 Ketel Marte CF Back Probable for Aug 19
8/17/2019 Yoshihisa Hirano RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 27
8/15/2019 Robbie Ray SP Back Expected to be out until at least Aug 25
8/15/2019 Luke Weaver SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
8/12/2019 Taijuan Walker SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 2
6/27/2019 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 57-67 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Kyle Freeland has a 3-10 record with an earned run average of 7.09 and a WHIP of 1.61 this season. He has 76 strikeouts over his 94 innings pitched and he's given up 115 hits. He's allowed 11 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 6.13. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.17 and they have given up 451 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .260 against the bullpen and they've struck out 410 hitters and walked 186 batters. As a team, Colorado allows 9.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.1 batters per nine innings. They are 29th in the league in team earned run average at 5.54. The Rockies pitchers collectively have given up 1,207 base hits and 682 earned runs. They have allowed 194 home runs this season, ranking them 6th in the league. Colorado as a pitching staff has walked 425 batters and struck out 995. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.47 and their FIP as a unit is 4.95.
As a team Colorado is hitting .268, good for 5th in the league. The Rockies hold a .460 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328, which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 4th in MLB with 9.4 hits per game. Nolan Arenado is hitting .302 with an on-base percentage of .362. He has 140 hits this season in 464 at bats with 94 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .556 and an OPS+ of 116. Charlie Blackmon is hitting .327 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .373. He has totaled 147 hits and he has driven in 69 men in 450 at bats. His OPS+ is 129 while his slugging percentage is at .604. The Rockies have 1,165 hits, including 261 doubles and 167 home runs. Colorado has walked 370 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,138 times as a unit. They have left 813 men on base and have a team OPS of .788. They score 5.33 runs per contest and have scored a total of 661 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Arizona has a 62-63 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.98, Alex Young has a 4-3 record and a 1.12 WHIP. He has 33 strikeouts over the 43 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 33 hits. He's allowing 6.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.68. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.46 and they have given up 430 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .247 against the Diamondbacks bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 441 batters and walked 183 opposing hitters. As a team, Arizona allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 4.42. The Diamondbacks pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,087 base knocks and 553 earned runs this season. They have given up 165 home runs this year, which ranks 18th in Major League Baseball. Arizona as a staff has walked 392 hitters and struck out 1,085 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.31 while their FIP as a staff is 4.36.
As a team, they are batting .259, good for 10th in the league. The Diamondbacks hold a .450 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 8th in MLB with 9.1 hits per contest. Eduardo Escobar comes into this matchup batting .273 with an OBP of .327. He has 133 hits this year along with 98 RBI in 487 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .530 with an OPS+ of 115. Carson Kelly is hitting .254 this season and he has an OBP of .347. He has collected 63 hits in 248 at bats while driving in 42 runs. He has an OPS+ of 121 and a slugging percentage of .528. The Diamondbacks as a unit have 1,136 base hits, including 226 doubles and 183 homers. Arizona has walked 412 times this year and they have struck out on 1,035 occasions. They have had 866 men left on base and have an OPS of .779. They have scored 5.2 runs per game and totaled 650 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rockies/Diamondbacks MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Rockies
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