Colorado Rockies at Arizona Diamondbacks MLB Picks & Predictions 8/21/2019
Wednesday, August 21, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Jon Gray vs. Mike Leake
Charlie Blackmon and the Colorado Rockies (57-68, 5th in NL West) go to Chase Field on Wednesday where they'll take on the Arizona Diamondbacks (63-63, 3rd in NL West). The Diamondbacks open this contest at -115 while the Rockies are coming in at +105. The over/under opens at 9.5.
The Rockies have been a dicey pick for baseball bettors, having gone 57-68-0 SU. Arizona is covering 50.0% of the time, going 63-63-0 straight up.
Valuable Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Rockies have been a solid Over bet for O/U baseball wagerers, having gone 61-58-6.
Colorado is covering 38.1% of the time as the away team, having gone 24-39-0 straight up.
Important Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Diamondbacks are covering 48.3% of the time at Chase Field, going 29-31-0 SU.
The Diamondbacks have been a solid Over bet for O/U baseball wagerers, having gone 61-58-7.
Key Colorado Rockies Injuries
8/20/2019 Tony Wolters C Ankle Expected to be out until at least Aug 21
8/19/2019 Scott Oberg RP Arm Out for the season
8/19/2019 David Dahl CF Ankle Expected to be out until at least Sep 2
8/17/2019 Chad Bettis RP Hip Expected to be out until at least Aug 24
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
8/20/2019 Robbie Ray SP Back Expected to be out until at least Aug 29
8/17/2019 Yoshihisa Hirano RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 27
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 57-68 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jon Gray has a 11-8 record with an earned run average of 3.84 and a WHIP of 1.35 this season. He has 150 strikeouts over his 150 innings pitched and he's given up 147 hits. He's allowed 8.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.06. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.21 and they have given up 454 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .260 against the bullpen and they've struck out 412 hitters and walked 187 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 1,213 base hits and 687 earned runs. They have allowed 196 home runs this season, ranking them 6th in the league. Colorado as a pitching staff has walked 427 batters and struck out 999. They have walked 3.4 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 4.96.
As a team Colorado is hitting .268, good for 5th in the league. The Rockies hold a .459 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. Charlie Blackmon is hitting .327 with an on-base percentage of .373. He has 149 hits this season in 455 at bats with 70 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .609 and an OPS+ of 130. Nolan Arenado is hitting .303 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .363. He has totaled 142 hits and he has driven in 94 men in 469 at bats. His OPS+ is 116 while his slugging percentage is at .554. The Rockies have 1,174 hits, including 261 doubles and 168 home runs. Colorado has walked 376 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,148 times as a unit. They have left 822 men on base and have a team OPS of .788. They score 5.31 runs per contest and have scored a total of 664 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Arizona has a 63-63 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.64, Mike Leake has a 9-9 record and a 1.33 WHIP. He has 108 strikeouts over the 153.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 182 hits. He's allowing 10.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.24. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.47 and they have given up 434 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .248 against the Diamondbacks bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 443 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 11th in the league in team earned run average at 4.41. The Diamondbacks pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,096 base knocks and 556 earned runs this season. They have given up 166 home runs this year, which ranks 18th in Major League Baseball. Arizona as a staff has walked 398 hitters and struck out 1,095 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.32 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 .451 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. Carson Kelly comes into this matchup batting .259 with an OBP of .351. He has 65 hits this year along with 43 RBI in 251 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .542 with an OPS+ of 125. Eduardo Escobar is hitting .271 this season and he has an OBP of .327. He has collected 133 hits in 490 at bats while driving in 98 runs. He has an OPS+ of 115 and a slugging percentage of .527. The Diamondbacks as a unit have 1,142 base hits, including 227 doubles and 185 homers. Arizona has walked 414 times this year and they have struck out on 1,039 occasions. They have had 869 men left on base and have an OPS of .779. They have scored 5.2 runs per game and totaled 655 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rockies/Diamondbacks MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Rockies (+105)
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