Colorado Rockies at Houston Astros MLB Picks & Predictions 8/7/2019
Wednesday, August 7, 2019
Minute Maid Park
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Probable Pitchers: Peter Lambert vs. Gerrit Cole
Charlie Blackmon and the Colorado Rockies (52-60, 4th in NL West) go to Minute Maid Park on Wednesday where they'll meet the Houston Astros (73-40, 1st in AL West).
The Rockies have been an inconsistent option for bettors, having gone 52-60-0 SU. The Astros are covering 64.6% of the time, going 73-40-0 straight up.
Valuable Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Rockies have been a hot and cold Under choice for O/U MLB bettors, having gone 54-53-5.
Colorado covers 41.1% of the time as the visitor, having gone 23-33-0 straight up.
Important Houston Astros Betting Trends
Houston covers 73.2% of the time at Minute Maid Park, going 41-15-0 SU.
The Astros have been a bad Over choice for O/U MLB bettors, having gone 48-61-4.
Key Colorado Rockies Injuries
8/3/2019 David Dahl CF Ankle Expected to be out until at least Aug 31
7/31/2019 German Marquez SP Undisclosed Probable for Aug 6
7/17/2019 Brendan Rodgers 2B Shoulder Out for the season
6/27/2019 Tyler Anderson SP Knee Out for the season
Key Houston Astros Injuries
8/4/2019 Brad Peacock SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 13
7/31/2019 Ryan Pressly RP Knee Expected to be out until at least Aug 6
7/28/2019 Josh James RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 15
6/9/2019 Lance McCullers SP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rockies have a 52-60 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Peter Lambert has a 2-2 record with an earned run average of 5.71 and a WHIP of 1.46 this season. He has 40 strikeouts over his 52 innings pitched and he's given up 64 hits. He's allowed 11.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.23. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.98 and they have given up 407 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .259 against the bullpen and they've struck out 368 hitters and walked 165 batters. As a team, Colorado allows 9.7 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 5.41. The Rockies pitchers collectively have given up 1,087 base hits and 603 earned runs. They have allowed 169 home runs this season, ranking them 6th in the league. Colorado as a pitching staff has walked 383 batters and struck out 902. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.46 and their FIP as a unit is 4.86.
As a team Colorado is hitting .267, good for 5th in the league. The Rockies hold a .457 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .326, which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 3rd in MLB with 9.4 hits per game. Charlie Blackmon is hitting .325 with an on-base percentage of .371. He has 129 hits this season in 397 at bats with 63 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .597 and an OPS+ of 128. Nolan Arenado is hitting .305 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .368. He has totaled 129 hits and he has driven in 83 men in 423 at bats. His OPS+ is 115 while his slugging percentage is at .539. The Rockies have 1,049 hits, including 241 doubles and 144 home runs. Colorado has walked 332 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,041 times as a unit. They have left 724 men on base and have a team OPS of .783. They score 5.34 runs per contest and have scored a total of 598 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Houston has a 73-40 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.87, Gerrit Cole has a 13-5 record and a 1.00 WHIP. He has 216 strikeouts over the 150.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 111 hits. He's allowing 6.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.06. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.76 and they have given up 318 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .222 against the Astros bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 408 batters and walked 138 opposing hitters. As a team, Houston allows 7.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.1 batters per nine innings. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 3.69. The Astros pitchers as a team have surrendered 820 base knocks and 417 earned runs this season. They have given up 164 home runs this year, which ranks 8th in Major League Baseball. Houston as a staff has walked 322 hitters and struck out 1,143 batters. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 10.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.12 while their FIP as a staff is 4.10.
As a team, they are batting .271, good for 3rd in the league. The Astros hold a .480 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .347, which is good for 1st in baseball. They rank 4th in MLB with 9.3 hits per contest. Michael Brantley comes into this matchup batting .320 with an OBP of .379. He has 132 hits this year along with 67 RBI in 413 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .516 with an OPS+ of 135. George Springer is hitting .291 this season and he has an OBP of .380. He has collected 92 hits in 316 at bats while driving in 62 runs. He has an OPS+ of 153 and a slugging percentage of .592. The Astros as a unit have 1,051 base hits, including 218 doubles and 186 homers. Houston has walked 430 times this year and they have struck out on 810 occasions. They have had 810 men left on base and have an OPS of .827. They have scored 5.27 runs per game and totaled 595 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rockies/Astros MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Rockies
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