Colorado Rockies at Tampa Bay Rays MLB Picks & Predictions 4/3/2019
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: German Marquez vs. Charlie Morton
The Colorado Rockies visit Tropicana Field on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 to play the Tampa Bay Rays. The probable starters are German Marquez for the Rockies and Charlie Morton for the Rays.
The opening line for this matchup has Colorado at +121 and Tampa Bay at -131. The Rockies have a 2-2-1 over/under record and a 2-3-0 run line mark. The Rays are 4-1-0 against the run line and have a 0-5-0 over/under record.
Valuable Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Colorado Rockies are 2-2-1 against the over/under
The Colorado Rockies are 2-3-0 against the run line
Important Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 0-5-0 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 4-1-0 against the run line
Key Colorado Rockies Injuries
04/01/19 2B Daniel Murphy Hand 10-day IL (04/01) retroactive to March 30
03/31/19 P Jon Gray Calf is questionable next start
03/30/19 P Chris Rusin Back 10-day IL (03/25)
03/30/19 P Antonio Senzatela Foot 10-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 3B Josh Fuentes Wrist is out indefinitely
Key Tampa Bay Rays Injuries
04/01/19 2B Joey Wendle Hamstring 10-day IL (03/31)
03/30/19 P Anthony Banda Elbow 10-day IL (03/28)
03/28/19 P Jose De Leon Elbow 10-day IL (03/28)
03/28/19 3B Matt Duffy Hamstring 10-day IL (03/25)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rockies have a 2-3 overall record this season. Starting pitcher German Marquez has a 1-0 record with an earned run average of 1.50 and a WHIP of 0.83 this season. He has 7 strikeouts over his 6 innings pitched and he's given up 2 hits. He's allowed 3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.77. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.86 and they have given up 11 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .250 against the bullpen and they've struck out 9 hitters and walked 4 batters. As a team, Colorado allows 7.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.9 batters per nine innings. They are 16th in the league in team earned run average at 3.71. The Rockies pitchers collectively have given up 27 base hits and 14 earned runs. They have allowed 5 home runs this season, ranking them 13th in the league. Colorado as a pitching staff has walked 7 batters and struck out 30. They have walked 1.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.00 and their FIP as a unit is 4.10.
As a team Colorado is hitting .239, good for 14th in the league. The Rockies hold a .355 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .284, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. David Dahl is hitting .444 with an on-base percentage of .476. He has 8 hits this season in 18 at bats with 3 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .667 and an OPS+ of 192. Charlie Blackmon is hitting .286 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .318. He has totaled 6 hits and he has driven in 3 men in 21 at bats. His OPS+ is 80 while his slugging percentage is at .381. The Rockies have 33 hits, including 11 doubles and 1 home run. Colorado has walked 8 times so far this season and they have struck out 33 times as a unit. They have left 26 men on base and have a team OPS of .639. They score 3.75 runs per contest and have scored a total of 15 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Tampa Bay has a 4-1 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.60, Charlie Morton has a 1-0 record and a 1.00 WHIP. He has 8 strikeouts over the 5 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 3 hits. He's allowing 5.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 1.54. The bullpen has an earned run average of 0.43 and they have given up 15 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .200 against the Rays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 19 batters and walked 6 opposing hitters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 6.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 2.25. The Rays pitchers as a team have surrendered 27 base knocks and 9 earned runs this season. They have given up 5 home runs this year, which ranks 10th in Major League Baseball. Tampa Bay as a staff has walked 10 hitters and struck out 31 batters. They give up a walk 2.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.03 while their FIP as a staff is 4.07.
As a team, they are batting .202, good for 24th in the league. The Rays hold a .323 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .233, which is good for 29th in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 6.3 hits per contest. Ji-Man Choi comes into this matchup batting .313 with an OBP of .313. He has 5 hits this year along with 2 RBI in 16 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .313 with an OPS+ of 89. Tommy Pham is hitting .278 this season and he has an OBP of .350. He has collected 5 hits in 18 at bats while driving in 2 runs. He has an OPS+ of 92 and a slugging percentage of .278. The Rays as a unit have 25 base hits, including 6 doubles and 3 homers. Tampa Bay has walked 3 times this year and they have struck out on 46 occasions. They have had 20 men left on base and have an OPS of .555. They have scored 2.75 runs per game and totaled 11 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rockies/Rays MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Rockies +121
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