Houston Astros at Colorado Rockies MLB Point Spread Picks 7/2/2019
Tuesday, July 2, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Jose Urquidy vs. German Marquez
Michael Brantley and the Houston Astros (53-32, 1st in AL West) travel to Coors Field on Tuesday where they'll take on the Colorado Rockies (44-40, 2nd in NL West). The Rockies open this game at -117 while the Astros are coming in at +107. The total opens at 13.5.
The Astros have been an excellent pick for MLB bettors, having gone 53-32-0 SU. Colorado covers 52.4% of the time, going 44-40-0 straight up. The Rockies have been an excellent pick for MLB bettors as a favorite, going 26-12-0 SU. Houston covers 16.7% of the time as an underdog, having gone 1-5-0 straight up.
Valuable Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Astros have been a decent Under pick for over/under wagerers, having gone 37-45-3.
Houston covers 51.3% of the time as the visitor, having gone 20-19-0 straight up.
Important Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Rockies cover 58.5% of the time at Coors Field, going 24-17-0 SU.
The Rockies have been a solid Over pick for over/under wagerers, having gone 44-36-4.
Key Houston Astros Injuries
6/30/2019 Yuli Gurriel 1B Ankle Expected to be out until at least Jul 2
6/28/2019 Brad Peacock SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 13
6/27/2019 Joe Smith RP Achilles Expected to be out until at least Jul 11
6/20/2019 Carlos Correa SS Ribs Expected to be out until at least Jul 11
6/20/2019 Aledmys Diaz 2B Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Jul 11
6/9/2019 Lance McCullers SP Elbow Out for the season
Key Colorado Rockies Injuries
6/28/2019 Trevor Story SS Thumb Expected to be out until at least Jul 2
6/27/2019 Seung-Hwan Oh RP Abdomen Expected to be out until at least Jul 5
6/27/2019 Tyler Anderson SP Knee Out for the season
6/25/2019 Brendan Rodgers 2B Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 5
6/6/2019 Harrison Musgrave RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jul 3
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Astros have a 53-32 overall record this season. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.80 and they have given up 232 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .220 against the bullpen and they've struck out 297 hitters and walked 97 batters. As a team, Houston allows 7.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 10 batters per nine innings. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 3.83. The Astros pitchers collectively have given up 620 base hits and 325 earned runs. They have allowed 131 home runs this season, ranking them 5th in the league. Houston as a pitching staff has walked 237 batters and struck out 848. They have walked 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 10 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.12 and their FIP as a unit is 4.24.
As a team Houston is hitting .267, good for 5th in the league. The Astros hold a .468 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .342, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 7th in MLB with 9.1 hits per game. Michael Brantley is hitting .313 with an on-base percentage of .372. He has 99 hits this season in 316 at bats with 43 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .491 and an OPS+ of 129. Alex Bregman is hitting .266 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .391. He has totaled 80 hits and he has driven in 52 men in 301 at bats. His OPS+ is 145 while his slugging percentage is at .532. The Astros have 773 hits, including 155 doubles and 133 home runs. Houston has walked 320 times so far this season and they have struck out 587 times as a unit. They have left 600 men on base and have a team OPS of .810. They score 5.01 runs per contest and have scored a total of 426 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Colorado has a 44-40 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.29, German Marquez has a 8-3 record and a 1.21 WHIP. He has 113 strikeouts over the 115.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 114 hits. He's allowing 8.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.74. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.70 and they have given up 292 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .249 against the Rockies bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 281 batters and walked 124 opposing hitters. As a team, Colorado allows 9.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.2 batters per nine innings. They are 28th in the league in team earned run average at 5.16. The Rockies pitchers as a team have surrendered 802 base knocks and 436 earned runs this season. They have given up 123 home runs this year, which ranks 8th in Major League Baseball. Colorado as a staff has walked 293 hitters and struck out 693 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.44 while their FIP as a staff is 4.74.Related: Fixed Games - Point Shaving - NBA Refs - NFL fixed Games - Matt Holt and Tony George talk about it all in this video
As a team, they are batting .269, good for 3rd in the league. The Rockies hold a .462 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .329, which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 3rd in MLB with 9.5 hits per contest. Charlie Blackmon comes into this matchup batting .337 with an OBP of .383. He has 100 hits this year along with 56 RBI in 297 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .653 with an OPS+ of 144. Nolan Arenado is hitting .320 this season and he has an OBP of .384. He has collected 103 hits in 322 at bats while driving in 65 runs. He has an OPS+ of 129 and a slugging percentage of .581. The Rockies as a unit have 799 base hits, including 181 doubles and 111 homers. Colorado has walked 251 times this year and they have struck out on 795 occasions. They have had 537 men left on base and have an OPS of .790. They have scored 5.65 runs per game and totaled 475 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Astros/Rockies MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Astros +107
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