Pittsburgh Pirates at Colorado Rockies MLB Picks & Predictions 8/30/2019
Friday, August 30, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Dario Agrazal vs. Antonio Senzatela
Coors Field is the site where Nolan Arenado and the Colorado Rockies (59-75, 5th in NL West) will take on the Pittsburgh Pirates (56-77, 5th in NL Central) on Friday. The Rockies open this matchup at -130 while the Pirates are priced at +120. The O/U opens at 14.5.
The Pirates have been a lousy option for bettors, having gone 56-77-0 SU. Colorado covers 44.0% of the time, going 59-75-0 straight up.
Valuable Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pirates have been an excellent Over play for O/U bettors, having gone 76-53-4.
The Pirates are covering 40.3% of the time as a visitor, having gone 27-40-0 straight up.
Important Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Rockies are covering 52.3% of the time at Coors Field, going 34-31-0 SU.
The Rockies have been a decent Over play for O/U bettors, having gone 66-62-6.
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Key Pittsburgh Pirates Injuries
8/28/2019 Gregory Polanco RF Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 7
8/27/2019 Chris Archer SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
8/21/2019 Clay Holmes RP Quadriceps Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/14/2019 Jameson Taillon SP Elbow Out for the season
8/8/2019 Lonnie Chisenhall RF Calf Out for the season
8/8/2019 Nick Burdi RP Collarbone Out for the season
3/28/2019 Edgar Santana RP Elbow Out for the season
3/1/2019 Chad Kuhl SP Elbow Out for the season
Key Colorado Rockies Injuries
8/27/2019 German Marquez SP Arm Expected to be out until at least Sep 12
8/27/2019 Chad Bettis RP Hip Out for the season
8/26/2019 Raimel Tapia LF Hand Expected to be out until at least Sep 3
8/22/2019 Jon Gray SP Foot Out for the season
8/22/2019 Kyle Freeland SP Groin Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/19/2019 David Dahl CF Ankle Expected to be out until at least Sep 2
8/19/2019 Scott Oberg RP Arm Out for the season
7/17/2019 Brendan Rodgers 2B Shoulder Out for the season
6/27/2019 Tyler Anderson SP Knee Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Pirates have a 56-77 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Dario Agrazal has a 3-3 record with an earned run average of 4.41 and a WHIP of 1.29 this season. He has 25 strikeouts over his 49 innings pitched and he's given up 49 hits. He's allowed 9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 6.19. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.82 and they have given up 509 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .255 against the bullpen and they've struck out 555 hitters and walked 235 batters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 9.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 9 batters per nine innings. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 5.03. The Pirates pitchers collectively have given up 1,216 base hits and 655 earned runs. They have allowed 194 home runs this season, ranking them 10th in the league. Pittsburgh as a pitching staff has walked 466 batters and struck out 1,169. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.44 and their FIP as a unit is 4.73.
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As a team Pittsburgh is hitting .263, good for 7th in the league. The Pirates hold a .423 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322, which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 6th in MLB with 9.2 hits per game. Josh Bell is hitting .274 with an on-base percentage of .361. He has 129 hits this season in 470 at bats with 104 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .577 and an OPS+ of 140. Starling Marte is hitting .289 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .333. He has totaled 144 hits and he has driven in 76 men in 499 at bats. His OPS+ is 113 while his slugging percentage is at .497. The Pirates have 1,211 hits, including 261 doubles and 140 home runs. Pittsburgh has walked 357 times so far this season and they have struck out 998 times as a unit. They have left 902 men on base and have a team OPS of .745. They score 4.65 runs per contest and have scored a total of 614 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Colorado has a 59-75 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 6.75, Antonio Senzatela has a 8-8 record and a 1.76 WHIP. He has 54 strikeouts over the 94.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 120 hits. He's allowing 11.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.44. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.21 and they have given up 490 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .261 against the Rockies bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 439 batters and walked 207 opposing hitters. As a team, Colorado allows 9.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.9 batters per nine innings. They are 29th in the league in team earned run average at 5.54. The Rockies pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,284 base knocks and 728 earned runs this season. They have given up 210 home runs this year, which ranks 6th in Major League Baseball. Colorado as a staff has walked 471 hitters and struck out 1,044 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.48 while their FIP as a staff is 5.04.
As a team, they are batting .268, good for 5th in the league. The Rockies hold a .455 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .327, which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 5th in MLB with 9.4 hits per contest. Nolan Arenado comes into this matchup batting .305 with an OBP of .365. He has 150 hits this year along with 100 RBI in 492 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .565 with an OPS+ of 120. Charlie Blackmon is hitting .317 this season and he has an OBP of .363. He has collected 152 hits in 480 at bats while driving in 73 runs. He has an OPS+ of 123 and a slugging percentage of .585. The Rockies as a unit have 1,244 base hits, including 275 doubles and 175 homers. Colorado has walked 396 times this year and they have struck out on 1,214 occasions. They have had 870 men left on base and have an OPS of .783. They have scored 5.26 runs per game and totaled 699 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Pirates/Rockies MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Pirates (+120)
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