Pittsburgh Pirates at Colorado Rockies MLB Picks & Predictions 9/1/2019
Sunday, September 1, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Steven Brault vs. Jeff Hoffman
Coors Field is the venue where Nolan Arenado and the Colorado Rockies (59-77, 5th in NL West) will play the Pittsburgh Pirates (58-77, 5th in NL Central) on Sunday. The Pirates open this contest at -110 while the Rockies are coming in at +100. The over/under has been set at 14.
The Pirates have been hot and cold for baseball bettors, having gone 58-77-0 SU. Colorado is covering 43.4% of the time, going 59-77-0 straight up.
Valuable Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pirates have been an awful Under option for over/under baseball bettors, having gone 77-54-4.
Pittsburgh is covering 42.0% of the time as the away team, having gone 29-40-0 straight up.
Important Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Rockies cover 50.7% of the time at Coors Field, going 34-33-0 SU.
The Rockies have been a decent Over option for over/under baseball bettors, having gone 67-63-6.
Key Pittsburgh Pirates Injuries
8/29/2019 Chris Stratton RP Side Expected to be out until at least Sep 8
8/29/2019 Nick Burdi RP Biceps Out for the season
8/29/2019 Yefry Ramirez RP Calf Expected to be out until at least Sep 8
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
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
8/29/2019 David Dahl CF Ankle Expected to be out until at least Sep 13
8/29/2019 German Marquez SP Arm Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
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 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 58-77 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Steven Brault has a 3-3 record with an earned run average of 4.06 and a WHIP of 1.43 this season. He has 75 strikeouts over his 88.2 innings pitched and he's given up 88 hits. He's allowed 8.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.22. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.87 and they have given up 515 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .255 against the bullpen and they've struck out 566 hitters and walked 238 batters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 9.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 9 batters per nine innings. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 5.09. The Pirates pitchers collectively have given up 1,255 base hits and 678 earned runs. They have allowed 199 home runs this season, ranking them 9th in the league. Pittsburgh as a pitching staff has walked 472 batters and struck out 1,200. They have walked 3.5 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 4.72.
As a team Pittsburgh is hitting .266, good for 6th in the league. The Pirates hold a .427 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .323, which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 6th in MLB with 9.3 hits per game. Josh Bell is hitting .278 with an on-base percentage of .366. He has 135 hits this season in 485 at bats with 108 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .577 and an OPS+ of 142. Starling Marte is hitting .297 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .341. He has totaled 153 hits and he has driven in 77 men in 516 at bats. His OPS+ is 119 while his slugging percentage is at .510. The Pirates have 1,251 hits, including 269 doubles and 146 home runs. Pittsburgh has walked 360 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,017 times as a unit. They have left 920 men on base and have a team OPS of .750. They score 4.72 runs per contest and have scored a total of 637 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Colorado has a 59-77 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 7.81, Jeff Hoffman has a 1-4 record and a 1.66 WHIP. He has 43 strikeouts over the 40.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 49 hits. He's allowing 10.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 6.44. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.19 and they have given up 504 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .262 against the Rockies bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 449 batters and walked 208 opposing hitters. As a team, Colorado allows 9.9 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 5.61. The Rockies pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,328 base knocks and 754 earned runs this season. They have given up 218 home runs this year, which ranks 3rd in Major League Baseball. Colorado as a staff has walked 477 hitters and struck out 1,063 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.49 while their FIP as a staff is 5.09.
As a team, they are batting .269, good for 5th in the league. The Rockies hold a .456 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328, which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 4th in MLB with 9.4 hits per contest. Nolan Arenado comes into this matchup batting .310 with an OBP of .369. He has 158 hits this year along with 103 RBI in 509 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .572 with an OPS+ of 122. Charlie Blackmon is hitting .317 this season and he has an OBP of .362. He has collected 157 hits in 495 at bats while driving in 74 runs. He has an OPS+ of 122 and a slugging percentage of .582. The Rockies as a unit have 1,277 base hits, including 283 doubles and 178 homers. Colorado has walked 403 times this year and they have struck out on 1,244 occasions. They have had 891 men left on base and have an OPS of .783. They have scored 5.26 runs per game and totaled 715 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Pirates/Rockies MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Pirates (-110)
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