Pittsburgh Pirates at Colorado Rockies MLB Tips 8/29/2019
Thursday, August 29, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Trevor Williams vs. Chi Chi Gonzalez
Starling Marte and the Pittsburgh Pirates (56-76, 5th in NL Central) travel to Coors Field on Thursday where they'll take on the Colorado Rockies (59-74, 5th in NL West). The line on this matchup has the Pirates priced at -102 and the Rockies are at -108. The over/under opens at 13.5.
The Pirates have been very good for oddsmakers, having gone 56-76-0 SU. Colorado covers 44.4% of the time, going 59-74-0 straight up.
Valuable Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pirates have been a great Over bet for over/under baseball wagerers, having gone 75-53-4.
The Pirates are covering 40.9% of the time away from home, having gone 27-39-0 straight up.
Important Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
Colorado covers 53.1% of the time at Coors Field, going 34-30-0 SU.
The Rockies have been a good Over bet for over/under baseball wagerers, having gone 66-61-6.
Key Pittsburgh Pirates Injuries
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 Nick Burdi RP Collarbone Out for the season
8/8/2019 Lonnie Chisenhall RF Calf Out for the season
7/25/2019 Gregory Polanco RF Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
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 Chad Bettis RP Hip Out for the season
8/27/2019 German Marquez SP Arm Expected to be out until at least Sep 12
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
8/19/2019 David Dahl CF Ankle Expected to be out until at least Sep 2
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 56-76 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Trevor Williams has a 6-6 record with an earned run average of 5.35 and a WHIP of 1.41 this season. He has 84 strikeouts over his 112.2 innings pitched and he's given up 126 hits. He's allowed 10.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.04. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.81 and they have given up 503 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .254 against the bullpen and they've struck out 551 hitters and walked 233 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.
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. Starling Marte is hitting .289 with an on-base percentage of .333. He has 144 hits this season in 499 at bats with 76 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .497 and an OPS+ of 113. Josh Bell is hitting .274 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .361. He has totaled 129 hits and he has driven in 104 men in 470 at bats. His OPS+ is 140 while his slugging percentage is at .577. 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 59-74 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 6.43, Chi Chi Gonzalez has a 0-5 record and a 1.63 WHIP. He has 20 strikeouts over the 35 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 36 hits. He's allowing 9.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 6.92. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.22 and they have given up 486 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .262 against the Rockies bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 436 batters and walked 205 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. Charlie Blackmon comes into this matchup batting .317 with an OBP of .363. He has 152 hits this year along with 73 RBI in 480 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .585 with an OPS+ of 123. Nolan Arenado is hitting .305 this season and he has an OBP of .365. He has collected 150 hits in 492 at bats while driving in 100 runs. He has an OPS+ of 120 and a slugging percentage of .565. 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?
Josh's Pick: Take the Rockies (-108)
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