Chicago White Sox vs Colorado Rockies Predictions, Picks, MLB Spring Training Odds 3/11/2020
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Salt River Fields at Talking Stick
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Probable Pitchers: Lucas Giolito vs. German Marquez
Salt River Fields at Talking Stick is the site of the matchup between the Chicago White Sox and the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday, March 11, 2020. The probable starting pitchers are Lucas Giolito for the White Sox and German Marquez for the Rockies.
Chicago opens at +110 while Colorado opens at -130. The White Sox had a 75-80-6 over/under record and a 72-89-0 run line mark last year. The Rockies were 71-91-0 against the run line and had a 79-77-6 over/under record.
Valuable Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox were 75-80-6 against the over/under last season
The Chicago White Sox were 72-89-0 against the run line last year
Important Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Colorado Rockies were 79-77-6 against the over/under last season
The Colorado Rockies were 71-91-0 against the run line last year
Key Chicago White Sox Injuries
3/8/2020 Jace Fry RP Back Probable for start of season
3/8/2020 Gio Gonzalez SP Shoulder Probable for start of season
11/5/2020 Dane Dunning SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least May 1
10/31/2020 Carlos Rodon SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 1
Key Colorado Rockies Injuries
3/5/2020 Brendan Rodgers 2B Shoulder Probable for start of season
1/17/2020 Justin Lawrence RP Suspension Expected to be out until at least Jul 1
Useful Pitching Statistics
The White Sox had a 72-89 overall record last season. Starting pitcher Lucas Giolito had a 14-9 record with an earned run average of 3.41 and a WHIP of 1.06. He had 228 strikeouts over his 176.2 innings pitched and he gave up 131 hits. He allowed 6.7 hits per 9 innings and he had a FIP of 3.43. The bullpen had an earned run average of 4.33 and they gave up 533 base hits on the year. Teams hit .242 against the bullpen and they struck out 541 hitters while walking 271 batters. As a team, Chicago allowed 9.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.4 batters per nine innings. They were 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.9. The White Sox pitchers collectively gave up 1,438 base hits and 769 earned runs last year. They allowed 238 home runs last season, ranking them 10th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff walked 582 batters and struck out 1,312. They walked 3.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.4 per 9. They had a team WHIP of 1.43 and their FIP as a unit was 4.89.
As a team Chicago hit .261, good for 8th in the league. The White Sox held a .414 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .314, which was good for 23rd in baseball. They ranked 8th in MLB with 9.0 hits per game. Yoan Moncada hit .315 with an on-base percentage of .367 last year. He had 161 hits last season in 511 at bats with 79 runs batted in. He had a slugging percentage of .548 and an OPS+ of 141. Jose Abreu hit .284 last year and he had an on-base percentage of .330. He totaled 180 hits and he drove in 123 men in 634 at bats. His OPS+ was 119 while his slugging percentage was at .503. The White Sox had 1,443 hits last season, including 260 doubles and 182 home runs. Chicago walked 378 times last year and they struck out 1,549 times as a unit. They left 1,071 men on base and had a team OPS of .728. They scored 4.4 runs per contest and scored a total of 708 runs last year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Colorado had a 71-91 overall mark last year. With an earned run average of 4.76, German Marquez had a 12-5 record and a 1.20 WHIP. He had 175 strikeouts over the 174 innings he pitched. He also gave up 174 hits. He allowed 9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stood at 4.06. The bullpen had an earned run average of 5.18 and they gave up 622 base hits on the year. Teams hit .260 against the Rockies bullpen. Their relievers struck out 563 batters and walked 266 opposing hitters. As a team, Colorado allowed 9.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.9 batters per nine innings. They were 29th in the league in team earned run average at 5.56. The Rockies pitchers as a team surrendered 1,576 base knocks and 895 earned runs last season. They gave up 270 home runs last year, which ranked 2nd in Major League Baseball. Colorado as a staff walked 589 hitters and struck out 1,264 batters. They gave up a walk 3.7 times per 9 innings while they struck out 7.9 per 9. Their team WHIP was 1.49 while their FIP as a staff was 5.23.
As a team, they batted .265, good for 7th in the league. The Rockies held a .456 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .326, which was good for 12th in baseball. They ranked 4th in MLB with 9.3 hits per contest. Nolan Arenado comes into this matchup after batting .315 with an OBP of .379 last season. He had 185 hits last year along with 118 RBI in 588 AB's. He maintained a slugging percentage of .583 with an OPS+ of 129. Charlie Blackmon hit .314 last season and he had an OBP of .364. He collected 182 hits in 580 at bats while driving in 86 runs. He had an OPS+ of 123 and a slugging percentage of .576. The Rockies as a unit had 1,502 base hits last season, including 323 doubles and 224 homers. Colorado walked 489 times last year and they struck out on 1,503 occasions. They left 1,075 men on base and had an OPS of .782. They scored 5.15 runs per game and totaled 835 runs last year.
Who will win tonight's White Sox/Rockies MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the White Sox (+110)
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