Arizona Diamondbacks vs Colorado Rockies Predictions, MLB Picks, Betting Tips 8/11/2020
Game: Arizona Diamondbacks vs Colorado Rockies
Date: Tuesday, August 11, 2020
Location: Coors Field in Denver, CO
Odds/Point Spread: Diamondbacks (+102) Rockies (-112)
Starling Marte and the Arizona Diamondbacks (6-10, 5th in NL West) head to Coors Field on Tuesday where they'll meet the Colorado Rockies (11-4, 1st in NL West). The Diamondbacks open this matchup at +102 while the Rockies are coming in at -112. The O/U has been set at 11.5. The starting pitchers will be Zac Gallen and Kyle Freeland.
Key Arizona Diamondbacks Injuries
8/10/2020 Madison Bumgarner SP Back Expected to be out until at least Aug 24
7/23/2020 Corbin Martin SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
6/29/2020 Silvino Bracho RP Elbow Out for the season
Key Colorado Rockies Injuries
8/10/2020 Wade Davis RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 20
8/7/2020 Chi Chi Gonzalez SP Biceps Expected to be out until at least Aug 24
8/2/2020 Scott Oberg RP Arm Expected to be out until at least Sep 21
7/23/2020 Peter Lambert SP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Diamondbacks have a 6-10 overall record this season. Gallen (3-6 career mark) holds a FIP of 3.75 and he has gone up against 401 hitters in the major leagues. His earned run average is 2.81 (30 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.229. He has given up 75 hits (7.0 hits per nine innings) and has 43 walks. Gallen has taken the mound for 96 innings and has racked up 117 strikeouts during his career. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.11 and they have given up 43 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .169 against the bullpen and they've struck out 70 hitters and walked 31 batters. As a team, Arizona allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.8 batters per nine innings. They are 29th in the league in team earned run average at 5.48. The Diamondbacks pitchers collectively have given up 125 base hits and 84 earned runs. They have allowed 37 home runs this season, ranking them 1st in the league. Arizona as a pitching staff has walked 63 batters and struck out 150. They have walked 4.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.36 and their FIP as a unit is 5.83.
As a team Arizona is hitting .211, good for 24th in the league. The Diamondbacks hold a .337 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .289, which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 25th in MLB with 6.8 hits per game. Starling Marte is hitting .347 with an on-base percentage of .448. He has 17 hits this season in 49 at bats with 3 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .510 and an OPS+ of 169. Ketel Marte is hitting .302 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .318. He has totaled 19 hits and he has driven in 3 men in 63 at bats. His OPS+ is 103 while his slugging percentage is at .413. The Diamondbacks have 109 hits, including 28 doubles and 11 home runs. Arizona has walked 49 times so far this season and they have struck out 125 times as a unit. They have left 99 men on base and have a team OPS of .626. They score 3.5 runs per contest and have scored a total of 56 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Colorado has a 11-4 overall mark this year. Freeland (33-29 record in his career) has earned a 4.08 ERA and has conceded 9.2 hits per nine innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.08 and he has gone up against 2,075 opposing hitters in his pro baseball career. So far in his MLB career, Freeland has allowed 491 hits while earning 370 punchouts in 480 innings. He has allowed 218 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.393 and having a FIP of 4.5. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.19 and they have given up 38 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .195 against the Rockies bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 48 batters and walked 13 opposing hitters. As a team, Colorado allows 6.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 2.84. The Rockies pitchers as a team have surrendered 102 base knocks and 42 earned runs this season. They have given up 12 home runs this year, which ranks 28th in Major League Baseball. Colorado as a staff has walked 36 hitters and struck out 113 batters. They give up a walk 2.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.04 while their FIP as a staff is 3.41.
As a team, they are batting .263, good for 1st in the league. The Rockies hold a .428 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .329, which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 8.9 hits per contest. David Dahl comes into this matchup batting .246 with an OBP of .290. He has 14 hits this year along with 7 RBI in 57 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .316 with an OPS+ of 61. Trevor Story is hitting .276 this season and he has an OBP of .364. He has collected 16 hits in 58 at bats while driving in 9 runs. He has an OPS+ of 135 and a slugging percentage of .534. The Rockies as a unit have 133 base hits, including 19 doubles and 20 homers. Colorado has walked 53 times this year and they have struck out on 125 occasions. They have had 99 men left on base and have an OPS of .757. They have scored 5.33 runs per game and totaled 80 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Diamondbacks/Rockies MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Diamondbacks (+102)
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