Colorado Rockies vs Arizona Diamondbacks Prediction, 8/24/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Colorado Rockies vs Arizona Diamondbacks
Date: Monday, August 24, 2020
Location: Chase Field in Phoenix, AZ
Odds/Point Spread: Rockies (+136) Diamondbacks (-147)
Charlie Blackmon and the Colorado Rockies (13-14, 3rd in NL West) travel to Chase Field on Monday where they'll meet the Arizona Diamondbacks (13-15, 4th in NL West). The Rockies open this contest at +136 while the Diamondbacks are coming in at -147. The O/U has been set at 9.5. The pitchers taking the mound will be Ryan Castellani and Merrill Kelly.
Key Colorado Rockies Injuries
8/23/2020 Wade Davis RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 23
8/21/2020 Joe Harvey RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/20/2020 Chris Owings 2B Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Aug 30
8/19/2020 David Dahl CF Back Expected to be out until at least Aug 28
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
Key Arizona Diamondbacks Injuries
8/22/2020 Andrew Chafin RP Finger Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/20/2020 Corbin Martin SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
8/20/2020 Madison Bumgarner SP Back Expected to be out until at least Aug 25
8/16/2020 Jeremy Beasley RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
6/29/2020 Silvino Bracho RP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rockies have a 13-14 overall record this season. Castellani has thrown 14 frames and has 11 K's in his rookie season. His earned run average is 3.83 (6 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 0.993. He has surrendered 10 base knocks (6.4 hits per 9 innings) with 4 walks. Castellani (0-1 record) sits with a FIP of 5.47 and he has faced 56 hitters. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.92 and they have given up 89 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .239 against the bullpen and they've struck out 79 hitters and walked 30 batters. As a team, Colorado allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.2 batters per nine innings. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 4.4. The Rockies pitchers collectively have given up 233 base hits and 117 earned runs. They have allowed 27 home runs this season, ranking them 28th in the league. Colorado as a pitching staff has walked 68 batters and struck out 192. They have walked 2.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.26 and their FIP as a unit is 4.05.
As a team Colorado is hitting .261, good for 3rd in the league. The Rockies hold a .422 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .321, which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 3rd in MLB with 8.9 hits per game. Charlie Blackmon is hitting .402 with an on-base percentage of .440. He has 43 hits this season in 107 at bats with 24 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .570 and an OPS+ of 153. Nolan Arenado is hitting .218 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .259. He has totaled 22 hits and he has driven in 16 men in 101 at bats. His OPS+ is 76 while his slugging percentage is at .455. The Rockies have 241 hits, including 37 doubles and 32 home runs. Colorado has walked 85 times so far this season and they have struck out 224 times as a unit. They have left 177 men on base and have a team OPS of .743. They score 5.15 runs per contest and have scored a total of 139 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Arizona has a 13-15 overall mark this year. So far in his pro baseball career, Kelly has allowed 210 hits while totaling 187 K's in 214 innings. He has conceded 99 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.270 and having a FIP of 4.4. His SO/W ratio is 3.02 and he has gone up against 902 opposing batters thus far in his career. Kelly (16-16 career record) has earned a 4.16 ERA while giving up 8.8 hits per 9 innings. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.93 and they have given up 94 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .207 against the Diamondbacks bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 109 batters and walked 58 opposing hitters. As a team, Arizona allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.7 batters per nine innings. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 5.23. The Diamondbacks pitchers as a team have surrendered 228 base knocks and 140 earned runs this season. They have given up 53 home runs this year, which ranks 1st in Major League Baseball. Arizona as a staff has walked 117 hitters and struck out 260 batters. They give up a walk 4.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.43 while their FIP as a staff is 5.48.
As a team, they are batting .246, good for 14th in the league. The Diamondbacks hold a .380 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .313, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Starling Marte comes into this matchup batting .323 with an OBP of .407. He has 30 hits this year along with 11 RBI in 93 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .452 with an OPS+ of 134. Eduardo Escobar is hitting .196 this season and he has an OBP of .269. He has collected 19 hits in 97 at bats while driving in 15 runs. He has an OPS+ of 59 and a slugging percentage of .320. The Diamondbacks as a unit have 231 base hits, including 55 doubles and 22 homers. Arizona has walked 78 times this year and they have struck out on 211 occasions. They have had 182 men left on base and have an OPS of .692. They have scored 4.43 runs per game and totaled 124 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rockies/Diamondbacks MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Rockies (+136)
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