Colorado Rockies vs Arizona Diamondbacks Prediction, 8/25/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Colorado Rockies vs Arizona Diamondbacks
Date: Tuesday, August 25, 2020
Location: Chase Field in Phoenix, AZ
Odds/Point Spread: Rockies (-119) Diamondbacks (+109)
Chase Field is the site where Christian Walker and the Arizona Diamondbacks (13-16, 5th in NL West) will take on the Colorado Rockies (13-15, 4th in NL West) on Tuesday. The Rockies open this game at -119 while the Diamondbacks are priced at +109. The O/U is set at 9.5. The expected starting pitchers will be German Marquez and Alex Young.
Key Colorado Rockies Injuries
8/23/2020 Wade Davis RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 28
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 Madison Bumgarner SP Back Expected to be out until at least Aug 25
8/20/2020 Corbin Martin SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
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 13-15 overall record this season. Marquez (40-28 record in his career) has earned a FIP of 3.91 and he has faced 2,492 batters in the majors. His earned run average is 4.32 (283 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.271. He has given up 592 hits (9.0 hits per nine innings) and has 157 free passes. Marquez has taken the ball for 589 frames and has earned 602 K's during his pro baseball career. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.28 and they have given up 94 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .242 against the bullpen and they've struck out 80 hitters and walked 34 batters. As a team, Colorado allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.1 batters per nine innings. They are 18th in the league in team earned run average at 4.66. The Rockies pitchers collectively have given up 245 base hits and 128 earned runs. They have allowed 34 home runs this season, ranking them 20th in the league. Colorado as a pitching staff has walked 73 batters and struck out 194. They have walked 2.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.29 and their FIP as a unit is 4.42.
As a team Colorado is hitting .260, good for 5th in the league. The Rockies hold a .425 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .320, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 4th in MLB with 8.9 hits per game. Trevor Story is hitting .296 with an on-base percentage of .357. He has 34 hits this season in 115 at bats with 17 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .583 and an OPS+ of 133. Daniel Murphy is hitting .267 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .308. He has totaled 23 hits and he has driven in 13 men in 86 at bats. His OPS+ is 77 while his slugging percentage is at .395. The Rockies have 250 hits, including 37 doubles and 35 home runs. Colorado has walked 87 times so far this season and they have struck out 231 times as a unit. They have left 185 men on base and have a team OPS of .744. They score 5.07 runs per contest and have scored a total of 142 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Arizona has a 13-16 overall mark this year. Young (8-6 career win-loss mark) holds a 3.74 ERA and has allowed 7.9 hits per 9 innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.90 and he has gone up against 425 opposing batters so far in his pro baseball career. During his career, Young has surrendered 89 hits and he has 90 strikeouts in 101 innings pitched. He has conceded 42 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.187 and having a FIP of 5.0. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.16 and they have given up 99 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .212 against the Diamondbacks bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 112 batters and walked 58 opposing hitters. As a team, Arizona allows 8.6 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 5.28. The Diamondbacks pitchers as a team have surrendered 238 base knocks and 146 earned runs this season. They have given up 55 home runs this year, which ranks 1st in Major League Baseball. Arizona as a staff has walked 118 hitters and struck out 268 batters. They give up a walk 4.3 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 5.45.
As a team, they are batting .244, good for 17th in the league. The Diamondbacks hold a .374 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .311, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 8.1 hits per contest. Christian Walker comes into this matchup batting .286 with an OBP of .342. He has 30 hits this year along with 11 RBI in 105 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .429 with an OPS+ of 108. Ketel Marte is hitting .336 this season and he has an OBP of .358. He has collected 38 hits in 113 at bats while driving in 9 runs. He has an OPS+ of 116 and a slugging percentage of .442. The Diamondbacks as a unit have 236 base hits, including 56 doubles and 22 homers. Arizona has walked 81 times this year and they have struck out on 221 occasions. They have had 190 men left on base and have an OPS of .684. They have scored 4.31 runs per game and totaled 125 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rockies/Diamondbacks MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Diamondbacks (+109)
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