Colorado Rockies vs Arizona Diamondbacks Prediction, 8/26/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Colorado Rockies vs Arizona Diamondbacks
Date: Wednesday, August 26, 2020
Location: Chase Field in Phoenix, AZ
Odds/Point Spread: Rockies (+105) Diamondbacks (-115)
Ketel Marte and the Arizona Diamondbacks (13-17, 5th in NL West) play the Colorado Rockies (14-15, 3rd in NL West) at Chase Field on Wednesday. The line on this game has the Rockies priced at +105 and the Diamondbacks are at -115. The O/U opens at 9.5. The pitchers who are expected to start are Jon Gray and Robbie Ray.
Key Colorado Rockies Injuries
8/25/2020 Joe Harvey RP Elbow Out for the season
8/24/2020 Charlie Blackmon RF Quadriceps Probable for Aug 25
8/24/2020 Chi Chi Gonzalez SP Biceps Expected to be out until at least Aug 30
8/23/2020 Wade Davis RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 28
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
8/2/2020 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
8/25/2020 Madison Bumgarner SP Back Expected to be out until at least Aug 29
8/24/2020 Merrill Kelly SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 28
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
8/16/2020 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 14-15 overall record this season. Gray (44-36 career win-loss record) holds a FIP of 3.85 and he has gone up against 2,871 opposing batters during his time in the majors. His earned run average is 4.54 (339 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.335. He has given up 678 base hits (9.1 hits per 9 innings) and has had 219 free passes. Gray has taken the ball for 672 innings and has earned 686 punchouts so far in his MLB career. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.11 and they have given up 97 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .243 against the bullpen and they've struck out 82 hitters and walked 34 batters. As a team, Colorado allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 7 batters per nine innings. They are 17th in the league in team earned run average at 4.56. The Rockies pitchers collectively have given up 251 base hits and 130 earned runs. They have allowed 36 home runs this season, ranking them 18th in the league. Colorado as a pitching staff has walked 76 batters and struck out 199. They have walked 2.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.28 and their FIP as a unit is 4.48.
As a team Colorado is hitting .260, good for 5th in the league. The Rockies hold a .423 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .321, which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 4th in MLB with 8.9 hits per game. Daniel Murphy is hitting .258 with an on-base percentage of .295. He has 23 hits this season in 89 at bats with 14 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .382 and an OPS+ of 69. Trevor Story is hitting .297 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .362. He has totaled 35 hits and he has driven in 18 men in 118 at bats. His OPS+ is 137 while his slugging percentage is at .602. The Rockies have 258 hits, including 38 doubles and 36 home runs. Colorado has walked 91 times so far this season and they have struck out 237 times as a unit. They have left 192 men on base and have a team OPS of .744. They score 5 runs per contest and have scored a total of 145 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Arizona has a 13-17 overall mark this year. In his MLB career, Ray has given up 741 hits while accumulating 1,009 strikeouts in 817 innings pitched. He has allowed 386 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.373 and having a FIP of 4.1. He has a SO/W ratio of 2.65 and he has gone up against 3,529 batters thus far in his career. Ray (48-49 career record) has a 4.25 earned run average while conceding 8.2 hits per 9 innings. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.01 and they have given up 103 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .211 against the Diamondbacks bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 114 batters and walked 60 opposing hitters. As a team, Arizona allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.6 batters per nine innings. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 5.16. The Diamondbacks pitchers as a team have surrendered 246 base knocks and 148 earned runs this season. They have given up 56 home runs this year, which ranks 1st in Major League Baseball. Arizona as a staff has walked 122 hitters and struck out 274 batters. They give up a walk 4.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.43 while their FIP as a staff is 5.42.
As a team, they are batting .242, good for 19th in the league. The Diamondbacks hold a .374 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .310, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 17th in MLB with 8.1 hits per contest. Ketel Marte comes into this matchup batting .328 with an OBP of .355. He has 38 hits this year along with 9 RBI in 116 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .431 with an OPS+ of 111. Christian Walker is hitting .287 this season and he has an OBP of .347. He has collected 31 hits in 108 at bats while driving in 12 runs. He has an OPS+ of 114 and a slugging percentage of .454. The Diamondbacks as a unit have 242 base hits, including 56 doubles and 24 homers. Arizona has walked 84 times this year and they have struck out on 226 occasions. They have had 196 men left on base and have an OPS of .684. They have scored 4.23 runs per game and totaled 127 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rockies/Diamondbacks MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Rockies (+105)
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