Colorado Rockies vs Arizona Diamondbacks Prediction, 8/27/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Colorado Rockies vs Arizona Diamondbacks
Date: Thursday, August 27, 2020
Location: Chase Field in Phoenix, AZ
Odds/Point Spread: Rockies (+130) Diamondbacks (-140)
Chase Field is the site where Starling Marte and the Arizona Diamondbacks (13-18, 5th in NL West) will take on the Colorado Rockies (15-15, 3rd in NL West) on Thursday. The line on this game has the Rockies priced at +130 and the Diamondbacks are at -140. The over/under has been set at 8.5. The starting pitchers will be Kyle Freeland and Zac Gallen.
Key Colorado Rockies Injuries
8/25/2020 Joe Harvey RP Elbow Out for the season
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
8/26/2020 Merrill Kelly SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 25
8/25/2020 Madison Bumgarner SP Back Expected to be out until at least Aug 29
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 15-15 overall record this season. Freeland has pitched in 500 innings and is sitting with 383 K's in his career. His earned run average is 4.05 (225 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.382. He has given up 509 base knocks (9.2 hits per nine innings) and has 182 walks. Freeland (33-30 career win-loss record) has earned a FIP of 4.53 and he has gone up against 2,151 opposing batters in the majors. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.99 and they have given up 100 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .239 against the bullpen and they've struck out 87 hitters and walked 37 batters. As a team, Colorado allows 8.8 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 4.55. The Rockies pitchers collectively have given up 260 base hits and 134 earned runs. They have allowed 38 home runs this season, ranking them 17th in the league. Colorado as a pitching staff has walked 82 batters and struck out 209. They have walked 2.8 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 4.56.
As a team Colorado is hitting .260, good for 5th in the league. The Rockies hold a .426 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .323, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 3rd in MLB with 8.9 hits per game. Charlie Blackmon is hitting .395 with an on-base percentage of .440. He has 45 hits this season in 114 at bats with 24 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .553 and an OPS+ of 149. Nolan Arenado is hitting .231 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .281. He has totaled 25 hits and he has driven in 18 men in 108 at bats. His OPS+ is 86 while his slugging percentage is at .472. The Rockies have 267 hits, including 42 doubles and 37 home runs. Colorado has walked 97 times so far this season and they have struck out 247 times as a unit. They have left 203 men on base and have a team OPS of .749. They score 5 runs per contest and have scored a total of 150 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Arizona has a 13-18 overall mark this year. Gallen (3-6 career mark) has a 2.64 earned run average and has conceded 6.8 hits per nine innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.88 and he has gone up against 477 hitters so far in his career. So far in his pro baseball career, Gallen has surrendered 88 base knocks while tallying 138 strikeouts in 116 innings pitched. He has given up a total of 34 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.172 and a FIP of 3.6. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.99 and they have given up 107 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .211 against the Diamondbacks bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 119 batters and walked 65 opposing hitters. As a team, Arizona allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.6 batters per nine innings. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 5.16. The Diamondbacks pitchers as a team have surrendered 255 base knocks and 153 earned runs this season. They have given up 57 home runs this year, which ranks 1st in Major League Baseball. Arizona as a staff has walked 128 hitters and struck out 284 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 .243, good for 19th in the league. The Diamondbacks hold a .380 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .312, which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 8.1 hits per contest. Starling Marte comes into this matchup batting .311 with an OBP of .388. He has 33 hits this year along with 11 RBI in 106 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .443 with an OPS+ of 125. Eduardo Escobar is hitting .194 this season and he has an OBP of .273. He has collected 21 hits in 108 at bats while driving in 15 runs. He has an OPS+ of 59 and a slugging percentage of .315. The Diamondbacks as a unit have 251 base hits, including 60 doubles and 26 homers. Arizona has walked 90 times this year and they have struck out on 236 occasions. They have had 208 men left on base and have an OPS of .692. They have scored 4.23 runs per game and totaled 131 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rockies/Diamondbacks MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Diamondbacks (-140)
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