Colorado Rockies vs Arizona Diamondbacks Prediction, 9/26/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Colorado Rockies vs Arizona Diamondbacks
Date: Saturday, September 26, 2020
Location: Chase Field in Phoenix, AZ
Odds/Point Spread: Rockies (+117) Diamondbacks (-127)
Trevor Story and the Colorado Rockies (25-31, 4th in NL West) go to Chase Field on Saturday where they'll take on the Arizona Diamondbacks (22-34, 5th in NL West). The Diamondbacks open this matchup at -127 while the Rockies are coming in at +117. The total has been set at 9.5. The expected starting pitchers will be German Marquez and Madison Bumgarner.
Key Colorado Rockies Injuries
9/25/2020 Chris Owings 2B Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Sep 25
9/24/2020 Brendan Rodgers 2B Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 25
9/23/2020 David Dahl CF Shoulder Out for the season
9/23/2020 Scott Oberg RP Arm Out for the season
9/21/2020 Nolan Arenado 3B Shoulder Out for the season
9/16/2020 Jon Gray SP Shoulder Out for the season
8/25/2020 Joe Harvey RP Elbow Out for the season
7/23/2020 Peter Lambert SP Elbow Out for the season
Key Arizona Diamondbacks Injuries
9/23/2020 Josh Rojas 2B Back Out for the season
9/9/2020 Merrill Kelly SP Shoulder Out for the season
9/1/2020 Jeremy Beasley RP Shoulder Out for the season
8/29/2020 Corbin Martin SP Elbow Out for the season
6/29/2020 Silvino Bracho RP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rockies have a 25-31 overall record this season. Marquez has pitched in 626 frames and has racked up 633 punchouts during his MLB career. His earned run average is 4.30 (299 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.276. He has surrendered 628 base knocks (9.0 hits per nine innings) and has 171 walks. Marquez (41-30 career record) is the owner of a FIP of 3.90 while facing 2,652 batters in the major leagues. The bullpen has an earned run average of 6.82 and they have given up 234 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .264 against the bullpen and they've struck out 168 hitters and walked 84 batters. As a team, Colorado allows 9.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.7 batters per nine innings. They are 28th in the league in team earned run average at 5.45. The Rockies pitchers collectively have given up 536 base hits and 301 earned runs. They have allowed 79 home runs this season, ranking them 8th in the league. Colorado as a pitching staff has walked 187 batters and struck out 372. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 6.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.45 and their FIP as a unit is 5.11.
As a team Colorado is hitting .256, good for 10th in the league. The Rockies hold a .402 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .311, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 6th in MLB with 8.8 hits per game. Trevor Story is hitting .295 with an on-base percentage of .365. He has 65 hits this season in 220 at bats with 26 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .532 and an OPS+ of 123. Kevin Pillar is hitting .291 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .338. He has totaled 57 hits and he has driven in 23 men in 196 at bats. His OPS+ is 108 while his slugging percentage is at .464. The Rockies have 495 hits, including 74 doubles and 60 home runs. Colorado has walked 152 times so far this season and they have struck out 505 times as a unit. They have left 365 men on base and have a team OPS of .713. They score 4.59 runs per contest and have scored a total of 257 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Arizona has a 22-34 overall mark this year. Bumgarner (119-96 win-loss record in his career) has a 3.21 ERA and has given up 8.0 hits per 9 innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 4.13 and he has faced 7,678 opposing hitters during his career. During his MLB career, Bumgarner has allowed 1,667 base hits while tallying 1,820 punchouts in 1,882 innings pitched. He has given up 672 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.120 and a FIP of 3.5. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.46 and they have given up 203 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .214 against the Diamondbacks bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 212 batters and walked 112 opposing hitters. As a team, Arizona allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9 batters per nine innings. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.85. The Diamondbacks pitchers as a team have surrendered 473 base knocks and 262 earned runs this season. They have given up 90 home runs this year, which ranks 2nd in Major League Baseball. Arizona as a staff has walked 226 hitters and struck out 486 batters. They give up a walk 4.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.44 while their FIP as a staff is 5.12.
As a team, they are batting .235, good for 22nd in the league. The Diamondbacks hold a .383 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .304, which is good for 28th in baseball. They rank 19th in MLB with 7.8 hits per contest. Ketel Marte comes into this matchup batting .287 with an OBP of .319. He has 49 hits this year along with 14 RBI in 171 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .409 with an OPS+ of 95. Eduardo Escobar is hitting .204 this season and he has an OBP of .267. He has collected 39 hits in 191 at bats while driving in 18 runs. He has an OPS+ of 57 and a slugging percentage of .319. The Diamondbacks as a unit have 439 base hits, including 94 doubles and 54 homers. Arizona has walked 163 times this year and they have struck out on 440 occasions. They have had 366 men left on base and have an OPS of .688. They have scored 4.29 runs per game and totaled 240 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rockies/Diamondbacks MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Diamondbacks (-127)
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