Colorado Rockies vs Arizona Diamondbacks Prediction, 9/27/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Colorado Rockies vs Arizona Diamondbacks
Date: Sunday, September 27, 2020
Location: Chase Field in Phoenix, AZ
Odds/Point Spread: Rockies (+105) Diamondbacks (-115)
Chase Field is the site where Eduardo Escobar and the Arizona Diamondbacks (24-34, 5th in NL West) will take on the Colorado Rockies (25-33, 4th in NL West) on Sunday. The Diamondbacks open this game at -115 while the Rockies are priced at +105. The O/U opens at 9.5. The pitchers who are expected to start will be Kyle Freeland and Madison Bumgarner.
Key Colorado Rockies Injuries
9/26/2020 Brendan Rodgers 2B Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 26
9/26/2020 Chris Owings 2B Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Sep 26
9/23/2020 Scott Oberg RP Arm Out for the season
9/23/2020 David Dahl CF Shoulder 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
9/25/2020 Corbin Martin SP Elbow Out for the season
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
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rockies have a 25-33 overall record this season. Freeland has taken the hill for 531 innings and is sitting with 403 K's during his MLB career. His ERA is 4.08 (241 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.392. He has conceded 546 base knocks (9.3 hits per nine innings) and has had 193 walks. Freeland (33-31 record in his career) holds a FIP of 4.52 and he has faced 2,292 batters in the majors. The bullpen has an earned run average of 6.81 and they have given up 243 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .264 against the bullpen and they've struck out 173 hitters and walked 90 batters. As a team, Colorado allows 9.9 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 5.58. The Rockies pitchers collectively have given up 558 base hits and 316 earned runs. They have allowed 82 home runs this season, ranking them 5th in the league. Colorado as a pitching staff has walked 199 batters and struck out 380. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 6.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.49 and their FIP as a unit is 5.18.
As a team Colorado is hitting .257, good for 10th in the league. The Rockies hold a .402 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .312, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 6th in MLB with 8.8 hits per game. Kevin Pillar is hitting .294 with an on-base percentage of .339. He has 60 hits this season in 204 at bats with 26 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .471 and an OPS+ of 110. Trevor Story is hitting .292 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .360. He has totaled 66 hits and he has driven in 27 men in 226 at bats. His OPS+ is 119 while his slugging percentage is at .522. The Rockies have 509 hits, including 78 doubles and 61 home runs. Colorado has walked 159 times so far this season and they have struck out 522 times as a unit. They have left 378 men on base and have a team OPS of .715. They score 4.52 runs per contest and have scored a total of 262 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Arizona has a 24-34 overall mark this year. So far in his pro baseball career, Bumgarner has surrendered 1,667 base hits while earning 1,820 K's in 1,882 innings pitched. He has allowed a total of 672 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.120 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.5. He has a SO/W ratio of 4.13 and he has faced 7,678 opposing hitters during his career. Bumgarner (119-96 win-loss record in his career) has a 3.21 earned run average while surrendering 8.0 hits per nine innings. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.44 and they have given up 206 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .214 against the Diamondbacks bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 214 batters and walked 114 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 4.8. The Diamondbacks pitchers as a team have surrendered 487 base knocks and 267 earned runs this season. They have given up 91 home runs this year, which ranks 2nd in Major League Baseball. Arizona as a staff has walked 233 hitters and struck out 503 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 5.06.
As a team, they are batting .239, good for 20th in the league. The Diamondbacks hold a .390 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .311, which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 17th in MLB with 7.9 hits per contest. Eduardo Escobar comes into this matchup batting .206 with an OBP of .268. He has 40 hits this year along with 19 RBI in 194 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .330 with an OPS+ of 60. Ketel Marte is hitting .287 this season and he has an OBP of .323. He has collected 50 hits in 174 at bats while driving in 14 runs. He has an OPS+ of 95 and a slugging percentage of .408. The Diamondbacks as a unit have 461 base hits, including 95 doubles and 57 homers. Arizona has walked 175 times this year and they have struck out on 448 occasions. They have had 386 men left on base and have an OPS of .701. They have scored 4.4 runs per game and totaled 255 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rockies/Diamondbacks MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Diamondbacks (-115)
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