Colorado Rockies vs Oakland Athletics Predictions, MLB Picks, Betting Tips 7/29/2020
Game: Colorado Rockies vs Oakland Athletics
Date: Wednesday, July 29, 2020
Location: Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Rockies (+110) Athletics (-130)
The Colorado Rockies head to Oakland Coliseum on Wednesday to take on the Oakland Athletics. The expected starting pitchers are German Marquez for the Rockies and Frankie Montas for the Athletics.
The odds for this matchup have Colorado at +110 and Oakland at -130.
Key Colorado Rockies Injuries
7/23/2020 Peter Lambert SP Elbow Out for the season
7/22/2020 Scott Oberg RP Back Expected to be out until at least Aug 3
Key Oakland Athletics Injuries
7/21/2020 A.J RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 17
Useful Pitching Statistics
Starting pitcher German Marquez had a 12-5 record with an earned run average of 4.76 and a WHIP of 1.20. He had 175 strikeouts over his 174 innings pitched and he gave up 174 hits. He allowed 9 hits per 9 innings and he had a FIP of 4.06. The bullpen had an earned run average of 5.18 and they gave up 622 base hits on the year. Teams hit .260 against the bullpen and they struck out 563 hitters while walking 266 batters. As a team, Colorado allowed 9.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.9 batters per nine innings. They were 29th in the league in team earned run average at 5.56. The Rockies pitchers collectively gave up 1,576 base hits and 895 earned runs last year. They allowed 270 home runs last season, ranking them 2nd in the league. Colorado as a pitching staff walked 589 batters and struck out 1,264. They walked 3.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.9 per 9. They had a team WHIP of 1.49 and their FIP as a unit was 5.23.
As a team Colorado hit .265, good for 7th in the league. The Rockies held a .456 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .326, which was good for 12th in baseball. They ranked 4th in MLB with 9.3 hits per game. David Dahl hit .302 with an on-base percentage of .353 last year. He had 113 hits last season in 374 at bats with 61 runs batted in. He had a slugging percentage of .524 and an OPS+ of 109. Trevor Story hit .294 last year and he had an on-base percentage of .363. He totaled 173 hits and he drove in 85 men in 588 at bats. His OPS+ was 119 while his slugging percentage was at .554. The Rockies had 1,502 hits last season, including 323 doubles and 224 home runs. Colorado walked 489 times last year and they struck out 1,503 times as a unit. They left 1,075 men on base and had a team OPS of .782. They scored 5.15 runs per contest and scored a total of 835 runs last year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
With an earned run average of 2.63, Frankie Montas had a 9-2 record and a 1.12 WHIP. He had 103 strikeouts over the 96 innings he pitched. He also gave up 84 hits. He allowed 7.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stood at 3. The bullpen had an earned run average of 3.89 and they gave up 498 base hits on the year. Teams hit .228 against the Athletics bullpen. Their relievers struck out 603 batters and walked 221 opposing hitters. As a team, Oakland allowed 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8 batters per nine innings. They were 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.97. The Athletics pitchers as a team surrendered 1,342 base knocks and 646 earned runs last season. They gave up 201 home runs last year, which ranked 25th in Major League Baseball. Oakland as a staff walked 477 hitters and struck out 1,299 batters. They gave up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they struck out 8 per 9. Their team WHIP was 1.24 while their FIP as a staff was 4.34.
As a team, they batted .249, good for 16th in the league. The Athletics held a .448 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .327, which was good for 11th in baseball. They ranked 14th in MLB with 8.5 hits per contest. Ramon Laureano comes into this matchup after batting .288 with an OBP of .340 last season. He had 125 hits last year along with 67 RBI in 434 AB's. He maintained a slugging percentage of .521 with an OPS+ of 128. Mark Canha hit .273 last season and he had an OBP of .396. He collected 112 hits in 410 at bats while driving in 58 runs. He had an OPS+ of 145 and a slugging percentage of .517. The Athletics as a unit had 1,384 base hits last season, including 292 doubles and 257 homers. Oakland walked 578 times last year and they struck out on 1,338 occasions. They left 1,081 men on base and had an OPS of .776. They scored 5.22 runs per game and totaled 845 runs last year.
Who will win tonight's Rockies/Athletics MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Athletics (-130)
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