Colorado Rockies vs Seattle Mariners Predictions, MLB Picks, Betting Tips 8/9/2020
Game: Colorado Rockies vs Seattle Mariners
Date: Sunday, August 9, 2020
Location: T-Mobile Park in Seattle, WA
Odds/Point Spread: Rockies (-170) Mariners (+157)
Kyle Seager and the Seattle Mariners (5-10, 5th in AL West) host the Colorado Rockies (10-3, 1st in NL West) at T-Mobile Park on Sunday. The Mariners open this contest at +157 while the Rockies are coming in at -170. The over/under is set at 9. The starting pitchers will be German Marquez and Justus Sheffield.
Key Colorado Rockies Injuries
8/7/2020 Chi Chi Gonzalez SP Biceps Expected to be out until at least Aug 24
8/5/2020 Wade Davis RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 14
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 Seattle Mariners Injuries
8/7/2020 Austin Adams RP Knee Expected to be out until at least Aug 19
8/5/2020 Tom Murphy C Foot Expected to be out until at least Aug 21
8/4/2020 Yoshihisa Hirano RP Illness Expected to be out until at least Aug 11
8/4/2020 Kendall Graveman SP Neck Expected to be out until at least Aug 14
8/1/2020 Brandon Brennan RP Oblique Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
7/23/2020 Gerson Bautista RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
6/28/2020 Mitch Haniger RF Back Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rockies have a 10-3 overall record this season. Marquez (40-25 record in his career) sits with a FIP of 3.90 and he has faced 2,412 opposing hitters in the majors. His earned run average is 4.23 (269 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.257. He has given up 567 hits (8.9 hits per 9 innings) and has 152 free passes. Marquez has pitched in 572 innings and has racked up 590 punchouts in his pro baseball career. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.64 and they have given up 37 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .214 against the bullpen and they've struck out 44 hitters and walked 10 batters. As a team, Colorado allows 7.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.9 batters per nine innings. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.1. The Rockies pitchers collectively have given up 95 base hits and 40 earned runs. They have allowed 11 home runs this season, ranking them 27th in the league. Colorado as a pitching staff has walked 31 batters and struck out 102. They have walked 2.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.09 and their FIP as a unit is 3.40.
As a team Colorado is hitting .268, good for 2nd in the league. The Rockies hold a .450 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .332, which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 9.0 hits per game. Trevor Story is hitting .265 with an on-base percentage of .368. He has 13 hits this season in 49 at bats with 7 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .571 and an OPS+ of 143. David Dahl is hitting .240 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .278. He has totaled 12 hits and he has driven in 6 men in 50 at bats. His OPS+ is 58 while his slugging percentage is at .320. The Rockies have 117 hits, including 15 doubles and 20 home runs. Colorado has walked 45 times so far this season and they have struck out 106 times as a unit. They have left 84 men on base and have a team OPS of .782. They score 5.54 runs per contest and have scored a total of 72 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Seattle has a 5-10 overall mark this year. Sheffield (0-3 career mark) has earned a 6.54 ERA and has conceded 11.1 hits per 9 innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.63 and he has faced 218 batters during his career. In his career, Sheffield has surrendered 56 hits while accumulating 44 strikeouts in 45 innings pitched. He has allowed a total of 33 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.828 and being the owner of a FIP of 5.0. The bullpen has an earned run average of 6.57 and they have given up 58 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .205 against the Mariners bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 59 batters and walked 36 opposing hitters. As a team, Seattle allows 7.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.5 batters per nine innings. They are 30th in the league in team earned run average at 6.14. The Mariners pitchers as a team have surrendered 115 base knocks and 90 earned runs this season. They have given up 28 home runs this year, which ranks 2nd in Major League Baseball. Seattle as a staff has walked 68 hitters and struck out 125 batters. They give up a walk 4.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.39 while their FIP as a staff is 5.68.
As a team, they are batting .230, good for 18th in the league. The Mariners hold a .372 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .302, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 7.8 hits per contest. Kyle Seager comes into this matchup batting .315 with an OBP of .387. He has 17 hits this year along with 14 RBI in 54 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .537 with an OPS+ of 169. Kyle Lewis is hitting .375 this season and he has an OBP of .426. He has collected 21 hits in 56 at bats while driving in 10 runs. He has an OPS+ of 186 and a slugging percentage of .554. The Mariners as a unit have 117 base hits, including 27 doubles and 13 homers. Seattle has walked 48 times this year and they have struck out on 144 occasions. They have had 100 men left on base and have an OPS of .675. They have scored 4.07 runs per game and totaled 61 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rockies/Mariners MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Rockies (-170)
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