Colorado Rockies vs Texas Rangers Predictions, MLB Picks, Betting Tips 7/24/2020
Game: Colorado Rockies vs Texas Rangers
Date: Friday, July 24, 2020
Location: Globe Life Park in Arlington, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Rockies (+120) Rangers (-140)
The Colorado Rockies visit Globe Life Park on Friday to play the Texas Rangers. The probable starters are German Marquez for the Rockies and Lance Lynn for the Rangers.
The opening line for this matchup has Colorado at +120 and Texas at -140. The Rockies had a 79-77-6 over/under record and a 71-91-0 run line mark last season. The Rangers were 78-84-0 against the run line and had a 75-83-4 over/under record.
Valuable Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Colorado Rockies were 79-77-6 against the over/under last year
The Colorado Rockies were 71-91-0 against the run line last season
Important Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers were 75-83-4 against the over/under last year
The Texas Rangers were 78-84-0 against the run line last season
Key Colorado Rockies Injuries
7/20/2020 Charlie Blackmon RF Not Injury Related Expected to be out until at least Jul 24
7/19/2020 Elias Diaz C Not Injury Related Questionable for start of season
7/19/2020 Scott Oberg RP Back Questionable for start of season
7/6/2020 Peter Lambert SP Forearm Questionable for start of season
Key Texas Rangers Injuries
7/21/2020 Willie Calhoun LF Hip Questionable for start of season
7/20/2020 Robinson Chirinos C Ankle Questionable for start of season
7/19/2020 Rafael Montero RP Forearm Questionable for start of season
7/18/2020 Blake Swihart C Thumb Questionable for start of season
7/16/2020 Brett Martin RP Illness Expected to be out until at least Jul 28
6/28/2020 Brock Burke SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Mar 1, 2021
6/24/2020 Joely Rodriguez RP Lat Expected to be out until at least Aug 1
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rockies had a 71-91 overall record last season. 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 while striking out 563 hitters and 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. Nolan Arenado hit .315 with an on-base percentage of .379 last year. He had 185 hits last season in 588 at bats with 118 runs batted in. He had a slugging percentage of .583 and an OPS+ of 129. David Dahl hit .302 last year and he had an on-base percentage of .353. He totaled 113 hits and he drove in 61 men in 374 at bats. His OPS+ was 109 while his slugging percentage was at .524. 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
Texas had a 78-84 overall mark last year. With an earned run average of 3.67, Lance Lynn had a 16-11 record and a 1.22 WHIP. He had 246 strikeouts over the 208.1 innings he pitched. He also gave up 195 hits. He allowed 8.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stood at 3.13. The bullpen had an earned run average of 4.73 and they gave up 631 base hits on the year. Teams hit .256 against the Rangers bullpen. Their relievers struck out 622 batters and walked 278 opposing hitters. As a team, Texas allowed 9.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They were 24th in the league in team earned run average at 5.06. The Rangers pitchers as a team surrendered 1,515 base knocks and 808 earned runs last season. They gave up 241 home runs last year, which ranked 8th in Major League Baseball. Texas as a staff walked 583 hitters and struck out 1,379 batters. They gave up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they struck out 8.6 per 9. Their team WHIP was 1.46 while their FIP as a staff was 4.84.
As a team, they batted .248, good for 17th in the league. The Rangers held a .431 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .319, which was good for 19th in baseball. They ranked 17th in MLB with 8.5 hits per contest. Shin-Soo Choo comes into this matchup after batting .265 with an OBP of .371 last season. He had 149 hits last year along with 61 RBI in 563 AB's. He maintained a slugging percentage of .455 with an OPS+ of 109. Elvis Andrus hit .275 last season and he had an OBP of .313. He collected 165 hits in 600 at bats while driving in 72 runs. He had an OPS+ of 78 and a slugging percentage of .393. The Rangers as a unit had 1,374 base hits last season, including 296 doubles and 223 homers. Texas walked 534 times last year and they struck out on 1,578 occasions. They left 1,066 men on base and had an OPS of .750. They scored 5 runs per game and totaled 810 runs last year.
Who will win tonight's Rockies/Rangers MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Rangers (-140)
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