Colorado Rockies vs Texas Rangers Predictions, MLB Picks, Betting Tips 7/25/2020
Game: Colorado Rockies vs Texas Rangers
Date: Saturday, July 25, 2020
Location: Globe Life Park in Arlington, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Rockies (-115) Rangers (-105)
Globe Life Park is the site of the matchup between the Colorado Rockies and the Texas Rangers on Saturday. The probable starting pitchers are Jon Gray for the Rockies and Mike Minor for the Rangers.
Colorado opens at -115 while Texas opens at -105. The Rockies had a 79-77-6 over/under record and a 71-91-0 run line mark last year. 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 season
The Colorado Rockies were 71-91-0 against the run line last year
Important Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers were 75-83-4 against the over/under last season
The Texas Rangers were 78-84-0 against the run line last year
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 Texas Rangers Injuries
7/23/2020 Rafael Montero RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Jul 28
7/23/2020 Blake Swihart C Thumb Probable for Jul 24
7/21/2020 Willie Calhoun LF Hip Expected to be out until at least Jul 26
7/16/2020 Brett Martin RP Illness Expected to be out until at least Jul 28
6/28/2020 Brock Burke SP Shoulder Out for the season
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 Jon Gray had a 11-8 record with an earned run average of 3.84 and a WHIP of 1.35. He had 150 strikeouts over his 150 innings pitched and he gave up 147 hits. He allowed 8.8 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. Nolan Arenado hit .315 last year and he had an on-base percentage of .379. He totaled 185 hits and he drove in 118 men in 588 at bats. His OPS+ was 129 while his slugging percentage was at .583. 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 3.59, Mike Minor had a 14-10 record and a 1.24 WHIP. He had 200 strikeouts over the 208.1 innings he pitched. He also gave up 190 hits. He allowed 8.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stood at 4.25. 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. Elvis Andrus comes into this matchup after batting .275 with an OBP of .313 last season. He had 165 hits last year along with 72 RBI in 600 AB's. He maintained a slugging percentage of .393 with an OPS+ of 78. Shin-Soo Choo hit .265 last season and he had an OBP of .371. He collected 149 hits in 563 at bats while driving in 61 runs. He had an OPS+ of 109 and a slugging percentage of .455. 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?
Guy's Pick: Take the Rockies (-115)
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