Houston Astros vs Colorado Rockies Prediction, 8/20/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Houston Astros vs Colorado Rockies
Date: Thursday, August 20, 2020
Location: Coors Field in Denver, CO
Odds/Point Spread: Astros (-107) Rockies (-103)
Daniel Murphy and the Colorado Rockies (13-10, 2nd in NL West) play the Houston Astros (13-10, 2nd in AL West) at Coors Field on Thursday. The Rockies open this matchup at -103 while the Astros are priced at -107. The total is set at 11.5. The expected starting pitchers will be Cristian Javier and German Marquez.
Key Houston Astros Injuries
8/19/2020 Yordan Alvarez DH Knee Out for the season
8/18/2020 Chris Devenski RP Arm Expected to be out until at least Aug 20
8/18/2020 George Springer CF Wrist Probable for Aug 19
8/16/2020 Jose Urquidy SP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Aug 27
8/16/2020 Rogelio Armenteros RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/15/2020 Aledmys Diaz DH Groin Expected to be out until at least Aug 22
8/15/2020 Michael Brantley DH Quadriceps Expected to be out until at least Aug 22
8/12/2020 Roberto Osuna RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 20
8/8/2020 Brad Peacock SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 21
8/7/2020 Austin Pruitt RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
7/26/2020 Justin Verlander SP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
Key Colorado Rockies Injuries
8/19/2020 Carlos Estevez RP Hand Probable for Aug 19
8/19/2020 David Dahl CF Back Probable for Aug 19
8/18/2020 Chris Owings 2B Hamstring Probable for Aug 19
8/10/2020 Wade Davis RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 20
8/7/2020 Chi Chi Gonzalez SP Biceps Expected to be out until at least Aug 24
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
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Astros have a 13-10 overall record this season. Javier has taken the mound for 21 innings and has earned 21 punchouts so far this year. His ERA is 2.97 (7 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 0.849. He has conceded 11 hits (4.7 hits per 9 innings) and has 7 walks. Javier (2-1 record) holds a FIP of 4.66 while he has gone up against 79 opposing batters. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.42 and they have given up 90 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .210 against the bullpen and they've struck out 97 hitters and walked 55 batters. As a team, Houston allows 7.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 3.41. The Astros pitchers collectively have given up 175 base hits and 82 earned runs. They have allowed 23 home runs this season, ranking them 28th in the league. Houston as a pitching staff has walked 101 batters and struck out 206. They have walked 4.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.28 and their FIP as a unit is 4.19.
As a team Houston is hitting .233, good for 20th in the league. The Astros hold a .390 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .320, which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 8.1 hits per game. Carlos Correa is hitting .304 with an on-base percentage of .396. He has 24 hits this season in 79 at bats with 11 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .443 and an OPS+ of 128. Josh Reddick is hitting .266 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .333. He has totaled 21 hits and he has driven in 7 men in 79 at bats. His OPS+ is 99 while his slugging percentage is at .405. The Astros have 186 hits, including 42 doubles and 25 home runs. Houston has walked 92 times so far this season and they have struck out 182 times as a unit. They have left 163 men on base and have a team OPS of .710. They score 4.91 runs per contest and have scored a total of 113 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Colorado has a 13-10 overall mark this year. In his pro baseball career, Marquez has surrendered 582 base hits and he has 597 K's in 584 innings. He has given up 273 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.262 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.9. His strikeout to walk ratio is 3.85 and he has gone up against 2,465 opposing hitters so far in his pro baseball career. Marquez (40-27 career win-loss mark) has a 4.21 earned run average and has surrendered 9.0 hits per 9 innings. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.60 and they have given up 73 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .232 against the Rockies bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 69 batters and walked 26 opposing hitters. As a team, Colorado allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.5 batters per nine innings. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.73. The Rockies pitchers as a team have surrendered 188 base knocks and 85 earned runs this season. They have given up 20 home runs this year, which ranks 29th in Major League Baseball. Colorado as a staff has walked 56 hitters and struck out 170 batters. They give up a walk 2.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.19 while their FIP as a staff is 3.73.
As a team, they are batting .265, good for 3rd in the league. The Rockies hold a .431 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 9.1 hits per contest. Daniel Murphy comes into this matchup batting .282 with an OBP of .320. He has 20 hits this year along with 13 RBI in 71 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .437 with an OPS+ of 92. Trevor Story is hitting .309 this season and he has an OBP of .381. He has collected 29 hits in 94 at bats while driving in 15 runs. He has an OPS+ of 149 and a slugging percentage of .606. The Rockies as a unit have 209 base hits, including 33 doubles and 28 homers. Colorado has walked 72 times this year and they have struck out on 189 occasions. They have had 150 men left on base and have an OPS of .756. They have scored 5.26 runs per game and totaled 121 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Astros/Rockies MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Rockies (-103)
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