Oakland Athletics vs Colorado Rockies Prediction, 9/16/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Oakland Athletics vs Colorado Rockies
Date: Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Location: Coors Field in Denver, CO
Odds/Point Spread: Athletics (-110) Rockies (+100)
Tommy La Stella and the Oakland Athletics (30-18, 1st in AL West) head to Coors Field on Wednesday where they'll take on the Colorado Rockies (21-25, 4th in NL West). The Athletics open this contest at -110 while the Rockies are coming in at +100. The over/under has been set at 11.5. The expected starting pitchers will be Mike Fiers and German Marquez.
Key Oakland Athletics Injuries
9/14/2020 Stephen Piscotty RF Knee Probable for Sep 15
9/13/2020 Daniel Mengden RP Illness Expected to be out until at least Sep 17
9/13/2020 Chad Pinder 2B Hamstring Out for the season
9/12/2020 Matt Chapman 3B Hip Out for the season
9/11/2020 A.J RP Shoulder Out for the season
8/21/2020 Burch Smith RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 22
Key Colorado Rockies Injuries
9/14/2020 Chris Owings 2B Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
9/13/2020 Brendan Rodgers 2B Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
9/13/2020 Raimel Tapia LF Head Probable for Sep 15
9/13/2020 Nolan Arenado 3B Shoulder Probable for Sep 15
9/11/2020 Jon Gray SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 19
8/25/2020 Joe Harvey RP Elbow Out for the season
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 Athletics have a 30-18 overall record this season. Fiers (74-61 career record) is the owner of a FIP of 4.54 while he has faced 4,760 opposing batters during his time in the majors. His ERA is 4.06 (510 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.262. He has conceded 1,092 hits (8.7 hits per 9 innings) and has had 335 free passes. Fiers has taken the hill for 1,131 innings and has earned 983 strikeouts in his MLB career. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.21 and they have given up 126 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .181 against the bullpen and they've struck out 184 hitters and walked 57 batters. As a team, Oakland allows 8.2 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 3.64. The Athletics pitchers collectively have given up 376 base hits and 167 earned runs. They have allowed 53 home runs this season, ranking them 25th in the league. Oakland as a pitching staff has walked 131 batters and struck out 396. They have walked 2.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.23 and their FIP as a unit is 4.00.
As a team Oakland is hitting .230, good for 23rd in the league. The Athletics hold a .408 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328, which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 25th in MLB with 7.4 hits per game. Tommy La Stella is hitting .277 with an on-base percentage of .370. He has 43 hits this season in 155 at bats with 22 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .452 and an OPS+ of 126. Marcus Semien is hitting .227 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .300. He has totaled 39 hits and he has driven in 21 men in 172 at bats. His OPS+ is 93 while his slugging percentage is at .395. The Athletics have 353 hits, including 71 doubles and 62 home runs. Oakland has walked 197 times so far this season and they have struck out 436 times as a unit. They have left 320 men on base and have a team OPS of .736. They score 4.88 runs per contest and have scored a total of 234 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Colorado has a 21-25 overall mark this year. So far in his career, Marquez has surrendered 617 base hits while he has totaled 624 strikeouts in 614 innings pitched. He has allowed 295 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.275 and having a FIP of 3.9. He has a SO/W ratio of 3.76 and he has gone up against 2,599 batters in his MLB career. Marquez (40-29 career win-loss record) has earned a 4.32 ERA while giving up 9.0 hits per nine innings. The bullpen has an earned run average of 6.82 and they have given up 195 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .265 against the Rockies bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 144 batters and walked 64 opposing hitters. As a team, Colorado allows 9.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 7 batters per nine innings. They are 28th in the league in team earned run average at 5.5. The Rockies pitchers as a team have surrendered 445 base knocks and 249 earned runs this season. They have given up 66 home runs this year, which ranks 9th in Major League Baseball. Colorado as a staff has walked 143 hitters and struck out 319 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.44 while their FIP as a staff is 5.02.
As a team, they are batting .257, good for 9th in the league. The Rockies hold a .418 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .317, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 6th in MLB with 8.9 hits per contest. Charlie Blackmon comes into this matchup batting .333 with an OBP of .391. He has 57 hits this year along with 37 RBI in 171 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .509 with an OPS+ of 124. Ryan McMahon is hitting .212 this season and he has an OBP of .300. He has collected 28 hits in 132 at bats while driving in 20 runs. He has an OPS+ of 76 and a slugging percentage of .409. The Rockies as a unit have 408 base hits, including 61 doubles and 56 homers. Colorado has walked 138 times this year and they have struck out on 417 occasions. They have had 306 men left on base and have an OPS of .735. They have scored 4.8 runs per game and totaled 221 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Athletics/Rockies MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Rockies (+100)
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