Texas Rangers vs Colorado Rockies Predictions, MLB Picks, Betting Tips 8/15/2020
Game: Texas Rangers vs Colorado Rockies
Date: Saturday, August 15, 2020
Location: Coors Field in Denver, CO
Odds/Point Spread: Rangers (+143) Rockies (-155)
Coors Field is the venue where Nolan Arenado and the Colorado Rockies (12-6, 1st in NL West) will play the Texas Rangers (8-9, 2nd in AL West) on Saturday. The Rockies open this game at -155 while the Rangers are coming in at +143. The O/U is set at 12.5. The men taking the mound will be Kyle Gibson and German Marquez.
Key Texas Rangers Injuries
8/14/2020 Joe Palumbo RP Abdomen Expected to be out until at least Aug 21
8/13/2020 Edinson Volquez RP Oblique Out for the season
8/12/2020 Robinson Chirinos C Ankle Probable for Aug 14
8/12/2020 Danny Santana CF Forearm Expected to be out until at least Aug 14
Key Colorado Rockies Injuries
8/12/2020 Chris Owings 2B Hamstring Probable for Aug 14
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 Rangers have a 8-9 overall record this season. Gibson has thrown 1,102 innings and is sitting with 860 punchouts during his MLB career. His ERA is 4.52 (553 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.414. He has conceded 1,160 base hits (9.5 hits per nine innings) and has 398 walks. Gibson (67-70 win-loss record in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 4.35 while he has gone up against 4,763 hitters in the majors. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.07 and they have given up 55 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .188 against the bullpen and they've struck out 71 hitters and walked 40 batters. As a team, Texas allows 7.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.4 batters per nine innings. They are 16th in the league in team earned run average at 4.31. The Rangers pitchers collectively have given up 119 base hits and 71 earned runs. They have allowed 19 home runs this season, ranking them 25th in the league. Texas as a pitching staff has walked 81 batters and struck out 155. They have walked 4.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.35 and their FIP as a unit is 4.42.
As a team Texas is hitting .218, good for 24th in the league. The Rangers hold a .345 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .298, which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 27th in MLB with 7.0 hits per game. Shin-Soo Choo is hitting .213 with an on-base percentage of .321. He has 10 hits this season in 47 at bats with 8 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .426 and an OPS+ of 105. Rougned Odor is hitting .116 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .191. He has totaled 5 hits and he has driven in 3 men in 43 at bats. His OPS+ is 11 while his slugging percentage is at .209. The Rangers have 119 hits, including 25 doubles and 12 home runs. Texas has walked 55 times so far this season and they have struck out 136 times as a unit. They have left 114 men on base and have a team OPS of .643. They score 3.65 runs per contest and have scored a total of 62 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Colorado has a 12-6 overall mark this year. So far in his MLB career, Marquez has given up 573 hits and he has 594 strikeouts in 579 innings pitched. He has given up a total of 271 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.254 and a FIP of 3.9. His SO/W ratio is 3.88 and he has gone up against 2,439 hitters so far in his career. Marquez (40-26 mark in his career) is the owner of a 4.21 ERA while allowing 8.9 hits per nine innings. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.76 and they have given up 60 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .234 against the Rockies bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 58 batters and walked 19 opposing hitters. As a team, Colorado allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.4 batters per nine innings. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.99. The Rockies pitchers as a team have surrendered 151 base knocks and 71 earned runs this season. They have given up 16 home runs this year, which ranks 29th in Major League Baseball. Colorado as a staff has walked 43 hitters and struck out 131 batters. They give up a walk 2.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.21 while their FIP as a staff is 3.72.
As a team, they are batting .284, good for 1st in the league. The Rockies hold a .464 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .345, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 1st in MLB with 9.8 hits per contest. Nolan Arenado comes into this matchup batting .273 with an OBP of .333. He has 18 hits this year along with 12 RBI in 66 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .576 with an OPS+ of 128. Charlie Blackmon is hitting .472 this season and he has an OBP of .506. He has collected 34 hits in 72 at bats while driving in 20 runs. He has an OPS+ of 203 and a slugging percentage of .681. The Rockies as a unit have 177 base hits, including 26 doubles and 26 homers. Colorado has walked 61 times this year and they have struck out on 152 occasions. They have had 126 men left on base and have an OPS of .809. They have scored 5.72 runs per game and totaled 103 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rangers/Rockies MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Rockies (-155)
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