Texas Rangers vs Colorado Rockies Predictions, MLB Picks, Betting Tips 8/16/2020
Game: Texas Rangers vs Colorado Rockies
Date: Sunday, August 16, 2020
Location: Coors Field in Denver, CO
Odds/Point Spread: Rangers (+145) Rockies (-157)
Elvis Andrus and the Texas Rangers (9-9, 2nd in AL West) are headed to Coors Field on Sunday where they'll take on the Colorado Rockies (12-7, 2nd in NL West). The Rangers open this matchup at +145 while the Rockies are priced at -157. The O/U has been set at 12.5. The pitchers expected to start will be Kolby Allard and Jon Gray.
Key Texas Rangers Injuries
8/15/2020 Danny Santana CF Forearm Expected to be out until at least Aug 15
8/14/2020 Joe Palumbo RP Abdomen Expected to be out until at least Aug 21
8/14/2020 Robinson Chirinos C Ankle Expected to be out until at least Aug 21
8/13/2020 Edinson Volquez RP Oblique Out for the season
8/12/2020 Nick Goody RP Back Expected to be out until at least Aug 22
7/30/2020 Jose Leclerc RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 19
7/28/2020 Corey Kluber SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
6/28/2020 Brock Burke SP Shoulder Out for the season
Key Colorado Rockies Injuries
8/15/2020 Chris Owings 2B Hamstring Probable for Aug 15
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 9-9 overall record this season. Allard has taken the ball for 54 frames and has earned 42 strikeouts so far in his pro baseball career. His earned run average is 4.33 (26 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.442. He has allowed 56 base hits (9.3 hits per nine innings) and has 22 free passes. Allard (4-2 career record) has a FIP of 3.70 while facing 243 batters 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 6.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.2 batters per nine innings. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 4.12. The Rangers pitchers collectively have given up 121 base hits and 72 earned runs. They have allowed 19 home runs this season, ranking them 27th in the league. Texas as a pitching staff has walked 81 batters and struck out 161. They have walked 4.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.28 and their FIP as a unit is 4.31.
As a team Texas is hitting .217, good for 25th in the league. The Rangers hold a .346 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .297, which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 28th in MLB with 6.9 hits per game. Elvis Andrus is hitting .162 with an on-base percentage of .230. He has 11 hits this season in 68 at bats with 3 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .221 and an OPS+ of 26. Todd Frazier is hitting .300 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .373. He has totaled 18 hits and he has driven in 5 men in 60 at bats. His OPS+ is 135 while his slugging percentage is at .483. The Rangers have 125 hits, including 27 doubles and 13 home runs. Texas has walked 57 times so far this season and they have struck out 146 times as a unit. They have left 117 men on base and have a team OPS of .643. They score 3.61 runs per contest and have scored a total of 65 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Colorado has a 12-7 overall mark this year. During his MLB career, Gray has given up 668 base knocks while totaling 679 strikeouts in 661 innings. He has given up a total of 332 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.336 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.8. He has a SO/W ratio of 3.16 and he has faced 2,826 opposing batters during his career. Gray (43-35 win-loss mark in his career) has earned a 4.52 ERA and has allowed 9.1 hits per 9 innings. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.71 and they have given up 64 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .236 against the Rockies bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 61 batters and walked 19 opposing hitters. As a team, Colorado allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.5 batters per nine innings. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.94. The Rockies pitchers as a team have surrendered 157 base knocks and 74 earned runs this season. They have given up 17 home runs this year, which ranks 29th in Major League Baseball. Colorado as a staff has walked 45 hitters and struck out 141 batters. They give up a walk 2.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.20 while their FIP as a staff is 3.75.
As a team, they are batting .274, good for 1st in the league. The Rockies hold a .446 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .333, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 1st in MLB with 9.4 hits per contest. Trevor Story comes into this matchup batting .303 with an OBP of .384. He has 23 hits this year along with 12 RBI in 76 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .566 with an OPS+ of 142. Daniel Murphy is hitting .339 this season and he has an OBP of .373. He has collected 19 hits in 56 at bats while driving in 13 runs. He has an OPS+ of 132 and a slugging percentage of .536. The Rockies as a unit have 179 base hits, including 26 doubles and 26 homers. Colorado has walked 61 times this year and they have struck out on 158 occasions. They have had 128 men left on base and have an OPS of .779. They have scored 5.53 runs per game and totaled 105 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rangers/Rockies MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Rockies (-157)
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