Arizona Diamondbacks vs Colorado Rockies Prediction, 4/8/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Arizona Diamondbacks vs Colorado Rockies
Date: Thursday, April 8, 2021
Location: Coors Field in Denver, CO
TV: AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain
Odds/Point Spread: Arizona (+108) Colorado (-118)
Coors Field is the site where Jon Gray and the Colorado Rockies (1-4, 5th in NL West) will take on the Arizona Diamondbacks (2-3, 3rd in NL West) on Thursday. The moneyline on this contest has the Diamondbacks priced at +108 and the Rockies are at -118. The total opens at 12. The pitchers expected to start will be Merrill Kelly and Jon Gray.
The Diamondbacks have compiled 8 doubles as a unit and have smacked 7 balls out of the park. Arizona has a slugging percentage of .387 and have been rung up 56 times, while taking a walk on 12 occasions. As a squad, the Arizona Diamondbacks are knocking in 4.4 runs per game, which ranks them 13th in MLB. They have tallied 20 RBI's and 43 base knocks on the season, while their batting average is sitting at .225. They have notched a total of 22 runs while holding a team OBP of .275.
The Diamondbacks have a team ERA of 4.50 for the season (19th in baseball), and the staff has struck out 43 batters. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 1.59 and their pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.54. Diamondbacks pitchers have allowed 10 long balls and also 28 runs in total (10th in baseball). They have walked 27 opposing batters and their FIP is 6.10 as a team over the course of the season.
The Diamondbacks relief pitchers have a save percentage of 25.0% and has entered the game in 11 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 8 base runners this season with 12.5% of those runners earned a run for their team. Diamondbacks relief pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on in 7 games as well as 9 contests with high leverage. The Diamondbacks have dispatched 20 relief pitchers to the mound this season. The bullpen have a total of 7 holds so far this season (1st in the league). They have accumulated 1 save this season and have missed out on 3 of 4 save opportunities.
Kelly has taken the mound for 218 frames and is sitting with 191 punch outs so far in his pro baseball career. His earned run average is 4.20 (102 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.280. He has conceded 215 hits (8.8 hits per nine innings) with 65 free passes. Kelly (16-17 mark in his career) holds a FIP of 4.48 while he has faced 920 opposing batters during his time in the majors.
The Rockies hold a team slugging % of .456 and they average 5.80 runs per contest (9th in the league). They have recorded 9 two-baggers, while walking 14 times and racking up 29 runs. Colorado has hit 11 home runs over the course of the season to go along with 26 RBIs. They have been rung up on 43 occasions (24th in the league) and have earned 39 base hits. The Colorado Rockies have tallied an OBP of .269 and a batting average of .214 over the course of the season.
The Rockies are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.755 in addition to having a FIP of 4.19 as a squad this year. Their K/BB ratio comes in at 1.85 (48 strikeouts vs 26 free passes). They are sitting at 2nd in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 60. They have allowed 4 long balls and they relinquish 6.61 runs per 9 innings (27th in MLB). The Colorado pitching staff have allowed 36 runs over the course of the season while having a team ERA of 5.69 (31 earned runs allowed).
Colorado has called on relievers to take the mound in 3 save situations and they have earned 1 save. They sit at 14th in the league with a save rate of 50.0%, and they have dispatched 24 relievers onto the diamond on the year. Their relief pitchers have taken the field in 7 games with high leverage and also 7 outings with base runners. Colorado relief pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 60.0% of 5 inherited runners. Sitting with 2 opportunities for a save, the Rockies have 1 hold and also 1 blown save.
Gray (45-37 career record) is the owner of a 4.57 earned run average while allowing 9.1 hits per nine innings. His K/BB ratio is 3.13 and he has gone up against 2,932 opposing batters so far in his career. He has allowed 348 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.338 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.8. During his pro baseball career, Gray has given up 694 base knocks while accumulating 699 strikeouts in 685 innings.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Arizona (+108)
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