Arizona Diamondbacks vs Colorado Rockies Prediction, 5/21/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Arizona Diamondbacks vs Colorado Rockies
Date: Friday, May 21, 2021
Location: Coors Field in Denver, CO
TV: AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain
Odds/Point Spread: Arizona (-121) Colorado (+111)
German Marquez and the Colorado Rockies (15-29, 5th in NL West) play the Arizona Diamondbacks (18-26, 4th in NL West) at Coors Field on Friday. The odds on this matchup have the Diamondbacks coming in at -121 and the Rockies are at +111. The over/under is set at 8.5. The expected starting pitchers will be Riley Smith and German Marquez.
Arizona has a slugging percentage of .391 and have been called out on strikes 381 times, while drawing a walk on 153 occasions. They have tallied 181 runs batted in in addition to 338 base knocks so far this season, while their average at the plate sits at .232. The Diamondbacks have accumulated 67 doubles as a unit and have hit 47 baseballs out of the park. They have accounted for 196 runs and have an on-base percentage of .312. As a team, the Arizona Diamondbacks are putting up 4.6 runs per game, which puts them at 11th in the league.
The Diamondbacks have compiled a team earned run average of 4.92 so far this season (28th in the league), and the staff has rung up 348 hitters. Their pitching staff has walked 145 opposing players and their FIP comes in at 4.55 as a unit this season. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 2.40 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.42. Diamondbacks pitchers have surrendered 57 home runs in addition to 226 total runs (28th in baseball).
The Diamondbacks bullpen have earned a save rate of 38.5% and has come into the game in 30 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 44 base runners so far this year with 29.5% of them crossed home plate. Diamondbacks bullpen pitchers have entered the game with players on base 36 times in addition to having 37 appearances in high leverage situations. The Diamondbacks have sent 148 relievers to the hill this season. The relief pitchers have recorded 17 holds this season (22nd in baseball). They have accumulated 5 saves on the year and have blown 8 of their 13 save opportunities.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have 1,127 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 388 assists and 27 errors. Their fielding rate sits at .982 which is 19th in professional baseball, and have a total of 265 double plays. The Diamondbacks have turned 68.2% of balls hit into play into outs in their 3,381 innings on the field, which has them sitting at 25th in MLB.
Smith has taken the ball for 47 frames and has 30 strikeouts during his pro baseball career. Smith (3-3 career record) has earned a FIP of 4.27 and he has faced 202 opposing batters in the major leagues. His earned run average is 4.75 (25 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.458. He has surrendered 53 base hits (10.1 hits per nine innings) with 16 walks.
Colorado has tallied 41 long balls so far this year to go along with 187 RBIs. They have 69 two-baggers, while taking a walk 131 times as well as putting up 200 runs. The Colorado Rockies have recorded an on-base percentage of .308 in addition to a team batting average of .244 on the season. The Rockies hold a slugging % of .395 and they are recording 4.65 runs per outing (7th in MLB). They have been called out on strikes on 378 occasions (14th in MLB) and have earned 349 base hits.
The Rockies have a team WHIP of 1.493 and have a FIP of 4.69 as a squad on the year. They rank 28th in the league as a staff in total hits given up with 382. The Colorado pitching staff have allowed 234 runs on the campaign while holding an ERA of 5.07 (208 earned runs surrendered). They have earned a K/BB ratio of 1.91 (322 strikeouts vs 169 walks). They have given up 51 home runs and they relinquish 5.71 runs per 9 innings (29th in the league).
Colorado relievers have an inherited score rate of 42.9% of 70 inherited base runners. Their relief pitchers have taken the field 44 times in high leverage situations in addition to 43 occasions with base runners. Sitting with 21 save situations, the Rockies have recorded 9 holds in addition to 7 blown saves. They are ranked 28th in the league with a save rate of 41.7%, and they have sent 145 bullpen pitchers onto the diamond over the course of the season. Colorado has called on relief pitchers to step onto the hill in 12 save chances and they have recorded 5 saves.
In 3,324 innings played, the Rockies hold a defensive efficiency of 67.5% (28th in MLB). The Colorado Rockies have turned 40 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .979 (27th in MLB). The Rockies have 411 assists, 32 errors and have amassed 1,108 putouts so far this year.
Thus far in his career, Marquez has surrendered 682 hits while tallying 688 strikeouts in 679 innings pitched. He has conceded a total of 327 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.296 and a FIP of 3.9. His strikeout to walk ratio is 3.46 and he has gone up against 2,888 batters in his MLB career. Marquez (44-34 career record) has earned a 4.33 ERA while allowing 9.0 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Arizona (-121)
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