Arizona Diamondbacks vs Colorado Rockies Prediction, 8/20/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Arizona Diamondbacks vs Colorado Rockies
Date: Friday, August 20, 2021
Location: Coors Field in Denver, CO
TV: AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain
Odds/Point Spread: Arizona (+140) Colorado (-185)
Coors Field is the site where Austin Gomber and the Colorado Rockies (55-66, 4th in NL West) will take on the Arizona Diamondbacks (40-81, 5th in NL West) on Friday. The Rockies open this contest at -185 while the Diamondbacks are priced at +140. The over/under opens at 11.5. The starting pitchers are Tyler Gilbert and Austin Gomber.
The Diamondbacks have earned 225 doubles as a squad and have hit 105 balls out of the stadium. Arizona is slugging .379 and have been called out on strikes 1,092 times, while drawing a walk on 415 occasions. As a unit, the Arizona Diamondbacks are earning 4.2 runs per game, which has them at 21st in the league. They have compiled 478 runs batted in and 965 hits on the season, while their batting average comes in at .236. They have accumulated 504 runs scored while having a team on-base percentage of .312.
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The Diamondbacks have a team ERA of 5.24 this season (29th in the league), and the staff has rung up 939 hitters. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.29 and their pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.44. Diamondbacks pitchers have surrendered 174 home runs and 674 total runs (29th in the league). They have walked 410 opposing players and their FIP sits at 4.87 as a unit so far this season.
The Diamondbacks relievers have a save rate of 44.7% and has come into the game in 91 save situations. The relievers have inherited 152 base runners for the year and 34.2% of them earned a run for their team. Diamondbacks pitchers have come into the game with opponents on base 101 times as well as having 110 appearances in high leverage situations. The Diamondbacks have dispatched 413 relievers to the mound so far this year. The relievers have a total of 51 holds on the year (22nd in the league). They have 17 saves for the year and have not converted 21 of 38 save opportunities.
The Diamondbacks have converted 68.3% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 9,501 innings on the diamond, which ranks them 27th in professional baseball. The Arizona Diamondbacks are sitting with 3,167 putouts so far this season, as well as 1,032 assists and 68 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .984 which ranks 18th in pro baseball, and have accumulated 767 double plays.
Gilbert has pitched in 12 innings and has tallied 10 punch outs so far in his MLB career. His earned run average is 0.00 (0 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 0.553. He has given up 2 hits (1.4 hits per 9 innings) with 5 walks. Gilbert (1-1 career win-loss mark) has earned a FIP of 2.78 and he has faced 42 batters in the major leagues.
The Colorado Rockies are sitting with a team on-base percentage of .317 and a batting average of .250 for the season. They have been rung up on 1,005 occasions (24th in MLB) and are sitting with 1,004 hits. Colorado has accumulated 132 long balls on the season to go along with 520 RBIs. The Rockies have a team SLG% of .411 and they average 4.50 runs per outing (15th in baseball). They have hit 205 two-baggers, while walking 366 times and notching 545 runs.
The Rockies are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.366 in addition to having a FIP of 4.38 as a team on the year. They sit at 24th in the league as a staff in total hits conceded with 1,028. The Colorado pitching staff have conceded 585 runs this season while holding an ERA of 4.70 (545 earned runs given up). They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.40 (954 strikeouts against 397 free passes). They have allowed 141 homers and they allow 5.05 runs per 9 innings (23rd in baseball).
Colorado relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 39.2% out of 148 inherited runners. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill 112 times in high leverage situations and also on 95 occasions with runners on base. Sitting with 90 save situations, the Rockies have earned 47 holds and also 20 blown saves. They are ranked 26th in baseball with a save percentage of 53.5%, and they have dispatched 384 relievers onto the field this year. Colorado has had relievers enter the contest in 43 save chances and they have walked away with 23 saves.
In 9,387 innings on the diamond, the Rockies have accumulated a efficiency on defense of 68.7% (24th in MLB). The Colorado Rockies have turned 105 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .986 (8th in professional baseball). The Rockies have recorded 1,140 assists, 61 errors and have accounted for 3,129 putouts for the year.
In his pro baseball career, Gomber has given up 185 base knocks while totaling 194 K's in 205 innings pitched. He has surrendered a total of 89 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.281 and a FIP of 3.9. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.49 and he has faced 871 hitters during his MLB career. Gomber (16-10 career win-loss mark) has a 3.90 earned run average while allowing 8.1 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Colorado (-185)
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