Arizona Diamondbacks vs Colorado Rockies Prediction, 8/21/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Arizona Diamondbacks vs Colorado Rockies
Date: Saturday, August 21, 2021
Location: Coors Field in Denver, CO
TV: AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain
Odds/Point Spread: Arizona (+110) Colorado (-135)
Coors Field is the site where Kyle Freeland and the Colorado Rockies (55-66, 4th in NL West) will play the Arizona Diamondbacks (41-81, 5th in NL West) on Saturday. The Diamondbacks open this contest at +110 while the Rockies are coming in at -135. The O/U opens at 10.5. The pitchers taking the mound are Zac Gallen and Kyle Freeland.
As a unit, the Arizona Diamondbacks are putting up 4.2 runs/g, which has them sitting at 22nd in baseball. They have earned a total of 510 runs scored and hold an on-base percentage of .311. The Diamondbacks have accrued 229 doubles as a unit and have knocked 105 baseballs out of the stadium. They have tallied 484 RBI's in addition to 973 hits this year, while their batting average comes in at .236. Arizona has a slugging percentage of .380 and have struck out 1,102 times, while drawing a walk on 416 occasions.
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The Diamondbacks are sitting with a team ERA of 5.21 on the year (29th in the league), and their staff has struck out 946 batters. They have walked 411 opposing hitters and their FIP is 4.86 as a team on the year. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.30 and their pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.44. Diamondbacks pitchers have allowed 174 long balls and also 676 total runs (29th in baseball).
Diamondbacks pitchers have entered the game with runners on base 101 times in addition to having 110 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers have tallied 51 holds on the year (22nd in MLB). The Diamondbacks bullpen have a save percentage of 44.7% and stepped onto the hill in 91 save situations. They have 17 saves for the year and have missed out on 21 of their 38 chances to get a save. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 152 base runners over the course of the season with 34.2% of them crossed home plate. The Diamondbacks have sent 414 relief pitchers to the hill so far this season.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have accumulated 3,194 putouts on the campaign, as well as 1,045 assists and 68 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .984 which has them sitting 18th in the majors, and they have turned 775 double plays. The Diamondbacks have transformed 68.3% of baseballs in play into outs in their 9,582 innings, ranking them 27th in MLB.
Gallen has pitched in 225 innings and is sitting with 265 strikeouts so far in his MLB career. Gallen (7-15 mark in his career) has a FIP of 3.98 while he has gone up against 951 opposing hitters during his time in the majors. His ERA is 3.51 (88 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.247. He has surrendered 186 hits (7.4 hits per nine innings) and has 95 free passes.
The Rockies hold a team slugging percentage of .411 and they earn 4.50 runs per game (15th in baseball). They have recorded 205 doubles, while taking a walk 366 times and putting up 545 runs. Colorado has accumulated 132 home runs for the year to go along with 520 RBIs. They have struck out on 1,005 occasions (24th in MLB) and have earned a total of 1,004 base knocks. The Colorado Rockies have earned an on-base percentage of .317 and a batting average of .250 so far this year.
The Colorado pitching staff have yielded 585 runs for the season while holding a team ERA of 4.70 (545 earned runs relinquished). They have surrendered 141 HR's and they concede 5.05 runs per 9 innings (21st in the league). The Rockies have a team WHIP of 1.366 with a FIP of 4.39 as a unit over the course of the season. Their K/BB ratio comes in at 2.40 (954 strikeouts vs 397 walks). They come in at 24th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 1,028.
Colorado has had relief pitchers enter the contest in 43 save chances and they have tallied 23 saves. They are currently ranked 26th in the league holding a save percentage of 53.5%, and they have dispatched 384 relief pitchers to the hill so far this year. Their bullpen pitchers have come in 112 times in high leverage situations in addition to 95 occasions with runners on. Colorado bullpen pitchers have an inherited score rate of 39.2% out of their 148 inherited base runners. Sitting with 90 save situations, the Rockies have earned 47 holds and 20 blown saves.
In their 9,387 innings on the field, the Rockies are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 68.7% (24th in professional baseball). The Colorado Rockies have turned 105 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .986 (9th in the majors). The Rockies have 1,140 assists, 61 errors and have 3,129 putouts so far this year.
So far in his career, Freeland has conceded 642 base knocks while earning 468 strikeouts in 611 frames. Freeland (37-38 career mark) holds a 4.20 earned run average while conceding 9.5 hits per nine innings. He has given up a total of 285 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.406 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.5. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.16 and he has faced 2,639 batters in his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Colorado (-135)
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