Arizona Diamondbacks vs Colorado Rockies Prediction, 8/22/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Arizona Diamondbacks vs Colorado Rockies
Date: Sunday, August 22, 2021
Location: Coors Field in Denver, CO
TV: AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain
Odds/Point Spread: Arizona (+145) Colorado (-192)
Coors Field is the venue where Jon Gray and the Colorado Rockies (56-66, 4th in NL West) will play the Arizona Diamondbacks (41-82, 5th in NL West) on Sunday. The odds on this contest have the Diamondbacks coming in at +145 and the Rockies are at -192. The over/under is set at 12. The pitchers taking the mound will be Taylor Widener and Jon Gray.
The Diamondbacks have accumulated 231 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 106 balls out of the park. Arizona has a slugging rate of .381 and have struck out 1,109 times, while drawing a walk on 422 occasions. As a team, the Arizona Diamondbacks are putting up 4.2 runs per outing, which is 22nd in MLB. They have amassed 488 RBI's in addition to 984 base knocks on the campaign, while their batting average is sitting at .237. They have earned 514 runs and hold an OBP of .312.
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Diamondbacks pitchers have surrendered 175 home runs and also 685 runs (29th in baseball). They have walked 414 hitters and their FIP comes in at 4.86 as a team on the year. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.29 and the pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.45. The Diamondbacks have a team ERA of 5.22 so far this season (29th in baseball), and their staff has struck out 949 hitters.
The Diamondbacks have sent 418 relievers to the mound so far this year. The relief pitchers have inherited 154 base runners on the year and 33.8% of them crossed home plate. They have recorded 17 saves on the year and have missed out on 21 of 38 chances to save the game. The Diamondbacks relief pitchers have earned a save rate of 44.7% and has stepped onto the mound in 91 save situations. The relievers have 51 holds on the year (23rd in baseball). Diamondbacks relief pitchers have come into the game with runners on base 102 times in addition to having 110 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Diamondbacks have turned 68.2% of balls in play into outs out of 9,654 innings, which ranks them 27th in professional baseball. The Arizona Diamondbacks have a tally of 3,218 putouts on the campaign, in addition to 1,053 assists and 69 errors. Their fielding rate is holding at .984 which has them sitting 18th in baseball, and they have turned 781 double plays.
Widener has thrown 71 frames and has accumulated 77 K's thus far in his career. Widener (1-2 career record) is the owner of a FIP of 5.98 and he has faced 317 opposing hitters during his time in the majors. His ERA is 4.56 (36 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.366. He has given up 61 base hits (7.7 hits per nine innings) with 36 walks.
The Rockies hold a slugging % of .414 and they are earning 4.54 runs per outing (14th in MLB). They have tallied 208 doubles, while taking a walk 369 times and earning 554 runs. Colorado has compiled 133 home runs so far this year and 529 RBIs. They have been called out on strikes on 1,008 occasions (24th in the league) and are sitting with 1,019 base knocks. The Colorado Rockies have compiled an OBP of .318 and a team batting average of .251 on the campaign.
The Colorado pitching staff have conceded 589 runs on the season and come in with a team ERA of 4.70 (549 earned runs given up). They have given up 142 dingers and they give up 5.04 runs per 9 innings (20th in the league). The Rockies have a team WHIP of 1.371 and have a FIP of 4.39 as a staff this season. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.38 (961 strikeouts against 403 walks). They are currently ranked 24th in MLB as a staff in total hits conceded with 1,039.
Colorado has had bullpen pitchers enter the game in 44 save chances and they have come away with 23 saves. They sit at 27th in MLB with a save percentage of 52.3%, and they have sent 388 bullpen pitchers to the mound on the year. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 113 times in high leverage situations and also on 95 occasions with runners on. Colorado relief pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 39.2% of 148 inherited base runners. With 93 save situations, the Rockies have 49 holds in addition to 21 blown saves.
Out of their 9,468 innings on the field, the Rockies have a efficiency on defense of 68.6% (25th in the majors). The Colorado Rockies have twisted 105 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .986 (7th in professional baseball). The Rockies have recorded 1,151 assists, 61 errors and have accounted for 3,156 putouts for the year.
Thus far in his career, Gray has given up 796 base hits while accumulating 807 strikeouts in 799 innings pitched. Gray (52-46 career win-loss mark) has a 4.49 earned run average and has given up 9.0 hits per 9 innings. He has given up 399 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.332 and having a FIP of 3.9. His strikeout to walk ratio is 3.00 and he has gone up against 3,418 hitters thus far in his career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Colorado (-192)
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