Atlanta Braves vs Colorado Rockies Prediction, 9/2/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Atlanta Braves vs Colorado Rockies
Date: Thursday, September 2, 2021
Location: Coors Field in Denver, CO
TV: AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain
Odds/Point Spread: Atlanta (-147) Colorado (+115)
Coors Field is the venue where Jon Gray and the Colorado Rockies (60-72, 4th in NL West) will play the Atlanta Braves (70-61, 1st in NL East) on Thursday. The moneyline on this contest has the Braves coming in at -147 and the Rockies are at +115. The O/U has been set at 11. The men taking the mound will be Huascar Ynoa and Jon Gray.
Atlanta has a slugging % of .430 and have been rung up 1,179 times, while taking a walk on 467 occasions. They have compiled 611 RBI's and 1,052 base knocks for the year, and their team batting average is sitting at .242. The Braves have accounted for 210 two-baggers as a unit and have hit 191 balls out of the park. They have tallied 636 runs scored and have an OBP of .321. As a unit, the Atlanta Braves are notching 4.9 runs per contest, which is 8th in baseball.
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Braves pitchers have surrendered 150 home runs and also 547 total runs (12th in MLB). They have walked 423 hitters and their FIP comes in at 4.08 as a team on the campaign. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 2.76 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.27. The Braves have compiled a team earned run average of 3.98 on the season (13th in MLB), and they have struck out 1,168 hitters.
The Braves relievers have a save percentage of 62.0% and has entered the game in 147 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 156 runners for the season with 35.3% of them ended up scoring. Braves bullpen pitchers have gone to the mound with opponents on base 105 times in addition to having 181 appearances in high leverage situations. The Braves have sent 465 relievers to the mound this season. The bullpen have accumulated 96 holds for the year (1st in baseball). They have recorded 31 saves this year and have blown 19 of 50 save chances.
The Atlanta Braves have a total of 3,429 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 1,176 assists and 54 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .988 which ranks 2nd in pro baseball, and they have twisted 927 double plays. The Braves have turned 70.0% of baseballs in play into outs out of 10,287 innings, which has them sitting at 12th in the majors.
Ynoa has thrown 86 innings and has earned 86 punch outs during his MLB career. Ynoa (4-4 career mark) holds a FIP of 4.16 while facing 362 opposing batters in the majors. His ERA is 4.15 (40 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.212. He has surrendered 75 base hits (7.8 hits per 9 innings) and has 30 free passes.
Colorado has 148 home runs on the year to go along with 573 RBIs. They have put up 221 doubles, while getting a free base 400 times as well as putting up 599 runs. The Colorado Rockies have accumulated a team on-base percentage of .316 in addition to a team batting average of .249 on the year. The Rockies hold a team SLG% of .413 and they have an average of 4.54 runs per outing (15th in baseball). They have been rung up on 1,093 occasions (24th in the league) and are sitting with 1,088 hits.
The Rockies have a WHIP of 1.370 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.40 as a unit on the campaign. Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 2.40 (1,057 strikeouts against 440 bases on balls). They are sitting at 21st in baseball as a staff in total hits conceded with 1,116. They have surrendered 158 dingers and they give up 5.03 runs per 9 innings (22nd in the league). The Colorado pitching staff have allowed 635 runs for the year while holding an ERA of 4.70 (593 earned runs relinquished).
Sitting with 102 save situations, the Rockies have tallied 54 holds in addition to 24 blown saves. Colorado has called on relievers to enter the contest in 48 save opportunities and they have converted 24 saves. Their relievers have taken the field 127 times in high leverage situations in addition to 104 occasions with runners on base. Colorado bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 40.2% out of 164 inherited base runners. They sit at 29th in MLB holding a save rate of 50.0%, and they have dispatched 421 relievers to the hill on the campaign.
The Colorado Rockies have twisted 112 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .987 (6th in professional baseball). The Rockies have 1,233 assists, 63 errors and have a total of 3,409 putouts during this campaign. Out of their 10,227 innings on the field, the Rockies have a efficiency on defense of 68.7% (24th in MLB).
Thus far in his career, Gray has surrendered 804 base knocks while tallying 817 strikeouts in 806 innings. He has conceded 405 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.338 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.9. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.97 and he has gone up against 3,454 opposing hitters during his MLB career. Gray (52-47 career win-loss mark) holds a 4.52 earned run average and has given up 9.0 hits per nine innings.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Colorado (+115) and under 11 runs
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