Atlanta Braves vs Colorado Rockies Prediction, 9/3/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Atlanta Braves vs Colorado Rockies
Date: Friday, September 3, 2021
Location: Coors Field in Denver, CO
TV: AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain
Odds/Point Spread: Atlanta (-161) Colorado (+125)
Coors Field is the venue where Antonio Senzatela and the Colorado Rockies (61-72, 4th in NL West) will play the Atlanta Braves (70-62, 1st in NL East) on Friday. The odds on this contest have the Braves coming in at -161 and the Rockies are at +125. The total is set at 11. The starting pitchers are Huascar Ynoa and Antonio Senzatela.
As a squad, the Atlanta Braves are scoring 4.8 runs/g, which puts them at 8th in baseball. They have a total of 639 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .321. The Braves have compiled 210 doubles as a team and have hit 193 balls out of the park. They have recorded 614 RBI's as well as 1,059 hits this season, and their team batting average sits at .242. Atlanta has a slugging percentage of .430 and have struck out 1,190 times, while being walked on 467 occasions.
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Braves pitchers have conceded 152 home runs and also 551 total runs (12th in baseball). They have walked 426 opposing batters and their FIP comes in at 4.08 as a squad for the season. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 2.77 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.27. The Braves have an ERA of 3.98 so far this year (13th in the league), and they have struck out 1,180 batters.
The Braves relief pitchers have a save percentage of 60.8% and has come into the game in 148 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 159 base runners this year and 35.2% of them ended up crossing the plate. Braves pitchers have entered the game with opponents on base 107 times as well as having 184 appearances in high leverage situations. The Braves have dispatched 468 relief pitchers to the hill this season. The relievers have notched 96 holds for the season (1st in MLB). They have accumulated 31 saves on the season and have blown 20 out of their 51 save opportunities.
The Braves have converted 70.0% of balls hit into play into outs in their 10,359 innings on the field, which ranks them 12th in baseball. The Atlanta Braves have accumulated 3,453 putouts for the season, in addition to 1,184 assists and 54 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .988 which has them sitting 2nd in professional baseball, and have a total of 932 double plays.
Ynoa (4-4 win-loss mark in his career) has earned a FIP of 4.16 and he has faced 362 hitters in the majors. He has given up 75 base knocks (7.8 hits per nine innings) and has 30 free passes. His earned run average is 4.15 (40 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.212. Ynoa has taken the hill for 86 innings and is sitting with 86 K's so far in his pro baseball career.
Colorado has hit 149 home runs this season as well as 579 RBIs. They have 223 doubles, while walking 408 times and putting up 608 runs. The Colorado Rockies are sitting with an OBP of .317 in addition to a team batting average of .248 on the campaign. The Rockies hold a team slugging % of .412 and they earn 4.57 runs per outing (13th in baseball). They have been rung up on 1,099 occasions (24th in the league) and have 1,094 base hits.
The Rockies have a team WHIP of 1.372 with a FIP of 4.39 as a team for the season. Their K/BB ratio sits at 2.39 (1,064 strikeouts against 445 bases on balls). They are sitting at 21st in the league as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 1,126. They have surrendered 158 homers and they relinquish 5.03 runs per 9 innings (22nd in baseball). The Colorado pitching staff have surrendered 640 runs this year while having an ERA of 4.70 (598 earned runs surrendered).
With 102 save situations, the Rockies have accrued 54 holds and also 24 blown saves. Colorado has called on bullpen pitchers to enter the game in 48 save chances and they have earned 24 saves. Their relief pitchers have come in 129 times in high leverage situations and also on 106 occasions with runners on. Colorado bullpen pitchers have an inherited score rate of 41.7% out of 168 inherited base runners. They are ranked 29th in the league holding a save percentage of 50.0%, and they have dispatched 427 bullpen pitchers onto the diamond so far this year.
The Colorado Rockies have turned 113 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .987 (4th in baseball). The Rockies have recorded 1,245 assists, 63 errors and have 3,436 putouts for the season. In 10,308 innings played, the Rockies are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 68.7% (24th in MLB).
During his pro baseball career, Senzatela has surrendered 594 base knocks while he has tallied 375 strikeouts in 548 innings. Senzatela (35-34 career mark) holds a 4.81 ERA and has conceded 9.8 hits per nine innings. He has conceded a total of 293 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.411 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.5. His K/BB ratio is 2.09 and he has faced 2,377 opposing batters in his MLB career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Atlanta (-161)
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