Atlanta Braves vs Colorado Rockies Prediction, 9/4/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Atlanta Braves vs Colorado Rockies
Date: Saturday, September 4, 2021
Location: Coors Field in Denver, CO
TV: AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain
Odds/Point Spread: Atlanta (-135) Colorado (+110)
German Marquez and the Colorado Rockies (61-73, 4th in NL West) play the Atlanta Braves (71-62, 1st in NL East) at Coors Field on Saturday. The line on this matchup has the Braves coming in at -135 and the Rockies are at +110. The total opens at 10.5. The starting pitchers are Ian Anderson and German Marquez.
Atlanta has a slugging percentage of .430 and have been called out on strikes 1,190 times, while drawing a walk on 467 occasions. They have recorded 614 RBI's and 1,059 base knocks this year, while their average at the plate comes in at .242. The Braves have accrued 210 two-baggers as a unit and have hit 193 baseballs out of the stadium. They have earned a total of 639 runs scored and hold an OBP of .321. As a squad, the Atlanta Braves are scoring 4.8 runs per game, which has them at 8th in the league.
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The Braves hold a team ERA of 3.98 so far this year (13th in baseball), and their staff has struck out 1,180 hitters. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.77 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.27. Braves pitchers have surrendered 152 home runs and also 551 total runs (12th in baseball). Their pitching staff has walked 426 opposing hitters and their FIP is 4.08 as a unit on the season.
The Braves have sent 468 relievers to the hill on the season. The relievers have inherited 159 runners for the season and 35.2% of those players ended up crossing the plate. They have earned 31 saves on the campaign and have not converted 20 out of their 51 chances to save the game. The Braves relievers have compiled a save rate of 60.8% and has come into the game in 148 save situations. The relievers have racked up 96 holds this season (1st in baseball). Braves bullpen pitchers have come into the game with players on base 107 times in addition to having 184 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Atlanta Braves have accumulated 3,453 putouts for the season, as well as 1,184 assists and 54 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .988 which has them ranked 2nd in pro baseball, and they have turned 932 double plays. The Braves have transformed 70.0% of baseballs in play into outs out of 10,359 innings on the field, ranking them 12th in the majors.
Anderson (9-7 win-loss mark in his career) has a FIP of 3.36 and he has gone up against 563 opposing hitters in the major leagues. He has allowed 106 base knocks (7.1 hits per nine innings) and has had 55 walks. His ERA is 3.02 (45 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.201. Anderson has pitched in 134 frames and is sitting with 139 strikeouts so far in his career.
The Colorado Rockies have accounted for an OBP of .317 as well as a team batting average of .248 for the season. They have been rung up on 1,099 occasions (24th in MLB) and have earned a total of 1,094 base hits. Colorado has accumulated 149 HRs over the course of the season to go along with 579 RBIs. The Rockies hold a team SLG% of .412 and they average 4.57 runs per game (13th in MLB). They have hit 223 two-baggers, while taking a walk 408 times and scoring 608 runs.
The Colorado pitching staff have surrendered 640 runs so far this year and come in with a team ERA of 4.70 (598 earned runs allowed). They have surrendered 158 homers and they relinquish 5.03 runs per 9 innings (22nd in MLB). The Rockies have a team WHIP of 1.372 in addition to having a FIP of 4.39 as a squad for the year. Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 2.39 (1,064 strikeouts vs 445 bases on balls). They come in at 21st in baseball as a staff in total hits surrendered with 1,126.
Colorado bullpen pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 41.7% out of their 168 inherited base runners. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 129 times in high leverage situations in addition to 106 occasions with runners on base. Sitting with 102 save situations, the Rockies have accrued 54 holds and 24 blown saves. They sit at 29th in baseball with a save percentage of 50.0%, and they have sent 427 relievers onto the diamond this year. Colorado has called on relief pitchers to step onto the mound in 48 save opportunities and they have walked away with 24 saves.
The Colorado Rockies have turned 113 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .987 (4th in baseball). The Rockies have racked up 1,245 assists, 63 errors and have earned 3,436 putouts for the year. In their 10,308 innings on the diamond, the Rockies are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 68.7% (24th in professional baseball).
In his career, Marquez has allowed 767 hits and he has 796 strikeouts in 790 innings. Marquez (53-40 career mark) is the owner of a 4.21 earned run average while giving up 8.7 hits per 9 innings. He has surrendered a total of 370 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.256 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.8. He has a K/BB ratio of 3.52 and he has gone up against 3,323 opposing batters so far in his MLB career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Atlanta (-135)
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