Atlanta Braves vs Colorado Rockies Prediction, 9/5/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Atlanta Braves vs Colorado Rockies
Date: Sunday, September 5, 2021
Location: Coors Field in Denver, CO
TV: AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain
Odds/Point Spread: Atlanta (-147) Colorado (+115)
Austin Gomber and the Colorado Rockies (62-73, 4th in NL West) play the Atlanta Braves (71-63, 1st in NL East) at Coors Field on Sunday. The moneyline on this contest has the Braves coming in at -147 and the Rockies are at +115. The O/U opens at 11. The pitchers taking the mound are Charlie Morton and Austin Gomber.
The Braves have compiled 215 doubles as a team and have knocked 196 baseballs out of the stadium. Atlanta has a slugging percentage of .430 and have struck out 1,196 times, while drawing a walk on 471 occasions. As a team, the Atlanta Braves are recording 4.8 runs per game, which is 8th in baseball. They have earned 623 runs batted in as well as 1,073 hits over the course of the season, while their team batting average is sitting at .242. They have notched a total of 648 runs while holding a team OBP of .320.
Get all of our MLB Expert Picks
Braves pitchers have surrendered 154 home runs and 560 runs in total (12th in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 427 batters and their FIP comes in at 4.07 as a unit on the year. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.80 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.27. The Braves are sitting with a team earned run average of 3.98 for the season (13th in baseball), and they have struck out 1,195 batters.
Braves bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill with players on base 108 times in addition to having 189 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers are sitting with 99 holds so far this season (1st in baseball). The Braves bullpen have a save percentage of 61.5% and stepped onto the hill in 152 save situations. They have earned 32 saves for the year and have blown 20 of 52 save chances. The relief pitchers have inherited 160 base runners so far this season and 35.0% of those players crossed the plate. The Braves have dispatched 475 relief pitchers to the mound so far this season.
The Braves have converted 70.0% of balls hit into play into outs out of 10,512 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting 11th in the majors. The Atlanta Braves have earned a total of 3,504 putouts so far this season, in addition to 1,206 assists and 56 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .988 which is 2nd in pro baseball, and they have twisted 948 double plays.
Morton (105-94 career record) has earned a FIP of 3.74 while he has faced 6,821 opposing hitters during his time in the majors. He has allowed 1,517 base knocks (8.6 hits per nine innings) with 567 walks. His earned run average is 4.03 (712 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.310. Morton has taken the ball for 1,590 innings and has totaled 1,457 punch outs in his MLB career.
The Colorado Rockies hold a team OBP of .316 in addition to a team batting average of .248 on the year. They have been called out on strikes on 1,114 occasions (23rd in MLB) and have 1,109 base hits. Colorado has hit 151 home runs so far this year and 588 runs batted in. The Rockies have a SLG% of .412 and they earn 4.57 runs per contest (13th in the league). They have tallied 226 doubles, while walking 409 times and putting up 617 runs.
The Rockies have a WHIP of 1.366 with a FIP of 4.41 as a unit over the course of the season. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.38 (1,070 strikeouts against 449 free passes). They rank 22nd in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 1,140. They have conceded 161 homers and they give up 5.02 runs per 9 innings (22nd in baseball). The Colorado pitching staff have given up 649 runs this season while holding a team ERA of 4.70 (607 earned runs allowed).
Colorado relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 41.2% out of their 170 inherited base runners. Their bullpen pitchers have taken the field 131 times in high leverage situations in addition to 107 occasions with runners on base. Sitting with 104 save situations, the Rockies have amassed 55 holds and also 24 blown saves. They are currently ranked 28th in baseball holding a save rate of 51.0%, and they have dispatched 432 relief pitchers to the hill on the season. Colorado has had relief pitchers take the mound in 49 save chances and they have converted 25 saves.
The Colorado Rockies have turned 114 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .987 (4th in professional baseball). The Rockies have accrued 1,270 assists, 63 errors and are sitting with 3,490 putouts so far this year. Out of their 10,470 innings played, the Rockies are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 68.9% (22nd in pro baseball).
So far in his MLB career, Gomber has allowed 202 base knocks while earning 207 K's in 219 frames. Gomber (16-12 record in his career) has a 4.14 ERA and has allowed 8.3 hits per nine innings. He has given up 101 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.322 and a FIP of 4.3. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.35 and he has gone up against 941 opposing batters so far in his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Atlanta (-147)
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Get all of Today's Free MLB Picks
Get all of Today's Expert MLB Picks