Chicago Cubs vs Colorado Rockies Prediction, 8/3/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago Cubs vs Colorado Rockies
Date: Tuesday, August 3, 2021
Location: Coors Field in Denver, CO
TV: AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago (+110) Colorado (-141)
Zach Davies and the Chicago Cubs (51-56, 4th in NL Central) travel to Coors Field on Tuesday where they'll meet the Colorado Rockies (46-60, 4th in NL West). The Rockies open this game at -141 while the Cubs are priced at +110. The O/U has been set at 11. The pitchers who are expected to start will be Zach Davies and Kyle Freeland.
Chicago has a slugging percentage of .398 and have been called out on strikes 1,020 times, while taking a walk on 340 occasions. They have compiled 428 RBI's in addition to 787 base knocks on the season, while their team batting average sits at .227. The Cubs have accrued 142 doubles as a squad and have hit 138 baseballs out of the park. They have earned a total of 451 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .306. As a squad, the Chicago Cubs are putting up 4.2 runs per contest, which ranks them 21st in baseball.
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Cubs pitchers have surrendered 141 home runs in addition to 482 runs in total (17th in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 406 opposing hitters and their FIP sits at 4.63 as a unit over the course of the season. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.28 and their pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.34. The Cubs hold a team ERA of 4.19 for the season (14th in baseball), and the staff has struck out 927 batters.
The Cubs relief pitchers have earned a save rate of 75.7% and has come into the game in 98 save situations. The relievers have inherited 176 base runners so far this year and 29.0% of those runners crossed home plate. Cubs bullpen pitchers have entered the game with runners on 109 times in addition to having 111 appearances in high leverage situations. The Cubs have sent 392 relief pitchers to the hill this season. The relief pitchers have notched 60 holds on the season (7th in MLB). They have accumulated 28 saves for the season and have blown 9 out of their 37 chances to save the game.
The Cubs have converted 70.3% of baseballs in play into outs in their 8,436 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting 10th in the majors. The Chicago Cubs have a tally of 2,812 putouts over the course of the season, in addition to 1,031 assists and 60 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .985 which ranks 10th in baseball, and have a total of 673 double plays.
Davies has pitched in 792 frames and has accumulated 575 punch outs thus far in his career. Davies (56-43 career record) sits with a FIP of 4.25 while he has faced 3,346 hitters in the majors. His earned run average is 3.87 (341 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.308. He has surrendered 779 base hits (8.8 hits per 9 innings) and has 257 free passes.
The Rockies have a slugging percentage of .397 and they score 4.33 runs per game (18th in the league). They have tallied 173 doubles, while walking 323 times as well as scoring 459 runs. Colorado has accounted for 106 HRs on the year to go along with 434 RBIs. They have struck out on 894 occasions (22nd in the league) and have a total of 858 hits. The Colorado Rockies have a team on-base percentage of .312 as well as a batting average of .244 this year.
The Rockies have a team WHIP of 1.369 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.51 as a staff for the season. They are sitting at 24th in the league as a staff in total hits conceded with 889. The Colorado pitching staff have relinquished 516 runs this season while having a team ERA of 4.69 (476 earned runs given up). They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.29 (827 strikeouts against 361 bases on balls). They have surrendered 129 long balls and they surrender 5.09 runs per 9 innings (24th in the league).
Sitting with 75 save situations, the Rockies have amassed 37 holds in addition to 19 blown saves. Colorado has had bullpen pitchers enter the game in 38 save chances and they have tallied 19 saves. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill 105 times in high leverage situations in addition to 86 occasions with runners on. Colorado relievers hold an inherited score rate of 41.8% out of 134 inherited runners. They rank 27th in the league with a save rate of 50.0%, and they have sent 337 relief pitchers onto the diamond this year.
The Colorado Rockies have turned 93 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .985 (12th in the majors). The Rockies have 1,016 assists, 59 errors and have accumulated 2,739 putouts so far this year. Out of their 8,217 innings on the diamond, the Rockies have a defensive efficiency of 69.1% (21st in MLB).
So far in his MLB career, Freeland has surrendered 626 base hits while he has earned 451 punch outs in 595 innings pitched. He has conceded a total of 278 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.412 and having a FIP of 4.6. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.11 and he has gone up against 2,575 batters in his pro baseball career. Freeland (34-38 mark in his career) has a 4.21 earned run average while giving up 9.5 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Chicago (+110)
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