Chicago Cubs vs Colorado Rockies Prediction, 8/4/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago Cubs vs Colorado Rockies
Date: Wednesday, August 4, 2021
Location: Coors Field in Denver, CO
TV: AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago (+125) Colorado (-156)
Coors Field is the venue where Jon Gray and the Colorado Rockies (46-60, 4th in NL West) will play the Chicago Cubs (51-56, 4th in NL Central) on Wednesday. The Cubs open this matchup at +125 while the Rockies are coming in at -156. The total has been set at 10.5. The expected starting pitchers will be Alec Mills and Jon Gray.
Chicago is slugging .398 and have been rung up 1,020 times, while taking a walk on 340 occasions. They have accounted for 428 runs batted in in addition to 787 base knocks on the season, and their batting average is sitting at .227. The Cubs have accrued 142 two-baggers as a unit and have knocked 138 baseballs out of the stadium. They have a total of 451 runs scored and hold an OBP of .306. As a team, the Chicago Cubs are putting up 4.2 runs per game, which puts them at 21st in the league.
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The Cubs have compiled a team ERA of 4.19 on the season (14th in baseball), and their staff has rung up 927 hitters. Their pitching staff has walked 406 opposing batters and their FIP comes in at 4.63 as a team on the season. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.28 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.34. Cubs pitchers have given up 141 home runs and also 482 runs in total (17th in MLB).
Cubs bullpen pitchers have come into the game with players on base 109 times as well as having 111 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen have earned 60 holds so far this season (7th in baseball). The Cubs bullpen have earned a save rate of 75.7% and stepped onto the hill in 98 save situations. They have compiled 28 saves over the course of the season and have missed out on 9 of their 37 chances to save the game. The relief pitchers have inherited 176 runners this season and 29.0% of those runners crossed home plate. The Cubs have dispatched 392 relievers to the hill this year.
The Chicago Cubs have notched a total of 2,812 putouts over the course of the season, in addition to 1,031 assists and 60 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .985 which ranks 10th in MLB, and have accumulated 673 double plays. The Cubs have converted 70.3% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 8,436 innings on the diamond, which has them ranked 10th in baseball.
Mills (10-10 career mark) has earned a FIP of 4.54 and he has faced 773 batters in the majors. He has conceded 168 base knocks (8.3 hits per 9 innings) and has 62 walks. His ERA is 4.28 (87 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.257. Mills has taken the ball for 183 frames and has tallied 162 K's during his pro baseball career.
Colorado has tallied 106 HRs on the year as well as 434 runs batted in. They have hit 173 two-baggers, while taking a walk 323 times as well as racking up 459 runs. The Colorado Rockies are sitting with an on-base percentage of .312 in addition to a batting average of .244 on the year. The Rockies have a team slugging % of .397 and they are scoring 4.33 runs per game (18th in the league). They have struck out on 894 occasions (22nd in the league) and have tallied 858 base hits.
The Rockies hold a team WHIP of 1.369 in addition to having a FIP of 4.51 as a team so far this year. Their K/BB ratio comes in at 2.29 (827 strikeouts against 361 bases on balls). They are sitting at 24th in baseball as a staff in total hits conceded with 889. They have yielded 129 dingers and they surrender 5.09 runs per 9 innings (24th in MLB). The Colorado pitching staff have yielded 516 runs over the course of the season while holding a team ERA of 4.69 (476 earned runs relinquished).
Colorado has had relievers enter the contest in 38 save chances and they have tallied 19 saves. They rank 27th in the league with a save percentage of 50.0%, and they have sent 337 relievers onto the diamond this season. Their relievers have stepped onto the hill 105 times in high leverage situations and also on 86 occasions with base runners. Colorado bullpen pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 41.8% out of their 134 inherited base runners. With 75 save situations, the Rockies have compiled 37 holds and 19 blown saves.
In 8,217 innings on the field, the Rockies have earned a efficiency on defense of 69.1% (21st in baseball). The Colorado Rockies have turned 93 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .985 (12th in pro baseball). The Rockies have 1,016 assists, 59 errors and have earned a total of 2,739 putouts for the year.
During his MLB career, Gray has conceded 774 base knocks while he has accumulated 787 punch outs in 784 innings pitched. Gray (52-43 win-loss record in his career) holds a 4.46 ERA while allowing 8.9 hits per nine innings. He has given up a total of 389 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.324 and having a FIP of 3.9. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.97 and he has faced 3,350 opposing batters in his career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Chicago (+125)
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