Colorado Rockies vs Arizona Diamondbacks Prediction, 10/1/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Colorado Rockies vs Arizona Diamondbacks
Date: Friday, October 1, 2021
Location: Chase Field in Phoenix, AZ
TV: Bally Sports Arizona
Odds/Point Spread: Colorado (-116) Arizona (-105)
Jon Gray and the Colorado Rockies (73-85, 4th in NL West) head to Chase Field on Friday where they'll take on the Arizona Diamondbacks (50-108, 5th in NL West). The Rockies open this matchup at -116 while the Diamondbacks are coming in at -105. The total has been set at 8.5. The expected starting pitchers are Jon Gray and Humberto Castellanos.
The Rockies have tallied 271 two-baggers as a team and have smacked 178 baseballs out of the stadium. Colorado has a slugging rate of .414 and have been called out on strikes 1,327 times, while taking a walk on 483 occasions. As a unit, the Colorado Rockies are scoring 4.6 runs/g, which puts them at 10th in MLB. They have 695 runs batted in as well as 1,310 base knocks for the season, and their average at the plate is sitting at .249. They have tallied 724 runs and have an on-base percentage of .317.
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Rockies pitchers have relinquished 192 home runs and 773 runs (22nd in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 529 opposing players and their FIP is 4.46 as a squad on the campaign. Their K/BB ratio is 2.36 and the pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.38. The Rockies have compiled a team ERA of 4.76 this season (23rd in the league), and their staff has rung up 1,247 hitters.
The Rockies have dispatched 528 relief pitchers to the hill on the campaign. The relievers have inherited 209 runners this year and 39.7% of those players crossed home plate. They have recorded 32 saves this year and have blown 29 of their 61 chances to save the game. The Rockies relievers have earned a save percentage of 52.5% and has stepped onto the mound in 133 save situations. The relief pitchers have recorded 72 holds for the season (19th in MLB). Rockies pitchers have entered the game with players on base 130 times in addition to having 169 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Rockies have converted 68.7% of balls hit into play into outs out of 12,342 innings on the field, which has them sitting 25th in MLB. The Colorado Rockies have earned 4,114 putouts thus far, in addition to 1,496 assists and 72 errors. Their fielding rate is at .987 which has them sitting 4th in the majors, and they have twisted 1,073 double plays.
Gray (53-49 career mark) has earned a FIP of 3.88 while going up against 3,537 batters in the major leagues. He has allowed 823 hits (9.0 hits per nine innings) and has 280 free passes. His earned run average is 4.54 (416 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.336. Gray has thrown 825 frames and is sitting with 842 punch outs thus far in his career.
The Arizona Diamondbacks are sitting with a team on-base percentage of .307 as well as a batting average of .234 so far this season. They have struck out on 1,431 instances (7th in MLB) and have 1,251 base hits. Arizona has compiled 140 home runs for the season as well as 618 RBIs. The Diamondbacks have a team slugging % of .379 and they score 4.13 runs per game (25th in the league). They have recorded 295 doubles, while getting a free base 522 times and scoring 652 runs.
The Diamondbacks have a team WHIP of 1.438 and have a FIP of 4.90 as a team this season. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.21 (1,203 strikeouts against 545 walks). They are currently ranked 29th in MLB as a staff in total hits conceded with 1,442. They have surrendered 227 long balls and they yield 5.69 runs per 9 innings (29th in MLB). The Arizona pitching staff have yielded 873 runs on the year while having an ERA of 5.11 (785 earned runs conceded).
Arizona has had relievers take the mound in 49 save chances and they have tallied 22 saves. They are ranked 30th in baseball holding a save rate of 44.9%, and they have dispatched 551 relief pitchers to the mound for the season. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the mound 144 times in high leverage situations in addition to 142 occasions with runners on. Arizona bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 32.1% out of 209 inherited base runners. Sitting with 117 save situations, the Diamondbacks have accrued 66 holds and also 27 blown saves.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have turned 110 double plays and have a fielding rate of .983 (25th in MLB). The Diamondbacks have accrued 1,345 assists, 97 errors and have notched a total of 4,146 putouts for the year. In their 12,438 innings on the diamond, the Diamondbacks have earned a efficiency on defense of 68.6% (27th in pro baseball).
Castellanos (2-3 win-loss record in his career) has earned a 4.80 earned run average while conceding 9.1 hits per nine innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.95 and he has faced 220 hitters in his career. He has allowed a total of 27 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.382 and a FIP of 5.1. In his MLB career, Castellanos has surrendered 51 base hits while accumulating 37 K's in 50 frames.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Arizona (-105)
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