Colorado Rockies vs Arizona Diamondbacks Prediction, 10/2/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Colorado Rockies vs Arizona Diamondbacks
Date: Saturday, October 2, 2021
Location: Chase Field in Phoenix, AZ
TV: Bally Sports Arizona
Odds/Point Spread: Colorado (+120) Arizona (-152)
Chase Field is the venue where Zac Gallen and the Arizona Diamondbacks (50-109, 5th in NL West) will play the Colorado Rockies (73-85, 4th in NL West) on Saturday. The Rockies open this matchup at +120 while the Diamondbacks are priced at -152. The over/under has been set at 8. The men taking the mound will be Antonio Senzatela and Zac Gallen.
As a unit, the Colorado Rockies are notching 4.6 runs per contest, which has them at 10th in MLB. They have accounted for 724 runs and hold an OBP of .317. The Rockies have recorded 271 two-baggers as a unit and have smacked 178 baseballs out of the park. They have accumulated 695 RBI's in addition to 1,310 base knocks on the campaign, and their average at the plate comes in at .249. Colorado is slugging .414 and have struck out 1,327 times, while drawing a walk on 483 occasions.
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The Rockies hold a team ERA of 4.76 this season (23rd in the league), and the staff has struck out 1,247 batters. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.36 and their pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.38. Rockies pitchers have surrendered 192 home runs and 773 total runs (22nd in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 529 hitters and their FIP comes in at 4.46 as a squad this year.
The Rockies have sent 528 relievers to the hill this season. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 209 runners on the season and 39.7% of them earned a run for their team. They have accumulated 32 saves for the season and have blown 29 of 61 save opportunities. The Rockies relief pitchers have a save percentage of 52.5% and has come into the game in 133 save situations. The bullpen have recorded 72 holds on the campaign (20th in the league). Rockies relief pitchers have come into the game with runners on base 130 times as well as having 169 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Rockies have turned 68.7% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 12,342 innings on the field, which has them sitting 25th in MLB. The Colorado Rockies have earned a total of 4,114 putouts for the season, in addition to 1,496 assists and 72 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .987 which has them ranked 4th in professional baseball, and have accumulated 1,073 double plays.
Senzatela (36-34 career record) holds a FIP of 4.41 and he has faced 2,499 batters during his time in the major leagues. He has allowed 626 base hits (9.7 hits per 9 innings) and has 182 free passes. His ERA is 4.76 (306 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.396. Senzatela has taken the mound for 579 innings and has accounted for 393 strikeouts in his career.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have an on-base percentage of .308 in addition to a team batting average of .235 this year. They have been called out on strikes on 1,443 occasions (7th in the league) and have tallied 1,263 base hits. Arizona has tallied 140 long balls this year to go along with 622 RBIs. The Diamondbacks hold a team slugging % of .379 and they average 4.13 runs per game (25th in the league). They have 297 doubles, while walking 527 times and scoring 656 runs.
The Diamondbacks have a team WHIP of 1.438 and have a FIP of 4.90 as a squad for the season. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.21 (1,209 strikeouts against 547 walks). They have a ranking of 29th in MLB as a staff in total hits conceded with 1,452. They have surrendered 228 homers and they concede 5.68 runs per 9 innings (29th in the league). The Arizona pitching staff have surrendered 878 runs for the year while holding an ERA of 5.11 (790 earned runs conceded).
Sitting with 117 save situations, the Diamondbacks have earned 66 holds and 27 blown saves. Arizona has called on relief pitchers to step onto the hill in 49 save chances and they have walked away with 22 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the mound 147 times in high leverage situations and on 142 occasions with runners on. Arizona relievers have an inherited score rate of 32.1% out of their 209 inherited runners. They are currently ranked 30th in MLB with a save percentage of 44.9%, and they have dispatched 555 relievers to the hill over the course of the season.
In their 12,513 innings on the diamond, the Diamondbacks have a efficiency on defense of 68.6% (27th in the majors). The Arizona Diamondbacks have turned 110 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .983 (24th in baseball). The Diamondbacks have recorded 1,353 assists, 97 errors and have notched a total of 4,171 putouts so far this year.
Gallen (9-18 career win-loss mark) has earned a 3.47 ERA and has surrendered 7.4 hits per nine innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.88 and he has faced 1,123 batters in his pro baseball career. He has surrendered a total of 103 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.223 and a FIP of 3.9. During his career, Gallen has conceded 219 base hits while totaling 311 strikeouts in 267 frames.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Arizona (-152)
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