Colorado Rockies vs Arizona Diamondbacks Prediction, 4/29/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Colorado Rockies vs Arizona Diamondbacks
Date: Thursday, April 29, 2021
Location: Chase Field in Phoenix, AZ
TV: Bally Sports Arizona
Odds/Point Spread: Colorado (+136) Arizona (-147)
Chase Field is the site where Luke Weaver and the Arizona Diamondbacks (12-11, 3rd in NL West) will take on the Colorado Rockies (9-14, 5th in NL West) on Thursday. The Diamondbacks open this contest at -147 while the Rockies are priced at +136. The O/U has been set at 9. The starting pitchers are Antonio Senzatela and Luke Weaver.
As a unit, the Colorado Rockies are notching 4.7 runs per game, which ranks them 8th in baseball. They have notched a total of 107 runs and have an on-base percentage of .291. The Rockies have hit 33 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 30 baseballs out of the park. They have tallied 102 runs batted in and 179 hits on the campaign, while their average at the plate is at .236. Colorado has a slugging rate of .419 and have been called out on strikes 202 times, while taking a walk on 59 occasions.
Rockies pitchers have yielded 26 home runs and also 111 runs in total (26th in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 93 hitters and their FIP is 4.46 as a team this season. They have a K/BB ratio of 1.94 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.44. The Rockies hold a team ERA of 4.57 over the course of the season (26th in MLB), and they have rung up 180 batters.
The Rockies have dispatched 79 relief pitchers to the mound this year. The relief pitchers have inherited 30 base runners this year and 30.0% of those runners earned a run for their team. They have 3 saves for the season and have missed out on 5 of 8 chances to get a save. The Rockies relief pitchers have a save percentage of 37.5% and has entered the game in 12 save situations. The bullpen are sitting with 4 holds this year (28th in the league). Rockies relief pitchers have come into the game with runners on 19 times as well as having 19 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Rockies have converted 69.3% of balls in play into outs out of their 1,809 innings on the field, which has them sitting 22nd in MLB. The Colorado Rockies have accounted for 603 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 221 assists and 10 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .988 which is 6th in the majors, and they have turned 167 double plays.
Senzatela has taken the mound for 448 innings and has accounted for 303 K's during his MLB career. His earned run average is 5.04 (251 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.433. He has conceded 482 base knocks (9.7 hits per nine innings) and has had 160 free passes. Senzatela (33-28 career win-loss mark) has a FIP of 4.75 while facing 1,952 opposing batters in the majors.
The Diamondbacks hold a slugging % of .406 and they average 5.26 runs per game (2nd in the league). They have 31 doubles, while taking a walk 98 times and putting up 121 runs. Arizona has accounted for 33 home runs over the course of the season to go along with 112 runs batted in. They have struck out on 214 occasions (14th in the league) and have earned 183 base knocks. The Arizona Diamondbacks have compiled an OBP of .321 in addition to a team batting average of .230 for the year.
The Diamondbacks hold a team WHIP of 1.296 and have a FIP of 4.57 as a pitching staff so far this season. Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 2.57 (190 strikeouts vs 74 walks). They are currently ranked 23rd in baseball as a staff in total hits relinquished with 188. They have given up 33 home runs and they surrender 4.85 runs per 9 innings (23rd in baseball). The Arizona pitching staff have yielded 109 runs on the year while holding an ERA of 4.41 (99 earned runs surrendered).
Arizona relief pitchers have an inherited score rate of 28.0% out of their 25 inherited runners. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the mound 23 times in high leverage situations and also on 21 occasions with runners on. Sitting with 22 save situations, the Diamondbacks have accrued 13 holds in addition to 6 blown saves. They are ranked 30th in the league holding a save percentage of 33.3%, and they have sent 74 bullpen pitchers to the hill this season. Arizona has had relief pitchers step onto the hill in 9 save opportunities and they have tallied 3 saves.
In 1,821 innings on the field, the Diamondbacks have a efficiency on defense of 70.8% (14th in pro baseball). The Arizona Diamondbacks have twisted 13 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .984 (14th in pro baseball). The Diamondbacks have recorded 203 assists, 13 errors and have a tally of 607 putouts for the year.
Weaver (21-31 record in his career) is the owner of a 4.71 earned run average while giving up 9.5 hits per nine innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.18 and he has gone up against 1,615 batters so far in his career. He has given up 194 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.380 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.1. So far in his pro baseball career, Weaver has conceded 392 base knocks and he has 381 strikeouts in 371 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Arizona (-147)
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