Colorado Rockies vs Arizona Diamondbacks Prediction, 5/1/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Colorado Rockies vs Arizona Diamondbacks
Date: Saturday, May 1, 2021
Location: Chase Field in Phoenix, AZ
TV: Bally Sports Arizona
Odds/Point Spread: Colorado (+110) Arizona (-120)
Austin Gomber and the Colorado Rockies (9-16, 5th in NL West) head to Chase Field on Saturday where they'll meet the Arizona Diamondbacks (13-12, 4th in NL West). The line on this matchup has the Rockies priced at +110 and the Diamondbacks are at -120. The total has been set at 8.5. The pitchers who are expected to start will be Austin Gomber and Zac Gallen.
The Rockies have accounted for 37 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 30 balls out of the park. Colorado has a slugging percentage of .411 and have struck out 221 times, while being walked on 67 occasions. As a unit, the Colorado Rockies are notching 4.5 runs per game, which has them at 9th in the league. They have compiled 107 RBI's as well as 193 hits for the season, and their team batting average is at .235. They have earned a total of 113 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .293.
Rockies pitchers have given up 27 long balls and 123 runs in total (27th in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 105 batters and their FIP is 4.45 as a squad so far this year. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 1.87 and their pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.48. The Rockies have an earned run average of 4.69 on the campaign (26th in the league), and the staff has rung up 196 batters.
The Rockies have dispatched 86 relief pitchers to the hill on the season. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 35 runners for the season with 28.6% of those runners earned a run for their team. They have recorded 3 saves for the year and have blown 5 of 8 save chances. The Rockies relief pitchers have earned a save rate of 37.5% and has stepped onto the mound in 12 save situations. The relief pitchers have 4 holds on the year (29th in baseball). Rockies pitchers have entered the contest with players on base 21 times in addition to having 21 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Rockies have transformed 68.4% of balls in play into outs in their 1,953 innings on the diamond, which ranks them 24th in pro baseball. The Colorado Rockies have notched a total of 651 putouts this season, as well as 241 assists and 12 errors. Their fielding rate is holding steady at .987 which is 7th in pro baseball, and have accumulated 183 double plays.
Gomber has taken the hill for 127 frames and is sitting with 117 punch outs in his MLB career. His ERA is 4.25 (60 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.441. He has allowed 117 base hits (8.3 hits per nine innings) and has 66 walks. Gomber (8-6 career mark) has a FIP of 4.04 and he has gone up against 556 batters in the majors.
Arizona has knocked in 35 home runs on the campaign as well as 120 runs batted in. They have hit 37 doubles, while walking 103 times and notching 129 runs. The Arizona Diamondbacks have accounted for an on-base percentage of .322 as well as a team batting average of .234 for the year. The Diamondbacks hold a team slugging % of .414 and they tally 5.16 runs per contest (3rd in the league). They have struck out on 225 occasions (14th in MLB) and have earned a total of 202 hits.
The Arizona pitching staff have relinquished 124 runs so far this season while having a team ERA of 4.62 (113 earned runs conceded). They have allowed 35 homers and they relinquish 5.07 runs per 9 innings (26th in baseball). The Diamondbacks hold a team WHIP of 1.322 in addition to having a FIP of 4.55 as a team so far this season. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.51 (203 strikeouts vs 81 walks). They come in at 27th in MLB as a staff in total hits relinquished with 210.
With 24 save situations, the Diamondbacks have accumulated 14 holds and 6 blown saves. Arizona has had relievers take the mound in 10 save opportunities and they have earned 4 saves. Their relievers have come in 26 times in high leverage situations in addition to 24 occasions with runners on base. Arizona relievers have an inherited score rate of 28.6% out of 28 inherited runners. They are ranked 28th in the league holding a save rate of 40.0%, and they have sent 85 relief pitchers onto the field on the campaign.
In their 1,983 innings on the diamond, the Diamondbacks have a defensive efficiency of 70.1% (19th in pro baseball). The Arizona Diamondbacks have turned 17 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .983 (17th in MLB). The Diamondbacks have accrued 228 assists, 15 errors and have notched a total of 661 putouts so far this season.
During his pro baseball career, Gallen has conceded 125 base knocks while earning 198 punch outs in 168 innings. Gallen (7-8 win-loss mark in his career) has a 2.72 earned run average while giving up 6.7 hits per 9 innings. He has given up 51 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.150 and a FIP of 3.6. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.87 and he has faced 692 hitters in his career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Arizona (-120)
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