Colorado Rockies vs Arizona Diamondbacks Prediction, 7/8/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Colorado Rockies vs Arizona Diamondbacks
Date: Thursday, July 8, 2021
Location: Chase Field in Phoenix, AZ
TV: Bally Sports Arizona
Odds/Point Spread: Colorado (+115) Arizona (-147)
Chi Chi Gonzalez and the Colorado Rockies (37-49, 4th in NL West) are headed to Chase Field on Thursday where they'll meet the Arizona Diamondbacks (24-63, 5th in NL West). The line on this contest has the Rockies coming in at +115 and the Diamondbacks are at -147. The total is set at 9. The pitchers who are expected to start are Chi Chi Gonzalez and Jake Faria.
As a squad, the Colorado Rockies are recording 4.3 runs/g, which ranks them 17th in the league. They have accumulated 369 runs while having a team on-base percentage of .310. The Rockies have accounted for 142 doubles as a team and have knocked 81 baseballs out of the park. They have compiled 350 RBI's as well as 689 hits over the course of the season, and their average at the plate is at .244. Colorado has a slugging rate of .395 and have been called out on strikes 718 times, while drawing a walk on 260 occasions.
The Rockies are sitting with a team earned run average of 4.70 for the season (25th in MLB), and the staff has struck out 657 hitters. Their K/BB ratio is 2.19 and their pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.38. Rockies pitchers have allowed 101 home runs and also 424 total runs (24th in baseball). Their pitching staff has walked 300 opposing players and their FIP comes in at 4.54 as a unit for the year.
Rockies pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on base 75 times as well as having 93 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers have accumulated 30 holds on the season (28th in the league). The Rockies relievers have recorded a save percentage of 48.3% and has entered the game in 59 save situations. They have tallied 14 saves so far this year and have missed out on 15 of 29 chances to save the game. The relievers have inherited 119 runners over the course of the season and 41.2% of those runners crossed the plate. The Rockies have dispatched 274 relievers to the hill for the season.
The Colorado Rockies are sitting with 2,217 putouts for the season, as well as 847 assists and 53 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .983 which has them sitting 19th in baseball, and they have twisted 582 double plays. The Rockies have turned 68.9% of balls in play into outs in their 6,651 innings, which has them sitting 20th in MLB.
Gonzalez (8-21 mark in his career) has earned a FIP of 5.29 and he has faced 1,036 opposing hitters during his time in the major leagues. He has conceded 239 hits (9.1 hits per nine innings) and has had 104 free passes. His ERA is 5.25 (138 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.449. Gonzalez has pitched in 236 frames and has earned 141 strikeouts so far in his career.
Arizona has knocked in 76 HRs on the campaign as well as 340 RBIs. They have hit 152 doubles, while taking a walk 291 times and putting up 362 runs. The Arizona Diamondbacks have a team OBP of .306 in addition to a batting average of .231 on the campaign. The Diamondbacks have a team slugging % of .371 and they earn 4.16 runs per contest (20th in baseball). They have been rung up on 789 occasions (9th in the league) and are sitting with 684 base knocks.
The Diamondbacks are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.458 and have a FIP of 4.84 as a pitching staff this season. They come in at 30th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 804. The Arizona pitching staff have conceded 487 runs this year while having an ERA of 5.25 (440 earned runs relinquished). They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.28 (675 strikeouts against 296 bases on balls). They have given up 123 homers and they allow 5.81 runs per 9 innings (30th in MLB).
Arizona bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 29.2% out of 106 inherited base runners. Their relievers have stepped onto the hill 69 times in high leverage situations and also on 71 occasions with base runners. Sitting with 50 save situations, the Diamondbacks have 28 holds and also 15 blown saves. They are ranked 30th in baseball with a save percentage of 31.8%, and they have dispatched 300 bullpen pitchers to the hill so far this year. Arizona has called on relievers to take the mound in 22 save opportunities and they have walked away with 7 saves.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have turned 51 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .983 (22nd in professional baseball). The Diamondbacks have racked up 767 assists, 53 errors and are sitting with 2,264 putouts over the course of the season. In 6,792 innings on the diamond, the Diamondbacks hold a defensive efficiency of 67.9% (27th in pro baseball).
During his pro baseball career, Faria has allowed 172 base knocks while he has tallied 164 strikeouts in 182 innings pitched. He has given up a total of 93 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.377 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.8. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.08 and he has gone up against 788 batters during his career. Faria (9-9 career win-loss record) holds a 4.59 ERA and has given up 8.5 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Colorado (+115)
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