Colorado Rockies vs Atlanta Braves Prediction, 9/14/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Colorado Rockies vs Atlanta Braves
Date: Tuesday, September 14, 2021
Location: Truist Park in Cumberland, GA
TV: Bally Sports South
Odds/Point Spread: Colorado (+140) Atlanta (-175)
Jon Gray and the Colorado Rockies (66-78, 4th in NL West) travel to Truist Park on Tuesday where they'll meet the Atlanta Braves (76-66, 1st in NL East). The Rockies open this matchup at +140 while the Braves are coming in at -175. The over/under opens at 9. The expected starting pitchers will be Jon Gray and Touki Toussaint.
As a team, the Colorado Rockies are recording 4.6 runs per game, which has them sitting at 11th in baseball. They have racked up 659 runs while having a team on-base percentage of .315. The Rockies have accrued 241 doubles as a squad and have knocked 165 baseballs out of the stadium. They have compiled 630 RBI's and 1,185 base knocks for the year, while their team batting average comes in at .248. Colorado is slugging .415 and have struck out 1,189 times, while being walked on 433 occasions.
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The Rockies have an ERA of 4.80 for the season (26th in MLB), and their staff has struck out 1,140 batters. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.36 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.38. Rockies pitchers have given up 179 home runs in addition to 708 total runs (23rd in baseball). Their pitching staff has walked 484 opposing hitters and their FIP sits at 4.50 as a squad on the year.
The Rockies relief pitchers have a save percentage of 51.9% and has stepped onto the mound in 115 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 183 base runners on the year and 40.4% of them ended up scoring. Rockies bullpen pitchers have entered the contest with players on base 115 times as well as having 140 appearances in high leverage situations. The Rockies have sent 467 relievers to the mound on the season. The bullpen are sitting with 61 holds so far this year (25th in baseball). They have earned 28 saves over the course of the season and have blown 26 of 54 save chances.
The Rockies have transformed 69.0% of balls in play into outs out of 11,190 innings on the field, which has them sitting 23rd in the majors. The Colorado Rockies have earned 3,730 putouts so far this season, as well as 1,352 assists and 65 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .987 which puts them in 3rd in pro baseball, and they have turned 975 double plays.
Gray has pitched in 811 innings and has accumulated 825 punch outs in his pro baseball career. Gray (52-47 career win-loss mark) is the owner of a FIP of 3.87 while he has gone up against 3,477 hitters during his time in the major leagues. His earned run average is 4.52 (408 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.338. He has allowed 810 hits (9.0 hits per 9 innings) and has 276 free passes.
Atlanta is sitting with 214 HRs this year to go along with 668 runs batted in. They have recorded 229 doubles, while walking 498 times and scoring 695 runs. The Atlanta Braves hold an OBP of .320 as well as a team batting average of .242 so far this year. The Braves have a team slugging % of .434 and they are earning 4.89 runs per game (8th in MLB). They have been rung up on 1,264 occasions (12th in the league) and have totaled 1,141 base hits.
The Braves have a WHIP of 1.265 and have a FIP of 4.11 as a unit for the season. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.75 (1,259 strikeouts against 457 free passes). They come in at 11th in the league as a staff in total hits given up with 1,112. They have surrendered 165 long balls and they concede 4.32 runs per 9 innings (12th in baseball). The Atlanta pitching staff have relinquished 595 runs for the season while having an ERA of 4.00 (551 earned runs given up).
With 162 save situations, the Braves have 104 holds and 23 blown saves. Atlanta has called on relievers to take the mound in 57 save opportunities and they have earned 34 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have come in 200 times in high leverage situations and on 114 occasions with runners on. Atlanta relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 34.5% out of their 168 inherited base runners. They are ranked 18th in baseball holding a save percentage of 59.6%, and they have sent 507 bullpen pitchers to the mound for the year.
The Atlanta Braves have twisted 91 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .987 (4th in professional baseball). The Braves have 1,292 assists, 65 errors and have a total of 3,720 putouts for the year. In 11,160 innings on the diamond, the Braves are sitting with a efficiency on defense of 70.2% (8th in professional baseball).
In his MLB career, Toussaint has allowed 127 base knocks while accumulating 150 strikeouts in 141 frames. Toussaint (9-5 career record) has a 5.36 earned run average while conceding 8.1 hits per nine innings. He has surrendered a total of 84 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.482 and being the owner of a FIP of 5.3. His strikeout to walk ratio is 1.83 and he has faced 637 opposing hitters so far in his career.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Atlanta (-175)
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