Colorado Rockies vs Atlanta Braves Prediction, 9/15/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Colorado Rockies vs Atlanta Braves
Date: Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Location: Truist Park in Cumberland, GA
TV: Bally Sports South
Odds/Point Spread: Colorado (+165) Atlanta (-222)
Antonio Senzatela and the Colorado Rockies (66-78, 4th in NL West) travel to Truist Park on Wednesday where they'll meet the Atlanta Braves (76-66, 1st in NL East). The Rockies open this game at +165 while the Braves are priced at -222. The over/under has been set at 8.5. The pitchers taking the mound will be Antonio Senzatela and Huascar Ynoa.
As a team, the Colorado Rockies are notching 4.6 runs per game, which has them sitting at 11th in the league. They have racked up 659 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .315. The Rockies have compiled 241 doubles as a squad and have hit 165 balls out of the park. They have recorded 630 runs batted in and 1,185 hits for the year, and their team batting average is .248. Colorado is slugging .415 and have been called out on strikes 1,189 times, while taking a walk on 433 occasions.
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The Rockies hold a team earned run average of 4.80 on the year (26th in baseball), and their staff has struck out 1,140 batters. They have walked 484 hitters and their FIP sits at 4.50 as a squad for the year. They have a K/BB ratio of 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 (22nd in the league).
The Rockies relief pitchers have a save percentage of 51.9% and stepped onto the hill in 115 save situations. The relievers have inherited 183 runners for the year and 40.4% of those players crossed home plate. Rockies relief pitchers have entered the game with runners on 115 times in addition to having 140 appearances in high leverage situations. The Rockies have sent 467 relief pitchers to the mound for the season. The relievers have notched 61 holds for the season (25th in baseball). They have recorded 28 saves so far this season and have missed out on 26 of 54 chances to get a save.
The Rockies have converted 69.0% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 11,190 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting at 23rd in MLB. The Colorado Rockies have a total of 3,730 putouts on the campaign, in addition to 1,352 assists and 65 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .987 which has them sitting 3rd in professional baseball, and have a total of 975 double plays.
Senzatela has taken the mound for 561 innings and has racked up 381 strikeouts during his MLB career. Senzatela (36-34 career win-loss record) has earned a FIP of 4.47 and he has gone up against 2,425 opposing hitters during his time in the majors. His ERA is 4.78 (298 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.399. He has surrendered 604 base knocks (9.7 hits per nine innings) and has had 181 walks.
Atlanta has tallied 214 home runs over the course of the season as well as 668 runs batted in. They have put up 229 two-baggers, while taking a walk 498 times and putting up 695 runs. The Atlanta Braves have compiled an OBP of .320 and a batting average of .242 this season. The Braves hold a team slugging percentage of .434 and they are earning 4.89 runs per game (8th in the league). They have been called out on strikes on 1,264 occasions (12th in the league) and have notched a total of 1,141 hits.
The Braves are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.265 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.11 as a squad on the year. They are sitting at 10th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 1,112. The Atlanta pitching staff have given up 595 runs on the season and come in with a team ERA of 4.00 (551 earned runs yielded). They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.75 (1,259 strikeouts against 457 bases on balls). They have conceded 165 home runs and they relinquish 4.32 runs per 9 innings (13th in the league).
With 162 save situations, the Braves have tallied 104 holds and 23 blown saves. Atlanta has had bullpen pitchers enter the contest in 57 save opportunities and they have come away with 34 saves. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 200 times in high leverage situations in addition to 114 occasions with runners on base. Atlanta relievers hold an inherited score rate of 34.5% out of 168 inherited base runners. They are ranked 19th in MLB holding a save rate of 59.6%, and they have dispatched 507 relievers onto the diamond for the season.
Out of their 11,160 innings on the field, the Braves have accumulated a efficiency on defense of 70.2% (8th in baseball). The Atlanta Braves have turned 91 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .987 (4th in professional baseball). The Braves have accrued 1,292 assists, 65 errors and have a tally of 3,720 putouts on the season.
In his career, Ynoa has surrendered 83 base hits while tallying 98 strikeouts in 97 innings pitched. Ynoa (4-5 career mark) has earned a 4.25 ERA while allowing 7.7 hits per 9 innings. He has given up a total of 46 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.192 and a FIP of 4.1. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.97 and he has gone up against 405 hitters during his MLB career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Atlanta (-222)
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