Colorado Rockies vs Chicago Cubs Prediction, 8/24/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Colorado Rockies vs Chicago Cubs
Date: Tuesday, August 24, 2021
Location: Wrigley Field in Chicago, IL
TV: Marquee Sports Network
Odds/Point Spread: Colorado (-156) Chicago (+125)
Justin Steele and the Chicago Cubs (54-72, 4th in NL Central) host the Colorado Rockies (57-67, 4th in NL West) at Wrigley Field on Tuesday. The moneyline on this game has the Rockies coming in at -156 and the Cubs are at +125. The total has been set at 11.5. The pitchers who are expected to start are German Marquez and Justin Steele.
As a team, the Colorado Rockies are recording 4.5 runs per game, which has them sitting at 13th in the league. They have 563 runs while having a team OBP of .318. The Rockies have accounted for 211 doubles as a team and have smacked 135 balls out of the park. They have accrued 538 RBI's in addition to 1,031 base knocks for the season, while their team batting average sits at .250. Colorado has a slugging % of .413 and have struck out 1,028 times, while being walked on 377 occasions.
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The Rockies have an earned run average of 4.70 so far this season (24th in the league), and their staff has rung up 986 batters. They have a K/BB ratio of 2.39 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.37. Rockies pitchers have surrendered 145 home runs and 599 runs in total (21st in baseball). They have walked 412 batters and their FIP is 4.38 as a team for the season.
Rockies pitchers have come into the game with runners on 97 times in addition to having 114 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have recorded 49 holds for the year (26th in the league). The Rockies bullpen have a save rate of 52.3% and has entered the game in 93 save situations. They have compiled 23 saves so far this season and have missed out on 21 of their 44 save opportunities. The relief pitchers have inherited 153 runners for the year and 39.2% of them crossed home plate. The Rockies have sent 394 relief pitchers to the mound for the year.
The Colorado Rockies have accumulated 3,210 putouts so far this season, in addition to 1,162 assists and 61 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .986 which has them sitting 7th in pro baseball, and have accumulated 840 double plays. The Rockies have turned 68.6% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 9,630 innings on the field, which has them ranked 25th in professional baseball.
Marquez has pitched in 781 innings and has earned 791 punch outs in his career. His ERA is 4.16 (361 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.250. He has surrendered 753 base hits (8.7 hits per 9 innings) and has 224 walks. Marquez (53-39 career win-loss mark) is the owner of a FIP of 3.80 and he has gone up against 3,282 hitters in the majors.
The Cubs hold a slugging percentage of .392 and they have an average of 4.10 runs per contest (24th in baseball). They have put up 170 two-baggers, while taking a walk 382 times and earning 517 runs. Chicago has 155 home runs so far this year as well as 492 runs batted in. They have been rung up on 1,234 occasions (1st in the league) and have accounted for 938 base hits. The Chicago Cubs have earned a team OBP of .304 in addition to a batting average of .229 so far this season.
The Chicago pitching staff have allowed 619 runs so far this season and come in with a team ERA of 4.60 (562 earned runs relinquished). They have surrendered 180 home runs and they allow 5.07 runs per 9 innings (24th in baseball). The Cubs are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.384 in addition to having a FIP of 4.77 as a squad for the season. They currently have a K/BB ratio of 2.36 (1,087 strikeouts against 460 bases on balls). They sit at 24th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 1,061.
Chicago has had bullpen pitchers step onto the hill in 40 save opportunities and they have tallied 30 saves. They rank 1st in MLB with a save percentage of 75.0%, and they have dispatched 466 relief pitchers to the mound so far this season. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 123 times in high leverage situations in addition to 125 occasions with runners on. Chicago relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 31.5% out of their 203 inherited runners. With 105 save situations, the Cubs have accrued 64 holds in addition to 10 blown saves.
In 9,894 innings on the diamond, the Cubs have earned a defensive efficiency of 69.2% (20th in MLB). The Chicago Cubs have turned 102 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .985 (13th in professional baseball). The Cubs have accrued 1,207 assists, 69 errors and have accounted for 3,298 putouts for the year.
Steele (2-2 career record) holds a 3.22 earned run average while giving up 6.9 hits per nine innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.45 and he has gone up against 97 hitters during his MLB career. He has given up 8 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.254 and a FIP of 5.4. Thus far in his career, Steele has allowed 17 base knocks while he has totaled 27 strikeouts in 22 frames.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Colorado (-156)
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