Colorado Rockies vs Chicago Cubs Prediction, 8/25/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Colorado Rockies vs Chicago Cubs
Date: Wednesday, August 25, 2021
Location: Wrigley Field in Chicago, IL
TV: Marquee Sports Network
Odds/Point Spread: Colorado (-125) Chicago (+100)
Austin Gomber and the Colorado Rockies (57-68, 4th in NL West) go to Wrigley Field on Wednesday where they'll take on the Chicago Cubs (55-72, 4th in NL Central). The Cubs open this contest at +100 while the Rockies are coming in at -125. The over/under has been set at 9. The men taking the mound are Austin Gomber and Zach Davies.
The Rockies have tallied 213 doubles as a team and have hit 135 baseballs out of the stadium. Colorado is slugging .412 and have been called out on strikes 1,036 times, while drawing a walk on 377 occasions. As a team, the Colorado Rockies are putting up 4.5 runs per outing, which puts them at 13th in the league. They have tallied 542 RBI's and 1,040 base knocks over the course of the season, and their team batting average is .250. They have 567 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .318.
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The Rockies have an ERA of 4.72 on the campaign (25th in the league), and they have rung up 994 hitters. Their pitching staff has walked 417 opposing hitters and their FIP comes in at 4.38 as a team on the year. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.38 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.38. Rockies pitchers have conceded 146 home runs and 605 runs in total (22nd in baseball).
The Rockies have sent 397 relievers to the mound on the campaign. The relief pitchers have inherited 156 base runners on the season with 40.4% of those players ended up scoring. They have recorded 23 saves so far this season and have missed out on 22 out of their 45 save chances. The Rockies bullpen have earned a save rate of 51.1% and has come into the game in 95 save situations. The relievers have notched 50 holds for the year (26th in baseball). Rockies pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on 98 times as well as having 116 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Colorado Rockies are sitting with 3,235 putouts thus far, in addition to 1,171 assists and 61 errors. Their fielding rate is holding steady at .986 which ranks 7th in MLB, and have 848 double plays. The Rockies have converted 68.5% of balls hit into play into outs in their 9,705 innings, ranking them 25th in MLB.
Gomber has thrown 210 innings and has accounted for 197 K's so far in his pro baseball career. Gomber (16-10 career record) has earned a FIP of 4.00 while going up against 896 opposing hitters in the major leagues. His earned run average is 3.94 (92 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.293. He has allowed 191 base hits (8.2 hits per nine innings) and has had 81 free passes.
Chicago has recorded 156 home runs over the course of the season as well as 496 RBIs. They have notched 173 doubles, while getting a free base 387 times and scoring 523 runs. The Chicago Cubs have a team on-base percentage of .305 in addition to a batting average of .229 so far this season. The Cubs hold a team SLG% of .393 and they are scoring 4.12 runs per game (24th in MLB). They have been called out on strikes on 1,242 instances (1st in MLB) and have recorded 947 base knocks.
The Cubs have a team WHIP of 1.381 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.75 as a squad this year. They have a ranking of 24th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 1,070. The Chicago pitching staff have allowed 623 runs over the course of the season while having an ERA of 4.60 (566 earned runs yielded). Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.38 (1,095 strikeouts against 460 bases on balls). They have given up 180 HR's and they relinquish 5.06 runs per 9 innings (23rd in MLB).
Sitting with 105 save situations, the Cubs have 64 holds and 10 blown saves. Chicago has had relief pitchers enter the game in 40 save chances and they have tallied 30 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the mound 124 times in high leverage situations and also on 125 occasions with runners on base. Chicago relievers have an inherited score percentage of 31.5% out of 203 inherited base runners. They are ranked 1st in baseball holding a save percentage of 75.0%, and they have dispatched 468 relievers onto the diamond over the course of the season.
In their 9,975 innings played, the Cubs are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 69.2% (20th in the majors). The Chicago Cubs have turned 102 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .985 (13th in the majors). The Cubs have recorded 1,217 assists, 69 errors and have earned a total of 3,325 putouts on the season.
In his MLB career, Davies has allowed 801 base hits while accumulating 593 strikeouts in 810 innings pitched. He has conceded a total of 359 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.312 and having a FIP of 4.4. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.26 and he has faced 3,428 hitters so far in his MLB career. Davies (56-46 win-loss record in his career) holds a 3.99 ERA while conceding 8.9 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Chicago (+100)
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