Colorado Rockies vs Houston Astros Prediction, 8/11/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Colorado Rockies vs Houston Astros
Date: Wednesday, August 11, 2021
Location: Minute Maid Park in Houston, TX
TV: AT&T SportsNet Southwest
Odds/Point Spread: Colorado (+215) Houston (-294)
Antonio Senzatela and the Colorado Rockies (51-61, 4th in NL West) are headed to Minute Maid Park on Wednesday where they'll meet the Houston Astros (66-46, 1st in AL West). The odds on this matchup have the Rockies coming in at +215 and the Astros are at -294. The over/under is set at 8. The pitchers taking the mound are Antonio Senzatela and Framber Valdez.
Colorado owns a slugging percentage of .414 and have been called out on strikes 924 times, while drawing a walk on 341 occasions. They have accounted for 489 runs batted in as well as 935 base knocks so far this season, while their team batting average is .251. The Rockies have recorded 193 doubles as a team and have hit 123 baseballs out of the stadium. They have tallied 514 runs scored and hold an OBP of .318. As a squad, the Colorado Rockies are scoring 4.6 runs per game, which puts them at 14th in the league.
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Rockies pitchers have given up 133 home runs and also 544 total runs (21st in baseball). Their pitching staff has walked 376 opposing players and their FIP is 4.42 as a unit so far this year. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.36 and their pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.37. The Rockies have a team ERA of 4.70 over the course of the season (24th in the league), and they have rung up 889 hitters.
The Rockies have sent 357 relievers to the mound over the course of the season. The relief pitchers have inherited 138 base runners this season with 41.3% of those players earned a run for their team. They have compiled 21 saves for the year and have blown 19 of their 40 save opportunities. The Rockies bullpen have earned a save percentage of 52.5% and has entered the game in 81 save situations. The relief pitchers have recorded 41 holds this year (29th in baseball). Rockies relief pitchers have entered the contest with runners on base 89 times and also have had 108 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Rockies have turned 68.8% of balls hit into play into outs in their 8,703 innings, which has them sitting at 22nd in MLB. The Colorado Rockies have a tally of 2,901 putouts this year, in addition to 1,059 assists and 59 errors. Their fielding rate sits at .985 which ranks 9th in the majors, and they have twisted 754 double plays.
Senzatela has taken the mound for 522 innings and has earned 359 strikeouts during his career. His ERA is 4.95 (287 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.429. He has surrendered 572 hits (9.9 hits per nine innings) with 174 walks. Senzatela (34-33 mark in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 4.55 and he has faced 2,274 opposing hitters in the major leagues.
The Houston Astros have recorded an on-base percentage of .338 as well as a batting average of .266 this year. They have struck out on 853 instances (30th in baseball) and have recorded 1,019 hits. Houston has hit 150 home runs this year as well as 579 runs batted in. The Astros have a team slugging percentage of .440 and they earn 5.39 runs per game (1st in MLB). They have 206 two-baggers, while getting a free base 399 times as well as recording 604 runs.
The Astros hold a team WHIP of 1.217 and have a FIP of 4.15 as a pitching staff so far this year. They come in at 7th in MLB as a staff in total hits relinquished with 839. The Houston pitching staff have allowed 455 runs for the season while holding an ERA of 3.72 (412 earned runs yielded). Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.73 (1,025 strikeouts against 376 walks). They have yielded 136 dingers and they allow 4.10 runs per 9 innings (8th in MLB).
Houston bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 36.5% out of 148 inherited base runners. Their relievers have come in 105 times in high leverage situations and on 96 occasions with runners on. With 92 save situations, the Astros have compiled 51 holds in addition to 16 blown saves. They rank 15th in the league holding a save rate of 60.0%, and they have dispatched 342 relievers onto the field on the season. Houston has called on relief pitchers to enter the game in 40 save opportunities and they have recorded 24 saves.
The Houston Astros have turned 82 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .988 (2nd in the majors). The Astros have accrued 951 assists, 48 errors and are sitting with 2,994 putouts for the year. Out of their 8,982 innings on the diamond, the Astros have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 71.7% (2nd in pro baseball).
So far in his career, Valdez has conceded 225 hits while tallying 251 punch outs in 256 frames. He has surrendered 111 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.344 and a FIP of 4.1. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.09 and he has faced 1,107 opposing hitters so far in his MLB career. Valdez (20-14 win-loss record in his career) has earned a 3.89 ERA and has surrendered 7.9 hits per nine innings.
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take Colorado (+215)
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