Colorado Rockies vs Philadelphia Phillies Prediction, 9/9/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Colorado Rockies vs Philadelphia Phillies
Date: Thursday, September 9, 2021
Location: Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, PA
TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia
Odds/Point Spread: Colorado (+140) Philadelphia (-175)
Citizens Bank Park is the venue where Ranger Suarez and the Philadelphia Phillies (71-67, 2nd in NL East) will play the Colorado Rockies (63-76, 4th in NL West) on Thursday. The Phillies open this game at -175 while the Rockies are priced at +140. The total has been set at 8. The starting pitchers will be Antonio Senzatela and Ranger Suarez.
As a squad, the Colorado Rockies are scoring 4.6 runs per outing, which is 13th in baseball. They have accumulated 634 runs and have an on-base percentage of .315. The Rockies have accumulated 233 two-baggers as a unit and have hit 156 balls out of the stadium. They have compiled 605 RBI's in addition to 1,137 hits this year, while their average at the plate is sitting at .247. Colorado has a slugging % of .413 and have been rung up 1,140 times, while drawing a walk on 419 occasions.
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The Rockies hold a team ERA of 4.82 so far this year (26th in MLB), and their staff has rung up 1,094 batters. They have a K/BB ratio of 2.36 and the pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.38. Rockies pitchers have allowed 172 home runs and 686 runs in total (23rd in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 464 players from the other team and their FIP sits at 4.50 as a unit so far this season.
The Rockies have dispatched 450 relief pitchers to the mound this year. The relievers have inherited 178 runners for the year with 41.6% of those runners earned a run for their team. They have accumulated 26 saves so far this season and have blown 24 out of their 50 save chances. The Rockies bullpen have a save rate of 52.0% and has stepped onto the mound in 108 save situations. The relievers have a total of 58 holds so far this season (27th in MLB). Rockies relief pitchers have entered the game with runners on base 111 times in addition to having 133 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Rockies have transformed 69.0% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 10,713 innings, which has them sitting 22nd in baseball. The Colorado Rockies have a total of 3,571 putouts on the campaign, in addition to 1,297 assists and 64 errors. Their fielding rate sits at .987 which has them ranked 4th in MLB, and have accumulated 936 double plays.
Senzatela has taken the mound for 555 innings and has totaled 378 strikeouts in his career. His earned run average is 4.80 (296 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.404. He has surrendered 600 hits (9.7 hits per nine innings) and has 179 walks. Senzatela (36-34 win-loss record in his career) has a FIP of 4.46 while he has faced 2,402 opposing hitters during his time in the majors.
The Phillies hold a slugging % of .410 and they average 4.59 runs per game (11th in the league). They have put up 221 two-baggers, while walking 486 times and putting up 633 runs. Philadelphia has 169 HRs over the course of the season as well as 604 runs batted in. They have been called out on strikes on 1,198 occasions (15th in baseball) and are sitting with 1,103 hits. The Philadelphia Phillies have recorded an OBP of .319 in addition to a team batting average of .241 so far this season.
The Phillies hold a team WHIP of 1.298 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.18 as a team for the season. They come in at 15th in the league as a staff in total hits relinquished with 1,137. The Philadelphia pitching staff have surrendered 645 runs on the season and come in with a team ERA of 4.44 (596 earned runs conceded). Their K/BB ratio sits at 2.92 (1,258 strikeouts against 431 walks). They have surrendered 174 HR's and they relinquish 4.80 runs per 9 innings (18th in baseball).
Philadelphia has called on relievers to enter the game in 61 save chances and they have walked away with 32 saves. They sit at 26th in the league with a save percentage of 52.5%, and they have sent 440 relievers onto the field for the season. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 141 times in high leverage situations and also on 122 occasions with runners on. Philadelphia bullpen pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 43.7% out of 190 inherited base runners. With 126 save situations, the Phillies have compiled 59 holds and 29 blown saves.
Out of their 10,806 innings played, the Phillies hold a defensive efficiency of 68.7% (25th in baseball). The Philadelphia Phillies have turned 114 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .983 (24th in pro baseball). The Phillies have recorded 1,218 assists, 83 errors and have amassed 3,602 putouts during this campaign.
In his MLB career, Suarez has conceded 128 hits while tallying 126 K's in 139 frames. He has conceded 46 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.282 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.8. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.47 and he has gone up against 588 hitters in his pro baseball career. Suarez (13-7 win-loss record in his career) has a 2.96 earned run average and has allowed 8.2 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Philadelphia (-175)
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