Colorado Rockies vs Pittsburgh Pirates Prediction, 5/30/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Colorado Rockies vs Pittsburgh Pirates
Date: Sunday, May 30, 2021
Location: PNC Park in Pittsburgh, PA
TV: AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh
Odds/Point Spread: Colorado (+122) Pittsburgh (-132)
Chad Kuhl and the Pittsburgh Pirates (18-31, 5th in NL Central) play the Colorado Rockies (19-32, 4th in NL West) at PNC Park on Sunday. The odds on this matchup have the Rockies priced at +122 and the Pirates are at -132. The total has been set at 7.5. The men taking the mound are Kyle Freeland and Chad Kuhl.
The Rockies have recorded 79 two-baggers as a unit and have knocked 49 balls out of the stadium. Colorado is slugging .389 and have struck out 441 times, while taking a walk on 150 occasions. As a squad, the Colorado Rockies are putting up 4.4 runs per game, which has them sitting at 14th in the league. They have accrued 210 runs batted in and 396 hits this season, while their average at the plate comes in at .238. They have earned 224 runs while holding a team OBP of .303.
Rockies pitchers have surrendered 59 long balls in addition to 257 runs in total (27th in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 193 opposing hitters and their FIP comes in at 4.58 as a squad so far this year. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 1.99 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.44. The Rockies are sitting with a team earned run average of 4.76 this season (25th in MLB), and their staff has rung up 385 batters.
Rockies relief pitchers have come into the game with opponents on base 50 times as well as having 50 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers have earned 11 holds on the year (30th in MLB). The Rockies relief pitchers have earned a save percentage of 46.7% and has come into the game in 26 save situations. They have accumulated 7 saves on the season and have not converted 8 of 15 save chances. The relievers have inherited 82 runners over the course of the season and 40.2% of those players crossed home plate. The Rockies have sent 165 relievers to the hill on the season.
The Colorado Rockies have a tally of 1,300 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 477 assists and 35 errors. Their fielding rate is at .981 which has them ranked 28th in MLB, and have earned 343 double plays. The Rockies have converted 68.3% of balls in play into outs out of 3,900 innings, ranking them 25th in professional baseball.
Freeland has taken the ball for 537 frames and has 410 strikeouts so far in his career. His earned run average is 4.15 (248 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.407. He has surrendered 558 hits (9.3 hits per nine innings) with 198 walks. Freeland (33-32 career mark) holds a FIP of 4.51 while he has faced 2,327 opposing batters in the majors.
The Pirates hold a team SLG% of .344 and they score 3.29 runs per game (30th in baseball). They have recorded 78 two-baggers, while taking a walk 150 times as well as putting up 161 runs. Pittsburgh has accounted for 33 home runs on the campaign to go along with 152 RBIs. They have struck out on 425 occasions (22nd in MLB) and have totaled 371 hits. The Pittsburgh Pirates have tallied an OBP of .299 and a batting average of .227 on the season.
The Pittsburgh pitching staff have allowed 245 runs on the year while having a team ERA of 4.83 (228 earned runs relinquished). They have relinquished 64 home runs and they give up 5.19 runs per 9 innings (24th in baseball). The Pirates have a WHIP of 1.339 in addition to having a FIP of 4.43 as a unit this year. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.49 (418 strikeouts vs 168 bases on balls). They are sitting at 18th in the league as a staff in total hits given up with 401.
Pittsburgh has had bullpen pitchers enter the contest in 7 save chances and they have tallied 6 saves. They sit at 2nd in the league with a save percentage of 85.7%, and they have dispatched 173 bullpen pitchers to the mound on the campaign. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the mound 40 times in high leverage situations in addition to 38 occasions with runners on. Pittsburgh relief pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 28.3% of 60 inherited base runners. With 29 save situations, the Pirates have recorded 20 holds and 1 blown save.
In 3,825 innings on the diamond, the Pirates have a defensive efficiency of 69.2% (19th in the majors). The Pittsburgh Pirates have turned 41 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .983 (20th in the majors). The Pirates have accrued 444 assists, 30 errors and have accounted for 1,275 putouts so far this year.
In his MLB career, Kuhl has surrendered 368 hits while he has totaled 334 strikeouts in 375 innings pitched. Kuhl (20-24 win-loss record in his career) holds a 4.44 earned run average while giving up 8.8 hits per 9 innings. He has allowed 185 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.432 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.6. His K/BB ratio is 1.98 and he has gone up against 1,627 hitters during his MLB career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Colorado (+122)
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