Colorado Rockies vs San Diego Padres Prediction, 5/18/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Colorado Rockies vs San Diego Padres
Date: Tuesday, May 18, 2021
Location: Petco Park in San Diego, CA
TV: Bally Sports San Diego
Odds/Point Spread: Colorado (+170) San Diego (-185)
Petco Park is the venue where Blake Snell and the San Diego Padres (24-17, 2nd in NL West) will take on the Colorado Rockies (15-26, 5th in NL West) on Tuesday. The Rockies open this contest at +170 while the Padres are coming in at -185. The over/under is set at 7.5. The pitchers taking the mound are Austin Gomber and Blake Snell.
Colorado is slugging .404 and have been called out on strikes 348 times, while being walked on 127 occasions. They have earned 187 runs batted in in addition to 340 hits for the year, and their team batting average is .249. The Rockies have hit 66 doubles as a squad and have knocked 41 baseballs out of the park. They have tallied 199 runs scored and hold an on-base percentage of .314. As a team, the Colorado Rockies are putting up 4.9 runs per game, which has them sitting at 7th in MLB.
Rockies pitchers have given up 50 home runs and also 225 runs in total (30th in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 165 opposing batters and their FIP sits at 4.76 as a team on the campaign. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 1.87 and the pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.51. The Rockies hold a team ERA of 5.16 for the season (29th in baseball), and their staff has struck out 308 hitters.
Rockies pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on 42 times and also have had 41 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have recorded 9 holds for the season (29th in the league). The Rockies bullpen have compiled a save rate of 41.7% and stepped onto the hill in 21 save situations. They have compiled 5 saves over the course of the season and have not converted 7 of 12 chances to save the game. The relief pitchers have inherited 69 runners this season with 42.0% of them crossed the plate. The Rockies have dispatched 140 relief pitchers to the mound on the year.
The Colorado Rockies have accumulated 1,056 putouts over the course of the season, as well as 389 assists and 28 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .981 which ranks 25th in pro baseball, and they have turned 282 double plays. The Rockies have converted 67.6% of balls hit into play into outs out of 3,168 innings on the diamond, ranking them 27th in professional baseball.
Gomber has thrown 143 frames and has earned 134 K's in his career. Gomber (9-7 career mark) is the owner of a FIP of 4.02 and he has faced 624 opposing hitters in the majors. His ERA is 4.21 (67 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.395. He has surrendered 132 hits (8.3 hits per 9 innings) with 68 walks.
The San Diego Padres have tallied a team on-base percentage of .327 and a team batting average of .238 this year. They have struck out on 326 occasions (26th in the league) and have earned a total of 321 hits. San Diego has accounted for 39 long balls so far this season and 168 runs batted in. The Padres hold a team slugging % of .368 and they are recording 4.32 runs per contest (16th in the league). They have notched 49 two-baggers, while taking a walk 170 times and recording 177 runs.
The Padres hold a team WHIP of 1.128 in addition to having a FIP of 3.71 as a staff on the season. They rank 6th in baseball as a staff in total hits surrendered with 284. The San Diego pitching staff have surrendered 137 runs on the campaign and come in with a team ERA of 2.86 (116 earned runs relinquished). They currently have a K/BB ratio of 3.27 (418 strikeouts vs 128 walks). They have relinquished 45 dingers and they surrender 3.38 runs per 9 innings (1st in the league).
San Diego relief pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 23.1% of 39 inherited runners. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill 42 times in high leverage situations in addition to 25 occasions with runners on base. Sitting with 51 save situations, the Padres have amassed 28 holds and 6 blown saves. They rank 8th in baseball holding a save rate of 72.7%, and they have dispatched 162 relievers onto the diamond on the campaign. San Diego has had relief pitchers step onto the mound in 22 save chances and they have walked away with 16 saves.
In their 3,291 innings played, the Padres have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 71.0% (9th in baseball). The San Diego Padres have turned 36 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .979 (28th in the majors). The Padres have accrued 356 assists, 31 errors and have earned a total of 1,097 putouts during this campaign.
Snell (43-30 career mark) has earned a 3.29 earned run average while allowing 7.4 hits per nine innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.72 and he has gone up against 2,450 batters so far in his pro baseball career. He has conceded a total of 216 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.255 and having a FIP of 3.6. In his pro baseball career, Snell has given up 485 base hits while he has earned 697 strikeouts in 590 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Colorado (+170)
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