Colorado Rockies vs San Diego Padres Prediction, 7/29/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Colorado Rockies vs San Diego Padres
Date: Thursday, July 29, 2021
Location: Petco Park in San Diego, CA
TV: Bally Sports San Diego
Odds/Point Spread: Colorado (+220) San Diego (-303)
Joe Musgrove and the San Diego Padres (59-44, 3rd in NL West) play the Colorado Rockies (44-57, 4th in NL West) at Petco Park on Thursday. The Rockies open this matchup at +220 while the Padres are coming in at -303. The over/under has been set at 8.5. The pitchers taking the mound are Kyle Freeland and Joe Musgrove.
Colorado has a slugging rate of .395 and have been called out on strikes 838 times, while being walked on 307 occasions. They have amassed 414 RBI's in addition to 817 hits this season, and their team batting average is at .244. The Rockies have hit 166 doubles as a squad and have smacked 97 balls out of the park. They have tallied 437 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .312. As a unit, the Colorado Rockies are compiling 4.3 runs per game, which puts them at 17th in baseball.
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Rockies pitchers have given up 121 long balls and 490 runs in total (21st in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 341 opposing hitters and their FIP comes in at 4.47 as a team on the season. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 2.30 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.36. The Rockies have compiled a team earned run average of 4.65 for the season (23rd in MLB), and they have rung up 786 batters.
The Rockies relief pitchers have a save rate of 50.0% and stepped onto the hill in 71 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 128 runners for the season with 43.0% of them ended up crossing the plate. Rockies pitchers have entered the contest with runners on base 83 times in addition to having 104 appearances in high leverage situations. The Rockies have dispatched 319 relief pitchers to the mound this season. The relief pitchers have tallied 35 holds on the year (29th in MLB). They have accumulated 18 saves over the course of the season and have blown 18 of 36 chances to get a save.
The Rockies have converted 69.0% of balls in play into outs in their 7,839 innings, which has them sitting at 22nd in professional baseball. The Colorado Rockies have earned a total of 2,613 putouts so far this season, in addition to 968 assists and 58 errors. Their fielding rate is currently at .984 which is 15th in professional baseball, and have earned 686 double plays.
Freeland has thrown 589 innings and has racked up 447 strikeouts in his pro baseball career. His earned run average is 4.23 (277 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.411. He has given up 618 base hits (9.4 hits per 9 innings) and has 213 walks. Freeland (34-37 win-loss record in his career) holds a FIP of 4.59 and he has faced 2,551 batters in the major leagues.
San Diego has tallied 126 home runs for the year as well as 469 RBIs. They have put up 158 two-baggers, while taking a walk 397 times as well as putting up 493 runs. The San Diego Padres have an OBP of .328 in addition to a team batting average of .245 over the course of the season. The Padres have a team slugging % of .411 and they score 4.79 runs per game (9th in MLB). They have been called out on strikes on 855 instances (21st in the league) and have earned a total of 834 hits.
The San Diego pitching staff have yielded 397 runs so far this year while holding a team ERA of 3.51 (355 earned runs relinquished). They have conceded 115 long balls and they allow 3.93 runs per 9 innings (4th in baseball). The Padres have a team WHIP of 1.215 and have a FIP of 3.92 as a staff this season. They currently have a K/BB ratio of 3.02 (970 strikeouts vs 321 bases on balls). They come in at 13th in MLB as a staff in total hits conceded with 785.
San Diego relievers have an inherited score percentage of 23.9% out of their 88 inherited runners. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill 99 times in high leverage situations and on 62 occasions with base runners. Sitting with 120 save situations, the Padres have 66 holds and 18 blown saves. They rank 8th in the league holding a save rate of 65.4%, and they have dispatched 378 relief pitchers onto the field for the year. San Diego has had relievers take the mound in 52 save opportunities and they have walked away with 34 saves.
Out of their 8,196 innings on the diamond, the Padres have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 69.9% (12th in the majors). The San Diego Padres have turned 90 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .983 (24th in professional baseball). The Padres have 908 assists, 64 errors and have a tally of 2,732 putouts during this campaign.
Musgrove (35-45 win-loss record in his career) is the owner of a 4.11 ERA while allowing 8.5 hits per nine innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 3.92 and he has faced 2,537 batters so far in his career. He has given up a total of 277 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.191 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.8. During his career, Musgrove has surrendered 572 hits while earning 588 strikeouts in 606 frames.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take San Diego (-303)
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