Colorado Rockies vs San Diego Padres Prediction, 7/31/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Colorado Rockies vs San Diego Padres
Date: Saturday, July 31, 2021
Location: Petco Park in San Diego, CA
TV: Bally Sports San Diego
Odds/Point Spread: Colorado (+185) San Diego (-250)
Yu Darvish and the San Diego Padres (60-45, 3rd in NL West) host the Colorado Rockies (44-59, 4th in NL West) at Petco Park on Saturday. The Padres open this game at -250 while the Rockies are coming in at +185. The over/under has been set at 7.5. The pitchers taking the mound are German Marquez and Yu Darvish.
As a team, the Colorado Rockies are recording 4.3 runs per game, which has them at 18th in the league. They are sitting with 444 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .311. The Rockies have accumulated 171 doubles as a squad and have hit 98 balls out of the park. They have compiled 419 runs batted in as well as 831 base knocks this year, while their team batting average is sitting at .243. Colorado has a slugging percentage of .393 and have been called out on strikes 862 times, while being walked on 313 occasions.
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Rockies pitchers have given up 125 home runs and 501 total runs (21st in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 350 players from the other team and their FIP is 4.51 as a unit so far this season. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.28 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.37. The Rockies hold a team ERA of 4.68 this season (23rd in MLB), and the staff has struck out 799 hitters.
Rockies relief pitchers have entered the contest with players on base 85 times and also have had 105 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have racked up 35 holds on the campaign (29th in MLB). The Rockies relief pitchers have recorded a save percentage of 48.6% and has stepped onto the mound in 72 save situations. They have accumulated 18 saves this year and have missed out on 19 of 37 save chances. The relievers have inherited 132 base runners for the year with 42.4% of them ended up crossing the plate. The Rockies have dispatched 328 relievers to the hill on the season.
The Colorado Rockies have 2,661 putouts on the year, in addition to 983 assists and 58 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .984 which puts them in 15th in the majors, and they have turned 698 double plays. The Rockies have transformed 69.0% of baseballs in play into outs out of 7,983 innings, which has them sitting 22nd in professional baseball.
Marquez (50-38 career mark) holds a FIP of 3.76 and he has gone up against 3,191 hitters in the major leagues. He has given up 734 hits (8.7 hits per nine innings) and has 216 walks. His earned run average is 4.13 (348 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.252. Marquez has thrown 759 innings and has racked up 767 strikeouts in his pro baseball career.
San Diego has recorded 127 home runs on the year as well as 475 RBIs. They have recorded 163 doubles, while walking 402 times and scoring 500 runs. The San Diego Padres have compiled an OBP of .328 and a batting average of .245 over the course of the season. The Padres hold a team slugging percentage of .411 and they score 4.76 runs per game (10th in MLB). They have been called out on strikes on 873 occasions (21st in MLB) and have accounted for 851 base hits.
The Padres have a WHIP of 1.215 and are the owners of a FIP of 3.90 as a pitching staff for the season. They rank 13th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 801. The San Diego pitching staff have allowed 407 runs for the season while holding an ERA of 3.51 (362 earned runs relinquished). Their strikeout to walk ratio is 3.03 (992 strikeouts vs 327 bases on balls). They have given up 116 dingers and they surrender 3.95 runs per 9 innings (4th in MLB).
With 123 save situations, the Padres have earned 67 holds and also 18 blown saves. San Diego has called on relief pitchers to take the mound in 54 save chances and they have earned 36 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have taken the field 100 times in high leverage situations and on 63 occasions with runners on. San Diego relief pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 23.6% of 89 inherited runners. They are ranked 7th in the league holding a save rate of 66.7%, and they have dispatched 388 relievers to the hill this year.
In 8,358 innings played, the Padres hold a defensive efficiency of 69.8% (12th in MLB). The San Diego Padres have turned 91 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .983 (24th in professional baseball). The Padres have accrued 927 assists, 66 errors and are sitting with 2,786 putouts for the year.
Darvish (78-61 career record) has a 3.45 earned run average and has surrendered 7.2 hits per nine innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 3.59 and he has gone up against 5,116 hitters during his pro baseball career. He has allowed a total of 476 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.146 and a FIP of 3.4. So far in his MLB career, Darvish has conceded 999 base knocks while he has accumulated 1,526 strikeouts in 1,242 frames.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take San Diego (-250)
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