Colorado Rockies vs San Diego Padres Prediction, 7/9/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Colorado Rockies vs San Diego Padres
Date: Friday, July 9, 2021
Location: Petco Park in San Diego, CA
TV: Bally Sports San Diego
Odds/Point Spread: Colorado (+215) San Diego (-294)
Blake Snell and the San Diego Padres (51-38, 3rd in NL West) host the Colorado Rockies (37-50, 4th in NL West) at Petco Park on Friday. The Rockies open this game at +215 while the Padres are coming in at -294. The over/under has been set at 8. The starting pitchers are Kyle Freeland and Blake Snell.
As a unit, the Colorado Rockies are earning 4.3 runs/g, which is 17th in the league. They have notched a total of 369 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .310. The Rockies have tallied 142 doubles as a team and have smacked 81 baseballs out of the park. They have tallied 350 runs batted in as well as 689 base knocks so far this year, while their team batting average sits at .244. Colorado has a slugging % of .395 and have struck out 718 times, while drawing a walk on 260 occasions.
Rockies pitchers have surrendered 101 home runs and also 424 runs (24th in the league). They have walked 300 opposing hitters and their FIP is 4.54 as a squad on the year. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 2.19 and the pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.38. The Rockies have compiled a team earned run average of 4.70 so far this season (25th in baseball), and their staff has rung up 657 hitters.
The Rockies have sent 274 relievers to the hill on the campaign. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 119 runners so far this year with 41.2% of those players ended up crossing the plate. They have recorded 14 saves so far this season and have blown 15 of their 29 chances to get a save. The Rockies relief pitchers have a save percentage of 48.3% and stepped onto the hill in 59 save situations. The relief pitchers have recorded 30 holds this year (28th in the league). Rockies pitchers have entered the game with opponents on base 75 times as well as having 93 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Rockies have turned 68.9% of baseballs in play into outs in their 6,651 innings, ranking them 20th in the majors. The Colorado Rockies have notched a total of 2,217 putouts this year, as well as 847 assists and 53 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .983 which has them sitting 19th in MLB, and they have turned 582 double plays.
Freeland has taken the hill for 571 innings and has racked up 434 strikeouts during his pro baseball career. His earned run average is 4.26 (270 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.422. He has allowed 601 base hits (9.5 hits per 9 innings) and has had 211 free passes. Freeland (34-34 career record) is the owner of a FIP of 4.63 while going up against 2,480 opposing batters in the major leagues.
San Diego has tallied 106 home runs so far this year to go along with 389 RBIs. They have recorded 131 two-baggers, while getting a free base 339 times and putting up 409 runs. The San Diego Padres have accounted for a team on-base percentage of .324 and a batting average of .241 so far this season. The Padres have a team slugging % of .404 and they tally 4.65 runs per contest (10th in baseball). They have been called out on strikes on 729 occasions (21st in the league) and have recorded 699 base hits.
The Padres have a WHIP of 1.178 in addition to having a FIP of 3.84 as a staff for the year. They currently have a K/BB ratio of 3.11 (859 strikeouts vs 276 walks). They are currently ranked 10th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 644. They have allowed 98 home runs and they allow 3.71 runs per 9 innings (1st in the league). The San Diego pitching staff have allowed 322 runs this season while holding a team ERA of 3.30 (286 earned runs given up).
San Diego has called on bullpen pitchers to enter the contest in 45 save chances and they have walked away with 30 saves. They are ranked 10th in baseball with a save percentage of 66.7%, and they have sent 326 relief pitchers to the mound for the season. Their relievers have stepped onto the hill 85 times in high leverage situations in addition to 53 occasions with runners on base. San Diego relief pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 23.6% out of their 72 inherited runners. With 105 save situations, the Padres have accrued 58 holds and also 15 blown saves.
Out of their 7,032 innings played, the Padres have accumulated a efficiency on defense of 70.5% (9th in pro baseball). The San Diego Padres have turned 78 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .983 (17th in the majors). The Padres have 765 assists, 53 errors and are sitting with 2,344 putouts for the season.
So far in his MLB career, Snell has allowed 521 hits while he has tallied 741 strikeouts in 626 innings. Snell (45-33 record in his career) holds a 3.43 earned run average while giving up 7.5 hits per nine innings. He has surrendered a total of 239 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.272 and a FIP of 3.6. His K/BB ratio is 2.68 and he has gone up against 2,611 batters in his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take San Diego (-294)
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