Colorado Rockies vs San Diego Padres Prediction, 8/1/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Colorado Rockies vs San Diego Padres
Date: Sunday, August 1, 2021
Location: Petco Park in San Diego, CA
TV: Bally Sports San Diego
Odds/Point Spread: Colorado (+140) San Diego (-182)
Petco Park is the venue where Chris Paddack and the San Diego Padres (60-46, 3rd in NL West) will take on the Colorado Rockies (45-59, 4th in NL West) on Sunday. The Padres open this matchup at -182 while the Rockies are coming in at +140. The total opens at 8.5. The pitchers who are expected to start are Austin Gomber and Chris Paddack.
As a team, the Colorado Rockies are putting up 4.4 runs per game, which ranks them 18th in the league. They are sitting with 453 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .312. The Rockies have accumulated 172 two-baggers as a unit and have smacked 102 baseballs out of the park. They have tallied 428 RBI's and 845 base knocks on the year, and their batting average sits at .245. Colorado has a slugging percentage of .396 and have struck out 870 times, while taking a walk on 317 occasions.
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Rockies pitchers have conceded 127 home runs in addition to 505 runs (21st in baseball). Their pitching staff has walked 353 hitters and their FIP comes in at 4.53 as a team on the campaign. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.28 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.37. The Rockies have compiled a team ERA of 4.67 so far this year (23rd in baseball), and the staff has rung up 804 batters.
The Rockies have sent 330 relief pitchers to the hill on the year. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 134 runners on the year and 41.8% of them ended up scoring. They have earned 18 saves this season and have blown 19 out of their 37 save chances. The Rockies bullpen have recorded a save percentage of 48.6% and has stepped onto the mound in 72 save situations. The relievers have racked up 35 holds so far this season (29th in baseball). Rockies relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on 86 times in addition to having 105 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Colorado Rockies are sitting with 2,688 putouts for the season, as well as 995 assists and 59 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .984 which has them ranked 16th in MLB, and they have turned 702 double plays. The Rockies have turned 69.1% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 8,064 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting at 22nd in professional baseball.
Gomber has taken the hill for 194 innings and has accounted for 180 punch outs thus far in his career. Gomber (15-8 career mark) has a FIP of 3.95 while he has gone up against 816 opposing hitters in the majors. His ERA is 3.70 (80 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.245. He has given up 169 hits (7.8 hits per 9 innings) and has had 73 free passes.
The Padres have a team slugging percentage of .410 and they tally 4.75 runs per game (10th in MLB). They have 163 doubles, while taking a walk 405 times and notching 504 runs. San Diego has compiled 129 HRs so far this year to go along with 479 runs batted in. They have been rung up on 878 occasions (21st in baseball) and have accounted for 857 base knocks. The San Diego Padres are sitting with an on-base percentage of .327 in addition to a batting average of .245 for the season.
The Padres have a WHIP of 1.223 in addition to having a FIP of 3.95 as a squad on the year. They rank 13th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 815. The San Diego pitching staff have yielded 416 runs this year while having an ERA of 3.56 (371 earned runs conceded). Their K/BB ratio sits at 3.02 (1,000 strikeouts vs 331 free passes). They have conceded 120 dingers and they allow 3.99 runs per 9 innings (5th in the league).
Sitting with 123 save situations, the Padres have earned 67 holds and also 18 blown saves. San Diego has called on bullpen pitchers to enter the game in 54 save chances and they have come away with 36 saves. Their relievers have come in 100 times in high leverage situations and on 63 occasions with base runners. San Diego relief pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 23.6% of 89 inherited base runners. They are currently ranked 7th in baseball with a save rate of 66.7%, and they have dispatched 391 relievers to the hill so far this season.
In 8,439 innings on the field, the Padres have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 69.7% (15th in the majors). The San Diego Padres have twisted 92 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .983 (24th in the majors). The Padres have accrued 937 assists, 66 errors and have earned a total of 2,813 putouts so far this season.
Paddack (20-18 career win-loss record) holds a 4.18 ERA while giving up 8.3 hits per nine innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 4.78 and he has gone up against 1,213 batters during his MLB career. He has conceded a total of 136 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.138 and having a FIP of 4.1. During his pro baseball career, Paddack has conceded 270 base knocks while tallying 301 strikeouts in 292 frames.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take San Diego (-182)
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