Colorado Rockies vs San Francisco Giants Prediction, 4/9/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Colorado Rockies vs San Francisco Giants
Date: Friday, April 9, 2021
Location: Oracle Park in San Francisco, CA
TV: NBC Sports Bay Area
Odds/Point Spread: Colorado (+105) San Francisco (-156)
Austin Gomber and the Colorado Rockies (2-4, 5th in NL West) travel to Oracle Park on Friday where they'll meet the San Francisco Giants (3-3, 3rd in NL West). The Rockies open this contest at +105 while the Giants are priced at -156. The total is set at 8.5. The pitchers taking the mound are Austin Gomber and Johnny Cueto.
Colorado is slugging .465 and have been called out on strikes 53 times, while being walked on 18 occasions. They have tallied 33 RBI's in addition to 49 base knocks for the season, and their average at the plate is sitting at .228. The Rockies have hit 12 doubles as a squad and have hit 11 baseballs out of the stadium. They have 37 runs scored and hold an OBP of .289. As a unit, the Colorado Rockies are putting up 6.2 runs per game, which ranks them 5th in the league.
The Rockies have an ERA of 4.81 this season (20th in the league), and their staff has rung up 52 batters. They have walked 28 players from the other team and their FIP sits at 4.00 as a team this season. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 1.86 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.60. Rockies pitchers have allowed 4 home runs and also 36 runs (7th in the league).
Rockies relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on 7 times and also have had 7 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers have earned 1 hold on the year (23rd in the league). The Rockies bullpen have a save rate of 50.% and has entered the game in 3 save situations. They have tallied 1 save so far this season and have blown 1 of 2 chances to save the game. The relievers have inherited 5 base runners on the campaign with 60.0% of them crossed home plate. The Rockies have sent 25 relief pitchers to the mound on the season.
Gomber (7-4 career mark) holds a FIP of 4.03 while facing 469 batters during his time in the major leagues. He has given up 101 base hits (8.5 hits per 9 innings) with 54 free passes. His earned run average is 3.70 (44 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.449. Gomber has thrown 107 innings and has earned 96 strikeouts thus far in his career.
San Francisco has knocked in 11 home runs this year to go along with 19 RBIs. They have put up 6 doubles, while walking 18 times and earning 20 runs. The San Francisco Giants have accumulated an on-base percentage of .268 and a team batting average of .201 on the campaign. The Giants hold a slugging % of .392 and they have an average of 3.33 runs per contest (23rd in baseball). They have struck out on 65 occasions (7th in baseball) and have recorded 41 base hits.
The Giants have a team WHIP of 1.189 with a FIP of 3.83 as a unit this season. They are sitting at 21st in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 40. The San Francisco pitching staff have conceded 22 runs for the season while holding a team ERA of 3.40 (20 earned runs yielded). Their K/BB ratio comes in at 2.09 (48 strikeouts vs 23 free passes). They have relinquished 4 long balls and they give up 3.74 runs per 9 innings (11th in baseball).
Sitting with 10 save situations, the Giants have recorded 4 holds in addition to 3 blown saves. San Francisco has called on relief pitchers to step onto the hill in 6 save opportunities and they have come away with 3 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the mound 12 times in high leverage situations and also on 6 occasions with runners on. San Francisco relievers have an inherited score rate of 50.0% out of their 8 inherited runners. They rank 21st in MLB with a save percentage of 50.0%, and they have dispatched 24 bullpen pitchers onto the diamond for the year.
Cueto (128-90 career win-loss record) has earned a 3.42 earned run average while allowing 8.2 hits per nine innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.90 and he has gone up against 7,988 opposing hitters during his pro baseball career. He has conceded 731 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.198 and having a FIP of 3.8. So far in his MLB career, Cueto has surrendered 1,747 hits while he has tallied 1,619 K's in 1,925 frames.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Colorado (+105)
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