Colorado Rockies vs San Francisco Giants Prediction, 8/14/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Colorado Rockies vs San Francisco Giants
Date: Saturday, August 14, 2021
Location: Oracle Park in San Francisco, CA
TV: NBC Sports Bay Area
Odds/Point Spread: Colorado (+170) San Francisco (-222)
Kyle Freeland and the Colorado Rockies (51-64, 4th in NL West) head to Oracle Park on Saturday where they'll meet the San Francisco Giants (74-41, 1st in NL West). The odds on this matchup have the Rockies coming in at +170 and the Giants are at -222. The total has been set at 8. The pitchers taking the mound will be Kyle Freeland and Sammy Long.
As a unit, the Colorado Rockies are recording 4.5 runs per game, which is 16th in baseball. They are sitting with 515 runs while holding a team OBP of .317. The Rockies have compiled 195 doubles as a team and have smacked 123 balls out of the park. They have compiled 490 runs batted in in addition to 949 hits on the campaign, while their team batting average is at .248. Colorado is slugging .408 and have been called out on strikes 957 times, while drawing a walk on 353 occasions.
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The Rockies have a team earned run average of 4.74 on the campaign (25th in the league), and they have rung up 916 hitters. Their pitching staff has walked 386 batters and their FIP is 4.39 as a unit for the season. Their K/BB ratio is 2.37 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.37. Rockies pitchers have surrendered 134 home runs and 561 runs (22nd in baseball).
Rockies bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill with opponents on base 91 times and also have had 108 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers have a total of 41 holds this year (29th in baseball). The Rockies bullpen have a save percentage of 52.5% and stepped onto the hill in 81 save situations. They have 21 saves so far this season and have blown 19 of their 40 save chances. The relief pitchers have inherited 141 runners for the season with 40.4% of them crossed home plate. The Rockies have dispatched 364 relievers to the mound this season.
The Colorado Rockies are sitting with 2,973 putouts thus far, as well as 1,078 assists and 60 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .985 which has them sitting 10th in pro baseball, and they have turned 775 double plays. The Rockies have transformed 68.6% of balls hit into play into outs in their 8,919 innings on the field, which has them sitting at 25th in the majors.
Freeland has taken the mound for 605 innings and has accumulated 462 punch outs so far in his career. His earned run average is 4.22 (284 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.408. He has given up 637 base hits (9.5 hits per 9 innings) and has 215 free passes. Freeland (36-38 win-loss record in his career) sits with a FIP of 4.54 and he has faced 2,616 opposing hitters in the majors.
San Francisco has hit 175 HRs so far this year to go along with 544 RBIs. They have recorded 185 two-baggers, while taking a walk 433 times as well as putting up 571 runs. The San Francisco Giants have a team on-base percentage of .326 in addition to a batting average of .246 for the season. The Giants have a SLG% of .439 and they score 4.97 runs per game (7th in MLB). They have struck out on 1,070 instances (7th in MLB) and have notched a total of 948 hits.
The San Francisco pitching staff have given up 428 runs on the year while having an ERA of 3.32 (379 earned runs surrendered). They have conceded 115 dingers and they relinquish 3.75 runs per 9 innings (3rd in baseball). The Giants have a WHIP of 1.122 in addition to having a FIP of 3.70 as a unit so far this year. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 3.30 (1,005 strikeouts vs 305 walks). They are sitting at 5th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 846.
San Francisco has called on bullpen pitchers to step onto the hill in 62 save chances and they have walked away with 40 saves. They are currently ranked 9th in MLB with a save rate of 64.5%, and they have sent 401 relievers to the hill so far this season. Their bullpen pitchers have come in 132 times in high leverage situations and also on 77 occasions with runners on. San Francisco bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 38.9% out of 108 inherited base runners. Sitting with 136 save situations, the Giants have tallied 71 holds in addition to 22 blown saves.
In 9,240 innings on the field, the Giants have earned a defensive efficiency of 72.0% (1st in pro baseball). The San Francisco Giants have turned 82 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .987 (4th in the majors). The Giants have recorded 1,037 assists, 54 errors and have earned 3,080 putouts so far this season.
During his career, Long has allowed 24 base knocks while he has totaled 27 strikeouts in 26 innings. He has given up a total of 17 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.253 and a FIP of 3.4. He has a K/BB ratio of 3.00 and he has faced 115 opposing hitters during his pro baseball career. Long (1-1 record in his career) is the owner of a 5.81 earned run average and has conceded 8.2 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Colorado (+170)
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