Houston Astros vs Colorado Rockies Prediction, 4/21/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Houston Astros vs Colorado Rockies
Date: Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Location: Coors Field in Denver, CO
TV: AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain
Odds/Point Spread: Houston (-141) Colorado (+130)
Jose Urquidy and the Houston Astros (7-8, 5th in AL West) travel to Coors Field on Wednesday where they'll take on the Colorado Rockies (4-12, 5th in NL West). The Rockies open this game at +130 while the Astros are priced at -141. The O/U is set at 10.5. The pitchers who are expected to start are Jose Urquidy and Austin Gomber.
The Astros have hit 27 two-baggers as a squad and have knocked 19 baseballs out of the stadium. Houston has a slugging percentage of .419 and have been called out on strikes 107 times, while drawing a walk on 46 occasions. As a team, the Houston Astros are notching 4.8 runs per game, which is 7th in MLB. They have accumulated 67 RBI's in addition to 131 hits this year, and their batting average sits at .253. They have earned 72 runs and have an on-base percentage of .320.
The Astros have compiled a team ERA of 4.36 on the campaign (20th in the league), and the staff has rung up 133 hitters. Their pitching staff has walked 52 opposing players and their FIP sits at 4.21 as a unit this season. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.56 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.25. Astros pitchers have relinquished 18 home runs and 66 runs in total (13th in the league).
Astros relief pitchers have entered the contest with runners on base 17 times in addition to having 14 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have tallied 9 holds so far this year (10th in the league). The Astros relief pitchers have earned a save percentage of 50.0% and has come into the game in 14 save situations. They have accumulated 2 saves over the course of the season and have blown 2 of their 4 chances to save the game. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 31 base runners so far this year and 32.3% of those runners ended up scoring. The Astros have sent 49 relief pitchers to the hill for the year.
The Houston Astros are sitting with 396 putouts for the season, in addition to 119 assists and 6 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .988 which has them sitting 7th in professional baseball, and have 111 double plays. The Astros have turned 71.5% of balls hit into play into outs in their 1,188 innings on the field, which ranks them 9th in the majors.
Urquidy has taken the mound for 86 innings and has racked up 76 strikeouts so far in his pro baseball career. His ERA is 3.63 (35 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.096. He has allowed 76 base hits (7.9 hits per 9 innings) and has 19 free passes. Urquidy (3-3 record in his career) has a FIP of 3.77 while he has gone up against 349 hitters in the majors.
Colorado has compiled 17 HRs over the course of the season and 61 runs batted in. They have hit 23 doubles, while walking 35 times and scoring 66 runs. The Colorado Rockies have accumulated an on-base percentage of .270 and a batting average of .221 on the season. The Rockies have a team SLG% of .385 and they average 4.12 runs per contest (17th in the league). They have been rung up on 145 occasions (16th in the league) and have earned 116 hits.
The Colorado pitching staff have surrendered 76 runs on the year while holding an ERA of 4.50 (69 earned runs relinquished). They have surrendered 17 homers and they allow 4.96 runs per 9 innings (21st in MLB). The Rockies have a team WHIP of 1.486 in addition to having a FIP of 4.59 as a unit for the season. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 1.74 (120 strikeouts vs 69 bases on balls). They rank 25th in baseball as a staff in total hits conceded with 136.
Colorado has called on bullpen pitchers to take the mound in 6 save chances and they have come away with 2 saves. They rank 28th in baseball holding a save rate of 33.3%, and they have sent 54 relievers onto the diamond on the year. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill 12 times in high leverage situations and on 15 occasions with runners on. Colorado relief pitchers have an inherited score rate of 24.0% out of 25 inherited base runners. With 8 save situations, the Rockies have 2 holds and also 4 blown saves.
The Colorado Rockies have twisted 11 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .990 (5th in the majors). The Rockies have 152 assists, 6 errors and have a tally of 414 putouts for the season. In their 1,242 innings played, the Rockies have earned a defensive efficiency of 69.4% (15th in professional baseball).
So far in his pro baseball career, Gomber has given up 108 base knocks while accumulating 108 punch outs in 119 innings. He has conceded 49 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.408 and a FIP of 4.0. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.80 and he has gone up against 518 hitters in his pro baseball career. Gomber (7-5 career record) holds a 3.70 ERA while allowing 8.1 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Colorado (+130)
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