New York Mets vs Colorado Rockies Prediction, 4/16/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Mets vs Colorado Rockies
Date: Friday, April 16, 2021
Location: Coors Field in Denver, CO
TV: AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain
Odds/Point Spread: New York (-118) Colorado (+108)
Joey Lucchesi and the New York Mets (5-3, 1st in NL East) are headed to Coors Field on Friday where they'll take on the Colorado Rockies (3-9, 5th in NL West). The Mets open this game at -118 while the Rockies are coming in at +108. The total is set at 8.5. The starting pitchers are Joey Lucchesi and Chi Chi Gonzalez.
As a unit, the New York Mets are notching 3.6 runs per outing, which puts them at 26th in the league. They have earned 29 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .358. The Mets have accounted for 10 two-baggers as a squad and have smacked 5 balls out of the park. They have earned 26 runs batted in and 63 base knocks on the campaign, while their average at the plate is sitting at .252. New York has a slugging percentage of .368 and have struck out 67 times, while drawing a walk on 34 occasions.
The Mets have a team earned run average of 2.82 so far this season (3rd in baseball), and the staff has rung up 79 batters. Their K/BB ratio is 4.16 and their pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.09. Mets pitchers have yielded 6 home runs and 26 runs in total (1st in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 19 opposing players and their FIP comes in at 2.97 as a team on the campaign.
The Mets relief pitchers have entered the game in 6 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 11 runners this year and 45.5% of those runners ended up crossing the plate. Mets relief pitchers have come into the game with opponents on base 6 times as well as having 8 appearances in high leverage situations. The Mets have sent 21 relievers to the mound on the year. The relief pitchers have accumulated 4 holds for the year (18th in the league). They have blown 2 out of their 2 save opportunities.
Lucchesi has taken the ball for 301 frames and has earned 311 K's during his career. His ERA is 4.18 (140 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.274. He has conceded 283 base knocks (8.5 hits per nine innings) and has 101 free passes. Lucchesi (18-20 career win-loss mark) sits with a FIP of 4.19 and he has faced 1,273 opposing batters during his time in the major leagues.
The Colorado Rockies have tallied an OBP of .275 and a team batting average of .221 this season. They have struck out on 109 occasions (18th in the league) and are sitting with 91 base hits. Colorado has knocked in 13 home runs over the course of the season to go along with 46 RBIs. The Rockies hold a team slugging % of .382 and they score 4.17 runs per contest (17th in baseball). They have hit 17 doubles, while walking 30 times and scoring 50 runs.
The Colorado pitching staff have given up 61 runs on the season while having an ERA of 4.63 (55 earned runs allowed). They have conceded 14 long balls and they concede 5.13 runs per 9 innings (20th in the league). The Rockies have a team WHIP of 1.570 and are the owners of a FIP of 5.02 as a pitching staff so far this season. Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 1.49 (91 strikeouts vs 61 bases on balls). They are sitting at 27th in the league as a staff in total hits given up with 107.
Colorado has called on bullpen pitchers to step onto the hill in 4 save opportunities and they have converted 2 saves. They are ranked 21st in baseball with a save percentage of 50.0%, and they have sent 46 relievers onto the field so far this season. Their relievers have come in 8 times in high leverage situations and also on 14 occasions with runners on. Colorado relievers have an inherited score percentage of 22.7% out of their 22 inherited runners. With 5 save situations, the Rockies have earned 1 hold and also 2 blown saves.
In his MLB career, Gonzalez has allowed 160 hits and he has 104 strikeouts in 170 frames. He has conceded a total of 95 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.471 and being the owner of a FIP of 5.3. He has a K/BB ratio of 1.16 and he has gone up against 753 hitters during his pro baseball career. Gonzalez (7-16 career mark) has earned a 5.03 earned run average and has given up 8.5 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Colorado (+108)
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