New York Mets vs Colorado Rockies Prediction, 4/18/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Mets vs Colorado Rockies
Date: Sunday, April 18, 2021
Location: Coors Field in Denver, CO
TV: AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain
Odds/Point Spread: New York (-170) Colorado (+157)
Coors Field is the venue where Antonio Senzatela and the Colorado Rockies (3-10, 5th in NL West) will take on the New York Mets (5-3, 1st in NL East) on Sunday. The Rockies open this contest at +157 while the Mets are coming in at -170. The O/U opens at 10.5. The expected starting pitchers are Marcus Stroman and Antonio Senzatela.
New York has a slugging % of .368 and have struck out 67 times, while taking a walk on 34 occasions. They have compiled 26 runs batted in in addition to 63 hits so far this season, while their team batting average sits at .252. The Mets have compiled 10 two-baggers as a squad and have knocked 5 balls out of the park. They have a total of 29 runs scored and hold an OBP of .358. As a unit, the New York Mets are recording 3.6 runs per outing, which puts them at 27th in the league.
The Mets hold a team ERA of 2.82 for the season (2nd in the league), and they have rung up 79 batters. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 4.16 and the pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.10. Mets pitchers have yielded 6 home runs and also 26 runs in total (1st in MLB). They have walked 19 opposing hitters and their FIP sits at 2.98 as a squad for the year.
The Mets have sent 21 relievers to the hill so far this season. The relievers have inherited 11 runners this year with 45.5% of them crossed home plate. They have accumulated 0 saves so far this year and have blown 2 of 2 chances to save the game. The Mets relief pitchers have a save rate of 0.0% and has entered the game in 6 save situations. The bullpen have notched 4 holds for the season (21st in the league). Mets bullpen pitchers have come into the game with runners on 6 times as well as having 8 appearances in high leverage situations.
Stroman has thrown 861 innings and has racked up 701 K's during his pro baseball career. Stroman (53-47 career record) holds a FIP of 3.65 while he has gone up against 3,593 batters during his time in the major leagues. His earned run average is 3.72 (356 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.284. He has given up 860 hits (9.0 hits per 9 innings) and has 246 free passes.
The Rockies hold a slugging percentage of .388 and they earn 4.23 runs per contest (16th in baseball). They have 18 doubles, while taking a walk 32 times and putting up 55 runs. Colorado has recorded 15 long balls on the season to go along with 50 runs batted in. They have struck out on 117 occasions (19th in MLB) and are sitting with 100 base knocks. The Colorado Rockies have accounted for an on-base percentage of .277 and a team batting average of .224 so far this season.
The Rockies hold a team WHIP of 1.583 in addition to having a FIP of 5.09 as a staff for the season. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.52 (100 strikeouts vs 66 bases on balls). They have a ranking of 26th in baseball as a staff in total hits relinquished with 116. They have yielded 16 long balls and they concede 5.32 runs per 9 innings (24th in MLB). The Colorado pitching staff have given up 68 runs on the campaign while having a team ERA of 4.85 (62 earned runs relinquished).
Colorado relievers have an inherited score percentage of 24.0% out of their 25 inherited base runners. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill 10 times in high leverage situations and on 15 occasions with runners on. With 6 save situations, the Rockies have accumulated 1 hold and 3 blown saves. They sit at 24th in MLB holding a save rate of 40.0%, and they have dispatched 49 bullpen pitchers onto the diamond this season. Colorado has had relievers step onto the mound in 5 save opportunities and they have converted 2 saves.
So far in his career, Senzatela has given up 472 hits and he has 295 strikeouts in 437 frames. He has allowed 246 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.439 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.8. He has a K/BB ratio of 1.88 and he has gone up against 1,904 hitters in his MLB career. Senzatela (33-27 record in his career) has a 5.07 ERA while allowing 9.7 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Colorado (+157)
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