Oakland Athletics vs Colorado Rockies Prediction, 6/4/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Oakland Athletics vs Colorado Rockies
Date: Friday, June 4, 2021
Location: Coors Field in Denver, CO
TV: AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain
Odds/Point Spread: Oakland (-152) Colorado (+120)
Jon Gray and the Colorado Rockies (22-34, 4th in NL West) host the Oakland Athletics (33-25, 1st in AL West) at Coors Field on Friday. The Rockies open this matchup at +120 while the Athletics are priced at -152. The over/under has been set at 11. The expected starting pitchers are Frankie Montas and Jon Gray.
As a squad, the Oakland Athletics are scoring 4.3 runs per game, which puts them at 16th in the league. They have tallied 249 runs scored and hold an OBP of .313. The Athletics have compiled 95 doubles as a squad and have hit 73 baseballs out of the stadium. They have accrued 231 runs batted in and 430 base knocks on the season, while their batting average sits at .229. Oakland has a slugging percentage of .405 and have struck out 515 times, while being walked on 207 occasions.
The Athletics have compiled a team earned run average of 3.98 this season (15th in the league), and the staff has struck out 487 batters. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 3.06 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.27. Athletics pitchers have relinquished 58 home runs and also 248 total runs (18th in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 159 opposing batters and their FIP sits at 3.75 as a team for the year.
The Athletics have sent 174 relievers to the hill on the campaign. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 67 runners so far this year with 37.3% of those players crossed home plate. They have earned 14 saves so far this season and have not converted 6 of 20 chances to save the game. The Athletics bullpen have compiled a save rate of 70.0% and has stepped onto the mound in 44 save situations. The relief pitchers have tallied 24 holds so far this season (20th in MLB). Athletics pitchers have entered the contest with runners on base 43 times in addition to having 49 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Athletics have transformed 68.8% of balls in play into outs in their 4,623 innings on the diamond, which has them ranked 21st in pro baseball. The Oakland Athletics have 1,541 putouts this season, as well as 439 assists and 30 errors. Their fielding rate is holding steady at .985 which puts them in 7th in baseball, and have earned 407 double plays.
Montas (23-19 win-loss record in his career) holds a FIP of 4.14 while facing 1,394 opposing batters in the major leagues. He has conceded 334 base hits (9.4 hits per 9 innings) and has had 113 walks. His ERA is 4.25 (151 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.398. Montas has pitched in 319 frames and has tallied 325 strikeouts in his MLB career.
The Colorado Rockies have an OBP of .305 as well as a team batting average of .236 on the campaign. They have been rung up on 485 occasions (18th in the league) and have a total of 430 hits. Colorado has tallied 50 home runs so far this year as well as 222 RBIs. The Rockies hold a slugging % of .384 and they average 4.23 runs per contest (18th in baseball). They have 88 two-baggers, while walking 171 times and racking up 237 runs.
The Rockies have a WHIP of 1.411 with a FIP of 4.52 as a squad over the course of the season. They are currently ranked 25th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 462. The Colorado pitching staff have conceded 276 runs for the season and come in with a team ERA of 4.65 (245 earned runs conceded). They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.04 (422 strikeouts against 207 bases on balls). They have conceded 63 dingers and they relinquish 5.24 runs per 9 innings (26th in the league).
With 29 save situations, the Rockies have 12 holds in addition to 9 blown saves. Colorado has called on bullpen pitchers to enter the contest in 17 save opportunities and they have earned 8 saves. Their relief pitchers have taken the field 55 times in high leverage situations and also on 53 occasions with runners on base. Colorado relievers have an inherited score percentage of 39.3% out of their 84 inherited runners. They are currently ranked 28th in the league with a save rate of 47.1%, and they have sent 179 relievers onto the diamond over the course of the season.
The Colorado Rockies have twisted 47 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .980 (27th in baseball). The Rockies have 520 assists, 39 errors and have accounted for 1,423 putouts this season. In 4,269 innings played, the Rockies have accumulated a efficiency on defense of 68.7% (22nd in professional baseball).
Thus far in his career, Gray has allowed 740 base knocks while tallying 742 punch outs in 741 innings. He has allowed 372 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.332 and a FIP of 3.9. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.00 and he has gone up against 3,169 opposing batters so far in his pro baseball career. Gray (49-42 win-loss mark in his career) has earned a 4.52 earned run average and has conceded 9.0 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Oakland (-152)
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