Oakland Athletics vs Colorado Rockies Prediction, 6/5/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Oakland Athletics vs Colorado Rockies
Date: Saturday, June 5, 2021
Location: Coors Field in Denver, CO
TV: AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain
Odds/Point Spread: Oakland (-135) Colorado (+110)
Kyle Freeland and the Colorado Rockies (23-34, 4th in NL West) play the Oakland Athletics (33-25, 1st in AL West) at Coors Field on Saturday. The Rockies open this game at +110 while the Athletics are priced at -135. The over/under is set at 11. The pitchers who are expected to start will be Cole Irvin and Kyle Freeland.
The Athletics have accrued 95 doubles as a team and have knocked 73 baseballs out of the park. Oakland is slugging .405 and have struck out 515 times, while drawing a walk on 207 occasions. As a squad, the Oakland Athletics are earning 4.3 runs per contest, which has them sitting at 17th in MLB. They have accrued 231 RBI's and 430 hits for the season, while their average at the plate sits at .229. They have tallied 249 runs while having a team on-base percentage of .313.
The Athletics have compiled a team earned run average of 3.98 so far this season (15th in baseball), and they have rung up 487 batters. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 3.06 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.27. Athletics pitchers have surrendered 58 home runs and 248 total runs (18th in baseball). Their pitching staff has walked 159 hitters and their FIP is 3.74 as a team this year.
The Athletics bullpen have earned a save percentage of 70.0% and has stepped onto the mound in 44 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 67 runners for the season and 37.3% of those runners ended up crossing the plate. Athletics pitchers have come into the game with runners on base 43 times in addition to having 49 appearances in high leverage situations. The Athletics have dispatched 174 relievers to the mound this year. The relief pitchers have accumulated 24 holds so far this year (21st in MLB). They have accumulated 14 saves on the season and have blown 6 out of their 20 chances to get a save.
The Oakland Athletics have accumulated 1,541 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 439 assists and 30 errors. Their fielding rate is at .985 which ranks 7th in pro baseball, and they have turned 407 double plays. The Athletics have converted 68.8% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 4,623 innings, which ranks them 22nd in the majors.
Irvin has pitched in 108 innings and has totaled 80 strikeouts during his MLB career. His ERA is 5.22 (63 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.362. He has allowed 123 hits (10.2 hits per nine innings) and has 25 free passes. Irvin (5-9 career mark) has earned a FIP of 4.34 and he has gone up against 471 batters in the majors.
The Colorado Rockies have recorded an on-base percentage of .308 in addition to a batting average of .240 on the season. They have struck out on 491 occasions (18th in the league) and have totaled 446 base hits. Colorado has compiled 51 home runs this season as well as 233 RBIs. The Rockies have a SLG% of .388 and they are earning 4.35 runs per game (15th in baseball). They have hit 93 doubles, while taking a walk 173 times and racking up 248 runs.
The Rockies have a team WHIP of 1.403 in addition to having a FIP of 4.53 as a unit for the season. They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.06 (432 strikeouts against 210 free passes). They are currently ranked 24th in MLB as a staff in total hits given up with 468. They have given up 65 dingers and they surrender 5.25 runs per 9 innings (26th in MLB). The Colorado pitching staff have given up 282 runs for the season while having an ERA of 4.68 (251 earned runs yielded).
Sitting with 29 save situations, the Rockies have tallied 12 holds and also 9 blown saves. Colorado has had bullpen pitchers enter the contest in 17 save opportunities and they have come away with 8 saves. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 55 times in high leverage situations in addition to 53 occasions with runners on. Colorado relief pitchers have an inherited score rate of 39.3% out of their 84 inherited runners. They rank 28th in baseball holding a save percentage of 47.1%, and they have sent 182 relievers to the mound for the year.
The Colorado Rockies have twisted 48 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .981 (26th in professional baseball). The Rockies have racked up 527 assists, 39 errors and have notched a total of 1,450 putouts during this campaign. In their 4,350 innings on the diamond, the Rockies have earned a defensive efficiency of 68.9% (21st in MLB).
Freeland (33-32 career win-loss record) has earned a 4.17 ERA and has allowed 9.4 hits per nine innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.03 and he has faced 2,347 opposing hitters in his pro baseball career. He has allowed 251 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.413 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.5. So far in his MLB career, Freeland has given up 563 base knocks and he has 411 strikeouts in 541 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Oakland (-135)
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