Philadelphia Phillies vs Colorado Rockies Prediction, 4/23/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Philadelphia Phillies vs Colorado Rockies
Date: Friday, April 23, 2021
Location: Coors Field in Denver, CO
TV: AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain
Odds/Point Spread: Philadelphia (+120) Colorado (-130)
German Marquez and the Colorado Rockies (6-12, 5th in NL West) play the Philadelphia Phillies (9-9, 2nd in NL East) at Coors Field on Friday. The moneyline on this contest has the Phillies coming in at +120 and the Rockies are at -130. The O/U has been set at 10.5. The pitchers who are expected to start are Vince Velasquez and German Marquez.
As a squad, the Philadelphia Phillies are notching 3.9 runs per game, which ranks them 21st in MLB. They have earned 70 runs scored and have an OBP of .318. The Phillies have tallied 25 doubles as a unit and have hit 18 balls out of the stadium. They have amassed 66 RBI's and 139 hits on the year, and their team batting average comes in at .241. Philadelphia has a slugging rate of .382 and have struck out 178 times, while being walked on 58 occasions.
Phillies pitchers have relinquished 25 long balls and 76 runs in total (13th in the league). They have walked 51 batters and their FIP is 4.29 as a unit on the campaign. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 3.12 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.26. The Phillies hold a team earned run average of 4.18 over the course of the season (15th in the league), and the staff has struck out 159 batters.
Phillies bullpen pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on base 12 times in addition to having 19 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers have 2 holds this year (30th in the league). The Phillies relief pitchers have recorded a save percentage of 42.9% and has stepped onto the mound in 9 save situations. They have compiled 3 saves on the year and have missed out on 4 of their 7 save chances. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 21 runners so far this season with 28.6% of them earned a run for their team. The Phillies have sent 53 relievers to the hill this season.
The Phillies have turned 70.0% of baseballs in play into outs in their 1,398 innings on the field, which has them sitting 15th in baseball. The Philadelphia Phillies have amassed 466 putouts over the course of the season, as well as 147 assists and 8 errors. Their fielding rate is currently at .987 which ranks 8th in baseball, and they have turned 117 double plays.
Velasquez has pitched in 560 innings and is sitting with 624 strikeouts so far in his pro baseball career. His earned run average is 4.75 (296 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.386. He has conceded 550 base knocks (8.8 hits per nine innings) and has had 227 free passes. Velasquez (28-35 record in his career) sits with a FIP of 4.34 while going up against 2,419 batters during his time in the majors.
The Colorado Rockies have a team on-base percentage of .283 as well as a team batting average of .229 so far this season. They have struck out on 159 occasions (18th in the league) and have earned a total of 134 hits. Colorado has knocked in 20 long balls on the campaign to go along with 73 runs batted in. The Rockies hold a slugging % of .401 and they have an average of 4.33 runs per game (16th in baseball). They have hit 29 doubles, while taking a walk 43 times as well as recording 78 runs.
The Rockies have a WHIP of 1.417 with a FIP of 4.42 as a staff this year. Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 1.79 (134 strikeouts against 75 walks). They are currently ranked 22nd in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 146. They have given up 18 homers and they allow 4.67 runs per 9 innings (15th in MLB). The Colorado pitching staff have allowed 81 runs for the season while holding an ERA of 4.21 (73 earned runs conceded).
Colorado has called on relievers to take the mound in 6 save chances and they have come away with 2 saves. They rank 30th in the league with a save percentage of 33.3%, and they have dispatched 60 relief pitchers onto the field on the year. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill 14 times in high leverage situations and also on 16 occasions with runners on. Colorado bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 23.1% out of 26 inherited runners. Sitting with 10 save situations, the Rockies have accrued 4 holds in addition to 4 blown saves.
Out of their 1,404 innings on the field, the Rockies are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 70.3% (13th in MLB). The Colorado Rockies have turned 14 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .988 (7th in the majors). The Rockies have accrued 175 assists, 8 errors and have earned a total of 468 putouts this year.
Thus far in his career, Marquez has conceded 652 base knocks while he has tallied 660 strikeouts in 657 innings. Marquez (43-31 win-loss record in his career) is the owner of a 4.22 ERA while giving up 8.9 hits per 9 innings. He has conceded a total of 308 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.274 and a FIP of 3.9. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.57 and he has gone up against 2,778 batters in his MLB career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Colorado (-130)
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