Pittsburgh Pirates vs Colorado Rockies Prediction, 6/28/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Pittsburgh Pirates vs Colorado Rockies
Date: Monday, June 28, 2021
Location: Coors Field in Denver, CO
TV: AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain
Odds/Point Spread: Pittsburgh (+100) Colorado (-125)
Coors Field is the site where Kyle Freeland and the Colorado Rockies (31-46, 4th in NL West) will take on the Pittsburgh Pirates (28-47, 5th in NL Central) on Monday. The odds on this contest have the Pirates priced at +100 and the Rockies are at -125. The O/U opens at 11. The pitchers taking the mound are Chase De Jong and Kyle Freeland.
Pittsburgh has a slugging % of .355 and have struck out 618 times, while drawing a walk on 231 occasions. They have 253 RBI's as well as 573 hits for the season, and their team batting average is .231. The Pirates have hit 117 doubles as a team and have hit 56 baseballs out of the stadium. They have notched a total of 268 runs while holding a team OBP of .302. As a unit, the Pittsburgh Pirates are notching 3.6 runs per game, which puts them at 30th in the league.
The Pirates have a team ERA of 4.69 so far this year (24th in MLB), and their staff has rung up 610 hitters. They have walked 264 opposing hitters and their FIP comes in at 4.50 as a unit on the campaign. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.31 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.33. Pirates pitchers have yielded 92 home runs and 358 runs (21st in the league).
Pirates bullpen pitchers have come into the game with runners on base 62 times in addition to having 58 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers have 31 holds on the season (25th in baseball). The Pirates relievers have earned a save rate of 73.3% and has entered the game in 48 save situations. They have compiled 11 saves on the year and have missed out on 4 out of their 15 save opportunities. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 100 runners this year and 28.0% of them ended up scoring. The Pirates have sent 259 relief pitchers to the hill for the year.
The Pirates have turned 70.1% of balls hit into play into outs in their 5,673 innings, which has them ranked 14th in pro baseball. The Pittsburgh Pirates have a total of 1,891 putouts thus far, in addition to 655 assists and 39 errors. Their fielding rate is at .985 which ranks 7th in the majors, and they have turned 516 double plays.
De Jong has taken the hill for 78 innings and has 58 strikeouts so far in his pro baseball career. His ERA is 6.46 (56 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.615. He has allowed 89 base knocks (10.3 hits per 9 innings) with 37 free passes. De Jong (1-7 mark in his career) sits with a FIP of 5.80 and he has faced 351 opposing batters in the majors.
Colorado has recorded 73 home runs for the year to go along with 317 RBIs. They have recorded 126 doubles, while taking a walk 231 times as well as notching 336 runs. The Colorado Rockies have accumulated a team on-base percentage of .310 and a team batting average of .244 so far this year. The Rockies have a slugging percentage of .394 and they are earning 4.36 runs per contest (14th in baseball). They have been called out on strikes on 662 occasions (18th in MLB) and have tallied 619 base hits.
The Rockies have a WHIP of 1.421 in addition to having a FIP of 4.62 as a team this year. Their K/BB ratio sits at 2.15 (584 strikeouts vs 272 free passes). They come in at 26th in baseball as a staff in total hits surrendered with 663. They have given up 94 home runs and they yield 5.44 runs per 9 innings (27th in the league). The Colorado pitching staff have surrendered 398 runs so far this season while having an ERA of 4.94 (361 earned runs yielded).
Sitting with 50 save situations, the Rockies have tallied 24 holds in addition to 14 blown saves. Colorado has called on bullpen pitchers to step onto the hill in 26 save opportunities and they have recorded 12 saves. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill 80 times in high leverage situations in addition to 73 occasions with runners on. Colorado relievers have an inherited score percentage of 41.4% out of their 116 inherited runners. They rank 28th in baseball holding a save percentage of 46.2%, and they have sent 249 relievers to the mound this year.
In their 5,763 innings played, the Rockies are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 68.4% (24th in baseball). The Colorado Rockies have turned 71 double plays and have a fielding rate of .982 (26th in the majors). The Rockies have 736 assists, 50 errors and have earned 1,921 putouts on the campaign.
Freeland (33-34 win-loss mark in his career) has earned a 4.34 ERA while allowing 9.6 hits per 9 innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.05 and he has faced 2,437 opposing batters during his pro baseball career. He has given up a total of 270 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.432 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.7. So far in his career, Freeland has conceded 595 hits while totaling 424 K's in 560 frames.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Colorado (-125)
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