Pittsburgh Pirates vs Colorado Rockies Prediction, 6/29/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Pittsburgh Pirates vs Colorado Rockies
Date: Tuesday, June 29, 2021
Location: Coors Field in Denver, CO
TV: AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain
Odds/Point Spread: Pittsburgh (+130) Colorado (-167)
Coors Field is the site where German Marquez and the Colorado Rockies (31-47, 4th in NL West) will play the Pittsburgh Pirates (29-47, 5th in NL Central) on Tuesday. The Pirates open this matchup at +130 while the Rockies are coming in at -167. The over/under has been set at 11. The starting pitchers are Chase De Jong and German Marquez.
As a squad, the Pittsburgh Pirates are recording 3.6 runs per contest, which puts them at 29th in the league. They have earned 275 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .303. The Pirates have accounted for 117 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 58 baseballs out of the park. They have earned 259 runs batted in and 585 base knocks over the course of the season, while their batting average sits at .232. Pittsburgh is slugging .357 and have been called out on strikes 629 times, while being walked on 236 occasions.
Pirates pitchers have surrendered 92 home runs and 360 runs (20th in MLB). They have walked 266 opposing players and their FIP is 4.46 as a team so far this year. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 2.32 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.32. The Pirates have a team ERA of 4.65 so far this season (23rd in baseball), and the staff has struck out 616 batters.
The Pirates relief pitchers have earned a save percentage of 73.3% and has come into the game in 48 save situations. The relievers have inherited 100 runners this season with 28.0% of those players ended up scoring. Pirates relief pitchers have entered the game with runners on 62 times in addition to having 58 appearances in high leverage situations. The Pirates have dispatched 261 relief pitchers to the hill for the season. The relief pitchers have earned 31 holds on the campaign (25th in baseball). They have compiled 11 saves for the year and have blown 4 of their 15 chances to get a save.
The Pirates have transformed 70.5% of balls hit into play into outs in their 5,907 innings on the field, which ranks them 11th in professional baseball. The Pittsburgh Pirates have 1,969 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 680 assists and 39 errors. Their fielding rate is holding at .985 which puts them in 6th in professional baseball, and they have turned 538 double plays.
De Jong has thrown 78 innings and has 58 punch outs so far in his MLB career. His ERA is 6.46 (56 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.615. He has allowed 89 base hits (10.3 hits per nine innings) and has 37 free passes. De Jong (1-7 career win-loss record) sits with a FIP of 5.80 while he has gone up against 351 opposing hitters during his time in the majors.
The Rockies hold a team slugging percentage of .391 and they score 4.31 runs per game (15th in baseball). They have recorded 126 two-baggers, while taking a walk 233 times and scoring 336 runs. Colorado has recorded 73 HRs this season as well as 317 RBIs. They have been rung up on 672 instances (18th in MLB) and have earned a total of 623 hits. The Colorado Rockies hold a team OBP of .308 in addition to a team batting average of .242 on the campaign.
The Rockies have a team WHIP of 1.421 in addition to having a FIP of 4.63 as a pitching staff on the campaign. They sit at 26th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 670. The Colorado pitching staff have conceded 403 runs for the season while holding a team ERA of 4.94 (366 earned runs relinquished). Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 2.14 (593 strikeouts vs 277 free passes). They have conceded 96 HR's and they give up 5.44 runs per 9 innings (28th in baseball).
Colorado has had relievers step onto the mound in 26 save chances and they have tallied 12 saves. They are ranked 28th in MLB with a save percentage of 46.2%, and they have dispatched 252 bullpen pitchers onto the diamond so far this season. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 80 times in high leverage situations and also on 74 occasions with runners on. Colorado relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 41.9% out of 117 inherited runners. With 50 save situations, the Rockies have accumulated 24 holds and also 14 blown saves.
The Colorado Rockies have twisted 73 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .982 (26th in professional baseball). The Rockies have racked up 758 assists, 51 errors and are sitting with 2,000 putouts this season. Out of their 6,000 innings on the field, the Rockies have earned a defensive efficiency of 68.2% (24th in the majors).
Marquez (48-36 win-loss record in his career) holds a 4.21 earned run average while allowing 8.8 hits per 9 innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 3.45 and he has faced 3,061 opposing batters during his career. He has given up a total of 339 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.271 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.8. In his pro baseball career, Marquez has given up 710 base hits and he has 729 K's in 724 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Pittsburgh (+130)
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