Pittsburgh Pirates vs Colorado Rockies Prediction, 6/30/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Pittsburgh Pirates vs Colorado Rockies
Date: Wednesday, June 30, 2021
Location: Coors Field in Denver, CO
TV: AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain
Odds/Point Spread: Pittsburgh (+100) Colorado (-125)
Jon Gray and the Colorado Rockies (32-47, 4th in NL West) play the Pittsburgh Pirates (29-48, 5th in NL Central) at Coors Field on Wednesday. The Rockies open this contest at -125 while the Pirates are coming in at +100. The over/under opens at 11. The pitchers who are expected to start are Chad Kuhl and Jon Gray.
The Pirates have recorded 117 two-baggers as a team and have knocked 58 baseballs out of the park. Pittsburgh has a slugging % of .355 and have struck out 638 times, while being walked on 237 occasions. As a unit, the Pittsburgh Pirates are putting up 3.6 runs per outing, which is 30th in MLB. They have accrued 259 runs batted in and 591 base knocks for the season, and their team batting average is sitting at .232. They have a total of 275 runs while having a team on-base percentage of .302.
The Pirates have compiled a team earned run average of 4.62 this year (23rd in the league), and their staff has struck out 622 batters. They have walked 270 opposing batters and their FIP comes in at 4.47 as a squad over the course of the season. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.30 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.32. Pirates pitchers have allowed 93 home runs and 362 runs (20th in the league).
The Pirates relief pitchers have recorded a save percentage of 73.3% and has come into the game in 48 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 100 base runners over the course of the season and 28.0% of them crossed home plate. Pirates relief pitchers have come into the game with opponents on base 62 times and also have had 58 appearances in high leverage situations. The Pirates have dispatched 264 relief pitchers to the mound so far this year. The relief pitchers have recorded 31 holds on the season (26th in MLB). They have 11 saves on the campaign and have blown 4 of 15 save chances.
The Pittsburgh Pirates have amassed 1,993 putouts thus far, as well as 687 assists and 40 errors. Their fielding rate is currently at .985 which puts them in 8th in MLB, and they have turned 544 double plays. The Pirates have turned 70.6% of balls in play into outs out of 5,979 innings, which has them sitting 11th in pro baseball.
Kuhl has taken the hill for 400 frames and has 349 K's so far in his pro baseball career. His earned run average is 4.43 (197 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.416. He has surrendered 389 base hits (8.7 hits per 9 innings) and has 178 walks. Kuhl (22-27 win-loss record in his career) holds a FIP of 4.57 while he has faced 1,732 hitters in the major leagues.
The Colorado Rockies have accumulated a team on-base percentage of .308 as well as a team batting average of .242 so far this season. They have struck out on 678 occasions (18th in MLB) and have accounted for 628 hits. Colorado has a total of 74 HRs this year and 319 RBIs. The Rockies have a slugging percentage of .391 and they earn 4.28 runs per contest (15th in the league). They have recorded 127 two-baggers, while taking a walk 237 times as well as scoring 338 runs.
The Rockies hold a team WHIP of 1.413 with a FIP of 4.59 as a staff this year. Their K/BB ratio comes in at 2.17 (602 strikeouts vs 278 bases on balls). They have a ranking of 26th in the league as a staff in total hits conceded with 676. They have relinquished 96 homers and they relinquish 5.37 runs per 9 innings (27th in MLB). The Colorado pitching staff have conceded 403 runs for the season while holding a team ERA of 4.88 (366 earned runs conceded).
Colorado bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 41.9% of 117 inherited runners. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 82 times in high leverage situations and on 74 occasions with runners on base. With 54 save situations, the Rockies have compiled 27 holds and 14 blown saves. They rank 27th in the league holding a save rate of 48.1%, and they have sent 256 bullpen pitchers to the hill for the year. Colorado has had relievers enter the contest in 27 save opportunities and they have come away with 13 saves.
The Colorado Rockies have twisted 73 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .982 (25th in professional baseball). The Rockies have recorded 770 assists, 52 errors and have accounted for 2,027 putouts this year. In 6,081 innings on the field, the Rockies hold a efficiency on defense of 68.3% (24th in pro baseball).
During his MLB career, Gray has surrendered 749 base knocks while accumulating 752 strikeouts in 748 frames. He has given up 377 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.334 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.9. He has a K/BB ratio of 3.02 and he has gone up against 3,202 batters so far in his career. Gray (49-43 win-loss mark in his career) has a 4.53 ERA and has given up 9.0 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Colorado (-125)
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