San Diego Padres vs Colorado Rockies Prediction, 5/12/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Diego Padres vs Colorado Rockies
Date: Wednesday, May 12, 2021
Location: Coors Field in Denver, CO
TV: AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain
Odds/Point Spread: San Diego (-130) Colorado (+120)
Yu Darvish and the San Diego Padres (19-16, 2nd in NL West) head to Coors Field on Wednesday where they'll take on the Colorado Rockies (12-22, 5th in NL West). The Padres open this game at -130 while the Rockies are priced at +120. The over/under opens at 8.5. The pitchers who are expected to start are Yu Darvish and Jon Gray.
As a unit, the San Diego Padres are scoring 4.0 runs per contest, which has them at 24th in the league. They have racked up 139 runs while holding a team OBP of .315. The Padres have accrued 42 doubles as a unit and have knocked 34 balls out of the stadium. They have earned 131 runs batted in and 272 base knocks on the season, while their average at the plate is .233. San Diego is slugging .364 and have been rung up 288 times, while taking a walk on 133 occasions.
The Padres are sitting with a team ERA of 2.89 this season (1st in the league), and they have struck out 378 batters. They have a K/BB ratio of 3.44 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.11. Padres pitchers have conceded 38 home runs and also 120 total runs (3rd in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 110 hitters and their FIP comes in at 3.53 as a squad over the course of the season.
The Padres have sent 140 relief pitchers to the mound on the campaign. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 36 runners this year and 22.2% of them earned a run for their team. They have earned 13 saves so far this year and have blown 6 of their 19 chances to get a save. The Padres relievers have a save percentage of 68.4% and has come into the game in 43 save situations. The relievers have notched 23 holds this year (6th in baseball). Padres relief pitchers have entered the game with runners on 23 times in addition to having 37 appearances in high leverage situations.
The San Diego Padres have earned 945 putouts for the season, as well as 304 assists and 29 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .977 which is 29th in pro baseball, and they have turned 255 double plays. The Padres have transformed 70.6% of balls in play into outs out of their 2,835 innings on the field, which has them ranked 12th in baseball.
Darvish (74-57 career mark) sits with a FIP of 3.41 while he has gone up against 4,826 opposing hitters during his time in the major leagues. He has surrendered 938 base hits (7.2 hits per 9 innings) with 410 walks. His ERA is 3.42 (445 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.151. Darvish has taken the hill for 1,170 innings and has earned 1,449 K's in his pro baseball career.
The Rockies have a team SLG% of .398 and they are recording 4.68 runs per contest (11th in the league). They have hit 49 doubles, while walking 98 times as well as recording 159 runs. Colorado has hit 36 home runs on the season to go along with 152 RBIs. They have been rung up on 290 occasions (20th in the league) and are sitting with 272 base hits. The Colorado Rockies have tallied a team OBP of .305 as well as a batting average of .242 for the year.
The Colorado pitching staff have surrendered 183 runs for the season while holding a team ERA of 5.20 (167 earned runs allowed). They have surrendered 42 homers and they concede 5.70 runs per 9 innings (30th in the league). The Rockies hold a team WHIP of 1.522 in addition to having a FIP of 4.70 as a pitching staff on the year. Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 1.91 (261 strikeouts vs 137 bases on balls). They are currently ranked 28th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 303.
Colorado bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 34.8% out of their 46 inherited base runners. Their relievers have taken the field 28 times in high leverage situations and also on 27 occasions with runners on base. With 16 save situations, the Rockies have tallied 7 holds and also 5 blown saves. They are ranked 26th in MLB holding a save percentage of 44.4%, and they have dispatched 113 relief pitchers to the hill this year. Colorado has had bullpen pitchers enter the game in 9 save chances and they have come away with 4 saves.
The Colorado Rockies have turned 26 double plays and have a fielding rate of .981 (20th in MLB). The Rockies have recorded 314 assists, 23 errors and have earned 867 putouts so far this year. In 2,601 innings played, the Rockies have a efficiency on defense of 67.2% (28th in pro baseball).
So far in his pro baseball career, Gray has conceded 722 hits while earning 730 K's in 720 innings pitched. Gray (49-39 career mark) is the owner of a 4.51 ERA while allowing 9.0 hits per nine innings. He has allowed a total of 361 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.332 and a FIP of 3.8. His strikeout to walk ratio is 3.07 and he has faced 3,079 opposing batters during his MLB career.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Colorado (+120)
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