San Diego Padres vs Colorado Rockies Prediction, 8/18/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Diego Padres vs Colorado Rockies
Date: Wednesday, August 18, 2021
Location: Coors Field in Denver, CO
TV: AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain
Odds/Point Spread: San Diego (-1258) Colorado (+100)
Jake Arrieta and the San Diego Padres (67-54, 3rd in NL West) travel to Coors Field on Wednesday where they'll meet the Colorado Rockies (53-66, 4th in NL West). The Rockies open this contest at +100 while the Padres are coming in at -1258. The over/under opens at 13. The starting pitchers are Jake Arrieta and Austin Gomber.
San Diego has a slugging rate of .411 and have struck out 997 times, while drawing a walk on 451 occasions. They have accrued 544 runs batted in and 990 hits on the campaign, while their batting average is .247. The Padres have recorded 194 doubles as a squad and have knocked 142 balls out of the park. They have a total of 572 runs and have an on-base percentage of .328. As a squad, the San Diego Padres are earning 4.7 runs per contest, which has them sitting at 10th in MLB.
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The Padres have compiled a team ERA of 3.68 this season (7th in MLB), and they have rung up 1,153 hitters. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.08 and the pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.24. Padres pitchers have surrendered 139 home runs in addition to 483 runs in total (10th in the league). They have walked 374 players from the other team and their FIP is 3.95 as a team on the season.
Padres bullpen pitchers have entered the game with runners on 72 times as well as having 114 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers have notched 78 holds over the course of the season (3rd in MLB). The Padres relievers have earned a save percentage of 64.4% and stepped onto the hill in 139 save situations. They have accumulated 38 saves on the season and have blown 21 of 59 save opportunities. The relief pitchers have inherited 103 runners on the campaign and 25.2% of them crossed home plate. The Padres have sent 452 relief pitchers to the mound for the year.
The Padres have transformed 69.2% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 9,621 innings on the field, ranking them 19th in baseball. The San Diego Padres have amassed 3,207 putouts on the year, in addition to 1,074 assists and 66 errors. Their fielding rate is currently at .985 which puts them in 13th in baseball, and they have turned 837 double plays.
Arrieta has pitched in 1,600 innings and has tallied 1,424 strikeouts in his MLB career. His ERA is 3.93 (698 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.249. He has given up 1,432 base hits (8.1 hits per 9 innings) and has 566 walks. Arrieta (115-90 mark in his career) has a FIP of 3.98 while he has gone up against 6,695 opposing batters during his time in the major leagues.
Colorado has knocked in 128 home runs for the year to go along with 506 RBIs. They have recorded 200 doubles, while getting a free base 362 times as well as notching 531 runs. The Colorado Rockies are sitting with a team on-base percentage of .316 and a batting average of .248 on the year. The Rockies hold a team slugging % of .408 and they score 4.46 runs per game (16th in MLB). They have struck out on 986 instances (24th in baseball) and have accounted for 982 hits.
The Colorado pitching staff have given up 577 runs over the course of the season and come in with a team ERA of 4.72 (537 earned runs conceded). They have relinquished 136 home runs and they surrender 5.07 runs per 9 innings (21st in MLB). The Rockies have a team WHIP of 1.373 and have a FIP of 4.35 as a unit this season. Their K/BB ratio comes in at 2.40 (944 strikeouts vs 394 walks). They are sitting at 23rd in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 1,013.
Colorado has called on bullpen pitchers to enter the contest in 42 save chances and they have earned 22 saves. They rank 27th in baseball with a save percentage of 52.4%, and they have sent 377 bullpen pitchers onto the diamond for the year. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 109 times in high leverage situations in addition to 93 occasions with runners on base. Colorado bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 39.7% out of their 146 inherited base runners. With 85 save situations, the Rockies have compiled 43 holds in addition to 20 blown saves.
Out of their 9,225 innings on the field, the Rockies are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 68.4% (26th in pro baseball). The Colorado Rockies have twisted 105 double plays and have a fielding rate of .986 (9th in pro baseball). The Rockies have accrued 1,120 assists, 61 errors and are sitting with 3,075 putouts so far this season.
Gomber (16-10 mark in his career) has earned a 3.90 ERA while allowing 8.1 hits per 9 innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.49 and he has gone up against 871 opposing batters during his MLB career. He has allowed 89 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.281 and having a FIP of 3.9. In his pro baseball career, Gomber has allowed 185 base knocks while tallying 194 strikeouts in 205 frames.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take San Diego (-1258)
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