San Francisco Giants vs Colorado Rockies Prediction, 5/4/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Francisco Giants vs Colorado Rockies
Date: Tuesday, May 4, 2021
Location: Coors Field in Denver, CO
TV: AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain
Odds/Point Spread: San Francisco (+107) Colorado (-117)
Alex Wood and the San Francisco Giants (17-11, 1st in NL West) are headed to Coors Field on Tuesday where they'll meet the Colorado Rockies (10-18, 5th in NL West). The Rockies open this matchup at -117 while the Giants are coming in at +107. The over/under opens at 9. The pitchers taking the mound are Alex Wood and Jhoulys Chacin.
San Francisco is slugging .388 and have struck out 265 times, while being walked on 103 occasions. They have tallied 112 runs batted in in addition to 199 base knocks this season, and their average at the plate is sitting at .220. The Giants have hit 41 doubles as a team and have knocked 34 baseballs out of the park. They have racked up 115 runs and hold an OBP of .304. As a team, the San Francisco Giants are knocking in 4.1 runs per game, which ranks them 16th in MLB.
The Giants have compiled a team ERA of 3.00 on the season (2nd in the league), and the staff has struck out 245 hitters. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.88 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.10. Giants pitchers have surrendered 27 home runs and 90 total runs (2nd in the league). They have walked 85 players from the other team and their FIP sits at 3.70 as a unit for the season.
The Giants have dispatched 94 relief pitchers to the hill on the campaign. The relief pitchers have inherited 27 runners on the campaign and 40.7% of them ended up scoring. They have accumulated 11 saves so far this season and have not converted 7 of their 18 save opportunities. The Giants relief pitchers have accumulated a save rate of 61.1% and has stepped onto the mound in 41 save situations. The relievers have notched 23 holds on the season (1st in the league). Giants relief pitchers have come into the game with opponents on base 19 times and also have had 43 appearances in high leverage situations.
The San Francisco Giants have a total of 752 putouts thus far, as well as 275 assists and 19 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .982 which has them ranked 23rd in baseball, and they have turned 202 double plays. The Giants have turned 72.2% of baseballs in play into outs in their 2,256 innings, which has them ranked 4th in MLB.
Wood has taken the hill for 869 innings and has totaled 803 K's during his MLB career. His earned run average is 3.40 (329 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.220. He has conceded 814 hits (8.4 hits per nine innings) and has 247 free passes. Wood (56-44 career record) holds a FIP of 3.48 and he has gone up against 3,610 batters in the major leagues.
The Rockies have a team slugging % of .416 and they have an average of 4.75 runs per contest (9th in MLB). They have put up 43 two-baggers, while taking a walk 76 times and scoring 133 runs. Colorado has accumulated 33 home runs this year and 127 runs batted in. They have been called out on strikes on 251 occasions (14th in the league) and have recorded 231 base hits. The Colorado Rockies have earned a team on-base percentage of .303 as well as a batting average of .246 on the campaign.
The Rockies have a team WHIP of 1.483 and have a FIP of 4.46 as a pitching staff over the course of the season. They are sitting at 27th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 247. The Colorado pitching staff have allowed 144 runs this season and come in with a team ERA of 4.87 (131 earned runs conceded). They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.94 (217 strikeouts against 112 walks). They have given up 31 dingers and they surrender 5.36 runs per 9 innings (28th in the league).
Sitting with 14 save situations, the Rockies have accrued 6 holds in addition to 5 blown saves. Colorado has had bullpen pitchers enter the game in 8 save opportunities and they have recorded 3 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the mound 23 times in high leverage situations and on 24 occasions with runners on base. Colorado bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 28.2% out of 39 inherited runners. They rank 28th in the league holding a save percentage of 37.5%, and they have dispatched 96 bullpen pitchers onto the field over the course of the season.
In 2,178 innings played, the Rockies have accumulated a efficiency on defense of 67.7% (28th in MLB). The Colorado Rockies have turned 22 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .982 (21st in pro baseball). The Rockies have recorded 265 assists, 18 errors and have a total of 726 putouts over the course of the season.
Chacin (78-88 career mark) has earned a 4.06 ERA and has conceded 8.4 hits per 9 innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 1.98 and he has faced 5,701 opposing hitters during his MLB career. He has surrendered 601 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.336 and a FIP of 4.2. In his pro baseball career, Chacin has surrendered 1,238 base knocks while earning 1,074 strikeouts in 1,333 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Colorado (-117)
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