San Francisco Giants vs Colorado Rockies Prediction, 9/24/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Francisco Giants vs Colorado Rockies
Date: Friday, September 24, 2021
Location: Coors Field in Denver, CO
TV: AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain
Odds/Point Spread: San Francisco (-217) Colorado (+155)
Alex Wood and the San Francisco Giants (99-53, 1st in NL West) are headed to Coors Field on Friday where they'll meet the Colorado Rockies (71-80, 4th in NL West). The line on this matchup has the Giants coming in at -217 and the Rockies are at +155. The O/U has been set at 11.5. The pitchers expected to start will be Alex Wood and Peter Lambert.
As a team, the San Francisco Giants are scoring 4.9 runs per contest, which has them at 7th in the league. They have accounted for 750 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .329. The Giants have tallied 257 two-baggers as a unit and have hit 228 balls out of the park. They have 716 runs batted in and 1,275 hits for the season, and their batting average comes in at .249. San Francisco has a slugging % of .442 and have struck out 1,383 times, while being walked on 566 occasions.
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The Giants have compiled a team ERA of 3.30 for the season (2nd in MLB), and the staff has struck out 1,327 batters. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 3.35 and the pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.15. Giants pitchers have conceded 147 long balls in addition to 566 runs in total (2nd in MLB). They have walked 396 opposing batters and their FIP comes in at 3.62 as a team so far this season.
The Giants relief pitchers have accumulated a save rate of 66.3% and has stepped onto the mound in 189 save situations. The relievers have inherited 169 runners over the course of the season with 34.3% of those runners ended up scoring. Giants bullpen pitchers have entered the contest with runners on 117 times and also have had 191 appearances in high leverage situations. The Giants have sent 554 relievers to the hill on the year. The relief pitchers are sitting with 106 holds so far this year (2nd in MLB). They have accumulated 53 saves on the year and have blown 27 of their 80 chances to save the game.
The San Francisco Giants have notched a total of 4,091 putouts on the campaign, as well as 1,384 assists and 75 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .986 which puts them in 7th in professional baseball, and have a total of 859 double plays. The Giants have turned 71.0% of balls in play into outs out of their 12,273 innings on the field, which has them ranked 4th in the majors.
Wood (63-48 career record) has a FIP of 3.53 while going up against 4,090 opposing batters in the major leagues. He has given up 921 base knocks (8.5 hits per nine innings) and has had 283 free passes. His earned run average is 3.52 (383 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.228. Wood has taken the ball for 980 frames and has tallied 922 punch outs so far in his MLB career.
The Rockies have a SLG% of .416 and they average 4.61 runs per contest (10th in baseball). They have 258 doubles, while taking a walk 463 times and scoring 696 runs. Colorado has compiled 174 home runs over the course of the season as well as 667 runs batted in. They have struck out on 1,259 occasions (23rd in the league) and are sitting with 1,243 hits. The Colorado Rockies have compiled an on-base percentage of .316 and a batting average of .248 for the year.
The Colorado pitching staff have given up 735 runs on the year and come in with a team ERA of 4.74 (689 earned runs allowed). They have conceded 184 dingers and they concede 5.06 runs per 9 innings (22nd in MLB). The Rockies have a team WHIP of 1.373 in addition to having a FIP of 4.45 as a pitching staff for the year. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.37 (1,196 strikeouts vs 505 walks). They have a ranking of 23rd in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 1,290.
Colorado bullpen pitchers have an inherited score rate of 40.1% of 192 inherited base runners. Their relief pitchers have come in 157 times in high leverage situations in addition to 121 occasions with runners on. Sitting with 126 save situations, the Rockies have accumulated 68 holds and also 27 blown saves. They are ranked 26th in the league holding a save percentage of 53.4%, and they have dispatched 498 relievers to the hill for the year. Colorado has had relief pitchers step onto the mound in 58 save opportunities and they have come away with 31 saves.
The Colorado Rockies have twisted 131 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .987 (5th in MLB). The Rockies have racked up 1,423 assists, 71 errors and have accumulated 3,922 putouts for the season. Out of their 11,766 innings on the field, the Rockies hold a defensive efficiency of 68.8% (24th in baseball).
In his pro baseball career, Lambert has surrendered 119 base knocks while totaling 57 strikeouts in 89 frames. Lambert (3-7 career record) is the owner of a 7.25 ERA and has surrendered 12.0 hits per nine innings. He has allowed 72 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.735 and having a FIP of 6.0. His K/BB ratio is 1.58 and he has gone up against 420 opposing batters so far in his MLB career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take San Francisco (-217)
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