Seattle Mariners vs Colorado Rockies Prediction, 7/21/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Seattle Mariners vs Colorado Rockies
Date: Wednesday, July 21, 2021
Location: Coors Field in Denver, CO
TV: AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain
Odds/Point Spread: Seattle (-141) Colorado (+110)
Coors Field is the site where Chi Chi Gonzalez and the Colorado Rockies (41-53, 4th in NL West) will play the Seattle Mariners (50-44, 3rd in AL West) on Wednesday. The odds on this contest have the Mariners coming in at -141 and the Rockies are at +110. The over/under opens at 12. The expected starting pitchers are Chris Flexen and Chi Chi Gonzalez.
The Mariners have hit 132 two-baggers as a team and have smacked 115 balls out of the stadium. Seattle has a slugging % of .380 and have struck out 896 times, while taking a walk on 296 occasions. As a squad, the Seattle Mariners are putting up 4.1 runs per game, which ranks them 23rd in baseball. They have earned 374 runs batted in and 666 base knocks for the year, and their average at the plate is sitting at .219. They have earned a total of 388 runs and hold an OBP of .295.
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The Mariners have a team ERA of 4.43 on the season (20th in MLB), and the staff has rung up 777 batters. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.63 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.29. Mariners pitchers have allowed 106 long balls and also 439 total runs (20th in MLB). They have walked 295 hitters and their FIP sits at 4.19 as a unit for the year.
The Mariners relief pitchers have a save rate of 59.5% and has entered the game in 93 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 124 base runners so far this year and 30.6% of them ended up crossing the plate. Mariners relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill with opponents on base 91 times and also have had 101 appearances in high leverage situations. The Mariners have dispatched 322 relief pitchers to the hill over the course of the season. The relievers have a total of 51 holds on the campaign (8th in the league). They have earned 25 saves this season and have missed out on 17 of their 42 chances to save the game.
The Mariners have turned 69.4% of baseballs in play into outs out of 7,422 innings on the field, which has them ranked 18th in the majors. The Seattle Mariners are sitting with 2,474 putouts over the course of the season, as well as 839 assists and 51 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .985 which has them ranked 9th in pro baseball, and they have turned 683 double plays.
Flexen (12-14 career win-loss record) is the owner of a FIP of 4.99 and he has gone up against 743 batters in the majors. He has surrendered 190 hits (10.2 hits per 9 innings) and has had 74 walks. His ERA is 5.27 (98 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.578. Flexen has taken the hill for 167 innings and is sitting with 114 strikeouts during his career.
The Rockies hold a slugging percentage of .390 and they are recording 4.28 runs per outing (18th in baseball). They have 156 two-baggers, while getting a free base 283 times and putting up 402 runs. Colorado has compiled 86 home runs so far this season and 379 RBIs. They have struck out on 780 instances (23rd in MLB) and have earned 756 hits. The Colorado Rockies have accounted for an on-base percentage of .311 as well as a batting average of .244 this year.
The Rockies have a WHIP of 1.377 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.48 as a pitching staff for the season. They currently have a K/BB ratio of 2.25 (727 strikeouts against 323 free passes). They rank 24th in baseball as a staff in total hits given up with 792. They have conceded 110 homers and they relinquish 5.13 runs per 9 innings (25th in baseball). The Colorado pitching staff have conceded 462 runs on the year while holding a team ERA of 4.70 (423 earned runs conceded).
Colorado has called on relievers to enter the game in 33 save opportunities and they have walked away with 16 saves. They are ranked 28th in baseball with a save percentage of 48.5%, and they have sent 299 relief pitchers to the hill so far this season. Their relief pitchers have taken the field 99 times in high leverage situations and also on 79 occasions with runners on. Colorado relievers hold an inherited score rate of 43.5% of 124 inherited base runners. With 66 save situations, the Rockies have compiled 33 holds and 17 blown saves.
The Colorado Rockies have turned 85 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .983 (15th in the majors). The Rockies have 905 assists, 56 errors and have 2,430 putouts so far this season. In their 7,290 innings played, the Rockies have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 68.8% (21st in professional baseball).
Gonzalez (9-22 career record) has a 5.42 ERA while giving up 9.3 hits per nine innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 1.38 and he has faced 1,081 batters so far in his pro baseball career. He has conceded a total of 148 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.469 and having a FIP of 5.3. During his MLB career, Gonzalez has conceded 254 hits while he has accumulated 148 strikeouts in 245 frames.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Seattle (-141)
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