St. Louis Cardinals vs Colorado Rockies Prediction, 7/1/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: St. Louis Cardinals vs Colorado Rockies
Date: Thursday, July 1, 2021
Location: Coors Field in Denver, CO
TV: AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain
Odds/Point Spread: St. Louis (-161) Colorado (+125)
Coors Field is the venue where Antonio Senzatela and the Colorado Rockies (33-47, 4th in NL West) will play the St. Louis Cardinals (39-41, 4th in NL Central) on Thursday. The moneyline on this contest has the Cardinals priced at -161 and the Rockies are at +125. The over/under is set at 11. The pitchers expected to start will be Adam Wainwright and Antonio Senzatela.
St. Louis has a slugging percentage of .374 and have been called out on strikes 653 times, while taking a walk on 240 occasions. They have recorded 297 runs batted in and 585 base knocks on the campaign, and their team batting average is sitting at .225. The Cardinals have compiled 119 doubles as a unit and have hit 84 balls out of the park. They have racked up 312 runs and hold an OBP of .299. As a team, the St. Louis Cardinals are putting up 3.9 runs per outing, which is 28th in baseball.
The Cardinals have an ERA of 4.24 so far this season (17th in MLB), and they have struck out 634 hitters. Their pitching staff has walked 345 opposing batters and their FIP sits at 4.34 as a unit so far this year. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 1.84 and the pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.36. Cardinals pitchers have conceded 69 home runs and also 357 runs (17th in baseball).
The Cardinals have sent 266 relief pitchers to the hill over the course of the season. The relief pitchers have inherited 146 runners on the year with 43.2% of them ended up crossing the plate. They have accumulated 23 saves on the season and have not converted 6 of their 29 chances to save the game. The Cardinals bullpen have recorded a save percentage of 79.3% and has stepped onto the mound in 66 save situations. The relievers have racked up 35 holds for the season (18th in the league). Cardinals pitchers have come into the game with runners on 84 times as well as having 71 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Cardinals have transformed 70.7% of balls in play into outs in their 6,246 innings on the field, ranking them 9th in baseball. The St. Louis Cardinals have accumulated 2,082 putouts on the year, in addition to 712 assists and 48 errors. Their fielding rate sits at .983 which has them sitting 18th in baseball, and they have twisted 556 double plays.
Wainwright has thrown 2,262 frames and has earned 1,922 K's so far in his MLB career. Wainwright (173-103 mark in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 3.43 while he has gone up against 9,383 opposing hitters in the major leagues. His ERA is 3.39 (852 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.221. He has given up 2,144 base hits (8.5 hits per 9 innings) and has had 617 free passes.
The Colorado Rockies have accumulated an on-base percentage of .309 in addition to a team batting average of .244 this season. They have been rung up on 685 occasions (19th in baseball) and have accounted for 643 base knocks. Colorado has a total of 75 home runs so far this season as well as 327 RBIs. The Rockies have a SLG% of .395 and they have an average of 4.33 runs per game (15th in MLB). They have 132 two-baggers, while getting a free base 237 times and scoring 346 runs.
The Rockies hold a team WHIP of 1.397 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.57 as a squad so far this season. They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.18 (607 strikeouts against 279 free passes). They are sitting at 25th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 677. They have yielded 96 homers and they concede 5.30 runs per 9 innings (26th in the league). The Colorado pitching staff have allowed 403 runs for the year and come in with a team ERA of 4.81 (366 earned runs yielded).
Colorado has had bullpen pitchers take the mound in 27 save opportunities and they have earned 13 saves. They are currently ranked 27th in baseball with a save percentage of 48.1%, and they have sent 256 relief pitchers to the hill for the year. Their bullpen pitchers have come in 82 times in high leverage situations and also on 74 occasions with base runners. Colorado relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 41.9% of 117 inherited runners. With 54 save situations, the Rockies have earned 27 holds in addition to 14 blown saves.
In their 6,162 innings on the field, the Rockies have earned a defensive efficiency of 68.6% (24th in MLB). The Colorado Rockies have turned 75 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .982 (25th in MLB). The Rockies have recorded 783 assists, 52 errors and have a total of 2,054 putouts during this campaign.
Senzatela (34-32 career mark) has earned a 4.96 earned run average while allowing 9.8 hits per nine innings. His K/BB ratio is 1.99 and he has gone up against 2,199 opposing hitters during his MLB career. He has given up a total of 278 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.434 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.6. During his MLB career, Senzatela has surrendered 551 hits while accumulating 343 punch outs in 504 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Colorado (+125)
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