St. Louis Cardinals vs Colorado Rockies Prediction, 7/2/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: St. Louis Cardinals vs Colorado Rockies
Date: Friday, July 2, 2021
Location: Coors Field in Denver, CO
TV: AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain
Odds/Point Spread: St. Louis (-156) Colorado (+120)
Coors Field is the site where Chi Chi Gonzalez and the Colorado Rockies (34-47, 4th in NL West) will play the St. Louis Cardinals (40-41, 3rd in NL Central) on Friday. The moneyline on this matchup has the Cardinals priced at -156 and the Rockies are at +120. The O/U is set at 13. The expected starting pitchers will be Johan Oviedo and Chi Chi Gonzalez.
St. Louis is slugging .376 and have struck out 656 times, while drawing a walk on 241 occasions. They have accumulated 304 runs batted in and 597 hits on the year, while their average at the plate is .226. The Cardinals have accumulated 124 two-baggers as a team and have hit 84 balls out of the stadium. They have 319 runs scored and have an OBP of .299. As a team, the St. Louis Cardinals are putting up 3.9 runs per outing, which is 28th in the league.
The Cardinals are sitting with a team ERA of 4.24 this year (16th in baseball), and they have struck out 640 batters. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 1.82 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.36. Cardinals pitchers have yielded 69 home runs and 361 runs in total (18th in baseball). They have walked 352 opposing players and their FIP sits at 4.35 as a team on the season.
Cardinals pitchers have entered the contest with runners on 85 times in addition to having 71 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have a total of 35 holds so far this season (19th in the league). The Cardinals relief pitchers have accumulated a save percentage of 80.0% and has stepped onto the mound in 67 save situations. They have tallied 24 saves on the campaign and have missed out on 6 of their 30 save opportunities. The relief pitchers have inherited 149 base runners for the season and 44.3% of those players ended up scoring. The Cardinals have sent 270 relievers to the mound so far this year.
The St. Louis Cardinals have notched a total of 2,109 putouts thus far, as well as 719 assists and 49 errors. Their fielding rate sits at .983 which is 20th in pro baseball, and have 562 double plays. The Cardinals have transformed 70.7% of balls in play into outs out of 6,327 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting at 8th in MLB.
Oviedo has pitched in 67 innings and has tallied 51 strikeouts during his pro baseball career. Oviedo (0-7 record in his career) holds a FIP of 5.30 and he has faced 310 opposing hitters during his time in the majors. His earned run average is 5.32 (40 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.507. He has surrendered 67 hits (8.9 hits per 9 innings) and has 35 walks.
The Colorado Rockies are sitting with an on-base percentage of .311 as well as a batting average of .245 so far this year. They have struck out on 694 occasions (18th in MLB) and have recorded 655 hits. Colorado has tallied 76 home runs on the year to go along with 333 runs batted in. The Rockies hold a team SLG% of .397 and they score 4.35 runs per game (15th in the league). They have notched 134 two-baggers, while walking 242 times and putting up 352 runs.
The Rockies are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.392 with a FIP of 4.57 as a team so far this year. They are currently ranked 24th in the league as a staff in total hits relinquished with 682. The Colorado pitching staff have conceded 405 runs on the year while holding an ERA of 4.78 (368 earned runs relinquished). They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.18 (617 strikeouts against 283 walks). They have conceded 97 dingers and they give up 5.26 runs per 9 innings (26th in MLB).
With 55 save situations, the Rockies have tallied 28 holds and also 14 blown saves. Colorado has had relief pitchers step onto the mound in 27 save opportunities and they have earned 13 saves. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 82 times in high leverage situations in addition to 74 occasions with runners on. Colorado bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 41.9% out of their 117 inherited base runners. They are ranked 27th in the league holding a save rate of 48.1%, and they have dispatched 259 bullpen pitchers to the mound so far this year.
The Colorado Rockies have turned 75 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .982 (23rd in MLB). The Rockies have accrued 790 assists, 52 errors and have accounted for 2,081 putouts over the course of the season. In 6,243 innings on the diamond, the Rockies hold a defensive efficiency of 68.7% (23rd in MLB).
During his pro baseball career, Gonzalez has given up 232 hits while totaling 140 strikeouts in 229 innings. Gonzalez (8-21 mark in his career) has earned a 5.33 earned run average and has surrendered 9.1 hits per nine innings. He has given up 136 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.463 and a FIP of 5.3. His K/BB ratio is 1.35 and he has faced 1,009 batters so far in his career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take St. Louis (-156)
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