St. Louis Cardinals vs Colorado Rockies Prediction, 7/3/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: St. Louis Cardinals vs Colorado Rockies
Date: Saturday, July 3, 2021
Location: Coors Field in Denver, CO
TV: AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain
Odds/Point Spread: St. Louis (-167) Colorado (+130)
Coors Field is the site where Kyle Freeland and the Colorado Rockies (35-47, 4th in NL West) will take on the St. Louis Cardinals (40-42, 4th in NL Central) on Saturday. The moneyline on this game has the Cardinals coming in at -167 and the Rockies are at +130. The O/U is set at 12.5. The pitchers taking the mound are Wade LeBlanc and Kyle Freeland.
As a unit, the St. Louis Cardinals are scoring 3.9 runs per contest, which has them sitting at 28th in the league. They have a total of 321 runs while having a team OBP of .299. The Cardinals have compiled 125 doubles as a team and have knocked 85 balls out of the park. They have earned 306 RBI's and 604 base knocks on the campaign, and their team batting average is sitting at .226. St. Louis has a slugging rate of .376 and have been called out on strikes 663 times, while drawing a walk on 242 occasions.
The Cardinals have compiled a team earned run average of 4.25 on the campaign (17th in baseball), and their staff has rung up 645 batters. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.82 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.36. Cardinals pitchers have relinquished 71 home runs and 366 runs in total (19th in baseball). Their pitching staff has walked 355 players from the other team and their FIP sits at 4.37 as a unit this year.
The Cardinals relief pitchers have accumulated a save rate of 80.0% and has entered the game in 67 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 149 base runners over the course of the season with 44.3% of those players ended up crossing the plate. Cardinals pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on 85 times as well as having 72 appearances in high leverage situations. The Cardinals have sent 271 relief pitchers to the hill so far this year. The relief pitchers have earned 35 holds so far this year (19th in baseball). They have 24 saves on the year and have missed out on 6 out of their 30 save opportunities.
The Cardinals have turned 70.8% of baseballs in play into outs out of 6,405 innings on the diamond, ranking them 8th in MLB. The St. Louis Cardinals have notched a total of 2,135 putouts on the year, as well as 730 assists and 51 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .983 which is 21st in baseball, and have accumulated 569 double plays.
LeBlanc has thrown 900 frames and has 654 K's so far in his career. His ERA is 4.57 (457 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.348. He has conceded 944 base hits (9.4 hits per nine innings) and has had 269 free passes. LeBlanc (46-48 win-loss record in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 4.75 while he has gone up against 3,838 hitters in the major leagues.
The Colorado Rockies have compiled an on-base percentage of .311 as well as a batting average of .245 over the course of the season. They have struck out on 699 occasions (17th in MLB) and are sitting with 662 hits. Colorado has recorded 78 home runs this year to go along with 338 runs batted in. The Rockies hold a team SLG% of .397 and they have an average of 4.35 runs per outing (15th in the league). They have hit 135 doubles, while getting a free base 245 times and notching 357 runs.
The Rockies have a WHIP of 1.386 in addition to having a FIP of 4.56 as a squad for the season. They come in at 23rd in the league as a staff in total hits allowed with 689. The Colorado pitching staff have yielded 407 runs this season while having an ERA of 4.74 (370 earned runs surrendered). They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.20 (624 strikeouts against 284 walks). They have conceded 98 HR's and they yield 5.22 runs per 9 innings (25th in baseball).
Colorado has had relievers enter the game in 27 save chances and they have tallied 13 saves. They are ranked 27th in the league holding a save percentage of 48.1%, and they have dispatched 261 relief pitchers to the hill this season. Their relievers have taken the field 84 times in high leverage situations and on 74 occasions with runners on base. Colorado relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 41.9% of 117 inherited base runners. Sitting with 55 save situations, the Rockies have 28 holds and also 14 blown saves.
The Colorado Rockies have twisted 76 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .982 (24th in pro baseball). The Rockies have racked up 804 assists, 53 errors and have accounted for 2,108 putouts for the year. In 6,324 innings on the diamond, the Rockies hold a defensive efficiency of 68.8% (22nd in MLB).
Freeland (34-34 mark in his career) is the owner of a 4.30 ERA and has given up 9.5 hits per nine innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.07 and he has gone up against 2,457 opposing hitters during his MLB career. He has surrendered a total of 270 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.427 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.6. During his pro baseball career, Freeland has surrendered 598 hits while he has earned 431 strikeouts in 565 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Colorado (+130)
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