Chicago Cubs vs Colorado Rockies Prediction, 4/16/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Chicago Cubs vs Colorado Rockies
Date: Saturday, April 16, 2022
Location: Coors Field in Denver, CO
TV: AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago (+120) Colorado (-140)
The Chicago Cubs (3-2) are traveling to Coors Field on Saturday where they will try to defeat the Colorado Rockies (4-1). The odds on this game have the Cubs at +120 while the Rockies are coming in at -140. The total is 9. The pitchers who are expected to start will be Keegan Thompson and Antonio Senzatela.
Chicago has a slugging percentage of .372 and have struck out 46 times, while taking a walk on 22 occasions. They have accumulated 20 RBI's and 36 hits for the season, while their team batting average is at .231. The Cubs have tallied 7 doubles as a unit and have smacked 5 balls out of the park. They have earned a total of 22 runs scored and hold an on-base percentage of .337. As a team, the Chicago Cubs are recording 4.4 runs per game, which is 14th in the league.
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Cubs pitchers have relinquished 5 home runs in addition to 16 runs in total (3rd in the league). They have walked 17 opposing players and their FIP sits at 3.86 as a team on the year. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.53 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.14. The Cubs have compiled a team ERA of 3.27 over the course of the season (10th in baseball), and they have rung up 43 hitters.
The Cubs relief pitchers have compiled a save rate of 50.0% and has stepped onto the mound in 10 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 7 base runners so far this season with 28.6% of them crossed the plate. Cubs pitchers have come into the game with players on base 5 times as well as having 8 appearances in high leverage situations. The Cubs have dispatched 19 relievers to the hill so far this season. The bullpen have racked up 5 holds over the course of the season (6th in the league). They have earned 2 saves this year and have blown 2 out of their 4 save opportunities.
The Cubs have converted 74.4% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 396 innings on the field, ranking them 4th in MLB. The Chicago Cubs have accumulated 132 putouts so far this season, in addition to 46 assists and 0 errors. Their fielding rate sits at 1.000 which has them ranked 3rd in MLB, and have accumulated 7 double plays.
Thompson has pitched in 56 frames and has 59 strikeouts during his MLB career. Thompson (3-3 career win-loss mark) holds a FIP of 5.02 while he has gone up against 253 opposing hitters during his time in the major leagues. His ERA is 3.21 (20 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.429. He has given up 48 hits (7.7 hits per nine innings) with 32 walks.
The Colorado Rockies hold an OBP of .338 and a batting average of .266 on the season. They have struck out on 43 instances (24th in MLB) and are sitting with 46 base hits. Colorado has tallied 5 long balls so far this season to go along with 21 RBIs. The Rockies hold a team slugging % of .428 and they score 5.00 runs per contest (6th in the league). They have hit 11 two-baggers, while getting a free base 12 times and earning 25 runs.
The Colorado pitching staff have relinquished 16 runs on the season and come in with a team ERA of 2.54 (13 earned runs given up). They have surrendered 2 home runs and they concede 3.13 runs per 9 innings (5th in baseball). The Rockies are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.152 and have a FIP of 2.87 as a pitching staff this season. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.73 (41 strikeouts vs 15 bases on balls). They are currently ranked 6th in the league as a staff in total hits given up with 38.
Colorado has had relief pitchers step onto the hill in 6 save opportunities and they have come away with 4 saves. They are ranked 13th in the league with a save percentage of 66.7%, and they have dispatched 17 relievers onto the field over the course of the season. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 11 times in high leverage situations and also on 7 occasions with runners on. Colorado bullpen pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 46.7% of 15 inherited base runners. Sitting with 7 save situations, the Rockies have accumulated 1 hold in addition to 2 blown saves.
Out of their 414 innings played, the Rockies hold a defensive efficiency of 71.3% (16th in pro baseball). The Colorado Rockies have turned 4 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .989 (7th in the majors). The Rockies have recorded 36 assists, 2 errors and have earned 138 putouts so far this year.
In his pro baseball career, Senzatela has allowed 641 hits while he has earned 393 punch outs in 583 frames. He has allowed a total of 313 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.417 and a FIP of 4.4. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.12 and he has gone up against 2,527 batters so far in his pro baseball career. Senzatela (36-35 career record) holds a 4.83 ERA and has given up 9.9 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Chicago (+120)
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