Chicago Cubs vs Colorado Rockies Prediction, 4/17/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Chicago Cubs vs Colorado Rockies
Date: Sunday, April 17, 2022
Location: Coors Field in Denver, CO
TV: AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago (+140) Colorado (-160)
Coors Field is where the Colorado Rockies (5-2) will try to defeat the Chicago Cubs (4-3) on Sunday. The moneyline on this contest has the Cubs at +140 and the Rockies are coming in at -160. The total is 11. The men taking the mound will be Drew Smyly and Austin Gomber.
As a team, the Chicago Cubs are scoring 4.6 runs per game, which has them at 8th in the league. They have accounted for 32 runs scored and have an OBP of .356. The Cubs have hit 16 doubles as a squad and have hit 6 balls out of the stadium. They have recorded 29 runs batted in and 59 hits on the year, while their team batting average is .261. Chicago has a slugging % of .412 and have struck out 57 times, while taking a walk on 30 occasions.
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The Cubs have compiled a team ERA of 3.54 this year (12th in the league), and their staff has rung up 59 hitters. Their pitching staff has walked 23 opposing players and their FIP comes in at 3.91 as a squad over the course of the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.57 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.26. Cubs pitchers have allowed 7 home runs and also 24 runs in total (7th in MLB).
The Cubs have dispatched 25 relief pitchers to the mound over the course of the season. The relievers have inherited 13 base runners this season and 30.8% of those players crossed home plate. They have recorded 3 saves on the year and have not converted 2 out of their 5 chances to get a save. The Cubs relief pitchers have earned a save rate of 60.0% and has come into the game in 12 save situations. The relievers have racked up 5 holds on the year (10th in MLB). Cubs pitchers have entered the contest with players on base 8 times in addition to having 10 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Cubs have transformed 70.5% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 549 innings on the field, which has them sitting at 16th in the majors. The Chicago Cubs have notched a total of 183 putouts thus far, in addition to 60 assists and 1 error. Their fielding rate sits at .996 which puts them in 3rd in baseball, and they have twisted 9 double plays.
Smyly (47-39 career mark) has earned a FIP of 4.28 while he has faced 3,539 batters in the majors. He has conceded 805 hits (8.6 hits per 9 innings) with 266 free passes. His earned run average is 4.16 (389 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.271. Smyly has pitched in 842 innings and has accounted for 832 strikeouts during his pro baseball career.
The Rockies hold a team slugging % of .434 and they average 4.71 runs per game (7th in the league). They have recorded 16 doubles, while taking a walk 18 times and putting up 33 runs. Colorado has a total of 7 long balls on the season to go along with 29 RBIs. They have been rung up on 59 occasions (23rd in the league) and have accounted for 67 base hits. The Colorado Rockies have tallied an on-base percentage of .342 and a team batting average of .275 this year.
The Rockies are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.313 and are the owners of a FIP of 3.27 as a squad this year. They are sitting at 21st in the league as a staff in total hits allowed with 61. The Colorado pitching staff have surrendered 26 runs over the course of the season while holding an ERA of 3.23 (23 earned runs conceded). They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.26 (52 strikeouts against 23 free passes). They have allowed 3 long balls and they allow 3.66 runs per 9 innings (9th in the league).
Colorado has had relief pitchers enter the contest in 7 save chances and they have come away with 5 saves. They are ranked 13th in baseball holding a save rate of 71.4%, and they have dispatched 25 relievers to the hill on the year. Their relief pitchers have taken the field 15 times in high leverage situations and on 10 occasions with base runners. Colorado relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 34.8% out of 23 inherited runners. Sitting with 11 save situations, the Rockies have accrued 4 holds and also 2 blown saves.
In 576 innings on the field, the Rockies have earned a defensive efficiency of 67.5% (25th in professional baseball). The Colorado Rockies have gotten 10 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .981 (24th in baseball). The Rockies have recorded 67 assists, 5 errors and have notched a total of 192 putouts over the course of the season.
Gomber (16-12 career record) has a 4.18 ERA while giving up 8.3 hits per 9 innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.34 and he has faced 961 opposing batters in his pro baseball career. He has surrendered a total of 104 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.321 and a FIP of 4.2. During his career, Gomber has given up 206 base hits while earning 211 strikeouts in 224 frames.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Chicago (+140)
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