Colorado Rockies vs Arizona Diamondbacks Prediction, 5/8/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Colorado Rockies vs Arizona Diamondbacks
Date: Sunday, May 8, 2022
Location: Chase Field in Phoenix, AZ
TV: Bally Sports Arizona
Odds/Point Spread: Colorado (+100) Arizona (-120)
The Colorado Rockies (15-11) are en route to Chase Field on Sunday where they will try to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks (14-13). The moneyline on this game has Colorado at +100 while Arizona is priced at -120. The betting total is set at 8. The men taking the mound are German Marquez and Zac Gallen.
As a team, the Colorado Rockies are notching 4.7 runs per game, which has them sitting at 6th in baseball. They have accumulated 121 runs scored and have an on-base percentage of .331. The Rockies have hit 49 doubles as a unit and have hit 28 baseballs out of the park. They have accrued 115 RBI's in addition to 228 hits so far this season, while their batting average is at .262. Colorado has a slugging % of .426 and have struck out 196 times, while drawing a walk on 80 occasions.
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Rockies pitchers have allowed 25 home runs and also 133 runs (28th in MLB). They have walked 78 players from the other team and their FIP is 4.08 as a squad for the season. They have a K/BB ratio of 2.28 and the pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.43. The Rockies hold a team earned run average of 4.56 over the course of the season (26th in the league), and the staff has struck out 178 batters.
The Rockies have dispatched 82 relief pitchers to the hill on the year. The relief pitchers have inherited 50 runners on the year with 36.0% of them crossed home plate. They have recorded 12 saves on the campaign and have blown 3 of 15 save chances. The Rockies relievers have recorded a save rate of 80.0% and has come into the game in 30 save situations. The relief pitchers have a total of 15 holds on the season (14th in the league). Rockies relief pitchers have entered the game with players on base 24 times in addition to having 26 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Colorado Rockies have 687 putouts thus far, as well as 284 assists and 17 errors. Their fielding rate is currently at .983 which has them ranked 23rd in baseball, and have a total of 40 double plays. The Rockies have converted 66.3% of baseballs in play into outs out of 2,061 innings, which has them sitting at 29th in baseball.
Marquez (54-43 record in his career) sits with a FIP of 3.90 while he has gone up against 3,558 batters during his time in the majors. He has allowed 836 base hits (9.0 hits per 9 innings) with 242 free passes. His ERA is 4.36 (407 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.283. Marquez has thrown 840 innings and has totaled 835 punch outs so far in his MLB career.
The Diamondbacks have a team slugging percentage of .350 and they earn 3.52 runs per outing (24th in MLB). They have 38 two-baggers, while taking a walk 101 times and scoring 95 runs. Arizona has hit 31 long balls on the campaign as well as 90 runs batted in. They have been rung up on 250 occasions (3rd in the league) and are sitting with 165 base hits. The Arizona Diamondbacks have recorded an OBP of .281 as well as a batting average of .191 for the year.
The Diamondbacks have a WHIP of 1.238 and are the owners of a FIP of 3.98 as a unit for the season. They are currently ranked 21st in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 207. The Arizona pitching staff have surrendered 108 runs this season while having an ERA of 3.46 (92 earned runs yielded). Their K/BB ratio sits at 1.99 (177 strikeouts against 89 free passes). They have surrendered 20 home runs and they concede 4.07 runs per 9 innings (13th in MLB).
Arizona bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 32.5% of 40 inherited base runners. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the mound 39 times in high leverage situations and on 27 occasions with runners on. With 34 save situations, the Diamondbacks have earned 20 holds and 4 blown saves. They sit at 16th in baseball with a save percentage of 71.4%, and they have sent 101 relief pitchers onto the diamond so far this year. Arizona has called on relievers to enter the contest in 14 save opportunities and they have come away with 10 saves.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have gotten 25 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .978 (26th in MLB). The Diamondbacks have recorded 227 assists, 21 errors and have accounted for 717 putouts over the course of the season. In their 2,151 innings played, the Diamondbacks are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 71.6% (10th in professional baseball).
Gallen (11-18 win-loss record in his career) holds a 3.30 ERA and has conceded 7.2 hits per 9 innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.95 and he has faced 1,229 hitters in his pro baseball career. He has given up a total of 108 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.188 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.8. Thus far in his career, Gallen has allowed 236 base hits and he has 336 K's in 294 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Colorado (+100)
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