Chicago Cubs vs Colorado Rockies Prediction, 9/13/2023 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Chicago Cubs vs Colorado Rockies
Date: Wednesday, September 13, 2023
Location: Coors Field in Denver, CO
TV: AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago (-185) Colorado (+154)
The Chicago Cubs (78-67) are on their way to Coors Field on Wednesday where they will try to defeat the Colorado Rockies (51-92). The odds on this game have the Cubs at -185 while the Rockies are coming in at +154. The over/under comes in at 11.5. The starting pitchers will be Jameson Taillon and Ty Blach.
The Cubs have recorded 238 doubles as a team and have knocked 174 baseballs out of the park. Chicago has a slugging % of .419 and have struck out 1,254 times, while taking a walk on 501 occasions. As a squad, the Chicago Cubs are notching 5.0 runs per game, which has them sitting at 7th in the league. They have tallied 703 runs batted in as well as 1,245 hits on the season, while their team batting average is sitting at .254. They have earned a total of 730 runs while holding a team OBP of .328.
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The Cubs have compiled a team earned run average of 4.01 so far this season (11th in MLB), and the staff has struck out 1,214 batters. Cubs pitchers have given up 156 home runs and 631 runs (13th in baseball). Their pitching staff has walked 442 opposing hitters and their FIP is 4.12 as a team this year. Chicago has surrendered 1,180 base hits (8.3 per 9 innings) as well as 572 earned runs. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.75 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.26.
Cubs pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on base 117 times in addition to having 128 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen have a total of 76 holds this season (14th in the league). The Cubs relief pitchers have accumulated a save percentage of 68.1% and has stepped onto the mound in 124 save situations. They have compiled 32 saves on the year and have blown 15 of 47 chances to save the game. The relief pitchers have inherited 194 base runners on the year and 27.8% of those runners earned a run for their team. The Cubs have sent 447 relief pitchers to the mound on the campaign.
The Cubs have converted 69.6% of balls hit into play into outs out of 11,568 innings, which ranks them 10th in the majors. The Chicago Cubs have accounted for 3,856 putouts for the season, as well as 1,329 assists and 80 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .985 which has them ranked 19th in professional baseball, and they have twisted 125 double plays.
Taillon has pitched in 921 innings and has 832 K's in his MLB career. Taillon (58-44 career mark) is the owner of a FIP of 3.92 and he has gone up against 3,846 opposing batters during his time in the major leagues. His earned run average is 4.05 (414 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.225. He has given up 901 base hits (8.8 hits per 9 innings) and has 227 free passes.
The Colorado Rockies have tallied an OBP of .308 as well as a batting average of .247 for the year. They have been called out on strikes on 1,355 occasions (3rd in MLB) and have notched a total of 1,196 base hits. Colorado has knocked in 137 home runs so far this season to go along with 597 runs batted in. The Rockies hold a team SLG% of .398 and they average 4.38 runs per game (19th in MLB). They have hit 268 two-baggers, while taking a walk 390 times as well as scoring 627 runs.
The Rockies hold a team WHIP of 1.535 and have a FIP of 5.27 as a team so far this year. They are sitting at 30th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 1,408. The Colorado pitching staff have allowed 850 runs for the year while holding an ERA of 5.69 (788 earned runs allowed). They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 7.10 (980 strikeouts against 505 walks). They have given up 211 homers and they surrender 6.14 runs per 9 innings (30th in baseball).
Colorado relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 38.4% out of 229 inherited base runners. Their relief pitchers have come in 133 times in high leverage situations in addition to 139 occasions with runners on. With 110 save situations, the Rockies have accrued 51 holds in addition to 30 blown saves. They are currently ranked 29th in baseball holding a save percentage of 47.4%, and they have sent 477 relievers to the hill over the course of the season. Colorado has had relief pitchers take the mound in 57 save chances and they have earned 27 saves.
The Colorado Rockies have gotten 152 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .985 (15th in the majors). The Rockies have 1,351 assists, 75 errors and have earned a total of 3,739 putouts on the campaign. In their 11,217 innings on the field, the Rockies have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 67.2% (29th in the majors).
So far in his MLB career, Blach has surrendered 490 base hits while totaling 241 K's in 429 innings. He has conceded 240 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.450 and a FIP of 4.5. He has a K/BB ratio of 1.81 and he has faced 1,855 opposing batters in his pro baseball career. Blach (19-23 record in his career) holds a 5.03 ERA while allowing 10.3 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Chicago (-185)
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