Los Angeles Angels vs Colorado Rockies Prediction, 9/11/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Angels vs Colorado Rockies
Date: Friday, September 11, 2020
Location: Coors Field in Denver, CO
Odds/Point Spread: Angels (+115) Rockies (-135)
Shohei Ohtani and the Los Angeles Angels (18-27, 4th in AL West) go to Coors Field on Friday where they'll meet the Colorado Rockies (20-23, 4th in NL West). The moneyline on this contest has the Angels priced at +115 and the Rockies are at -135. The over/under is set at 12.5. The expected starting pitchers are Griffin Canning and German Marquez.
Key Los Angeles Angels Injuries
9/10/2020 Parker Markel RP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
9/10/2020 David Fletcher SS Ankle Expected to be out until at least Sep 11
9/10/2020 Justin Upton LF Hand Probable for Sep 11
9/8/2020 Franklin Barreto 2B Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 18
7/23/2020 Justin Anderson RP Elbow Out for the season
Key Colorado Rockies Injuries
9/9/2020 Brendan Rodgers 2B Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 11
9/9/2020 Chris Owings 2B Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Sep 11
9/6/2020 Jon Gray SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
9/5/2020 Wade Davis RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 11
8/25/2020 Joe Harvey RP Elbow Out for the season
8/2/2020 Scott Oberg RP Arm Expected to be out until at least Sep 21
7/23/2020 Peter Lambert SP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Angels have a 18-27 overall record this season. Canning has taken the ball for 129 innings and is sitting with 130 K's during his pro baseball career. His ERA is 4.59 (66 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.268. He has allowed 119 base knocks (8.3 hits per 9 innings) with 45 walks. Canning (5-9 career record) has a FIP of 4.65 and he has faced 552 opposing batters during his time in the majors. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.95 and they have given up 171 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .216 against the bullpen and they've struck out 179 hitters and walked 75 batters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 5.22. The Angels pitchers collectively have given up 368 base hits and 222 earned runs. They have allowed 52 home runs this season, ranking them 19th in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 155 batters and struck out 366. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.37 and their FIP as a unit is 4.39.
As a team Los Angeles is hitting .240, good for 18th in the league. The Angels hold a .418 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .331, which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 8.0 hits per game. Shohei Ohtani is hitting .195 with an on-base percentage of .295. He has 25 hits this season in 128 at bats with 20 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .359 and an OPS+ of 78. Mike Trout is hitting .293 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .392. He has totaled 43 hits and he has driven in 38 men in 147 at bats. His OPS+ is 179 while his slugging percentage is at .653. The Angels have 352 hits, including 68 doubles and 61 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 186 times so far this season and they have struck out 368 times as a unit. They have left 312 men on base and have a team OPS of .749. They score 4.84 runs per contest and have scored a total of 213 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Colorado has a 20-23 overall mark this year. Marquez (40-29 career mark) has a 4.34 earned run average and has allowed 9.1 hits per 9 innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.75 and he has faced 2,571 opposing batters thus far in his career. So far in his MLB career, Marquez has surrendered 611 hits while tallying 619 K's in 607 frames. He has given up a total of 293 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.278 and a FIP of 3.9. The bullpen has an earned run average of 6.87 and they have given up 184 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .269 against the Rockies bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 133 batters and walked 57 opposing hitters. As a team, Colorado allows 10.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 7 batters per nine innings. They are 28th in the league in team earned run average at 5.66. The Rockies pitchers as a team have surrendered 423 base knocks and 238 earned runs this season. They have given up 62 home runs this year, which ranks 8th in Major League Baseball. Colorado as a staff has walked 127 hitters and struck out 295 batters. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.45 while their FIP as a staff is 4.98.
As a team, they are batting .259, good for 9th in the league. The Rockies hold a .421 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .320, which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 7th in MLB with 8.9 hits per contest. Trevor Story comes into this matchup batting .292 with an OBP of .367. He has 49 hits this year along with 22 RBI in 168 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .554 with an OPS+ of 127. Daniel Murphy is hitting .250 this season and he has an OBP of .286. He has collected 28 hits in 112 at bats while driving in 15 runs. He has an OPS+ of 60 and a slugging percentage of .357. The Rockies as a unit have 383 base hits, including 57 doubles and 53 homers. Colorado has walked 132 times this year and they have struck out on 387 occasions. They have had 289 men left on base and have an OPS of .741. They have scored 4.84 runs per game and totaled 208 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Angels/Rockies MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Angels (+115)
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