Los Angeles Angels vs Colorado Rockies Prediction, 9/12/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Angels vs Colorado Rockies
Date: Saturday, September 12, 2020
Location: Coors Field in Denver, CO
Odds/Point Spread: Angels (+118) Rockies (-128)
Mike Trout and the Los Angeles Angels (18-27, 4th in AL West) go to Coors Field on Saturday where they'll take on the Colorado Rockies (20-23, 4th in NL West). The Rockies open this matchup at -128 while the Angels are coming in at +118. The O/U is set at 12.5. The pitchers taking the mound will be Jaime Barria and Kyle Freeland.
Key Los Angeles Angels Injuries
9/10/2020 David Fletcher SS Ankle Expected to be out until at least Sep 11
9/10/2020 Parker Markel RP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
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
9/11/2020 Chris Owings 2B Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Sep 14
9/11/2020 Brendan Rodgers 2B Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 12
9/11/2020 Jon Gray SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 19
9/11/2020 Wade Davis RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
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. Barria (14-19 record in his career) sits with a FIP of 5.14 while facing 976 hitters in the major leagues. His ERA is 4.50 (115 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.316. He has given up 222 base hits (8.7 hits per nine innings) with 81 walks. Barria has pitched in 230 innings and has racked up 190 strikeouts during his MLB career. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.91 and they have given up 171 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .215 against the bullpen and they've struck out 182 hitters and walked 76 batters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 5.15. The Angels pitchers collectively have given up 372 base hits and 224 earned runs. They have allowed 52 home runs this season, ranking them 20th in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 157 batters and struck out 381. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.35 and their FIP as a unit is 4.30.
As a team Los Angeles is hitting .242, good for 18th in the league. The Angels hold a .422 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .332, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 8.1 hits per game. Mike Trout is hitting .296 with an on-base percentage of .392. He has 45 hits this season in 152 at bats with 39 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .664 and an OPS+ of 182. Shohei Ohtani is hitting .195 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .295. He has totaled 25 hits and he has driven in 20 men in 128 at bats. His OPS+ is 78 while his slugging percentage is at .359. The Angels have 363 hits, including 70 doubles and 63 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 190 times so far this season and they have struck out 375 times as a unit. They have left 319 men on base and have a team OPS of .755. They score 4.87 runs per contest and have scored a total of 219 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Freeland (33-30 career win-loss record) is the owner of a 4.09 ERA while allowing 9.3 hits per 9 innings. His SO/W ratio is 2.11 and he has faced 2,215 opposing hitters in his MLB career. During his pro baseball career, Freeland has allowed 531 base hits while totaling 393 K's in 513 frames. He has given up a total of 233 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.398 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.5. 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 21st in baseball. They rank 7th in MLB with 8.9 hits per contest. Daniel Murphy comes into this matchup batting .250 with an OBP of .286. He has 28 hits this year along with 15 RBI in 112 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .357 with an OPS+ of 60. Trevor Story is hitting .292 this season and he has an OBP of .367. He has collected 49 hits in 168 at bats while driving in 22 runs. He has an OPS+ of 126 and a slugging percentage of .554. 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?
Josh's Pick: Take the Rockies (-128)
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