Los Angeles Angels vs Colorado Rockies Prediction, 9/13/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Angels vs Colorado Rockies
Date: Sunday, September 13, 2020
Location: Coors Field in Denver, CO
Odds/Point Spread: Angels (-135) Rockies (+125)
Trevor Story and the Colorado Rockies (21-23, 4th in NL West) host the Los Angeles Angels (18-28, 4th in AL West) at Coors Field on Sunday. The Rockies open this matchup at +125 while the Angels are priced at -135. The over/under has been set at 13. The pitchers who are expected to start are Andrew Heaney and Ryan Castellani.
Key Los Angeles Angels Injuries
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 Brendan Rodgers 2B Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 12
9/11/2020 Chris Owings 2B Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Sep 14
9/11/2020 Jon Gray SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 19
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 18-28 overall record this season. Heaney has taken the mound for 487 innings and is sitting with 481 punchouts in his pro baseball career. His ERA is 4.40 (238 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.242. He has given up 470 base knocks (8.7 hits per 9 innings) and has had 135 free passes. Heaney (23-29 career win-loss mark) is the owner of a FIP of 4.32 and he has gone up against 2,049 batters during his time in the major leagues. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.07 and they have given up 175 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .216 against the bullpen and they've struck out 187 hitters and walked 78 batters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 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 383 base hits and 232 earned runs. They have allowed 54 home runs this season, ranking them 18th in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 160 batters and struck out 391. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.36 and their FIP as a unit is 4.33.
As a team Los Angeles is hitting .242, good for 19th in the league. The Angels hold a .422 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .331, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 8.1 hits per game. Shohei Ohtani is hitting .189 with an on-base percentage of .287. He has 25 hits this season in 132 at bats with 20 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .348 and an OPS+ of 73. Mike Trout is hitting .303 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .400. He has totaled 47 hits and he has driven in 39 men in 155 at bats. His OPS+ is 184 while his slugging percentage is at .665. The Angels have 371 hits, including 70 doubles and 65 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 192 times so far this season and they have struck out 382 times as a unit. They have left 325 men on base and have a team OPS of .753. They score 4.85 runs per contest and have scored a total of 223 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Castellani has allowed 27 base hits while he has tallied 19 strikeouts in 28 innings pitched. He has surrendered 17 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.383 and being the owner of a FIP of 7.6. His SO/W ratio is 1.58 and he has faced 121 batters during his pro baseball career. Castellani (1-2 win-loss record) holds a 5.43 ERA while giving up 8.6 hits per nine innings. The bullpen has an earned run average of 6.90 and they have given up 186 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .268 against the Rockies bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 135 batters and walked 58 opposing hitters. As a team, Colorado allows 10 hits per nine innings while striking out 7 batters per nine innings. They are 28th in the league in team earned run average at 5.62. The Rockies pitchers as a team have surrendered 431 base knocks and 242 earned runs this season. They have given up 64 home runs this year, which ranks 5th in Major League Baseball. Colorado as a staff has walked 129 hitters and struck out 302 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 5.00.
As a team, they are batting .260, good for 10th in the league. The Rockies hold a .425 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .321, which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 6th in MLB with 9.0 hits per contest. Trevor Story comes into this matchup batting .297 with an OBP of .373. He has 51 hits this year along with 24 RBI in 172 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .570 with an OPS+ of 131. Daniel Murphy is hitting .250 this season and he has an OBP of .292. He has collected 28 hits in 112 at bats while driving in 15 runs. He has an OPS+ of 62 and a slugging percentage of .357. The Rockies as a unit have 394 base hits, including 59 doubles and 55 homers. Colorado has walked 135 times this year and they have struck out on 397 occasions. They have had 294 men left on base and have an OPS of .746. They have scored 4.91 runs per game and totaled 216 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Angels/Rockies MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Rockies (+125)
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