Colorado Rockies vs Los Angeles Angels Prediction, 7/28/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Colorado Rockies vs Los Angeles Angels
Date: Wednesday, July 28, 2021
Location: Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA
TV: Bally Sports West
Odds/Point Spread: Colorado (+190) Los Angeles (-256)
Andrew Heaney and the Los Angeles Angels (50-49, 4th in AL West) host the Colorado Rockies (43-57, 4th in NL West) at Angel Stadium on Wednesday. The Angels open this contest at -256 while the Rockies are priced at +190. The over/under has been set at 8.5. The men taking the mound are Chi Chi Gonzalez and Andrew Heaney.
The Rockies have accrued 163 doubles as a squad and have hit 95 baseballs out of the park. Colorado has a slugging % of .392 and have been rung up 828 times, while drawing a walk on 302 occasions. As a team, the Colorado Rockies are putting up 4.3 runs per game, which puts them at 19th in baseball. They have accumulated 402 runs batted in and 801 base knocks on the year, while their batting average is at .243. They have tallied 425 runs scored and have an OBP of .310.
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The Rockies are sitting with a team earned run average of 4.67 this season (23rd in the league), and their staff has struck out 777 hitters. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.31 and the pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.36. Rockies pitchers have conceded 120 long balls and 487 runs in total (21st in the league). They have walked 336 opposing players and their FIP sits at 4.47 as a squad on the season.
The Rockies have dispatched 319 relief pitchers to the mound over the course of the season. The relief pitchers have inherited 128 base runners this season and 43.0% of them ended up crossing the plate. They have compiled 18 saves so far this season and have blown 18 out of their 36 save opportunities. The Rockies relievers have recorded a save rate of 50.0% and has come into the game in 71 save situations. The bullpen have notched 35 holds for the year (29th in the league). Rockies bullpen pitchers have entered the contest with runners on 83 times and also have had 104 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Rockies have turned 69.0% of balls in play into outs out of their 7,758 innings on the field, which has them ranked 22nd in MLB. The Colorado Rockies have earned 2,586 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 959 assists and 58 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .984 which has them ranked 15th in the majors, and have a total of 684 double plays.
Gonzalez (9-22 career win-loss record) has a FIP of 5.31 while he has faced 1,103 batters in the major leagues. He has surrendered 259 base hits (9.3 hits per 9 innings) and has had 108 free passes. His ERA is 5.46 (152 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.464. Gonzalez has thrown 250 innings and has earned 152 strikeouts during his MLB career.
The Angels have a SLG% of .438 and they earn 4.80 runs per outing (9th in MLB). They have hit 188 two-baggers, while getting a free base 258 times as well as recording 475 runs. Los Angeles has compiled 133 HRs this year to go along with 453 runs batted in. They have struck out on 848 occasions (20th in baseball) and have earned a total of 865 hits. The Los Angeles Angels have accumulated an OBP of .317 as well as a batting average of .257 on the season.
The Angels have a team WHIP of 1.375 and have a FIP of 4.28 as a unit on the campaign. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.47 (935 strikeouts against 378 free passes). They come in at 18th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 817. They have relinquished 123 dingers and they concede 5.18 runs per 9 innings (26th in the league). The Los Angeles pitching staff have surrendered 500 runs on the season while holding an ERA of 4.78 (462 earned runs yielded).
With 89 save situations, the Angels have recorded 46 holds and 17 blown saves. Los Angeles has had bullpen pitchers step onto the hill in 42 save opportunities and they have earned 25 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the mound 109 times in high leverage situations in addition to 143 occasions with runners on base. Los Angeles bullpen pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 40.1% of 212 inherited runners. They are currently ranked 17th in the league with a save rate of 59.5%, and they have sent 339 bullpen pitchers to the hill over the course of the season.
The Los Angeles Angels have twisted 80 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .983 (24th in the majors). The Angels have 863 assists, 61 errors and have earned 2,609 putouts over the course of the season. In 7,827 innings on the diamond, the Angels have a defensive efficiency of 68.1% (26th in MLB).
Heaney (30-36 career mark) holds a 4.57 ERA while giving up 8.8 hits per 9 innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.64 and he has faced 2,503 batters during his career. He has surrendered a total of 301 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.259 and having a FIP of 4.3. So far in his pro baseball career, Heaney has given up 580 base knocks while totaling 605 K's in 592 innings pitched.
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take Colorado (+190)
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