Colorado Rockies vs Los Angeles Dodgers Prediction, 4/14/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Colorado Rockies vs Los Angeles Dodgers
Date: Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Location: Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Spectrum Sportsnet LA
Odds/Point Spread: Colorado (+175) Los Angeles (-270)
Dustin May and the Los Angeles Dodgers (8-2, 1st in NL West) host the Colorado Rockies (3-7, 5th in NL West) at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday. The Rockies open this matchup at +175 while the Dodgers are priced at -270. The O/U opens at 8. The pitchers taking the mound will be Jon Gray and Dustin May.
The Rockies have accrued 16 two-baggers as a team and have hit 13 baseballs out of the park. Colorado has a slugging percentage of .418 and have been called out on strikes 85 times, while being walked on 26 occasions. As a team, the Colorado Rockies are putting up 4.8 runs per game, which has them sitting at 9th in the league. They have accumulated 44 runs batted in and 80 hits so far this season, and their average at the plate comes in at .231. They have accounted for 48 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .285.
The Rockies have a team earned run average of 4.45 so far this year (18th in baseball), and the staff has struck out 77 batters. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 1.48 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.54. Rockies pitchers have given up 8 long balls and 50 runs in total (10th in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 52 opposing hitters and their FIP is 4.47 as a unit this year.
Rockies pitchers have entered the contest with runners on 13 times and also have had 8 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen have racked up 1 hold this year (28th in MLB). The Rockies relief pitchers have recorded a save percentage of 50.0% and has entered the game in 5 save situations. They have earned 2 saves on the season and have blown 2 out of their 4 chances to get a save. The relievers have inherited 20 base runners this year and 25.0% of those runners crossed the plate. The Rockies have sent 39 relievers to the mound on the year.
Gray (46-37 win-loss record in his career) has a FIP of 3.82 and he has gone up against 2,958 opposing hitters in the majors. He has surrendered 696 base knocks (9.1 hits per nine innings) with 227 walks. His ERA is 4.54 (349 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.334. Gray has taken the hill for 692 innings and has earned 704 K's thus far in his career.
The Dodgers hold a team slugging percentage of .467 and they score 5.70 runs per game (6th in the league). They have hit 25 doubles, while getting a free base 50 times as well as racking up 57 runs. Los Angeles has compiled 10 HRs for the season to go along with 55 RBIs. They have been called out on strikes on 85 occasions (22nd in baseball) and have a total of 98 base knocks. The Los Angeles Dodgers have accounted for a team on-base percentage of .380 as well as a batting average of .284 on the year.
The Dodgers have a WHIP of 1.111 in addition to having a FIP of 3.52 as a unit on the season. They come in at 14th in MLB as a staff in total hits allowed with 76. The Los Angeles pitching staff have given up 34 runs on the year while holding an ERA of 3.23 (32 earned runs relinquished). Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 3.78 (87 strikeouts vs 23 free passes). They have conceded 10 home runs and they relinquish 3.43 runs per 9 innings (5th in MLB).
Los Angeles bullpen pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 10.0% out of their 10 inherited base runners. Their relief pitchers have taken the field 12 times in high leverage situations and on 8 occasions with runners on base. Sitting with 15 save situations, the Dodgers have accumulated 9 holds and 2 blown saves. They are ranked 12th in the league holding a save rate of 66.7%, and they have sent 27 relievers to the mound for the season. Los Angeles has called on relievers to step onto the mound in 6 save chances and they have converted 4 saves.
In his MLB career, May has surrendered 80 base hits and he has 84 K's in 96 innings. He has allowed 30 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.066 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.8. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.65 and he has faced 388 hitters during his MLB career. May (6-4 career record) has a 2.79 earned run average while giving up 7.4 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-270)
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