Colorado Rockies vs Los Angeles Dodgers Prediction, 4/15/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Colorado Rockies vs Los Angeles Dodgers
Date: Thursday, April 15, 2021
Location: Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Spectrum Sportsnet LA
Odds/Point Spread: Colorado (+253) Los Angeles (-285)
Austin Gomber and the Colorado Rockies (3-8, 5th in NL West) travel to Dodger Stadium on Thursday where they'll meet the Los Angeles Dodgers (9-2, 1st in NL West). The Dodgers open this game at -285 while the Rockies are priced at +253. The O/U has been set at 8. The pitchers taking the mound will be Austin Gomber and Julio Urias.
Colorado has a slugging percentage of .392 and have struck out 97 times, while drawing a walk on 28 occasions. They have compiled 44 RBI's as well as 82 base knocks for the year, and their batting average sits at .219. The Rockies have accumulated 16 doubles as a team and have knocked 13 balls out of the stadium. They have accounted for 48 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .273. As a squad, the Colorado Rockies are recording 4.4 runs per contest, which is 14th in the league.
The Rockies have compiled a team ERA of 4.64 for the season (20th in baseball), and the staff has struck out 83 hitters. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.48 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.56. Rockies pitchers have allowed 12 home runs in addition to 57 runs in total (9th in MLB). They have walked 56 opposing batters and their FIP sits at 4.89 as a team for the season.
Rockies bullpen pitchers have come into the game with opponents on base 14 times and also have had 8 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen have recorded 1 hold this season (28th in baseball). The Rockies relievers have a save percentage of 50.0% and stepped onto the hill in 5 save situations. They have recorded 2 saves this year and have missed out on 2 of 4 chances to save the game. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 22 base runners this year and 22.7% of those players ended up crossing the plate. The Rockies have sent 42 relief pitchers to the hill on the year.
Gomber (7-5 career win-loss mark) has a FIP of 4.00 while going up against 493 batters in the majors. He has surrendered 102 base knocks (8.1 hits per nine innings) and has had 58 free passes. His earned run average is 3.65 (46 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.412. Gomber has thrown 113 frames and has racked up 101 punch outs so far in his pro baseball career.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have tallied an OBP of .379 as well as a team batting average of .285 for the year. They have been called out on strikes on 91 occasions (24th in MLB) and have earned 108 base hits. Los Angeles has accounted for 14 home runs this season to go along with 61 RBIs. The Dodgers have a team SLG% of .488 and they are earning 5.82 runs per contest (3rd in baseball). They have put up 27 doubles, while taking a walk 54 times as well as putting up 64 runs.
The Dodgers are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.050 and have a FIP of 3.30 as a staff this year. They sit at 21st in the league as a staff in total hits allowed with 78. The Los Angeles pitching staff have given up 34 runs over the course of the season while having a team ERA of 2.94 (32 earned runs yielded). Their strikeout to walk ratio is 3.96 (99 strikeouts against 25 walks). They have yielded 10 home runs and they give up 3.12 runs per 9 innings (3rd in baseball).
Los Angeles has called on bullpen pitchers to enter the contest in 6 save chances and they have earned 4 saves. They sit at 13th in MLB holding a save rate of 66.7%, and they have sent 29 relief pitchers to the hill on the year. Their bullpen pitchers have taken the field 12 times in high leverage situations and on 8 occasions with base runners. Los Angeles relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 10.0% out of 10 inherited runners. Sitting with 15 save situations, the Dodgers have accumulated 9 holds and 2 blown saves.
Urias (14-7 career win-loss record) is the owner of a 3.18 earned run average while conceding 7.9 hits per nine innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.65 and he has gone up against 1,051 opposing hitters during his MLB career. He has conceded a total of 89 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.240 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.5. During his career, Urias has surrendered 221 base hits and he has 241 punch outs in 251 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-285)
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