Colorado Rockies vs Los Angeles Dodgers Prediction, 7/23/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Colorado Rockies vs Los Angeles Dodgers
Date: Friday, July 23, 2021
Location: Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Spectrum Sportsnet LA
Odds/Point Spread: Colorado (+260) Los Angeles (-370)
David Price and the Los Angeles Dodgers (59-38, 2nd in NL West) play the Colorado Rockies (42-54, 4th in NL West) at Dodger Stadium on Friday. The Rockies open this game at +260 while the Dodgers are coming in at -370. The over/under is set at 9.5. The expected starting pitchers will be Chi Chi Gonzalez and David Price.
Colorado has a slugging rate of .393 and have been rung up 788 times, while being walked on 287 occasions. They have accumulated 383 RBI's and 767 hits over the course of the season, while their team batting average is at .244. The Rockies have earned 158 doubles as a squad and have hit 88 balls out of the stadium. They are sitting with 406 runs scored and have an on-base percentage of .312. As a unit, the Colorado Rockies are scoring 4.3 runs/g, which has them sitting at 18th in baseball.
The Rockies hold a team earned run average of 4.71 over the course of the season (23rd in the league), and they have struck out 736 batters. They have walked 327 opposing batters and their FIP is 4.48 as a team for the year. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 2.25 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.38. Rockies pitchers have yielded 111 long balls and also 468 total runs (22nd in MLB).
Rockies pitchers have stepped onto the hill with players on base 80 times in addition to having 99 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen have 33 holds so far this year (29th in the league). The Rockies relievers have accumulated a save rate of 48.5% and has come into the game in 66 save situations. They have recorded 16 saves this season and have blown 17 of their 33 save opportunities. The relief pitchers have inherited 125 runners so far this season and 43.2% of those players crossed home plate. The Rockies have sent 303 relief pitchers to the mound this season.
The Rockies have converted 68.8% of balls in play into outs out of their 7,371 innings, which has them sitting at 22nd in MLB. The Colorado Rockies have earned a total of 2,457 putouts on the year, as well as 914 assists and 56 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .984 which has them ranked 15th in pro baseball, and they have turned 649 double plays.
Gonzalez has taken the ball for 245 innings and is sitting with 148 strikeouts thus far in his career. Gonzalez (9-22 record in his career) has a FIP of 5.32 while he has faced 1,081 opposing batters during his time in the majors. His earned run average is 5.42 (148 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.469. He has surrendered 254 base knocks (9.3 hits per nine innings) and has 107 walks.
The Dodgers hold a team slugging percentage of .426 and they average 5.31 runs per game (2nd in MLB). They have recorded 149 two-baggers, while taking a walk 398 times and putting up 510 runs. Los Angeles is sitting with 135 HRs so far this season to go along with 488 RBIs. They have been called out on strikes on 857 occasions (11th in the league) and have earned 793 base hits. The Los Angeles Dodgers have tallied an on-base percentage of .339 in addition to a team batting average of .245 on the year.
The Dodgers have a WHIP of 1.126 and are the owners of a FIP of 3.70 as a team over the course of the season. Their K/BB ratio sits at 3.35 (961 strikeouts against 287 bases on balls). They rank 3rd in the league as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 672. They have allowed 107 homers and they give up 3.79 runs per 9 innings (2nd in the league). The Los Angeles pitching staff have conceded 359 runs over the course of the season and come in with a team ERA of 3.21 (304 earned runs surrendered).
Los Angeles has called on relievers to step onto the hill in 49 save opportunities and they have walked away with 29 saves. They are ranked 19th in baseball with a save percentage of 59.2%, and they have dispatched 332 relief pitchers onto the field on the year. Their relievers have taken the field 111 times in high leverage situations and on 95 occasions with runners on. Los Angeles bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 23.9% out of their 134 inherited base runners. With 111 save situations, the Dodgers have tallied 61 holds and also 20 blown saves.
In their 7,668 innings played, the Dodgers are sitting with a efficiency on defense of 71.4% (4th in MLB). The Los Angeles Dodgers have twisted 57 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .982 (26th in pro baseball). The Dodgers have recorded 778 assists, 61 errors and have a tally of 2,556 putouts this season.
So far in his pro baseball career, Price has surrendered 1,857 base knocks while tallying 2,016 punch outs in 2,064 innings pitched. He has allowed 758 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.160 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.4. His strikeout to walk ratio is 3.75 and he has faced 8,473 hitters in his pro baseball career. Price (154-80 record in his career) has a 3.30 ERA while allowing 8.1 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Colorado (+260)
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