Colorado Rockies vs Los Angeles Dodgers Prediction, 8/27/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Colorado Rockies vs Los Angeles Dodgers
Date: Friday, August 27, 2021
Location: Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Spectrum Sportsnet LA
Odds/Point Spread: Colorado (+185) Los Angeles (-263)
Kyle Freeland and the Colorado Rockies (58-69, 4th in NL West) are headed to Dodger Stadium on Friday where they'll take on the Los Angeles Dodgers (80-47, 2nd in NL West). The Rockies open this matchup at +185 while the Dodgers are coming in at -263. The over/under opens at 9. The pitchers who are expected to start are Kyle Freeland and David Price.
Colorado owns a slugging percentage of .413 and have struck out 1,055 times, while taking a walk on 383 occasions. They have accounted for 557 runs batted in as well as 1,056 base knocks on the season, and their batting average comes in at .250. The Rockies have hit 215 doubles as a team and have hit 139 baseballs out of the stadium. They have earned 582 runs and hold an OBP of .318. As a team, the Colorado Rockies are knocking in 4.6 runs per contest, which ranks them 13th in baseball.
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Rockies pitchers have conceded 150 home runs in addition to 620 runs in total (23rd in baseball). They have walked 420 opposing batters and their FIP comes in at 4.38 as a unit for the year. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.42 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.38. The Rockies have a team ERA of 4.75 for the year (25th in the league), and their staff has struck out 1,016 batters.
The Rockies bullpen have accumulated a save rate of 48.9% and has entered the game in 99 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 158 runners on the season and 39.9% of those players ended up scoring. Rockies relief pitchers have entered the contest with runners on 101 times in addition to having 121 appearances in high leverage situations. The Rockies have dispatched 406 relievers to the mound this season. The bullpen have a total of 52 holds on the season (25th in the league). They have earned 23 saves on the year and have blown 24 out of their 47 save opportunities.
The Colorado Rockies have earned a total of 3,283 putouts over the course of the season, in addition to 1,185 assists and 62 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .986 which puts them in 7th in pro baseball, and have earned 859 double plays. The Rockies have transformed 68.5% of baseballs in play into outs out of 9,849 innings on the diamond, ranking them 25th in MLB.
Freeland has thrown 618 frames and is sitting with 478 K's in his pro baseball career. Freeland (37-38 record in his career) sits with a FIP of 4.50 while going up against 2,667 batters in the major leagues. His earned run average is 4.18 (287 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.401. He has surrendered 648 hits (9.4 hits per nine innings) with 218 free passes.
The Dodgers have a slugging percentage of .424 and they are scoring 5.17 runs per contest (3rd in baseball). They have hit 203 doubles, while taking a walk 495 times and putting up 657 runs. Los Angeles has accounted for 177 home runs for the year as well as 632 runs batted in. They have struck out on 1,137 occasions (12th in MLB) and have accounted for 1,053 base knocks. The Los Angeles Dodgers have tallied a team on-base percentage of .333 as well as a batting average of .244 so far this season.
The Dodgers have a WHIP of 1.112 in addition to having a FIP of 3.60 as a staff for the year. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.19 (1,274 strikeouts against 399 walks). They sit at 1st in the league as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 868. They have relinquished 130 long balls and they surrender 3.54 runs per 9 innings (1st in baseball). The Los Angeles pitching staff have conceded 448 runs over the course of the season while holding a team ERA of 3.03 (383 earned runs relinquished).
Los Angeles bullpen pitchers have an inherited score rate of 23.4% of 184 inherited base runners. Their relief pitchers have come in 160 times in high leverage situations and on 134 occasions with runners on base. With 150 save situations, the Dodgers have compiled 83 holds and also 25 blown saves. They are ranked 13th in the league with a save percentage of 61.5%, and they have dispatched 460 relief pitchers onto the field over the course of the season. Los Angeles has called on relievers to take the mound in 65 save chances and they have earned 40 saves.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have turned 75 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .983 (22nd in the majors). The Dodgers have recorded 1,034 assists, 75 errors and have amassed 3,418 putouts for the season. In 10,254 innings on the diamond, the Dodgers have a defensive efficiency of 72.1% (1st in the majors).
So far in his pro baseball career, Price has conceded 1,880 base hits and he has 2,035 punch outs in 2,093 innings. Price (154-82 career record) has a 3.32 ERA and has allowed 8.1 hits per 9 innings. He has given up a total of 773 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.158 and having a FIP of 3.4. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.73 and he has faced 8,591 batters in his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Colorado (+185)
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