Colorado Rockies vs Los Angeles Dodgers Prediction, 8/28/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Colorado Rockies vs Los Angeles Dodgers
Date: Saturday, August 28, 2021
Location: Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Spectrum Sportsnet LA
Odds/Point Spread: Colorado (+190) Los Angeles (-256)
David Price and the Los Angeles Dodgers (81-47, 2nd in NL West) play the Colorado Rockies (58-69, 4th in NL West) at Dodger Stadium on Saturday. The Rockies open this game at +190 while the Dodgers are coming in at -256. The O/U opens at 8. The starting pitchers will be Jon Gray and David Price.
As a squad, the Colorado Rockies are putting up 4.6 runs per game, which ranks them 13th in baseball. They have earned a total of 582 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .318. The Rockies have earned 215 doubles as a team and have hit 139 balls out of the stadium. They have accounted for 557 runs batted in and 1,056 base knocks this year, while their average at the plate is sitting at .250. Colorado has a slugging % of .413 and have struck out 1,055 times, while taking a walk on 383 occasions.
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The Rockies have a team earned run average of 4.75 for the season (25th in the league), and the staff has struck out 1,016 batters. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 2.42 and their pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.38. Rockies pitchers have relinquished 150 home runs in addition to 620 runs (23rd in MLB). They have walked 420 opposing batters and their FIP is 4.38 as a team for the season.
The Rockies bullpen have a save percentage of 48.9% and stepped onto the hill in 99 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 158 base runners so far this year and 39.9% of them ended up scoring. Rockies relief pitchers have come into the game with runners on 101 times and also have had 121 appearances in high leverage situations. The Rockies have sent 406 relief pitchers to the hill on the year. The bullpen have tallied 52 holds so far this year (25th in the league). They have earned 23 saves so far this year and have missed out on 24 of their 47 chances to save the game.
The Rockies have converted 68.5% of baseballs in play into outs in their 9,849 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting 25th in pro baseball. The Colorado Rockies have earned 3,283 putouts so far this season, as well as 1,185 assists and 62 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .986 which is 6th in MLB, and they have twisted 859 double plays.
Gray has thrown 804 frames and has earned 815 K's thus far in his career. Gray (52-47 win-loss record in his career) has earned a FIP of 3.86 while facing 3,443 batters during his time in the major leagues. His earned run average is 4.52 (404 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.335. He has surrendered 802 base knocks (9.0 hits per 9 innings) and has 272 walks.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have accounted for a team OBP of .332 and a batting average of .244 for the year. They have been rung up on 1,145 instances (11th in MLB) and have notched a total of 1,058 hits. Los Angeles has accounted for 178 home runs on the campaign as well as 636 RBIs. The Dodgers have a slugging percentage of .424 and they tally 5.16 runs per outing (3rd in MLB). They have hit 205 doubles, while walking 497 times and recording 661 runs.
The Dodgers hold a team WHIP of 1.107 with a FIP of 3.58 as a unit for the year. Their K/BB ratio is 3.21 (1,285 strikeouts vs 400 walks). They come in at 1st in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 871. They have allowed 130 dingers and they allow 3.51 runs per 9 innings (1st in baseball). The Los Angeles pitching staff have surrendered 448 runs on the campaign while having an ERA of 3.00 (383 earned runs relinquished).
Los Angeles bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 23.4% out of their 184 inherited runners. Their relievers have taken the field 160 times in high leverage situations and on 134 occasions with runners on. With 150 save situations, the Dodgers have earned 83 holds in addition to 25 blown saves. They rank 13th in the league holding a save rate of 61.5%, and they have dispatched 462 relief pitchers to the hill on the season. Los Angeles has called on bullpen pitchers to enter the game in 65 save chances and they have earned 40 saves.
Out of their 10,335 innings played, the Dodgers hold a defensive efficiency of 72.2% (1st in the majors). The Los Angeles Dodgers have twisted 76 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .984 (21st in professional baseball). The Dodgers have racked up 1,043 assists, 75 errors and have earned a total of 3,445 putouts for the year.
Price (154-82 record in his career) has a 3.32 earned run average while allowing 8.1 hits per nine innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.73 and he has faced 8,591 hitters during his career. He has allowed 773 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.158 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.4. During his pro baseball career, Price has allowed 1,880 base hits and he has 2,035 strikeouts in 2,093 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Colorado (+190)
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