Colorado Rockies vs Texas Rangers Prediction, 8/30/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Colorado Rockies vs Texas Rangers
Date: Monday, August 30, 2021
Location: Globe Life Field in Arlington, TX
TV: Bally Sports Southwest
Odds/Point Spread: Colorado (-161) Texas (+125)
Jake Latz and the Texas Rangers (44-85, 5th in AL West) play the Colorado Rockies (59-70, 4th in NL West) at Globe Life Field on Monday. The Rockies open this game at -161 while the Rangers are coming in at +125. The total is set at 8.5. The pitchers taking the mound will be German Marquez and Jake Latz.
Colorado has a slugging percentage of .412 and have been rung up 1,069 times, while taking a walk on 388 occasions. They have amassed 563 runs batted in as well as 1,066 base knocks on the season, while their team batting average is sitting at .249. The Rockies have accrued 216 doubles as a unit and have hit 142 balls out of the stadium. They have tallied 588 runs while holding a team OBP of .317. As a team, the Colorado Rockies are knocking in 4.6 runs per game, which has them at 13th in the league.
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The Rockies have an ERA of 4.74 on the campaign (24th in baseball), and their staff has rung up 1,037 hitters. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.42 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.37. Rockies pitchers have given up 153 long balls and 627 total runs (22nd in baseball). Their pitching staff has walked 428 players from the other team and their FIP sits at 4.38 as a team on the season.
Rockies relief pitchers have come into the game with opponents on base 103 times as well as having 127 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen have 54 holds on the season (24th in the league). The Rockies relievers have accumulated a save rate of 50.0% and has entered the game in 102 save situations. They have compiled 24 saves so far this season and have blown 24 out of their 48 save chances. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 162 runners so far this season and 40.1% of them ended up scoring. The Rockies have dispatched 414 relievers to the hill so far this season.
The Rockies have turned 68.5% of balls hit into play into outs in their 10,002 innings on the field, which ranks them 25th in MLB. The Colorado Rockies have earned a total of 3,334 putouts this season, as well as 1,199 assists and 63 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .986 which ranks 6th in the majors, and they have turned 875 double plays.
Marquez has thrown 784 frames and is sitting with 794 strikeouts during his pro baseball career. His earned run average is 4.20 (366 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.255. He has surrendered 760 hits (8.7 hits per nine innings) and has 224 walks. Marquez (53-39 record in his career) has earned a FIP of 3.79 while he has gone up against 3,298 batters during his time in the major leagues.
Texas has accumulated 139 home runs so far this year as well as 465 RBIs. They have hit 175 two-baggers, while getting a free base 345 times as well as scoring 490 runs. The Texas Rangers have an OBP of .291 and a team batting average of .227 so far this year. The Rangers have a SLG% of .373 and they have an average of 3.80 runs per contest (28th in MLB). They have been called out on strikes on 1,119 instances (17th in the league) and have totaled 976 base hits.
The Rangers have a WHIP of 1.355 and have a FIP of 4.75 as a unit for the season. They are sitting at 27th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 1,131. The Texas pitching staff have surrendered 647 runs for the season while holding an ERA of 4.74 (598 earned runs conceded). Their K/BB ratio comes in at 2.45 (998 strikeouts against 407 bases on balls). They have given up 187 homers and they allow 5.13 runs per 9 innings (24th in baseball).
Sitting with 83 save situations, the Rangers have recorded 43 holds in addition to 18 blown saves. Texas has had relief pitchers enter the contest in 39 save chances and they have walked away with 21 saves. Their relief pitchers have come in 107 times in high leverage situations in addition to 114 occasions with base runners. Texas bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 34.3% out of their 175 inherited runners. They are currently ranked 25th in baseball with a save percentage of 53.8%, and they have sent 395 relievers onto the diamond so far this year.
Out of their 10,218 innings on the field, the Rangers have a defensive efficiency of 69.4% (18th in pro baseball). The Texas Rangers have twisted 114 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .986 (12th in the majors). The Rangers have accrued 1,171 assists, 67 errors and have amassed 3,406 putouts for the year.
In his MLB career, Latz has given up 5 hits while totaling 4 K's in 4 innings pitched. He has allowed 3 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.071 and a FIP of 9.8. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 0.00 and he has faced 19 hitters during his pro baseball career. Latz (0-1 record in his career) has earned a 5.79 earned run average while surrendering 9.6 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Texas (+125)
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