Colorado Rockies vs Texas Rangers Prediction, 8/31/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Colorado Rockies vs Texas Rangers
Date: Tuesday, August 31, 2021
Location: Globe Life Field in Arlington, TX
TV: Bally Sports Southwest
Odds/Point Spread: Colorado (-152) Texas (+120)
Jordan Lyles and the Texas Rangers (45-85, 5th in AL West) play the Colorado Rockies (60-70, 4th in NL West) at Globe Life Field on Tuesday. The line on this game has the Rockies coming in at -152 and the Rangers are at +120. The over/under is set at 8.5. The starting pitchers are Austin Gomber and Jordan Lyles.
Colorado has a slugging % of .412 and have been rung up 1,078 times, while being walked on 394 occasions. They have accumulated 567 runs batted in in addition to 1,076 hits on the season, while their team batting average comes in at .250. The Rockies have hit 219 two-baggers as a team and have smacked 143 balls out of the park. They have racked up 593 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .317. As a unit, the Colorado Rockies are recording 4.6 runs per game, which is 13th in the league.
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The Rockies hold a team earned run average of 4.70 on the year (23rd in baseball), and they have rung up 1,045 hitters. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 2.42 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.37. Rockies pitchers have relinquished 153 home runs and also 627 total runs (22nd in the league). They have walked 431 opposing batters and their FIP sits at 4.36 as a squad so far this year.
Rockies relief pitchers have entered the contest with runners on 103 times and also have had 127 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have tallied 54 holds on the season (25th in MLB). The Rockies relievers have accumulated a save rate of 50.0% and has come into the game in 102 save situations. They have earned 24 saves on the campaign and have not converted 24 of 48 chances to save the game. The relief pitchers have inherited 162 runners so far this season with 40.1% of those runners crossed home plate. The Rockies have sent 416 relievers to the mound over the course of the season.
The Colorado Rockies have notched a total of 3,361 putouts over the course of the season, as well as 1,210 assists and 63 errors. Their fielding rate is holding at .986 which is 6th in the majors, and they have twisted 881 double plays. The Rockies have turned 68.6% of baseballs in play into outs out of 10,083 innings, which ranks them 25th in pro baseball.
Gomber has taken the ball for 215 frames and has tallied 205 strikeouts during his career. Gomber (16-11 career mark) has earned a FIP of 4.10 while he has gone up against 918 batters in the major leagues. His ERA is 4.06 (97 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.302. He has surrendered 198 hits (8.3 hits per nine innings) with 82 walks.
The Rangers have a SLG% of .376 and they average 3.87 runs per game (28th in baseball). They have hit 180 two-baggers, while walking 348 times and notching 503 runs. Texas has tallied 141 home runs over the course of the season to go along with 478 RBIs. They have been called out on strikes on 1,126 occasions (18th in the league) and have earned 992 hits. The Texas Rangers have an on-base percentage of .293 and a team batting average of .229 on the campaign.
The Rangers have a WHIP of 1.351 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.74 as a staff on the season. They rank 27th in the league as a staff in total hits relinquished with 1,137. The Texas pitching staff have conceded 649 runs on the campaign while holding a team ERA of 4.72 (600 earned runs conceded). Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.46 (1,005 strikeouts against 409 free passes). They have allowed 188 home runs and they allow 5.11 runs per 9 innings (24th in the league).
Texas relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 33.9% out of their 177 inherited runners. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill 107 times in high leverage situations in addition to 115 occasions with runners on. Sitting with 83 save situations, the Rangers have tallied 43 holds in addition to 18 blown saves. They are ranked 25th in the league holding a save percentage of 53.8%, and they have dispatched 398 relievers to the mound this season. Texas has had relievers take the mound in 39 save opportunities and they have earned 21 saves.
In 10,299 innings played, the Rangers are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 69.5% (18th in baseball). The Texas Rangers have turned 115 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .986 (10th in the majors). The Rangers have accrued 1,176 assists, 67 errors and have amassed 3,433 putouts over the course of the season.
During his MLB career, Lyles has allowed 1,223 base hits while earning 846 strikeouts in 1,109 innings pitched. Lyles (50-77 career record) has earned a 5.28 earned run average while conceding 9.9 hits per nine innings. He has surrendered 651 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.450 and having a FIP of 4.7. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.20 and he has gone up against 4,898 opposing batters during his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Texas (+120)
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