Colorado Rockies vs Texas Rangers Prediction, 9/1/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Colorado Rockies vs Texas Rangers
Date: Wednesday, September 1, 2021
Location: Globe Life Field in Arlington, TX
TV: Bally Sports Southwest
Odds/Point Spread: Colorado (-152) Texas (+120)
Kyle Freeland and the Colorado Rockies (60-70, 4th in NL West) go to Globe Life Field on Wednesday where they'll take on the Texas Rangers (45-85, 5th in AL West). The odds on this contest have the Rockies priced at -152 and the Rangers are at +120. The over/under is set at 8.5. The starting pitchers will be Kyle Freeland and Kohei Arihara.
The Rockies have tallied 221 two-baggers as a unit and have hit 145 balls out of the park. Colorado owns a slugging percentage of .413 and have struck out 1,083 times, while taking a walk on 397 occasions. As a team, the Colorado Rockies are compiling 4.6 runs per contest, which is 14th in MLB. They have accumulated 570 RBI's in addition to 1,082 hits for the year, while their batting average sits at .249. They have earned a total of 596 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .317.
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Rockies pitchers have relinquished 156 home runs in addition to 631 runs in total (21st in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 433 opposing hitters and their FIP is 4.39 as a squad on the campaign. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 2.42 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.37. The Rockies are sitting with a team earned run average of 4.70 on the campaign (23rd in MLB), and the staff has struck out 1,050 hitters.
Rockies bullpen pitchers have come into the game with runners on base 103 times as well as having 127 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have notched 54 holds so far this season (25th in baseball). The Rockies relievers have recorded a save rate of 50.0% and has come into the game in 102 save situations. They have earned 24 saves this year and have blown 24 of 48 save opportunities. The relievers have inherited 162 runners on the season and 40.1% of them earned a run for their team. The Rockies have sent 418 relievers to the mound on the season.
The Rockies have converted 68.6% of balls in play into outs out of 10,155 innings on the field, which has them sitting at 25th in pro baseball. The Colorado Rockies have earned a total of 3,385 putouts on the campaign, as well as 1,224 assists and 63 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .987 which puts them in 6th in MLB, and have a total of 888 double plays.
Freeland (38-38 career mark) sits with a FIP of 4.50 and he has faced 2,689 opposing batters during his time in the major leagues. He has allowed 652 base hits (9.4 hits per 9 innings) and has 218 free passes. His ERA is 4.17 (289 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.394. Freeland has taken the hill for 624 innings and is sitting with 485 K's during his career.
Texas has tallied 144 home runs on the year to go along with 482 RBIs. They have recorded 182 doubles, while getting a free base 350 times and putting up 507 runs. The Texas Rangers have tallied a team OBP of .293 as well as a team batting average of .229 for the year. The Rangers hold a team SLG% of .378 and they are scoring 3.87 runs per contest (28th in MLB). They have struck out on 1,131 occasions (18th in baseball) and are sitting with 1,001 hits.
The Texas pitching staff have yielded 652 runs for the season and come in with a team ERA of 4.71 (603 earned runs conceded). They have yielded 190 dingers and they concede 5.09 runs per 9 innings (23rd in the league). The Rangers have a team WHIP of 1.349 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.75 as a pitching staff so far this year. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.45 (1,010 strikeouts vs 412 free passes). They come in at 27th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 1,143.
Sitting with 87 save situations, the Rangers have earned 46 holds and also 18 blown saves. Texas has called on relief pitchers to step onto the hill in 40 save opportunities and they have tallied 22 saves. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 108 times in high leverage situations and on 115 occasions with runners on base. Texas bullpen pitchers have an inherited score rate of 33.9% out of 177 inherited runners. They rank 24th in MLB holding a save percentage of 55.0%, and they have sent 402 relief pitchers to the hill so far this season.
In 10,380 innings on the diamond, the Rangers have a defensive efficiency of 69.6% (16th in the majors). The Texas Rangers have turned 115 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .986 (10th in MLB). The Rangers have recorded 1,184 assists, 67 errors and have a total of 3,460 putouts so far this season.
Arihara (2-3 win-loss record in his career) has earned a 6.59 ERA while conceding 10.0 hits per nine innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.42 and he has gone up against 127 opposing batters so far in his pro baseball career. He has given up a total of 21 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.535 and being the owner of a FIP of 6.6. So far in his career, Arihara has given up 32 base hits while earning 17 punch outs in 28 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Colorado (-152)
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