Colorado Rockies vs Washington Nationals Prediction, 9/18/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Colorado Rockies vs Washington Nationals
Date: Saturday, September 18, 2021
Location: Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.
Odds/Point Spread: Colorado (+100) Washington (-125)
Patrick Corbin and the Washington Nationals (60-86, 5th in NL East) host the Colorado Rockies (68-78, 4th in NL West) at Nationals Park on Saturday. The Nationals open this matchup at -125 while the Rockies are priced at +100. The total is set at 8.5. The pitchers taking the mound are Kyle Freeland and Patrick Corbin.
The Rockies have earned 242 two-baggers as a team and have knocked 167 baseballs out of the stadium. Colorado is slugging .414 and have been called out on strikes 1,213 times, while drawing a walk on 440 occasions. As a team, the Colorado Rockies are earning 4.6 runs per game, which puts them at 13th in the league. They have 638 runs batted in and 1,197 base knocks for the season, and their team batting average is .247. They have tallied 667 runs scored and have an on-base percentage of .315.
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The Rockies have an earned run average of 4.77 for the season (25th in the league), and they have rung up 1,163 batters. Their pitching staff has walked 491 opposing batters and their FIP is 4.49 as a squad this season. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.37 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.38. Rockies pitchers have conceded 181 home runs and 714 runs in total (21st in baseball).
The Rockies have dispatched 476 relief pitchers to the hill so far this season. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 185 runners so far this year and 40.0% of them earned a run for their team. They have earned 30 saves on the year and have blown 26 out of their 56 chances to save the game. The Rockies relief pitchers have accumulated a save percentage of 53.6% and stepped onto the hill in 120 save situations. The bullpen have a total of 64 holds on the year (21st in baseball). Rockies relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill with opponents on base 117 times in addition to having 146 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Colorado Rockies are sitting with 3,787 putouts so far this season, as well as 1,367 assists and 66 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .987 which has them sitting 4th in baseball, and they have twisted 990 double plays. The Rockies have converted 68.9% of baseballs in play into outs out of 11,361 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting 24th in the majors.
Freeland has taken the ball for 635 innings and has accounted for 495 strikeouts in his MLB career. Freeland (38-40 career mark) sits with a FIP of 4.60 while he has faced 2,746 hitters in the majors. His ERA is 4.26 (301 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.406. He has surrendered 666 base knocks (9.4 hits per 9 innings) with 227 free passes.
The Washington Nationals have accumulated an OBP of .335 as well as a batting average of .258 on the campaign. They have struck out on 1,168 occasions (27th in the league) and have accounted for 1,245 base hits. Washington has tallied 167 long balls this year as well as 619 runs batted in. The Nationals have a team slugging percentage of .419 and they are recording 4.47 runs per contest (17th in MLB). They have recorded 237 two-baggers, while walking 493 times as well as notching 653 runs.
The Washington pitching staff have relinquished 732 runs on the campaign while having an ERA of 4.74 (660 earned runs allowed). They have allowed 220 home runs and they give up 5.26 runs per 9 innings (25th in baseball). The Nationals have a WHIP of 1.345 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.80 as a unit for the year. Their K/BB ratio sits at 2.56 (1,208 strikeouts vs 471 walks). They have a ranking of 17th in the league as a staff in total hits conceded with 1,214.
Sitting with 148 save situations, the Nationals have 84 holds and 30 blown saves. Washington has had bullpen pitchers enter the game in 62 save chances and they have walked away with 32 saves. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 154 times in high leverage situations and on 127 occasions with runners on. Washington relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 39.4% of 188 inherited runners. They are currently ranked 27th in the league holding a save rate of 51.6%, and they have dispatched 501 relief pitchers to the mound this season.
In their 11,277 innings played, the Nationals hold a defensive efficiency of 69.6% (16th in baseball). The Washington Nationals have turned 104 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .983 (26th in MLB). The Nationals have racked up 1,230 assists, 88 errors and have 3,760 putouts this season.
Corbin (80-82 career mark) holds a 4.08 ERA and has allowed 9.0 hits per 9 innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 3.22 and he has faced 5,801 opposing hitters in his pro baseball career. He has conceded a total of 621 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.300 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.9. In his pro baseball career, Corbin has given up 1,370 base knocks while accumulating 1,317 K's in 1,368 frames.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Colorado (+100)
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