Colorado Rockies vs Washington Nationals Prediction, 9/19/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Colorado Rockies vs Washington Nationals
Date: Sunday, September 19, 2021
Location: Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.
Odds/Point Spread: Colorado (+145) Washington (-175)
Paolo Espino and the Washington Nationals (60-87, 5th in NL East) play the Colorado Rockies (69-78, 4th in NL West) at Nationals Park on Sunday. The moneyline on this contest has the Rockies coming in at +145 and the Nationals are at -175. The total opens at 9. The starting pitchers will be Ryan Feltner and Paolo Espino.
As a squad, the Colorado Rockies are putting up 4.6 runs per game, which is 13th in baseball. They have notched a total of 676 runs and hold an on-base percentage of .315. The Rockies have hit 244 doubles as a unit and have knocked 170 balls out of the park. They have recorded 647 runs batted in in addition to 1,205 base knocks on the year, and their average at the plate comes in at .247. Colorado has a slugging % of .415 and have struck out 1,220 times, while being walked on 445 occasions.
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Rockies pitchers have conceded 182 long balls and also 722 total runs (21st in baseball). They have walked 496 opposing hitters and their FIP comes in at 4.49 as a team so far this season. They have a K/BB ratio of 2.35 and the pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.38. The Rockies have compiled a team earned run average of 4.79 on the campaign (25th in MLB), and the staff has struck out 1,167 hitters.
Rockies bullpen pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on base 118 times in addition to having 151 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers have racked up 66 holds so far this season (19th in the league). The Rockies relief pitchers have recorded a save rate of 53.4% and has come into the game in 124 save situations. They have 31 saves on the season and have blown 27 of their 58 chances to save the game. The relief pitchers have inherited 187 base runners on the year and 40.1% of those players ended up scoring. The Rockies have dispatched 482 relievers to the mound this season.
The Rockies have turned 68.8% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 11,442 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting at 24th in baseball. The Colorado Rockies are sitting with 3,814 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 1,377 assists and 68 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .987 which ranks 5th in pro baseball, and they have turned 998 double plays.
Feltner (0-1 win-loss record in his career) has earned a FIP of 10.27 while he has faced 33 batters during his time in the major leagues. He has surrendered 9 hits (12.8 hits per 9 innings) with 5 free passes. His ERA is 11.37 (8 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 2.211. Feltner has taken the ball for 6 frames and is sitting with 6 punch outs in his MLB career.
The Nationals have a team SLG% of .420 and they are earning 4.50 runs per game (15th in baseball). They have notched 240 doubles, while getting a free base 498 times and notching 661 runs. Washington has 168 long balls over the course of the season as well as 626 runs batted in. They have been rung up on 1,172 instances (27th in MLB) and have 1,259 hits. The Washington Nationals have earned a team on-base percentage of .336 as well as a team batting average of .259 for the season.
The Nationals have a team WHIP of 1.345 and have a FIP of 4.82 as a pitching staff on the campaign. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.55 (1,215 strikeouts vs 476 free passes). They rank 17th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 1,222. They have surrendered 223 homers and they surrender 5.28 runs per 9 innings (25th in the league). The Washington pitching staff have conceded 741 runs on the campaign while holding a team ERA of 4.77 (669 earned runs surrendered).
With 150 save situations, the Nationals have 84 holds and 32 blown saves. Washington has called on bullpen pitchers to take the mound in 64 save opportunities and they have come away with 32 saves. Their relievers have come in 156 times in high leverage situations and on 128 occasions with base runners. Washington relief pitchers have an inherited score rate of 39.7% of 189 inherited base runners. They sit at 28th in MLB with a save percentage of 50.0%, and they have dispatched 505 relievers to the mound on the campaign.
In 11,358 innings played, the Nationals hold a defensive efficiency of 69.7% (12th in professional baseball). The Washington Nationals have twisted 105 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .983 (25th in professional baseball). The Nationals have recorded 1,236 assists, 88 errors and have a tally of 3,787 putouts for the season.
Espino (4-5 career mark) has a 4.54 earned run average while surrendering 9.0 hits per 9 innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 3.33 and he has gone up against 539 hitters during his career. He has conceded a total of 64 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.260 and a FIP of 4.8. During his pro baseball career, Espino has surrendered 127 hits while tallying 110 K's in 127 frames.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Colorado (+145)
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