Los Angeles Dodgers vs Colorado Rockies Prediction, 4/2/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Dodgers vs Colorado Rockies
Date: Friday, April 2, 2021
Location: Coors Field in Denver, CO
TV: AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (-275) Colorado (+250)
Antonio Senzatela and the Colorado Rockies (26-34, 4th in NL West last season) host the Los Angeles Dodgers (43-17, 1st in NL West last year) at Coors Field on Friday. The Rockies open this contest at +250 while the Dodgers are priced at -275. The O/U opens at 11.5. The starting pitchers will be Trevor Bauer and Antonio Senzatela.
The Dodgers accumulated 97 doubles as a team last season and knocked 118 baseballs out of the park. Los Angeles had a slugging percentage of .483 and were called out on strikes 471 times, while getting the free base on 228 occasions. As a squad, the Los Angeles Dodgers put up 5.8 runs per game, which was 1st in the league. They accounted for 327 RBI's in addition to 523 hits during the previous year, and their average at the plate was at .256. They notched a total of 349 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .338.
The Dodgers finished with a team ERA of 3.03 in the previous season (1st in the league), and they struck out 517 hitters. They accumulated a K/BB ratio of 3.57 and the pitching staff earned a collective WHIP of 1.06. Dodgers pitchers surrendered 66 home runs and also 213 total runs (29th in MLB). They walked 145 players from the other team and their FIP was 3.79 as a squad for the prior year. The Dodgers sent 249 relief pitchers to the hill for the prior year. The bullpen inherited 102 base runners last season and 27.5% of those players crossed home plate. They recorded 15 saves during the previous year and missed out on 10 out of their 25 chances to save the game. The Dodgers bullpen compiled a save rate of 60.0% and stepped onto the hill in 79 save situations. The relief pitchers a total of 52 holds last season (2nd in baseball). Dodgers pitchers entered the contest with opponents on base in 74 games as well as 66 contests with high leverage.
Bauer held a FIP of 2.88 and he earned an ERA+ of 287. Trevor Bauer surrendered 41 hits in 73 innings in which he pitched last season. He conceded 14 ER's over the course of last season with a K/BB ratio of 5.9. He allowed 5.1 hits per nine innings and he earned a WHIP of 0.795. His earned run average was 1.73 and he punched out 100 opposing batters. Bauer has taken the hill for 1,190 innings and has 1,279 punch outs so far in his pro baseball career. Bauer (75-64 career mark) is the owner of a FIP of 3.85 while facing 5,031 opposing hitters during his time in the majors. His ERA is 3.90 (516 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.265. He has allowed 1,051 base hits (7.9 hits per nine innings) with 454 walks.
Colorado recorded 63 home runs last year to go along with 264 runs batted in. They hit 84 two-baggers, while taking a walk 161 times as well as scoring 275 runs. The Colorado Rockies tallied a team OBP of .311 as well as a team batting average of .257 over the course of last year. The Rockies held a slugging percentage of .405 and they were recording 4.58 runs per contest (15th in MLB). They struck out on 543 occasions (10th in the league) and earned a total of 528 base hits.
The Rockies had a team WHIP of 1.490 and had a FIP of 5.14 as a pitching staff during the previous year. They had a K/BB ratio of 1.92 (393 strikeouts against 205 free passes). They finished at 2nd in the league as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 579. They conceded 83 homers and they relinquished 6.04 runs per 9 innings (30th in baseball). The Colorado pitching staff given up 353 runs in the previous season while having a team ERA of 5.59 (327 earned runs yielded). Ending the season with 24 opportunities for a save, the Rockies had 20 holds and also 8 blown saves. Colorado called on relief pitchers to take the mound in 44 save situations and they came away with 16 saves. Their bullpen pitchers came into 59 games with high leverage and 59 contests with runners on. Colorado relief pitchers held an inherited score rate of 39.0% out of 96 inherited base runners. They ranked 9th in the league with a save percentage of 66.7%, and they dispatched 189 relief pitchers onto the field last year.
Senzatela had a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.3 with 41 total K's and he was the owner of an ERA+ of 151. He took the hill for 73.1 innings last season while allowing 8.7 H/9. Senzatela allowed 71 base hits while he conceded 28 earned runs (3.44 ERA). His WHIP was 1.21 and he earned a FIP of 4.57 throughout last season. During his MLB career, Senzatela has allowed 454 base knocks while he has accumulated 288 punch outs in 423 innings pitched. He has conceded 235 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.433 and a FIP of 4.7. His strikeout to walk ratio is 1.89 and he has faced 1,839 opposing batters in his career. Senzatela (32-25 record in his career) has earned a 5.00 earned run average while giving up 9.7 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-275)
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