Los Angeles Dodgers vs Colorado Rockies Prediction, 4/4/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Dodgers vs Colorado Rockies
Date: Sunday, April 4, 2021
Location: Coors Field in Denver, CO
TV: AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (-312) Colorado (+195)
Austin Gomber and the Colorado Rockies (26-34, 4th in NL West last season) play the Los Angeles Dodgers (43-17, 1st in NL West last year) at Coors Field on Sunday. The Dodgers open this contest at -312 while the Rockies are priced at +195. The O/U has been set at 7.5. The pitchers taking the mound are Julio Urias and Austin Gomber.
The Dodgers accrued 97 doubles as a team last year and smacked 118 balls out of the park. Los Angeles was slugging .483 and struck out 471 times, while getting the free base on 228 occasions. As a squad, the Los Angeles Dodgers scored 5.8 runs per outing, which had them sitting at 1st in the league. They amassed 327 RBI's and 523 base knocks over the course of last year, while their team batting average was at .256. They tallied 349 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .338.
The Dodgers compiled a team earned run average of 3.03 last season (1st in baseball), and their staff rung up 517 batters. Their K/BB ratio was 3.57 and the pitching staff had a team WHIP of 1.06. Dodgers pitchers yielded 66 long balls and also 213 runs in total (29th in the league). Their pitching staff walked 145 opposing hitters and their FIP came in at 3.79 as a unit for the prior year. The Dodgers relievers compiled a save rate of 60.0% and entered the game in 79 save situations. The relief pitchers inherited 102 runners over the course of the prior season and 27.5% of those runners ended up scoring. Dodgers bullpen pitchers stepped onto the hill with opponents on base in 74 games as well as 66 games with high leverage. The Dodgers dispatched 249 relievers to the mound over the course of the prior season. The relievers had a total of 52 holds in the previous season (2nd in the league). They earned 15 saves last season and blew 10 of their 25 chances to save the game.
Julio Urias gave up 45 base hits in 55 innings pitched over the course of last year. His earned run average was 3.27 and he struck out 45 opposing hitters. He gave up 20 ER's last season with a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.5. He gave up 7.4 H/9 (hits per 9 innings) and he had a WHIP of 1.145. Urias was the owner of a FIP of 3.72 and an ERA+ of 130. Urias has pitched in 239 innings and has accounted for 232 strikeouts in his career. His ERA is 3.20 (85 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.251. He has surrendered 209 base hits (7.9 hits per 9 innings) and has had 90 walks. Urias (12-7 career record) has earned a FIP of 3.47 while he has gone up against 1,001 batters in the major leagues.
The Colorado Rockies had a team on-base percentage of .311 as well as a team batting average of .257 during the previous year. They struck out on 543 instances (10th in the league) and had 528 hits. Colorado recorded 63 home runs last season to go along with 264 RBIs. The Rockies held a slugging percentage of .405 and they averaged 4.58 runs per outing (15th in baseball). They tallied 84 two-baggers, while walking 161 times and putting up 275 runs.
The Colorado pitching staff relinquished 353 runs over the course of the prior season while having a team ERA of 5.59 (327 earned runs yielded). They conceded 83 home runs and they conceded 6.04 runs per 9 innings (30th in baseball). The Rockies had a team WHIP of 1.490 with a FIP of 5.14 as a unit over the course of last season. Their K/BB ratio came in at 1.92 (393 strikeouts vs 205 free passes). They finished at 2nd in MLB as a staff in total hits surrendered with 579. Colorado relief pitchers held an inherited score rate of 39.0% out of their 96 inherited runners. Their relievers came into 59 games with high leverage in addition to 59 games with base runners. With 24 chances for a save, the Rockies amassed 20 holds and 8 blown saves. They were sitting at 9th in MLB with a save rate of 66.7%, and they sent 189 relief pitchers to the hill last year. Colorado called on bullpen pitchers to take the mound in 44 save situations and they came away with 16 saves.
Gomber gave up 19 base hits while conceding 6 earned runs (1.86 ERA). His WHIP sat at 1.17 and he held a FIP of 3.54 throughout last season. He threw 29.0 innings last year while surrendering 5.9 H/9 (hits per 9 innings). Gomber earned a K/BB ratio of 1.8 with 27 total strikeouts and an ERA+ of 229. During his MLB career, Gomber has allowed 100 hits while he has tallied 94 strikeouts in 104 innings pitched. He has given up a total of 43 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.413 and having a FIP of 3.9. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.00 and he has gone up against 453 hitters thus far in his career. Gomber (7-3 win-loss record in his career) has a 3.72 earned run average while giving up 8.7 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Colorado (+195)
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