Los Angeles Dodgers vs Colorado Rockies Prediction, 7/17/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Dodgers vs Colorado Rockies
Date: Saturday, July 17, 2021
Location: Coors Field in Denver, CO
TV: AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (-303) Colorado (+220)
Chi Chi Gonzalez and the Colorado Rockies (40-51, 4th in NL West) play the Los Angeles Dodgers (56-35, 2nd in NL West) at Coors Field on Saturday. The Rockies open this game at +220 while the Dodgers are priced at -303. The over/under opens at 12.5. The expected starting pitchers will be Walker Buehler and Chi Chi Gonzalez.
Los Angeles owns a slugging percentage of .420 and have been called out on strikes 805 times, while taking a walk on 382 occasions. They have recorded 454 RBI's and 744 base knocks this year, and their average at the plate is .244. The Dodgers have accounted for 137 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 123 balls out of the stadium. They have tallied 476 runs while holding a team OBP of .338. As a squad, the Los Angeles Dodgers are earning 5.2 runs per contest, which has them at 2nd in MLB.
The Dodgers have an earned run average of 3.14 this season (1st in baseball), and their staff has struck out 918 batters. They have walked 273 hitters and their FIP sits at 3.64 as a team on the season. They have a K/BB ratio of 3.36 and the pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.12. Dodgers pitchers have yielded 99 home runs and 334 total runs (3rd in baseball).
The Dodgers have dispatched 311 relievers to the mound over the course of the season. The relief pitchers have inherited 124 base runners so far this year with 25.0% of those players crossed the plate. They have recorded 29 saves so far this season and have blown 18 out of their 47 chances to get a save. The Dodgers bullpen have compiled a save rate of 61.7% and has stepped onto the mound in 107 save situations. The relief pitchers have accumulated 59 holds on the season (4th in baseball). Dodgers relief pitchers have entered the contest with opponents on base 88 times in addition to having 104 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have amassed 2,419 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 734 assists and 57 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .982 which ranks 24th in MLB, and have accumulated 546 double plays. The Dodgers have turned 71.4% of baseballs in play into outs out of 7,257 innings on the field, which has them sitting 3rd in baseball.
Buehler has taken the ball for 480 frames and has accounted for 534 strikeouts so far in his pro baseball career. His earned run average is 2.96 (158 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.002. He has surrendered 362 base hits (6.8 hits per nine innings) and has had 119 free passes. Buehler (33-10 career mark) is the owner of a FIP of 3.28 while he has faced 1,912 hitters in the majors.
The Rockies hold a slugging % of .393 and they are recording 4.29 runs per game (16th in the league). They have recorded 153 doubles, while walking 276 times and notching 390 runs. Colorado has compiled 84 long balls for the season as well as 368 RBIs. They have struck out on 756 occasions (22nd in baseball) and have notched a total of 735 base knocks. The Colorado Rockies have tallied a team on-base percentage of .312 and a batting average of .245 this season.
The Rockies hold a team WHIP of 1.370 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.45 as a squad so far this season. They are currently ranked 22nd in the league as a staff in total hits surrendered with 757. The Colorado pitching staff have allowed 438 runs for the year while having an ERA of 4.60 (400 earned runs allowed). They currently have a K/BB ratio of 2.22 (696 strikeouts vs 314 bases on balls). They have conceded 103 HR's and they surrender 5.04 runs per 9 innings (23rd in the league).
Colorado relievers have an inherited score rate of 43.1% out of 123 inherited runners. Their relief pitchers have come in 97 times in high leverage situations and on 77 occasions with runners on. Sitting with 65 save situations, the Rockies have amassed 33 holds and also 16 blown saves. They are currently ranked 27th in baseball with a save rate of 50.0%, and they have dispatched 288 bullpen pitchers onto the diamond for the year. Colorado has had bullpen pitchers step onto the hill in 32 save chances and they have recorded 16 saves.
In their 7,038 innings on the diamond, the Rockies have earned a defensive efficiency of 69.0% (21st in baseball). The Colorado Rockies have turned 84 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .983 (19th in the majors). The Rockies have recorded 889 assists, 55 errors and have a tally of 2,346 putouts so far this season.
Thus far in his career, Gonzalez has conceded 245 hits while tallying 146 punch outs in 241 innings pitched. Gonzalez (9-21 win-loss record in his career) holds a 5.25 ERA and has conceded 9.1 hits per 9 innings. He has allowed 141 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.448 and a FIP of 5.3. He has a K/BB ratio of 1.39 and he has gone up against 1,057 hitters in his MLB career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Colorado (+220)
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