Los Angeles Dodgers vs Colorado Rockies Prediction, 7/18/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Dodgers vs Colorado Rockies
Date: Sunday, July 18, 2021
Location: Coors Field in Denver, CO
TV: AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (-180) Colorado (+157)
Kyle Freeland and the Colorado Rockies (40-52, 4th in NL West) host the Los Angeles Dodgers (57-35, 2nd in NL West) at Coors Field on Sunday. The Dodgers open this game at -180 while the Rockies are coming in at +157. The O/U has been set at 8.5. The pitchers who are expected to start will be David Price and Kyle Freeland.
The Dodgers have hit 140 doubles as a squad and have knocked 124 baseballs out of the stadium. Los Angeles has a slugging % of .421 and have been called out on strikes 815 times, while being walked on 387 occasions. As a unit, the Los Angeles Dodgers are notching 5.3 runs per game, which has them sitting at 2nd in MLB. They have recorded 464 RBI's as well as 758 hits over the course of the season, while their team batting average is .245. They have tallied 486 runs while holding a team OBP of .339.
The Dodgers are sitting with a team ERA of 3.15 on the season (1st in the league), and the staff has rung up 923 hitters. They have walked 276 hitters and their FIP is 3.66 as a squad so far this year. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 3.34 and the pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.13. Dodgers pitchers have allowed 100 home runs and 338 runs (3rd in the league).
The Dodgers have dispatched 315 relievers to the hill so far this year. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 126 base runners on the season with 24.6% of those runners crossed the plate. They have tallied 29 saves on the year and have blown 18 out of their 47 chances to save the game. The Dodgers relievers have a save percentage of 61.7% and has entered the game in 107 save situations. The relief pitchers have 59 holds over the course of the season (6th in the league). Dodgers relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on 89 times and also have had 104 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Dodgers have converted 71.4% of balls hit into play into outs out of 7,338 innings on the field, ranking them 3rd in MLB. The Los Angeles Dodgers have accumulated 2,446 putouts thus far, in addition to 745 assists and 57 errors. Their fielding rate is at .982 which puts them in 23rd in professional baseball, and have a total of 554 double plays.
Price has taken the hill for 2,060 frames and is sitting with 2,012 strikeouts in his MLB career. His ERA is 3.31 (757 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.160. He has conceded 1,855 base knocks (8.1 hits per 9 innings) with 536 walks. Price (154-80 career win-loss mark) holds a FIP of 3.36 while facing 8,458 batters in the major leagues.
Colorado has 85 home runs over the course of the season as well as 372 RBIs. They have hit 153 doubles, while getting a free base 279 times and scoring 394 runs. The Colorado Rockies have earned a team OBP of .313 and a batting average of .245 for the season. The Rockies hold a slugging % of .393 and they are recording 4.28 runs per contest (17th in baseball). They have been called out on strikes on 761 occasions (22nd in the league) and have earned 744 hits.
The Colorado pitching staff have given up 448 runs for the year while having a team ERA of 4.66 (410 earned runs conceded). They have given up 104 HR's and they allow 5.10 runs per 9 innings (24th in baseball). The Rockies have a team WHIP of 1.378 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.45 as a squad for the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 2.21 (706 strikeouts vs 319 free passes). They are sitting at 24th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 771.
Colorado has had relievers step onto the mound in 32 save opportunities and they have come away with 16 saves. They are ranked 27th in the league with a save rate of 50.0%, and they have sent 292 bullpen pitchers to the mound over the course of the season. Their bullpen pitchers have come in 97 times in high leverage situations and on 77 occasions with runners on. Colorado bullpen pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 43.1% out of their 123 inherited base runners. With 65 save situations, the Rockies have tallied 33 holds in addition to 16 blown saves.
The Colorado Rockies have twisted 84 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .983 (19th in baseball). The Rockies have accrued 892 assists, 56 errors and are sitting with 2,373 putouts for the year. In 7,119 innings on the field, the Rockies are sitting with a efficiency on defense of 68.8% (23rd in MLB).
Thus far in his career, Freeland has conceded 607 base hits while accumulating 437 K's in 576 innings pitched. He has allowed a total of 273 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.424 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.6. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.05 and he has gone up against 2,502 batters during his MLB career. Freeland (34-35 career record) has earned a 4.27 ERA and has given up 9.5 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-180)
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