Los Angeles Dodgers vs Colorado Rockies Prediction, 9/22/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Dodgers vs Colorado Rockies
Date: Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Location: Coors Field in Denver, CO
TV: AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (-208) Colorado (+160)
Coors Field is the venue where German Marquez and the Colorado Rockies (70-79, 4th in NL West) will play the Los Angeles Dodgers (96-54, 2nd in NL West) on Wednesday. The Rockies open this game at +160 while the Dodgers are coming in at -208. The over/under opens at 9.5. The pitchers expected to start will be Walker Buehler and German Marquez.
Los Angeles is slugging .422 and have been called out on strikes 1,322 times, while being walked on 571 occasions. They have accumulated 727 runs batted in and 1,220 base knocks on the campaign, and their batting average comes in at .242. The Dodgers have accumulated 231 two-baggers as a unit and have hit 210 balls out of the stadium. They have accumulated 757 runs and have an on-base percentage of .329. As a unit, the Los Angeles Dodgers are notching 5.1 runs per outing, which has them sitting at 5th in baseball.
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The Dodgers have a team ERA of 2.94 this year (1st in MLB), and the staff has struck out 1,486 hitters. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.29 and the pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.09. Dodgers pitchers have given up 149 home runs in addition to 508 runs in total (1st in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 452 players from the other team and their FIP sits at 3.53 as a squad over the course of the season.
Dodgers pitchers have stepped onto the hill with players on base 151 times and also have had 186 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen have recorded 103 holds on the year (3rd in baseball). The Dodgers relief pitchers have a save percentage of 64.0% and has entered the game in 180 save situations. They have recorded 48 saves on the year and have missed out on 27 out of their 75 save chances. The relief pitchers have inherited 210 runners this season with 21.9% of them ended up scoring. The Dodgers have dispatched 548 relief pitchers to the mound on the season.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have accounted for 4,032 putouts so far this season, in addition to 1,205 assists and 81 errors. Their fielding rate is holding steady at .985 which is 16th in pro baseball, and have a total of 947 double plays. The Dodgers have converted 72.6% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 12,096 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting 1st in baseball.
Buehler has taken the mound for 557 frames and has earned 614 strikeouts in his pro baseball career. Buehler (38-13 win-loss record in his career) sits with a FIP of 3.22 while he has gone up against 2,222 opposing batters during his time in the majors. His earned run average is 2.89 (179 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.006. He has surrendered 419 hits (6.8 hits per 9 innings) and has had 142 walks.
The Rockies have a team SLG% of .415 and they have an average of 4.58 runs per contest (13th in the league). They have 250 doubles, while taking a walk 456 times and putting up 682 runs. Colorado has recorded 172 long balls this season and 652 runs batted in. They have struck out on 1,241 occasions (23rd in the league) and have notched a total of 1,221 hits. The Colorado Rockies have accumulated a team on-base percentage of .315 in addition to a team batting average of .247 on the campaign.
The Rockies have a team WHIP of 1.378 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.47 as a unit so far this year. They come in at 21st in the league as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 1,274. The Colorado pitching staff have given up 725 runs on the campaign and come in with a team ERA of 4.75 (680 earned runs conceded). They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.36 (1,182 strikeouts against 501 bases on balls). They have allowed 183 long balls and they give up 5.07 runs per 9 innings (22nd in MLB).
Colorado relievers hold an inherited score rate of 40.2% of 189 inherited base runners. Their relief pitchers have come in 151 times in high leverage situations in addition to 119 occasions with runners on. With 124 save situations, the Rockies have recorded 66 holds and 27 blown saves. They are ranked 26th in MLB with a save rate of 53.4%, and they have sent 489 bullpen pitchers to the hill over the course of the season. Colorado has called on relievers to step onto the hill in 58 save opportunities and they have tallied 31 saves.
The Colorado Rockies have turned 128 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .987 (5th in the majors). The Rockies have 1,400 assists, 70 errors and have earned 3,865 putouts for the year. In 11,595 innings on the diamond, the Rockies have a defensive efficiency of 68.8% (24th in professional baseball).
During his pro baseball career, Marquez has surrendered 786 base hits and he has 808 punch outs in 805 frames. Marquez (54-40 record in his career) has a 4.22 earned run average while surrendering 8.8 hits per 9 innings. He has given up a total of 378 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.262 and having a FIP of 3.8. His K/BB ratio is 3.51 and he has gone up against 3,392 hitters so far in his career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-208)
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