Los Angeles Dodgers vs Colorado Rockies Prediction, 9/23/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Dodgers vs Colorado Rockies
Date: Thursday, September 23, 2021
Location: Coors Field in Denver, CO
TV: AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (-312) Colorado (+215)
Kyle Freeland and the Colorado Rockies (70-80, 4th in NL West) host the Los Angeles Dodgers (97-54, 2nd in NL West) at Coors Field on Thursday. The Rockies open this contest at +215 while the Dodgers are coming in at -312. The total has been set at 10.5. The expected starting pitchers will be Max Scherzer and Kyle Freeland.
As a squad, the Los Angeles Dodgers are putting up 5.1 runs per game, which puts them at 5th in baseball. They have a total of 762 runs while holding a team OBP of .328. The Dodgers have accounted for 232 doubles as a unit and have knocked 210 balls out of the stadium. They have 732 RBI's as well as 1,229 hits on the campaign, and their average at the plate is at .242. Los Angeles is slugging .421 and have been rung up 1,329 times, while drawing a walk on 571 occasions.
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Dodgers pitchers have surrendered 149 home runs and also 512 runs in total (1st in baseball). They have walked 457 players from the other team and their FIP is 3.52 as a team so far this year. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 3.28 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.09. The Dodgers hold a team ERA of 2.94 over the course of the season (1st in the league), and the staff has rung up 1,497 hitters.
The Dodgers have dispatched 553 relievers to the mound this season. The relievers have inherited 215 runners on the campaign and 21.4% of those players crossed the plate. They have accumulated 49 saves over the course of the season and have blown 27 of their 76 chances to save the game. The Dodgers relief pitchers have earned a save percentage of 64.5% and has entered the game in 182 save situations. The relievers have a total of 104 holds on the year (3rd in MLB). Dodgers relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill with players on base 154 times and also have had 191 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Dodgers have turned 72.5% of balls hit into play into outs in their 12,186 innings, ranking them 1st in MLB. The Los Angeles Dodgers have accumulated 4,062 putouts so far this season, in addition to 1,213 assists and 81 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .985 which has them ranked 15th in pro baseball, and have 955 double plays.
Scherzer has taken the ball for 2,526 frames and has tallied 3,010 punch outs so far in his career. Scherzer (190-97 career record) has earned a FIP of 3.12 and he has gone up against 10,217 hitters during his time in the majors. His earned run average is 3.13 (880 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.081. He has conceded 2,055 base knocks (7.3 hits per nine innings) and has 676 free passes.
Colorado has recorded 172 home runs so far this year as well as 656 RBIs. They have recorded 255 doubles, while walking 461 times and scoring 686 runs. The Colorado Rockies have an OBP of .315 as well as a batting average of .247 for the season. The Rockies hold a slugging percentage of .414 and they are earning 4.57 runs per game (13th in baseball). They have struck out on 1,252 occasions (23rd in the league) and are sitting with 1,230 base hits.
The Colorado pitching staff have conceded 730 runs over the course of the season while having an ERA of 4.74 (684 earned runs yielded). They have allowed 183 home runs and they yield 5.06 runs per 9 innings (22nd in baseball). The Rockies hold a team WHIP of 1.374 with a FIP of 4.45 as a staff on the year. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.37 (1,189 strikeouts against 501 walks). They rank 20th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 1,283.
Colorado relievers have an inherited score rate of 40.2% out of their 189 inherited runners. Their relief pitchers have taken the field 155 times in high leverage situations in addition to 120 occasions with runners on. With 124 save situations, the Rockies have compiled 66 holds and also 27 blown saves. They rank 26th in baseball with a save percentage of 53.4%, and they have dispatched 493 relief pitchers to the hill on the campaign. Colorado has had bullpen pitchers enter the contest in 58 save opportunities and they have tallied 31 saves.
The Colorado Rockies have turned 129 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .987 (5th in the majors). The Rockies have 1,411 assists, 70 errors and have a tally of 3,895 putouts so far this year. In 11,685 innings played, the Rockies have earned a defensive efficiency of 68.8% (24th in professional baseball).
So far in his career, Freeland has allowed 673 hits while accumulating 502 punch outs in 641 innings. Freeland (39-40 career mark) holds a 4.22 ERA while giving up 9.4 hits per nine innings. He has given up 301 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.405 and having a FIP of 4.6. His K/BB ratio is 2.20 and he has gone up against 2,770 opposing hitters so far in his MLB career.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-312)
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