Washington Nationals vs Colorado Rockies Prediction, 9/28/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Washington Nationals vs Colorado Rockies
Date: Tuesday, September 28, 2021
Location: Coors Field in Denver, CO
TV: AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain
Odds/Point Spread: Washington (+105) Colorado (-141)
Kyle Freeland and the Colorado Rockies (71-84, 4th in NL West) play the Washington Nationals (64-92, 5th in NL East) at Coors Field on Tuesday. The moneyline on this matchup has the Nationals priced at +105 and the Rockies are at -141. The O/U opens at 11. The starting pitchers will be Patrick Corbin and Kyle Freeland.
The Nationals have accounted for 259 doubles as a unit and have knocked 179 balls out of the stadium. Washington has a slugging rate of .420 and have been called out on strikes 1,249 times, while taking a walk on 542 occasions. As a unit, the Washington Nationals are notching 4.5 runs per game, which ranks them 15th in MLB. They have 665 runs batted in and 1,340 base knocks this season, while their batting average is at .258. They have accounted for 703 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .336.
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The Nationals have compiled a team earned run average of 4.77 this year (23rd in MLB), and they have rung up 1,292 batters. Their pitching staff has walked 515 hitters and their FIP sits at 4.85 as a unit this season. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.51 and their pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.36. Nationals pitchers have allowed 239 home runs and also 787 total runs (25th in the league).
The Nationals have sent 542 relievers to the hill on the campaign. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 210 base runners this season with 37.1% of those players ended up crossing the plate. They have accumulated 35 saves for the year and have not converted 35 of 70 save chances. The Nationals relievers have accumulated a save rate of 50.0% and has entered the game in 165 save situations. The relief pitchers have notched 93 holds so far this season (6th in MLB). Nationals bullpen pitchers have entered the game with runners on base 142 times as well as having 172 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Washington Nationals have accumulated 4,028 putouts so far this season, in addition to 1,312 assists and 92 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .983 which ranks 23rd in MLB, and they have twisted 1,127 double plays. The Nationals have turned 69.6% of balls in play into outs in their 12,081 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting at 16th in pro baseball.
Corbin has thrown 1,379 innings and has tallied 1,329 K's in his pro baseball career. His ERA is 4.09 (627 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.305. He has surrendered 1,384 base knocks (9.0 hits per 9 innings) and has 416 walks. Corbin (81-83 career mark) has earned a FIP of 3.86 while he has gone up against 5,853 hitters in the majors.
The Rockies hold a team slugging percentage of .413 and they score 4.56 runs per game (13th in baseball). They have notched 262 doubles, while getting a free base 467 times and scoring 707 runs. Colorado is sitting with 176 home runs this season to go along with 678 RBIs. They have struck out on 1,304 occasions (22nd in MLB) and have a total of 1,279 base knocks. The Colorado Rockies hold a team on-base percentage of .315 as well as a team batting average of .248 on the year.
The Colorado pitching staff have surrendered 762 runs this season while holding a team ERA of 4.78 (714 earned runs relinquished). They have conceded 192 HR's and they allow 5.10 runs per 9 innings (22nd in baseball). The Rockies have a WHIP of 1.377 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.48 as a team so far this year. They currently have a K/BB ratio of 2.38 (1,227 strikeouts vs 515 free passes). They rank 24th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 1,336.
Sitting with 129 save situations, the Rockies have amassed 70 holds and also 28 blown saves. Colorado has had relief pitchers enter the contest in 59 save chances and they have come away with 31 saves. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill 164 times in high leverage situations in addition to 126 occasions with runners on. Colorado relievers hold an inherited score rate of 40.5% out of 200 inherited runners. They are ranked 25th in MLB holding a save percentage of 52.5%, and they have dispatched 516 relievers to the mound on the year.
The Colorado Rockies have turned 133 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .987 (5th in the majors). The Rockies have racked up 1,459 assists, 72 errors and have a tally of 4,033 putouts over the course of the season. In 12,099 innings on the field, the Rockies hold a defensive efficiency of 68.8% (24th in baseball).
Freeland (39-40 win-loss record in his career) holds a 4.23 earned run average while allowing 9.5 hits per nine innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.21 and he has gone up against 2,796 hitters so far in his MLB career. He has allowed a total of 304 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.406 and having a FIP of 4.5. In his career, Freeland has surrendered 681 base knocks while he has tallied 507 strikeouts in 647 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Washington (+105)
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