Washington Nationals vs Colorado Rockies Prediction, 9/29/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Washington Nationals vs Colorado Rockies
Date: Wednesday, September 29, 2021
Location: Coors Field in Denver, CO
TV: AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain
Odds/Point Spread: Washington (+110) Colorado (-135)
Peter Lambert and the Colorado Rockies (71-85, 4th in NL West) play the Washington Nationals (65-92, 4th in NL East) at Coors Field on Wednesday. The Rockies open this game at -135 while the Nationals are coming in at +110. The over/under has been set at 10. The pitchers who are expected to start are Paolo Espino and Peter Lambert.
Washington has a slugging percentage of .419 and have struck out 1,255 times, while being walked on 545 occasions. They have compiled 670 runs batted in as well as 1,351 hits so far this season, and their average at the plate is .259. The Nationals have compiled 260 doubles as a unit and have smacked 179 baseballs out of the park. They have earned 708 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .337. As a unit, the Washington Nationals are notching 4.5 runs per game, which is 15th in MLB.
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The Nationals have compiled a team earned run average of 4.76 over the course of the season (23rd in baseball), and the staff has rung up 1,298 batters. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 2.49 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.36. Nationals pitchers have relinquished 239 long balls and 791 runs in total (25th in MLB). They have walked 521 batters and their FIP comes in at 4.85 as a unit this year.
The Nationals relievers have a save percentage of 50.7% and has stepped onto the mound in 169 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 211 runners on the season and 37.0% of those runners earned a run for their team. Nationals bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill with opponents on base 143 times and also have had 176 appearances in high leverage situations. The Nationals have sent 546 relievers to the mound this year. The relievers have tallied 96 holds this season (5th in baseball). They have compiled 36 saves on the season and have blown 35 of 71 save opportunities.
The Washington Nationals have earned a total of 4,055 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 1,320 assists and 93 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .983 which puts them in 23rd in baseball, and have a total of 1,135 double plays. The Nationals have turned 69.6% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 12,162 innings, ranking them 16th in the majors.
Espino has taken the mound for 137 innings and has totaled 119 punch outs thus far in his career. His ERA is 4.38 (67 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.242. He has given up 135 hits (8.8 hits per nine innings) with 36 walks. Espino (5-5 win-loss record in his career) has a FIP of 4.76 and he has gone up against 580 opposing batters during his time in the major leagues.
The Colorado Rockies have compiled an on-base percentage of .315 and a team batting average of .247 this season. They have been rung up on 1,310 occasions (22nd in MLB) and have totaled 1,287 hits. Colorado has 176 home runs this year as well as 682 RBIs. The Rockies have a slugging percentage of .412 and they are scoring 4.56 runs per outing (13th in the league). They have 264 doubles, while taking a walk 473 times as well as notching 711 runs.
The Rockies are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.378 in addition to having a FIP of 4.47 as a staff this season. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.38 (1,233 strikeouts vs 518 bases on balls). They sit at 26th in the league as a staff in total hits conceded with 1,347. They have given up 192 long balls and they concede 5.10 runs per 9 innings (22nd in the league). The Colorado pitching staff have yielded 767 runs on the season and come in with a team ERA of 4.78 (719 earned runs yielded).
Colorado has had bullpen pitchers step onto the mound in 59 save chances and they have earned 31 saves. They are ranked 25th in MLB with a save rate of 52.5%, and they have sent 520 relievers onto the diamond this season. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the mound 164 times in high leverage situations and also on 126 occasions with base runners. Colorado relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 40.5% of 200 inherited base runners. With 129 save situations, the Rockies have recorded 70 holds in addition to 28 blown saves.
The Colorado Rockies have turned 134 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .987 (5th in MLB). The Rockies have recorded 1,472 assists, 72 errors and have 4,060 putouts on the season. In their 12,180 innings played, the Rockies have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 68.7% (25th in the majors).
Lambert (3-7 record in his career) has earned a 7.16 earned run average while giving up 11.9 hits per nine innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 1.59 and he has gone up against 435 hitters during his MLB career. He has surrendered a total of 74 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.720 and having a FIP of 6.1. So far in his career, Lambert has allowed 123 base knocks while totaling 59 punch outs in 93 innings.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Colorado (-135)
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