Colorado Rockies vs Cincinnati Reds Prediction, 3/27/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Colorado Rockies vs Cincinnati Reds
Date: Sunday, March 27, 2022
Location: Goodyear Ballpark in Goodyear, AZ
Kyle Freeland and the Colorado Rockies (74-87 last season, 4th in NL West) go to Goodyear Ballpark on Sunday where they'll meet the Cincinnati Reds (83-79 last year, 3rd in NL Central).
As a unit, the Colorado Rockies notched 4.6 runs per outing, which ranked them 10th in MLB. They tallied 739 runs while holding a team OBP of .317. The Rockies compiled 275 two-baggers as a squad and smacked 182 balls out of the park. They amassed 709 RBI's and 1,338 hits during the previous year, while their team batting average sat at .249. Colorado had a slugging percentage of .414 and struck out 1,356 times, while being walked on 491 occasions.
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Rockies pitchers allowed 196 long balls and also 796 total runs (22nd in MLB). Their pitching staff walked 539 opposing batters and their FIP finished at 4.47 as a unit for the previous season. They earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.35 and their pitching staff held a collective WHIP of 1.39. The Rockies had an earned run average of 4.82 in the previous season (25th in MLB), and their staff rung up 1,269 hitters.
Rockies pitchers came into the game with runners on 132 times as well as having 172 contests in high leverage situations. The bullpen earned 74 holds in the prior season (20th in MLB). The Rockies bullpen earned a save percentage of 52.4% and stepped onto the mound in 137 save situations. They earned 33 saves last year and missed out on 30 of 63 chances to get a save. The relief pitchers inherited 213 runners in the prior season and 39.0% of those players ended up scoring. The Rockies sent 543 relievers to the mound in the previous season.
The Colorado Rockies had a tally of 4,191 putouts for the prior year, as well as 1,516 assists and 73 errors. Their fielding percentage finished at .987 which put them in 4th in baseball, and accumulated 140 double plays. The Rockies converted 68.6% of balls hit into play into outs out of 12,573 innings on the field, which ranked them 25th in the majors.
Freeland (40-40 career mark) has a FIP of 4.54 while facing 2,824 hitters during his time in the majors. He has allowed 687 base knocks (9.5 hits per 9 innings) and has 233 free passes. His ERA is 4.20 (305 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.407. Freeland has pitched in 654 frames and has earned 510 K's during his MLB career.
The Reds held a team slugging percentage of .431 and they scored 4.85 runs per contest (9th in baseball). They hit 295 doubles, while taking a walk 553 times and scoring 786 runs. Cincinnati tallied 222 HRs for the previous season to go along with 756 RBIs. They were called out on strikes on 1,425 instances (12th in the league) and tallied 1,352 base hits. The Cincinnati Reds compiled an OBP of .328 as well as a batting average of .249 last season.
The Reds had a team WHIP of 1.358 and had a FIP of 4.34 as a staff over the course of last season. Their strikeout to walk ratio was 2.47 (1,524 strikeouts against 617 bases on balls). They finished at 16th in baseball as a staff in total hits given up with 1,330. They allowed 206 long balls and they conceded 4.77 runs per 9 innings (19th in baseball). The Cincinnati pitching staff relinquished 760 runs last year while holding an ERA of 4.41 (702 earned runs yielded).
Ending the season with 142 save situations, the Reds tallied 73 holds in addition to 26 blown saves. Cincinnati called on relief pitchers to enter the contest in 67 save chances and they tallied 41 saves. Their relief pitchers stepped onto the mound 189 times in high leverage situations and on 163 occasions with runners on base. Cincinnati bullpen pitchers held an inherited score rate of 38.7% out of their 248 inherited runners. They were ranked 14th in the league holding a save percentage of 61.2%, and they sent 579 relief pitchers to the hill last season.
In 12,909 innings played, the Reds accumulated a efficiency on defense of 68.8% (22nd in the majors). The Cincinnati Reds twisted 125 double plays and had a fielding rate of .984 (19th in MLB). The Reds had 1,422 assists, 91 errors and accumulated 4,303 putouts over the course of last year.
Mahle (26-31 career win-loss mark) has a 4.34 ERA and has conceded 8.7 hits per 9 innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.86 and he has gone up against 2,115 opposing hitters in his career. He has given up a total of 236 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.339 and a FIP of 4.4. During his MLB career, Mahle has allowed 472 base knocks while he has accumulated 523 strikeouts in 489 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Cincinnati
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