Colorado Rockies vs Washington Nationals Prediction, 5/28/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Colorado Rockies vs Washington Nationals
Date: Saturday, May 28, 2022
Location: Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.
Odds/Point Spread: Colorado (-105) Washington (-115)
Nationals Park is the location where the Washington Nationals (16-30) will attempt to defeat the Colorado Rockies (20-24) on Saturday. The line on this matchup has Colorado at -105 while Washington is at -115. The betting total is set at 9.5. The men taking the mound are Chad Kuhl and Joan Adon.
As a team, the Colorado Rockies are recording 4.6 runs per game, which is 8th in MLB. They have notched a total of 201 runs scored while having a team on-base percentage of .325. The Rockies have compiled 72 doubles as a team and have hit 41 baseballs out of the stadium. They have accounted for 189 runs batted in and 391 hits on the campaign, while their average at the plate comes in at .261. Colorado has a slugging percentage of .401 and have been called out on strikes 337 times, while being walked on 127 occasions.
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The Rockies have a team ERA of 4.91 this year (28th in baseball), and their staff has rung up 313 batters. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.13 and the pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.47. Rockies pitchers have conceded 41 home runs and 238 runs (28th in MLB). They have walked 147 players from the other team and their FIP is 4.15 as a unit for the season.
Rockies relief pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on base 37 times in addition to having 41 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers have tallied 18 holds on the year (25th in the league). The Rockies relief pitchers have a save percentage of 73.7% and has come into the game in 37 save situations. They have 14 saves this season and have missed out on 5 out of their 19 save opportunities. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 73 base runners this year with 32.9% of them crossed the plate. The Rockies have sent 142 relievers to the hill so far this season.
The Rockies have turned 66.0% of balls in play into outs out of 3,465 innings on the field, which has them sitting at 30th in MLB. The Colorado Rockies have a tally of 1,155 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 452 assists and 34 errors. Their fielding rate is at .979 which has them sitting 28th in MLB, and have a total of 51 double plays.
Kuhl has pitched in 481 innings and is sitting with 426 punch outs during his pro baseball career. Kuhl (28-32 career record) has earned a FIP of 4.57 while facing 2,075 batters during his time in the majors. His ERA is 4.38 (234 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.407. He has allowed 465 base knocks (8.7 hits per 9 innings) and has 212 walks.
The Nationals hold a team slugging percentage of .358 and they are scoring 3.91 runs per outing (23rd in the league). They have put up 74 doubles, while walking 133 times as well as scoring 180 runs. Washington has accounted for 27 home runs over the course of the season as well as 171 RBIs. They have been rung up on 332 occasions (26th in baseball) and have accounted for 386 base hits. The Washington Nationals have a team OBP of .316 and a team batting average of .252 so far this season.
The Nationals have a WHIP of 1.464 in addition to having a FIP of 4.51 as a staff for the year. They come in at 29th in the league as a staff in total hits surrendered with 413. The Washington pitching staff have yielded 239 runs so far this year while having an ERA of 4.99 (223 earned runs yielded). Their K/BB ratio is 2.04 (359 strikeouts vs 176 bases on balls). They have conceded 51 home runs and they allow 5.35 runs per 9 innings (27th in baseball).
Washington has called on relievers to enter the contest in 9 save opportunities and they have walked away with 5 saves. They are currently ranked 27th in baseball with a save rate of 55.6%, and they have dispatched 177 relief pitchers to the hill this year. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 29 times in high leverage situations and on 48 occasions with runners on. Washington relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 34.5% out of 87 inherited runners. Sitting with 27 save situations, the Nationals have 18 holds and 4 blown saves.
In 3,624 innings on the field, the Nationals have earned a defensive efficiency of 67.4% (27th in pro baseball). The Washington Nationals have gotten 36 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .980 (27th in MLB). The Nationals have racked up 419 assists, 33 errors and have earned 1,208 putouts on the campaign.
Adon (1-8 career win-loss record) has earned a 6.56 earned run average while giving up 9.6 hits per 9 innings. His K/BB ratio is 1.47 and he has faced 220 opposing batters during his MLB career. He has allowed a total of 34 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.714 and a FIP of 5.2. So far in his career, Adon has allowed 50 hits and he has 44 punch outs in 46 frames.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Colorado (-105)
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