Los Angeles Dodgers vs Colorado Rockies Prediction, 4/8/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Los Angeles Dodgers vs Colorado Rockies
Date: Friday, April 8, 2022
Location: Coors Field in Denver, CO
TV: AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (-210) Colorado (+175)
Coors Field is the location where the Colorado Rockies (74-87 last year) will go up against the Los Angeles Dodgers (106-56 last season) on Friday. The moneyline on this game has Los Angeles at -210 and Colorado is at +175. The total is 11.5. The expected starting pitchers are Walker Buehler and Kyle Freeland.
The Dodgers tallied 247 two-baggers as a team and hit 237 balls out of the park. Los Angeles had a slugging percentage of .429 and were rung up 1,408 times, while being walked on 613 occasions. As a unit, the Los Angeles Dodgers scored 5.1 runs per game, which had them sitting at 5th in the league. They had 799 runs batted in in addition to 1,330 hits over the course of the prior season, and their average at the plate was at .244. They earned a total of 830 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .330.
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The Dodgers finished with a team ERA of 3.01 last season (1st in MLB), and the staff rung up 1,599 batters. Their pitching staff walked 486 hitters and their FIP finished at 3.54 as a squad in the previous season. They had a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.29 and their pitching staff recorded a WHIP of 1.10. Dodgers pitchers gave up 161 home runs and 561 runs in total (1st in MLB).
The Dodgers bullpen accumulated a save percentage of 67.5% and entered the game in 198 save situations. The relievers inherited 231 base runners during the previous year with 20.3% of those runners ended up scoring. Dodgers bullpen pitchers went to the mound with players on base 168 times in addition to having 201 outings in high leverage situations. The Dodgers dispatched 600 relievers to the mound last year. The relief pitchers tallied 112 holds over the course of the prior season (3rd in baseball). They compiled 56 saves in the prior season and did not convert 27 of 83 save opportunities.
The Los Angeles Dodgers earned 4,356 putouts over the course of last year, as well as 1,303 assists and 89 errors. Their fielding percentage was at .985 which had them ranked 18th in baseball, and they turned 94 double plays. The Dodgers converted 72.3% of balls hit into play into outs out of 13,068 innings on the field, which had them sitting at 1st in MLB.
Buehler (40-13 career record) has earned a FIP of 3.20 and he has faced 2,284 hitters during his time in the major leagues. He has given up 432 base knocks (6.8 hits per 9 innings) and has 145 free passes. His earned run average is 2.90 (185 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.006. Buehler has taken the mound for 573 innings and has 632 strikeouts so far in his career.
Colorado accounted for 182 home runs over the course of the prior season to go along with 709 RBIs. They hit 275 doubles, while taking a walk 491 times and putting up 739 runs. The Colorado Rockies accounted for an on-base percentage of .317 and a team batting average of .249 over the course of last year. The Rockies held a team SLG% of .414 and they earned 4.59 runs per contest (10th in baseball). They were rung up on 1,356 occasions (22nd in the league) and earned 1,338 hits.
The Rockies had a team WHIP of 1.386 and were the owners of a FIP of 4.47 as a unit over the course of last season. Their strikeout to walk ratio sat at 2.35 (1,269 strikeouts against 539 walks). They were ranked 25th in baseball as a staff in total hits given up with 1,397. They surrendered 196 dingers and they surrendered 5.13 runs per 9 innings (23rd in baseball). The Colorado pitching staff conceded 796 runs during the previous year while holding an ERA of 4.82 (748 earned runs yielded).
Ending the season with 137 save situations, the Rockies had 74 holds and also 30 blown saves. Colorado called on relief pitchers to step onto the mound in 63 save chances and they walked away with 33 saves. Their relievers stepped onto the mound 172 times in high leverage situations and on 132 occasions with base runners. Colorado relief pitchers had an inherited score rate of 39.0% out of 213 inherited base runners. They were ranked 25th in the league with a save percentage of 52.4%, and they sent 543 relievers to the hill last year.
Out of their 12,573 innings on the diamond, the Rockies accumulated a efficiency on defense of 68.6% (25th in baseball). The Colorado Rockies twisted 140 double plays and earned a fielding percentage of .987 (4th in pro baseball). The Rockies recorded 1,516 assists, 73 errors and accumulated 4,191 putouts last year.
In his pro baseball career, Freeland has allowed 687 base knocks while accumulating 510 punch outs in 654 innings pitched. Freeland (40-40 record in his career) is the owner of a 4.20 earned run average while surrendering 9.5 hits per nine innings. He has given up 305 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.407 and a FIP of 4.5. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.19 and he has faced 2,824 opposing hitters so far in his MLB career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-210)
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