Los Angeles Dodgers vs Colorado Rockies Prediction, 4/9/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Los Angeles Dodgers vs Colorado Rockies
Date: Saturday, April 9, 2022
Location: Coors Field in Denver, CO
TV: AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (-180) Colorado (+155)
The Colorado Rockies (74-87 last year) will play the Los Angeles Dodgers (106-56 last season) at Coors Field on Saturday. The line on this matchup has the Dodgers at -180 and the Rockies are opening at +155. The total has been set at 11.5. The expected starting pitchers will be Clayton Kershaw and German Marquez.
Los Angeles had a slugging percentage of .429 and struck out 1,408 times, while drawing a walk on 613 occasions. They had 799 RBI's and 1,330 hits over the course of last year, while their average at the plate sat at .244. The Dodgers accrued 247 doubles as a squad and smacked 237 balls out of the park. They earned 830 runs while having a team on-base percentage of .330. As a unit, the Los Angeles Dodgers put up 5.1 runs per contest, which had them at 5th in MLB.
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The Dodgers finished with a team earned run average of 3.01 in the prior season (1st in the league), and their staff struck out 1,599 hitters. Their pitching staff walked 486 players from the other team and their FIP was 3.54 as a unit for the prior year. They accumulated a K/BB ratio of 3.29 and the pitching staff held a collective WHIP of 1.10. Dodgers pitchers gave up 161 home runs in addition to 561 runs (1st in the league).
The Dodgers had sent 600 relief pitchers to the hill for the prior year. The bullpen inherited 231 base runners during the previous year with 20.3% of those runners ended up crossing the plate. They compiled 56 saves in the previous season and missed out on 27 of 83 chances to save the game. The Dodgers relief pitchers accumulated a save rate of 67.5% and entered the game in 198 save situations. The relievers had a total of 112 holds in the previous season (3rd in the league). Dodgers bullpen pitchers came into the game with players on base 168 times and also had 201 games in high leverage situations.
The Dodgers turned 72.3% of balls hit into play into outs out of 13,068 innings, which ranked them 1st in the majors. The Los Angeles Dodgers earned a total of 4,356 putouts last year, as well as 1,303 assists and 89 errors. Their fielding percentage was at .985 which put them in 18th in MLB, and earned 94 double plays.
Kershaw has taken the hill for 2,454 innings and has accumulated 2,670 strikeouts in his MLB career. His ERA is 2.49 (679 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.004. He has surrendered 1,859 hits (6.8 hits per nine innings) and has 606 free passes. Kershaw (185-84 win-loss record in his career) holds a FIP of 2.77 and he has faced 9,667 opposing hitters in the majors.
Colorado had a total of 182 home runs over the course of the prior season to go along with 709 RBIs. They hit 275 doubles, while getting a free base 491 times as well as earning 739 runs. The Colorado Rockies accumulated an on-base percentage of .317 and a team batting average of .249 over the course of last season. The Rockies had a team slugging % of .414 and they averaged 4.59 runs per outing (10th in the league). They were rung up on 1,356 instances (22nd in the league) and notched a total of 1,338 hits.
The Rockies finished with a team WHIP of 1.386 in addition to having a FIP of 4.47 as a squad in the prior season. They were sitting at 25th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 1,397. The Colorado pitching staff conceded 796 runs in the previous season while having an ERA of 4.82 (748 earned runs surrendered). Their strikeout to walk ratio came in at 2.35 (1,269 strikeouts vs 539 free passes). They gave up 196 homers and they relinquished 5.13 runs per 9 innings (23rd in the league).
Ending the season with 137 save situations, the Rockies earned 74 holds in addition to 30 blown saves. Colorado had relief pitchers take 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 in addition to 132 occasions with runners on. Colorado bullpen pitchers had an inherited score percentage of 39.0% out of 213 inherited runners. They ranked 25th in the league with a save percentage of 52.4%, and they sent 543 bullpen pitchers to the mound last year.
In 12,573 innings on the field, the Rockies finished with a defensive efficiency of 68.6% (25th in MLB). The Colorado Rockies turned 140 double plays and accounted for a fielding rate of .987 (4th in professional baseball). The Rockies accrued 1,516 assists, 73 errors and accumulated 4,191 putouts last season.
Marquez (54-41 career record) is the owner of a 4.28 earned run average while allowing 8.8 hits per 9 innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 3.46 and he has gone up against 3,437 opposing batters in his pro baseball career. He has surrendered a total of 387 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.270 and a FIP of 3.9. In his MLB career, Marquez has allowed 798 base knocks while totaling 816 K's in 814 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-180)
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