Texas Rangers vs Colorado Rockies Prediction, 8/23/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Texas Rangers vs Colorado Rockies
Date: Tuesday, August 23, 2022
Location: Coors Field in Denver, CO
TV: AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain
Odds/Point Spread: Texas (-115) Colorado (-105)
The Texas Rangers (55-66) are headed to Coors Field on Tuesday where they will take on the Colorado Rockies (53-70). The odds on this game have Texas at -115 and Colorado is at -105. The total is set at 11. The pitchers taking the mound will be Dane Dunning and German Marquez.
As a unit, the Texas Rangers are compiling 4.5 runs per outing, which is 13th in baseball. They have earned 538 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .305. The Rangers have hit 168 two-baggers as a unit and have knocked 143 balls out of the park. They have compiled 509 RBI's as well as 993 hits this year, and their team batting average sits at .242. Texas is slugging .394 and have been called out on strikes 1,060 times, while being walked on 355 occasions.
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The Rangers have compiled a team ERA of 4.01 this season (21st in MLB), and their staff has rung up 990 batters. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 2.30 and the pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.30. Rangers pitchers have given up 126 home runs and 534 total runs (20th in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 431 opposing batters and their FIP is 4.16 as a team so far this season.
Rangers pitchers have entered the game with runners on 96 times in addition to having 131 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have notched 60 holds so far this year (17th in the league). The Rangers relief pitchers have recorded a save percentage of 58.3% and stepped onto the hill in 108 save situations. They have compiled 28 saves on the campaign and have blown 20 of their 48 chances to save the game. The relief pitchers have inherited 144 base runners this season with 31.9% of them ended up crossing the plate. The Rangers have sent 401 relievers to the mound for the season.
The Texas Rangers have accounted for 3,231 putouts so far this season, as well as 1,140 assists and 73 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .984 which puts them in 21st in baseball, and have a total of 98 double plays. The Rangers have converted 70.2% of balls hit into play into outs out of 9,693 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting 11th in MLB.
Dunning (10-16 record in his career) has earned a FIP of 4.05 while he has gone up against 1,190 opposing hitters in the major leagues. He has allowed 271 hits (8.8 hits per 9 innings) with 106 free passes. His ERA is 4.24 (130 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.368. Dunning has taken the mound for 275 innings and has racked up 257 strikeouts so far in his MLB career.
The Rockies have a team slugging percentage of .406 and they earn 4.52 runs per outing (10th in baseball). They have put up 222 two-baggers, while taking a walk 351 times and putting up 556 runs. Colorado has knocked in 111 home runs on the campaign to go along with 531 runs batted in. They have been called out on strikes on 953 instances (23rd in the league) and have notched a total of 1,109 hits. The Colorado Rockies have tallied a team OBP of .323 in addition to a team batting average of .262 so far this year.
The Rockies have a WHIP of 1.461 and have a FIP of 4.47 as a unit for the season. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.06 (852 strikeouts against 413 walks). They come in at 30th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 1,172. They have relinquished 138 dingers and they concede 5.56 runs per 9 innings (29th in MLB). The Colorado pitching staff have relinquished 670 runs so far this season and come in with a team ERA of 5.05 (609 earned runs conceded).
Colorado has called on relief pitchers to take the mound in 48 save chances and they have come away with 33 saves. They sit at 10th in MLB holding a save percentage of 68.8%, and they have sent 382 relief pitchers onto the field this year. Their bullpen pitchers have taken the field 139 times in high leverage situations and on 101 occasions with runners on base. Colorado relievers have an inherited score percentage of 35.4% of 161 inherited runners. With 97 save situations, the Rockies have accrued 49 holds in addition to 15 blown saves.
The Colorado Rockies have turned 126 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .982 (28th in pro baseball). The Rockies have recorded 1,246 assists, 81 errors and have amassed 3,256 putouts during this campaign. In their 9,768 innings on the diamond, the Rockies have earned a efficiency on defense of 67.2% (30th in pro baseball).
Marquez (60-51 career record) has a 4.39 ERA while allowing 8.9 hits per nine innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 3.27 and he has gone up against 4,017 batters in his career. He has surrendered a total of 462 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.292 and a FIP of 4.0. So far in his pro baseball career, Marquez has surrendered 942 base knocks while totaling 924 K's in 948 frames.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Texas (-115)
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