Texas Rangers vs Colorado Rockies Prediction, 8/24/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Texas Rangers vs Colorado Rockies
Date: Wednesday, August 24, 2022
Location: Coors Field in Denver, CO
TV: AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain
Odds/Point Spread: Texas (-120) Colorado (+100)
The Texas Rangers (56-66) are on their way to Coors Field on Wednesday where they will attempt to defeat the Colorado Rockies (53-70). The odds on this game have the Rangers at -120 and the Rockies are sitting at +100. The over/under has been set at 11.5. The pitchers who are expected to start are Martin Perez and Jose Urena.
As a team, the Texas Rangers are putting up 4.4 runs per game, which puts them at 13th in the league. They have 540 runs scored while having a team on-base percentage of .305. The Rangers have hit 168 doubles as a unit and have hit 144 balls out of the park. They have 511 RBI's in addition to 999 hits this season, and their average at the plate is .241. Texas is slugging .393 and have been called out on strikes 1,069 times, while taking a walk on 356 occasions.
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Rangers pitchers have conceded 126 long balls in addition to 535 total runs (20th in the league). They have walked 434 batters and their FIP comes in at 4.14 as a team on the year. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.29 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.30. The Rangers have compiled a team earned run average of 3.99 on the campaign (20th in the league), and their staff has struck out 996 batters.
The Rangers have sent 405 relief pitchers to the hill over the course of the season. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 145 runners for the year with 31.7% of them earned a run for their team. They have recorded 29 saves for the year and have blown 20 of their 49 chances to save the game. The Rangers relief pitchers have earned a save percentage of 59.2% and has come into the game in 111 save situations. The bullpen are sitting with 62 holds for the season (17th in the league). Rangers relief pitchers have come into the game with runners on base 97 times in addition to having 134 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Texas Rangers have amassed 3,258 putouts this year, in addition to 1,152 assists and 73 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .984 which is 20th in professional baseball, and they have turned 99 double plays. The Rangers have converted 70.2% of balls in play into outs out of 9,774 innings, which ranks them 10th in MLB.
Perez has pitched in 1,250 frames and is sitting with 872 strikeouts in his MLB career. Perez (72-73 career mark) is the owner of a FIP of 4.40 and he has faced 5,438 hitters in the majors. His ERA is 4.48 (623 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.447. He has given up 1,360 base knocks (9.8 hits per 9 innings) and has had 450 walks.
Colorado is sitting with 111 HRs over the course of the season to go along with 531 RBIs. They have 222 doubles, while taking a walk 351 times and racking up 556 runs. The Colorado Rockies have recorded an OBP of .323 as well as a batting average of .262 this year. The Rockies have a team SLG% of .406 and they score 4.52 runs per game (10th in the league). They have been called out on strikes on 953 occasions (23rd in MLB) and have 1,109 base hits.
The Colorado pitching staff have surrendered 670 runs so far this season and come in with a team ERA of 5.05 (609 earned runs yielded). They have conceded 138 dingers and they yield 5.56 runs per 9 innings (29th in baseball). The Rockies hold a team WHIP of 1.461 and have a FIP of 4.46 as a unit over the course of the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.06 (852 strikeouts against 413 free passes). They rank 30th in the league as a staff in total hits surrendered with 1,172.
Colorado relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 35.4% out of their 161 inherited runners. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 139 times in high leverage situations and on 101 occasions with runners on. With 97 save situations, the Rockies have 49 holds and also 15 blown saves. They are ranked 10th in MLB holding a save rate of 68.8%, and they have dispatched 382 bullpen pitchers onto the diamond over the course of the season. Colorado has had relievers enter the contest in 48 save chances and they have recorded 33 saves.
Out of their 9,768 innings played, the Rockies hold a defensive efficiency of 67.2% (30th in baseball). The Colorado Rockies have turned 126 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .982 (28th in professional baseball). The Rockies have 1,246 assists, 81 errors and have a total of 3,256 putouts so far this season.
Urena (38-58 mark in his career) has earned a 4.77 ERA while surrendering 9.2 hits per 9 innings. His K/BB ratio is 1.81 and he has gone up against 3,263 hitters thus far in his career. He has given up a total of 400 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.387 and having a FIP of 4.8. So far in his MLB career, Urena has allowed 769 base knocks while he has accumulated 503 K's in 755 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Colorado (+100)
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