Washington Nationals vs Colorado Rockies Prediction, 5/5/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Washington Nationals vs Colorado Rockies
Date: Thursday, May 5, 2022
Location: Coors Field in Denver, CO
TV: AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain
Odds/Point Spread: Washington (+115) Colorado (-130)
Coors Field is the site where the Colorado Rockies (13-10) will attempt to beat the Washington Nationals (9-16) on Thursday. The moneyline on this contest has Washington at +115 and Colorado is at -130. The total is set at 11. The starting pitchers are Anibal Sanchez and Antonio Senzatela.
As a squad, the Washington Nationals are compiling 4.2 runs per contest, which puts them at 15th in baseball. They have accumulated 105 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .315. The Nationals have hit 44 two-baggers as a unit and have hit 14 balls out of the park. They have accumulated 100 runs batted in and 209 hits on the year, and their batting average is .249. Washington is slugging .351 and have been called out on strikes 189 times, while drawing a walk on 76 occasions.
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The Nationals hold a team ERA of 4.95 so far this season (28th in the league), and their staff has rung up 206 hitters. They have walked 101 players from the other team and their FIP sits at 4.17 as a team on the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.04 and the pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.47. Nationals pitchers have allowed 23 home runs and 130 runs (29th in baseball).
The Nationals relievers have earned a save percentage of 75.0% and has stepped onto the mound in 14 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 65 runners on the year and 36.9% of those players earned a run for their team. Nationals pitchers have entered the contest with runners on base 33 times as well as having 18 appearances in high leverage situations. The Nationals have sent 106 relief pitchers to the mound over the course of the season. The relief pitchers have a total of 10 holds on the year (24th in baseball). They have compiled 3 saves over the course of the season and have blown 1 of their 4 save opportunities.
The Nationals have turned 66.7% of balls hit into play into outs in their 1,980 innings on the field, which ranks them 28th in professional baseball. The Washington Nationals have amassed 660 putouts on the year, in addition to 219 assists and 18 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .980 which has them ranked 25th in pro baseball, and they have twisted 15 double plays.
Sanchez (112-113 career win-loss record) is the owner of a FIP of 3.94 and he has gone up against 8,315 batters during his time in the major leagues. He has surrendered 1,905 base hits (8.8 hits per 9 innings) with 653 free passes. His ERA is 4.05 (877 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.313. Sanchez has thrown 1,948 innings and is sitting with 1,726 strikeouts during his MLB career.
Colorado has hit 25 home runs so far this season as well as 100 RBIs. They have 43 doubles, while taking a walk 74 times as well as scoring 106 runs. The Colorado Rockies hold a team OBP of .334 and a team batting average of .262 this season. The Rockies hold a slugging % of .426 and they earn 4.61 runs per contest (5th in the league). They have struck out on 174 occasions (27th in the league) and are sitting with 202 base hits.
The Rockies have a team WHIP of 1.433 in addition to having a FIP of 3.93 as a squad for the season. They come in at 29th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 221. The Colorado pitching staff have relinquished 120 runs on the year while having an ERA of 4.61 (104 earned runs surrendered). Their K/BB ratio comes in at 2.29 (160 strikeouts against 70 bases on balls). They have given up 20 homers and they concede 5.32 runs per 9 innings (28th in MLB).
Colorado has called on relief pitchers to enter the contest in 13 save opportunities and they have walked away with 10 saves. They rank 8th in the league with a save rate of 76.9%, and they have sent 72 bullpen pitchers to the hill this season. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 22 times in high leverage situations and also on 21 occasions with runners on base. Colorado bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 37.0% out of their 46 inherited runners. With 25 save situations, the Rockies have 12 holds and also 3 blown saves.
In their 1,827 innings on the field, the Rockies have a defensive efficiency of 66.0% (30th in professional baseball). The Colorado Rockies have turned 34 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .983 (21st in the majors). The Rockies have accrued 248 assists, 15 errors and have notched a total of 609 putouts on the season.
So far in his career, Senzatela has allowed 665 hits and he has 399 strikeouts in 599 innings pitched. Senzatela (38-36 win-loss mark in his career) holds a 4.81 ERA and has allowed 10.0 hits per nine innings. He has surrendered 320 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.422 and having a FIP of 4.4. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.13 and he has faced 2,596 batters so far in his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Colorado (-130)
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