Colorado Rockies vs Los Angeles Dodgers Prediction, 8/13/2023 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Colorado Rockies vs Los Angeles Dodgers
Date: Sunday, August 13, 2023
Location: Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Spectrum SportsNet LA
Odds/Point Spread: Colorado (+295) Los Angeles (-375)
The Colorado Rockies (45-71) are en route to Dodger Stadium on Sunday where they will take on the Los Angeles Dodgers (69-46). The line on this matchup has Colorado at +295 and Los Angeles is priced at -375. The over/under is set at 9.5. The men taking the mound are Kyle Freeland and Julio Urias.
Colorado is slugging .401 and have been called out on strikes 1,074 times, while being walked on 315 occasions. They have accounted for 472 runs batted in in addition to 970 base knocks on the year, while their team batting average is at .249. The Rockies have accumulated 218 doubles as a team and have knocked 114 balls out of the stadium. They have earned a total of 494 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .310. As a squad, the Colorado Rockies are earning 4.3 runs per game, which puts them at 20th in the league.
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They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.94 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.51. Rockies pitchers have given up 165 long balls and also 661 runs in total (29th in the league). Colorado has allowed 1,105 hits (9.9 per 9 innings) and 612 earned runs. The Rockies have compiled a team ERA of 5.47 so far this season (29th in baseball), and the staff has struck out 812 hitters. Their pitching staff has walked 419 opposing batters and their FIP sits at 5.17 as a squad for the year.
The Rockies bullpen have recorded a save percentage of 57.1% and has entered the game in 83 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 178 runners for the year with 33.7% of them crossed the plate. Rockies pitchers have entered the game with runners on base 110 times in addition to having 99 appearances in high leverage situations. The Rockies have dispatched 382 relief pitchers to the mound this year. The relievers have 39 holds this year (29th in MLB). They have accumulated 24 saves for the season and have not converted 18 of their 42 save opportunities.
The Rockies have turned 67.6% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 9,057 innings on the field, which ranks them 29th in baseball. The Colorado Rockies have earned a total of 3,019 putouts thus far, in addition to 1,087 assists and 62 errors. Their fielding rate sits at .985 which has them sitting 17th in pro baseball, and have accumulated 119 double plays.
Freeland has taken the hill for 947 innings and has earned 717 strikeouts thus far in his career. His earned run average is 4.34 (457 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.414. He has given up 1,019 base hits (9.7 hits per nine innings) with 321 free passes. Freeland (53-63 career mark) has a FIP of 4.57 and he has gone up against 4,108 hitters during his time in the majors.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have tallied a team OBP of .338 as well as a batting average of .250 on the campaign. They have been rung up on 975 occasions (17th in the league) and have tallied 970 hits. Los Angeles has accounted for 182 long balls on the campaign as well as 626 runs batted in. The Dodgers hold a team slugging % of .455 and they earn 5.67 runs per outing (3rd in the league). They have 218 doubles, while walking 481 times and racking up 646 runs.
The Los Angeles pitching staff have surrendered 523 runs this season while holding a team ERA of 4.36 (492 earned runs surrendered). They have relinquished 130 dingers and they concede 4.64 runs per 9 innings (17th in the league). The Dodgers hold a team WHIP of 1.265 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.19 as a staff over the course of the season. Their K/BB ratio sits at 8.60 (967 strikeouts against 343 free passes). They are sitting at 10th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 941.
Los Angeles has had relief pitchers enter the contest in 43 save opportunities and they have walked away with 30 saves. They are ranked 6th in the league holding a save percentage of 69.8%, and they have dispatched 405 relief pitchers to the hill this season. Their relief pitchers have taken the field 121 times in high leverage situations and on 107 occasions with runners on base. Los Angeles relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 28.2% out of 163 inherited base runners. With 108 save situations, the Dodgers have recorded 65 holds in addition to 13 blown saves.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have turned 101 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .987 (11th in baseball). The Dodgers have racked up 986 assists, 53 errors and have notched a total of 3,047 putouts so far this year. In 9,141 innings on the field, the Dodgers have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 69.7% (9th in professional baseball).
Urias (58-23 mark in his career) has a 3.03 earned run average while giving up 7.5 hits per 9 innings. His K/BB ratio is 3.58 and he has gone up against 2,816 hitters in his MLB career. He has conceded 233 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.103 and a FIP of 3.6. Thus far in his career, Urias has allowed 573 base hits while he has totaled 680 strikeouts in 692 frames.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Colorado (+295)
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