Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Colorado Rockies Betting Preview

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The Los Angeles Dodgers will pay a visit to Denver to play their divisional nemesis Rockies at Coors Field. The game will start at 8:40 p.m. ET and the matchup will be televised on ATRM and SNLA.

Los Angeles Dodgers at Colorado Rockies Odds

Oddsmakers are listing Colorado (+135) as the underdog to Los Angeles (-145). Bettors can wager on the game’s total with odds sitting at -110 for over 9.5 runs and -110 for under 9.5. You can also bet on the game’s spread with the current runline odds sitting at +100 for the Dodgers -1.5 runs and -120 for the Rockies +1.5.

The Dodgers have gone 76-64 SU this year and are 60-80 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 24.8 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 20.3 units ATS. Los Angeles has covered the spread just once over its last seven games and the under has hit in five of those seven. The Rockies, on the other hand, are 77-62 SU and 72-67 ATS. The team has gained 15.5 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 4.5 units ATS. Colorado has covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the under has cashed in five of those seven.

Rockies games have a 59-74-6 over/under record in 2018. The Dodgers have an over/under record of 66-69-5.

Clayton Kershaw is getting the start for the visiting Dodgers. The left-handed Kershaw (6-5, 2.40 ERA) has racked up 127 strikeouts in 131.1 innings so far. He has yet to face Colorado this year, but he did make six starts against the team in 2017, putting together a 3-2 record with a 4.01 ERA and 37 strikeouts.

The Rockies are putting the ball in the hands of righty Jon Gray (11-7, 4.70 ERA), who’s got 164 strikeouts and 40 walks, as well as a 1.27 WHIP. Gray is 0-0 with four strikeouts and a 6.35 ERA in one start against Los Angeles this year.

Colorado’s pitchers have allowed 4.8 runs per game overall this year as a unit. The team’s starters have a 4.31 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 8.5 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 4.92 ERA, 1.38 WHIP and 9.0 K/9. In 60 divisional games, Rockies starters have an ERA of 4.09 and the bullpen’s ERA is 5.33.

The Colorado hitters are putting up 4.7 runs per contest, including 4.8 per game against divisional foes and 6.2 per game over their last five. The team has hit .281/.358/.551 over its last five games and is 5-0 SU during that stretch.

The Rockies’ offense has been led by shortstop Trevor Story and right fielder Charlie Blackmon. Story is hitting .298/.354/.566 with 31 home runs, 95 RBIs, 77 runs and 25 stolen bases, while Blackmon’s line sits at .282/.349/.474 with 23 homers, 57 RBIs, 100 runs and 12 stolen bases.

For the visiting squad, Los Angeles’ pitchers have allowed 3.8 runs per game and its starters own a 3.15 ERA, 1.12 WHIP and 9.41 K/9. The bullpen has logged an ERA of 3.86, along with a K/9 of 9.56.

Dodgers hitters have slashed .244/.328/.430 on their way to 4.7 runs scored per game this year, including 4.5 runs per game against divisional foes and 4.4 per game over the team’s last five contests (3-2 SU).

Los Angeles’ offense has been powered by first baseman Cody Bellinger and left fielder Matt Kemp. Bellinger is hitting .258/.337/.470 with 22 home runs, 64 RBIs and 75 runs scored, while Kemp (.284/.337/.474) has produced 19 homers, 74 RBIs and 56 runs scored.

The Dodgers have lost 21.6 units and are 34-52 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher this season. The over has hit in 49 of those games, compared to 35 that’ve gone under against righties. On the other hand, the Rockies have netted 7.7 units and are 31-22 ATS when facing a lefty starter. The over has hit in 18 of those games, compared to 32 that went under the total.

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Colorado Rockies MLB Pick

Predictions: SU Winner – Dodgers, ATS Winner – Dodgers, O/U – OVER

Betting Notes,

  • Los Angeles has tallied 15 extra-base hits over its last five games. Colorado has 23 XBH over its last five.
  • Los Angeles has recorded 20 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 18 over its last five.
  • The Dodgers have hit 15 home runs in their last 10 games. The Rockies have hit 13 over their last 10.