Los Angeles Dodgers at Colorado Rockies Free Pick

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The Los Angeles Dodgers will pay a visit to Denver to face off against their NL West foe Rockies at Coors Field. The matchup begins at 4:10 p.m. ET and fans can catch the game on either ATRM or SNLA.

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Colorado Rockies Odds

Vegas has listed Los Angeles (-125) as the favorite over Colorado (+115). The total stands at 10.5 runs and bettors can take the over for -105 or the under for -115. The game’s runline odds sit at +120 for betting the Dodgers -1.5 runs and -140 for the Rockies +1.5.

The Rockies are 3-4 straight up (SU) and 3-4 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 1.6 units for moneyline bettors and 1.9 units ATS. The Dodgers, on the other hand, are 5-2 SU and have gone 3-4 ATS. In total, the club has gained 1.4 units for bettors taking the moneyline through the early part of the season, but have lost 0.7 units ATS.

Colorado games have a 2-4-1 over/under record so far in 2019. The Dodgers have an over/under record of 6-1.

Kenta Maeda (1-0, 4.05 ERA) is projected to get the nod for Los Angeles. The right-handed Maeda struck out 153 hitters across 125 innings last year (with only 43 walks) but finished the season 8-10 overall with a 3.81 ERA and a 1.26 WHIP. He made three starts against the Rockies in 2018 and compiled a 1-1 record against them with a 1.96 ERA and 36 strikeouts.

The Rockies are going with lefty Tyler Anderson (0-1, 9.00 ERA) as their starter. Anderson recorded 164 strikeouts over 176 innings last year (32 starts), while finishing the season 7-9 overall with a 4.55 ERA and a 1.27 WHIP. He made five starts against the Dodgers a year ago and compiled a 1-1 record with a 3.58 ERA and 24 strikeouts.

As a unit, Colorado’s pitching staff has yielded 3.6 runs per game overall this season. Its starting pitching staff has an ERA of 3.86, a WHIP of 1.07 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 10.1. The bullpen has recorded a solid ERA of just 2.84, a WHIP of 1.53 and a K/9 of 7.6. In zero games against divisional opponents, Rockies starters have an ERA of and the bullpen’s ERA is .

The Colorado offense has produced 2.4 runs per outing, including 1.0 per game over its last five. The team has hit .164/.204/.214 over its last five matchups and is 1-4 SU during that span.

Outfielder David Dahl and third baseman Nolan Arenado have led the Rockies’ hitters so far. Dahl is hitting .308/.345/.462 with eight hits, three RBIs and two runs scored, and Arenado’s line is .250/.276/.321 with seven hits, two RBIs and two runs.

For the visitors, Los Angeles’ pitching staff allowed 4.9 runs per game and its starters own a 3.20 ERA, 0.94 WHIP and 7.78 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 5.53, along with a K/9 of 8.46.

Dodgers hitters have slashed .289/.392/.557 on their way to 7.9 runs scored per game in 2019, including over the team’s last five outings (4-1 SU).

First baseman Cody Bellinger and second baseman Kike Hernandez have led Los Angeles’ hitters. Bellinger is hitting .438/.455/.906 with five home runs, 13 RBIs and nine runs scored, while Hernandez (.435/.500/.870) has produced three homers, six RBIs and seven runs scored.

The Dodgers have lost 1.6 units and are 1-3 ATS when facing a left-handed starting pitcher this year. The over has cashed in three of those games, as opposed to one that’ve hit the under against lefty starters. On the other hand, the Rockies have lost 0.7 units and are 3-3 ATS when facing a righty starter. The over has hit in two of those games, compared to three that’ve gone under.

Dodgers at Rockies Free Prediction

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

Betting Notes

  • The Rockies went 7-13 SU against the Dodgers in 2018.
  • The Dodgers have won four of their last five games SU.
  • The Dodgers’ bullpen managed 3.62 ERA against the Rockies last year.