Los Angeles Dodgers at Colorado Rockies Free Pick

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The Los Angeles Dodgers will be squaring off against their NL West foe Colorado Rockies in a Saturday showdown. The first pitch is scheduled for 8:10 p.m. ET and the action will be shown on either ATRM or SNLA.

Los Angeles Dodgers at Colorado Rockies Odds

Colorado (receiving +125 odds) is rolling into this one as an underdog to Los Angeles and oddsmakers have set the Over/Under for this one at 10.5 runs. The odds for betting on the game’s total currently sit at -110 for both the over and the under. Bettors can also wager on the game’s runline with the current odds standing at +110 for the Dodgers -1.5 runs and -130 for the Rockies +1.5.

The Dodgers are 6-2 SU and have gone 3-4 against the spread (ATS). They’ve accumulated 1.4 units for moneyline bettors in the season’s early going, despite having lost 0.7 units ATS. The Rockies, on the other hand, are 3-5 SU and 3-4 ATS. The team has lost 1.6 units for moneyline bettors and 1.9 units ATS.

Colorado games have an over/under record of 2-4-1 so far in 2019. Los Angeles has an over/under record of 6-1.

Right-hander Walker Buehler (0-0, 15.00 ERA) will get the ball for the visiting Dodgers. Buehler struck out 151 hitters in 137 innings last year (23 starts) and finished the season 8-5 overall with a 2.62 ERA and a 0.96 WHIP. He made six starts against the Rockies in 2018 and put together a 1-1 record against them with a 2.15 ERA and 36 strikeouts.

The Rockies are turning to righty Jon Gray (0-1, 4.05 ERA), who struck out 183 hitters over 172 innings last year (31 starts), while finishing the season 12-9 overall with a 5.12 ERA and a 1.35 WHIP. He made three starts against Los Angeles a year ago and assembled a 0-1 record with a 9.26 ERA and nine strikeouts.

Colorado’s pitchers have allowed 4.4 runs per game overall this year as a unit. Its starting pitching staff has a 4.70 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 9.6 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 3.38 ERA, 1.50 WHIP and 7.1 K/9. In one games against divisional foes, Rockies starters have an ERA of 13.50 and the bullpen’s ERA is 5.40.

The Colorado offense is putting up 2.9 runs per contest, including 1.6 per game over its last five. The team’s hit .176/.238/.270 over its last five games and is 1-4 SU during that span.

Outfielders Charlie Blackmon and David Dahl have led the Rockies’ batters so far. Blackmon is slashing .286/.306/.343 with 10 hits, three RBIs and two runs scored, and Dahl’s line sits at .300/.353/.533 with nine hits, four RBIs and three runs scored.

In the visiting dugout, Los Angeles’ pitching staff allowed 5.0 runs per game and its starters own a 3.05 ERA, 1.02 WHIP and 7.71 K/9. The bullpen has logged an ERA of 6.25, along with a WHIP of 1.02.

Dodgers hitters have slashed .297/.399/.576 on their way to 8.1 runs scored per game in 2019, including over the team’s last five contests (4-1 SU).

Los Angeles’ hitters have been paced by first baseman Cody Bellinger and right fielder A.J. Pollock. Bellinger is hitting .417/.447/.917 with six home runs, 16 RBIs and 11 runs scored, while Pollock is slashing .324/.378/.471 with one homers, six RBIs and seven runs scored.

The Dodgers have gained 3.0 units and are 2-1 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher this year. The over has cashed in three of those games, compared to zero that’ve hit the under in such games. On the other hand, the Rockies have lost 0.7 units and are 3-3 ATS when facing a righty starter. The over’s hit in two of those games, compared to three that went under the total.

Dodgers at Rockies MLB Tip

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

Betting Trends

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