Los Angeles Dodgers at Colorado Rockies Betting Preview

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The Los Angeles Dodgers will be taking on their division rival Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. The matchup will be nationally broadcasted on Fox and the opening pitch is scheduled for 7:15 p.m. ET.

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Colorado Rockies Odds

Vegas is listing Los Angeles (-130) as the favorite over Colorado (+120). Gamblers are able to wager on the games total with odds sitting at even money (+100) for over 11 runs and -120 for under 11. Bettors can also wager on the games spread with the current runline odds standing at +115 for the Dodgers -1.5 runs and -135 for the Rockies +1.5.

The Dodgers are 27-30 SU and have gone 22-34 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 24.2 units for moneyline bettors and 13.6 units ATS. Los Angeles is 3-4 ATS over its last seven games and the total has gone under in three of those seven. The Rockies, on the other hand, are 30-27 SU and 28-28 ATS. They’ve gained 4.5 units for moneyline bettors and 1.4 units ATS. Colorado has covered the spread only twice over its last seven games and the under has cashed in five of those seven.

Colorado games have an over/under record of 21-32-3 so far in 2018. Los Angeles has an over/under record of 27-27-2.

The right-handed Walker Buehler will get the start for the visiting Dodgers. Buehler is 3-1 with a 2.20 ERA and 48 strikeouts. He’s 0-0 with six strikeouts and a 1.29 ERA against Colorado this year.

The Rockies are putting the ball in the right hand of German Marquez (4-5, 4.21 ERA), who has 54 strikeouts and 24 walks as well as a 1.44 WHIP. Marquez is 1-0 with five strikeouts and a 1.29 ERA over one starts against Los Angeles this year.

Los Angeles pitching staff allowed 3.9 runs per game and its starters own a 3.30 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 10.04 K/9. The bullpen has managed an ERA of 4.13, along with a K-per-9 of 9.45.

Dodgers hitters have slashed .238/.320/.399 on their way to 4.4 runs scored per game in 2018, including 4.8 runs per game against divisional foes and 5.2 per game over the teams last five contests (3-2 SU).

Outfielders Matt Kemp and Chris Taylor continue to lead Los Angeles offense. Kemp is slashing .341/.371/.561 with eight home runs, 31 RBIs and 20 runs scored, while Taylor (.245/.328/.459) has produced eight homers, 24 RBIs and 39 runs scored.

For the home team, Colorado’s pitchers have yielded 4.6 runs per game overall this season. Its starting pitching staff has an ERA of 4.40, a WHIP of 1.35 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 8.0. The bullpen has a 4.70 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and 8.9 K/9. In 26 games against divisional foes, Rockies starters have an ERA of 4.66 and the bullpens ERA is 5.32.

The Colorado hitters have produced 4.3 runs per outing, including 4.7 per game against divisional foes and 7.4 per game over their last five. The team has a slash-line of .337/.376/.558 over its last five contests and is 3-2 SU during that span.

Third baseman Nolan Arenado and right fielder Charlie Blackmon have led the Rockies offense this year. Arenado is slashing .321/.416/.591 with 12 home runs, 35 RBIs and 35 runs scored, while Blackmon’s line is .279/.369/.515 with 12 homers, 28 RBIs and 45 runs scored.

The Dodgers have lost 23.7 units and are 12-25 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher this year. The over has cashed in 24 of those games, compared to 12 that’ve hit the under in such games. On the other hand, the Rockies have netted 6.1 units and are 16-18 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher. The overs hit in 14 of those games, compared to 19 that’ve cashed the under.

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Colorado Rockies MLB Pick

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

Betting Notes

  • Los Angeles has posted 20.5 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 22.4 over its last five.
  • The Dodgers have hit 13 home runs in their last 10 games. The Rockies have hit 11 over their last 10.