Colorado Rockies at Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Preview

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The Los Angeles Dodgers are set to do battle against the Colorado Rockies at Dodger Stadium. The opening pitch is scheduled for 10:10 p.m. ET and the action will be televised on ATRM, SNLA and ESPN.

Colorado Rockies vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Odds

Colorado (+180) is coming into this one as the underdog against Los Angeles (-190) and Vegas has put the Over/Under for this night game at 7.5 runs. Odds for betting on the game’s total stand at +100 for the over and -120 for the under. Bettors can also wager on the game’s runline with the odds standing at Rockies +1.5 runs (-125) and Dodgers -1.5 runs (+105).

The Rockies are 82-69 SU and have gone 76-74 against the spread (ATS). They’ve accumulated 13.9 units for gamblers taking the moneyline and 0.8 units ATS. Colorado has covered the spread only twice over its last seven games and the under has hit in five of those seven. The Dodgers, on the other hand, are 84-68 SU and 67-84 ATS. They’ve lost 24.4 units for moneyline bettors and 17.1 units ATS. Los Angeles has covered the spread five times in its last seven games and the under has hit in three of those seven.

Los Angeles games have an over/under record of 71-74-6 in 2018. The Rockies have been a great under bet with a total record of 63-81-6.

The left-handed Tyler Anderson is projected to start for the visiting Rockies. Anderson is 6-9 with a 4.82 ERA and 155 strikeouts. He’s 1-1 with 20 strikeouts and a 3.74 ERA against Los Angeles this year (four starts).

The Dodgers will turn to righty Walker Buehler (7-5, 2.88 ERA), who has 131 strikeouts and 31 walks as well as a 0.99 WHIP. Buehler is 0-1 with 21 strikeouts and a 3.24 ERA across four starts against Colorado this year.

Los Angeles’ pitchers have given up 3.8 runs per game overall this season as a unit. The club’s starting pitching staff has a 3.24 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 9.5 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 3.75 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 9.6 K/9. In 66 games against NL West opponents, Dodgers starters have an ERA of 3.02 and the bullpen’s ERA is 3.64.

The Los Angeles offense is putting up 4.8 runs per outing, including 4.6 per game against divisional foes and 6.2 per game over its last five. The team has slashed .263/.382/.485 over its last five games and is 4-1 SU during that span.

The Dodgers’ batters have been led by first baseman Cody Bellinger and right fielder Chris Taylor. Bellinger is slashing .260/.344/.470 with 23 home runs, 71 RBIs and 81 runs scored, while Taylor is batting .250 with 17 homers, 61 RBIs and 77 runs.

In the visiting dugout, Colorado’s pitching staff allowed 4.7 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 4.34 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 8.51 K/9. The bullpen has managed an ERA of 4.70, along with a WHIP of 1.30 and a K-per-9 of 9.04.

Rockies hitters have slashed .255/.321/.430 on their way to 4.7 runs scored per game in 2018, including 4.7 runs per game against divisional foes and 1.4 per game over the team’s last five contests (1-4 SU).

Outfielder Charlie Blackmon and shortstop Trevor Story continue to lead Colorado’s offense. Blackmon is slashing .287/.355/.495 with 27 home runs, 65 RBIs and 109 runs scored, while Story (.288/.343/.550) has produced 33 homers, 102 RBIs, 81 runs and 26 stolen bases.

The Rockies have gained 9.7 units and are 44-48 ATS when facing a righty starter this season. The over has cashed in 43 of those games, compared to 46 that’ve gone under against right-handed starting pitchers. On the other hand, the Dodgers have lost 4.7 units and are 28-30 ATS when facing a lefty starter. The over has hit in 20 of those games, compared to 35 that went under the total.

Colorado Rockies at Los Angeles Dodgers Free Prediction

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

Betting Trends

  • The over has hit in only two of Colorado’s last seven games.
  • The Rockies have hit 10 home runs in their last 10 games. The Dodgers have hit 18 over their last 10.
  • Colorado has recorded 22.2 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 11.8 over its last five.
  • The Rockies have lost four of their last five games SU while the Dodgers have won six of their last seven.