The Los Angeles Dodgers will pay a visit to Coors Field to face off against their division rival Colorado Rockies. The opening pitch is scheduled for 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 (+115) as the underdog to Los Angeles (-125). Bettors can gamble on the game’s total with odds posted at -120 for over 10.5 runs and even money (+100) for under 10.5. You can also wager on the game’s runline with the most recent odds standing at +120 for the Dodgers -1.5 runs and -140 for the Rockies +1.5.
The Rockies are 60-52 straight up (SU) and 59-54 against the spread (ATS). The team’s gained 7.1 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 4.7 units (ATS). The Dodgers, on the other hand, are 62-51 SU and have gone 51-63 ATS. Overall, the team’s lost 16.6 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 11.6 units ATS.
Colorado games have an over/under record of 51-56-6 in 2018. Los Angeles has an over/under record of 56-55-3.
Alex Wood is getting the start for the visiting Dodgers. The left-handed Wood (7-6, 3.58 ERA) has racked up 107 strikeouts in 123.1 innings so far. He’s 0-0 with two strikeouts and a 27.00 ERA against Colorado this year.
The Rockies will turn to lefty Tyler Anderson (6-4, 4.05 ERA) to the mound. Anderson has 121 strikeouts and 47 walks to his name, as well as a WHIP of 1.21. Anderson is 1-0 with 12 strikeouts and a 3.46 ERA over two starts against Los Angeles this year.
Los Angeles’ pitching staff allowed 3.9 runs per game and its starters own a 3.35 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 9.50 K/9. The bullpen has logged an ERA of 3.85, along with a K-per-9 of 9.38.
The Dodgers offense has slashed .242/.326/.428 on its way to 4.8 runs scored per game in 2018, including 4.7 runs per game against divisional foes and 6.2 per game over the team’s last five contests (3-2 SU).
Los Angeles’ hitters have been paced by outfielders Chris Taylor and Matt Kemp. Taylor is slashing .255/.330/.448 with 12 home runs, 50 RBIs and 64 runs scored, while Kemp (.289/.337/.490) is up to 17 homers, 64 RBIs and 50 runs scored.
For the home team, Colorado’s pitching staff has allowed 4.8 runs per game overall in 2018. The team’s starting pitching staff has a 4.24 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 8.4 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 5.17 ERA, 1.44 WHIP and 8.9 K/9. In 46 games against NL West foes, Rockies starters have an ERA of 4.36 and the bullpen’s ERA is 5.54.
The Colorado hitters have put up 4.7 runs per outing, including 5.0 per game against divisional foes and 3.2 per game over their last five. The team has a slash-line of .194/.269/.333 over its last five matchups and is 2-3 SU during that stretch.
The Rockies’ batters have been led by third baseman Nolan Arenado and shortstop Trevor Story. Arenado is hitting .306/.389/.588 with 29 home runs, 81 RBIs and 75 runs scored, while Story’s line is .288/.349/.551 with 24 homers, 79 RBIs, 58 runs and 14 steals.
The Dodgers have lost 3.6 units and are 19-21 ATS when facing a left-handed starting pitcher this season. The over has hit in 11 of those games, compared to 28 that’ve hit the under against lefties.
Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Colorado Rockies Free MLB Tip
Predictions: SU Winner – Dodgers, ATS Winner – Dodgers, O/U – OVER