Colorado Rockies vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Preview

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The Colorado Rockies will make a road trip to Los Angeles to face off against their division rival Dodgers at Dodger Stadium. The action starts at 10:10 p.m. ET and you can watch it on either ATRM or SNLA.

Colorado Rockies vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Odds

Colorado (+125) is the underdog against Los Angeles (-135) and Vegas has put the Over/Under for this night game at 7.5 runs (+100 for the over and -120 for the under). Runline odds stand at -170 for taking the Rockies +1.5 runs and +150 for the Dodgers -1.5.

The Dodgers are 82-68 straight up (SU) and 66-83 against the spread (ATS). The team’s lost 24.0 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 17.4 units (ATS). Los Angeles has covered the spread five times in its last seven games and the total went over in four of those seven. The Rockies have gone 82-67 SU this year and are 76-72 ATS. In total, the team’s accumulated 13.9 units for moneyline gamblers and 3.3 units ATS. Colorado is 3-4 ATS over its last seven games and the under has hit in four of those seven.

Dodgers games have an over/under record of 70-73-6 in 2018. Colorado has been a great under bet with a total record of 62-80-6.

Jon Gray will get the nod for the visiting Rockies. The right-handed Gray is 11-7 with a 4.80 ERA and 174 strikeouts. He’s 0-0 with eight strikeouts and a 5.59 ERA against Los Angeles this year (two starts).

The Dodgers will send lefty Hyun-Jin Ryu (4-3, 2.42 ERA) to the mound. Ryu has 73 strikeouts and 13 walks to his credit, as well as a 1.09 WHIP. Ryu hasn’t faced the Rockies yet this year, but he made four starts against them in 2017, posting a 0-4 record with an 8.64 ERA.

Colorado’s pitchers have allowed 4.7 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 4.30 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 8.54 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 4.72, along with a K-per-9 of 9.01.

Rockies hitters have slashed .256/.322/.433 on their way to 4.7 runs scored per game this year, including 4.8 runs per game against divisional foes and 3.6 per game over the team’s last five contests (3-2 SU).

Shortstop Trevor Story and outfielder Charlie Blackmon continue to lead Colorado’s hitters. Story is slashing .289/.344/.551 with 33 home runs, 102 RBIs, 81 runs and 26 stolen bases, while Blackmon has a .287 average with 26 homers, 64 RBIs and 108 runs scored.

In the home-team dugout, Los Angeles’ pitching staff has allowed 3.8 runs per game overall in 2018. Its starters have an ERA of 3.28, a WHIP of 1.13 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 9.6. The bullpen has a 3.75 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 9.6 K/9. In 64 games against divisional opponents, Dodgers starters have an ERA of 3.12 and the bullpen’s ERA is 3.64.

The Los Angeles hitters are putting up 4.8 runs per outing, including 4.6 per game against divisional foes and 7.4 per game over their last five. The team has a slash-line of .302/.399/.514 over its last five games and is 4-1 SU during that stretch.

First baseman Cody Bellinger and right fielder Chris Taylor have paced the Dodgers’ batters this year. Bellinger is slashing .261/.344/.471 with 23 home runs, 71 RBIs and 81 runs scored, while Taylor’s line is .249/.326/.442 with 16 homers, 60 RBIs and 76 runs.

The Rockies have gained 5.3 units and are 32-25 ATS when facing a lefty starter this season. The over has cashed in 19 of those games, compared to 35 that’ve gone under against left-handed starting pitchers. On the other hand, the Dodgers have lost 19.3 units and are 38-53 ATS when facing a righty starter. The over has hit in 50 of those games, compared to 38 that went under the total.

Colorado Rockies at Los Angeles Dodgers Free MLB Tip

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

Betting Trends

  • Colorado has recorded 13 extra-base hits over its last five games. Los Angeles has 19 XBH over its last five.
  • Colorado has recorded 23.8 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 games and 21.6 over its last five.
  • The Rockies have hit 12 home runs in their last 10 games. The Dodgers have hit 16 over their last 10.