Colorado Rockies vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Preview

Jose VasquezArticles, Baseball, MLB

The Colorado Rockies are ready to face off against their divisional rival Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium. The game will start at 10:10 p.m. ET and the matchup will be shown on ATRM, SNLA and ESPN.

Colorado Rockies vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Odds

The Rockies are 26-22 SU and are 25-22 against the spread (ATS). They’ve accumulated 4.0 units for bettors taking the moneyline in the seasons early going and 4.9 units ATS. Colorado is 3-4 ATS over its last seven games and the total has gone under in three of those seven. The Dodgers, on the other hand, are 20-27 SU and 17-29 ATS. The team has lost 23.0 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 14.3 units ATS. Los Angeles has covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the total has gone over in four of those seven.

Los Angeles games have a 23-22-1 over/under record so far in 2018. Rockies games have gone under 26 times, gone over 18 times and pushed on three occasions.

Chad Bettis is getting the start for the visiting Rockies. The right-handed Bettis is 4-1 with a 3.27 ERA and 35 strikeouts. He has yet to face Los Angeles this year, but he made two starts against the Dodgers in 2017, putting together a 2-0 record against them with a 3.00 ERA and nine strikeouts.

The Dodgers will turn to righty Brock Stewart (0-0, 3.18 ERA), who has five strikeouts and three walks to his name as well as a WHIP of 1.41. Stewart did not record a start against the Rockies in 2017.

Colorado’s pitchers have allowed 4.5 runs per game and its starters own a 4.22 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and 8.23 K/9. The bullpen has logged an ERA of 4.63, along with a K-per-9 of 9.60.

The Rockies offense has slashed .230/.307/.391 on its way to 4.0 runs scored per game this season, including 4.5 runs per game against divisional foes and 4.4 per game over the teams last five contests (3-2 SU).

Colorado’s hitters have been led by third baseman Nolan Arenado and right fielder Charlie Blackmon, who have combined to swat 20 home runs. Arenado is hitting .325/.414/.556 with eight home runs, 25 RBIs and 25 runs scored, while Blackmon has a .262 average with 12 homers, 23 RBIs and 36 runs scored.

Arenado seemed to take a step back when hitting righties on the road in 2017. Across 263 such plate appearances, he put up a slash line of .243/.316/.443 (his overall season line was .309/.373/.586).

In the other dugout, Los Angeles pitching staff has given up 4.1 runs per game overall this season. Its starters have an ERA of 3.36, a WHIP of 1.15 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 9.8. The bullpen has a 4.28 ERA, 1.39 WHIP and 9.3 K/9. In 29 games against divisional foes, Dodgers starters have an ERA of 3.40 and the bullpens ERA is 4.15.

The Los Angeles offense has produced 4.3 runs per outing, including 4.6 per game against divisional foes and 4.8 per game over its last five. The team has hit .223/.321/.452 over its last five contests and is 4-1 SU during that span.

The Dodgers batters have been led by left fielder Matt Kemp and catcher Yasmani Grandal. Kemp is hitting .326/.364/.518 with five home runs, 20 RBIs and 14 runs scored, and Grandal’s line sits at .262/.361/.496 with eight homers, 28 RBIs and 23 runs.

The Rockies have gained 5.0 units and are 13-14 ATS when facing a righty starter this season. The over has cashed in 12 of those games, compared to 14 that’ve gone under in such games. On the other hand, the Dodgers have lost 19.5 units and are 10-20 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher. The over has hit in 20 of those games, as opposed to 10 which went under the total.

Colorado Rockies vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Free Pick

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

Betting Notes

  • Colorado fielders have three errors over the last 10 games, compared to nine errors for Los Angeles over its last 10.
  • The Rockies have hit 12 home runs in their last 10 games. The Dodgers have hit 14 over their last 10.