Colorado Rockies vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Free Pick

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The Colorado Rockies are ready to take on their NL West foe Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium. The action can be viewed across the country on ESPN and the first pitch is scheduled for 4:09 p.m. ET.

Colorado Rockies vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Odds

German Marquez will get the nod for Colorado. The right-handed Marquez is 14-10 with a 3.76 ERA and 221 strikeouts. He’s 2-0 with 22 strikeouts and a 2.57 ERA against Los Angeles this year (three starts).

The Dodgers are sending righty Walker Buehler (7-5, 2.76 ERA) to the mound. Buehler has 148 strikeouts and 34 walks to his credit, as well as a WHIP of 0.98. Buehler is 0-1 with 33 strikeouts and a 2.61 ERA across five starts against Colorado this year.

As a unit, Los Angeles’ pitchers have given up 3.8 runs per game overall this year. The team’s starters have an ERA of 3.21, a WHIP of 1.12 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 9.5. The bullpen has a 3.70 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 9.7 K/9. In 76 games against NL West foes, Dodgers starters have an ERA of 3.00 and the bullpen’s ERA is 3.54.

Los Angeles’ offense has produced 4.9 runs per outing, including 4.9 per game against divisional foes and 6.6 per game over its last five. The team has a slash-line of .328/.392/.545 over its last five games and is 3-2 SU during that span.

The Dodgers’ hitters have been led by first baseman Cody Bellinger and right fielder Chris Taylor. Bellinger is slashing .260/.344/.467 with 24 home runs, 74 RBIs, 83 runs and 14 steals, and Taylor’s line sits at .254/.331/.444 with 17 homers, 63 RBIs and 85 runs scored.

In the visiting dugout, Colorado’s pitchers have allowed 4.6 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 4.17 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 8.48 K/9. The bullpen has managed an ERA of 4.63, along with a WHIP of 1.29.

Rockies hitters have slashed .257/.324/.436 on their way to 4.8 runs scored per game this year, including 4.7 runs per game against divisional foes and 7.6 per game over the team’s last five contests (4-1 SU).

Outfielder Charlie Blackmon and third baseman Nolan Arenado continue to lead Colorado’s offense. Blackmon is slashing .289/.356/.501 with 29 home runs, 70 RBIs and 119 runs scored, while Arenado is slashing .297/.374/.558 with 37 homers, 109 RBIs and 103 runs scored.

Colorado Rockies vs. Los Angeles Dodgers MLB Pick

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

Betting Trends

  • Colorado has logged 32 extra-base hits over its last five games. Los Angeles has 23 XBH over its last five.
  • The Rockies have won nine of their last 10 games SU.
  • Los Angeles has recorded 28.9 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 31.4 over its last five.
  • The Rockies have hit 20 home runs in their last 10 games, including 18 over their last five.