Los Angeles Dodgers at Colorado Rockies Betting Preview

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The Colorado Rockies are prepared to battle against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Coors Field. The game will start at 8:10 p.m. ET and the action will be televised on both ATRM and SNLA.

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Colorado Rockies Odds

Colorado (+130) is the home-team underdog to Los Angeles (-140) and oddsmakers have set the Over/Under for this night game at 10 runs (+100 for the under and -120 for the over). Bettors can also wager on the game’s spread with the most recent runline odds standing at Dodgers -1.5 runs (+105) and Rockies +1.5 runs (-125).

The Rockies are 77-63 straight up (SU) and 72-67 against the spread (ATS). They’ve gained 15.5 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 4.5 units (ATS). Colorado has covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the under has hit in five of those seven. The Dodgers are 77-64 SU and have gone 60-80 ATS. In total, the team’s lost 24.8 units for moneyline bettors and 20.3 units ATS. Los Angeles has covered the spread just once in its last seven games and the under has cashed in five of those seven.

Rockies games have a 59-74-6 over/under record in 2018. Dodgers games have gone under 69 times, gone over 66 times and pushed on five instances.

Walker Buehler will get the start for the Dodgers. The right-handed Buehler is 6-4 with a 2.92 ERA and 115 strikeouts. He’s 0-0 with 14 strikeouts and a 2.37 ERA against Colorado this year (three starts).

The Rockies are sending lefty Kyle Freeland (13-7, 2.96 ERA) to the mound. Freeland has 145 strikeouts and 61 walks to his credit, as well as a 1.24 WHIP. Freeland is 0-1 with 13 strikeouts and a 3.38 ERA across two starts against Los Angeles this year.

Colorado’s pitchers have allowed 4.8 runs per game overall this year as a unit. The team’s starters have a 4.31 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 8.5 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 4.86 ERA, 1.38 WHIP and 9.0 K/9. In 61 divisional games, Rockies starters have an ERA of 4.10 and the bullpen’s ERA is 5.19.

Colorado’s offense is putting up 4.7 runs per outing, including 4.8 per game against divisional foes and 5.8 per game over its last five. The team has hit .280/.356/.554 over its last five contests and is 4-1 SU during that stretch.

The Rockies’ offense has been led by shortstop Trevor Story and right fielder Charlie Blackmon. Story is hitting .298/.353/.564 with 31 home runs, 95 RBIs, 77 runs and 25 stolen bases, while Blackmon is batting .279 with 23 homers, 57 RBIs, 100 runs and 12 stolen bases.

In the visiting dugout, Los Angeles’ pitching staff allowed 3.8 runs per game and its starters own a 3.15 ERA, 1.12 WHIP and 9.42 K/9. The bullpen has managed an ERA of 3.84, along with a WHIP of 1.12 and a K-per-9 of 9.58.

Dodgers hitters have slashed .244/.329/.430 on their way to 4.7 runs scored per game this season, including 4.5 runs per game against divisional foes and 4.6 per game over the team’s last five outings (3-2 SU).

First baseman Cody Bellinger and left fielder Matt Kemp have led Los Angeles’ hitters. Bellinger is hitting .260/.339/.472 with 22 home runs, 65 RBIs and 75 runs scored. Kemp (.284/.337/.474) has produced 19 homers, 74 RBIs and 56 runs scored.

The Dodgers have lost 3.3 units and are 26-28 ATS when facing a left-handed starting pitcher this season. The over has hit in 17 of those games, as opposed to 34 that’ve gone under against lefties. On the other hand, the Rockies have netted 7.8 units and are 41-45 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher. The over has hit in 41 of those games, compared to 42 which went under the total.

Los Angeles Dodgers at Colorado Rockies MLB Pick

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

Betting Trends

  • The over has cashed in only two of Los Angeles’ last seven games.
  • The Dodgers have hit 15 home runs in their last 10 games. The Rockies have hit 14 over their last 10.
  • Los Angeles has averaged 19.1 runs + hits + errors over its last 10 games and 19.0 over its last five.