Los Angeles Dodgers at Colorado Rockies Free Preview

Jonathan GarosBaseball, MLB

The Los Angeles Dodgers will make a road trip to Denver to take on their NL West nemesis Rockies at Coors Field. The action starts at 8:40 p.m. ET and you can catch it on either ATRM or SNLA.

Los Angeles Dodgers at Colorado Rockies Odds

Both teams have equal -105 moneyline odds and oddsmakers have put the Over/Under for this night game at 10 runs. The odds for betting on the game’s total sit at +100 for the under and -120 for the over. Runline odds sit at +140 for taking the Dodgers -1.5 runs and -160 for the Rockies +1.5 runs.

The Dodgers are 62-51 SU and have gone 51-64 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 18.1 units for moneyline gamblers and 12.7 units ATS. The Rockies, on the other hand, are 60-52 SU and 59-55 ATS. The team has gained 5.9 units for moneyline bettors and 3.7 units ATS.

Rockies games have an over/under record of 51-57-6 in 2018. Los Angeles has an over/under record of 56-56-3.

Right-hander Kenta Maeda will get the nod for Los Angeles. Maeda is 7-7 with a 3.73 ERA and 123 strikeouts. He’s 1-1 with 21 strikeouts and a 1.32 ERA against Colorado this year (two starts).

The Rockies are turning to righty Jon Gray (9-7, 4.73 ERA), who has 144 strikeouts and 36 walks as well as a WHIP of 1.30. Gray hasn’t faced the Dodgers yet this year, but he made two starts against them in 2017, compiling a 1-0 record with a 1.59 ERA and four strikeouts.

Los Angeles’ pitching staff allowed 3.9 runs per game and its starting pitchers 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/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’ offensive production has been fueled 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) has produced 17 homers, 64 RBIs and 50 runs scored.

For the home team, Colorado’s pitching staff has allowed 4.8 runs per game overall this season. The club’s starting pitching staff has an ERA of 4.24, a WHIP of 1.29 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 8.4. 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 offense is putting up 4.7 runs per contest, including 5.0 per game against divisional foes and 3.2 per game over its last five. The team’s hit .194/.269/.333 over its last five matchups and is 2-3 SU during that stretch.

The Rockies’ hitters have been led by third baseman Nolan Arenado and shortstop Trevor Story. Arenado is slashing .306/.389/.588 with 29 home runs, 81 RBIs and 75 runs scored, and Story’s line sits at .288/.349/.551 with 24 homers, 79 RBIs, 58 runs and 14 stolen bases.

The Dodgers have lost 14.5 units and are 32-43 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher this season. The over has cashed in 45 of those games, as opposed to 28 that’ve gone under in such games. On the other hand, the Rockies have netted 0.7 units and are 32-38 ATS when facing a righty starter. The over’s hit in 36 of those games, compared to 31 that went under the total.

Los Angeles Dodgers at Colorado Rockies MLB Tip

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

Betting Trends,

  • The over has hit in three of Los Angeles’ last seven outings.
  • Colorado has recorded 18.6 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 16.0 over its last five.
  • The Dodgers have hit 15 home runs in their last 10 games, including 11 over their last five.