Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Colorado Rockies Free Pick

Jose VasquezArticles, Baseball, MLB

The Los Angeles Dodgers are ready to take on their NL West foe Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. The game will begin at 3:10 p.m. ET and the action will be televised on both ATRM and SNLA.

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Colorado Rockies Odds

Vegas is listing Los Angeles (-125) as the favorite over Colorado (+115). Gamblers can bet on the games total with odds sitting at -115 for over 11 runs and -105 for under 11. Gamblers can also wager on the games spread with the current runline odds standing at +120 for the Dodgers -1.5 runs and -140 for the Rockies +1.5 runs.

The Rockies are 30-28 SU and 28-29 ATS. They’ve gained 3.5 units for bettors taking the moneyline while earning 0.1 units against the spread (ATS). Colorado has covered the spread just twice in its last seven games and the total has gone under in four of those seven. The Dodgers are 28-30 SU and have gone 23-34 ATS. In total, the teams lost 23.2 units for gamblers taking the moneyline and 12.2 units ATS. Los Angeles is 3-4 ATS over its last seven games and the over has hit in four of those seven.

Rockies games have an over/under record of 22-32-3 so far in 2018. Los Angeles has an over/under record of 28-27-2.

The southpaw Alex Wood is getting the start for Los Angeles. Wood is 1-4 with a 3.75 ERA and 58 strikeouts. He has yet to face Colorado this year, but he made three starts against the Rockies in 2017, posting a 2-1 record against them with a 3.18 ERA and 19 strikeouts.

The Rockies are turning to righty Chad Bettis (4-1, 3.68 ERA), who has 41 strikeouts and 22 walks to his credit as well as a 1.24 WHIP. Bettis is 0-0 with four strikeouts and a 3.60 ERA across one starts against Los Angeles this year.

Los Angeles pitching staff allowed 3.9 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 3.36 ERA, 1.16 WHIP and 9.93 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 4.05, along with a WHIP of 1.16 and a K-per-9 of 9.41.

Dodgers hitters have slashed .240/.322/.404 on their way to 4.5 runs scored per game in 2018, including 5.0 runs per game against divisional foes and 6.6 per game over the teams last five outings (3-2 SU).

Los Angeles hitters have been powered by outfielders Matt Kemp and Chris Taylor. Kemp is slashing .347/.379/.580 with nine home runs, 33 RBIs and 22 runs scored, while Taylor (.251/.337/.471) has produced eight homers, 26 RBIs and 40 runs scored.

In the other dugout, Colorado’s pitching staff has allowed 4.7 runs per game overall this season. Its starting pitching staff has an ERA of 4.43, a WHIP of 1.36 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 8.1. The bullpen has a 5.00 ERA, 1.34 WHIP and 8.9 K/9. In 27 games against NL West opponents, Rockies starters have an ERA of 4.72 and the bullpens ERA is 5.91.

Colorado’s hitters are putting up 4.3 runs per contest, including 4.7 per game against divisional foes and 6.6 per game over their last five. The team has slashed .321/.368/.487 over its last five contests and is 2-3 SU during that span.

The Rockies offense has been led by third baseman Nolan Arenado and right fielder Charlie Blackmon. Arenado is slashing .325/.417/.589 with 12 home runs, 35 RBIs and 35 runs scored, and Blackmon’s line is .285/.376/.517 with 12 homers, 29 RBIs and 45 runs scored.

The Dodgers have lost 23.7 units and are 12-25 ATS when facing a righty starter this season. The over has hit in 24 of those games, compared to 12 that’ve gone under against right-handed starting pitchers. On the other hand, the Rockies have lost 2.6 units and are 12-11 ATS when facing a lefty starter. The over has cashed in eight of those games, compared to 13 that went under the total.

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Colorado Rockies Prediction

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

Betting Notes

  • Los Angeles has recorded 22.6 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 26.2 over its last five.
  • The Dodgers have hit 14 home runs in their last 10 games, including eight over their last five.