Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Colorado Rockies Matchup

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The Colorado Rockies are facing off against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Coors Field. The matchup starts at 3:10 p.m. ET and fans can catch the game on both ATRM and SNLA.

Los Angeles Dodgers at Colorado Rockies Odds

Colorado (+110) is the home-team underdog to Los Angeles (-120) and Vegas has set the Over/Under for this afternoon’s game at 10.5 runs (-120 for the over and +100 for the under). Gamblers can also wager on the game’s runline with the most recent odds sitting at +125 for the Dodgers -1.5 runs and -145 for the Rockies +1.5.

The Dodgers have gone 77-65 SU this year and are 61-80 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 23.8 units for moneyline bettors and 19.3 units ATS. Los Angeles has covered the spread only twice over its last seven games and the total has gone under in five of those seven. The Rockies, on the other hand, are 78-63 SU and 72-68 ATS. They’ve gained 14.5 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 3.3 units ATS. Colorado has covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the under has cashed in five of those seven.

Colorado games have an over/under record of 59-75-6 in 2018. Los Angeles has an over/under record of 66-70-5.

Rich Hill is getting the start for Los Angeles. The southpaw Hill is 7-5 with a 3.73 ERA and 121 strikeouts. He’s 0-1 with 14 strikeouts and a 2.13 ERA against Colorado this year (two starts).

The Rockies are handing the ball to lefty Tyler Anderson (6-7, 4.80 ERA), who’s got 147 punchouts and 52 walks to his name, as well as a WHIP of 1.29. Anderson is 1-0 with 18 strikeouts and a 2.84 ERA across three starts against Los Angeles this year.

As a unit, Colorado’s pitching staff has allowed 4.7 runs per game overall in 2018. Its starters have a 4.29 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 8.5 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 4.85 ERA, 1.38 WHIP and 9.0 K/9. In 62 divisional games, Rockies starters have an ERA of 4.06 and the bullpen’s ERA is 5.16.

The Colorado hitters are putting up 4.7 runs per outing, including 4.8 per game against divisional foes and 5.2 per game over their last five. The team has slashed .274/.346/.561 over its last five contests and is 4-1 SU during that stretch.

The Rockies’ hitters have been led by shortstop Trevor Story and outfielder Charlie Blackmon. Story is slashing .296/.351/.559 with 31 home runs, 95 RBIs, 77 runs and 25 steals, while Blackmon is hitting .279 with 24 homers, 59 RBIs, 101 runs and 12 stolen bases.

For the visiting squad, Los Angeles’ pitching staff allowed 3.8 runs per game and its starters own a 3.17 ERA, 1.12 WHIP and 9.43 K/9. The bullpen has managed an ERA of 3.83, along with a K-per-9 of 9.56.

Dodgers hitters have slashed .244/.328/.430 on their way to 4.7 runs scored per game this year, including 4.5 runs per game against divisional foes and 4.4 per game over the team’s last five contests (2-3 SU).

Los Angeles’ hitters have been paced by first baseman Cody Bellinger and right fielder Chris Taylor. Bellinger is slashing .262/.342/.477 with 22 home runs, 65 RBIs and 76 runs scored, while Taylor (.248/.324/.438) has produced 15 homers, 55 RBIs and 72 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, compared to 34 that’ve hit the under in such games. On the other hand, the Rockies have netted 6.7 units and are 31-23 ATS when facing a left-handed starting pitcher. The over has hit in 18 of those games, compared to 33 which went under the total.

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Colorado Rockies MLB Tip

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

Betting Notes

  • The over has cashed in just two of Colorado’s last seven games.
  • The Dodgers have hit 15 home runs in their last 10 games. The Rockies have hit 14 over their last 10.
  • Colorado has averaged 19.8 runs + hits + errors over its last 10 outings and 23.2 over its last five.
  • The Rockies have won six of their last seven games SU.