The Los Angeles Dodgers’ issues with left-handed pitching are well documented, but the former NL West champs will face a right-hander on Saturday when they travel to Coors Field to tangle with the Colorado Rockies.
– Shark Bites
- The UNDER is 5-0 in the Rockies last five home games.
- The Dodgers are 5-1 in the last 6 meetings.
- The UNDER is 5-0 in the Rockies last 5 home games.
Clayton Kershaw and Jon Gray will get the nod for the Dodgers and Rockies, respectively. Kershaw (1-0, 1.29 ERA) tied Don Drysdale’s franchise record for most Opening day victories with five in the wake of Monday’s 14-3 hammering of the San Diego Padres, as the lefty allowed two runs (one earned) on two hits and no walks while striking out eight over seven innings of work.
Gray (0-0, 11.25) struck out seven through four scoreless innings but was lucky to come away with a no-decision in Monday’s Opening Day win over Milwaukee. The 25-year-old was charged with five runs on six hits and two walks while squandering a 4-0 lead before Colorado rallied with two in the seventh to get him off the hook.
The UNDER is a solid bet when L.A. hits the road, as the UNDER is 4-1-1 in the Dodgers’ last six away from home.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Betting fans looking to pick the visiting Los Angeles Dodgers before the first pitch in this match found them as -203 moneyline favorites earlier today at Bovada. They saw the over/under total of 9 earlier at TopBet.
Odds – Shark prediction models pick the Dodgers to win this game 3.8-3.2. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.
Los Angeles Dodgers vs Colorado Rockies Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Colorado Rockies sport a record of 4-1 heading into this matchup, while the Los Angeles Dodgers sit at 3-2 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Colorado vs Los Angeles injuries news.
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Colorado Rockies rated this week at No. 22 and the Los Angeles Dodgers sitting at No. 4.
Offensively, the game matches up Colorado Rockies No. 19 ranked offense (3.6 runs per game) against a Los Angeles Dodgers defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 3 at 2.4 runs allowed per game. The Colorado Rockies have been averaging 7.6 hits per game, less than the Los Angeles Dodgers have managed so far this season (7.6 hits on average).
Los Angeles brings the No. 3-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Rockies’s No. 13-ranked defense.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
- LA Dodgers is 6-17 ATS in its last 23 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Dodgers’s last 6 games
- LA Dodgers is 1-9 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
- LA Dodgers is 4-10 SU in its last 14 games on the road
- Colorado is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Colorado’s last 8 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Colorado’s last 5 games at home
- Colorado is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing LA Dodgers
Next Betting Matchups
Los Angeles at Colorado, Sunday, April 9th