The Colorado Rockies are the real deal. Coming into the season, many thought the Rockies might be able to find themselves in the playoff hunt but a little over two months into the season, the squad holds a 2.5-game lead in the NL West. A big reason why is how well they are playing their divisional foes, with the Rockies going 17-8 against the NL West. Colorado continues its four-game weekend series with the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday.
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- The total has gone UNDER in 16 of the Dodgers’ last 22 games against the Rockies.
- The Dodgers are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games after a loss.
- Yasmani Grandal is 5-for-7 with 3 RBIs in his career against Tyler Chatwood.
The Rockies will be hard pressed to keep their offense rolling on with the Dodgers sending Clayton Kershaw to the mound. In Kershaw’s first start against the Rockies this season, the lefty pitched seven innings of two-run ball while registering 10 strikeouts. The current Rockies lineup has a collective .227 batting average against Kershaw with 91 strikeouts compared to 17 walks.
Tyler Chatwood will be in charge of keeping the Dodgers’ bats in check for the Rockies. The righty has proven to be inconsistent this season, recording a 2.05 ERA in wins compared with a lowly 7.48 ERA in losses. Chatwood was solid against LA last season with a 3.75 ERA in four starts vs the Dodgers.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Betting fans looking to pick the Colorado Rockies in this matchup found them as 182 underdogs on the MLB money line at BetOnline. Betting the over under instead? It was 8.5 at its open earlier today and hovering near that number at Bovada.
Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 5.7-3.3 win for the Dodgers. 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
23-13 Colorado battles the Dodgers, currently with a 20-15 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Colorado vs Los Angeles injuries news.
The Colorado Rockies sit at No. 9 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds – Shark, while the Los Angeles Dodgers sit at No. 5 on the same chart.
The game also pits Colorado Rockies No. 9-rated offense, averaging 4.89 runs per game, against a Los Angeles Dodgers defense that ranks No. 1 at 3.57 in runs allowed per game. The Colorado Rockies have averaged 8.83 hits per game so far, less than Los Angeles Dodgers batters have averaged on the year (8.86 hits per game).
Defensively, Los Angeles features the No. 12-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.19 runs per game. Colorado, meanwhile, comes in at No. 4 at home, scoring 5.7 runs per game.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Los Angeles didn’t get the job done in their last match, falling 10-7 to Colorado on Thursday at Coors Field.
- LA Dodgers is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
- LA Dodgers is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Dodgers’s last 6 games
- LA Dodgers is 8-17 ATS in its last 25 games on the road
- Colorado is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
- Colorado is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Colorado’s last 8 games
- Colorado is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Los Angeles at Colorado, Saturday, May 13th