Clayton Kershaw has largely looked like the Clayton Kershaw we all expect this season except for his first start against the Colorado Rockies. In that game, the Los Angeles Dodgers’ ace allowed eight hits, four earned runs and three dingers while lasting 6.0 innings. Kershaw will look to redeem himself after the mediocre performance when he faces the Colorado Rockies for the second time this season Wednesday.
– Shark Bites
- The total has gone UNDER in 7 of the Rockies’ last 8 games.
- The visiting team is 4-13 SU in the last 17 games between the Dodgers and Rockies.
- The Dodgers are 0-3 SU in their past 3 games while averaging 2.0 rpg.
The Rockies will counter Kershaw with struggling Tyler Anderson. The lefty has allowed at least five hits and four runs in all three of his starts this season but it’s been his lack of control that has really cost him. Anderson has walked six batters so far this season with five of those eventually crossing home plate.
Nolan Arenado is putting up big numbers at the plate once again and it’s not due to the thin air in Colorado. The third baseman is slashing .412/.474/.912 with four home runs and eight RBIs in nine road games this season. In four games against Colorado so far this season, LA has been batting a solid .265 but they will want to see more out of Yasiel Puig who is just 3-for-17 against the Rockies.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Those going with the Los Angeles Dodgers in this one found them listed on the odds board as moneyline favorites of -300 at BetOnline for Wednesday’s contest. The betting total was hovering near 6.5 at Bovada.
Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 4.2-2.6 result in favor of the Dodgers. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.
Colorado Rockies vs Los Angeles Dodgers Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
Los Angeles (7-8) will face the 10-5 Rockies in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Los Angeles vs Colorado injuries news.
It’s a MLB baseball betting matchup between the No. 7-rated Los Angeles Dodgers and the league No. 25-ranked Colorado Rockies, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds – Shark.
Offensively, the game matches up Los Angeles Dodgers No. 13 ranked offense (4.33 runs per game) against a Colorado Rockies defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 9 at 3.87 runs allowed per game. The Los Angeles Dodgers have been averaging 8 hits per game, more than the Colorado Rockies have managed so far this season (7.33 hits on average).
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Los Angeles has the No. 1-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Rockies own the No. 9 mark in runs allowed.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
- Colorado is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
- Colorado is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Colorado’s last 8 games
- Colorado is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
- LA Dodgers is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
- LA Dodgers is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 6 of LA Dodgers’s last 8 games
- LA Dodgers is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Colorado home to San Francisco, Friday, April 21st
Los Angeles at Arizona, Friday, April 21st