The Los Angeles Dodgers will pay a visit to Coors Field to face their NL West rival Colorado Rockies. The first pitch is scheduled for 8:40 p.m. ET and the matchup will be televised on either ATRM or SNLA.
Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Colorado Rockies Odds
Both teams have equal moneyline odds (-105) and oddsmakers have set the Over/Under for this game at 10 runs (-120 for the over and +100 for the under). The game’s runline odds stand at +140 for picking the Dodgers -1.5 runs and -160 for the Rockies +1.5.
The Rockies are 60-52 straight up (SU) and 59-55 against the spread (ATS). The team’s gained 5.9 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 3.7 units (ATS). Colorado has a 3-4 ATS mark over its last seven games and the total has gone under in four of those seven. The Dodgers are 62-51 SU and have gone 51-64 ATS. In total, the team’s lost 18.1 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 12.7 units ATS. Los Angeles is 3-4 ATS over its last seven games and the total has gone under in four of those seven.
Rockies games have had an over/under record of 51-57-6 in 2018. Los Angeles has an over/under record of 56-56-3.
The right-handed Kenta Maeda is getting the start for Los Angeles. Maeda is 7-7 with a 3.73 ERA and 123 strikeouts. He’s 1-1 with 21 strikeouts and a 1.32 ERA against Colorado this year (two starts).
The Rockies are handing the ball to righty Jon Gray (9-7, 4.73 ERA), who has 144 strikeouts and 36 walks to his name, as well as a 1.30 WHIP. Gray hasn’t faced the Dodgers yet this year, but he made two starts against them in 2017, compiling a 1-0 record with a 1.59 ERA and four strikeouts.
Los Angeles’ pitching staff allowed 3.9 runs per game and its starters own a 3.35 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 9.50 K/9. The bullpen has logged an ERA of 3.85, along with a K/9 of 9.38.
Dodgers hitters have slashed .242/.326/.428 on their way to 4.8 runs scored per game this year, including 4.7 runs per game against divisional foes and 6.2 per game over the team’s last five contests (3-2 SU).
Outfielders Chris Taylor and Matt Kemp have paced Los Angeles’ offense. Taylor is hitting .255/.330/.448 with 12 home runs, 50 RBIs and 64 runs scored, while Kemp (.289/.337/.490) has produced 17 homers, 64 RBIs and 50 runs scored.
In the other dugout, Colorado’s pitching staff has yielded 4.8 runs per game overall this year. Its starters have an ERA of 4.24, a WHIP of 1.29 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 8.4. The bullpen has a 5.17 ERA, 1.44 WHIP and 8.9 K/9. In 46 games against divisional foes, Rockies starters have an ERA of 4.36 and the bullpen’s ERA is 5.54.
Colorado’s hitters are putting up 4.7 runs per contest, including 5.0 per game against divisional foes and 3.2 per game over their last five. The team has a slash-line of .194/.269/.333 over its last five games and is 2-3 SU during that span.
The Rockies’ offense has been led by third baseman Nolan Arenado and shortstop Trevor Story. Arenado is slashing .306/.389/.588 with 29 home runs, 81 RBIs and 75 runs scored, while Story’s line is .288/.349/.551 with 24 homers, 79 RBIs, 58 runs and 14 steals.
The Dodgers have lost 14.5 units and are 32-43 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher this season. The over has hit in 45 of those games, compared to 28 that’ve gone under in such games. On the other hand, the Rockies have netted 0.7 units and are 32-38 ATS when facing a righty starter. The over’s hit in 36 of those games, compared to 31 that went under the total.
Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Colorado Rockies MLB Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Rockies, ATS Winner – Rockies, O/U – OVER
The over has cashed in three of Los Angeles’ last seven games.
Los Angeles has recorded 17.1 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 23.0 over its last five.
The Dodgers have hit 15 home runs in their last 10 games, including 11 over their last five.
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