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2021 MLB Handicapping
Colorado Rockies vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
Date: Thursday, April 15th, 2020
Time: 10:10 PM ET
Venue: Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, California
Projected Pitchers: Austin Gomber vs. Julio Urias
MLB Moneyline Odds: Rockies +250 | Dodgers -210
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Rockies +1.5 (+120) | Dodgers -1.5 (-140)
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 8
The Rockies are on their way to being one of the worst teams in baseball this season.
Since the trading away of Nolan Arenado, Colorado has gone into full rebuild mode. They are in last place in the NL West, although it’s worth noting the majority of their games have been played against the Giants and Dodgers.
The Rockies offense is anemic. They currently sport a wRC+ of 65, which is the second worst in baseball at the moment. And despite playing in the hitter’s paradise that is Coors Field, they also sport the third worst wOBA in baseball as well, at .287.
Los Angeles Dodgers
The Dodgers have gotten off to the hottest start in baseball and are well on their way to repeating as World Champions.
They currently pace MLB in OPS, wOBA and wRC+. This team doesn’t just hit, however, they get on base at an insane rate. With a team OBP of .374, they are currently 23 points ahead of the second-best Padres in that metric.
But that’s not surprising, considering the Dodgers have a lineup including Mookie Betts, Cody Bellinger and Corey Seager. However, the biggest performer for the Dodgers so far has been Max Muncy, who paces the team with a .512 wOBA.
Free Colorado Rockies vs. Los Angeles Dodgers MLB Prediction:
While the Dodgers offense is insane, I like Colorado’s starting pitcher Austin Gomber to keep them at bay tonight. Gomber has been excellent in his two starts this season, including one against the Los Angeles where he held the Dodgers to just three runs on one hit over three innings.
I think it’s because the Dodgers have a difficult time hitting against southpaws. The Dodgers offensive numbers drop precipitously against left-handed pitching, as they sport a .914 OPS against righties this season but just a .741 OPS against lefties.
Meanwhile, Julio Urias pitched the game of his life in his 2021 debut against these Rockies. Urias pitched seven full innings and held the Rockies to just one run at Coors Field. He also recorded six strikeouts and only one walk in the outing.
I like Urias to shut down the hapless Rockies offense again while Gomber utilizes his left-handed arsenal to keep the Dodgers relatively quiet. I’m banking on a low-scoring affair and therefore will be playing the Under.
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