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2021 MLB Handicapping
(0-1) Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Colorado Rockies (1-0)
Date: Saturday, April 3rd, 2021
Time: 8:10 PM ET
Venue: Coors Field, Denver, Colorado
Projected Pitchers: Walker Buehler vs. Jon Gray
MLB Moneyline Odds: Dodgers -230 | Rockies +192
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Dodgers -1.5 , Rockies +1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 11.5
Los Angeles Dodgers
Starting pitcher Walker Buehler started eight games last season and somehow finished with just one decision.
Buehler only averaged 4.5 innings per game, but he did well in his starts. Over the year, he posted a 3.44 ERA, a 4.36 FIP, a 3.93 xFIP and a .95 WHIP.
However, his BABIP was almost 100 points lower than his career average. Meaning Buehler could be due for regression.
The Dodgers are looking like a juggernaut yet again. The Los Angeles lineup remained largely unchanged after finishing first in wRC+ and second in OPS in 2020.
Moreover, those numbers actually jump against right-handed pitchers. The Dodgers posted a .837 OPS against RHPs last season.
Jon Gray gets the start for Colorado tonight, and Rockies fans shouldn’t be excited.
Gray’s ERA, xERA, FIP and xFIP were all over 5.0 last season. Plus, he posted a WHIP of 1.44 and a ERA- of 1.44. His BABIP was even 30 points lower than his career average and he still managed to post abysmal numbers.
His strikeout rate was also half of his season average. So, there were no positives.
But, Gray does pitch at Coors field. So, maybe take everything with a grain of salt.
Basically anything for the Rockies this season should be considered a positive. After dealing Arenado away, who knows where this team will finish at the end of the year. Colorado finished with mediocre offensive stats in 2020 and shouldn’t have high hopes this season.
However, they did manage to destroy Clayton Kershaw on opening day.
Free Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Colorado Rockies MLB Prediction:
I wouldn’t expect Buehler to pitch a lot of innings today. However, that’s okay, because the Dodgers had the best bullpen in the league last year via WHIP. I could easily see the Dodgers using the pitcher-by-committee strategy and grinding out a win.
I would expect Gray to get absolutely whipped by this Dodgers lineup. Plus, the Rockies had one of the worst bullpens in the league last year via WHIP.
Plus, in the hitters paradise that is Coors Field, I’m banking on another high scoring game from Los Angeles tonight.
Overall–I’m playing the better overall team to win by at least a few runs in this spot.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Dodgers -1.5
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