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10-6 (6-4 V) Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Colorado Rockies 8-7 (3-3 H)
Date: Friday April 22, 2016
Time: 8:40 PM ET
Venue: Coors Field, Denver, Colorado
Projected Pitchers: Scott Kazmir vs. Jonathan Gray
MLB Moneyline Odds: Dodgers -125
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Betting Total: 11
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As this is being written on Thursday these are the top two teams in the NL West. No surprise there with L.A. but the Rox are supposed to be at the bottom.
Who knows what the summer will bring but this is the first of a series that could put Colorado in top spot. When they are playing at Coors, quite frankly anything is possible.
Los Angeles Dodgers
The Dodgers have to feel pretty good about their start. They are not tearing it up but they are getting more than enough offense in support of their strong pitching.
I am sure they would like to see more balls leave the yard but the most important hitters in their lineup are off to goo starts. They are also getting great production from their role players and Yasiel Puig is keeping his nose clean.
Scott Kazmir has not looked great this season. Looking deeper though you see that he was money against San Diego but got hit hard by San Francisco, twice.
Perhaps it is a case of that group of hitters just figuring him out. I am not panicking.
On days when Clayton Kershaw is not pitching the Dodgers bullpen is holding batters to a sub .200 batting average.
The rest of the numbers are not as sharp but there is little reason for concern with this group. Kenley Jansen is perfect on seven save attempts.
For as long as the Rox are a .500 team or better they are exceeding my expectations. Trevor Story or no we know this team can hit and they are going to have to given that they have the worst ERA in the Majors heading into Thursday action.
They are third in runs and as long as cluster luck stays with them they can probably compete all season long with Story lengthening a lineup that features Carlos Gonzalez and Nolan Arennado.
Jonathan Gray is a former first round pick but he struggled in his stint with the Rockies last year. The staff has been getting hit hard and he has been called up to make his first start of the season.
The best thing he has going for him is that he has proven he can miss bats when he is on.
Colorado has the worst bullpen in the Majors by about any measure you can find. A lot of that is garbage time though. When/if they get a lead Miguel Castro and Jake McGee have done a good job locking things down.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Under is 5-2-1 in LA last 8 overall.
- Under is 5-2-1 in LA last 8 on grass.
- Over is 6-2 in COL last 8 home games.
- COL are 1-8 in Grays last 9 starts.
- COL are 1-8 in Grays last 9 starts on grass.
Free Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Colorado Rockies MLB Prediction:
The key to betting games with the Rockies is betting on whether they are going to hit. The top two bats for the Rockies are righties and I think they are going to be able to get to Kazmir.
Of course the Dodgers will be able to get on the board too but the Rockies should be able to out slug them is Gray offers up some degree of resistance.
He struck out eight Dodgers in a game last year.
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Taking the over is never a bad strategy at Coors Field. The Rox are going over two thirds of the time at th Humidor this season.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Colorado 7 – Los Angeles 5
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