May 14, 2015 at 12:50 PM #55795Qbin Missile CrisisKeymaster
MLB: Colorado Rockies vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Predictions
Major League Baseball betting sees the Colorado Rockies taking on the Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday May 14 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all MLB season long.
These teams are exactly where they are supposed to be no matter how the season started. Lots of rumours swirling about the Rox and Tulo right now.
Colorado Rockies (11-19) vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (22-11)
Thursday May 14
Dodger Stadium – Los Angeles, CA
MLB Betting Lines: Los Angeles -180, Colorado +165
MLB Betting Total: 8
COL: Chad Bettis (R)
LAD: Brett Anderson (L)
Needless to say the Rockies are in trouble. After a better than expected start they have fallen out of the race early thanks to an 11 game losing streak. Here is it May 14 and they have not won a game since April 27 including two home losses to the Dodgers last weekend. Amidst their struggles all of the talk about whether Troy Tulowitzki will be dealt has resurfaced. Even if he is dealt it still might be weeks off but the Rockies have to find a way to win now.
Colorado has been getting poor pitching all season long and in this game they are turning to Chad Bettis. The righty throws hard but his results in the Majors over the last couple of seasons are far from inspiring. Colorado just has nowhere else to turn and his numbers in the Minors were good enough that they need to see if he can figure it out. At least he won’t be pitching at Coors so maybe he shows something.
Even though there might be whispers about Clayton Kershaw the Dodgers have gotten off to a strong start. They saw a five game winning streak snapped yesterday but they have a solid lead in the division thanks to the second best scoring offense and the fourth best ERA in the Majors. Just imagine what will happen when CK’s performance normalizes. It may not surprise you but it surprised me to learn that no team has hit more home runs than the Dodgers so far.
Brett Anderson has always had talent but injuries have gotten in the way over the years. The Dodgers are his third organization in the last three seasons but he slots very well in the back of their rotation and in a pitchers park. This season he has been giving up too many hits but most games he is giving the Dodgers a shot to win. He has not allowed any ER over his last couple of starts but he still needs to work deeper into games.
MLB Betting Trends:
- COL are 13-49 in their last 62 road games.
- COL are 8-22 in their last 30 Thu. games.
- COL are 7-19 in their last 26 overall.
- LA are 9-1 in their last 10 Thu. games.
- Under is 8-3 in LA last 11 Thu. games.
- LA are 45-18 in their last 63 games as a favorite.
- Over is 9-2 in the last 11 meetings.
- COL are 4-17 in the last 21 meetings.
MLB Betting Prediction: Over 8
MLB Score Prediction: Los Angeles 6 – Colorado 4
Bettis is a wild card but this looks like there should be some runs scored. Both teams have the bats and there are no aces on the mound in this one.
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