Chad Billingsley faces Jeff Francis in MLB odds action
Colorado Rockies vs Los Angeles Dodgers Odds
Los Angeles will try to be nasty hosts on Wednesday when the Colorado Rockies pay a visit to Dodger Stadium.
It's a pitching duel between Chad Billingsley for the Dodgers (7-9 on the year) and Jeff Francis for Colorado (3-4 so far).
The Rockies were listed as +-210 underdogs on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 7.5 before betting started earlier on Monday.
This game matches up the No. 1 (Dodgers) and the No. 8 (Rockies) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Los Angeles' No. 12-rated National League offense, averaging 3.8 runs per game, against a Rockies defense that ranks No. 16 in the National League at 5.8 in runs allowed per game. The Dodgers have averaged 8.2 hits per game so far, less than Rockies batters have averaged on the year (9.2 hits per game).
Los Angeles owns the National League's No. 3 defense, allowing 3.7 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Colorado's National League No. 16-rated defense.
The Rockies were a 3-1 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Dodgers. That made winners of bettors who got Colorado at +163 on the moneyline, while the total score (4) was good news for UNDER bettors. Colorado looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Dodgers, a 3-1 final on Tuesday in support of Alex White at Dodger Stadium.
Colorado Rockies Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing San Francisco are 2-8
After playing LA Dodgers are 4-6
After a win are 2-8
Los Angeles Dodgers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Miami are 4-6
After playing Colorado are 6-4
After a loss are 3-7
A few Rockies at Dodgers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Colorado's last 6 games on the road
Colorado is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing LA Dodgers
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Colorado's last 5 games when playing LA Dodgers
Colorado is 5-10 SU in their last 15 games when playing on the road against LA Dodgers
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Dodgers' last 5 games when playing Colorado
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Dodgers' last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Dodgers' last 6 games at home
LA Dodgers are 10-5 SU in their last 15 games when playing at home against Colorado
Colorado at San Francisco, Friday, August 10
LA Dodgers at Miami, Friday, August 10