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Dodgers Don’t Lose When Kershaw Hits the Hill

Dave Roberts and the Dodgers were dealt a sixth straight loss last night but with Clayton Kershaw’s name finally up next in the rotation, that streak is probably set to end tonight against the Rockies. The Dodgers’ last win came when Kersh made his return from the DL last week, making it 16 consecutive wins for the Blue Crew when the best pitcher in baseball has set foot on the bump.

SHARK BITES
  • The Dodgers are 0-8 SU and on the runline in their last 8 games against teams with winning records.
  • The Rockies are 1-11 SU and 2-10 on the runline in their last 12 games on the road against the Dodgers.
  • The Rockies are 1-7 SU in their last 8 games against teams with winning records.

So, do the Rockies have any chance against Kershaw? Likely not. While his season has been diminished by chronic back issues, the 29-year-old southpaw has been as dominant as ever with an ERA of 1.95. Since the beginning of July, Kershaw has amazingly allowed just two earned runs in 31 innings of work.

When the Texan last faced the Rox, he cruised through six innings in a 4-0 Dodgers win, striking out eight Colorado batters.

The Rockies will counter Clayton with Jon Gray (6-4, 4.26 ERA), a pitcher who mysteriously performs much better at Coors Field. He’s given up two or more runs in all but one of his last seven starts on the road. If that trend continues, his team doesn’t have much hope.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Los Angeles Dodgers as -340 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB betting odds matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 7 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 3.7-0.7 result in favor of the Dodgers. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Colorado Rockies vs Los Angeles Dodgers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Los Angeles Dodgers bring a 92-47 record to the battle against the 74-65 Rockies. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Los Angeles vs Colorado injuries news.

The Los Angeles Dodgers vs Colorado Rockies odds would favor the Dodgers if the betting lines were set according to our power ranks. Los Angeles is rated No. 12 in the current OddsShark poll, while Colorado is at No. 15.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Los Angeles has baseball's No. 11-rated offensive output, at 8.43 hits per game. The Colorado Rockies average 9.29 hits per game, good for No. 3 on the list.

Colorado brings the No. 15-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Dodgers' No. 1-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Rockies endured an 11-3 loss at the hands of the Giants on Wednesday, with Kyle Freeland throwing 3.1 innings of 7-hit ball at Coors Field.

Los Angeles looks to rebound from a loss to the Diamondbacks, who beat them 3-1 on Wednesday behind a start from Taijuan Walker at Dodger Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Colorado is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Colorado is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Colorado's last 18 games
  • Colorado is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • LA Dodgers is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
  • LA Dodgers is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of LA Dodgers' last 10 games
  • LA Dodgers is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Colorado at Los Angeles, Friday, September 8

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