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Dodgers visit Colorado Rockies in MLB clash

Los Angeles DodgersColorado Rockies
Aug 21, 3:10 PM | GrassCoors Field

Los Angeles Dodgers vs Colorado Rockies Odds

57-68TEAM RECORD59-68

Los Angeles pays a visit to Colorado on Sunday, hoping to shut down the Rockies bats in baseball action at Coors Field.

Chad Billingsley, with a record of 10-9 on the season, gets the ball for the Dodgers, while the Rockies trot Kevin Millwood to the mound in this one. He is 0-1 so far in 2011.

View LA Dodgers vs Colorado Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Colorado opened as +100 moneyline underdogs in this baseball match, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers settle on an opening over under number of 9.5.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Rockies at No. 9 in the National League and the Dodgers at No. 5 in the National League heading into this contest.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Colorado's No. 3 ranked National League offense (4.5 runs per game) against a Dodgers defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 5 in the National League at 3.9 runs allowed per game. The Rockies have been averaging 8.8 hits per game, more than the Dodgers have managed so far this season (8.5 hits on average).

Colorado owns the National League's No. 14 defense, allowing 4.6 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Los Angeles' National League No. 5-rated defense.

In their last action, Los Angeles was a 7-6 loser on the road against the Rockies. Bettors on Colorado at -117 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (13) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Los Angeles lost a tight one on Saturday, seeing the game get away from them in extra innings and falling by a 7-6 score against Colorado at Coors Field.

Los Angeles Dodgers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing St. Louis are 3-7
After playing Colorado are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6

Colorado Rockies Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 1-9
Before playing Houston are 2-8
After playing LA Dodgers are 5-5
After a win are 3-7

A few Dodgers at Rockies trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Dodgers' last 5 games when playing on the road against Colorado
The total has gone OVER in 7 of LA Dodgers' last 9 games when playing Colorado
LA Dodgers are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games when playing Colorado
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Dodgers' last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Colorado's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Colorado's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Colorado's last 5 games when playing at home against LA Dodgers
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Colorado's last 9 games when playing LA Dodgers

Next up:
LA Dodgers at St. Louis, Monday, August 22
Colorado home to Houston, Monday, August 22

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