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Colorado RockiesLos Angeles Dodgers
Sep 28, 10:10 PM | GrassDodger Stadium

Colorado Rockies vs Los Angeles Dodgers Odds

62-94TEAM RECORD81-75

Los Angeles will try to be nasty hosts on Friday when the Colorado Rockies pay a visit to Dodger Stadium.

The Dodgers will rely on Clayton Kershaw to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Jeff Francis will be his counterpart for the Rockies. Clayton Kershaw is 12-9 this season, and Jeff Francis is 5-6.

View Colorado vs LA Dodgers Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening MLB line for this matchup, Los Angeles sat as -270 favorites. The total was set at 7.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the National League No. 3-ranked Dodgers and the National League No. 9-rated Rockies in this matchup.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Los Angeles has the National League's No. 13-rated offensive output, at 8.4 hits per game. The Rockies average 9.4 hits per game, good for No. 1 on the National League list.

Comparing defensive stats, Colorado owns the National League's No. 10-rated road mark, allowing 4.5 runs per game on the highway. Los Angeles, on the other hand, rates No. 15 in scoring at home.

In their last action, Colorado was a 7-5 winner at home against the Cubs. Bettors on Colorado at -149 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (12) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Colorado looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Cubs, a 7-5 final on Thursday in support of Jhoulys Chacin at Coors Field.

Los Angeles won its last outing, an 8-4 result against the Padres on September 27. Bettors who backed the Dodgers at -122 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (12) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Los Angeles looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Padres, an 8-4 final on Thursday in support of Chris Capuano at PETCO Park.

Colorado Rockies Trends:
When playing on Friday are 8-2
Before playing LA Dodgers are 6-4
After playing Chi Cubs are 7-3
After a win are 5-5

Los Angeles Dodgers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Colorado are 3-7
After playing San Diego are 4-6
After a win are 4-6

A few Rockies at Dodgers trends to consider:
Colorado is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Colorado's last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Colorado's last 5 games on the road
Colorado is 5-2 SU in their last 7 games when playing LA Dodgers
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Dodgers' last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of LA Dodgers' last 17 games
LA Dodgers are 11-5 SU in their last 16 games when playing at home against Colorado
LA Dodgers are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games

Next up:
Colorado at LA Dodgers, Saturday, September 29

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