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Dodgers Simply Don’t Lose When Kershaw Starts

It shouldn’t really be much of a shock but the Los Angeles Dodgers tend to win when Clayton Kershaw starts. The three-time Cy Young winner has led the Dodgers to victories in 13 of his 15 starts, including each of the past nine. Kershaw will take the bump once again when the Dodgers and Colorado Rockies continue their weekend series Saturday.

  • Ian Desmond is 4-for-32 with 10 strikeouts in his career against Clayton Kershaw.
  • The Rockies are 1-9 SU and 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games on the road against the Dodgers.
  • The Dodgers are 11-0 SU in their last 11 games against the National League.

Kershaw is coming off his worst outing of the season, as he threw 112 pitches across 6.1 innings of work while giving up a career-high four home runs. The left-hander has made 35 career starts against the Rockies, the second-most versus any team in baseball, with a 3.13 ERA and 9.9 K/9 in those outings.

Not to be outdone, Tyler Chatwood has been throwing heat for the Rockies recently. Chatwood has posted a 1.73 ERA in his past four starts and has allowed just five runs in 26.0 innings of work in that span. However, Chatwood’s worst start of the season came against the Dodgers when he surrendered five runs in 4.1 innings on May 12.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Los Angeles Dodgers were listed as -267 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, while odds makers set the opening total line around 7 earlier at Bovada.

OddsShark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 7.8-1.8 victory for 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 sport a record of 49-26 heading into this matchup, while the Colorado Rockies sit at 47-29 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Los Angeles vs Colorado injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 4 (Los Angeles Dodgers) and the No. 7 (Colorado Rockies) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Los Angeles Dodgers No. 6-ranked scoring average of 5.2 runs per game, against a Colorado Rockies offense rated No. 5 and scoring 5.21 runs per game. The Dodgers have averaged 8.61 hits per game to date this season, less than the Rockies hitters have managed (9.29 per nine innings).

Los Angeles owns the No. 1 defense, allowing 5.2 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Colorado's No. 12-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Rockies endured a 6-1 loss at the hands of the Dodgers on Friday, with Kyle Freeland throwing 6 innings of 10-hit ball at Dodger Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Colorado is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Colorado is 13-6 SU in its last 19 games
  • Colorado is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Colorado is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • LA Dodgers is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
  • LA Dodgers is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of LA Dodgers's last 7 games
  • LA Dodgers is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Colorado at Los Angeles, Sunday, June 25th