The Los Angeles Dodgers (1-0) are 14-5 SU in their last 19 games against the Colorado Rockies (0-1) including a 5-3 win in Friday night’s season opener. The Dodgers will try to keep things rolling with another victory as a Dodgers vs Rockies prediction on the road this Saturday night in Denver.
Dodgers vs Rockies Odds & Analysis
The Dodgers opened as -200 road favorites before betting action on Colorado as a popular Dodgers vs Rockies prediction drove the line down to Los Angeles -138. The Rockies are +128 home underdogs and the total is set at 11.5 runs in this NL West division rivalry game. The UNDER is 7-2 in Colorado’s last nine games against he Dodgers.
Tony Gonsolin posted a 3.23 ERA and a 1.35 WHIP with 65 strikeouts in 55.2 innings pitched for the Dodgers in 2021. Gonsolin has performed well as a part-time starter for Los Angeles in his first three years in the big leagues and could hold a full-time slot at the bottom of the rotation behind Walker Buehler, Clayton Kershaw and Julio Urias this year.
German Marquez led the Rockies in quality starts (17) and wins (12) last season, posting a 4.40 ERA and a 1.27 WHIP in 180 innings pitched. Marquez has historically pitched well against the Dodgers with a 3.06 ERA and a 1.18 WHIP in 11 career starts against them.
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Freddie Freeman Looked Sharp In Dodgers Debut
The Dodgers scored all five of their runs in Friday night’s 5-3 win over Colorado in the the fourth inning of that game. Newcomer Freddie Freeman scored on of those five runs and finished his Dodgers debut going 1-for-3 with a run and a walk.
It’s a testament to how loaded this Dodgers lineup is that a player as good as Gavin Lux, who went 1-for-2 with a run and two RBI, was slotted in as the team’s ninth batter on Friday. Los Angeles got off to a 13-2 SU start to the 2021 season and would love to get off to another great start this year.
Colorado Has Struggled At Home Against The Dodgers
The Rockies jumped out to an early 2-0 lead with a two-run inning in the bottom of the second on Friday, but they wouldn’t score again until adding one more run in the bottom of the ninth. Colorado fell to 2-8 SU in its last 10 home games against the Dodgers with the loss.
Last season’s 74-87 SU record produced Colorado’s best win percentage since the Rockies made the postseason in 2018 with a 91-72 record. Bettors taking Colorado as their Dodgers vs Rockies Prediction will need Colorado to end its woes against Los Angeles at home to pick up the win.
Dodgers vs Rockies Pick & Insights
Dodgers: Keys to Victory
Los Angeles has arguably the best starting lineup in baseball to go along with what looks to be a rock-solid starting pitching staff. The World Series favorites have all of the tools to win as a Dodgers vs Rockies prediction if they play to their potential.
Rockies: Keys to Victory
German Marquez generally gives Colorado a chance to win and has has solid success against the Dodgers in recent years. To pull off an upset as a Dodgers vs Rockies pick, Marquez will need to keep this high-powered offense in check to give his offense the chance to win it with a few runs.
Odds Shark’s Computer Dodgers vs Rockies Prediction: Dodgers -148
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