MLB

Los Angeles Dodgers vs Colorado Rockies

Los Angeles
Dodgers
77 - 64
Walker Buehler (6-4) ERA: 3.09
Colorado
Rockies
77 - 63
Kyle Freeland (14-7) ERA: 2.91
September 08, 2018, 8:10 PM EDT
 | Coors Field

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Los Angeles
Dodgers
77 - 64
Walker Buehler (6-4) ERA: 3.09
Colorado
Rockies
77 - 63
Kyle Freeland (14-7) ERA: 2.91
September 08, 2018, 8:10 PM EDT
 | Coors Field
  • The Colorado Rockies saw a five-game winning streak get snapped in a 4-2 setback to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday, and star third baseman Nolan Arenado is a big reason why. Arenado committed a key error and went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in the loss. The Rockies and Dodgers continue their crucial three-game series on Saturday at Coors Field. Sportsbooks opened the Rockies as +125 home underdogs with a total of 10.

    SHARK BITES
    • The Dodgers are 4-0 SU in their last four road games.
    • The UNDER is 4-0 in the last four meetings between the Dodgers and Rockies.
    • The Rockies are 10-1 SU in Freeland's last 11 home starts.

    Dodgers vs Rockies Game Center.

    Buehler, Freeland set to get the ball in this one

    Walker Buehler and Kyle Freeland are listed as the probable starters. Buehler (6-4, 2.92 ERA), who I’m sure is sick of Ferris Buehler jokes by now, owns a 1.48 ERA over his past seven starts after allowing one run and two hits over 6 1/3 innings in a no-decision against Arizona last Sunday. The rookie has posted a 4.07 ERA in seven career games (three starts) vs Colorado - including seven scoreless innings on August 11.

    Freeland (13-7, 2.96) won his fourth straight start on Sunday, allowing three runs and seven hits over six frames against San Diego. The 25-year-old has gone 7-1 with a 2.35 ERA and 75-to-35 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 15 appearances since June 16. The hurler is 1-3 with a 3.90 ERA in six career starts vs the Dodgers - including 0-1 with a 3.38 ERA in two games this season.

    Freeland loves pitching at home

    Just how good have the Rockies been behind Freeland in Colorado? In Freeland’s last 11 home starts, the Rockies are 10-1 SU. Helping him out is the Rockies’ penchant for producing against righties at home, as Colorado is 5-1 SU in its past six home games against right-handed starters. Colorado is also 5-0 SU in its previous five times Freeland gets the ball vs teams with winning records.

    Trends pointing to an UNDER

    According to betting trends, bettors should expect this one to stay relatively quiet offensively. The UNDER is a perfect 4-0 in the last four meetings between the Dodgers and Rockies, and the UNDER is also 4-0 in the last four matchups between the clubs in Colorado. When Freeland faces the Dodgers the UNDER is hot, evidenced by each of his last six starts vs L.A. going UNDER the total.

    Why I’m picking the Rockies

    Freeland is in a zone right now, and I’m not going to start betting against him any time soon. His numbers are too good to ignore over the past few months - especially the aforementioned 75-to-35 strikeout-to-walk ratio since June 16. Take the Rox as home dogs and run.

Odds

Saturday, September 8 Sat Sep 8


Opening
Current

Runline
Moneyline
O/U
Opening
-1.5
+100
-139
o10
-110
+1.5
-120
+129
u10
-110
Runline
Moneyline
O/U
Current
-1.5
+123
-128
o10
-105
+1.5
-143
+118
u10
-115

Edge Finder

5.56
Runs
4.46
4.21
Walks
2.83
8.15
Hits
8.78
8.77
Strike Outs
8.67

Head To Head

LA
Stat Type COL
5.10
Runs
4.00
8.70
Hits
8.20
3.20
Walks
2.50
8.70
Strikeouts
9.40
4-6
O/U
4-6
LA
Stat Type COL
3.00
Runs
3.00
7.00
Hits
7.00
5.67
Walks
2.67
8.67
Strikeouts
8.67
0-3
O/U
0-3
Sep 7/18 (1 of 10)
LA
Stat Type COL
Away
Home
4
Runs
2
8
Hits
10
9
Walks
2
9
Strikeouts
11
9.5 o
O/U
9.5 u
Starting Pitcher
LACOL
Clayton Kershaw (L)
Jon Gray (R)
Aug 12/18 (2 of 10)
LA
Stat Type COL
Away
Home
3
Runs
4
7
Hits
5
5
Walks
3
6
Strikeouts
7
12 o
O/U
12 u
Starting Pitcher
LACOL
Rich Hill (L)
Chad Bettis (R)
Aug 11/18 (3 of 10)
LA
Stat Type COL
Away
Home
2
Runs
3
6
Hits
6
3
Walks
3
11
Strikeouts
8
11 o
O/U
11 u
Starting Pitcher
LACOL
Walker Buehler (R)
Kyle Freeland (L)
Aug 10/18 (4 of 10)
LA
Stat Type COL
Away
Home
4
Runs
5
10
Hits
9
1
Walks
3
5
Strikeouts
13
11 o
O/U
11 u
Starting Pitcher
LACOL
Kenta Maeda (R)
Jon Gray (R)
Aug 9/18 (5 of 10)
LA
Stat Type COL
Away
Home
8
Runs
5
13
Hits
10
2
Walks
4
11
Strikeouts
4
10.5 o
O/U
10.5 u
Starting Pitcher
LACOL
Ross Stripling (R)
Tyler Anderson (L)
Jul 1/18 (6 of 10)
LA
Stat Type COL
Home
Away
6
Runs
4
11
Hits
9
3
Walks
2
7
Strikeouts
10
8.5 o
O/U
8.5 u
Starting Pitcher
LACOL
Ross Stripling (R)
Chad Bettis (R)
Jun 30/18 (7 of 10)
LA
Stat Type COL
Home
Away
1
Runs
3
3
Hits
6
0
Walks
2
10
Strikeouts
12
8 o
O/U
8 u
Starting Pitcher
LACOL
Kenta Maeda (R)
German Marquez (R)
Jun 29/18 (8 of 10)
LA
Stat Type COL
Home
Away
1
Runs
3
5
Hits
9
1
Walks
0
10
Strikeouts
12
7.5 o
O/U
7.5 u
Starting Pitcher
LACOL
Rich Hill (L)
Tyler Anderson (L)
Jun 3/18 (9 of 10)
LA
Stat Type COL
Away
Home
10
Runs
7
11
Hits
8
2
Walks
3
8
Strikeouts
12
11.5 o
O/U
11.5 u
Starting Pitcher
LACOL
Alex Wood (L)
Chad Bettis (R)
Jun 2/18 (10 of 10)
LA
Stat Type COL
Away
Home
12
Runs
4
13
Hits
10
6
Walks
3
10
Strikeouts
5
10.5 o
O/U
10.5 u
Starting Pitcher
LACOL
Walker Buehler (R)
German Marquez (R)

Starting Pitchers

Date Opp SU Score O/U IP Line ER WHIP Strikeouts Decision
Sep 2, 2018ARIW3-2U6.10-19710.799No Decision
Aug 28, 2018TEXW8-4O4-22221.504No Decision
Aug 22, 2018STLL1-3U7-17800.719No Decision
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Date Opp SU Score O/U IP Line ER WHIP Strikeouts Decision
Sep 2, 2018SDW7-3O6-13931.503Win
Aug 28, 2018LAAW3-2U6-12011.176Win
Aug 23, 2018SDW4-3U6.10-19221.267No Decision
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Date Opp SU Score O/U IP Line ER WHIP Strikeouts Decision
Aug 11, 2018COLL2-3U7-136016No Decision
Jun 2, 2018COLW12-4O5-132422No Decision
May 21, 2018COLL1-2U7-18010.296No Decision
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Date Opp SU Score O/U IP Line ER WHIP Strikeouts Decision
Aug 11, 2018LAW3-2U7+12621.1410No Decision
May 23, 2018LAL0-3U6.10+16531.423Loss
Oct 1, 2017LAL3-6U3+140220Loss
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Team Records

LA
Record COL
77-64
All
77-63
39-36
Home
37-31
38-28
Away
40-32
69-59
As Fav
41-30
7-4
As Dog
35-31
60-81
ATS
73-67
26-49
ATS Home
29-39
34-32
ATS Away
44-28
65-72-4
O/U
57-74-9
33-39-3
O/U Home
25-41-2
32-33-1
O/U Away
32-33-7
32-22
vs. LHP
31-23
45-42
vs. RHP
46-40
LA
Record COL
12-8
All
13-7
6-4
Home
8-2
6-4
Away
5-5
12-7
As Fav
8-4
0-0
As Dog
5-3
9-11
ATS
10-10
3-7
ATS Home
6-4
6-4
ATS Away
4-6
8-12
O/U
6-12-2
4-6
O/U Home
1-8-1
4-6
O/U Away
5-4-1
6-2
vs. LHP
6-2
6-6
vs. RHP
7-5
LA
Record COL
65-56
All
64-56
33-32
Home
29-29
32-24
Away
35-27
57-52
As Fav
33-26
7-4
As Dog
30-28
51-70
ATS
63-57
23-42
ATS Home
23-35
28-28
ATS Away
40-22
57-60-4
O/U
51-62-7
29-33-3
O/U Home
24-33-1
28-27-1
O/U Away
27-29-6
26-20
vs. LHP
25-21
39-36
vs. RHP
39-35
LA
Record COL
34-28
All
33-28
18-13
Home
18-14
16-15
Away
15-14
31-26
As Fav
20-14
2-2
As Dog
12-12
26-36
ATS
31-30
12-19
ATS Home
14-18
14-17
ATS Away
17-12
26-33-3
O/U
24-33-4
11-18-2
O/U Home
12-19-1
15-15-1
O/U Away
12-14-3
18-11
vs. LHP
16-14
16-17
vs. RHP
17-14
LA
Record COL
7-3
All
6-4
4-3
Home
3-1
3-0
Away
3-3
7-3
As Fav
6-3
0-0
As Dog
0-1
4-6
ATS
4-6
1-6
ATS Home
2-2
3-0
ATS Away
2-4
3-7
O/U
3-7
2-5
O/U Home
1-3
1-2
O/U Away
2-4
3-1
vs. LHP
3-2
4-2
vs. RHP
3-2

Gametime Weather

Weather
6:00pm Clear
28ºC / 83ºF
20% Humidity
0% Precipitation
13% Cloud Cover
Wind Impact Stadium Type Open
Field Image
Arrow Image 6
mph

Injuries

Name Position Inj Desc
Daniel HudsonRP60-day IL (03/27), Knee
Jimmy NelsonSP60-day IL (03/27), Elbow
Miguel RojasSSIs "?" Friday vs Philadelphia Phillies, Neck
Noah SyndergaardSP15-day IL (06/08), Blister
Austin BarnesCLeft last game, is "?" Friday vs Philadelphia Phillies, Hand
Trayce ThompsonCF10-day IL (06/03), Oblique
Julio UriasSP15-day IL (05/19), Hamstring
Alex ReyesSP60-day IL (03/27), Shoulder
Dustin MaySP60-day IL (05/18), Elbow
Gavin Lux2BIs out for season, ACL
Phil BickfordRP15-day IL (06/03), Back
Ricky VanascoRPIs out indefinitely, Knee
Ryan PepiotSP60-day IL (03/27), Oblique
Tyler CyrRP60-day IL (05/21), Shoulder
Name Position Inj Desc
C.J. Cron1B10-day IL (05/15), Leg
Kris Bryant3B10-day IL (05/31), Foot
German MarquezSP60-day IL (04/27); is out for season, Elbow
Antonio SenzatelaSP15-day IL (05/11), Forearm
Brendan RodgersSSIs out indefinitely, Shoulder
Ryan FeltnerSP60-day IL (05/13), Head

Last 10 Games

Date Opp Score SU Line Total Starter IP OPP. Starter
Sep 7, 2018COL4-2W-1459.50Clayton Kershaw6Jon Gray
Sep 5, 2018NYM3-7L-1827Hyun-Jin Ryu6Zack Wheeler
Sep 4, 2018NYM11-4W-2358.50Rich Hill6Jason Vargas
Sep 3, 2018NYM2-4L-1427Alex Wood5Jacob deGrom
Sep 2, 2018ARI3-2W-1977.50Walker Buehler6.10Clay Buchholz
Sep 1, 2018ARI3-2W-1597Clayton Kershaw7Patrick Corbin
Aug 31, 2018ARI3-2W-1327.50Hyun-Jin Ryu7Zack Greinke
Aug 30, 2018ARI1-3L-1527.50Rich Hill5Robbie Ray
Aug 29, 2018TEX3-1W-1609.50Alex Wood7Mike Minor
Aug 28, 2018TEX8-4W-22211.50Walker Buehler4Ariel Jurado
View Game Logs
Date Opp Score SU Line Total Starter IP OPP. Starter
Sep 7, 2018LA2-4L+1359.50Jon Gray4Clayton Kershaw
Sep 5, 2018SF5-3W-15510.50Antonio Senzatela5Andrew Suarez
Sep 4, 2018SF6-2W-20010German Marquez6.20Dereck Rodriguez
Sep 3, 2018SF9-8W-14810Tyler Anderson5.10Madison Bumgarner
Sep 2, 2018SD7-3W-1398Kyle Freeland6Jacob Nix
Sep 1, 2018SD4-2W-1477Jon Gray6Robbie Erlin
Aug 31, 2018SD0-7L-1188.50Antonio Senzatela6Brett Kennedy
Aug 30, 2018SD2-3L-1437.50German Marquez8Eric Lauer
Aug 28, 2018LAA3-2W-1208.50Kyle Freeland6Noe Ramirez
Aug 27, 2018LAA7-10L-1428Jon Gray6.20Odrisamer Despaigne
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