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Will the Dodgers Bend the Knee to Jon Gray, The Rightful King of NL Westeros?

Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Jon Gray pitching against the Houston Astros in first the inning at Coors Field July 25, 2018

The LA Dodgers and the Colorado Rockies continue a four-game series as the wrestling match for the top spot in the National League West continues here in the second week of August. This game opened as a pick’em but early action has pushed Colorado to the favorite at the time of this preview.

SHARK BITES
  • The Rockies are 6-0 SU in their last six games with Jon Gray as the starting pitcher.
  • The Dodgers are 8-2 SU in their last 10 games at Coors Field.
  • The total has gone UNDER in six of the Rockies' last eight games at home with an average combined score of 6.63

Dodgers vs Rockies Matchup Page

You Know Nothing, Jon Gray

Sure, it’s a great play on words, but, actually, Jon Gray has been one of the best starters in baseball for the last two months. Since June 22, Colorado is 6-0 SU in Jon Gray's starts. Over that stretch, he’s got a 1.55 ERA and a 0.75 WHIP. The Rockies have won four of Gray’s last five starts against the Dodgers and all four of his career starts against them at Coors Field.

LA has lost five of the last six games Kenta Maeda (7-7, 3.73 ERA, 1.25 WHIP) has started. The Dodgers have split Maeda’s first two starts vs the Rockies in 2018, a 3-1 loss on June 30 and a 3-0 win on May 23. Maeda factored in both decisions. He threw a combined 13.2 innings allowing seven hits, two earned runs and struck out 21 for an ERA of 1.32 and a 0.95 WHIP vs Colorado.

Dodgers Dominating Season Series

LA has won seven of the first 10 meetings this season between these clubs, including all four games played at Coors Field. The Dodgers have scored 11, 12, 10, and eight runs in those four games. Max Muncy, who has struggled lately, has four home runs and six RBIs in nine games vs the Rockies.

Chris Taylor has three home runs and 10 RBIs while Matt Kemp and Joc Pederson both have three homers as well. LA is slashing .252/.316/.498 with an OPS of .815 in the matchup. The Rockies pitching staff enter tonight’s game with a 5.69 ERA and a 1.29 WHIP vs the Dodgers.

What’s the Smart Bet for Totals Bettors?

The total for tonight’s game in the thin air opened at 10 runs. Interestingly, the total has gone UNDER in six of the Rockies’ last eight home games with an average combined score of 6.63. The total has also cashed for UNDER bettors in seven of Kenta Maeda’s last nine starts. The average combined score for those games was 6.88.

In five of the last seven games in this series, the total has hit the OVER with an average combined score of 11.86. The average combined score of the last eight games between these teams at Coors Field is 13.38 and the totals of the four games at Coors Field this year were 19, 16, 17 and 13.

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