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Can Maeda Cool COL-LAD OVER Trend?

Kenta Maeda Los Angeles Dodgers MLB

The Colorado Rockies trimmed the Los Angeles Dodgers’ lead in the National League West to a half-game with a 7-5 win Friday night. The story for bettors, however, is that the final score keeps alive an OVER trend that has been dominant at the betting window when the two foes meet.

Shark Bites
  • Dodgers are 0-4 SU in the previous four meetings with the Rockies.
  • Rockies are 5-1 SU in their last six games versus teams with a winning record.
  • Rockies are 4-1 SU in their last five versus teams from the NL West.

Last night’s OVER was the fifth in the previous six meetings between the two NL West clubs at Coors Field as well as the 19th in the previous 26 meetings overall.

Tasked with keep those Rockies bats at bay will be impressive rookie Kenta Maeda, who has put together a trio of excellent performances to get his MLB career off to a flying start.

Maeda enters Saturday’s meeting at Coors Field with a 2-0 record, microscopic 0.47 ERA and a 0.95 WHIP. All three of his starts have come against teams from within the division, so both he and the Dodgers will look to keep the quality starts chugging along.

Countering for the Rockies is expected to be Tyler Chatwood. The righty is 2-1 with a 2.79 ERA in three starts so far this season.

With the Rockies’ win Friday night, they extended their winning streak versus the Dodgers to five-straight games at Coors Field.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Colorado Rockies as 138 moneyline underdogs in this particular MLB betting odds matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 10.5 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 3.7-3.2 win for the Rockies on Saturday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Los Angeles Dodgers vs Colorado Rockies Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Colorado Rockies bring a 9-7 record to the battle against the 10-6 Dodgers. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Colorado vs Los Angeles injuries news.

According to MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 19-ranked Colorado Rockies and the No. 2-rated Los Angeles Dodgers in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Colorado Rockies No. 3 ranked offense (5.5 runs per game) against a Los Angeles Dodgers defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 7 at 3.53 runs allowed per game. The Colorado Rockies have been averaging 9.12 hits per game, more than the Los Angeles Dodgers have managed so far this season (8.94 hits on average).

Comparing defensive stats, Los Angeles owns the No. 16-rated road mark, allowing 4.09 runs per game on the highway. Colorado, on the other hand, rates No. 1 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Los Angeles batters were mowed down by Jon Gray in their last start, falling 7-5 against Colorado while striking out 10 times on Friday at Coors Field.

Betting Trends
  • LA Dodgers is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
  • LA Dodgers is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Colorado
  • The total has gone OVER in 18 of LA Dodgers's last 25 games when playing Colorado
  • LA Dodgers is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Colorado
  • Colorado is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
  • Colorado is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Colorado's last 9 games at home
  • Colorado is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing LA Dodgers

Next Betting Matchups

Los Angeles at Colorado, Sunday, April 24th