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Rockies vs Dodgers Baseball Game Preview

Colorado Rockies

Los Angeles Dodgers
72-87 September 27, 2013, 10:10 PM | Dodger Stadium 91-68

The baseball wagering menu sees a clash between Los Angeles and Colorado on Friday, with the host Dodgers trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.

Collin McHugh, with a record of 0-3 on the season, gets the ball for the Rockies, while the Dodgers trot Clayton Kershaw to the mound in this one. He is 15-9 so far in 2013.

View Colorado Rockies vs Los Angeles Dodgers Odds and Stats.

The Rockies were listed as 220 underdogs on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including 5Dimes. The total was set at 6.5 before betting started earlier on Friday over at Bovada.

The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Dodgers at No. 19 and the Rockies at No. 26 heading into this contest.

Colorado lost its last outing, a 15-5 result against the Red Sox on September 25. Bettors who backed the Red Sox at -122 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (20) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Colorado was scored on plenty on Wednesday, falling behind early and watching runners cross the plate all game in a 15-5 loss to Boston.

The Dodgers were a 3-2 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Giants. That made winners of bettors who got San Francisco at -126 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors. Los Angeles didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 3-2 to San Francisco on Thursday at AT&T Park.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Los Angeles's No. 17 ranked offense (4.01 runs per game) against a Rockies defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 28 at 4.7 runs allowed per game. The Dodgers have been averaging 8.96 hits per game, less than the Rockies have managed so far this season (9.37 hits on average).

Defensively, Colorado features the No. 25-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.63 runs per game. Los Angeles, meanwhile, comes in at No. 27 at home, scoring 3.49 runs per game.

A few Rockies at Dodgers trends to consider:
Colorado is 6-12 SU in its last 18 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Colorado's last 6 games
Colorado is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Colorado's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of LA Dodgers's last 6 games
LA Dodgers is 15-7 SU in its last 22 games at home
LA Dodgers is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 14 of LA Dodgers's last 21 games when playing Colorado

Next up:
Colorado at Los Angeles, Saturday, September 28th