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Rockies vs Dodgers Baseball Game Preview

Colorado Rockies

Los Angeles Dodgers
73-88 September 29, 2013, 04:10 PM | Dodger Stadium 92-69

Colorado pays a visit to Los Angeles on Sunday, hoping to shut down the Dodgers bats in baseball action at Dodger Stadium.

Hyun-Jin Ryu will take the mound for Los Angeles, and he'll carry a 14-7 record into the contest. Jeff Francis gets the ball for Colorado; he's 2-5 so far this season.

View Colorado Rockies vs Los Angeles Dodgers Odds and Stats.

The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Dodgers rated this week at No. 19 and the Rockies sitting at No. 26.

The Rockies were a 1-0 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Dodgers. That made winners of bettors who got Colorado at +225 on the moneyline, while the total score (1) was good news for UNDER bettors. Juan Nicasio silenced the Dodgers bats in a 1-0 victory last time out versus Los Angeles at Dodger Stadium.

How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Los Angeles has baseball's No. 16-rated offensive output, at 8.96 hits per game. The Rockies average 9.32 hits per game, good for No. 3 on the list.

Defensively, Colorado features the No. 26-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.65 runs per game. Los Angeles, meanwhile, comes in at No. 27 at home, scoring 3.54 runs per game.

A few Rockies at Dodgers trends to consider:
Colorado is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Colorado's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of LA Dodgers's last 8 games

Next up:
Colorado at , Wednesday, December 31st
Los Angeles at , Wednesday, December 31st