Colorado Rockies (25-22) vs Los Angeles Dodgers (20-26 )Date : 05/23/2018
Time : 10:10 PM ET
Location : Dodger Stadium
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
Colorado Rockies vs Los Angeles Dodgers
The Dodgers are on a roll lately as they welcome NL West rival the Rockies to Dodger Stadium as both teams will go face to face in a 3 game series. This series will have a lot on the line because the Dodgers are trying to get themselves back into contending while the Rockies are looking to take over the division from the struggling D-Backs. This will be the first meeting between the two teams this year.
Colorado Rockies's Latest Performance :
The Rockies are coming off a series loss against the Giants as they failed to take the lead in the NL West division they are now 25-22 one game behind the D-Backs. The Rockies will be capping off a 9 game road trip by playing the Dodgers in a three-game series, they are 18-11 when playing on the road this year. The Rockies are certain that the Dodgers are on a roll lately so they will have to come into this game with extra focus. The Pitching for the Rockies must be on point because they can’t afford to play from behind against the Dodgers on the road.
Nolan Arenado will be the key components to lead the Rockies to a win against the Dodgers, he filled up the stat sheet Sunday, going 3-for-5 with an RBI single, a stolen base and a run scored. He collected 3 of the 13 hits made by the Rockies. He’s got five multi-hit games in his last eight contests. He batting .331 with a .418 on-base percentage and .567 slugging percentage. Things are starting to fall into place for Nolan after a slow start to the season and with the top spot up for grabs and he will have a chance to it against last year NL champs he won’t let this opportunity slip away.
Trevor Story went 3 for 5 with a double, two RBI and a run scored. knocked an RBI double in the fourth inning and added a run-scoring single in the fifth, adding to his RBI total of 35 that’s second-best in the National League. He also has 10 homers, which rank among the league leaders as well, and he’s hitting .250/.335/.512 in 47 games.
Pitching for the Rockies will be Kyle Freeland. He picked up his fourth win by pitching 6 2/3 innings holding the Giants to only one run. achieved his fifth straight quality start. He has a 1.59 ERA over that stretch. He is still undefeated in the month of May, he is 3-0.
Los Angeles Dodgers's Latest Performance :
The Dodger have finally rediscovered their groove as they have now won 4 games in a row including a sweep over the Nationals. The Dodgers are currently 20-26 placing them 4th in the NL West. They are starting to look like the reigning National Leauge champions. With the way teams are struggling right now in the NL West the Dodgers could easily have a .500. record again. The Dodgers will return to Dodger Stadium for a 10 game homestand beginning Tuesday. The Dodgers have not been playing well at home this season they are 8-13 as they hope the momentum that the team has now will carry over during this long homestand. The Dodgers will have to take it one game at a time the next thing you know they will be back where they belong.
Yasiel Puig is starting to heat up for the Dodgers as he batted his fourth homer of the season. He has 4 homers in his last 6 games. His line still sits at .215/.278/.364 but I expect him to do really well during the homestand as the Dodgers are starting to look like contenders again.
After being hitless for 4 games Hernandez found his groove offensively, he went 1 for 2 hitting a 2 run homer. He chose the right time to get hot as the Dodgers are starting to wake up after that long skid. He is slashing .210/.298/.429 with 6 homers and 14 RBIs on the year.
Pitching for the Dodgers will be Ross Stripling. He allowed one run on four hits over six innings and earned a win over the Nationals on Saturday. Stripling punched out a career-high nine batters and did not issue a free pass in the quality start. He owns an excellent 2.08 ERA with a 1.24 WHIP in 15 games.
How Colorado Rockies & Los Angeles Dodgers Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Dodgers are 27-13 in their last 40 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of greater than .600.
Rockies are 7-2 in their last 9 after scoring 5 runs or more in their previous game.
Against The Spread Selection: Colorado Rockies
My reason for the pick :
The Rockies will win on the road over the Red hot Dodgers as Freeland will put up a masterful pitching performance as he still remain undefeated in the month of May. Although the Dodgers will on a four-game winning streak it is hard not to overlook how well the Rockies are on the road this season. It is the first time this season that the Dodgers have been playing well this season so I am not sold on them just yet only time will tell.
The Rockies to win on the road against the Dodgers.
Betting trends for Colorado Rockies:
- Rockies are 8-3 in their last 11 road games.
Betting trends for Los Angeles Dodgers:
- Dodgers are 4-0 in their last 4 vs. a team with a winning record.