Colorado Rockies (81-66) vs Los Angeles Dodgers (81-67)Date : 09/17/2018
Time : 10:10 PM ET
Location : Dodger Stadium
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
Colorado Rockies vs Los Angeles Dodgers
The Dodgers will welcome the Rockies to Dodgers stadium as the two teams will go head to head in a three-game series starting on Monday. Game one starts at 10:10 PM ET. With only 12 games left in the season, the series opener will set the tone for the entire series. The Rockies are leading the Dodgers by only half a game in the NL West. This will be the 7th meeting of the season, the Dodgers lead the season series 3-2 over the Rockies.
Colorado Rockies's Latest Performance :
The Rockies are on a nine-game road trip they are 40-33 when playing on the road this season. They will do all they can to win their first ever division title. The Rockies now have a half-game lead over the Dodgers in the NL West division after falling to the Giants in their first road game. The Rockies will have to be at their very best to try to steal the series opener against the Dodgers on the road. The Rockies are 8th in batting with 698 runs scored this season and 22nd in pitching with a 4.47 ERA.
All eyes will be on Nolan Arenado great players tend to have the tendency to show up when the team needs him the most. He will have to carry this Rockies team on his back once he is playing well other batters like Trevor Story and Blackmon will have a great game as well. The Rockies must look to score early and take the series opener from the Dodgers. The NL West division is the Rockies to lose, they have been playing well in the second half of the year and it will be a shame to see their efforts being wasted. Arenado is slashing 298/.379/.563 on the season with 34 homers and 100 RBIs.
Probable Pitcher: Jon Gray, he allowed four runs over four innings in his last start against the D-Backs. He has a tough schedule coming up as he will start on Monday against the Dodgers for the top spot in the NL West standings. He is 11-7 through 28 starts but has a 4.80 ERA and 1.30 WHIP.
Los Angeles Dodgers's Latest Performance :
The Dodgers will be back at Dodger Stadium for a six-game homestand beginning on Monday. The homestand opens with a three-game series against their division rivals the Rockies. The Dodgers aren’t showing signs of slowing down anytime soon they have put up a total of 20 runs in the past three games. The majority of their runs scored comes from homers. The Dodgers are 6th in batting with 702 runs and they have multiple batters who are capable of having multi-hit games. Playing against the Rockies at home will be the Dodgers ultimate test to whether they want to become back to back NL West champions or not.
The Dodgers put up the best pitching performance this season against the Cardinals, Buehler struck out nine batters over eight innings. He is 4-0 with a 1.81 ERA in his last eight starts. Yasiel Puig is having himself a great month of September he led the Dodgers offense by going 3-for-4 with a pair of solo homers. He’s hitting .381 with three homers and a 2/4 K/BB ratio this month alone.
Probable Pitcher: Hyun-Jin Ryu, he allowed three runs on Tuesday in a loss to the Reds, including a pair of home runs over his five innings of work. He has a 27/2 K/BB ratio over his last 23 2/3 innings but has given up 33 hits over that span. He is 4-3 through 12 starts with a 2.42 ERA and 1.09 WHIP. He will look for a better performance on the mound on Monday against the Rockies.
How Colorado Rockies & Los Angeles Dodgers Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Dodgers are 14-6 in their last 20 overall.
Rockies are 5-0 in their last 5 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.
Against The Spread Selection: Colorado Rockies
My reason for the pick :
The Rockies will create the biggest upset of the season by stealing the series opener against the Dodgers on the road. I ensure you that every game in this series will go down to the wire. The Rockies batters led by Arenado will be able to figure out Ryu pitches and score early. The atmosphere in the Dodgers stadium will feel like a playoffs game. When two great teams play each other it normally comes down to who has a better the pitcher in game one I will have to go with the Rockies.
Betting trends for Colorado Rockies:
- Rockies are 10-3 in their last 13 vs. National League West.
Betting trends for Los Angeles Dodgers:
- Dodgers are 7-1 in their last 8 vs. a team with a winning record.