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Colorado Rockies vs. Los Angeles Dodgers

June 18, 2024

The Los Angeles Dodgers (45-29) take on the Colorado Rockies (25-47) for this NL West showdown in Game 2 on Tuesday, June 18 at 8:40 PM ET at Coors Field in Denver, Colorado. The Dodgers are favored to win with a moneyline at -190.

Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Preview

The Dodgers have won two straight games and are now 3-2 over their last five. They are coming off a 9-5 victory over the Rockies in Game 1, which looked even better through the first seven innings with James Paxton on the mound. The Dodgers had a 5-1 lead.

Walker Buehler (1-4) will take the mound to start, who has an ERA of 4.64 and a WHIP of 1.45. They are much better on paper, with their team ERA at 3.28, so pitching could be solid regardless of the start.

The Dodgers are doing well offensively with Shohei Ohtani at the plate. He currently has a batting average of .314 and 19 home runs, both leading the team and ranking sixth and tied for fourth in the league, respectively.

They are averaging .256 at the plate and are giving up .216 in return. This is a significant differential between the two averages and will likely work in their favor again here.

Colorado Rockies Betting Preview

The Rockies are 1-4 over their last five battles and are currently on a two-game losing streak. In their previous two losses combined, they have allowed 17 runs total. The loss before Game 1 was an 8-2 blowout against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

They will put Austin Gomber (1-4) on the mound to start, with an ERA of 4.26 and a WHIP of 1.32. Their team ERA comes in at 5.54, which is concerning against an excellent offensive team.

The Rockies' Ryan McMahon is leading them with 12 homers and 37 RBIs. If they can sustain a high-quality offense through him to give them a spark, they might have what it takes to outperform the Dodgers.

They are producing a .248 batting average but, unfortunately, are allowing their opponents to get .288. This cannot happen against a good offense, especially the Dodgers'.

Odds, Series Trends, and Free Pick

MyBookie offers the best MLB betting odds for this battle, with the Los Angeles Dodgers favored to succeed once again. According to market analysis, they have a 61.0 percent chance of winning.

While their starter pitching might be weaker here, the Dodgers have consistently put up good offense to combat anything the Rockies throw their way likely. Look for them to win a second consecutive game, potentially by several runs if the Rockies cannot slow down the Dodgers.

Final Pick: Los Angeles Dodgers -190