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MLB Betting Preview: Colorado Rockies vs. Los Angeles Angels
August 10, 2023
The Colorado Rockies enter this game having lost three of their last five games and are coming off a 1-2 series loss on the road against the Milwaukee Brewers which ended with a 6-7 loss in extra innings in game three of the series on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, the Los Angeles Dodgers enter this game having won four of their last five games and are on a two-game winning streak which includes a 2-0 series sweep on the road against the Arizona Diamondbacks which ended with Wednesday’s 2-0 win in game two of the series.
BookMaker has the Los Angeles Dodgers listed as -320 money line favorites at home against the Colorado Rockies and has set the total for the over/under plays at 8.5 runs. Will the Dodgers extend their winning streak to three games or will the Rockies get the win on the road? Let’s take a deeper dive into how these teams are performing this season.
Colorado Rockies Team Preview
The Colorado Rockies enter this game with an overall record of 45-69 which puts them in 5
place in the NL West and are coming off a 6-7 loss in game three of their series against the Milwaukee Brewers.
Offensively, Colorado scored six runs off eight hits with four of the runs coming in the 4
inning which included a one-run home run hit by Jurickson Profar.
The Rockies will send Ty Blach to the mound for game one of the series against the Dodgers on Thursday. Blach is 1-1 this season with a 4.85 ERA while recording 11 strikeouts.
Los Angeles Dodgers Team Preview
The Los Angeles Dodgers enter this game with an overall record of 67-46 which puts them in 1
place in the NL West and are coming off a 2-0 win against the Arizona Diamondbacks in game two of their series.
Offensively, the Dodgers scored two runs off eight hits with both runs coming in the 8
inning when Freddie Freeman and Will Smith scored off a base hit from David Peralta.
Clayton Kershaw will take the mound for Los Angeles against Colorado on Thursday for game one of the series. Kershaw is 10-4 on the year with an ERA of 2.55 and has recorded 105 strikeouts.
Series Trends and Game Pick
Los Angeles has won six of the last ten games in the series and has won by an average score of 6.1 to 3.4 in those matchups. The Dodgers have won two of the last three games in the series and have won by an average score of 9 to 4 in those contests.
The under has hit in six of the last ten games in the series with the teams combining for an average of 9.5 runs per game in those contests. The over has hit in two of the last three games in the series with the teams combining for an average of 13 runs per game in those matchups.
Los Angeles enters this game with a better record and has been the better team in the series, winning six of the last ten and two of the last three games. The Dodgers have won by an average margin of 2.7 runs per game over the last ten and 5 runs per game over the last three games in the series. As a result, I am taking the run line for the Los Angeles Dodgers at -1.5 on BookMaker for this matchup on Thursday night.
Spooky Express Pick: Los Angeles Dodgers Run Line -1.5 (-165)
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