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MLB Betting Preview: Colorado Rockies vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
August 13, 2023
The Colorado Rockies enter this game having lost four of their last five games and are on a four-game losing streak which includes a 1-4 loss on the road against the Los Angeles Dodgers in game three of the series on Saturday.
Meanwhile, the Los Angeles Dodgers enter this game on a seven-game winning streak which includes Saturday’s 4-1 win at home in game three of the series against the Colorado Rockies.
BookMaker has the Los Angeles Dodgers listed as -350 money line favorites at home against the Colorado Rockies and has set the total for the over/under plays at 9 runs. Will the Dodgers complete the series sweep and extend their winning streak to eight games or will the Rockies end their four-game losing streak? 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 45-72 which puts them in 5
place in the NL West and are coming off a 1-4 loss in game three of the series against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Offensively, Colorado scored one run off three hits with the lone run coming in the 1
inning when Ezequiel Tovar hit a one-run home run.
The Rockies will send Kyle Freeland to the mound for game four of the series against the Dodgers on Sunday. Freeland is 4-12 this season with a 4.84 ERA while recording 76 strikeouts.
Los Angeles Dodgers Team Preview
The Los Angeles Dodgers enter this game with an overall record of 70-46 which puts them in 1
place in the NL West and are coming off a 4-1 win against the Colorado Rockies in game three of the series.
Offensively, the Dodgers scored four runs off eight hits with two of the runs coming in the 2
inning when James Outman hit a two-run home run that also scored Enrique Hernandez.
Julio Urias will take the mound for Los Angeles against Colorado on Sunday for game four of the series. Urias is 9-6 on the year with an ERA of 4.39 and has recorded 87 strikeouts.
Series Trends and Game Pick
Los Angeles has won eight of the last ten games in the series and has won by an average score of 6.5 to 2.7 in those matchups. The Dodgers have won the last three games in the series and have won by an average score of 4 to 1 in those contests.
The under has hit in seven of the last ten games in the series with the teams combining for an average of 9.2 runs per game in those contests. The under has hit in the last three games in the series with the teams combining for an average of 5 runs per game in those matchups.
Los Angeles enters this game with a better game and has been the dominant team in the series, winning eight of the last ten including the previous four matchups in a row. The Dodgers have won by an average margin of 3.8 runs per game over the last ten and 3 runs per game in 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 Sunday afternoon.
Spooky Express Pick: Los Angeles Dodgers Run Line -1.5 (-165)
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