The Colorado Rockies head down to sunny LA for the first game of a three game series with the LA Dodgers. The Rockies didn’t have much luck versus the Dodgers last season winning just 6 of 19 meetings overall which also included losing the last 6 straight played in LA so who knows maybe they’re due for a win.
Head to Head Trends
Rockies are 3-11 in the last 14 meetings.
Rockies are 0-6 in the last 6 meetings in Los Angeles.
LA Dodgers (-270)
The LA Dodgers are off to a good start to the season winning 6 of their first 9 games including their last 4 in a row. The Dodgers are hitting the ball well to start the season averaging 4.78 runs per game but they haven’t really been throwing the ball all that well allowing 4.44 runs per game.
Starting for the Dodgers today is lefty Clayton Kershaw who hasn’t been very good to start the season. In his two starts so far Kershaw is 0-1 with a 5.84 ERA so probably a good as time as any to bet against him before he finds his groove.
LA Dodgers Trends
Dodgers are 4-0 in their last 4 overall.
Dodgers are 42-19 in Kershaws last 61 home starts.
Colorado Rockies (+230)
The Colorado Rockies are off to a surprisingly good start this season winning 7 of their first 9 games and what is most surprising about that is the fact that they are 6-0 on the road which is pretty good considering they only had 21 road wins all last season.
The Rockies are hitting the ball well and scoring a lot of runs which is to be expected but what I like about this hot start is their pitching has been lights out especially their bullpen who has just a 1.91 ERA.
On the hill for the Rockies today is Kyle Kendrick who had a great outing in his first start pitching 7 scoreless innings but then got crushed in his second start allowing 8 earned runs over just 5 innings of work.
Colorado Rockies Trends
Rockies are 6-0 on the road this season.
Rockies are 4-1 in their last 5 games vs. a left-handed starter.
I’m actually going to go against Kershaw and the Dodgers in this one and take the Rockies as a huge +230 underdog. The Rockies have been hot to start the season and Kershaw hasn’t exactly been his dominant self so far so I think the Rockies are a live dog here.
Free Pick: Colorado Rockies +230