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Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Colorado Rockies Free Pick 9/27/13

Colorado Rockies (72-87) at Los Angeles Dodgers (91-68)

MLB Baseball: Friday, September 27, 2013 at 10:10 pm (Dodger Stadium)

Collin McHugh (R) (0-3) (8.053) vs. Clayton Kershaw (L) (15-9) (1.878)

The Line: Los Angeles Dodgers -240 / Colorado Rockies +220 --- Over/Under: 6 See the Latest Odds

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The Colorado Rockies will head to Los Angeles on Friday to face off against the Dodgers.

The Los Angeles Dodgers get ready for their meeting with the Rockies on Friday, after the Dodgers fell to the Giants on Thursday, 3-2 in San Francisco.  The Dodgers had Volquez on the hill against the Giants.  Volquez pitched well for LA, lasting five innings and giving up just two runs off of four hits.  Los Angeles will hope for a strong performance, but most of all, just a healthy ending to his outing on Friday when Clayton Kershaw takes the hill.  Kershaw is 15-9 this season with an ERA of just 1.88.  Against the Rockies in his career, Kershaw is 9-5 with an ERA of 3.76 and a WHIP of 1.31.  Kershaw has been lights out lately, going 1-1 with an ERA of 1.71 and a WHIP of 0.952 in his last three starts.

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Colorado Rockies Free Pick 9/27/13

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The Colorado Rockies had Thursday night off to travel to Los Angeles for their series with the Dodgers on Friday.  The Rockies are probably still licking their wounds however; from the 15-5 beat down they received courtesy of the Red Sox on Wednesday.  Colorado had Chacin on the hill against the Sox, and, as you can probably imagine, Chacin got shelled.  The Rockies starter lasted just four innings, giving up seven runs off of nine hits to the Red Sox.  The Rockies will have Collin McHugh on the hill Friday against Los Angeles.  McHugh is 0-3 this season with an ERA of 8.59.  McHugh does have some experience against Los Angeles, having two appearances and one start against the Dodgers.  In those outings, McHugh is 0-1 with an ERA of 10.50 and a WHIP of 2.33.

The Rockies are just 27-51 away from home this season, and in the month of September, Colorado is just 8-14.  The Rockies also struggle against lefty starters, going just 19-32 against left handers this season.  The Dodgers are 46-32 at home on the year, and against right handed starters, Los Angeles is 65-42.

The Dodgers should win this one easily, but there is no way I would ever lay that number.  I’ll take the run line here with Los Angeles.  I don’t typically like run lines, but in this spot, it looks like the best bet.  Personally, I’m staying away however as there are better options on today’s card.

Los Angeles Dodgers -1.5

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