Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Colorado Rockies MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 6/16/14
Colorado Rockies (33-35) at Los Angeles Dodgers (37-33)
MLB Baseball: Monday, June 16, 2014 at 10:10 pm (Dodger Stadium)
Tyler Matzek (L) (1-0) (2.571) vs. Hyun-Jin Ryu (L) (7-3) (3.327)
The Line: Los Angeles Dodgers -185 / Colorado Rockies +175 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
TV: ROOT-RM, SportsNet LA
The Colorado Rockies and Los Angeles Dodgers begin a three-game series on Monday.
The Rockies have won five straight games and are one win away from becoming a .500 ball club. The Rockies have the best offense in all of baseball and have produced five or more runs in six straight games. Troy Tulowitzki has homered three times in his last 10 games and Justin Morneau has hit safely in seven of his last eight games. Pitching wise, the Rockies have a brutal 4.61 ERA, which is the worst in baseball. Tyler Matzek takes the mound, and he’s 1-0 with a 2.57 ERA and has seven strikeouts in seven innings. This will be Matzek’s second career start in the majors.
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The Dodgers seem to have flipped the switch again, as they’ve won six of their last nine games and are three games above .500. The Dodgers offense has picked up the pace, scoring four or more runs in seven of their last 10 games. Adrian Gonzalez has scored a run in five of his last seven games and Matt Kemp has gotten on base at least once in nine of his last 10 games. The Dodgers pitching staff has an ERA of 3.41, which is seventh best in the majors. Hyun-Jin Ryu gets the start, and he’s 7-3 with a 3.33 ERA and has 58 strikeouts in 70.1 innings. Ryu is 2-2 with a 4.71 ERA in four career starts against the Rockies.
The Rockies are 1-6 in their last 7 during game 1 of a series and 40-85 in their last 125 games as a road underdog. The Dodgers are 4-1 in Ryu's last 5 starts and 17-4 in Ryu's last 21 starts vs. a team with a losing record. The Rockies are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Los Angeles.
The Rockies are the value pick in this spot, as they're playing great baseball lately and the Dodgers have been so up-and-down. I'll take Colorado at this price.