Colorado Rockies vs. Los Angeles Dodgers MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 7/3/14
Los Angeles Dodgers (48-38) at Colorado Rockies (36-48)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, July 3, 2014 at 8:10 pm (Coors Field)
Zack Greinke (R) (10-4) (2.778) vs. Franklin Morales (L) (3-4) (6.130)
The Line: Colorado Rockies +139 / Los Angeles Dodgers -149 --- Over/Under: 10 See the Latest Odds
TV: SNet LA, ROOT-RM, MLB N
The Los Angeles Dodgers and Colorado Rockies will begin a four-game series on Thursday.
The Dodgers just lost two of three to the Cleveland Indians, but are still a solid nine games above .500. The Dodgers are finally starting to click the way we all expected, especially their pitching staff that has allowed three or less runs in eight of their last 12 games. Overall, the Dodgers have the fourth best ERA in baseball at 3.24. Offensively, Adrian Gonzalez has 11 hits in his last 10 games and Andre Ethier has six RBI in his last five games. Starting is Zack Greinke, who is 10-4 with a 2.78 ERA and has 111 strikeouts in 103.2 innings. Greinke is 4-2 with a 3.95 ERA in 12 career games against the Rockies.
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The Rockies have lost seven of their last eight games and are now 13 games below .500. As usual, the Rockies pitching has been their issue, as they’ve allowed four or more runs in 18 of their last 19 games. The Rockies have the worst ERA in baseball at 4.99. Offensively, Justin Morneau has hit safely in nine of his last 10 games and Wilin Rosario has 15 hits in his last 10 games. Franklin Morales gets the nod, and he’s 4-4 with a 5.75 ERA and has 52 strikeouts in 76.2 innings. Morales is 2-1 with a 5.06 ERA in 12 career games against the Dodgers.
The Dodgers are 20-6 in Greinkes last 26 starts with 4 days of rest and 27-12 in Greinkes last 39 starts. The Rockies are 2-5 in Morales' last 7 starts with 4 days of rest and 6-0 in Morales' last 6 starts vs. National League West. The Dodgers are 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.
Are you picking against Greinke and a Dodgers linup against a Colorado team that allows a billion runs? Yeah. Me neither.