Dodgers at Rockies - 8/2/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Dodgers (59-46) at Colorado Rockies (52-53)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at 8:40 pm (Coors Field)
B McCarthy (2-1) (2.39) vs. Jon Gray (7-4) (4.02)
The Line: Colorado Rockies / Los Angeles Dodgers --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Los Angeles Dodgers and Colorado Rockies begin a three-game series Tuesday night.
The Los Angeles Dodgers look for another win after winning six of their last nine games. The Dodgers have scored 25 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 12 games. The Los Angeles Dodgers offense has picked up lately, and they’ve won six straight games when scoring more than three runs. Corey Seager leads Los Angeles with 126 hits, Adrian Gonzalez has 51 RBI and Justin Turner has 18 home runs. Brandon McCarthy gets the nod, and he’s 2-1 with a 2.39 ERA and 33 strikeouts this season. McCarthy is 2-2 with a 4.63 ERA and 28 strikeouts in his career against the Rockies.
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The Colorado Rockies haven’t lost two straight games since July 19-20. The Rockies have scored 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 11 games. The Colorado Rockies offense continues to be consistent, and they’ve won 10 of their last 11 games when scoring more than three runs. Carlos Gonzalez leads Colorado with 125 hits, DJ LeMahieu has 37 RBI and Nolan Arenado has 26 home runs. Jon Gray takes the hill, and he’s 7-4 with a 3.94 ERA and 114 strikeouts this season. Gray is 0-2 with a 5.74 ERA and 22 strikeouts in his career against the Dodgers.
The Dodgers are 4-0 in their last 4 games following an off day and 11-4 in their last 15 vs. National League West. The Rockies are 5-1 in their last 6 during game 1 of a series and 1-6 in Grays last 7 starts with 5 days of rest. The Dodgers are 2-5 in the last 7 meetings in Colorado.
I'm not sure the Dodgers offense has proven it's consistent enough to hang with a red hot Rockies team that continues to put up big numbers at home. Also, this series is huge if the Rockies hope to seriously get into the NL wild card race. I'm going to side with the Rockies in game one.