Rockies vs. Dodgers - 8/4/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Dodgers (59-48) at Colorado Rockies (54-53)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, August 4, 2016 at 8:40 pm (Coors Field)
Kenta Maeda (9-7) (3.23) vs. T Chatwood (10-6) (3.50)
The Line: Colorado Rockies +113 / Los Angeles Dodgers -123 --- Over/Under: 11 See the Latest Odds
The Colorado Rockies look to sweep the Los Angeles Dodgers early Thursday night.
The Los Angeles Dodgers look for consistency after splitting their last 14 games. The Dodgers have allowed 22 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 10 games. The Los Angeles Dodgers have an ERA of 3.54 and have lost five of their last seven games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Corey Seager leads Los Angeles with 127 hits, Adrian Gonzalez has 51 RBI and Justin Turner has 19 home runs. Kenta Maeda gets the nod, and he’s 9-7 with a 3.23 ERA and 120 strikeouts this season. Maeda is 1-1 with a 0.69 ERA and 17 strikeouts in his career against the Rockies.
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The Colorado Rockies look to keep rolling after winning 11 of their last 13 games. The Rockies have scored 23 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 13 games. The Colorado Rockies offense has caught fire recently, and they’ve won 10 of their last 11 games when scoring more than three runs. Carlos Gonzalez leads Colorado with 130 hits, DJ LeMahieu has 39 RBI and Nolan Arenado has 27 home runs. Tyler Chatwood takes the hill, and he’s 10-6 with a 3.50 ERA and 70 strikeouts this season. Chatwood is 4-5 with a 3.29 ERA and 33 strikeouts in his career against the Dodgers.
The Dodgers are 44-21 in their last 65 during game 3 of a series and 9-4 in Maedas last 13 starts. The Rockies are 4-1 in their last 5 Thursday games and 4-0 in Chatwoods last 4 starts with 5 days of rest. The Dodgers are 2-7 in the last 9 meetings in Colorado.
Forget the pitching matchups in this contest, as the Rockies are crushing the ball no matter who they play right now and are only gaining confidence as they inch closer and closer to the wild card race. The Rockies are the hottest team in baseball right now, and it's tough to turn down the plus money at home.