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Rockies vs. Dodgers Game 2 - 8/31/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Los Angeles Dodgers (73-58) at Colorado Rockies (63-68)

MLB Baseball: Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at 3:10 pm (Coors Field)

Ross Stripling (3-5) (4.13) vs. Jeff Hoffman (0-2) (8.10)

The Line: Colorado Rockies +126 / Los Angeles Dodgers -136 --- Over/Under: 12 See the Latest Odds

TV: SNLA

The Los Angeles Dodgers and Colorado Rockies play game two of their doubleheader Wednesday.

The Los Angeles Dodgers look to stay hot after winning six of their last nine games. The Dodgers have scored five runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 14 games. The Los Angeles Dodgers offense continues to be hit or miss, and they’ve won six of their last eight games when scoring more than three runs. Corey Seager leads Los Angeles with 162 hits, Adrian Gonzalez has 75 RBI and Justin Turner has 24 home runs. Ross Stripling gets the ball, and he’s 3-5 with a 4.13 ERA and 55 strikeouts this season. This will be Stripling’s first career game against the Rockies.

Rockies vs. Dodgers Game 2 - 8/31/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Colorado Rockies look for consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Rockies have scored 22 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last eight games. The Colorado Rockies offense continues to show up, and they’ve won seven of their last nine games when scoring more than three runs. DJ LeMahieu leads Colorado with 156 hits, Charlie Blackmon has 64 RBI and Nolan Arenado has 35 home runs. Jeff Hoffman takes the hill, and he’s 0-2 with a 8.10 ERA and five strikeouts this season. This will be Hoffman’s first career game against the Dodgers.

The Dodgers are 2-6 in their last 8 Wednesday games and 1-4 in Striplings last 5 starts. The Rockies are 5-1 in their last 6 home games and 14-29 in their last 43 Wednesday games. The Dodgers are 3-8 in the last 11 meetings in Colorado.

I always have trouble picking the second game of a doubleheader without knowing the result of game 1, as teams usually split the two games. However, I like the Rockies here as a home dog. Colorado continues to swing the bats well at home and that could trip up a Dodgers team that continues to be hit or miss overall.

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Colorado Rockies +126

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