Dodgers vs. Rockies - 9/24/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Colorado Rockies (73-81) at Los Angeles Dodgers (88-66)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, September 24, 2016 at 9:10 pm (Dodger Stadium)
C Bettis (12-7) (4.79) vs. C Kershaw (11-3) (1.73)
The Line: Los Angeles Dodgers -295 / Colorado Rockies +263 --- Over/Under: 6.5 See the Latest Odds
The Colorado Rockies and Los Angeles Dodgers play game three of their series Saturday night.
The Colorado Rockies look to play spoiler after losing four of their last five games. The Rockies have allowed 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 15 games. The Colorado Rockies have an ERA of 4.90 and have lost nine of their last 10 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, DJ LeMahieu leads Colorado with 189 hits, Charlie Blackmon has 77 RBI and Nolan Arenado has 40 home runs. Chad Bettis gets the ball, and he’s 13-7 with a 4.79 ERA and 130 strikeouts this season. Bettis is 0-1 with a 4.91 ERA and 19 strikeouts in his career against the Dodgers.
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The Los Angeles Dodgers look to stay hot after winning six of their last eight games. The Dodgers have scored 21 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in five of their last seven games. The Los Angeles Dodgers offense has caught fire recently, and they’ve won 10 of their last 11 games when scoring more than three runs. Corey Seager leads Los Angeles with 187 hits, Adrian Gonzalez has 86 RBI and Justin Turner has 27 home runs. Clayton Kershaw takes the hill, and he’s 11-3 with a 1.73 ERA and 162 strikeouts this season. Kershaw is 17-5 with a 3.20 ERA and 217 strikeouts in his career against the Rockies.
The Rockies are 28-58 in their last 86 games vs. a left-handed starter and 15-3 in Bettis' last 18 starts. The Dodgers are 4-0 in their last 4 Saturday games and 57-20 in Kershaws last 77 starts. The Dodgers are 12-1 in Kershaws last 13 home starts vs. Rockies.
The Dodgers are playing some great baseball down the stretch and their offense has really picked up in the last week. Kershaw is also showing signs of being Kershaw again, as he's allowed zero earned runs in his last 11 innings of work. I have to side with the Dodgers to get another victory.