Colorado Rockies vs. Los Angeles Dodgers MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 9/16/14
Los Angeles Dodgers (86-64) at Colorado Rockies (59-91)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 8:40 pm (Coors Field)
Dan Haren (R) (13-10) (3.994) vs. Tyler Matzek (L) (5-9) (4.174)
The Line: Colorado Rockies +133 / Los Angeles Dodgers -143 --- Over/Under: 10 See the Latest Odds
TV: SportsNet LA, ROOT-RM
The Los Angeles Dodgers and Colorado Rockies meet Tuesday night at Coors Field.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have won eight of their last 10 games and are 22 games above a .500 record. The Dodgers offense has been putting in work lately, scoring four or more runs in 11 of their last 14 games. The Dodgers have won seven straight when scoring more than three runs. Adrian Gonzalez has hit in nine of his last 10 games and Hanley Ramirez has hit in eight of his last 10 games. The Los Angeles Dodgers have an ERA of 3.25, which is fourth in the majors. Dan Haren takes the hill, and he’s 13-10 with a 3.99 ERA and has 129 strikeouts in 169 innings. Haren is 7-8 with a 5.00 ERA in 17 career starts against the Rockies.
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The Colorado Rockies have lost seven straight and are 32 games below a .500 record. While the Rockies pitching staff has been dreadful all season, it’s their offense that’s been held to three or less runs in seven of their last 10 games. The Rockies have lost 11 of their last 13 games when being held to three or less runs. Justin Morneau has hit in eight of his last 10 games and Wilin Rosario has hit in seven of his last nine games. The Colorado Rockies have an ERA of 4.86, which is dead last in the majors. Starting is Tyler Matzek, who is 5-10 with a 4.23 ERA and has 77 strikeouts in 106.1 innings. This will be Matzek’s second career game against the Dodgers.
The Dodgers are 2-5 in Harens last 7 starts with 5 days of rest and 5-2 in Harens last 7 starts overall. The Rockies are 3-10 in Matzeks last 13 starts as an underdog and 4-12 in Matzeks last 16 starts overall.
Would you pick the Rockies with the way they've been playing all year, especially this last week? Yeah. Me neither.