Rockies at Dodgers - 4/17/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Colorado Rockies (7-2) at Los Angeles Dodgers (6-3)
MLB Baseball: Friday, April 17, 2015 at 10:10 pm (Dodger Stadium)
K Kendrick (1-1) (6.00) vs. C Kershaw (0-1) (5.84)
The Line: Los Angeles Dodgers -278 / Colorado Rockies +253 --- Over/Under: 6.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: ROOT-Rocky Mountain
The Los Angeles Dodgers and the Colorado Rockies face off on Friday at Dodger Stadium in game one of their MLB NL West series.
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 6-3 this season which puts them in second place in the NL West. The Dodgers have won their last four games in a row and they are 5-1 at home thus far. As a team the Dodgers are hitting .274 with Adrian Gonzalez hitting .528, Howie Kendrick hitting .324, and Joc Pederson hitting .310. As a team he Dodgers pitching staff has an ERA of 3.87 with the starters at 4.47 and the bullpen at 2.79. For game one against the Rockies the Dodgers start Cy Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw who gave up six runs, five earned, in his last start. For the season Kershaw is 0-1 with a 5.84 ERA striking out 14 and allowing 16 hits in 12.1 innings of work.
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The Colorado Rockies have an early one game lead in the National League West and they have won their last three games in a row. The Rockies are 6-0 on the road and have outscored their opponents by 20 runs overall. As a team the Rockies are hitting .301 with D.J. LeMahieu hitting .514, Corey Dickerson hitting .361, and Troy Tulowitzki hitting .343. As a team the Rockies pitching staff has an ERA of 2.41 with the starters at 2.76 and the bullpen at 1.91. For game one at LA the Rockies start Kyle Kendrick who allowed eight runs in five innings in his last start. For the season Kendrick has allowed 15 hits and eight earned runs while striking out nine over 12 innings for a 1-1 record and 6.00 ERA.
Los Angeles is 5-1 a home against a right-handed starter, 20-7 in their last 27 home games, and 10-3 in Kershaw’s last 13 stats against a team with a winning record. Colorado is 5-1 following a win, 14-6 against the NL West, and 12=39 in their last 51 road games. Colorado is 3-11 in their last 14 meetings with Los Angeles.
This one looks easy and with the huge price tag on the Dodgers it looks like the books are going to make us pay up for it but this one might be better served as a pick you throw in your parlays though the Dodgers look like they should win fairly easily.