Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Colorado Rockies - 5/14/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Colorado Rockies (11-18) at Los Angeles Dodgers (22-11)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 10:10 pm (Dodger Stadium)
E Butler (2-3) (3.73) vs. Br Anderson (2-1) (3.23)
The Line: Los Angeles Dodgers -180 / Colorado Rockies +170 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: ROOT-Rocky Mountain
The Los Angeles Dodgers and the Colorado Rockies face off on Thursday at Dodger Stadium for game one of their series of NL West teams.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have been playing well and despite losing on Wednesday they are in control of the National League West. The Dodgers are 7-3 in their last 10 games, 15-3 at home, and they have a five game lead in the division. As a team the Dodgers are hitting .272 with Adrian Gonzalez hitting .360, Howie Kendrick hitting .306, and Yasmani Grandal hitting .298. As a team the Dodgers pitching staff has an ERA of 3.19 with the starters at 3.78 and the bullpen at 2.06. For game one against the Rockies the Dodgers start Brett Anderson who has allowed 37 hits and 12 runs while striking out 16 over 30.2 innings for a 2-1 record and a 3.52 ERA.
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The Colorado Rockies are slumping badly as they have lost their last 11 games. The Rockies are 7-10 on the road, 9.5 games back in the NL West standings, and they have been outscored by 51 runs this season. As a team the Rockies are hitting .271 with DJ LeMahieu hitting .327, Corey Dickerson hitting .317, and Troy Tulowitzki hitting .303. The Rockies pitching staff has an ERA of 5.33 with the starters at 5.48 and the bullpen at 5.12. For game one in Los Angeles the Rockies start Chad Bettis who allowed 42 hits and 25 earned runs while striking out 13 over 24.2 innings for a 0-2 record and a 9.12 ERA.
Los Angeles is 46-18 in their last 64 games as a favorite, 50-20 against the NL West, and 4-1 in Anderson’s last five starts. Colorado is 15-36 in game one of a series, 7-20 in their last 27 games, and 0-5 in Bettis’ in last five road starts. Colorado is 4-17 in their last 21 meetings with Los Angeles.
The Dodgers should have no issue here and look for them to take it to the Rockies in this one.