Colorado Rockies vs. Los Angeles Dodgers - 8/3/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Dodgers (59-46) at Colorado Rockies (52-53)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at 8:40 pm (Coors Field)
Kenta Maeda (9-7) (3.23) vs. Tyler Anderson (3-3) (3.33)
The Line: Colorado Rockies +119 / Los Angeles Dodgers -129 --- Over/Under: 11 See the Latest Odds
The Colorado Rockies look to keep the sticks hot as they face off against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Coors Field again on Wednesday.
The Dodgers couldn’t find a way to keep up with the Rockies in Colorado on Tuesday as the home side scored early and often and while the Dodgers are still adjusting to their new teammates and culture change they know they need to step up soon if they’re going to win the National League West division. LA made a move to acquire Josh Reddick and Rich Hill from the Oakland Athletics in hopes of a shot in the arm down the stretch and while they still have a ton of baseball left to play they haven’t fared quite well since the moves and run the risk of spoiling some of their better prospects on a couple of rental players that may result in another premature postseason exit. Kenta Maeda gets the call on Wednesday night as he will look to improve on his 9-7 record and lower his already impressive 3.23 ERA as he will face off against Tyler Anderson who is 3-3 with a 3.33 ERA for the Rockies this season.
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The Rockies meanwhile are one of the hottest teams in baseball as they are 9-1 in their last 10 baseball games and are really showing off why they are such a dangerous team when their pitching is on as they have a very strong lineup that can swing with the best of them. The Rockies opted to stay the course at the trade deadline as their recent surge has them within three games of the second wild card spot in the National League and if they can get another win here against the Dodgers they will be in great shape heading into the weekend as their ascent continues. Colorado is led by Carlos Gonzalez and Charlie Blackmon at the dish and while they did lose rookie phenom Trevor Story for the season they still have a ton of weapons that can mash and if their pitching can stay hot they could be a team to watch for down the stretch.
The Dodgers are 5-2 in Maeda’s last seven road starts, 11-4 in their last 15 against the NL West, and 5-3 in their last eight overall while the Rockies are 9-1 in their last 10 games, 4-0 in their last four home games, and 4-0 in Anderson’s last four starts. The Dodgers are the better team no doubt but the Rockies are playing the better baseball and with the pitching being a wash here I lean to the team hitting the ball better and that is Colorado.