Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Colorado Rockies - 9/9/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Colorado Rockies (76-65) at Los Angeles Dodgers (92-49)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, September 9, 2017 at 9:10 pm (Dodger Stadium)
C Bettis (0-2) (4.91) vs. A Wood (14-2) (2.57)
The Line: Los Angeles Dodgers -232 / Colorado Rockies +214 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
TV: SNLA, ATRM
The Colorado Rockies and Los Angeles Dodgers meet Saturday in MLB action at Dodger Stadium.
The Colorado Rockies look for another win after winning four of their last five games. The Rockies have scored 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last eight games. The Colorado Rockies have won six of their last seven games when scoring more than three runs. Charlie Blackmon leads the Rockies with 193 hits and 88 RBI while DJ LeMahieu and Nolan Arenado have combined for 331 hits and 175 RBI. Chad Bettis gets the ball, and he is 0-2 with a 4.91 ERA and 18 strikeouts this season. Bettis is 0-2 with a 5.64 ERA and 22 strikeouts in his career against the Dodgers.
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The Los Angeles Dodgers could use a win here after winning just one game this month. The Dodgers have allowed 17 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in nine of their last 12 games. The Los Angeles Dodgers have lost 13 straight games when allowing at least one run. Offensively, Corey Seager leads the Dodgers with 144 hits and 65 RBI while Chris Taylor and Justin Turner have combined for 267 hits and 130 RBI. Alex Wood gets the ball, and he is 14-2 with a 2.57 ERA and 134 strikeouts this season. Wood is 4-2 with a 5.02 ERA and 41 strikeouts in his career against the Rockies.
The Rockies are 4-1 in their last 5 road games, 2-6 in Bettis' last 8 Saturday starts and 18-7 in Bettis' last 25 starts. The Dodgers are 0-6 in their last 6 during game 3 of a series, 9-1 in Woods last 10 home starts and 16-5 in Woods last 21 starts. The Rockies are 20-44 in the last 64 meetings in Los Angeles, 2-5 in the last 7 meetings and the under is 20-9 in the last 29 meetings.
I know the Dodgers are still the best team in baseball and this funk can only last for so much longer. Wood has also been lights out this season overall. However, the Dodgers simply aren't winning games over the last two weeks, so there's little value in laying these big lines at the moment. The Rockies are always capable of winning games due to their offense and are playing to win right now with the wild card race still in question. I'll take the Rockies and this incredible price as more of a fade from the Dodgers.