Colorado Rockies vs. Los Angeles Dodgers - 9/29/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Dodgers (102-57) at Colorado Rockies (86-73)
MLB Baseball: Friday, September 29, 2017 at 8:10 pm (Coors Field)
H Ryu (5-8) (3.47) vs. C Bettis (1-4) (5.72)
The Line: Colorado Rockies +121 / Los Angeles Dodgers -131 --- Over/Under: 11.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: SNLA, ATRM
Up in the rare air of Coors Field on Friday, the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Colorado Rockies will be kicking off their weekend MLB series.
The Dodgers just finished up against the Padres, taking all three games 9-3, 9-2 and 10-0 to outscore San Diego 28-5 overall.
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LA will be going with LHP Hyun-Jin Ryu on Friday. In his 124.2 innings and 5-8 record this year, Ryu has a 3.47 ERA with 115 Ks and 44 BBs.
The Dodgers have some solid bats this year. Corey Seager leads the way on 156 hits, 83 runs, 22 homers and 76 RBI, while Chris Taylor isn’t too far behind that pace on 145 hits, 85 runs, 21 homers and 70 RBI.
Over on the Rockies’ side, they’re fresh off a series versus the Marlins. Colorado lost the first game 5-4 but won the next two 6-0 and 15-9.
Colorado is going with RHP Chad Bettis on Friday. In his 39.1 innings and 1-4 record this year, Bettis has a 5.72 ERA with 26 Ks and 10 BBs.
Colorado has some solid hitters as well. Carlos Blackmon is way out front with 208 hits, 136 runs, 36 homers and 100 RBI while DJ LeMahieu has 187 hits, 95 runs and 64 RBI to his credit.
The Dodgers are 21-5 in their last 26 Friday games and 17-5 in their last 22 games following an off day. LA is also 67-32 in their last 99 overall and 0-4 in Ryu’s last four starts.
Meanwhile, the Rockies are 19-7 in their last 26 home games versus s left-handed starter and 0-5 in their last five games following an off day. Colorado is also 6-2 in Bettis’ last eight Friday starts and 2-5 in Bettis’ last seven starts.
Ryu has been pitching well lately, giving up two earned over his last three starts on nine hits in a span of 13.0 innings. As for Bettis, he’s given up five earned in three of his last six outings, and a total of seven earned in the other three. His most recent start was 4.2 innings with one earned on seven hits in San Diego, though. All things considered here I don’t think I can trust Bettis so I’ll take the Dodgers.