Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Colorado Rockies - 8/21/20 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Colorado Rockies - 8/21/20 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Colorado Rockies (13-12) at Los Angeles Dodgers (18-8)

MLB Baseball: Friday, August 21, 2020 at 9:40 pm (Dodger Stadium)

Jon Gray (1-2) (5.74) vs. Walker Buehler (0-0) (5.21)

The Line: Los Angeles Dodgers -230 / Colorado Rockies +190 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Colorado Rockies visit the Los Angeles Dodgers in an NL West division matchup in MLB action from Dodger Stadium on Friday night.

The Colorado Rockies will try to rebound after a 10-8 loss to Houston on Thursday. Ryan McMahon had a pair of home runs and four RBIs while Charlie Blackmon had a pair of RBIs and Matt Kemp and Nolan Arenado each had an RBI as well with Arenado adding a double. Sam Hilliard went 4 for 5 with a triple and Trevor Story had a double while Daniel Murphy went 2 for 5 at the dish. Raimel Tapia added a base hit as well to finish off the offense for Colorado in the losing effort despite outhitting the Astros 14-10 in the game. German Marquez took the loss, allowing all ten runs on ten hits while striking out five over five innings of work. Jon Gray will start here and is 1-2 with a 5.74 ERA and 16 strikeouts this season. In his career, Gray is 5-5 with a 4.36 ERA and 77 strikeouts against the Dodgers.

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The Los Angeles Dodgers will look to keep rolling after a 6-1 win over the Seattle Mariners on Thursday. Cody Bellinger went 2 for 3 with a solo home run and two RBIs while Matt Beaty had a double and an RBI and A.J. Pollock added an RBI as well. Enrique Hernandez went 2 for 4 and Austin Barnes added a base knock as well to cap off the offense for the Dodgers in the victory. Clayton Kershaw got the win to improve to 3-1 on the year after giving up the one run on four hits while striking out 11 over seven innings of work. Walker Buehler will start here and is 0-0 with a 5.21 ERA and 17 strikeouts this season. In his career, Buehler is 4-2 with a 4.28 ERA and 76 strikeouts against Colorado.

Colorado is 0-4 in their last 4 games against a team with a winning record and 19-44 in their last 63 games as a road underdog while the over is 7-3-1 in their last 11 series opening matchups. Los Angeles is 63-25 in their last 88 home games and 38-17 in their last 55 games overall while the over is 4-0 in their last 4 games against a right-handed starter. The over is 5-2-1 in the last 8 meetings between these two teams in Los Angeles and Colorado is 17-35 in the last 52 meetings between these two teams as well as 14-40 in the last 54 meetings in L.A.

Gray found his fastball against Texas and used it to compliment his secondary pitches, but I’m still concerned about his ERA that’s well over six at Dodger Stadium in his career. On the other hand, we know Buehler has the stuff to go but he just hasn’t looked like himself this season and the ERA over five will tell you that if nothing else. Even thought Colorado’s struggling, guys like Story, Arenado and Blackmon still have pop in those bats and we’ve seen what the Dodgers can do when they’re on. Give me the over here.

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