Colorado Rockies vs. Los Angeles Dodgers - 9/17/20 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Los Angeles Dodgers (35-15) at Colorado Rockies (22-26)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, September 17, 2020 at 8:40 pm (Coors Field)
Julio Urias (3-0) (3.53) vs. Kyle Freeland (2-1) (3.54)
The Line: Colorado Rockies +148 / Los Angeles Dodgers -161 --- Over/Under: 11.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Los Angeles Dodgers and Colorado Rockies meet Thursday in MLB action at Coors Field.
The Los Angeles Dodgers look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Dodgers have scored 12 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last nine games. The Dodgers have won 10 of their last 12 games when scoring four or more runs. Mookie Betts leads the Dodgers with 57 hits and 35 RBI while Corey Seager and AJ Pollock have combined for 98 hits and 59 RBI. Julio Urias gets the ball, and he is 3-0 with a 3.53 ERA and 38 strikeouts this season. Urias is 0-1 with a 6.28 ERA and 30 strikeouts in his career against the Rockies.
The Colorado Rockies need a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Rockies have scored seven runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last six games. The Rockies have lost five of their last six games when scoring three or less runs. Charlie Blackmon leads the Rockies with 57 hits and 37 RBI while Trevor Story and Nolan Arenado have combined for 101 hits and 49 RBI. Kyle Freeland gets the ball, and he is 2-1 with a 3.54 ERA and 38 strikeouts this season. Freeland is 2-4 with a 4.29 ERA and 44 strikeouts in his career against the Dodgers.
The Dodgers are 37-14 in their last 51 Thursday games, 43-17 in their last 60 games as a favorite and 43-18 in their last 61 overall. The Rockies are 5-11 in their last 16 home games, 3-8 in their last 11 during game 1 of a series and 1-6 in their last 7 Thursday games. The over is 5-2-1 in Dodgers last 8 overall. The under is 4-0-1 in Rockies last 5 overall. The Dodgers are 8-3 in the last 11 meetings in Colorado and 37-18 in the last 55 meetings.
Julio Urias has allowed six runs and 12 hits in his last 16.1 innings while Kyle Freeland has allowed six runs and 15 hits in his last 14 innings. Urias is the better pitcher in this matchup, but he's been hittable lately and has had issues against the Rockies in his career. The Rockies offense should also come around eventually, as these struggles are a bit bizarre. I may end up regretting this, but I'll take a stab with the Rockies at home and the plus money.