Colorado Rockies (42-54) vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (59-39)
July 23, 2021 10:10 pm EDT
The Line: Los Angeles Dodgers -204 / Colorado Rockies +184; Over/Under: +9
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The Colorado Rockies and Los Angeles Dodgers meet Friday in MLB action at Dodger Stadium. The Rockies need a win after losing three of their last five games. The Dodgers need a win after losing four of their last five games.
The Colorado Rockies have scored 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last five games. The Rockies have split their last four games when scoring four or more runs. Raimel Tapia leads the Rockies with 96 hits and 40 RBI while Ryan McMahon and Charlie Blackmon have combined for 164 hits and 92 RBI. Chi Chi Gonzalez gets the ball, and he is 3-6 with a 5.99 ERA and 49 strikeouts this season. Gonzalez is 2-2 with a 4.78 ERA and 23 strikeouts in his career against the Dodgers.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last seven games. The Dodgers have won three of their last five games when scoring four or more runs. Justin Turner leads the Dodgers with 98 hits and 55 RBI while Chris Taylor and Mookie Betts have combined for 173 hits and 93 RBI. David Price gets the ball, and he is 4-0 with a 3.12 ERA and 35 strikeouts this season. Price is 1-2 with a 4.76 ERA and 26 strikeouts in his career against the Rockies.
The Rockies are 7-20 in their last 27 Friday games and 0-6 in their last 6 games following an off day. The Dodgers are 56-23 in their last 79 home games and 35-17 in their last 52 Friday games. The under is 18-5 in Rockies last 23 overall. The over is 4-1 in Dodgers last 5 home games. The Rockies are 16-47 in the last 63 meetings in Los Angeles and 13-38 in the last 51 meetings.
I’m not running to the window to back the Dodgers and lay heavy juice, but the Rockies aren’t a good team and Chi Chi Gonzalez makes things even worse. Gonzalez has allowed 22 hits and 12 runs in his last 16 innings. The Dodgers should turn things around sooner than later, and David Price has allowed one run and eight hits in his last nine innings. Give me the Dodgers and the RL if forced to pick.