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Colorado Rockies vs. Los Angeles Dodgers - 4/5/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Los Angeles Dodgers at Colorado Rockies
Date & Time Friday April 5, 2019, 4:10 PM (EDT)
Location
Coors Field
Denver, CO
The Line
Colorado Rockies +111 / Los Angeles Dodgers -128
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The Los Angeles Dodgers and the Colorado Rockies meet in game one of a three game NL West division set from Coors Field in MLB action on Friday.

The Los Angeles Dodgers will look to build some steam after earning a 5-3 win in the rubber match of their series against the Giants. David Freese had a double and two RBIs while Enrique Hernandez went 2 for 3 with a double and a solo home run. Cody Bellinger went 2 for 4 with an RBI and Chris Taylor added a double and an RBI of his own to round out the scoring for the Dodgers in the win. Austin Barnes also chipped in a two-bagger as well in the victory. Ross Stripling went 6.1 innings, allowing all three runs on six hits, not factoring in the decision. Scott Alexander got the win to improve to 1-0 while Kenley Jansen picked up his 3rd save of the year. Kenta Maeda will start game one and is 1-0 with a 4.05 ERA and 6 strikeouts this season. In his career, Maeda is 5-3 with a 2.30 ERA and 72 strikeouts against Colorado.

The Colorado Rockies will look to build on a 1-0 win over Tampa Bay in 11 innings in their series finale on Wednesday, salvaging a victory over the Rays in the process. Chris Iannetta’s solo home run was the lone run on the board in the win and the lone extra base hit as well. Charlie Blackmon, Trevor Story, Ian Desmond and Raimel Tapia each had a base hit in the winning effort as well. German Marquez threw seven scoreless innings, allowing just three hits while striking out seven. Wade Davis got the win to improve to 1-0 in relief. Tyler Anderson will start game one and is 0-1 with a 9.00 ERA and 3 strikeouts this season. In his career, Anderson is 3-4 with a 3.99 ERA and 53 strikeouts against the Dodgers.

Los Angeles is 4-1 in their last 5 games overall and 1-4 in Maeda’s last 5 starts while the over is 12-3-2 in their last 17 division games. Colorado is 1-9 in Anderson’s last 10 starts against a team with a winning record and 7-20 in Anderson’s last 27 starts while the under is 4-0 in their last 4 games overall. Colorado is 1-9 in Anderson’s last 10 starts against the Dodgers and 0-5 in Anderson’s last 5 home starts against the Dodgers.

Colorado and the plus money at home is tempting, considering it’s not often that you get the Rockies as underdogs at home where the ball has a tendency of flying out of the park. However, Anderson was touched up for five runs in five innings in his debut this season, and the Rockies have scored just two runs combined in their last four games. Numbers like that won’t cut it against a Dodgers team that is picking up right where they left off last season and even on the road where the Dodgers are playing for the first time this season, getting L.A. with this kind of price tag seems like a solid play on Friday.

Pick:
Los Angeles Dodgers -128

Chris has been a sports fan from when he was old enough to pick up a basketball and was a standout offensive lineman throughout high school and college. Chris uses that same instinct, determination and drive to analyze trends and statistics to find and produce winners on a consistent basis. Chris has been writing for Sports Chat Place since 2016 and covers a wide array of sports from college and pro football, college basketball, hockey and baseball.

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