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Colorado Rockies vs. Los Angeles Dodgers - 6/2/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Los Angeles Dodgers (26-30) at Colorado Rockies (30-26)
Date & Time Saturday June 2, 2018, 7:15 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: Colorado Rockies +115 / Los Angeles Dodgers -135 --- Over/Under: 11
TV Channel
FOX
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MLB | Los Angeles Dodgers (26-30) at Colorado Rockies (30-26)
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The Los Angeles Dodgers and the Colorado Rockies meet in game two of their three game NL West division set in MLB action from Coors Field on Saturday. 

The Los Angeles Dodgers will look to find some consistency after alternating wins and losses in each of their last five games, including an 11-8 win in the series opener on Friday. Chris Taylor led the Dodgers with four RBIs, going 2 for 4 with a home run and a triple. Yasiel Puig went 4 for 5 with a home run, a double and two RBIs. Dennis Santana added a double and a pair of RBIs as well, while Justin Turner, Matt Kemp and Logan Forsythe each had an RBI to round out the scoring for L.A. with Kemp hitting a solo home run, while Turner went 2 for 3 with a double. Austin Barnes added a base hit as well to round out the offense for the Dodgers in the win. Dennis Santana got the win to improve to 1-0 this season while Kenley Jansen notched his 13th save of the year. Walker Buehler will start game two and is 3-1 with a 2.20 ERA and 48 strikeouts this season. This will be Buehler’s second career start against Colorado. 

The Colorado Rockies will be looking to rebound after back-to-back losses, including their series opening loss on Friday. DJ LeMahieu, Charlie Blackmon and Carlos Gonzalez each had two RBIs, with Blackmon and Gonzalez each going 2 for 5 with a triple. Nolan Arenado added a solo home run, while Gerardo Parra added an RBI as well to round out the scoring for the Rockies in the win. Chris Iannetta added a double while Noel Cuevas chipped in a base hit as well. Brooks Pounders took the loss, giving up four runs on three hits without retiring a single batter in the 6th. German Marquez will start game two and is 4-5 with a 4.21 ERA and 54 strikeouts this season. In his career, Marquez is 1-0 with a 3.18 ERA and 9 strikeouts against the Dodgers.

Los Angeles is 5-0 in their last 5 road games and 11-4 in their last 15 games overall while the over is 3-1-1 in their last 5 road games against a team with a winning record. Colorado is 6-0 in Marquez’s last 6 home starts against a team with a losing record and 2-5 in their last 7 game 2 matchups while the over is 3-0-1 in their last 4 games overall. Los Angeles is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings between these two teams. 

I’m tempted to take the plus money considering Marquez has already taken down the Dodgers earlier this year. However, Marquez has an ERA well over seven at Coors Field this season, while Buehler has done well on the road, so I’ll lay the juice with the Dodgers to push for the sweep on Sunday.

Pick:
LA Dodgers -135

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