Los Angeles Dodgers (64-52) at Colorado Rockies (60-55)
|Date & Time||Saturday August 11, 2018, 8:10 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Colorado Rockies +110 / Los Angeles Dodgers -120 --- Over/Under: 11
Saturday evening up in the rare air of Coors Field, the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Colorado Rockies will be meeting up in MLB activity.
In the Thursday opener, the Dodgers banged out an 8-5 win. On Friday, Colorado eked out a 5-4 victory to even it up.
For Saturday’s game, the Dodgers will be bringing out RHP Walker Buehler. In his 74.1 innings and 5-4 mark this year, Buehler has a 3.63 ERA with 79 Ks and 16 walks.
Tops in hitting for LA this year is Manny Machado, with 123 hits, 44 runs, 12 homers and 45 RBI heading into Friday. In game two, Machado struck out in a pinch-hit role.
Over on the Rockies’ side, they’re sending out Kyle Freeland on Saturday. Across 139.0 innings and a 10-7 record this year, Freeland has a 3.04 ERA with 110 Ks and 50 BBs.
Nolan Arenado leads the Rockies offense this season, and he entered game two with 128 hits, 77 runs, 29 homers and 82 RBI. On Friday, Arenado was 0-for-2.
The Dodgers are 22-8 in their last 30 in game three of a series and 5-2 in Buehler’s last seven starts. LA is 4-1 in Buehler’s last five starts versus the NL West and the over is 4-1 in his last five road starts.
Meanwhile, the Rockies are 5-1 in their last six Saturday games and 5-0 in Freeland’s last five home starts. Colorado is also 6-1 in Freeland’s last seven starts and 5-1 in his last six Saturday starts.
Over his last four starts, Buehler has three solid outings and one relative stinker—a five-earned effort in 4.2 innings in Philly July 25. As for Freeland, he’s been hit-and-miss over his last four starts with seven earned in two of them and zero in the other two. Interestingly enough, Freeland’s two good starts in that span came at home. With that in mind, I’m going to stick with Colorado here.