Colorado Rockies (25-22) at Los Angeles Dodgers (20-26)
|Date & Time||Monday May 21, 2018, 10:10 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Los Angeles Dodgers -175 / Colorado Rockies +165 --- Over/Under: 7.5
The Colorado Rockies and Los Angeles Dodgers meet Monday in MLB action at Dodger Stadium.
The Colorado Rockies look for a spark of consistency here after splitting their last eight games. The Rockies have allowed 19 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 11 games. The Colorado Rockies have lost 12 of their last 14 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Nolan Arenado leads the Rockies with 49 hits and 24 RBI while Charlie Blackmon and Trevor Story have combined for 82 hits and 56 RBI. German Marquez gets the ball, and he is 2-5 with a 5.15 ERA and 43 strikeouts this season. Marquez is 0-0 with a 4.50 ERA and four strikeouts in his career against the Dodgers.
The Los Angeles Dodgers look to stay hot while building on their solid four-game winning streak. The Dodgers have scored 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five straight games. The Los Angeles Dodgers have won eight of their last 12 games when scoring more than three runs. Chris Taylor leads the Dodgers with 45 hits and 16 RBI while Cody Bellinger and Matt Kemp have combined for 88 hits and 42 RBI. Walker Buehler gets the ball, and he is 2-1 with a 2.67 ERA and 34 strikeouts this season. Buehler is 0-0 with a 10.13 ERA and six strikeouts in his career against the Rockies.
The Rockies are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 1 of a series, 5-2 in their last 7 vs. National League West and 1-4 in Marquezs last 5 starts. The Dodgers are 2-5 in their last 7 during game 1 of a series, 4-9 in their last 13 overall and 0-4 in their last 4 home games. The Rockies are 10-25 in the last 35 meetings in Los Angeles, 5-2 in the last 7 meetings and the over is 5-0 in the last 5 meetings in Los Angeles.
Even with the Los Angeles Dodgers on this winning streak all of a sudden, they're still one of the worst teams in baseball to back due to these massive prices they get. Long term you're still a winner fading the Dodgers. However, for this game, Marquez isn't a pitcher I'm trying to get behind, as he's allowing a .295 batting average and has allowed five or more runs in three of his last eight starts. In 11 innings at home this season, Buehler has allowed nine hits and two runs. Give me the Dodgers as more of a fade from the Rockies than anything else.