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Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Colorado Rockies - 5/23/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Colorado Rockies (26-23) at Los Angeles Dodgers (21-27)
Date & Time Wednesday May 23, 2018, 10:10 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: Los Angeles Dodgers -162 / Colorado Rockies +152 --- Over/Under: 7.5
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MLB | Colorado Rockies (26-23) at Los Angeles Dodgers (21-27)
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The Colorado Rockies and Los Angeles Dodgers meet Wednesday in MLB action at Dodger Stadium. 

The Colorado Rockies look for a victory here after splitting their last 10 games. The Rockies have scored 10 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last eight games. The Colorado Rockies have split their last eight games when scoring at least three runs. Nolan Arenado leads the Rockies with 53 hits and 26 RBI while Charlie Blackmon and Trevor Story have combined for 87 hits and 58 RBI. Kyle Freeland gets the ball, and he is 4-4 with a 3.17 ERA and 49 strikeouts this season. Freeland is 2-2 with a 4.89 ERA and 31 strikeouts in his career against the Dodgers.

The Los Angeles Dodgers look to stay hot after winning five of their last six games. The Dodgers have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last seven games. The Los Angeles Dodgers have won five straight games when scoring more than one run. Matt Kemp leads the Dodgers with 48 hits and 21 RBI while Chris Taylor and Cody Bellinger have combined for 91 hits and 40 RBI. Kenta Maeda gets the ball, and he is 3-3 with a 3.89 ERA and 54 strikeouts this season. Maeda is 1-2 with a 4.26 ERA and 12 strikeouts in his career against the Rockies.

The Rockies are 9-4 in their last 13 road games, 1-4 in Freelands last 5 Wednesday starts and 4-1 in Freelands last 5 starts. The Dodgers are 3-7 in their last 10 Wednesday games, 1-4 in Maedas last 5 home starts and 1-4 in Maedas last 5 starts. The Rockies are 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in Los Angeles, 6-3 in the last 9 meetings and the under is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.

Freeland has been really solid this season, which includes allowing just one run in his last 13 innings of work. Maeda has an ERA of nearly four at home this season with an allowed batting average of .299. The Dodgers are still in the negative despite this recent winning streak and it's hard to lay these prices. But the Dodgers are gaining some confidence as of late and you can see some of the swagger coming back, especially with the Puig homer. I'll back the Dodgers here, but I'm not going to make a habit of it. 

Los Angeles Dodgers -162

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