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Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Colorado Rockies - 7/1/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Colorado Rockies (41-42) at Los Angeles Dodgers (43-39)
Date & Time Sunday July 1, 2018, 4:10 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: Los Angeles Dodgers -212 / Colorado Rockies +196 --- Over/Under: 8
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MLB | Colorado Rockies (41-42) at Los Angeles Dodgers (43-39)
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The Colorado Rockies and Los Angeles Dodgers meet Sunday in MLB action at Dodger Stadium. 

The Colorado Rockies look for another victory after splitting their last eight games. The Rockies have scored 15 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in six of their last 11 games. The Colorado Rockies have won seven of their last eight games when scoring at least three runs. Nolan Arenado leads the Rockies with 90 hits and 57 RBI while Trevor Story and Charlie Blackmon have combined for 172 hits and 91 RBI. Chad Bettis gets the ball, and he is 5-1 with a 5.07 ERA and 67 strikeouts this season. Bettis is 2-2 with a 5.09 ERA and 41 strikeouts in his career against the Dodgers.

The Los Angeles Dodgers need a victory here after losing four of their last five games. The Dodgers have allowed 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The Los Angeles Dodgers have lost six of their last 10 games when allowing at least three runs. Offensively, Matt Kemp leads the Dodgers with 76 hits and 47 RBI while Chris Taylor and Cody Bellinger have combined for 143 hits and 70 RBI. Ross Stripling gets the ball, and he is 6-2 with a 1.98 ERA and 89 strikeouts this season. Stripling is 1-1 with a 1.89 ERA and 12 strikeouts in his career against the Rockies.

The Rockies are 2-7 in their last 9 during game 3 of a series, 0-4 in their last 4 Sunday games and 8-3 in Bettis' last 11 Sunday starts. The Dodgers are 10-2 in their last 12 during game 3 of a series, 4-1 in Striplings last 5 home starts and 6-2 in Striplings last 8 starts. The Rockies are 6-2 in the last 8 meetings in Los Angeles, 1-5 in the last 6 meetings and the over is 6-2-1 in Bettis' last 9 starts vs. Dodgers.

Bettis has been much better on the road than at home this season, but it's hard to ignore that he's given up five or more runs in five of his last six starts overall. Stripling has allowed three or less runs in each of his last 10 starts and has a 1.81 ERA in 44.2 innings at home this season. The Los Angeles Dodgers have been a tough team to figure out, as right when you think they're turning things around, they go on another cold streak. They've burned me a lot the last couple of weeks. Still, give me the Los Angeles Dodgers and the RL based on the pitching advantage. 

Los Angeles Dodgers -1.5

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