MLB Angeles Dodgers vs Colorado Rockies Prediction 6/20/2024

The Los Angeles Dodgers (46-30) travel to face off against the Colorado Rockies (26-48) on Thursday, June 20th. This game will be played at Coors Field in Denver and televised on None. The Rockies are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Dodgers are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Rockies. First pitch is set for 2:10 CT.

Dodgers vs Rockies

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It was a low-scoring game in the most recent game of this Rockies vs Dodgers series. Colorado went into the matchup as +170 underdogs and squeaked out a 7-6 win. Both teams scored three runs in the first inning, and the Dodgers could only muster one more run until scoring two in the 9th. As for the Rockies, they scored the game’s go-ahead run in the 5th and added two insurance runs in the 7th.

Michael Toglia was the difference for the Rockies, as he homered, scored three times, and finished with three RBIs. Ryan McMahon and Adael Amador each had two hits and drove in a run. For the Dodgers, Shohei Ohtani went 2/5 with three RBIs.

Jalen Beeks got the win for the Rockies out of the bullpen, while Yohan Ramirez took the loss for Los Angeles. Ryan Feltner only went five innings for Colorado but gave up just two hits and two earned runs.

With a record of 46-30, the Dodgers lead the NL West by 9.0 games over the Padres. The Dodgers are 15-11 against other teams in the NL West. The Dodgers are winning the series vs. the Rockies and have an overall series record of 15-10 this year.

At home, the Dodgers have gone 24-15 this season, and they have been strong on the road, going 22-15. As the favorite, the Dodgers have gone 44-27 this year, while they are just 2-3 as the underdog. Los Angeles’ overall record in the series is 5-5 heading into today’s game.

When it comes to betting the run line on the Dodgers, it’s been a coin flip this season. They are 38-38 overall, but have been better on the road (20-17) than at home (18-21). Their average run margin is +1.4 runs per game, and they have been favored in most games, going 36-35 vs. the run line. They have been a solid over bet, as their average run margin in winning games is +4.1 runs per game.

The Dodgers are on the road against the Rockies today, and the over/under line is set at 12 runs. The combined run average in Dodgers games this season is 8.7, and their over/under record is 39-37. The average over/under line in their games is 9 runs, and their over/under record when the line is set at 12 runs is 1-0. So far this season, none of their games have had an over/under line set higher than 12 runs, and 98.7% of their games have had lower lines. The Dodgers have hit the over in three straight games.

Gavin Stone Gets The Start For The Dodgers

Gavin Stone gets the start for the Dodgers today as he faces off against the Rockies on the road. Stone has made 13 starts this year and has a record of 7-2 with an ERA of 3.01. So far, he has turned in seven quality starts and is averaging 6.75 strikeouts per nine innings. In his last outing, Stone finished with a no-decision, giving up three earned runs in seven innings of work. Before that, he had won three straight starts. Stone’s ERA on the road is 4.19 compared to 3.27 at home.

Dodgers Offense Breakdown

Shohei Ohtani has been on a tear of late for the Dodgers, going 9/21 in his last five games, including three home runs and eight RBIs. For the season, he is batting .317 with a team-leading 20 homers. Teoscar Hernandez is also a power threat for the Dodgers, as he is 5th in the league with 18 homers and is batting .255 for the season.

As a team, the Dodgers are the league’s top-scoring offense at 5.1 runs per game and also lead the league in on-base percentage and OPS. They are also near the top of the league in batting average, home runs, and slugging percentage.

With a record of 26-48, the Rockies are in 5th place in the NL West, and they trail the Dodgers by 19 games for the division lead. Overall, they are 10-16 against other teams in the NL West. Colorado will host the Dodgers today, and they are 15-21 at home this season.

So far, the Rockies have really struggled on the road, going just 11-27. As the underdog, Colorado is 26-48 this season, and they have dropped two straight series at home. Their overall series record is 4-17-2 this year.

When the Rockies win, they tend to do so by a comfortable margin, as their average run differential in those games is 3.2 runs. However, when they lose, it’s usually by a wider margin, as their average run differential in those games is -4.1 runs. As a result, their run line record is 36-38 overall, including 19-19 on the road and 17-19 at home.

The Colorado Rockies are playing at home today against the Los Angeles Dodgers with an over/under line of 12 runs, which is higher than their season average of 10.2 runs per game. The Rockies’ over/under record for the season is 39-34, and their games have averaged an over/under line of 9 runs. This season, they have only had three games with higher over/under lines than today’s, and their over/under record when the line is set at 12 runs is 1-1. The over has hit in their last three games.

Ty Blach Gets The Start For The Rockies

Ty Blach gets the start for the Rockies today and will look to build off his last outing, where he picked up the win. Against the Pirates on June 15th, he went 5 2/3 innings, giving up two earned runs, and coming away with the win. Looking back over his last four outings, Blach has alternated between wins and losses. His ERA for the season is 4.65, along with a record of 3-4. Opposing batters are hitting .315 off Blach this season, and his WHIP is 1.41. Per nine innings, Blach is averaging just 4.83 strikeouts.

Rockies Offense Breakdown

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Colorado’s offense has been solid at home this season, averaging 4.9 runs per game, which is 8th in the league. Overall, they are 16th in the league at 4.3 runs per contest. The Rockies have been a good hitting team this season, as they are 7th in batting average and have the 2nd best BABIP in the league. They are also one of the best teams in the league at avoiding strikeouts.

Shortstop Ezequiel Tovar and 3rd baseman Ryan McMahon have been two of the Rockies’ top power threats this season, as Tovar has 11 homers and McMahon has 12. McMahon is also the team’s leading RBI man, with 39. McMahon is currently on a four-game hitting streak and has gone 11/37 in his last nine games.

Dodgers vs Rockies Prediction

With the Rockies being at home and getting +181 on the money line, they are our recommended pick in this one. We have the Rockies winning this game by a final score of 6-5. Looking at the payout, the Rockies’ payout is much better than the Dodgers’ payout, and we have the Rockies’ starter, Ty Blach, finishing with more strikeouts than the Dodgers’ starter.

Speaking of the starters, we have Blach going six innings, and he is finishing with just four strikeouts. As for the Dodgers’ starter, Gavin Stone, we have him going seven innings and finishing with six K’s. However, Stone is projected to give up six hits, and his ERA is the third best among today’s starters.

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