Colorado Rockies vs Los Angeles Dodgers MLB Betting Prediction

MLB Rockies vs Los Angeles Dodgers Prediction 5/31/2024

The Colorado Rockies (20-35) travel to face off against the Los Angeles Dodgers (36-22) on Friday, May 31st. This game will be played at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles and televised on None. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. First pitch is set for 9:10 CT.

Rockies vs Dodgers

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Brendan Rodgers and the Rockies’s offense was hot right out of the gates in their most recent game vs. the Guardians, closing out their series with a 7-4 win. After allowing two runs to the Guardians in the top of the first, the Rockies responded with six runs of their own. Colorado went on to add another run in the 2nd inning, closing out the scoring for the Rockies. Going into the game, the Rockies were at +127 on the money line.

Ty Blach put together a good start for the Rockies, going seven innings and giving up just two earned runs, and picking up the win. Colorado’s offense was carried by Brendan Rodgers, who went 1/4 with a homer and two RBIs.

Colorado is 20-35 overall this season, and they are 14.5 games behind the Dodgers in the NL West. So far, they have gone just 8-12 in divisional games. The Rockies are on the road today, where they are 7-21 compared to 13-14 at home.

The Rockies have won two straight series, taking two of three from the Guardians most recently. This year, their series record is 4-13-1. As the underdog, Colorado is 20-35 this year, and they are 5-5 in their last ten games overall.

Despite their overall run line record of 30-25, the Rockies have been a better bet on the road, where they are 15-13 against the run line. They have covered the run line in three straight road games and have a scoring margin of -1.9 runs per game away from Coors Field.

Colorado’s road games have been high-scoring this season, with a combined run average of 9.8 runs per game. The Rockies have a 29-25 over/under record this season, and the average over/under line in their games is 9 runs. When the over/under line is set at 8.5 runs, the Rockies are 2-3 in those games. Overall, 58.2% of their games have had over/under lines set higher than 8.5 runs.

Dakota Hudson Gets The Start For The Rockies

Right-hander Dakota Hudson gets the start for the Rockies today as he faces the Dodgers on the road. He has made 10 starts this year and has a record of 1-7 with an ERA of 5.54. Hudson’s WHIP for the season is currently 1.59. In his 10 appearances, he has turned in just two quality starts and is averaging 5.01 walks per nine innings compared to 5.01 strikeouts. Hudson’s most recent outing came against the Phillies, where he finished with a no-decision, giving up two earned runs in six innings of work. Before that, he had allowed at least two homers in three straight outings.

Rockies Offense Breakdown

Over his last eight games, Ezequiel Tovar has gone 12/37 for the Rockies, but he has yet to hit a home run during that stretch. Overall, he is batting .286 with seven home runs, which is 2nd on the team. Ryan McMahon is the Rockies’ top power threat, as he is 8th in the league with 10 homers and is 13th in the MLB with 34 RBIs.

As a team, the Rockies are averaging 4.2 runs per game and are hitting a collective .248, which is 8th in the league. They have been good at avoiding strikeouts but are near the bottom of the league in terms of home runs. Colorado comes into the game with the league’s best BABIP and has the 12th best on-base percentage in the league.

Los Angeles closed out their series vs. the Mets with an impressive 10-3 win. Leading up to the game, they were the slight favorite at -121 on the money line. It was a six-run 8th inning that really turned things in their favor, and the Mets could only score three runs, all of which came in the 5th.

James Paxton put together a good start for the Dodgers, going three innings and not giving up a run. He also issued just one walk and struck out three. However, he was pulled after the 3rd inning, and the Dodgers’s bullpen took over from there. Blake Treinen picked up the win out of the bullpen, and the Dodgers’s offense scored their other four runs in the 2nd.

Los Angeles is hosting the Rockies today with an overall record of 36-22, and they lead the NL West by 6.5 games over the Giants. The Dodgers head into today’s game on a three-game winning streak, and they are 12-8 in divisional games this season.

So far, the Dodgers have been really good at home, going 19-11, and they are 17-11 on the road. As the favorite, the Dodgers are 35-20 this season, and they are 1-2 as the underdog. Los Angeles closed out their series vs. the Mets with three straight wins and are 5-5 over their last 10 games.

When betting the run line on the Dodgers, it’s been a good idea to take them on the road. They are 16-12 against the run line away from home, compared to 14-16 at home. Their average run margin is 1.4 on the season, and they are 30-28 against the run line overall. They are 29-26 against the run line as the favorite and 1-2 as the underdog. Their average run margin in winning games is 4.1, while it’s -2.9 in losing games.

The Dodgers are playing at home against the Rockies today, and the over/under line is set at 8.5 runs. The combined run average in Dodgers games this season is also 8.5 runs per game. The over/under record for Dodgers games this season is 30-28, and when the line is set at 8.5 runs, the record is 17-9. Overall, 25.9% of Dodgers games this season have had over/under lines set at 8.5 runs, with 15 games having higher lines and 17 games having lower lines.

Walker Buehler Gets The Start For The Dodgers

Walker Buehler is set to take the mound for the Dodgers at home against the Rockies. Buehler has a 1-2 record on the year, but he has been pitching well, as he has 20 strikeouts in 18 innings of work. He is coming off a start in which he took the loss against the Reds, but he did strike out 7 batters in that outing.

Dodgers Offense Breakdown

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Los Angeles comes into today’s game as one of the league’s top offenses, averaging 5 runs per game, which is 5th in the league. They have been even better at home, averaging 5.2 runs per game. Overall, they are the league’s 3rd ranked home run hitting team and have the best slugging percentage in the league. The Dodgers have also done a good job of avoiding strikeouts this season, and are 2nd in the league in walks.

Mookie Betts and Shohei Ohtani have been two of the Dodgers’ top hitters this season, with Betts batting .332 and Ohtani right behind him at .330. Ohtani leads the team with 14 homers, which is 4th in the league, and his 38 RBIs are 9th in the MLB. Teoscar Hernandez is also among the league leaders in home runs, as he has gone deep 12 times this season.

Rockies vs Dodgers Prediction

Our pick for the Dodgers vs. Rockies is to take the over, with the line sitting at 8.5 runs. We have the Dodgers winning this one 5-4, which gives us some room on the over/under line.

Looking at some potential starting pitcher props, we have Walker Buehler finishing with six strikeouts compared to Dakota Hudson with just four. As for the win, Buehler has the third-best odds to pick up a win compared to Hudson, who is 19th.

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