Colorado Rockies at Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Preview
The Colorado Rockies and Los Angeles Dodgers will wrap up their three-game series on Thursday night at Dodger Stadium. The home team has won the first two games in this series and has outscored the Rockies, 11-2.
Colorado comes into this game with a 3-9 record, and this team is headed in the wrong direction. The Rockies have now lost five straight games, and they are big underdogs on Thursday to end that streak.
The Dodgers have now won five straight games, and they have looked impressive in doing so. Los Angeles is 10-2 on the year, and they are back in their rightful spot atop the National League West Division.
Los Angeles is -295 in the series finale against the Rockies.
Gomber Goes For Rockies
The Rockies will send Austin Gomber to the mound in hopes of stopping this losing streak. Gomber was acquired in an offseason trade, which sent Nolan Arenado to the St. Louis Cardinals. This season, the lefty Gomber is 0-2 but does have a 2.89 earned run average.
Colorado has been a great offensive team at Coors Field this season, but they have struggled to hit away from home. The Rockies are right around league average in runs scored but have scored just six total runs during this losing streak.
Second baseman Ryan McMahon leads the team with five home runs and nine RBIs, but he needs some help as the season moves along.
Just No Weaknesses With Dodgers
Just taking a look at the Los Angeles Dodgers roster shows why this team is back on top of the NL West Division. Los Angeles has a dominant pitching staff from top to bottom, and this team can hit the ball with the best of them.
Julio Urias starts Los Angeles on Thursday night, and he is 2-0 with a 2.84 ERA on the season. The Dodgers lead all of baseball with eight quality starts on the year, and they have a team ERA of just 2.85.
Justin Turner is leading the team with a .390 batting average to go along with three home runs and 11 RBIs. The Dodgers are more than just a one-man show, though, as Los Angeles has scored 68 runs this year, third in MLB.
Dodgers Dominate Rockies
The Rockies gave some teams trouble playing at their home field early in the season, but life on the road has been a struggle. Colorado doesn’t have an offense capable of scoring a ton of runs, and the pitching staff has been a mess.
Los Angeles looks like a team capable of winning the World Series again, and they are loaded with talent. The Dodgers will put up some big numbers on offense all season long, but especially on Thursday night against the Rockies.
Don’t just focus on the money line in this matchup, as this final score is not going to be close. Take the Los Angeles Dodgers -2.5 over the Colorado Rockies on Thursday night.
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