Dodgers vs. Rockies Betting Odds & Predictions
Los Angeles Dodgers vs Colorado Rockies
Date: Saturday July 30th, 08:10 ET
Location: Coors Field
TV: ATT SportsNet-RM
Money Line: Dodgers -224 / Rockies +203 (SportsBetting.ag)
Total Line: 11.5
Los Angeles: Clayton Kershaw (7-2, 2.49)
Colorado: Kyle Freeland (5-7, 4.64)
Dodgers Projected Lineup
Trayce Thompson RF
Cody Bellinger CF
Max Muncy 3B
Justin Turner 3B
Mookie Betts 2B
Hanser Alberto P
Will Smith C
Freddie Freeman 1B
Trea Turner SS
Clayton Kershaw P
Rockies Projected Lineup
Ryan McMahon 3B
José Iglesias SS
Brendan Rodgers 2B
Randal Grichuk RF
Connor Joe 1B
Elias Díaz C
Kris Bryant LF
C.J. Cron 1B
Charlie Blackmon RF
Kyle Freeland P
STRAIGHT UP/ OVER/UNDER / RUN LINE RECORDS
Los Angeles Dodgers: 67-32-0 SU / OU 39-52-8 / Run Line W/L 59-40-0
Colorado Rockies: 45-56-0 SU / OU 48-47-6 / Run Line W/L 55-46-0
The Colorado Rockies host the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday July 30th at Coors Field. The first pitch in this matchup is scheduled for 08:10 ET. The MLB Odds Board places Los Angeles as the favorite (-240), with an OU line set at 11.5.
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The Los Angeles Dodgers head into today’s matchup after picking up a close win over the Rockies by the score of 5-4. For the game, Los Angeles’s pitching staff allowed 4 runs on 7 hits. The Dodgers benefited from an offense that generated 5 runs on 10 hits. Heading into their last game, Los Angeles was the betting favorite at -230.0. Through 97 games as the favorite, the team has found the win column at a rate of 68.0%. Together, the Dodgers and Rockies stayed below the over-under line set at 11.5 runs. With this result, Los Angeles’s over-under record dropped even further, moving to just 39-52-8.
The Dodgers are looking to continue adding wins, as they are 3-2 over their last 5 games. Over this stretch, the team has a positive run differential at +12. A key to their recent success has been an offense averaging 5.8 runs per game, compared to their season average of 5.21. So far, Los Angeles has won over half of their 32 series played, going 22-9-1.
The Rockies are coming off a tight loss to the Dodgers, dropping the game 5-4. In the game, the team’s pitching staff allowed a total of 10 hits, leading to 5 runs. At the plate, the Rockies only came through for 4 runs on 7 hits. Leading into Colorado’s loss, they were the underdogs, getting 190.0 on the moneyline. In their 74 games as the underdog, their straight-up win percentage sits at 41.0%. Combined, the Rockies and Dodgers’ run total fell below the over-under line of 11.5 runs. Even still, Colorado games have still gone over the betting total over half of the time, at 48-47-6.
In their last 5 contests, the Rockies have just 2 wins, going 2-3. This recent slump is backed by a scoring margin of -12 over their last 5 games. If Colorado is going to pick up their play, they need to improve their offensive performance. Over their last 5 contests, they are averaging just 2.6 runs per game, compared to a season average of 4.53. Colorado has a below .500 series record of just 14-15-3.
The Los Angeles Dodgers will send Clayton Kershaw to the mound with an overall record of 7-2. Through 13 appearances, Kershaw has an ERA of just 2.49 while averaging 5.85 innings per appearance. So far, batters are hitting just 0.208 against him. In addition, to his strong BA allowed, he has been able to limit power, allowing just 0.71 home runs allowed per 9 innings. In terms of strikeouts, Clayton Kershaw has a strong strikeout percentage of 27.0%, including a per-game average of 6.23. Leading into the game, he has shown a strong command of his pitches, averaging just 1.66 walks per contest.
Colorado will roll with Kyle Freeland (5-7) as their starter. Freeland gets the start with an ERA of 4.64. On average, he has lasted 5.69 innings per appearance. Opposing teams have hit the ball well against the right-hander, with a batting average of 0.273. So far, Freeland has managed to keep the ball in the ballpark, allowing just 1.0 home runs per 9 innings. Overall, Kyle Freeland has struck out 16.0% of the batters he has faced. On average, he averages 4.0 K’s per game. Freeland comes into the game hoping to improve his walk numbers, as he is averaging 2.73 free passes per outing.
Los Angeles vs Colorado History
For the season, the Los Angeles Dodgers and Colorado Rockies will be playing their 12th game of the season. So far, Los Angeles is leading the season series, 7-4. The over-under record in this series sits at 3-6. The average run total in these games is 9.63 runs per game. In these matchups, the average scoring differential sits at 3.55 runs. Last season, Los Angeles picked up the series win, 13 games to 6. In these 19 meetings, the two teams combined for an over-under record of 7-12. Last year, the Dodgers and Rockies averaged 9.63 runs per game. The average scoring differential in this series was 3.11 runs per game.
- LA Dodgers is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Colorado
- LA Dodgers is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
- Colorado is 10-2 ATS in its last 12 games at home
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Colorado’s last 5 games at home
Los Angeles Dodgers at Colorado Rockies Prediction
Heading into Saturday’s National League West showdown between Los Angeles and Colorado, the over-under line is set at 11.5 runs. However, even though this game is being played at Coors Field, I see Clayton Kershaw bouncing back from a rough outing. On the other side, look for Kyle Freeland to keep Los Angeles’ offense in check. I recommend taking the under.
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