Rare Air for Dodgers
The Los Angeles Dodgers were shut out on Monday by the Colorado Rockies, which is not something that’s happened often this season. Not only did the Dodgers fall, pitcher Tyler Anderson suffered his first loss of the season.
On Tuesday, they’ll be looking to rebound when they put Clayton Kershaw on the mound. Can they pick up a win and cash as a favorite on the MLB betting odds? Let’s take a closer look.
Dodgers Playing Aces
Kershaw follows Anderson to the mound for Los Angeles Dodgers. Kershaw has been one of the better pitchers in the league with a 5-1 overall record and a beautiful ERA of 2.00.
He has missed some time after being placed on the IL list, but he is good to go here. Kershaw has allowed one earned run or less in six of his eight outings.
There shouldn’t be any worry about him struggling on the road either as most of his best work this year has come in away games. On the road, Kershaw is 4-1 with a 1.24 ERA with only one home run allowed.
Rockies Shouldn’t Change Plan
The Colorado Rockies got a great start from Chad Kuhl on Monday and will be hoping for more of the same on Tuesday. Colorado will send Kyle Freeland to the mound. He’s 3-5 with a below-average 4.29 ERA.
Freeland hasn’t been great at Coors Field. At home, Freeland is 2-3 with a 5.32 ERA and five home runs allowed. Opposing batters hit .304 against him.
On the road, he’s 1-2 with a 2.91 ERA and only two homers allowed. Opponents bat just .231 against.
And if you bet online, make sure you take these splits into account.
Dodgers vs Rockies Head-to-Head
Surprisingly, the Rockies have defeated the Dodgers in three out of the four matchups this season. The Dodgers have been the far superior team on the year overall, though.
Dodgers vs Rockies Game Information
- Game: Dodgers (45-27) vs Rockies (32-42)
- Location: Coors Field, Denver, CO
- Day/Time: Tuesday, 8:40 p.m. ET
- Dodgers vs Rockies Live Stream: MLB.tv
Dodgers vs Rockies Betting Lines
|Los Angeles Dodgers
C. Kershaw -L
|-1½ -145||+210||11-115o||6½-115o / 6½-115u|
K. Freeland -L
|+1½ +125||+180||11-105u||4½-105o / 4½-125u|
Dodgers vs Rockies Prediction
It’s not surprising to see the Dodgers listed as favorites in the sportsbook here. They’ve been a better team all season.
However, the Rockies proved that they can be more than competitive under the right circumstances. The big question is whether or not Freeland will be able to replicate the pitching performance of Kuhl.
We just haven’t seen that level of play from him enough, so the Dodgers are likely to come away with the win behind a stellar Kershaw outing. It’s a lot of juice to lay but they’re the best bet for your MLB picks.