Dodgers vs. Rockies Prediction
The Dodgers and Rockies will play a double-header on Wednesday, starting with the first game at 3:10PM ET. Will Colorado pull off the upset in Game 1?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Dodgers are -140 money line favorites versus the Rockies, who have odds of +120 to pull off the upset tonight at home. With Ross Stripling set to oppose Tyler Anderson in the pitching matchup, the over/under currently sits at 12 runs for tonight's game.
LOS ANGELES: In his last start, Stripling allowed three runs on seven hits over five innings in a loss to the Giants last Thursday. He was called up earlier in the week due to a rash of injuries in the Dodgers' starting rotation and he failed to achieve a quality start. All three runs scored in the fourth inning after Brandon Belt reached on an RBI single and Joe Panik hit a two-run home run. Stripling now owns a 4.13 ERA and a 1.27 WHIP on the year.
COLORADO: Anderson struck out 10 batters over five innings but wound up taking a loss versus the Brewers last Wednesday. He only gave up two earned runs on two walks and three hits but Colorado's bullpen gave up five more runs on two walks and seven hits after he exited the game. Anderson is now 4-5 on the year with a 3.69 ERA and owns a 1.20 WHIP.
OUR PICK: The Dodgers are 0-4 in their last four road games versus a left-handed starter, are 1-4 in Stripling's last five starts and are 0-4 in his lat four outings versus a team with a losing record. The Rockies, meanwhile, have won five of six at home, are 5-1 in Anderson's last six home starts and are 5-1 in their last six home games versus a team that owns a winning record.
WEDNESDAY MLB FREE PICK: COLORADO ROCKIES +120