Dodgers vs. Rockies Prediction
The Los Angeles Dodgers have an opportunity to cut into their deficit in the NL West starting tonight when they open a series at the first-place Colorado Rockies. Will Los Angeles start things off on the right foot tonight with a victory as the favorite?
Friday, June 1, 2018
Coors Field at 8:40PM ET
TV: SportsNetLA (LAD)
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Dodgers are listed as a -130 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Rockies are a +120 underdog, while the total is set at 11 runs. As of Friday morning, 67 percent of public bets are being placed on visiting Los Angeles. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest info.
Dodgers shut down in series finale
Clayton Kershaw returned to the mound from injury and was solid Thursday night against Philadelphia, allowing only one earned run in five innings before departing after 62 pitches. One concern was his velocity as he struggled to hit 90 MPH. He also received little run support as the Dodgers tied it up at 1-1 in the fifth, but eventually Josh Fields gave up the go-ahead run in the seventh as LA lost 2-1. Yasiel Puig finished 1-for-3 with a double and scored the lone run. Enrique Hernandez drove him in on a single.
Rockies drop finale to Giants
Colorado had an off day on Thursday after falling 7-4 at home to the Giants the previous day. Nolan Arenado hit a three-run homer in the first inning of the defeat that staked Colorado to a 3-0 advantage, but the hosts were outplayed from that point on. Charlie Blackmon finished 2-for-5 with a run and an RBI. Ian Desmond and Daniel Castro contributed two hits apiece. Harrison Musgrove suffered the loss in relief, allowing two earned runs on two hits with one strikeout and no walks over 1 2/3 innings.
MLB Betting Trends
The Dodgers are 2-6 in their last eight Friday games. Los Angeles is 10-4 in its last 14 games overall.
The Rockies are 6-2 in their last eight games following a loss. The under is 21-8-3 in the last 32 Colorado games overall.
Los Angeles has mostly been playing good baseball of late, although it only managed a split of the four-game series against Philly as it ran into a tough test. With the motivation of cutting the NL West deficit to as little as one game by the end of Sunday, the Dodgers should be highly motivated the next three days. I think they waltz in and take the opener as favorites, taking advantage of the thin air for a nice night offensively.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: LOS ANGELES DODGERS -130