Dodgers vs. Rockies Prediction
The host Colorado Rockies evened up their series last night against the Los Angeles Dodgers in a close game. Will Colorado build off that and win again today as the underdog?
Saturday, August 11, 2018
Coors Field at 8:10PM ET
TV: SportsNet LA (LAD)
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Dodgers are a -137 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Rockies are a +127 underdog, while the total sits at 11 runs. As of Saturday afternoon, 53 percent of public bets are being placed on visiting Los Angeles. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest info.
Arenado leaves with injury
Colorado third baseman Nolan Arenado left Friday night's game a sore shoulder suffered while turning a double play, but he has said he hopes to play Saturday. He was 0-for-2 in the 5-4 win prior to leaving the game. Charlie Blackmon was 1-for-4 with a walk, a stolen base and a run from the leadoff spot. D.J. LeMahieu was 2-for-4 with a home run, a walk, two runs and two RBIs. Carlos Gonzalez was 1-for-3 with a triple, a walk and a run. Ryan McMahon had the biggest hit of the game as he came off the bench to replace Arenado and ended up hitting a go-ahead 2-run homer in the seventh inning, his only hit in two at-bats. Chris Iannetta finished 2-for-4 with a triple. Jake McGee picked up the win as he allowed one hit over 1 2/3 innings of relief.
Muncy homers, has three hits
Max Muncy had a strong night at the dish Friday as he went 3-for-4 with a home run, two doubles and two RBIs. Justin Turner ended the night 2-for-3 with a double and two runs. Cody Bellinger finished 3-for-4 with a run and an RBI. Zac Rosscup took the loss as he allowed two earned runs on two hits with three strikeouts over an inning of work.
MLB Betting Trends
The Dodgers are 25-12 in their last 37 road games. Los Angeles is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings overall.
The Rockies are 14-5 in their last 19 home games. The under is 6-2 in the last eight Colorado games on Saturdays.
First, check on the status of Arenado before you decide to make the bet. But even with him out, the Rockies can generate runs by virtue of playing in a hitter's haven. Freeland has had a solid season despite where he pitches half his games and he should give Colarado a great shot today. I'm going with the underdogs as they are hungry for wins to move up in the NL Wild Card standings.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: COLORADO ROCKIES +127