Dodgers vs. Rockies Prediction
The Los Angeles Dodgers doubled up the host Colorado Rockies last night to pull within a half-game in the NL West standings. Will Los Angeles take over first place tonight or can Colorado get its lead in the division back to where it was at the start of the series?
Saturday, September 8, 2018
Coors Field at 8:10PM ET
TV: SportsNet LA (LAD)
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Dodgers are a -133 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Rockies are a +123 underdog, while the total is set at 10 runs. As of Saturday morning, 67 percent of public bets are being placed on host Colorado. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest updates.
Kershaw guides LA to win
Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw allowed two earned runs on six hits with seven strikeouts and one walk over six innings Friday night in a 4-2 win at the Rockies. Kenta Maeda threw two-thirds of an inning and struck out one batter for his second save of the season. Manny Machado went 2-for-4 with a walk and a run scored to help pace the offense. Max Muncy was 0-for-2 with two walks and a run. Cody Bellinger finished 2-for-4 with a double, a walk and an RBI. Enrique Hernandez was 1-for-4 with a walk and a run. Yasiel Puig ended the game 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBIs.
Holliday homers in loss
D.J. LaMahieu finished 2-for-5 with a double in yesterday's loss to the Dodgers. Matt Holliday went 2-for-3 with a solo home run, a double and a walk. Drew Butera was 2-for-2 with an RBI. Chris Iannetta ended the contest 2-for-2 off the bench. Chris Rusin took the loss in relief as he allowed two earned runs on no hits with one strikeout and two walks.
Walker Buehler (6-4, 2.92 ERA) draws the start today for Los Angeles, while Colorado turns to Kyle Freeland (13-7, 2.96).
MLB Betting Trends
The under is 7-2 in the last nine Dodgers games overall. Los Angeles is 10-3 in its last 13 games overall.
The under is 7-2 in the last nine Rockies games overall. Los Angeles is 7-3 in its last 10 games in Colorado.
Buehler has had a great rookie campaign, but struggled his initial start at Coors Field. Conversely, Freeland has shown success in his home park and has been consistent all season. I'm taking Colorado here to even up the series and extend its NL West lead back to 1.5 games.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: COLORADO ROCKIES +123