Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Colorado Rockies
The Los Angles Dodgers and the Colorado Rockies face off on Monday in game one of their National League West series. The Dodgers are -136 favorites over the Rockies with an over/under run total set at 8.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have high expectations this year but thus far they haven’t played out on the field. The Dodgers are 5-5 in their last 10 games, 6-6 at home this season, and they are 2.5 games back in the division standings. As a team the Dodgers are hitting .250 with Mark Ellis hitting .342, Adrian Gonzalez hitting .337, and Carl Crawford hitting .307. The Dodgers opponents are hitting .247 and the Los Angeles pitching staff has an ERA of 3.82. For game one against the Rockies the Dodgers start Ted Lilly who pitched well in his first outing but he got a no decision. In his one outing Lilly allowed six hits and a run while striking out seven over 5.0 innings of work.
The Colorado Rockies are coming off a miserable season and in the early going this year they look to have things headed in the right direction. The Rockies are 4-6 in their last 10 games, 6-7 on the road this season, and they are tied with the Diamondbacks for first place in the NL West. As a team the Rockies are hitting .279 with Michael Cuddyer hitting .333, Wilin Rosario hitting .329, and Troy Tulowitzki hitting .308. The Rockies opponents are hitting .259 and the Colorado pitching staff has an ERA of 3.81. For game one at Dodger Stadium the Rockies start Tyler Chatwood who makes his second start of the year. In his first start Chatwood allowed nine hits and five runs, four of them earned, while striking out three over six innings not earning a decision.
Los Angeles is 6-2 in their last eight games overall, 0-4 in their last four games against the NL West, and 12-4 in Lilly’s last 16 starts. Colorado is 9-23 in their last 32 road games, 2-7 in their last nine games overall, and 1-4 in Chatwood’s last five road starts. Los Angeles has won the last four meetings of these two.
I don’t see a lot of scoring happening here so my pick is on the under.