Rockies vs Dodgers Prediction - MLB Picks 8/11/23

Los Angeles Dodgers (68-46) vs Colorado Rockies (45-70)

Game Info: Friday, August 11, 2023 at 10:10 pm (Dodger Stadium)

Lance Lynn (8-9) (6.11) vs Austin Gomber (9-8) (5.40)

Betting Odds: Los Angeles Dodgers -300 / Colorado Rockies +262 --- Over/Under: 9 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Los Angeles Dodgers will the Colorado Rockies for game two of their divisional series this Friday from Dodger Stadium.

Rockies Preview & Projected Starter 

Colorado moved to 45-70 after falling to Los Angeles. The Rockies took a second straight one-run defeat last night, and they’ll attempt to complete the mission this time around. The Colorado offense is scoring 4.5 runs per game, while batting .256, with a .317 on-base percentage. The pitching staff carries a 4.70 ERA, with a 1.43 WHIP. 

Austin Gomber (9-8, 5.40 ERA, 77 Ks) will get the call for Colorado. The fifth-year lefty came through with a strong outing in a return to St. Louis last week time out, tossing six scoreless frames en route to his ninth victory. As some pitchers have melted with the summer heat, Gomber has started to get things going, as six of his last seven outings dating back to July 1st have resulted in quality starts. Gomber was on his way to becoming this year’s Patrick Corbin early on, but he’s turned things around, and this will mark his first time matching up with the LAD lineup. 

Rockies Player Trends & Props

Ryan McMahon has produced a run in five of the last ten games,  and he leads Colorado in hits (102), home runs (19), and RBI (5759. 

Elias Diaz homered in the Milwaukee series and he’s posting splits behind the plate of .277/10/50.

Ezequiel Tovar collected a hit in four straight games, and he’s posting an identical line of .257/11/51.

Dodgers Preview & Projected Starter 

Los Angeles moved to 68-46 after defeating Colorado. The Dodgers used timely hitting to prevent Clayton Kershaw from taking the loss in his return to action, and they’ll look to win a sixth straight here.  The Los Angeles offense is scoring 5.04 runs per game, while batting .248, with a .330 on-base percentage. The pitching staff carries a 4.50 ERA, with a 1.28 WHIP. 

Lance Lynn (8-9, 6.11 ERA, 139 Ks) will get the start for Los Angeles. The veteran hurler came through with a strong start in San Diego last time out, holding the Pads to one run through six innings of work en route to his eighth victory of the season. Lynn has looked good through two starts in Dodger blue, striking out thirteen in as many innings, and this is exactly what they’ve needed alongside Clayton Kershaw, with Walker Buehler out, and Tony Gonsolin struggling. When Buehler makes his expected return, the trio of him, Big Lance, and Kershaw may cause a lot of trouble in the postseason. 

Dodgers Player Trends & Props

Freddie Freeman has multiple hits in seven of the previous nine games, and he leads the Dodgers in BA (.343) hits (154), and RBI (81), with 23 homers. 

Mookie Betts has totaled multiple bases in seven of his last eight games, and after extending his hit streak to fifteen games, he leads the team in home runs (31), with 77 RBI.

Amed Rosario has produced a run in four of the last seven games, and he’s batting .264, with 49 RBI for the season. 

Corey’s Free Pick

Colorado came to play last night, but I think the LAD bats come alive here Friday night and leave their mark. Austin Gomber’s stretch of play has been admirable compared to how his season opened, and it’s a testament to how well the Rockies pitcher can throw away from Coors, but the Dodgers have something special brewing with Lance Lynn in the fold. The move to LA presents Lynn with a winning opportunity, and sometimes a change of scenery and situation can truly make a difference. Lynn will face another manageable lineup here at home, and if avoids allowing those pesky home runs, the Dodgers should win a six straight game here. The run spread on this game is interesting, so while I like LAD to win, back the Over in hopes of their offense carrying the heavy load for game two.

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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