Colorado Rockies vs LA Dodgers Prediction MLB Picks 5/31/24

LA Dodgers (36-22) vs Colorado Rockies (20-35)

Game Info: Friday, May 31, 2024 at 10:10 pm (Dodger Stadium)

Walker Buehler (1-2) (4.26) vs Dakota Hudson (1-7) (5.54)

Betting Odds: LA Dodgers -320 / Colorado Rockies +260 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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In this article we will formulate a Colorado Rockies vs LA Dodgers prediction for this MLB game on Friday, May 31st at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California. To formulate this prediction for game one in the series, we will examine:

  • The Rockies recent form and recent player performance 
  • The Dodgers recent form and recent play performance
  • Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Colorado
  • Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Los Angeles 
  • Recent betting trends in games played between Colorado and Los Angeles
  • A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for Today’s Game between Colorado and Los Angeles 

Rockies are Improving 

The Colorado Rockies are 20-35 this season and they have won four of their last six games. Colorado is coming off of a series win against Cleveland, where they won two out of three games. Prior to that series, the Rockies won two out of three against Philadelphia, lost two out of three against Oakland, and were swept by San Francisco. Colorado is 12-7 in their last 19 games, but they remain last in the NL West behind the Dodgers, Giants, Padres, and Diamondbacks.

The Colorado pitching staff has a 5.27 ERA, a 1.52 WHIP, and a .279 opponent batting average. The Rockies offense has scored 233 runs with a .248 batting average and a .309 on base percentage. Ryan McMahon is batting .286 with 10 home runs and 34 RBI’s for the Rockies this season. Colorado is 19th in the MLB in runs scored and they have scored at least four runs in five straight games. 

Dodgers Look for Fourth Straight Victory 

The Los Angeles Dodgers are 36-22 this year and they have won three games in a row. Los Angeles is coming off of a series win against the Mets, where they won all three games by scores of 5-2, 3-0, and 10-3. Prior to that series, the Dodgers were swept by the Reds, lost two out of three against the Diamondbacks, and won two out of three against the Giants. Los Angeles is 7-5 in their last 12 games and they are leading the NL West by a good margin. 

The Los Angeles pitching staff has a 3.32 ERA, a 1.12 WHIP, and a .216 opponent batting average. The Dodgers offense has scored 288 runs with a .257 batting average and a .333 on base percentage. Shohei Ohtani is batting .330 with 14 home runs and 38 RBI’s for the Dodgers this season. Los Angeles has scored three runs or fewer in five of their last eight games. 

Starting Pitchers

The projected starting pitcher for Colorado is Dakota Hudson, who is 1-7 with a 5.54 ERA and a 1.59 WHIP over 50.1 innings pitched this season. Hudson has allowed three earned runs or fewer in four of his last five starts. The projected starting pitcher for Los Angeles is Walker Buehler, who is 1-2 with a 4.26 ERA and a 1.21 WHIP over 19.0 innings pitched this season. Buehler has allowed three earned runs or fewer in all four starts this year. 

Why the Los Angeles Dodgers will win

The Rockies have lost each of their last seven games against the Dodgers following a home win.The Dodgers have won each of their last seven home games against the Rockies.The Rockies have failed to cover the run line in each of their last six night games against the Dodgers following a home win.The Dodgers have covered the run line each of their last three games against teams that held a losing record.

Total Runs Facts

Each of the Rockies' last four night games against NL West opponents have gone OVER the total runs line.Four of the Dodgers' last five games have gone UNDER the total runs line.The 'Inning 1 OVER 0.5 runs' market has hit in each of the Rockies' last five games.The 'Inning 1 UNDER 0.5 runs' market has hit in each of the Dodgers' last five games at Dodger Stadium.

Colorado Rockies vs LA Dodgers Prediction 

The Dodgers come into this game leading the NL West by more than a few games, but they have been a very streaky team over the last few weeks. LA is 19-11 at home, while Colorado is 7-21 on the road. The Rockies were one of the worst teams to start the season, but they have played much better recently and just took two out of three against a good Cleveland team. The pitching has been much improved for Colorado, but I still don’t trust Hudson. Colorado only has seven wins on the road and that isn’t going to change here. My Colorado Rockies vs LA Dodgers prediction is for the Dodgers to win by at least two runs. 

David’s Pick Dodgers -1.5

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