LA Dodgers vs Colorado Rockies Prediction MLB Picks 6/18/24

Colorado Rockies (25-46) vs LA Dodgers (44-29)

Game Info: Tuesday, June 18, 2024 at 8:40 pm (Coors Field)

Austin Gomber (1-4) (4.26) vs Walker Buehler (1-4) (4.64)

Betting Odds: Colorado Rockies +165 / LA Dodgers -180 --- Over/Under: 12 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Los Angeles Dodgers and the Colorado Rockies square off Tuesday in MLB action from Coors Field. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a LA Dodgers vs Colorado Rockies Prediction.

Starting Pitching Matchup

The Los Angeles Dodgers will send out Walker Buehler for the start here and Buehler is 1-4 with a 4.64 ERA and 29 strikeouts this season. In his last five starts against the Rockies, Buehler is 2-1 with a 4.55 ERA and 26 strikeouts. Austin Gomber will get the start for Colorado and is 1-4 with a 4.26 ERA and 49 strikeouts this season. In his last five starts against the Dodgers, Gomber is 0-3 with a 4.50 ERA and 17 strikeouts.

Los Angeles Dodgers Recap

The Los Angeles Dodgers come into this one looking to build on their 9-5 win over the Rockies from Monday’s series opener. The win kept the momentum going for the Dodgers who were coming in off of a series win over the Kansas City Royals over the weekend.

Dodgers Still Loaded Offensively

Shohei Ohtani has 89 hits including a team-high 19 home runs, 20 doubles and 47 RBIs with a .314 batting average while Mookie Betts has 86 hits with 16 doubles, 3 triples, 10 homers and 40 RBIs of his own, but will miss the next few weeks because of an injury. Teoscar Hernandez also has 17 home runs with 51 RBIs and a team-high 90 strikeouts. Betts also has 9 stolen bases while Ohtani has a team-high 16 stolen bases. Freddie Freeman also has 43 RBIs with 20 doubles and Will Smith has added 16 doubles, 10 home runs and 44 RBIs.

Why the Los Angeles Dodgers will win

  • The Rockies have lost six of their last seven games at Coors Field.
  • The Dodgers have won four of their last five road games against NL West opponents that held a losing record.
  • The Rockies have failed to cover the run line in six of their last seven games as underdogs against NL West opponents.
  • The favorites have covered the run line in six of the Rockies' last seven games at Coors Field.
  • The Rockies have trailed after 5 innings in each of their last four night games at Coors Field against NL West opponents.
  • The Dodgers have led after 3 innings in each of their last three games against NL West opponents.
  • The Rockies have lost the first inning in each of their last four home games against opponents that held a winning record.

Colorado Rockies Recap

The Colorado Rockies will try to bounce back after a disappointing start to the series with their loss to the Dodgers in Monday’s game one. The loss started the Rockies on the wrong foot once again after series losses to the Pirates, Cardinals and Twins over the last week and a half.

Rockies Trying To Show Some Fight

Ezequiel Tovar leads the Rockies with 85 hits including a team-high 22 doubles with a team-high 86 strikeouts as well this season while Ryan McMahon leads the Rockies with 12 home runs and 37 RBIs along with 15 doubles. Brenton Doyle’s added 11 doubles and a team-high 18 stolen bases as well and Elias Diaz has a team-best .303 batting average this season.

Why the Colorado Rockies will win

  • The Dodgers have lost four of their last five games as road favorites against NL West opponents following a road win.
  • The Rockies have won six of their last nine games as underdogs against the Dodgers following a home loss.
  • The Dodgers have failed to cover the run line in nine of their last 10 games at Coors Field following a road win.
  • The Rockies have covered the run line in eight of their last 10 night games against the Dodgers at Coors Field following a loss.

LA Dodgers vs Colorado Rockies Prediction

I’m on the over here. Walker Buehler simply hasn’t looked like the Walker Buehler we expect to see at the start of every season as he just hasn’t been as sharp. I know a lot of that has to do with the long layoff due to injury, but I don’t expect a start at Coors Field to help matters. On the other side, the Dodgers are still loaded offensively and get a matchup here with Austin Gomber, who has started to show signs of regression in recent starts and I think the Dodgers belt a few off of Gomber and this Rockies’ bullpen which is arguably one of the worst in baseball this season. Give me the over.

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

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