Austin Gomber gets the start for the Rockies (45-70, 20-40 away) against Lance Lynn and the Dodgers (68-46, 35-20 home). Today will be game two of their series, with the Dodgers leading 1-0. Check out who see coming out on top in today’s Colorado Rockies vs. Los Angeles Dodgers matchup.
COLORADO ROCKIES VS LOS ANGELES DODGERS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Los Angeles Dodgers -1.5 Runs
This game will be played at Dodger Stadium at 10:10 ET on Friday, August 11th.
WHY BET THE LOS ANGELES DODGERS:
- In their previous five games, the Dodgers are 3-2 vs. the runline.
- Against the runline, the Dodgers have gone 3-2 in their five games at home.
- Opponents are hitting just .191 against Lance Lynn in his last two starts.
COLORADO ROCKIES SEEK TO IMPROVE THEIR ROAD RECORD
Entering game 116 of their season, the Rockies are 23.5 games out in the NL West and are in 5th place. So far, their overall series record stands at 13-20-3. Colorado’s road winning percent is currently 33.3% (20-40) compared to 45.5% at home (25-30).
Austin Gomber is making his 24th appearance of the season, boasting a record of 9-8. His ERA stands at 5.40, with opposing teams batting .283 against him. On the road, Gomber has been solid with a 4.08 ERA and 4-4 record, but he has struggled at home with an ERA of 9.10 and 5-4 record. For the season, teams have a slugging percentage of .490 against him.
Austin Gomber earned a quality start and the victory in his most recent outing, as the Rockies defeated the Cardinals 1-0. Gomber held St. Louis scoreless, allowing just six hits over six innings of work.
As a team, Colorado has scuffled at the plate over their last ten games, with a combined batting average of just .150. Compared to other teams, this is just 29th in that span. When looking at the team’s power numbers, they have a season-long slugging percentage of .401% while going deep a total of 114 times (21st). Overall, the Rockies are 20th in the MLB at 4.3 runs per contest.
Nolan Jones has been the Rockies’ most consistent offensive threat this season, leading the team with 11 home runs over their last five games. His batting average of .276 is also impressive and indicative of his strong performance at the plate.
WILL THE LOS ANGELES DODGERS TAKE CARE OF BUSINESS AT HOME?
The Dodgers will be looking for their 6th straight win in today’s game and have an overall record of 68-46. At home, Los Angeles has put together a record of 35-20 while going 33-26 on the road. Currently, they are in 1st place in the NL West.
The Los Angeles Dodgers will be relying on Lance Lynn to deliver another strong performance, as he has earned a victory in his last two outings. Lynn currently holds an ERA of 6.11 and a record of 8-9. This season, the right-hander has tallied 157 strikeouts and allowed opponents to hit .259 against him. Additionally, opposing batters have a slugging percentage of .489 when facing Lynn.
Lance Lynn earned the W in his last outing, a quality start against the Padres. He tossed six frames of one-run ball, surrendering four hits and leading his squad to an 8-2 victory.
Having gone deep 14 times in their last ten games, the Dodgers are 6th in that span. At 5.7 runs per game, Los Angeles is 2nd in the league. This figure has come on a team batting average of .250 while hitting a total of 182 home runs (2nd).
Freddie Freeman has been a force at the plate this season, boasting a .345 batting average and slugging an impressive .600. In the last ten games, he has been especially dominant for Los Angeles, leading the team in hits and maintaining a .500 batting average.