Leading up to game three of this NL West battle, the Dodgers (69-46, 36-20 home) will send Tony Gonsolin to the mound to take on the Rockies (45-71, 20-41 away) and Peter Lambert. Find out who I like to come out on top in this Colorado Rockies vs. Los Angeles Dodgers matchup in Los Angeles.
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 9:10 ET on Saturday, August 12th.
WHY BET THE LOS ANGELES DODGERS:
- In their previous ten games, the Dodgers are 7-3 vs. the runline.
- The Dodgers are 3-2 against the runline in their five most recent games as the favorite.
- Across Tony Gonsolin’s 18 starts, the Dodgers have put together a record of 10-8.
COLORADO ROCKIES SEEK TO IMPROVE THEIR ROAD RECORD
So far this season, the Rockies have a series record of 13-20-3 and overall record of 45-71. This mark has Colorado placed 5th in the NL West. On the road, they have a below .500 record of 20-41.
Starter Peter Lambert has had an up-and-down season with the Rockies, currently boasting a 2-3 record in 19 appearances. His ERA stands at 5.57, while his K/9 figure is 7.93 and his FIP is 5.34. Opposing batters have managed to get on base against him at a .332 clip.
In his most recent start, Peter Lambert and the Rockies were defeated 12-1 by the Brewers. The right-hander yielded five runs on four hits in 3 2/3 innings of work.
As a team, Colorado has scuffled at the plate of late, with a combined batting average of just .198 over their last ten games. Compared to other teams, this is just 24th in that span. When looking at the team’s power numbers, they have a season-long slugging percentage of .399% while going deep a total of 114 times (22nd). Overall, the Rockies are 22nd in the MLB at 4.3 runs per contest.
The Rockies have seen Nolan Jones take the lead in home runs over their last ten games, with a total of two. His season-long tally is now up to 11, and his overall batting average stands at .276.
WILL THE LOS ANGELES DODGERS TAKE CARE OF BUSINESS AT HOME?
Heading into this divisional matchup vs. the Rockies, the Dodgers have an overall record of 69-46. This mark includes going 21-12 against divisional foes. Currently, they are 1st in the NL West. Los Angeles’ overall series record sits at 22-13-1.
Tony Gonsolin has had a successful season thus far, as evidenced by his 7-4 record and 4.42 ERA. On the road, he has put together a 2-2 record and 4.22 ERA in nine appearances. At home, Gonsolin has gone 5-2 with an ERA of 4.64. His WHIP stands at 1.19 and opponents have only managed to hit .217 against him with a slugging percentage of .367.
Tony Gonsolin was victorious in his most recent outing, despite surrendering six runs on nine hits to the Padres. The Dodgers ultimately emerged with a 13-7 win, granting Gonsolin the win.
Offensively, Los Angeles is ranked 2nd in the league with an average of 5.7 runs per game. When looking over their last five matchups, the Dodgers averaged 5.6 runs per contest, which is 4th best in that span. In terms of their power numbers, Los Angeles is 2nd in all of baseball, with a total of 182 home runs.
The Dodgers’ offense has been led by Freddie Freeman this season. He currently boasts a .344 batting average and has driven in 83 runs, as well as hitting 23 home runs.