The Dodgers (97-60, 44-32 away) and Rockies (57-100, 35-41 home) square off in three of this NL West series. Noah Davis will take the mound for the Rockies against Emmet Sheehan for the Dodgers. See who I like to come out on top in this Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Colorado Rockies showdown in Denver.
LOS ANGELES DODGERS VS COLORADO ROCKIES BETTING PICK
The Pick: Colorado Rockies +1.5 Runs
This game will be played at Coors Field at 8:40 ET on Wednesday, September 27th.
WHY BET THE COLORADO ROCKIES:
- The last three times the Rockies have been the underdog, they are 2-1 against the runline.
- In their five most recent games as the favorite, the Dodgers have gone just 2-3 against the runline.
- Emmet Sheehan has struggled of late, coming in with an ERA of 6.16 over his last two starts.
CAN THE LOS ANGELES DODGERS PULL OUT A WIN AS ROAD FAVORITES?
For the season, the Dodgers have an overall record of 97-60, placing them 1st in the NL West. Against other NL West opponents, they are 31-16 along with going 53-28 and 44-32 at home and on the road, respectively. So far, they have played a total of 50 series, going 32-16-2.
Emmet Sheehan will take the mound for the Dodgers with a 3-1 record. In 12 outings, he has posted an ERA of 5.13 and allowed a batting average of .207. Sheehan has struck out 54 batters while surrendering 26 walks, resulting in a WHIP of 1.23 and SLG allowed of .399.
In his last outing against San Francisco, Emmet Sheehan tossed 4 2/3 frames of one-run ball, keeping the Giants off the board despite not earning a decision. The Dodgers ultimately prevailed 7-2, with Sheehan’s performance playing a key role in the victory.
For the season, the Dodgers are 6th in batting average, hitting a combined .257. Over their last ten games, they have hit .255 which is 9th in that span. Los Angeles’ average of 5.5 runs per game puts them 2nd in the league. In terms of home runs, they have gone deep 241 times and have a team slugging percentage of .455.
The Dodgers have been on a tear lately, and Freddie Freeman has been at the forefront of their offensive success. Over the last five games, Freeman has led the team in hits, batting an impressive .330. For the season, he is hitting a remarkable .333 and has driven in 98 runs.
WILL THE COLORADO ROCKIES TAKE CARE OF BUSINESS AT HOME?
Heading into this divisional matchup vs. the Dodgers, the Rockies have an overall record of 57-100. This mark includes going 13-37 against divisional foes. Currently, they are 5th in the NL West. Colorado’s overall series record sits at 16-30-3.
Noah Davis enters the game with an unenviable 0-3 record and 8.77 ERA. On the road, he has gone 0-2 with a 4.64 ERA, while at home his mark is 0-1 and ERA 19.50. His season-long WHIP stands at 1.91, along with a .305 batting average allowed to opponents who have slugged .475 against him thus far in 2023.
Noah Davis was dealt the loss after surrendering three runs on four hits in five innings against the Cubs. The Rockies were shut out, 6-0.
Having gone deep 4 times in their last five games, the Rockies are 9th in that span. At 4.4 runs per game, Colorado is 19th in the league. This figure has come on a team batting average of .248 while hitting a total of 150 home runs (24th).
Nolan Jones has been a major contributor to the Colorado offense this season, boasting a .292 batting average and .540 slugging percentage. During the team’s last ten games, Jones has been on fire, leading the Rockies in hits with an impressive .502 batting average.