Capper Predicts Rare Low Scoring Game at Coors Field on Sunday

Ross Benjamin

Sunday, April 9, 2017 3:48 PM UTC

Sunday, Apr. 9, 2017 3:48 PM UTC

Ross Benjamin provides us with a betting preview on Sunday’s Dodgers and Rockies NL West showdown. Before making a move on this game, we’d highly advise reading this insightful article.

Los Angeles Dodgers vs Colorado Rockies

The Rockies and Dodgers meet on Sunday at Coors Field in Denver with a scheduled start time of 3:10 PM ET. At the time of this writing (4/8), MLB betting odds showed Los Angeles as anywhere from a -112 to -120 money line favorite. Depending on which of the best sportsbooks you choose to look at, there’s a current posted total of either 11.0 or 11.5.

Colorado won the opening game of this series 2-1 on Friday night, and it easily went under the massive total of 12.0. Dating back to last season, Colorado is 6-4 at Coors Field versus the Dodgers.


Starting Pitchers

Dodgers right-hander Kent Maeda is slated to make his 2nd start of the season on Sunday. Maeda’s 2017 debut was less than inspiring. He allowed 3 earned runs on 6 hits while issuing 2 walks during 5.0 innings of work against San Diego. However, the Japanese born pitcher has made 3 career starts at Coors Field, and all have been quite impressive. Each of those outings occurred last year, and Maeda compiled an excellent 2.12 ERA in addition to a microscopic 0.76 WHIP at what’s considered to be the most hitter friendly park in Major League Baseball. Maeda made 5 Cactus League starts in spring training, and he posted a stellar 3.00 ERA.

Southpaw Tyler Anderson is Colorado’s probable pitcher for this NL West series finale. Anderson was shaky in his opening start of 2017 at Milwaukee. He allowed 5 earned runs on 8 hits during 5 2/3 innings pitched. Anderson made 8 starts in day games a season ago, and all those outings stayed under the total. Much was due in part to Anderson’s sparkling 2.45 ERA during those starts. Anderson also pitched very well in 3 starts against the Dodgers last season, evidenced by his brilliant 1.83 ERA posted in those appearances.


Early Strong Showings for Bullpens

Prior to the game played on Saturday 4/8, both the Dodgers and Rockies bullpen staffs had been magnificent thus far. The Dodgers relievers had a cumulative 1.10 ERA and 0.80 WHIP. Conversely, the Rockies bullpen had a combined 1.56 ERA and 0.98 WHIP. Colorado relief pitchers had also struck out 24 men in 17 1/3 innings, while the Dodgers bullpen fanned 18 while walking only 2 during 16 1/3 innings pitched.


Final Take and Pick

It’s difficult to pull the trigger on an under bet at Coors Field. Nevertheless, there’s a plethora of betting value by doing so on Sunday. Furthermore, the weather forecast calls for 22 mile-per-hour winds blowing in from left-centerfield. Relative to this mammoth total, I like this game to be a lower scoring affair, and one of my Sunday MLB picks will be indicative of such.

Free MLB Pick: Under 11.5Best Line Offered: at Wagerweb

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