MLB Picks: Bet Rockies -125 vs. Dodgers

Jeff Grant

Thursday, July 4, 2013 1:20 PM GMT

The Los Angeles Dodgers are the hottest team in baseball, but they may cool off a bit against the Colorado Rockies Thursday night. Find out where we have decided to place our MLB picks in this situation.


Let’s take a closer look at the MLB betting odds for this National League West matchup, with the first pitch scheduled for 8:10 p.m. ET.

Hot to the touch 

Los Angeles has won 10 of its last 11 games, including a 10-8 road win over Colorado Wednesday night, while going OVER the betting total of 9.5. 

The Dodgers are 3-8 as road underdogs of +100 to +125, with the OVER going 8-2-1 in those 11 affairs. 

Solid situation 

Despite its current three-game losing streak, Colorado lands in a profitable situation against Los Angeles in this series finale, as it has compiled a 9-4 record as home favorites of -125 to -150 during the 2013 campaign.

The Rockies have also produced an 8-3 mark after three or more consecutive losses, with no edge in terms of the betting total in those 11 opportunities (5-5-1 Over/Under). 

Capuano 

Dodgers starting pitcher Chris Capuano (2-5, 4.72 ERA) suffered a 16-1 home loss to the Philadelphia Phillies last time out, as he allowed seven runs (five earned) and 10 hits over 3.2 innings of work. 

The left-hander is 1-1 with a 1.35 ERA in six road games (four starts), with opposing hitters batting .208 against him. 

In 15 career games (14 starts) versus the Rockies, Capuano has tallied a losing 5-8 record and 3.94 ERA, including a 2-5 mark and 4.20 ERA at this venue.

Chacin 

Rockies starting pitcher Jhoulys Chacin (7-3, 3.59 ERA) has rattled off four consecutive victories, including a 4-1 home win over the San Francisco Giants last time out, as he surrendered just three hits over eight shutout innings. 

The right-hander is 5-2 with a 4.31 ERA in 10 home starts, serving up just a single home run in 64.2 combined frames. 

In 13 career games (12 starts) versus the Dodgers, Chacin has compiled a 6-5 record and 3.50 ERA, including a 3-3 mark and 3.98 ERA at this ballpark.

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Prediction 

I’m going to recommend that readers back the Rockies as one of their MLB picks Thursday, as they’ve won eight of Chacin’s last 10 starts as a home favorite of -110 to -150. 

MLB Pick:  Colorado Rockies -125