MLB Picks: Bet Rockies -125 vs. Dodgers

Jeff Grant

Thursday, July 4, 2013 1:20 PM GMT

Thursday, Jul. 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). 


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.


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.



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

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