Rockies vs. Dodgers MLB Picks: Unimpressive Kershaw to Face Colorado with 6-0 Record on Road

Ross Benjamin

Friday, April 17, 2015 12:58 PM GMT

Get ready for some top-level betting advice for Friday’s NL West showdown between the Colorado Rockies and the LA Dodgers. Our free MLB pick is focused on the total runs odds.

Rockies @ Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles
The Los Angeles Dodgers will host the Colorado Rockies on Friday at 10:10 PM ET. According to the MLB Odds at 5Dimes, the Dodgers are a mammoth -275 money line favorite, and the posted total is 6.5. The last six meetings between these NL West rivals have all gone over the total, and there was a combined average of 13.8 runs per game scored.

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Rockies are Road Warriors in 2015
The Colorado Rockies have gone a perfect 6-0 on the road this season, and begin this divisional series with a 7-2 overall record. The Rockies bats have certainly been loud in their first nine game of the year, evidenced by a stellar team batting average of .301, and they’ve averaged 5.0 runs per outing.

Colorado will go with Kyle Kendrick on the mound tonight. Kendrick had a solid 2015 debut start in a 10-0 win at Milwaukee. However, his last start at home versus the Cubs was a horrible one. In that outing he gave up eight earned runs, eight hits, and allowed three homers in just 5.0 innings pitched. Kendrick has made five career starts at Dodger Stadium, posting a large 7.82 ERA, 1.82 WHIP, and four of the five went over the total.

 

Home Sweet Home for Dodgers
The Los Angeles Dodgers have gone 5-1 in their home park to start the 2015 season. They’ve seen five of those six go over the total, and have averaged 5.5 runs per game. The Dodgers have hit thirteen home runs in their first nine games of the year, and they’re on a pace to go yard 234 times in 2015.

The Dodgers will go with 2014 National League Cy Young winner Clayton Kershaw on the hill tonight. The star hurler is off to an unimpressive beginning to the season, posting a lofty 5.84 ERA and 1.70 WHIP in two starts.

 

MLB Totals Angle
The Dodgers enter tonight having won four games in a row and have a 6-3 record. The combination of those two statistical facts, in addition to the posted total, and playing at home, qualifies the Dodgers for a profitable totals betting angle. I will definitely apply that handicapping tool when making my MLB picks on Friday.

Keep in mind when placing MLB Picks that any home team (Dodgers) with a total of 7.0, coming off four or more wins in a row, and has a winning record, resulted in that home team going over the total in 70 of those 104-games (67.3%) during the past five seasons. That exact situation has come up twice already in 2015, and both games went over the number.

MLB Picks: Play on the Rockies and Dodgers to go over the total of 6.5 at BookMaker