Baseball: Dodgers vs Rockies Series Betting Preview
Dodgers Rocking the Under in Close to Every 'First Game' of Series
The Dodgers have owned the Rockies over the years, owning a 45-17 record in their last 62 meetings. Recently the Rockies have grabbed four of the last five meetings in Colorado. Part of the Dodgers’ ability to be consistent over the years comes from their 149-65 (69.63%) record against teams with a losing record over their last 214 games. Colorado has won 7 of 9 against left-handed starters at home. Let’s take a look at Dodgers vs Rockies Series Betting and find out which direction is best.
- Matchup: Los Angeles Dodgers (65-32) at Colorado Rockies (45-54)
- Location: Coors Field, Denver, Colorado
- Television: SNLA, ATTR
MLB Game Odds Show Dodgers as a Large Road Favorite
The Dodgers are one of the favorites to win MLB World Series at +325, along with the Yankees, but as good as the Dodgers are you must stay focused on your bankroll, and betting -215 road favorites is not a friend to making money.
First, make sure you double check who is getting the start for Los Angeles. Julio Urias (9-6, 2.72) is listed on most line services, but others have Las Vegas native, player Tyler Anderson (10-1, 2.79), getting the rock. Our best guess is it will be Anderson.
To find success against the 32-year-old, the top of the Rockies line-up (Blackmon, Hampson, Bryant) have to get on base. The first three hitters in a lineup this season are just 25-142 (.176). Anderson hasn’t given up more than two home runs to any spot (1-9) in the line-up. Los Angeles lost two of three against the Washington Nationals.
The Rockies Thrive in Potential Slugfest
Dodgers vs Rockies series betting preview puts the spotlight directly on the run-line because the MLB game odds are too high to pay attention to. Although the Rockies fans are not worried about the MLB World Series odds, this is a spot that seems to be where Colorado can steal a game to start the series.
The total has been bet up from 11.5 to 12. That’s good news for Rockies bettors with Colorado winning 11 of their last 16 when the total is 11 or higher. Jose Urena (1-2, 3.13) is on the bump for the Rocks. This will be his fifth start of the season.
On paper, this looks like a pitching mismatch, and it is, but after working in this business for a while you start to notice lines that seem like it doesn’t fit. Colorado has always been a better team at home, with 2022 being no exception.
At Coors, bettors are 29-24 (+725) when backing Colorado; 16-30 (-816) on the road. Against the Dodgers at home, the Rockies are 4-2 (+451 units). Bud Black’s team is hitting .262 this season, ranked second in baseball. Colorado has plenty of offense to get bettors a big plus money winner.
Smart money will Take the Insurance
As we talked about earlier in the Dodgers vs Rockies series betting, the odds on the favorite to win the World Series aren’t worth the wager on most nights.
Colorado has more than enough offense to stay with Dave Robert’s team, especially at home, but don’t be too confident because the run-line is the way to get involved with this one. In the first couple of games, the Rockies will be getting plus money even if you take the +1.5. The best path to finding a winner is to get the Rockies on the run-line in either game one or game two with the idea of getting just one win and then get out of betting the series.Follow us on Twitter