Free Pick Breakdown, Odds & Prediction: Rockies vs. Dodgers (8/10/23) - Taking Vegas



Free Pick Breakdown, Odds & Prediction: Rockies vs. Dodgers (8/10/23)

By TakingVegas Staff Writer
August 10, 2023
Photo by: Mark J. Terrill - The Associated Press

The Colorado Rockies have been brutal this season as they are fifth in the NL West with a 45-69 record. Left-hander Ty Blach gets the start here and lost to the St. Louis Cardinals in his last start. He threw 4.2 innings and gave up four runs on eight hits with a walk and a pair of strikeouts.

The Los Angeles Dodgers have been doing what everybody expected as they are leading the NL West with a 67-46 record thus far. Veteran southpaw Clayton Kershaw is expected to make the start and come off the Injured List for the first time since May 27. 

Match Details

Fixture: Colorado Rockies @ Los Angeles Dodgers

Date & Time: Thursday, August 10, 10:10 p.m. EDT

Venue Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, CA

Rockies vs. Dodgers Betting Odds

TeamSpread MoneylineTotal
Colorado Rockies+1.5 (+154)+295Over 8.5 (-118)
Los Angeles Dodgers-1.5 (-185)-375Under 8.5 (-102)

Odds Subject to Change**

Rockies vs. Dodgers Key Stats

Colorado Rockies

The Colorado Rockies have been struggling a bit offensively as they are 21st in the sport with a .713 team OPS while scoring 4.32 runs per game. The Rockies have been brutal on the road as they are 27th in the majors with a .670 team OPS while averaging 3.85 runs in their 59 road games. Third baseman Ryan McMahon has been doing incredibly well as he has a .254/.339/.469 slash line with 19 homers, 59 RBIs, 61 runs scored, and five steals on nine attempts. 

Ty Blach has been struggling on the bump this year. He is sitting at 1-1 with a 4.85 ERA and a 1.58 WHIP across 26 innings of work. Hitters have been teeing off of his pitches as he has a .343 batting average against throughout the season. He faced the Dodgers five times last season out of the bullpen and was 0-0 in 8.2 innings and allowed one run on seven hits with one hit by pitch, one walk and 10 strikeouts. 

Los Angeles Dodgers

The Los Angeles Dodgers have been one of the best teams in MLB as they are third with a .797 team OPS while averaging 5.73 runs per game so far. The Dodgers are clicking inside of Dodger Stadium as in 54 games they have a team slash line of .255/.344/.468 while scoring 5.5 runs in their 54 home games. First baseman Freddie Freeman has been on fire as he has a 1.016 OPS with 23 home runs, 81 RBIs, 100 runs scored, and 16 steals on 17 tries.

Clayton Kershaw has been doing extremely well up to this point. He is currently 10-4 with a 2.96 ERA and a 1.05 WHIP over 95.1 innings. He has been limiting the long ball against him this season as he has given up 12 homers in 95.1 innings or one every eight innings. Kershaw faced the Rockies four different times last season and was 2-2 in 20.1 innings and gave up 12 runs (10 earned) on 23 hits with 1 hit by pitch, seven walks and 20 strikeouts.

Rockies vs. Dodgers Prediction

There has been a big difference in the ability of these teams as the Dodgers have won four of the five games thus far and a 45-18 run differential in those games. Looking at the offenses in the last couple of weeks, the Rockies are scoring 3.69 runs in their last 13 games while the Dodgers are averaging 6.08 runs in their previous 12 games. All in all, go with the Los Angeles Dodgers to win with one of the best pitchers in the sport.

Betting Prediction: Los Angeles Dodgers -1.5 (-185)