Colorado Rockies vs. L.A. Dodgers Pick - Odds and Betting Preview

October 1, 4:05 AM EDT

Betting Odds

Dodgers -167 / Rockies +145

MLB Betting Line

The Dodgers opened this NL West tiebreaker game as home favorites at -167 with a total of seven runs, and those lines have not changed. In the run-line the Rockies are posted at -150 getting 1.5 runs and the Dodgers are at +130 giving 1.5 runs.

Colorado at Los Angeles MLB Game Set-up

The Dodgers host, the Rockies where the winner will be the No.2 seed and host the Atlanta Braves in the NLDS and the loser will hit the road to face the lower of the Brewers vs. Cubs NL Central tiebreaker game in the Wild Card.

In their last game, the Rockies beat the Washington Nationals 12-0. The Rockies scored 12 runs on 13 hits, and the Nationals were held scoreless on five hits.

The Rockies ended the season well winning nine of their last 10 games. Before that span, they were swept on the road facing the Dodgers in a three-game series where they only totaled six runs.

In their last game, the Dodgers beat the San Francisco Giants 15-0. The Dodgers scored nine runs in the first three innings, including seven in the 3rd inning, and scored their 15 runs on 16 hits and the Giants were held scoreless on only two hits.

The Dodgers have won six of their last eight games including their last three. They came up big in their previous series sweeping the San Francisco Giants in a three-game set where they outscored them 28-7.

This season the Rockies rank 8th in runs scored and 20th in team ERA and the Dodgers rank 6th in runs scored and 2nd in team ERA.

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This season the Dodgers are 12-7 against the Rockies. The Dodgers have won their last four games facing the Rockies and have also won their previous four home games against them.

Pitching Match-Up

Colorado: German Marquez (14-10 3.76 ERA)
L.A.: Walker Buehler (7-5 2.76 ERA)

In Marquez’s last start he pitched a gem tossing seven scoreless innings and only allowing three hits in a 14-0 win over the Philadelphia Phillies. He set a Major League modern-day record in the game striking out the first eight batters he faced. The Rockies have won four of his last five starts including his previous two where he gave up two earned runs in 14 innings of work.

The Rockies won two of Marquez's three starts against the Dodgers this season, and he has not faced them since June 30th where he gave up one earned run in eight innings in a 3-1 Colorado win. In five career starts against the Dodgers Marquez is 2-0 with an ERA of 3.19. The Rockies have won six of Marquez’s last seven road starts facing a team with a winning record.

In Buehler’s last start he gave up two earned runs on four hits in six innings in a 4-3 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Dodgers had won his previous two starts where he totaled 14 innings and did not give up any earned runs. In the start two back Buehler faced the Rockies and did not give up any earned runs in six innings in a 5-2 L.A. win.

The Dodgers have won three of Buehler's five starts against the Rockies this season, and while he was only 1-0 in those five outings, he has a solid ERA of 2.61. The Dodgers have won six of Buehler's last eight home starts and they have won five of his previous seven home starts against a team with a winning record.

Colorado at Los Angeles MLB Betting Angles

The Dodgers are 4-0 in their last 4 games against the Rockies.

The Dodgers are 4-0 in their last 4 home games against the Rockies.

In the last 9 games between these teams, the Under record is 7-2.

In the last 9 games between these teams in L.A., the Under record is 6-2-1.

Straight Up / Over/Under / Run Line Record

Colorado Rockies: 91-71 SU / O/U 68-86 / Run Line W/L 86-76
L.A. Dodgers: 91-71 SU / O/U 76-80 / Run Line W/L 73-89

Rockies at Dodgers MLB Key Betting Trends

  • COL is 9-1 in their last 10 games
  • COL is 1-8 in their last 9 playoff games
  • COL has an Under record of 4-1 in their last 5 road games
  • LA is 5-1 in their last 6 home games
  • LA is 13-4 in their previous 17 games
  • LA has an Over record of 6-2-1 in their last 9 games

Key Player Injuries


[CF] 09/06/2018 - Yonathan Daza 60-day DL (09/04) ( Shoulder )
[P] 07/08/2018 - Mike Dunn 60-day DL (07/07) ( Undisclosed )
[P] 04/24/2018 - Carlos Estevez 60-day DL (03/26) ( Oblique )
[P] 03/26/2018 - Rayan Gonzalez 60-day DL (03/12) ( Elbow )


[P] 06/10/2018 - Dennis Santana 60-day DL (06/05) ( Rotator Cuff )
[SS] 05/01/2018 - Corey Seager is out for season ( Elbow )
[P] 03/30/2018 - Julio Urias 60-day DL (02/23) ( Shoulder )
[P] 03/30/2018 - Tom Koehler 60-day DL (03/26) ( Shoulder )
[P] 09/18/2018 - Daniel Hudson 60-day DL (08/25) ( Forearm )
[P] 08/18/2018 - Erik Goeddel 60-day DL (08/17) ( Elbow )
[P] 09/03/2018 - Brock Stewart 60-day DL (09/03) ( Oblique )

Get more details: Colorado at Los Angeles MLB Match-Up

Colorado at Los Angeles MLB Prediction 10/01/2018

The Rockies won nine of their last 10 games, but they have only won one of their previous nine playoff games, and they were swept by the Dodgers in the last series between these clubs. Marquez was lights out in his previous start, but that was facing a Phillies' team that fell apart in September and only ranked tied for 22nd in the Majors in runs scored. The Dodgers lost Buehler’s last start, but he only gave up two runs in that outing and in his previous two starts did not give up any earned runs. Not only do these two teams have exactly the same record, but the Rockies are 44-37 on the road this season, and the Dodgers are 44-37 at home. Both starters will have good outings in this game, but Buehler will have the slightly better one. He will hand the ball off to the Dodgers' bullpen with the lead, and they will do the rest. The Dodgers will win this tiebreaker game and head to the NLDS while the Rockies will play in the NL Wild Card game for the 2nd season in a row.

Free Pick: 
Take the Dodgers -167

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