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Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Colorado Rockies Predictions and Odds

National League West division rivals the Los Angeles Dodgers and Colorado Rockies meet on Tuesday night in the fifth game of a six-game series to close out the 2022 MLB season. The Rockies have won two straight against the Dodgers and will be aiming to win three straight against the best team in baseball.

We’ll review the Dodgers vs. Rockies odds to give you the best pick for your betting ticket today. The first pitch for Los Angeles vs. Colorado is scheduled for 10:10 P.M. ET from Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California. You can catch the game on ESPN+.

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Colorado Rockies Odds 

Before making any betting predictions on today’s, we need to review the Dodgers vs. Rockies odds. 

Despite losing two straight to the lowly Rockies, online sportsbooks have the moneyline set with the Los Angeles Dodgers as the heavy betting favorite, listed between -345 and -400. The Colorado Rockies are listed as the significant underdog on the moneyline between +280 and +310. 

The Dodgers vs. Rockies odds on the run line spread are set at either 1.5 or 2.5. We don’t really wager on the run line when given a wider spread in the run line (2.5) and odds than expected.

Most online sportsbooks have Los Angeles (-1.5 or -2.5) as the betting favorite on the run line spread, with odds listed between +100 (-2.5) and -159 (-1.5). Most online sportsbooks have Colorado (+1.5 or +2.5) as the betting underdog on the run line spread, listed between +135 (+1.5) and -118 (+2.5). These are the same MLB odds today on the run-in as Monday night when Colorado defeated Los Angeles 2-1.

Online sportsbooks have the total runs listed at 7.5 or 8. The over is listed with odds ranging between +100 and -120, while the under is listed between +100 and -118.

Matchup Information

  • Date and Time: Tuesday, October 4th, 10:10 pm
  • Location: Los Angeles, California
  • Venue: Dodger Stadium 
  • How to Watch: ESPN +

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Colorado Rockies Betting Preview

The Los Angeles Dodgers enter Tuesday’s game against the Rockies with a 110-50 record (.688 winning percentage). Losing two straight to the Rockies does not affect Los Angeles’ postseason future or odds. 

The Dodgers standings have been solidified as Los Angeles has secured the National League West division championship and home-field advantage throughout the MLB postseason sometime ago.

The Los Angeles Dodgers are 6-4 in their last ten games, averaging 3.7 runs per game, dropping their season average to 5.24. Over this same ten-game stretch, the Dodgers have surrendered 3.1 runs per game to opposing hitters, playing to their season average of 3.17 runs per game. It should go without saying, but the Dodgers are the number one team on both average runs per game rankings.

The Colorado Rockies enter Tuesday’s game with a 67–93 record (.419 winning percentage). The Rockies will finish last in the National League West division. Despite the Rockies stats, Colorado is not the worst team in MLB, as the Rockies’ stats have them ranked 23rd in overall MLB rankings.

The Colorado Rockies have a 3-7 record in their last ten games, averaging 3.3 runs per game, dropping their season average to 4.33. During this same stretch, the Rockies have averaged 6.0 opposition runs per game, lowering their season average to 5.41 runs per game. Colorado ranks 15th in average runs scored per game while ranking last (30th) in MLB for opposition runs scored per game.

Los Angeles has won the head-to-head series with the Rockies 10-7, with two games remaining. Of these seventeen games, only three have finished with a one-run spread, including last night’s Rockies win. This information will be factored into our Dodgers vs. Rockies odds, predictions, and your betting ticket.

Starting Pitchers

Julio Urias

The Los Angeles Dodgers have left-handed pitcher Julio Urias scheduled to throw the first pitch against the Rockies on Tuesday night. Urias has a 17-7 record in thirty appearances, pitching to a 2.12 ERA and a stellar 0.96 WHIP. 

The Dodgers have won all five of Urias’ previous five appearances, with two of those matchups ending in a one-run spread. Notably, all of Urias’ last five appearances have been against National League West division rivals, with three of those appearances against the San Diego Padres. 

Ryan Feltner

The Colorado Rockies have right-handed pitcher Ryan Feltner scheduled to start Tuesday night’s matchup in Los Angeles. Feltner has a 3-9 record in nineteen appearances, pitching to a 6.01 ERA and a 1.432 WHIP. 

Of significant note for your predictions and to the Dodgers vs. Rockies odds, Colorado has won two of Urena’s last five appearances, with both of these wins ending within a one-run spread.

Dodgers vs. Rockies Betting Preview

Sometimes you bet on success with the best team in baseball because, after all, how do you bet against the best team in baseball? Last night, we rode with the Dodgers to cover the run line spread and lost. 

This raises the question of if the Rockies can win three straight against the Dodgers. The last time the Los Angeles Dodgers lost three games in a row was from August 31 to September 2, losing to the San Diego Padres and twice to the New York Mets. 

The Dodgers vs. Rockies odds on the moneyline should be a little closer and tighter compared to Monday night’s Rockies win. However, the odds actually increased on the Dodgers, making them a larger favorite, despite the Rockies’ recent success. 

The moneyline odds are so heavily stacked in favor of the Dodgers that the only way we’d pick the moneyline is in a parlay or if we believe in Colorado to win three straight against the Dodgers. If we’re making a money line pick, we might take a wild chance on the Colorado Rockies at +280 and +310 odds.

As for the total runs, the current Dodgers vs. Rockies odds don’t really make this a viable play, depending on the sportsbook. However, if you are interested in betting on the total runs, you might want to pick the under: the Rockies are 74-80 on the total runs over/under, while the Dodgers are 69-82 in 2022. 

That leaves us with wagering on the run line spread from the Dodgers vs. Rockies odds. We’re picking the Dodgers to win and cover the run line spread of -1.5 (not -2.5) on Monday night in Los Angeles (-154 to -159). 

Again, we’re not taking the Dodgers -2.5 despite the super favorable odds (+100 to -110). Unlike Tony Gonsolin, Julio Urias is not returning from injury and should provide the Dodgers with an excellent pitching outing. The Dodgers are 97-63 against the spread (ATS), while the Rockies are 84-76 ATS.

If we’re making one pick from the Dodgers vs. Rockies odds today, we’re taking Julio Urias to pitch the Los Angeles Dodgers to a win and to cover the run line spread (-1.5) (-154 to -159).

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