Not a good night for Walker Buehler. Not a good night for Alex Vesia. Not a good night for the Los Angeles Dodgers. They lost a game in the NL West race after losing to the Colorado Rockies and watching the San Francisco Giants beat the San Diego Padres again.
But there are still 10 games left and LA can still win the series against the Rox with a victory on Thursday afternoon. Maybe the Padres will realize their season is on the line and steal one from the Giants so the Dodgers can get that game back …
Unfortunately, Colorado has been overachieving to the tune of a 71-80 record, so they haven’t really laid down for anyone.
A sweep was never really in the cards, especially with the series being played at Coors Field, but the Giants will visit Colorado this weekend and we’re hoping the same challenge awaits for them.
Before looking ahead to that series, though, the Dodgers have to get back in the win column with their ace on the mound, so let’s take a look at Thursday’s betting preview.
What Time is the Dodgers Game Today?
The Dodgers and Rockies face off at 12:10 PM PST. Day game!
What Channel is the Dodgers Game on Today?
You can catch the Dodgers on SportsNet LA if you’re watching at home, or AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain if you’re closer to Denver.
Dodgers vs Rockies Odds Today
According to WynnBET, the Dodgers are -270 on the moneyline (bet $270 to win $100) while the Rockies come in at +215 (bet $100 to win $215). Both teams are -115 (bet $115 to win $100) on the run line, with the Dodgers at -2.5 and the Rox at +2.5. Makes the game more fun, that’s for sure!
As for the over/under, the beefy total is 10.5 runs. The over will cost you -105 (bet $105 to win $100) while the under price is -115 (bet $115 to $100).
Dodgers Pitcher Today
It’ll be Max Scherzer (15-4, 2.08 ERA) who’s been unbeatable in a Dodgers uniform vs Rockies left-hander Kyle Freeland (6-8, 4.50 ERA), who has somehow handled LA quite well this year. He’s twirled three quality starts against the defending champs in 2021 … but has taken the loss in two of them. On the whole, he’s allowed just six earned runs across 19 innings while striking out 17.
Scherzer hasn’t faced the Rockies this season … and his career numbers at Coors Field are not good. He’s 0-3 with a 5.88 ERA in five career starts. But this is a different Max Scherzer and a worse Rockies team. Nonetheless, important numbers to know if you’re ready to lay down some money.
Dodgers Starting Lineup
Stay tuned for the lineup release in a few hours!
Dodgers vs Rockies Prediction Today
Would it be bold to bet on the Rockies at that price with the pitching matchup somehow being skewed in their favor? It’s certainly a worthwhile risk to take. But Freeland has given up 12 earned runs in his last four starts. He was knocked around by the Giants and Phillies and was removed after one inning against the Rangers due to an injury back on Sept. 1. His most recent good start came against the lowly Nationals, during which he tossed six scoreless.
But you simply cannot bet against Scherzer right now. He’s seeing red, and he knows it’s up to him to help carry this team to a division title … or at least the NLDS, should the Dodgers be forced to play in the NL Wild Card Game.
Dodgers win, 8-3.
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