Dodgers vs. Rockies prediction and odds for Thursday, June 29 (Los Angeles is easy bet)

The Dodgers should be able to dominate the Rockies and Chase Anderson on Thursday night.

Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Freddie Freeman (5).
Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Freddie Freeman (5). / Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

The Los Angeles Dodgers are looking to make a push in the NL West standings, sitting three games back of the Arizona Diamondbacks ahead of Thursday’s matchup against the Colorado Rockies.

Colorado has the worst run differential (-127) in the National League, and the team has a starter on the mound that got rocked his last time out.

Chase Anderson (0-2, 5.79 ERA) gets the start after allowing nine runs to the Los Angeles Angels in a 25-1 loss. 

He goes up against Emmet Sheehan (1-0, 1.50 ERA) who is making his third start in the majors

Let’s dive into the odds and my best bet for this contest: 

Dodgers vs. Rockies odds, run line and total

Dodgers vs. Rockies prediction and pick

The fact that Chase Anderson is still getting starts for a Major League Baseball team is really crazy. 

He’s had an ERA of at least 5.79 in each of the last four seasons, and he ranks in the 10th percentile in expected ERA this season. Not only that, but he ranks in the 13th percentile or worse in opponent expected slugging percentage, batting average and strikeout percentage.

Anderson is going to have a lot of trouble against a Dodgers team that is sixth in MLB in OPS against right-handed pitching this season.

Even though Sheehan is a youngster, he’s pitched well enough for me to trust him in this matchup. Los Angeles should win, and win big.

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