MLB Betting Preview: Colorado Rockies vs. Los Angeles Dodgers – Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021

by Spooky Express | September 23, 2021 |

The Los Angeles Dodgers and the Colorado Rockies are set to wrap up a three-game series on Thursday afternoon at Coors Field in Denver. Each team has picked up a win so far in this series, and the Rockies have actually been playing better baseball of late. 

Los Angeles comes into this game with a record of 97-55, but that still isn’t good enough for first place in the National League West. The Dodgers continue to keep pressure on the San Francisco Giants, but they have yet to overtake their rivals. 

Colorado is just 71-80 on the season, but that is actually a little bit better than what was expected of the Rockies. This team is 18 games above the .500 mark at home, and they aren’t fun to deal with at Coors Field.

Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Preview: Scherzer Dealing For Dodgers

Max Scherzer has been nothing short of great since joining the Dodgers in a trade earlier this season. Scherzer is 15-4 with a 2.08 ERA for the entire season, and it’s hard to bet against the Dodgers when he is on the mound.

Max Muncy and Justin Turner continue to lead the offense for the Dodgers, but this team needs to find a way to get more scoring. Muncy leads the team with 34 home runs and 88 RBIs, but this is a team that should be hitting for more power.

Colorado Rockies Betting Preview: Rockies Can Score Runs

The Rockies are actually hitting .247 as a team this season, and that is a better batting average than the Dodgers. Colorado has already scored 14 runs in the first two games of this series, and they have the ability to put up plenty of offense at home. 

Kyle Freeland takes the ball for Colorado on Thursday afternoon, and it has not been a good season for the lefthander. Freeland has gone just 6-8 with a 4.50 ERA this season, and he is a pitcher that doesn’t always perform well at Coors Field in Colorado.

Dodgers vs. Rockies Betting Odds & Lines

The Dodgers have been the betting favorites in every single game of this series, and that will be the case on Thursday afternoon as well. Having Max Scherzer on the mound is always a boost for LA, but they are clearly the better team. 

MyBookie has the Los Angeles Dodgers as the overwhelming favorites on the moneyline at -260 for this matchup with the Colorado Rockies.

Free Betting Pick

Colorado was able to pick up a win in game two of this series, but don’t expect the same result in this one. The Rockies are facing the probable Cy Young Award winner in the National League, and Scherzer will be tough on the Colorado offense.

Los Angeles is still looking to break out and find a consistent offensive attack, but it should be a big day at the plate for the Dodgers in this matchup.

Spooky Express Free Pick: Los Angeles Dodgers -1.5

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