Dodgers vs Rockies MLB Betting Picks and Predictions 3/20
- Mar 20, 2023, 4:39:57 PM
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As the Los Angeles Dodgers and Colorado Rockies get ready to face each other on March 20th, all eyes will be on the pitching staff of both teams, as both have struggled in the early part of the season.
The Dodgers have been able to rely on their hitting to win games so far, but they will need their pitching to step up if they want to keep up their impressive start to the season. As of now, their record stands at 12-6, with a 7-2 record away from home. They are currently favored to win the game with a moneyline of -145.
On the other hand, the Rockies have struggled both at home and on the road, with a record of 9-14 and a 3-8 record at home. However, they have a chance to turn things around in this game, especially if their pitching staff can step up.
Let's take a closer look at each team's hitting and pitching:
Los Angeles Dodgers
Hitting: The Dodgers have a strong hitting lineup, with Freddie Freeman leading the team with 3 home runs and 9 RBIs. They have a team batting average of .253 and have scored 116 runs so far this season.
Pitching: The Dodgers' pitching has been inconsistent this season, with an ERA of 3.94 and a WHIP of 1.30. They have struck out 194 batters and allowed an opposing batting average of .241. Ryan Pepiot is listed as day-to-day with an injury, but his status for this game is still uncertain.
Hitting: The Rockies also have a strong hitting lineup, with Elehuris Montero leading the team with 4 home runs and 8 RBIs. They have a team batting average of .272 and have scored 120 runs so far this season.
Pitching: The Rockies' pitching staff has struggled this season, with an ERA of 4.48 and a WHIP of 1.53. They have struck out 166 batters and allowed an opposing batting average of .284. The Rockies' pitching staff will need to step up if they want to keep the Dodgers' hitters in check.
The Dodgers have one player listed as day-to-day, while the Rockies have three players listed as day-to-day, including Randal Grichuk, Charlie Blackmon, and C.J. Cron. All three players are important pieces of the Rockies' lineup, so their availability for this game could have a big impact on the outcome.
While both teams have strong hitting lineups, the Dodgers have the edge in pitching. Despite their struggles, their pitching staff has the potential to shut down the Rockies' hitters. On the other hand, the Rockies' pitching staff has struggled all season, and they will need to step up if they want to have a chance to win.
Pick: Los Angeles Dodgers