Dodgers vs Rockies Prediction, Pick and Preview, September 22 (9/22): MLB

Dodgers vs Rockies Prediction, Pick and Preview, September 22 (9/22): MLB

  • Ajay
  • Ajay
  • Sep 22, 2021, 9:47:57 PM

Credit: photo by Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

 
Odds
Time 8:40 p.m. EST
Dodgers money line -200
Dodgers run line -2.5 (+100)
Rockies money line +196
Rockies run line -1.5 (+122)
Over / under 11 (-105)

 

Key stats
  Dodgers Rockies
Record 97-54 70-80
Road / home record 45-31 45-28
Last 10 record 9-1 7-3
Streak W3 L2
Over / under record 63-78-10 62-82-5
Runs / game 5.05 4.57
Runs allowed / game 3.39 4.87

 

Preview

Coors Field is the venue for game 2 of the three-game series between the Rockies and the visiting Dodgers.  LAD won game one narrowly by a 5-4 margin last night to go 1-0 up.  They've already clinched a playoff berth and have closed the gap on the Giants in the race for the division crown.  The Rockies sit 4th in the division even though they won their last two series; 2-1 against the Nats and 2-0 prior to that in Atlanta.  The NL West matchup has major implications on the outcome of this division's winner. 

Pitching matchup

Dodgers

Walker Buehler (14-4, 2.39 ERA) Walker Buehler is scheduled to make his 30th start of the season for the Dodgers.  Buehler has a 2.39 ERA - his season's best in his five-year career - and a 0.95 WHIP in 2021.  He's pitched 192 innings this season and surrendered 136 hits for 51 ERs and claimed 194 strikeouts compared to only 49 walks.  Buehler gave up 8 of those hits for 4 ERs against the Dodgers earlier this season.  

Rockies

German Marquez (12-10, 4.16 ERA) German Marquez is expected to start for the Rockies.  It will be the 31st start for the fifth-year right-handed pitcher who has a 2021 ERA of 4.16 and a career 4.22 ERA.  Marquez leads the league in wild pitches and complete games this season.  He's thrown for 171 innings giving up 153 hits for 79 ERs.  He pitched 4 innings against the Dodgers this season and gave up 6 hits in that game resulting in 1 ER and walks 6 batters while only striking out 2 others.

Prediction

Last night's game was a close encounter, but the Dodgers managed to pull off the win.  With 9 wins in their last 10 games, they've really put on a serious run to close the season.  Their batting is averaging 5.30 runs per game in the last 10 games and with a 9th consecutive division crown on the horizon, LAD will have too much for the Rockies again tonight.

PICK: Dodgers money line (-200)

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