Rockies vs Dodgers Prediction MLB Picks Today 6/17

Rockies vs Dodgers Prediction MLB Picks Today 6/17

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MLB Preview and Prediction: Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Colorado Rockies

The Los Angeles Dodgers will face the Colorado Rockies in a high-scoring affair at Coors Field. The expectation is that this game will surpass the total of 11.5 runs.


Game Overview:

  • Date: June 17, 2024
  • Time: 5:40 PM
  • Location: Coors Field, Denver, Colorado
  • Weather: 92°F, Clear

Team Breakdown:

Los Angeles Dodgers:

The Dodgers enter this game with a 44-29 record, including a 20-14 record on the road. James Paxton will start for Los Angeles, holding a 6-1 record, a 3.92 ERA, and a 1.41 WHIP over 59.2 innings.

Offensively, the Dodgers are led by Shohei Ohtani and Teoscar Hernandez. Ohtani has 19 home runs and a .309 batting average, while Hernandez has 17 home runs and 50 RBIs.

Key Players:

  • Home Runs: Shohei Ohtani (19 HR)
  • Batting Average: Shohei Ohtani (.309 AVG)
  • Runs Batted In: Teoscar Hernandez (50 RBI)

The Dodgers' potent lineup is capable of putting up big numbers, especially in a hitter-friendly park like Coors Field.

Colorado Rockies:

The Rockies hold a 25-46 record and are 14-19 at home. Cal Quantrill will be on the mound for Colorado, boasting a 6-4 record, a 3.30 ERA, and a 1.25 WHIP over 79.0 innings.

Colorado's offense is led by Ryan McMahon and Ezequiel Tovar. McMahon has 12 home runs, while Tovar leads the team with a .290 batting average.

Key Players:

  • Home Runs: Ryan McMahon (12 HR)
  • Batting Average: Ezequiel Tovar (.290 AVG)
  • Runs Batted In: Ryan McMahon (37 RBI)

The Rockies' offense has been productive, particularly at home, making them a threat to contribute to a high-scoring game.

Game Odds:

Team Moneyline Total Run Line
LAD (44-29) -175 o11.5 (-120) -1.5 (-115)
COL (25-46) +150 u11.5 (EVEN) +1.5 (-105)


The prediction for this game is that it will go over the total of 11.5 runs. Here’s why:

Coors Field is well-known for being a hitter-friendly park due to its high altitude, which leads to increased run production. Both teams have shown the ability to score runs, especially in favorable conditions.

The Dodgers, led by the power-hitting Shohei Ohtani and Teoscar Hernandez, have a formidable offense that can exploit the conditions at Coors Field. James Paxton, while effective, has a higher ERA and WHIP, indicating he may allow some runs.

The Rockies, with key hitters like Ryan McMahon and Ezequiel Tovar, have also demonstrated their ability to score, particularly at home. Cal Quantrill's respectable numbers may still not be enough to contain the Dodgers' powerful lineup.

Given the offensive capabilities of both teams and the high-scoring environment of Coors Field, the game is expected to surpass the total of 11.5 runs.

Pick: Over 11.5 Runs

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