Rockies vs Dodgers Prediction MLB Picks Today 6/20

Rockies vs Dodgers Prediction MLB Picks Today 6/20

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

The Los Angeles Dodgers face the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. The Dodgers are heavily favored, but let's analyze both teams first to determinate our final prediction.

 

Game Overview:

  • Date: June 20, 2024
  • Time: 12:10 PM
  • Location: Coors Field, Denver, CO
  • TV Coverage: Check local listings
  • Weather: 90°F, Clear

Team Breakdown:

Los Angeles Dodgers:

The Los Angeles Dodgers come into this game with a 46-29 record, including a 22-14 mark on the road. They are leading the National League West and have been in excellent form recently.

Pitching:

Gavin Stone will start for the Dodgers. He has a 7-2 record with a 3.01 ERA and a 1.21 WHIP over 74.2 innings. Stone has been dominant this season and previously had a strong performance against the Rockies, which adds confidence in his ability to repeat that success.

Offense:

The Dodgers' offense is led by Shohei Ohtani, who has 20 home runs and a .316 batting average. Teoscar Hernandez also contributes significantly with 18 home runs and 54 RBIs.

Key Players:

  • Home Runs: Shohei Ohtani (20 HR)
  • Batting Average: Shohei Ohtani (.316 AVG)
  • Runs Batted In: Teoscar Hernandez (54 RBI)

The Dodgers are dealing with some injuries, including Kyle Hurt, River Ryan, Ryan Brasier, Michael Grove, and Connor Brogdon, but their depth has allowed them to maintain strong performance.

Colorado Rockies:

The Colorado Rockies hold a 25-48 record and are 14-21 at home. They are at the bottom of the National League West standings and have struggled significantly this season.

Pitching:

Ty Blach will take the mound for the Rockies. Blach has a 3-4 record with a 4.65 ERA and a 1.41 WHIP over 50.1 innings. His inconsistency and higher ERA suggest that the Dodgers' powerful lineup could capitalize on his weaknesses.

Offense:

The Rockies' offense features Ryan McMahon, who has 12 home runs and a .268 batting average. Ezequiel Tovar also provides a solid presence with a .285 average.

Key Players:

  • Home Runs: Ryan McMahon (12 HR)
  • Batting Average: Ezequiel Tovar (.285 AVG)
  • Runs Batted In: Ryan McMahon (39 RBI)

The Rockies are also dealing with several injuries, including key players like Nolan Jones, Charlie Blackmon, Brendan Rodgers, Zac Veen, and Case Williams.

Game Odds:

Team Moneyline Total Run Line
LAD (46-29) -240 o11.5 (-115) -1.5 (-110)
COL (25-48) +200 u11.5 (-105) +1.5 (-110)

 

Prediction:

The prediction for this game is that the Los Angeles Dodgers will cover the -1.5 run line. Here’s why:

Gavin Stone has been a dominant force on the mound this season, boasting a 7-2 record with a 3.01 ERA. He has previously dominated the Rockies, providing confidence in his ability to perform well again. The Dodgers' potent offense, led by Shohei Ohtani and Teoscar Hernandez, combined with the Rockies' struggling pitching and numerous injuries, makes the Dodgers a strong pick to win by more than one run.

Pick: Los Angeles Dodgers -1.5 (-110)

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