Dodgers-Rocks Set for an NL West MLB Betting Showdown
Posted by: Mike Davis
While baseball and hockey betting fans are enjoying their postseason action, online baseball wagering players are content that the MLB betting season has finally begun. We’ve got a long way to go before the race to the World Series begins, but in the meantime, there are plenty of faces to learn, bets to be made, and predictions to be sowed.
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Although Monday didn’t have a surplus of MLB betting action to offer players, the league doubled down on their efforts to appease bettors Tuesday evening y offering nearly twice as many contests than they did the previous day, and no game starting earlier than 7:00 pm ET. No doubt it will be a great night for MLB fans, especially since no team has emerged as a clear favorite in any division. There’s still plenty of time to make an impression and the Colorado Rockies will be looking to do just that this Tuesday evening when they kick off a 2-game series against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Colorado Rockies – Game 1 – Tuesday, April 18
When: 10:10 pm ET
Where: Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, California
TV: MLB TV
Series: Game 1 of 2
Online Baseball Wagering Line:
Los Angeles Dodgers (TBP)
Colorado Rockies (TBP)
Since the Rockies are the leaders of the National League West, Colorado should enter this contest as the online baseball wagering favorites. However, given the Dodgers impressive track record, the bookies might have a hard time calling this one. The Rocks tumble into this matchup with a 9-5 record that includes a couple of wins over the Dodgers – their NL West rivals. Colorado last stepped foot on the diamond this past Sunday when they defeated the Giants 4-3, marking a back-to-back win over San Francisco. Los Angeles was the second team the Rox faced this season, in a 3-game series that Colorado ended up winning 2-1.
Through the small sample size of games we’ve witnessed, the Rockies have emerged 21st in runs (48), 23rd in batting average (.227), 26th in on base percentage (.289), and 19th in slugging percentage (.391). Colorado will send Kyle Freeland to the mound, a 24-year old LHP with a 1-1 record and 5.91 ERA.
Los Angeles Dodgers
Coming off a highly successful season, the Dodgers look to clinch the NL West for the fifth consecutive season. They’ll need a little more consistency to get it done, as the Dodgers haven’t been able to mount any sort of significant win-streak so far this season.
Los Angeles enters this matchup with the league’s 9th best batting average and 11th best slugging percentage. The Dodgers will be sending Hyun-Jin Ryu to the mound. Ryu is also left handed but sports an 0-2 record and 5.79 ERA>