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Los Angeles Dodgers at Colorado Rockies odds, picks and prediction

The Los Angeles Dodgers (0-1) and Colorado Rockies (1-0) play Game 2 Friday of a season-opening, four-game set at Coors Field. First pitch is slated for 8:40 p.m. ET. Let’s analyze BetMGM Sportsbook‘s lines around the Dodgers vs. Rockies odds with MLB picks and predictions.

The Rockies, who were +195 underdogs, took the opener 8-5 Thursday, beating Dodgers ace LHP Clayton Kershaw. Colorado 2B Chris Owings, who went 3-for-3, broke a 4-4 tie with an RBI single in the sixth.

RHP Trevor Bauer, who signed a three-year, $102 million free-agent deal in the offseason, is scheduled to make his Dodgers debut. He won the 2020 NL Cy Young Award after going 5-4 with a 1.73 ERA, 0.80 WHIP, 12.3 K/9 and 2.1 BB/9 in 73 IP across 11 starts for the Cincinnati Reds.

  • 2020 vs. Rockies: No appearances
  • Career vs. Rockies: 0-1, 3.86 ERA (16 1/3 IP, 7 ER) in 3 starts, last facing Colorado in 2017

RHP Antonio Senzatela is the Rockies’ projected starter. He went 5-3 with a 3.44 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, 5.0 K/9 and 2.2 BB/9 in 73 1/3 IP over 12 starts last year.

  • 2020 vs. Dodgers: 1-1, 4.76 ERA (17 IP, 9 ER) in 3 starts
  • Career vs. Dodgers: 3-3, 5.74 ERA (42 1/3 IP, 27 ER) in 10 appearances, including 8 starts

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Dodgers at Rockies odds, lines, picks and prediction

MLB odds courtesy of BetMGM; access USA TODAY Sports for a full list. Odds last updated at 7:25 a.m. ET.

  • Money line: Dodgers -275 (bet $275 to win $100) | Rockies +220 (bet $100 to win $220)
  • Against the spread/ATS: Dodgers -2.5 (-130) | Rockies +2.5 (+105)
  • Over/Under: 12 (O: -110 | U: -110)

Prediction

Dodgers 7, Rockies 3

Money line (ML)

PASS. Bauer will be just what the doctor ordered for the Dodgers after Thursday’s loss, but the ML price of -275 is too chalky.

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Run line/Against the spread (ATS)

PASS. Just like Thursday, BetMGM likes the Dodgers so much that they’re favored by 2.5 runs. I won’t lay that many runs.

While the juice is a bit steep, I’ll bet whatever it takes to WIN 0.75 UNITS on the alternate line of LOS ANGELES -1.5 (-185). In this case, a $138.75 wager profits $75 if the Dodgers win by 2 or more runs.

Bauer is a stud, and the Dodgers have owned the Rockies the past two seasons, going 22-7 against their NL West rivals.

Over/Under (O/U)

The UNDER 12 (-110) is the way to go. Bauer is an Under pitcher. The right-hander posted a 2-10 O/U record in 2020 (11 regular-season starts and one playoff outing).

Plus, the Rockies were 13-14-3 O/U at Coors Field last season, including a 1-2-1 O/U showing in four games against the Dodgers.

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2021 MLB 0-2 0-1 -2.775
2020 MLB 80-59-1 39-21 +24.79
2021 record (all sports) 98-86-1 48-41 +8.925
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