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Dodgers vs Rockies Odds, Lines, and Spread – Apr 2

Chris Wassel

by Chris Wassel in MLB Baseball

Updated Apr 1, 2021 · 10:39 PM PDT

Los Angeles Dodgers designated hitter Gavin Lux swings at a pitch
Los Angeles Dodgers designated hitter Gavin Lux (9) swings at a pitch during a MLB game between the Houston Astros and the Los Angeles Dodgers on September 12, 2020 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, CA. The 2020 regular season has been shortened to 60 games due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. (Photo by Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire)
  • The Los Angeles Dodgers are -270 road favorites over the Colorado Rockies on Friday evening (Apr. 2, 8:40 pm ET)
  • Trevor Bauer (5-4, 1.73 ERA in 2020) will start for Los Angeles, while Colorado will counter with Antonio Senzatela (5-3, 3.44 ERA)
  • Read below for a preview and betting prediction for the game

The Los Angeles Dodgers are the defending World Series Champions. They won the title in six games over the Tampa Rays. They’ve beaten up on the lowly Colorado Rockies in the past and will look to hand them yet another defeat Friday evening at 8:40 pm ET.

Dodgers vs Rockies Odds

Team Moneyline at DraftKings Runline Total
Los Angeles Dodgers -278 -1.5 (-175) Over 11.5 (-114)
Colorado Rockies +235 +1.5 (+145) Under 11.5 (-107)

Odds as of April 1st.

Los Angeles opened up as a -278 favorite in the Dodgers vs Rockies odds, in a game that features a total of 11.5. Colorado was able to win the first game of the series on Wednesday by knocking around Clayton Kershaw and the LA bullpen for eight runs. They held on for an 8-5 win. Los Angeles will try to even the series Friday night.

Trevor Bauer Was Money Last Year

Trevor Bauer will take the mound against Colorado fresh off a season where he won the Cy Young. He comes off a season where he enjoyed a career year with a 5-4 record in 11 starts (1.73 ERA, 100 Ks). He signed a three-year deal in the offseason with Los Angeles and this is his debut start.

Last season, there was a bit of debate on Bauer because of how few starts he had in the COVID-shortened season and the caliber of the teams he faced. Here is a list of those teams.

Now he gets a matchup with Colorado, one of the league’s worst teams last year in the National League. Bauer doesn’t have a large track record versus Colorado and did not pitch versus the Rockies for four seasons.

Rockies Career Stats vs Bauer

Charlie Blackmon 9 3 0 3 1 .333
C.J. Cron 14 2 0 1 4 .143
Elias Diaz 2 2 0 0 0 1.000
Chris Owings 3 0 0 0 1 .000
Trevor Story 4 1 0 0 2 .250
Raimel Tapia 3 0 0 0 1 .000

Dodgers Offense Could Be Tested

Colorado outscored Los Angeles 8-5 on Thursday as Los Angeles pounded out 16 hits but only managed five runs. On Friday, they’ll take on Antonio Senzatela, who had three starts versus the Dodgers last season. The 26-year-old had one rough start where he yielded four runs but two starts where he was excellent — yielding just three runs combined on ten hits. He could be in for a season with a decent workload.

Senzatela, some believe, could come close to 200 innings pitched but the problem is Colorado management may want to tone down his workload a bit. He has above-average stuff but could fade down the stretch. He enjoyed a career-best 2020 and 2021 could prove to be an intriguing one. Look at his home ERA and road ERA last season.

Again, was that a fluke? Or is this a part of a trend? That definitely is the question.

Dodgers Career Stats vs Senzatela

Austin Barnes 3 1 0 0 0 .333
Matt Beady 12 3 0 1 1 .250
Cody Bellinger 20 5 1 2 2 .250
Mookie Betts 6 3 1 1 1 .500
Gavin Lux 7 3 0 0 2 .429
Zac McKinstry 2 1 0 0 0 .333
Max Muncy 11 2 1 2 2 .182
A.J. Pollock 16 7 1 1 1 .438
Edwin Rios 2 0 0 0 0 .000
Corey Seager 15 5 2 0 3 .333
Will Smith 8 0 0 0 1 .000
Chris Taylor 12 3 0 2 2 .250
Justin Turner 16 5 0 1 1 .313

Take the Dodgers

The Dodgers just could not convert with runners in scoring position on Thursday and the feeling is they could behind a better pitching performance on Friday. The runline number is enticing at -169 versus the moneyline which is at -278.

If Los Angeles can score five runs again, the expectation is that they will win this game. Senzatela could keep Colorado in Friday’s game early but the bullpen may be their undoing. Take the Dodgers.

Pick: Los Angeles Dodgers -1.5 (-169), Under 11.5 (-115)

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