The Dodgers come into this contest sitting at first place in the NL West, 4 games ahead of the SD Padres who are in second place. Their 37 – 15 record is the best in the league, and they have secured a spot in the postseason. They are winners of 4 straight and 7 of their last 10. They are 26 – 12 in the division and 21 – 7 on the road.
The Colorado Rockies come into Sunday with a 22 – 29 record, trailing the first-place Dodgers by 15 games. Though they are not mathematically eliminated from the postseason, they have a 3 % chance of making it. They are 2 – 8 in their last 10 games, losing 3 straight. In the division, they are 13 – 17 and 11 – 11 at home.
Firepower for the AgesMookie Betts leads the Dodgers on offense with an amazing .380 OBP. On the season, he has 39 RBIs and 16 HRs to go along with 60 hits. The Dodgers are leading the league in runs scored with 303 and 286 RBIs. They have an on-base percentageof .338.
Tony Gonsolin is as dominant at pitching as the Dodgers are on offense. He has a 1.51 ERA for the season to go along with a 0.79 WHIP. Against the Rockies, he has an ERA of 1.5 with only 3 hits and no walks in 6 innings pitched for a total WHIP of 0.50. In his last start, he went seven innings, allowing just one run and four hits in a 3-1 win for the Dodgers over the Padres.
Rockies Need a Big Game from their PitcherAntonio Senzatela, the starting pitcher for the Rockies in this contest has been decent this season. He has an ERA of 3.30. He is 2 – 1 this season with a WHIP of 1.15. He has been a little off in his last 5 starts,allowing 13 earned runs in 31 innings pitched. In his last start, he allowed just one run in nine innings against Oakland. He pitched well against the Dodgers on Sept. 4, giving up just two runs in 5.1 innings, but the Dodgers wound up winning the game 10-6.
Take a good look, you won't see it for long!— Colorado Rockies (@Rockies) September 19, 2020
Charlie Blackmon, the right fielder for the Rockies has been about the only bright spot for them offensively. He has 38 RBIs on the season with a .314 batting average. He is leading the team in both categories by a wide margin. As a team, the Rockies have an OBP of .313, 225 RBIs averaging just over 4.5 runs a contest.
Trends found on Covers.com
- Rockies are 1-6 in their last 7 games as an underdog.
- Rockies are 0-5 in their last 5 vs. National League West
- Dodgers are 54-19 in their last 73 vs. a team with a losing record.
- Dodgers are 39-14 in their last 53 games as a road favorite.
The Bottom Line What to bet on this game.
Full-Game Side Bet
Sorry Rockies, even the angels in the outfield could not help you with this contest. Senzatela has been ok on the mound for the Rockies. But against the Dodgers, he has been horrible. So has every other pitcher. Senzatela has an ERA of 7.25, allowing 14 hits in 2 games against the Dodgers this year. The Dodgers are batting with an OBP of .399 knocking in 59 RBIs against the Rockies outscoring them by 4 runs a contest
Full-Game Total Pick
The Dodgers are holding the Rockies to 3 runs a game in their 7 contests. With Gonsolin pitching, this game could be a shutout. So far this season the Dodgers total run line per game is 9.4. The Rockies in 50 games this season average a total run line per game of 10. With these 2 pitches, this could be a somewhat low scoring affair.
Prediction: Under 11.5