10:10 p.m. ET – Rockies at Dodgers (-330 ML) O/U: 8
The 3-7 Rockies remained in California after being swept by the Giants in San Francisco over the weekend, getting outscored 11-4 in the three-game series. The 8-2 Dodgers are trending in the other direction, winning 3-0 against Washington on Sunday to complete a three-game sweep heading into this three-game set against Colorado.
About the Rockies
Colorado committed to the rebuild over the summer, trading star third baseman Nolan Arenado to the St. Louis Cardinals for a plethora of young talent. That young talent is not helping this team win games right now. That much has become abundantly clear through their first 10 games.
Second baseman Ryan McMahon has been one of the few bright spots for the Rockies, batting .324 with a major league-leading five home runs. Shortstop Trevor Story and outfielder Charlie Blackmon help anchor the lineup along with McMahon, but with the way Coors Field plays and how bad the Colorado pitching staff is, this team cannot physically score enough runs to stay in contention past the All-Star break.
About the Dodgers
The defending World Series champion Los Angeles Dodgers seem to have only gotten stronger over the offseason with the addition of Trevor Bauer to an already elite pitching staff. Not to mention they boast a batting lineup that features the likes of Mookie Betts, Cody Bellinger, Max Muncy, Corey Seager and Justin Turner.
The story of the early season for the Dodgers has been the arrival of second baseman Zach Mckinstry, who is batting .321 and has seemingly become what everyone thought fellow second baseman prospect Gavin Lux would be. Los Angeles’ lineup is scary to even the best pitchers in the game, as they do not have any easy outs up and down the lineup. The defending champions are still the favorites to repeat for a reason, as the Commissioner’s Trophy runs through Los Angeles.
|Teams||Spread||Money Line||Total Points|
|Colorado Rockies||+1½ (+130)||+265||O 8 (+100)|
|Los Angeles Dodgers||-1½ (-150)||-330||U 8 (-120)|
The Pitching Matchup
Colorado is throwing right-hander Antonio Senzatela on the mound on Tuesday night. Senzatela threw eight scoreless in his last start against the Diamondbacks, allowing only four hits. His ERA is still 5.56 despite that great start because in his first start these same Dodgers roughed him up for seven earned runs in only 3.1 innings, recording nine hits in the process. Los Angeles is handing the ball over Bauer, the reigning National League Cy Young Award winner who signed with the Dodgers as a free agent after a stellar season in Cincinnati. Bauer is 1-0 this season but has an ERA of 4.15 that is slightly bloated because he’s given up three home runs in his first two starts. Bauer is surely going to find his form soon enough, but to start the year he appears to be in need of dusting off the cobwebs.