Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Colorado Rockies Pick – MLB July 31, 2022

The Los Angeles Dodgers and Colorado Rockies end a four-game series at Coors Field on Sunday afternoon. The Rockies broke up a sweep attempt from the Dodgers with a win last night. Kyle Freeland put in solid work, as he allowed 6 hits and 3 earned runs in 6 innings.

Clayton Kershaw has never liked pitching against the Rockies and he wasn’t at his best again last night. Kershaw allowed 8 hits and 3 earned runs across 5.1 innings on the hill. It was fine enough to give the offense a chance, but Kershaw wasn’t in top form.

COMFORTABLY LEADING
The Dodgers beat the Rockies 13-0 and 5-4 in the first two meetings at Coors Field. They have a better record than they did before going to Denver. Heading into the series finale, the Dodgers are 67-33 and have 12 games on the Padres.

The loss last night is a very small bump in the road for the Dodgers. It’s going to be interesting what they’re doing at the trade deadline. They made a small deal for Cubs’ reliever Chris Martin, but we’ll see if there are any big moves made.

Juan Soto is all the rage as we approach the deadline on Tuesday.

The Dodgers are rumored to be in the mix for Soto. You could say this about every big-named free agent every year come the trade deadline. Soto makes the Dodgers a better team, but they can still win by focusing on improving their bullpen.

A talent like Soto doesn’t come around often, and they have the money to re-sign him in two years. So, no, it wouldn’t surprise me if they pull a deal off, though.

The Rockies are 46-56 and 22 games behind the Dodgers. They’re tied with the Diamondbacks at the bottom of the NL West. Despite going nowhere in 2022, can they frustrate the Dodgers once more and earn a split?

Head below for our free Dodgers vs. Rockies prediction on July 31, 2022.

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Colorado Rockies Live Betting Odds:

MLB Odds Courtesy of Bovada:
Team Spread Moneyline Total
LA Dodgers -1.5 (-125) -190 Over 11.5 (-110)
Colorado Rockies +1.5 (+105) +156 Under 11.5 (-110)
Team Data LA Dodgers Colorado Rockies
Overall Record 67-33 46-56
Away/Home Record 32-18 30-26
Batting Average .257 .261
Batting Average Away/Home .259 .282
Runs Per 9 5.24 4.62
Team ERA 2.97 4.88
Team ERA Away/Home 2.84 4.88

Dodgers vs. Rockies Prediction:

The most reliable pitcher in the rotation is scheduled for the Dodgers on Sunday afternoon. Tony Gonsolin has the assignment for the series finale. The best starter in the rotation hasn’t been Clayton Kershaw.

Gonsolin is going into this one with an ERA of 2.26 and a 0.88 WHIP through 18 starts. He’s just off the cusp of Cy Young territory, but is still in the mix to win the award. If Gonsolin finishes strong, then his current odds are going to look like a good value.

He hasn’t done himself any favors recently, though.

In his last two starts, Gonsolin allowed 13 hits and 9 earned runs in 11 frames. That’s his worst stretch of the season. Gonsolin hadn’t allowed more than 2 earned runs in 16 straight performances.

BOUNCE BACK TIME?
Gonsolin has liked pitching vs this lineup in the past. The Rockies are hitting .190 with 2 home runs in 44 at-bats.

He’s been in control on the road, with a 2.96 ERA and 1.01 WHIP. In three starts at Coors Field, Gonsolin has been in good shape with a 3.00 ERA and 1.083 WHIP.

I’m leaning towards Gonsolin showing up with a better effort after struggling recently.

The offense should follow and provide him with nice run support at Coors Field. They were slow last night, but expect a better look for them against German Marquez.

LA Dodgers vs. Colorado Rockies Betting Trends:

Dodgers

  • Record (Last 10): 7-3
  • 6-1 overall in their previous seven games on the road
  • 7-2 overall in their previous nine fourth game of a series
  • 4-0 overall in their previous four games after conceding at least 5 runs
  • 16-4 overall in their previous 20 games
  • 6-1 overall in their previous seven games on the road

Rockies

  • Record (Last 10): 3-7
  • 1-4 overall in their previous five games at home
  • 1-6 overall in their previous seven games versus a team with a winning percentage better than 60%
  • 1-4 overall in their previous five games versus a right-handed starter
  • 2-6 overall in their previous eight games versus the National League
  • 10-21 overall in their previous 31 games after a win

  • German Marquez has a tough assignment against the Dodgers in this one. Marquez enters with an ERA of 5.25 and a 1.43 WHIP through 19 starts.

    He’s been getting rocked at home, with an ERA of 6.12 and a 1.56 WHIP

    The Rockies like it when a pitcher comes to Coors Field that hates pitching in the thin air. However, in this case, they have a problem with Marquez pitching worse than Gonsolin in Denver.

    The Dodgers are hitting .259 with a .348 OBP against Marquez in 206 at-bats. They’ve hit Marquez for 10 home runs and 31 RBIs during that time. It’s unlikely that Marquez gets out of this one without problems. Consider the Dodgers on the runline.

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Kyle E / Author

Kyle is a veteran of TheSportsGeek and has spent nearly a decade providing accurate sports picks and writeups here. He has been a sports handicapper for 10+ years and started sharing his picks and thoughts in 2011 at TheSportsGeek. His expertise spans across multiple sports, including the NFL, NCAAF, MLB, NHL, and horse racing. Prior to writing for TheSportsGeek, Kyle was a fantasy football expert, who ultimately parlayed it into a successful sports betting career. You can find his picks daily only at TheSportsGeek.

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