Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Colorado Rockies Pick – MLB June 29, 2022

The Los Angeles Dodgers and Colorado Rockies end a three-game series at Coors Field in Denver. The Rockies are going for the sweep following a 4-0 and 7-4 final in the first two games.

Clayton Kershaw had his worst performance of the season, as the big lefty was shunned at Coors Field. The Rockies hammered Kershaw for 9 hits, 4 walks, and 6 earned runs across 4 innings.

Kershaw was never in the game mentally. He was giving up hits and walks every inning and never looked comfortable.

The Rockies have never been his favorite opponent, so it may have just been a case of a foe he can’t seem to get ahead of in his career. Despite the loss, the Dodgers are 45-28 and have a 1.5-game lead on the San Diego Padres.

Something has felt off with the Dodgers this season.

And I don’t know if the trade deadline will change the Dodgers’ body language. Saying this about a 45-28 team may seem weird, but the Dodgers have been known for their perfect, at least in the regular season, over the past five or so years.

They have had to scrape and claw for their wins, along with losing games they probably normally would have won. That’s not to say the Dodgers can’t look great at times. It’s usually when Tony Gonsolin and Julio Urias are on the bump.

The Dodgers haven’t looked interested at Coors Field following an exciting come-from-behind win at Truist Park on Sunday night. They were an out away from a 2-0 loss before a 5-3 win in extras.

Urias receives the green light for the Dodgers against German Marquez of the Rockies in the finale. Head below for our free Dodgers vs. Rockies prediction on June 29, 2022.

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Colorado Rockies Live Betting Odds:

The following odds are courtesy of Bovada:
Teams Spread Moneyline Total
LA Dodgers -1.5 (-135) -206 Over 11.5 (-110)
Colorado Rockies +1.5 (+115) +168 Under 11.5 (-110)
Team Data LA Dodgers Colorado Rockies
Overall Record 45-28 33-42
Away/Home Record 25-16 21-19
Batting Average .249 .258
Batting Average Away/Home .254 .278
Runs Per 9 5.14 4.56
Team ERA 2.99 4.85
Team ERA Away/Home 2.81 4.78

Dodgers vs. Rockies Prediction:

Julio Urias is going into tonight with a 2.48 ERA and 1.01 WHIP this season. He’s a steady and reliable arm that the Dodgers are happy to have in their rotation.

He’s well on pace to match his production campaign from 2022.

Urias posted an ERA of 2.96 ERA and a 1.02 WHIP through 32 games a season ago. If Urias stays on this track, he’s going to record a career-high in his seventh campaign.

Last season was actually only the first full season that Urias was in the rotation. His previous career-high in starts was his rookie campaign at 15 in 2016.

After overcoming injuries, Urias is peaking and in the best shape of his career. He posted an ERA of 1.50 and a 0.67 WHIP in his previous three outings.

His solid work has carried over to the road, where Urias owns a 2.36 ERA and 1.05 WHIP.

German Marquez hasn’t held his own at Coors Field in 2022. Marquez is entering this contest with an ERA of 6.70 and a 1.62 WHIP at home.

LA Dodgers vs. Colorado Rockies Betting Trends:

Dodgers

  • Record (Last 10): 5-5
  • 5-1 overall in their previous six games versus a right-handed starter
  • 5-2 overall in their previous seven games on the road
  • 5-2 overall in their previous seven games on the road versus a team with a losing record
  • 41-17 overall in their previous 58 games versus the Rockies
  • UNDER is 9-3-1 in their previous 13 games versus the Rockies

Rockies

  • Record (Last 10): 5-5
  • 1-5 overall in their previous six games on a Wednesday
  • 4-14 overall in their previous 18 after a win
  • 17-41 overall in their previous 58 games versus the Dodgers
  • 4-0 overall in their previous four games versus the Dodgers at home
  • UNDER is 3-1-1 in their previous five games versus the Dodgers at home

  • Marquez has notched an ERA of 5.58 and a 1.50 WHIP through 14 starts. There haven’t been many positives for him this season, though his worst work is at Coors Field.

    The Dodgers have swung the bats well vs Marquez in 167 at-bats.

    They have 7 home runs and 24 RBIs against Marquez in his career. There are four batters in their lineup hitting better than .300 against him.

    The bullpen has been pitching well recently, which hasn’t been common for the Rockies. Can they hold up again versus the Dodgers?

    The only bullpen worse than the Rockies is the Cincinnati Reds. They’re entering with a 4.70 ERA and 1.37 WHIP. I don’t have the most faith in them doing it against the Dodgers in three straight assignments.

    The Dodgers have been money burners at Coors Field in this series. However, I can see them stepping up for one game to avoid getting swept. The Dodgers in an 8-6 or 8-5 final should look right.

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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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