4* Vegas Insider on Colorado Rockies
Colorado vs. LA Dodgers,
07/13/2013 19:15 EDT,
Score: 0 - 1
Money Line: +157 Colorado
The Dodgers are getting far too much credit with Zack Greinke on the mound today. In his last three starts Greinke has performed much worse than his season average, posting a 4.26 ERA and 10 walks. The Dodgers have had a lot of trouble scoring runs at home, averaging just 3.6 per game and if Greinke gets in an early hole, they are not the kind of team that can claw their way back into the game.
Colorado will have one of their best pitchers in the rotation getting the start today. Tyler Chatwood has been solid all season posting a 2.74 ERA. When he is outside of his hitter friendly home field his ERA improves to 1.26. The Rockies offense has performed well against division opponents, scoring 4.6 runs per game and they have a .266 batting average in all games this season.
The Rockies are 4-1 in Chatwood's last five starts against NL West opponents. He has performed well in the underdog position, earning a 10-3 record as a road underdog of +125 to +175 over the last two seasons. The Dodgers are 7-18 against NL pitchers whose WHIP is 1.350 to 1.450 over the last two seasons.