4* No Brainer on Colorado Rockies
Colorado vs. LA Dodgers,
07/14/2013 16:10 EDT,
Score: 3 - 1
Money Line: +128 Colorado
Jhoulys Chacin continues to be undervalued by the oddsmakers. There is no way the Rockies should be listed as an underdog against the Dodgers with Chacin getting the start. In his six road starts he has a 1.96 ERA and a 1.145 WHIP.
Ricky Nolasco will get the start for the Dodgers and he has a 4.75 career ERA when facing Colorado. The Dodgers are 3-6 in Nolasco's nine home starts this season and he has given up 58 hits and 28 earned runs in just 56 innings pitched. He is the perfect pitcher the Rockies need to see to break out of their hitting funk and get back to their season average of 4.5 runs per game.
The Rockies are 4-0 with Chacin on the mound following a team loss in the previous game. They are also 5-2 in his last seven starts against the Dodgers. Chacin is also 7-3 in his last 10 starts against NL West opponents. Los Angeles is scoring just 3.5 runs per game at home and they will struggle to reach that number today against Chacin.