20* NL Monday No-Doubt Rout on Los Angeles Dodgers -152
LA Dodgers vs. Colorado,
08/27/2012 20:40 EDT,
Score: 0 - 10
Money Line: -153 LA Dodgers
The Los Angeles Dodgers bounce back from a loss Sunday and beat the Colorado Rockies in Game 1 of this series Monday. Los Angeles (69-59) still has a lot to play for, while Colorado (51-75) has plenty of reason to pack it in.
I know Josh Beckett hasn't been his old self this season, but a switch to the National League could be just what the doctor ordered. Beckett is 5-1 with a 3.48 ERA in seven career starts against Colorado.
He'll be opposed by Jeff Francis, who is 4-4 with a 5.79 ERA and 1.468 WHIP in 16 starts this season. The left-hander has been at his worst at home, going 2-3 with a 6.99 ERA and 1.527 WHIP while averaging just 4.7 innings/start over eight starts.
The Dodgers are 8-0 in their last 8 road games vs. a left-handed starter. Francis is 5-20 against the money line vs. division opponents over the last 3 seasons. The Rockies are 11-29 in their last 40 games as a home underdog. Colorado is 26-57 in its last 83 vs. a team with a winning record. The Rockies are 0-4 in Francis' last 4 starts vs. Dodgers. Bet Los Angeles Monday.