Los Angeles Dodgers vs Colorado Rockies Free MLB Pick, 6–29–2019
Los Angeles Dodgers (56–28) vs Colorado Rockies (43–39)
Saturday, June 29, 2019, 8:15 PM EST
Line: Rockies +125, O/U 12
Pick: Los Angeles Dodgers -140
The Colorado Rockies and Los Angeles Dodgers will resume a four-game series at Coors Field on Saturday night. Los Angeles has found early success vs Colorado this season going 7–1 vs the Rockies entering Saturday’s matchup.
Pitching Matchup: Dodgers LH Clayton Kershaw (7–1, 3.07 ERA) vs. Rockies RH Jon Gray (8–5, 3.92 ERA)
Los Angeles has consistently been one of the top teams in baseball over the past several years and this season they are proving to be the best team in MLB. The Dodgers have done the bulk of their damage at home (34–9) vs the road (22–19) but the Dodgers are 10–1 in Clayton Kershaw’s last 11 road starts vs. the Rockies. Kershaw is (1–1) with two no-decisions his last four road starts but he has a 2.95 ERA in the month of June. Kershaw has yet to face the Rockies this season, and he stands at a remarkable 22–7 with a 3.16 ERA in 40 career starts against the NL West rivals.
Colorado has played nearly .500 ball entering this weekend series vs the Dodgers and they are in need of a series win vs their division rivals to avoid letting LA run away with the West. The Rockies remain 12.0 games behind the Dodgers as the Rockies have gotten off to a sluggish start this season. Jon Gray will get the call as he looks to pick up his third consecutive victory, fresh off a commanding performance vs the Giants on Monday. Gray pitched 6.0 innings, allowing 4 hits, 6 strikeouts, and 0 runs. The Rockies are 6–1 in Gray’s last 7 starts and 4–1 in Grays last 5 home starts.
Jon Gray does give the Rockies the best chance to win on Saturday night but it may not be enough. The Dodgers have owned the Rockies for some time and the Dodgers are 41–10 in Kershaw’s last 51 starts vs. The National League West. Los Angeles enters this game winners in8 of their last 10 games and they are a clear favorite in the National League. Kershaw will contain this potent Rockies offense and pick up the victory to add to their Major League-leading best record.