Free MLB Picks Today: Los Angeles Dodgers vs Colorado Rockies 10/4/22

Free MLB Picks Today: Los Angeles Dodgers vs Colorado Rockies 10/4/22
Tue 4th October 2022

The Colorado Rockies (+130) will have their work cut out for them against Julio Urias at Dodger Stadium on Tuesday when the impressive left-hander takes the mound for the Los Angeles Dodgers (-150). The early total was set at 7.5 runs with the over a -120 favorite. The Rockies (67-93) evened up the series 2-2 after winning 2-1 on Monday, their seventh head-to-head victory in 17 games this season. Jake Bird got the win with two scoreless innings of relief, and Justin Lawrence picked up his first save of the season with a scoreless ninth. Sean Bouchard was 3 for 4 with two doubles and one run in the win, stretching his on-base streak to 12 games. Trayce Thompson went 2 for 3 with a solo home run for the Dodgers (110-50).


Ryan Feltner (3-9, 5.91 ERA) is set to start for Colorado. The righty allowed five runs over six innings in his last start, a 6-4 road defeat against the Giants on Thursday. He was charged with the loss, yielding six hits while striking out five and walking three. Feltner has made one previous appearance against the Dodgers this season, a 5-4 home loss on July 29. He allowed three hits over 3.1 scoreless innings, striking out two and walking two. Southpaw Urias (17-7, 2.27 ERA) takes the mound for Los Angeles. He has made four appearances against the Rockies this season, all as the starter, giving up 12 runs (9 ER) over 20.1 innings (3-1, 3.98) with 16 strikeouts and four walks.In his last start on Wednesday, Urias took a no-decision on the road against the Padres. He threw six scoreless innings and gave up six hits, striking out five and walking two in the 1-0 win. The LHP leads the NL in ERA and is tied for second in wins.


Over the last five games, Colorado has averaged only 3.0 runs a game, down from their season average of 4.3, while performing worse across the board (.244/.287/.393). Against lefties like Urias this season, the Rockies have a .773 OPS, fourth highest in the league. Randal Grichuk is the team’s best performer against left-handers with a .929 OPS in 164 at-bats. Los Angeles is averaging only 4.6 runs per game in the last five, down slightly from 5.2 for the season. The Dodgers have a .785 OPS against right-handers in 2022, highest in the league. With a .973 OPS over 422 at-bats, Freddie Freeman has been their best hitter against right-handers.


Colorado is 26-53 in away games in 2022, scoring 3.0 runs per game while allowing 4.9 runs. Los Angeles has gone 56-23 at Dodger Stadium this season, averaging 5.2 runs per game while surrendering 3.4. In the last 10 meetings at Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles is 6-4 with an average scoreline of 3.7-2.8.


The Dodgers lead the NL West by 22 games over the Padres. The Rockies are fifth in the NL West, 43 games behind the Dodgers.

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