Dodgers vs Rockies: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – April 1, 2021

Posted By Staff on March 31, 2021

The Los Angeles Dodgers take the field as favorites () on the road in the 2021 season opener against the Colorado Rockies () at Coors Field on Thursday, with the first pitch at 4:10 PM ET. Los Angeles’ Clayton Kershaw and Colorado’s German Marquez will start this matchup.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of March 30, 2021, 3:00 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Dodgers vs Rockies Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

The probable pitchers for both teams have not made a start this season. Here are their stats from last season:

Kershaw (LAD) Pitcher Márquez (COL)
6 – 2 W/L 4 – 6
58.1 IP 81.2
2.16 ERA 3.75
0.84 WHIP 1.26
9.6 K/9 8
1.2 BB/9 2.8

Dodgers Probable Starter Clayton Kershaw

  • Kershaw pitches first in this matchup for the Dodgers, his first of the season.
  • The 33-year-old left-hander started and threw 5 2/3 innings in his last appearance on Monday, Oct. 26 against the Rays.
  • Kershaw and his team went 8-2 in games he appeared in when they were moneyline favorites a season ago.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of March 30, 2021 at 8:11 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Rockies Probable Starter Germán Márquez

  • The Rockies will send out Marquez for his first start of the season.
  • The 26-year-old righty last pitched Sunday, Sept. 27 against the Diamondbacks, tossing seven innings as the starter.
  • Marquez and his team were 5-1 when he pitched and they were the moneyline underdog.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of March 30, 2021 at 8:11 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Dodgers Betting Trends

  • Last season the Dodgers had the top offense in baseball scoring 5.8 runs per game (349 total runs).
  • The Dodgers won 41 of the 58 games they were favored on the moneyline last season (70.7%).
  • Los Angeles went 21-7 in games it played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -225 or shorter (75%).
  • Los Angeles played in 58 games with a set over/under, and combined with its opponents to go over the total 27 times (27-29-2).

Rockies Betting Trends

  • The Rockies were underdogs 40 times last season and won 17, or 42.5%, of those games.
  • Colorado was 2-6 last season when entering a game as the underdog by +190 or more on the moneyline.
  • Colorado and its opponents hit the over in 24 of their 59 games with a total last season.

Dodgers Players to Watch

  • Corey Seager accumulated a batting average of .307, with 15 home runs and 41 runs batted in last season.
  • Among the qualified hitters in MLB action, Seager ranked 14th in hits (65), 15th in HR (15), 15th in RBI (41), and 18th in BA (.307).
  • Mookie Betts hit .292 with nine doubles, a triple, 16 home runs and 23 walks.
  • Among the qualifying hitters in MLB action, Betts’ 64 hits ranked 17th, his 16 HR ranked seventh, and his 39 RBI ranked 21st.

Dodgers Batting Stats (2020)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Mookie Betts 219 .292 47 16 39 .363 .925
Cody Bellinger 213 .239 33 12 30 .328 .783
Corey Seager 212 .307 38 15 41 .358 .943
Max Muncy 203 .192 36 12 27 .325 .714
A.J. Pollock 196 .276 30 16 34 .311 .877
Chris Taylor 185 .270 30 8 32 .366 .842
Justin Turner 150 .307 26 4 23 .400 .860
Will Smith 114 .289 23 8 25 .397 .976
Austin Barnes 86 .244 14 1 9 .353 .667
Edwin Ríos 76 .250 13 8 17 .301 .946

Rockies Players to Watch

  • Trevor Story finished with a .289 batting average last season and 11 home runs.
  • Story ranked seventh in hits among qualified hitters in MLB.
  • Charlie Blackmon finished with 42 RBI while batting .303 and hitting six homers.
  • Blackmon ranked ninth in hits (67), 21st in BA (.303), and 10th in RBI (42) among qualified hitters in the majors.

Rockies Batting Stats (2020)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Trevor Story 235 .289 41 11 28 .353 .872
Charlie Blackmon 221 .303 31 6 42 .346 .794
Raimel Tapia 184 .321 26 1 17 .369 .771
Ryan McMahon 172 .215 23 9 26 .295 .714
Garrett Hampson 167 .234 25 5 11 .287 .670
Sam Hilliard 105 .210 13 6 10 .272 .710
Josh Fuentes 98 .306 14 2 17 .320 .759
Elias Díaz 68 .235 4 2 9 .288 .641
C.J. Cron 42 .190 9 4 8 .346 .894
Chris Owings 41 .268 9 2 5 .318 .757

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