Dodgers vs Rockies: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – April 3, 2021

Posted By Staff on April 3, 2021

The Los Angeles Dodgers (1-1) and the Colorado Rockies (1-1) meet on Saturday at 8:10 PM ET. The Dodgers are favored on the moneyline (-240) against the underdog Rockies (+200). Walker Buehler starts for Los Angeles while Colorado will counter with Jon Gray.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of April 3, 2021, 9:00 AM 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:

Buehler (LAD) Pitcher Gray (COL)
1 – 0 W/L 2 – 4
36.2 IP 39.0
3.44 ERA 6.69
0.950 WHIP 1.440
10.3 K/9 5.1
2.7 BB/9 2.5

Dodgers Probable Starter Walker Buehler

  • Buehler pitches first in this matchup for the Dodgers, his first of the season.
  • When he last appeared on Saturday, Oct. 24, the 26-year-old right-hander started the game and went six innings against the Rays.
  • Buehler’s team went 7-1 in games he pitched when they were moneyline favorites a season ago.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of April 3, 2021 at 2:05 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Rockies Stats vs Buehler

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Charlie Blackmon 36 .389 14 2 8 .425 1.119
Trevor Story 27 .222 6 2 4 .250 .731
Ryan McMahon 20 .100 2 1 1 .100 .350
Raimel Tapia 9 .556 5 0 2 .600 1.267
Garrett Hampson 8 .375 3 0 2 .444 1.069
Sam Hilliard 7 .000 0 0 0 .125 .125
Josh Fuentes 3 .333 1 1 1 .333 1.666
Yonathan Daza 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Elias Díaz 2 .000 0 0 1 .000 .000
Dom Nuñez 1 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Rockies Probable Starter Jon Gray

  • Gray gets the nod for the Rockies and will make his first start of the season.
  • The 29-year-old righty last pitched Wednesday, Sept. 2 against the Giants, tossing 2 2/3 innings as the starter.
  • Gray and his team went 1-2 when he pitched and they were the moneyline underdog.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of April 3, 2021 at 2:05 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Dodgers Stats vs Gray

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Justin Turner 32 .281 9 0 2 .395 .770
Corey Seager 21 .333 7 1 4 .500 1.071
Cody Bellinger 20 .550 11 0 5 .609 1.509
AJ Pollock 18 .389 7 0 3 .435 1.102
Max Muncy 15 .267 4 2 6 .368 1.101
Chris Taylor 10 .400 4 0 0 .455 .855
Austin Barnes 6 .333 2 0 0 .556 .889
Matt Beaty 3 .333 1 0 1 .333 .666
Edwin Ríos 3 .333 1 0 1 .333 1.333
Will Smith 3 .333 1 0 0 .333 1.000

Dodgers Betting Trends

  • Last season the Dodgers scored the most runs in baseball (349 total, 5.8 per game).
  • The Dodgers finished 41-17 in games they were listed as the moneyline favorite last season (winning 70.7% of those games).
  • Los Angeles went 17-6 last year (winning 73.9% of its games) when it played as a moneyline favorite of -240 or shorter.
  • Los Angeles played in 58 games with an over/under set, 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 had a record of 2-4 when they were set as an underdog of +200 or more by bookmakers last season.
  • Games involving Colorado went over the total set by sportsbooks in 24 of 59 chances last season.

Dodgers Players to Watch

  • Corey Seager racked up a batting average of .307, with 15 home runs and 41 runs batted in last season.
  • Seager ranked 14th in hits (65), 15th in HR (15), 15th in RBI (41), and 18th in BA (.307) among the qualified hitters in MLB action.
  • Mookie Betts hit .292 with nine doubles, a triple, 16 home runs and 23 walks.
  • Among the qualified batters 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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