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Colorado Rockies vs Los Angeles Dodgers Run Total Best Bet: Runs Hard to Come By in Denver

Colorado Rockies vs Los Angeles Dodgers Run Total Best Bet: Runs Hard to Come By in Denver
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Colorado Rockies vs Los Angeles Dodgers Run Total Best Bet: Thursday, July 28th

With his final pick of the month, our resident baseball is hoping to close out July with a winning tip, and he is turning to the total in Denver on Thursday night The line setters have put up an enormous total of 12.5 runs and Ej is simply having none of that rubbish.

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Well, it’s my last tip of the month as I have a 3-day weekend in store so I figured I would turn to this total in Denver because it’s simply set too high. The Rockies and Dodgers have already met 9 times this year and these two teams will be playing for the next 4 days at a mile high.

The last time the Dodgers made the trip to Colorado, the Rockies took wins from the first two games of the series before Los Angeles escaped with a win in the third game of the set played from June 27 – 29. The Dodgers played host to Colorado over the 4th of July and swept the 3-game series over the Rockies because the one thing they do best is lose games on the road this year.

The Rockies are hoping to use their home park to their advantage following up yesterday’s 6 – 5 win over the White Sox. The two interleague opponents split the two-game set because of a bottom of the 9th win over the Southsiders yesterday afternoon.

Since returning from the All-Star break, the Dodgers have yet to have a day off and they won’t have one for a spell. Los Angeles is playing division opponents over the next 11 days as they’ll play the Rockies for these 4 games before taking on the Giants for another 4 games following up this series. The Giants and Dodgers met for a 4-game set right after the break and the rivalry just keeps on providing big storylines after the Dodgers swept San Fran.

The Giants have the longest losing streak in baseball after suffering their 7th straight defeat last night after getting swept by the Diamondbacks. A 3-game set with the Padres will finally give the Dodgers a day off after what will amount to 18 straight days on the field.

Now, this total is 12, and do you want to leave a comment below telling me why it’s set that high? We know what Los Angeles did to Patrick Corbin yesterday as they knocked him out of the game before the 1st inning was over. After jumping out to an early 7 – 1 lead, the Dodgers bats went ice-cold and they never scored again.

As you look over the totals for the Dodgers lately, find me a game with more than 12 runs scored? We have to go back to the first game after the All-Star break against the Giants since that’s happened and I am just not convinced that we’ll be seeing 13 runs tonight in Denver.

The expected starters are Tyler Anderson (10 – 1; 2.79 ERA) for the Dodgers (64 – 32; 1st NL West), while the Rockies (44 – 54; 5th NL West) have Jose Urena (1 – 2; 3.13 ERA) listed to go in this game.
Anderson has been simply outstanding with only 1 loss on the campaign, and out of his 16 starts we have only seen more than 12 runs scored 3 times all season. Of course, you know that Mr. Anderson will be playing with a little chip on that shoulder having been a Rockie for his first 4 campaigns. He knows this park well and he knows how to pitch in it and that will certainly help his cause.

Jose Urena is still adjusting to life in Denver as he is just getting his Rockies career started after transferring over from Milwaukee. I think if anyone does leave a message below about the concern for the total, he makes the list of issues. I get it and he walks entirely too many dudes and it sets him up for disaster all too often. I just hope he can navigate 4 or 5 innings of respectable pitching to keep our total in check.


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Urena = concern! Noted! I still think expecting 13 runs is a tall order to fill the way these two are playing right now. I see a 6 – 4 game or so and that is enough for me to suggest the Under 12.5 run total with marginal juice at Pinnacle at 1.83.

  • Selection: Under 12.5 Runs
  • Best odds: 1.83 (Pinnacle)
  • Stakes: 4/10

Odds as of 10:00 am July 28, 2022. Odds may now differ.


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