We continue to provide solid winners here at the Sportsbook Room as we nailed the total once again as the LA Dodgers and Washington Nationals easily played under the total of 6 ½ runs. Just like we said the Nationals bats struggle against left handed pitching and the Dodgers lefty Chris Capuano has been in solid form and he delivers yet another outstanding mound appearance at Dodgers Stadium. The Nationals pitching staff was stout in this series as they limited the boys in blue to just nine runs total in this three game weekend series and went a tough luck 0-3 with no run support whatsoever. Out top betting pick on Monday comes from the National League west encounter between the LA Dodgers and Colorado Rockies. First pitch from Coors Field in the mile high thin air of Denver is scheduled for 8:40PM Eastern Time and you can watch this MLB game over the package. With our MLB best bet today we will play on the LA Dodgers and Colorado Rockies to play over the total of 9 ½ runs. The odds used from this best MLB pick today were taken from BetOnline sportsbook.
The home team Colorado Rockies opened up in the MLB betting as -135 favorite with the LA Dodgers the underdog returning +125 odds. The run total is set at 9 ½ runs. Early money from the bettors has landed on the Dodgers as Colorado has been bet down to a -130 home favorite with the LA Dodgers the underdog at +120 odds. The run total has held firm at 9 runs. Those betting the Colorado Rockies on the run line and laying -1 ½ runs will find a return of +155 odds for their wager. A bet on the run line taking +1 ½ runs with the LA Dodgers will get back -185 for those placing a wager.
It will be right hander Aaron Harang making the start for the Dodgers on Sunday. He has had a shaky season with a 1-1 record with an ERA of 5.16 and WHIP of 1.63. In his two road starts this season the Dodger right hander sits with an ERA over 5 and a WHIP over two. That’s an average of two base runners per inning which is not good and especially at Coors Field. In his last start at Coors Harang allowed 7 earned runs and nine hits with two homers in 4 1/3rd innings of work. Harang is a fly ball pitcher that doesn’t bode well at Coors Field. Look for the Dodger bats to explode in Colorado as they play in a more hitter friendly environment and don’t have to face the outstanding pitching staffs of the Atlanta Braves and Washington Nationals like they did last week.
Juan Nicasio gets the start for Colorado today. The Rockies right hander in two starts at Coors Field sits with an ERA of 10 and a WHIP of nearly two. The Rockies are hitting the baseball at home this season with an average of 6 ½ runs per game and a .289 batting average in their 12 games at Coors Field in 2012. Poor starting pitching form, thin air and a couple of good hitting lineups sends this total over 9 ½ runs to bet at best online sportsbooks.