Our best betting pick for Sunday comes from the NL West divisional match up from Major League Baseball as the Colorado Rockies and LA Dodgers conclude their weekend series. The Rockies and Dodgers will begin from Dodgers Stadium in Los Angeles at 4PM Eastern Time and the MLB package will deliver the live national television broadcast. With our best MLB pick for Sunday we will play on the Colorado Rockies and LA Dodgers to play under the total of 7 ½ runs. The betting odds from the Rockies and Dodgers were pulled from Bovada sportsbook.
The odds opened up in this MLB game with the home team LA Dodgers favored by -135 odds with the over under lined at 7 ½ runs. The take back on the road underdog Colorado Rockies is +125 odds at the open. Early money has swung the Dodgers way as LA is now favored by -140 odds with the Rockies now returning +130 odds. The run over under has seen some movement at the sportsbooks as the game is hung in some places at 7 runs but the 7 ½ runs is currently widely available so you better hurry in and get your wager in or you will lose the opportunity to bet into a good number. Run line bettors playing the LA Dodgers and laying -1 ½ runs will get back +167 odds. Those taking the +1 ½ runs on the Colorado Rockies side on the run line will have to lay -178 odds.
It will be Alex White on the mound for Colorado on Sunday. In one start this season the young right hander is 0-1 with an ERA of 2.84 and WHIP of 1.26. He made his 2012 debut on May 8th by allowing just two earned runs and six hits over 6 1/3rd innings of work on the road against the San Diego Padres. Once again this season the Rockies bats have struggled away from Coors field. The team hits just .221 on the road and has 103 strikeouts in 461 plate appearances.
The first place LA Dodgers will send left hander Ted Lilly to the mound on Sunday as he faces the Rockies bats. Lilly has been marvelous this season pitching at Dodgers stadium. The veteran in three starts at home is 2-1 with an ERA of 0.90 and WHIP of 0.65. That is almost one base runner every two innings allowed. Low WHIP is outstanding for pitchers because if you do not allow a high numbers of base runners to reach base you are not going to give up those big innings. Lilly in his past two home starts allowed one earned run each against the Braves and Giants working a combined 13 innings. He had one start against the Rockies last season at Dodger Stadium and Lilly gave up just one earned run and two hits over six innings of work. Mild temperatures at Dodger Stadium as marine air moves in so the ball will not carry in the outfields like we saw last night as LA earned the 2-1 win against the Rockies. It lines up for an under today between the Dodgers and Rockies at the sports books.