Colorado Rockies At Los Angeles Dodgers [July 6] - MLB Picks And Predictions

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The Colorado Rockies will look to bounce back when they visit divisional foe Los Angeles Dodgers again this season. The visitors dropped a 3-5 decision in the series opener and then fell 2-5 in the second game.

Needless to say, coming back home was a big necessity for a Dodgers team that struggled to be at their best on the road. Now, they're once again playing like the World Series contender they are.

Colorado's Road Woes Continue

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The Colorado Rockies won't make the playoffs. Again. This team is heading nowhere after parting ways with Trevor Story and Nolan Arenado, and Kris Bryant's addition isn't going to change that overnight.

Once again, expect the Rockies to be considered sellers ahead of the trade deadline. But given their recent history of failed transactions, we wouldn't be shocked if they once again end up holding up to a player just to watch him leave in free agency.

Will The Dodgers Add More Firepower?

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The Dodgers are already the most talented team in Major League Baseball and it's not even close. But they've found out the hard way that stacking up great players isn't enough to win at baseball's biggest stage.

That's why they're still expected to revamp their roster, even more, when we get closer to the trade deadline, especially given their recent string of injuries on their pitching staff.

Key Injuries, Stats, And Trends

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When it comes to health, both teams are expected to be near full strength for this matchup. However, the Dodgers will be without Edwin Rios, Chris Taylor, Kevin Pillar, and Blake Treinen.

In terms of trends, it's worth noting that the Dodgers are 7-2 in their last 9 when their opponent allows 5 runs or more in their previous game, 6-2 in their last 8 after scoring 5 runs or more in their previous game, and 53-18 in their last 71 home games.

Also, the Under is 5-0 in Rockies' last 5 games with the total set at 9.0-10.5, and 4-1-1 in Rockies' last 6 road games.

Picks For Rockies At Dodgers

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Dave Roberts' team will give the ball to Mitch White, who's 1-1 with a 4.00 ERA in three career games (one start) against Colorado.

The Rockies just called up veteran Jose Ureña to sub in for the injured Antonio Senzatela. He went 0-1 with a 7.59 ERA in Triple-A after being let go by the Milwaukee Brewers last season.

The pitching edge clearly favors the home team and so does the offense. So, barring a miracle, the Dodgers will complete the sweep of their divisional rival tonight.

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