Colorado Rockies vs Los Angeles Dodgers Prediction & Best Bets (8/10)

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Los Angeles Dodgers Colorado Rockies odds prediction best bets 8/10/23


As if things aren’t already going swimmingly for the Los Angeles Dodgers, the NL West leaders will have Clayton Kershaw back on the mound tonight as they open a four-game series against the Colorado Rockies (10:10 pm ET, MLB Network).

The Dodgers (67-46, 34-20 home) have opened August with seven wins in eight games, and they are now six games ahead of the San Francisco Giants in the NL West.

Will they capture their fifth straight win tonight? Kershaw makes his return after being sidelined for over a month due to soreness in his throwing shoulder. He is returning with a favorable matchup, as the Rockies (45-69, 20-39 away) have the worst road record in the National League.

Colorado Rockies vs Los Angeles Dodgers Odds

Odds are via Bovada.


  • Colorado Rockies +305
  • Los Angeles Dodgers -410


  • Over 8.5 (-115)
  • Under 8.5 (-105)

Run Line

  • Colorado Rockies +1.5 (+160)
  • Los Angeles Dodgers -1.5 (-185)

Pitching Matchup for Rockies vs Dodgers

  • Colorado Rockies: LHP Ty Blach (10 appearances – 3 starts, 1-1, 4.85 ERA)
  • Los Angeles Dodgers: LHP Clayton Kershaw (16 starts, 10-4, 2.55 ERA)

Dodger Dominance of Rockies Set to Continue Tonight

Clayton Kershaw Dodgers Rockies odds prediction best bets 8/10/23

Kershaw’s stint on the injured list is a killer for his NL Cy Young Award odds, as he is out to +7500 (at BetUS) after being one of the top contenders prior to being sidelined.

But while he is now unlikely to add a fourth Cy Young to his collection this year, his return couldn’t be happening at a better time for the Dodgers. With the Diamondbacks plummeting back down to earth and the Giants also losing ground, the NL West race is on the cusp of being a runaway.

While his return is great news for the Dodgers, it is terrible news for the Rockies.

Kershaw’s most recent start came against Colorado, and it was an outstanding one. In a 5-0 win at Coors Field on June 27, he allowed just one hit and one walk in six shutout innings.

That gem finished off a June in which he went 4-0 with a 1.09 ERA and allowed only four runs in 33 innings, and he will toe the bump tonight looking to extend a scoreless streak that stands at 16.2 innings.

Overall, things have not gone well at all for the Rockies against the Dodgers thus far this season. In winning four of the first five meetings, Los Angeles has outscored Colorado 45-18, and all four wins have come by three or more runs.

Colorado Rockies vs Los Angeles Dodgers Prediction and Best Bets

Rockies vs Dodgers Best Bets: Dodgers -2.5 &

There are no sure things in sports and sports betting, so even though the Dodgers are favored to a level you don’t often see in MLB, caution should be exercised here, especially with Kershaw returning after a stint on the IL.

But based on how previous meetings have gone this season, the NL West leaders should put some runs on the board tonight on the way to a comfortable win.

Where to Bet on MLB

Many top online sportsbooks offer a wide variety of MLB odds throughout the season. In addition to being able to make daily MLB picks on games from Opening Day until the final game of the Fall Classic, you can also bet on the other major awards (MLB MVP, Cy Young Award, and MLB Rookie of the Year) and World Series odds.

Along with Bovada, where the Dodgers vs Padres odds in this article came from, there are plenty of sports betting sites you can choose from that are good for MLB betting. The above books are some of the others that we highly recommend.

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Eddie Griffin
Eddie Griffin

Eddie Griffin has been writing about and betting on sports for over a decade and has been with Betting News since 2021. For more of his thoughts on sports and sports betting, you can follow him on X, formerly known as Twitter.

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