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Dodgers vs. Rockies Betting Prediction from Stephen Nover: May 14th 2017

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Colorado Rockies
MLB Betting Prediction: Rockies +125 odds (May 14th 2017)
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Two excellent pitching prospects go at it today at Coors Field: Julio Urias for the Dodgers versus the Rockies’ Antonio Senzatela.  Senzatela was the NL Rookie of the Month for April. Colorado is 6-1 in his seven starts. Senzatela has proven so far he can pitch at Coors Field, the premier hitter’s park in the majors, going 3-1 with a 3.12 ERA there.  Coors is a tough place for any pitcher especially a young one. Urias is one of the top pitching prospects in baseball. But he is unproven at Coors and the Dodgers are laying a price here. Urias pitched twice against Colorado during his rookie season last year, including one start, posting a 5.39 ERA. The Dodgers have never seen Senzatela.   I trust Senzatela more in this spot. Colorado also has had the better bullpen although both teams have strong closers.  The Rockies have a winning home record. The Dodgers have a losing road mark if you take out the games Clayton Kershaw has pitched. Colorado is 9-5 versus southpaws. Urias is the fourth straight lefty the Rockies are facing.

Senzatela has had a quality start in all but one of his outings. Opponents are batting just .228 against him. This start could be the most emotional of his career coming on Mother’s Day. Senzatela was extremely close to his mother, Nidya, who died from stomach cancer July 24. Senzatela honors his late mother by putting her rosary beads in his uniform pocket whenever he starts.

(Editor’s note: You would be hard-pressed to find a hotter ‘capper than Stephen Nover, who is 12-1 on his last 13 plays. Stephen has his NBA Playoff Game of the Year going today along with a Stanley Cup play and baseball over/under.)

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