Dodgers vs Rockies Preview & Prediction: Records, pitching matchups, head to head and more | Game 1, May 31, 2024

Dodgers will host Rockies for a three-game series at Dodgers stadium
Dodgers will host Rockies for a three-game series at Dodgers stadium

One of the most formidable sides of this year, the LA Dodgers will be facing the Colorado Rockies for the first time this season for a three-game series starting on Friday, May 31, 2024.

Both teams would be looking to capitalize on this opportunity and become better than the other side and by doing so, it would surely be a series to keep an eye on.

Dodgers vs. Rockies Preview

After being on a five-game losing streak, Dave Roberts and the team are finally back on track with a sweep of the Mets in all three games of the series.

On the other hand, the Rockies are coming off a 2-1 series win against Cleveland Guardians.

The Dodgers are currently at the top of the table in the NL West with a 36-22 record, while the Rox are at the bottom of that division with a 20-35 record.

Dodgers vs Rockies Prediction

The Dodgers are the favorites to win Game 1 of this series against the Blake Street Bombers. Their star-studded hitting lineup will be a great challenge for the Rox's pitchers.

And even if they are successful in holding back the hitters from scoring, the Rockies still have to face their impressive pitching lineup, which has proved to be a real challenge for many of the top MLB sides this season.

However, the Rox have also been in decent form of late, having won three of the last five series played. This includes their sweep of the San Diego Padres a couple of weeks ago. So even though they are not the favorites, the Rox are expected to put up a good fight against the Dodgers.

Dodgers vs Rockies Head-to-Head

Game 1 of the series between the Dodgers and the Rox will start at 10:10 pm EDT. Fans can watch it live on Sportsnet LA and also keep an eye on the online streaming on FUBO TV.

Both teams have faced each other 516 times. The Dodgers historically have had the upper hand in this rivalry, having won 307, while the Rox just won the rest (209).

Dodgers vs Rockies: Pitching Matchup

For the Dodgers, Walker Buehler will start things on the mound. Since his return from the injury, the 29-year-old star pitcher has played and started four games for the side with a record of 1-2. He has an ERA of 4.26, a WHIP of 1.21, and 17 strikeouts under his belt till now.

Dakota Hudson will start things on the mound for the Rockies. The 29-year-old starting pitcher has played 10 games this season with a 1-7 record. He has an ERA of 5.54, a WHIP of 1.59, and 28 strikeouts this season so far.

Dodgers vs Rockies: Players to watch out for

For the Dodgers, Shohei Ohtani, Freddie Freeman, and Mookie Betts are the three players who have been in great form since the start of the season and have led their team to success time and again this season.

Apart from them, Will Smith is also one such player, especially after the catcher joined the 100-year-old HR club in the series finale vs. the Mets on Wednesday.

The Rox's Ryan McMahon, Charlie Blackmon, Brenton Doyle, and Ezequiel Tovar should all be looked out for, as they have recently shown some decent form this season for the team.

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