Originally posted on Dodgers Rumors  |  Last updated 6/4/12



By SBRForum.com
The Los Angeles Dodgers are going through their second stint this year with MVP candidate Matt Kemp on the DL. They weathered the first storm, winning nine of 14 games. But after dropping two of three games in Colorado over the weekend they're now 1-3 during Kemp's second visit on the injured list. Looking ahead, how can we expect LA to perform, especially when it comes to making money on it’s MLB betting odds, with Kemp on the shelf?
Also on the injury front the Rockies are 3-1 since placing Troy Tulowitzki on the DL because of a pulled groin. But can we expect them to keep that up without him?
Colorado took the opener of their series with the Dodgers Friday night 13-3, getting to LA starter Chris Capuano and reliever Jamey Wright for 11 runs on 13 hits. The Dodgers also booted four balls. The Rockies won as -115 favorites, and the game topped its 'over/under' when Colorado scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh.
With Kemp out LA will be an underdog much more often than before.
The Dodgers took Saturday's game 6-2, getting a quality start from Aaron Harang and cashing in as +140 underdogs. That game played 'under' its total of 10.5.
The Rockies then took Sunday's series rubber match 3-2 as started Alex White held LA to two hits in 6 2/3 innings. Colorado won as a -115 favorite, and that game also stayed 'under' its total of 11.
So Los Angeles has lost six of its last seven games.
Looking big-picture LA's lead in the NL West is down to three games over second-place San Francisco, while the Rockies sit 9.5 games back.
This week the Dodgers play a four-game series in Philadelphia starting Monday, then head back cross-country for a three-game weekend interleague series in Seattle.
Colorado, meanwhile, visits Arizona for three games beginning Monday, then goes back home for a three-game weekend set with the Los Angeles Angels.
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