Major League Baseball Selection

By Jeff Frank, Sports Analyst
2015 MLB Regular Season Record: 1-5; -430 units

Saturday, April 18, 2015 COLORADO (7-3) AT LA DODGERS (7-3), 9:10 PM (ET)
TV: ROOT-RM, SportsNet LA
Jordan Lyles (RHP) vs. Zack Greinke (RHP)

The battle for first-place continues in the National League West where Los Angeles and Colorado square off in the middle game of their three-game series. The Dodgers crushed the Rockies last night by a 7-3 count as Clayton Kershaw finally got into the win column and the Dodgers tied the Rockies for the division lead.

Zack Greinke is on the hill tonight against Jordan Lyles. Greinke has been impressive in 2015 with just one run and seven hits allowed in 13 innings. He also went 3-0 with a 2.08 ERA in four starts against Colorado last season, winning both home appearances.

Lyles is 1-0 in 2015 and 8-4 lifetime with the Rockies after going 14-29 in three seasons with Houston. However, the South Carolina native was hit hard by the Dodgers in his final 2014 start allowing five runs on eight hits in just 5 1/3 innings. Look for the Dodgers to do it again as they win their sixth game in a row.

SPORTS NETWORK CHOICE: Take Los Anegles at -190.

PITCHING TRENDS REPORT

Jordan Lyles (1-0, 2.25)
Lifetime record vs. opponent: 0-2, 7.13
2014 record vs. opponent: 0-1, 5.11
2015 Profit/Loss: +29

Zack Greinke (1-0, 0.69)
Lifetime record vs. opponent: 6-2, 3.53
2014 record vs. opponent: 3-0, 2.08
2015 Profit/Loss: -53
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