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The National League West will be decided in Game 163 as the Colorado Rockies hit the road to take on the Los Angeles Dodgers, who are favored by -176 according to the FanDuel Sportsbook.


It's actually the Rockies who appear to be a better value at +156, with the best pitcher no one talks about, German Marquez, on the mound. He has been absolutely money over the past month and a half, with at least 11 strikeouts in five of his last last six starts. 


Marquez has been particularly dominant against the Dodgers recently, allowing one earned run or less in two of his last three matchups with them -- all three of those starts went for at least six innings as well.

In Marquez's last start, he struck out nine Philadelphia Phillies' hitters in the first three innings. 

You do the math -- that's a perfect 9-for-9!

Walker Buehler takes the mound for the Dodgers, and he's been legit in September going 1-1 with a 1.95 ERA and a 0.80 WHIP. The disadvantage for him, though, is that he just faced this Rockies team back on Sept. 19, and did well, but today will be the third time the Rockies have seen him since Sept. 9 -- in comparison, the Dodgers haven't seen Marquez since June 30, and he's improved a great deal since then.

Buehler will also have to deal with a Rockies team that has scored the third-most runs (154) in MLB over the last 30 days. The Dodgers actually rank second with 161, but that was inflated by 25 runs in San Francisco over the final two games of the regular season.


Value -- that's the keyword of the day here at Dodger Stadium. Not many people are giving the Rockies a chance today, but that might be a mistake with their plus odds. 


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