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The Colorado Rockies will be taking on the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park. ATTSN Southwest will be airing this interleague matchup. The game is scheduled to get underway at 8:10 p.m. ET.

Colorado Rockies vs. Houston Astros Odds

Houston (-190) is hosting this one as the favorite over Colorado (+180) and Vegas has put the Over/Under for this one at 7.5 runs (-120 for the over and +100 for the under). Bettors can also wager on the game’s spread with the current runline odds standing at -125 for the Rockies +1.5 runs and +105 for the Astros -1.5 runs.

The Astros are 73-47 straight up (SU) and 60-59 against the spread (ATS). The team has lost 10.4 units for moneyline bettors and 5.2 units (ATS). Houston has a 3-4 ATS mark over its last seven games and the under has cashed in six of those seven. The Rockies are 64-55 SU and have gone 61-57 ATS. In total, the team’s accumulated 8.9 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 3.5 units ATS. Colorado is 3-4 ATS over its last seven games and the total has gone under in five of those seven.

Houston games have a 51-62-6 over/under record in 2018. The Rockies have also been a decent under bet with a total record of 52-60-6.

Left-hander Tyler Anderson will get the nod for Colorado. Anderson (6-4, 3.94 ERA) has recorded 127 strikeouts in 137 innings so far. He’s 0-0 with four strikeouts and a 1.23 ERA against Houston this year.

The Astros will be sending righty Gerrit Cole (10-5, 2.75 ERA) to the mound. Cole has 207 strikeouts and 50 walks to his name, as well as a WHIP of 0.99. Cole is 0-0 with nine strikeouts and a 2.84 ERA in one start against Colorado this year.

Houston’s pitchers have yielded 3.3 runs per game overall this year as a unit. Its starters have an ERA of 3.07, a WHIP of 1.09 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 10.4. The bullpen has a solid ERA of just 3.08, a WHIP of 1.05 and a K/9 of 10.9.

The Houston offense has produced 4.9 runs per outing, including 3.7 per game over its last 10 games and 2.8 per game over its last five. The team has hit .200/.275/.273 over its last five games and is 0-5 SU during that stretch.

Second baseman Jose Altuve and third baseman Alex Bregman have led the charge for the Astros’ batters this year. Altuve is slashing .329/.392/.464 with nine home runs, 46 RBIs, 64 runs and 14 stolen bases, and Bregman’s line is .278/.383/.512 with 22 homers, 73 RBIs and 76 runs scored.

In the visiting dugout, Colorado’s pitching staff allowed 4.8 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 4.25 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 8.41 K/9. The bullpen has logged an ERA of 5.13, along with a K/9 of 8.86.

The Rockies offense has slashed .254/.322/.431 on its way to 4.7 runs scored per game in 2018, including 3.8 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 4.4 per game over the team’s last five outings (4-1 SU).

Colorado’s hitters have been paced by shortstop Trevor Story and third baseman Nolan Arenado, who collectively have blasted 55 home runs. Story is hitting .290/.347/.552 with 25 home runs, 82 RBIs, 60 runs and 15 stolen bases, while Arenado (.306/.390/.588) has produced 30 homers, 84 RBIs and 78 runs scored.

The Rockies have gained 2.0 units and are 33-40 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher this season. The over has cashed in 37 of those games, compared to 33 that’ve gone under in such games. On the other hand, the Astros have lost 12.2 units and are 20-26 ATS when facing a lefty starter. The over has hit in 19 of those games, compared to 25 that’ve gone under.

Colorado Rockies vs. Houston Astros MLB Prediction

Predictions: SU Winner – Astros, ATS Winner – Rockies, O/U – UNDER

Betting Trends,

  • The over has hit in just one of Houston’s last seven games.
  • Houston has recorded 17.3 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 16.0 over its last five.
  • The Rockies have hit 12 home runs in their last 10 games, including seven over their last five.