The Colorado Rockies will head east to Miller Park to face the Milwaukee Brewers. Fox Sports Net Wisconsin will broadcast this NL showdown and the game is scheduled to get underway at 8:10 p.m. ET.
Colorado Rockies at Milwaukee Brewers Odds
Colorado (+110) is hosting this one as the underdog to Milwaukee (-120) and Vegas has put the Over/Under for this night game at 8.5 runs. Odds for wagering on the game’s total sit at -125 for the over and +105 for the under. The game’s most recent runline odds sit at -190 for taking the Rockies +1.5 runs and +165 for the Brewers -1.5.
The Brewers are 61-48 straight up (SU) and 58-53 against the spread (ATS). The team’s gained 13.7 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 0.9 units (ATS). Milwaukee has covered the spread five times in its last seven games and the total has gone over in four of those seven. The Rockies are 56-49 SU and have gone 56-51 ATS. In total, the team’s gained 9.1 units for moneyline gamblers and 6.2 units ATS. Colorado has covered the spread five times in its last seven games and the total has gone under in four of those seven.
Milwaukee games have an over/under record of 50-58-3 in 2018. Colorado has an over/under record of 49-53-5.
German Marquez will get the nod for the visiting Rockies. The right-handed Marquez is 9-8 with a 4.82 ERA and 120 strikeouts. He’s 0-1 with three strikeouts and a 9.64 ERA against Milwaukee this year.
The Brewers are handing the ball to righty Junior Guerra (6-7, 3.43 ERA), who has 105 strikeouts and 44 walks, as well as a WHIP of 1.29. Guerra hasn’t faced the Rockies yet this year and only made one start against them in 2017 (0-0, 6.00 ERA and four strikeouts across three innings).
Colorado’s pitching staff allowed 4.9 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 4.30 ERA, 1.32 WHIP and 8.37 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 5.24, along with a WHIP of 1.32.
Rockies hitters have slashed .256/.324/.434 on their way to 4.8 runs scored per game this year, including 3.9 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 3.0 per game over the team’s last five contests (3-2 SU).
Colorado’s offensive production has been powered by third baseman Nolan Arenado and right fielder Charlie Blackmon, who’ve collectively launched 49 home runs. Arenado is slashing .308/.391/.592 with 28 home runs, 80 RBIs and 72 runs scored, while Blackmon is hitting .284 with 21 homers, 49 RBIs and 81 runs scored.
For the home team, Milwaukee’s pitching staff has allowed 4.1 runs per game overall in 2018. Its starting pitching staff has an ERA of 3.89, a WHIP of 1.23 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 7.7. The bullpen has a 3.61 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 10.2 K/9.
The Milwaukee offense is putting up 4.4 runs per outing, including 4.6 per game over its last 10 games and 5.2 per game over its last five. The team has hit .284/.338/.464 over its last five contests and is 3-2 SU during that stretch.
The Brewers’ batters have been led by outfielders Christian Yelich and Lorenzo Cain. Yelich is slashing .321/.383/.531 with 16 home runs, 58 RBIs, 75 runs and 13 steals, while Cain’s line is .299/.393/.425 with eight homers, 30 RBIs, 55 runs and 19 stolen bases.
The Rockies have gained 4.9 units and are 30-34 ATS when facing a righty starter this season. The over has cashed in 34 of those games, compared to 27 that’ve gone under against right-handed starting pitchers. On the other hand, the Brewers have netted 14.8 units and are 47-38 ATS when facing a righty starter. The over has cashed in 35 of those games, compared to 47 that went under.
Colorado Rockies at Milwaukee Brewers Free Pick
Predictions: SU Winner – Brewers, ATS Winner – Rockies, O/U – OVER