Colorado Rockies at Tampa Bay Rays Betting Preview

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The Colorado Rockies will do battle against the Tampa Bay Rays in a Tuesday showdown. This interleague matchup begins at 7:10 p.m. ET and fans can watch it on ATRM and SUN.

Colorado Rockies vs. Tampa Bay Rays Odds

Colorado (+130) is the underdog against Tampa Bay (-140) and oddsmakers have set the Over/Under for this night game at 7 runs (-120 for the under and +100 for the over). Gamblers can also wager on the game’s spread with the most recent runline odds coming in at Rockies +1.5 runs (-170) and Rays -1.5 runs (+150).

The Rays are 4-1 straight up (SU) and 3-1 against the spread (ATS). They’ve gained 2.4 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 1.6 units ATS. The Rockies are 2-3 SU and have gone 2-2 against the spread. In total, the team’s lost 0.8 units for moneyline bettors through the early part of the season, but have gained 0.1 units ATS.

Rays games have a 0-4 over/under record in 2019. The Rockies have an over/under record of 2-1-1.

Southpaw Kyle Freeland (1-0, 1.29 ERA) will get the ball for the visiting Rockies. Freeland started 33 games last year while finishing the season 17-7 overall with a 2.85 ERA and a 1.25 WHIP.

The Rays are rolling with lefty Blake Snell (0-1, 7.50 ERA) as their starter. Snell struck out 221 hitters across 180 innings last year (with only 64 walks). Snell finished the season 21-5 overall with a 1.89 ERA and a 0.97 WHIP.

Tampa Bay’s pitchers have allowed 2.0 runs per game overall this year as a unit. The team’s starting pitching staff has a 3.38 ERA, 0.96 WHIP and 9.0 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a solid ERA of just 0.43, a WHIP of 1.00 and a K/9 of 8.1.

The Tampa Bay offense has produced 3.6 runs per outing so far this season and the team has hit .218/.261/.359 to begin the year.

First baseman Yandy Diaz and left fielder Tommy Pham have led the Rays’ offense so far. Diaz is hitting .353/.450/.647 with six hits, one RBI and four runs scored, while Pham’s line sits at .278/.350/.278 with five hits, two RBIs and three runs.

For the visiting squad, Colorado’s pitchers have allowed 4.2 runs per game and its starters own a 4.75 ERA, 1.05 WHIP and 8.90 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 3.86, along with a WHIP of 1.05 and a K/9 of 6.94.

The Rockies offense has slashed .229/.276/.329 on its way to 3.2 runs scored per game this year.

Outfielder David Dahl and third baseman Nolan Arenado have led Colorado’s offense. Dahl is slashing .444/.476/.667 with eight hits, three RBIs and two runs scored, while Arenado (.318/.318/.409) is up to seven hits, two RBIs and two runs scored.

The Rays have gained 1.1 units and are 1-0 ATS when facing a lefty starter. The over’s hit in zero of those games, compared to one that’ve gone under against left-handed starting pitchers.

Rockies vs. Rays Free MLB Tip

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

Betting Trends

  • The Rockies and Rays did not face each other last season.
  • The Rockies have an OPS of .606 this season, including an OPS of .721 against left-handed pitchers. The Rays’ OPS stands at .620 overall and their left / right split is nearly identical.