Toronto Blue Jays at Colorado Rockies Matchup

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The Toronto Blue Jays will be taking on the Colorado Rockies in a Saturday showdown. This interleague showdown starts at 9:10 p.m. ET and you can watch the game on ATRM and RSN.

Toronto Blue Jays vs. Colorado Rockies Odds

Toronto (+140) is the underdog to Colorado (-150) and Vegas has set the Over/Under for this game at 11.5 runs. The odds for wagering on the game’s total currently sit at +105 for the over and -125 for the under. Bettors can also wager on the game’s spread with the most recent runline odds standing at -155 for the Blue Jays +1.5 runs and +135 for the Rockies -1.5.

The Blue Jays have gone just 21-36 SU this year and are 27-29 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 12.3 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 7.3 units ATS. Toronto has covered the spread only twice over its last seven games and the over has hit in four of those seven. The Rockies, on the other hand, are 29-27 SU and 29-26 ATS. They’ve gained 1.3 units for moneyline bettors and 1.2 units ATS. Colorado has covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the total has gone over in four of those seven.

Colorado games have a 30-22-3 over/under record so far in 2019. The Blue Jays have an over/under record of 25-29-2.

Marcus Stroman will get the nod for the visiting Blue Jays. The right-handed Stroman (3-6, 2.74 ERA) has racked up 57 strikeouts in 69 innings so far. He has yet to face the Rockies this year and did not record a start against them in 2018, either.

The Rockies will send righty Jon Gray (4-4, 4.52 ERA) to the mound. Gray has 68 strikeouts and 25 walks to his name, along with a 1.34 WHIP. Gray did not register a start against the Blue Jays in 2018.

As a unit, Colorado’s pitching staff has allowed 5.4 runs per game overall this year. The club’s starting pitching staff has a 5.74 ERA, 1.47 WHIP and 8.1 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 4.14 ERA, 1.38 WHIP and 8.2 K/9.

Colorado’s offense has produced 5.5 runs per outing, including 7.6 per game over its last 10 games and 7.8 per game over its last five. The team’s hit .341/.430/.564 over its last five matchups and is 5-0 SU during that span.

The Rockies’ offense has been led by third baseman Nolan Arenado and shortstop Trevor Story. Arenado is slashing .344/.395/.634 with 15 home runs, 50 RBIs and 45 runs scored, and Story’s line sits at .294/.362/.561 with 15 homers, 42 RBIs, 52 runs and 10 steals.

In the other dugout, Toronto’s pitchers have allowed 4.9 runs per game and its starters own a 4.69 ERA, 1.45 WHIP and 7.89 K/9. The bullpen has logged an ERA of 4.23, along with a K/9 of 9.53.

The Blue Jays offense has slashed .221/.289/.380 on its way to 3.8 runs scored per game in 2019, including 4.7 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 4.6 per game over the team’s last five contests (1-4 SU).

Freddy Galvis and Randal Grichuk have led Toronto’s hitters. Galvis is slashing .257/.296/.436 with eight home runs, 23 RBIs and 24 runs scored, while Grichuk is slashing .230/.292/.408 with nine homers, 21 RBIs and 28 runs scored.

The Blue Jays have lost 16.1 units and are 17-22 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher this season. The over has cashed in 18 of those games, compared to 19 that’ve gone under against righty starters. On the other hand, the Rockies have netted 0.4 units and are 16-18 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher. The over has hit in 19 of those games, as opposed to 14 which went under the total.

Blue Jays at Rockies Pick

Predictions: SU Winner – Rockies, ATS Winner – Blue Jays, O/U – OVER

Betting Trends

  • Toronto has logged 20 extra-base hits over its last five games. Colorado has 25 XBH over its last five.
  • The Blue Jays have a total OPS of .669 this season and an OPS of .671 when facing right-handed pitchers. The Rockies’ OPS stands at .793 overall and .787 against righties.
  • The Blue Jays have dropped eight of their last nine games SU.
  • Toronto has recorded 21.5 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 24.6 over its last five.
  • The Blue Jays have hit 20 home runs in their last 10 games. The Rockies have hit 16 over their last 10.