Toronto Blue Jays vs. Colorado Rockies Betting Preview

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The red-hot Colorado Rockies will go for their eighth consecutive win as they play host to the Toronto Blue Jays at Coors Field. The game gets going at 3:10 p.m. ET and this interleague matchup will be shown on ATRM and RSN.

Toronto Blue Jays at Colorado Rockies Odds

Colorado (receiving -150 odds) is hosting this one as the favorite against Toronto and oddsmakers have put the Over/Under for this one at 12 runs. Odds for betting on the game’s total currently stand at -110 for both the over and the under. Runline odds sit at -155 for taking the Blue Jays +1.5 runs and +135 for the Rockies -1.5.

The Blue Jays have gone 21-37 SU this year and are 27-30 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 13.3 units for moneyline bettors and 8.3 units ATS. Toronto has covered the spread only twice over its last seven games and the total has gone over in five of those seven. The Rockies, on the other hand, are 30-27 SU and 30-26 ATS. The team has gained 2.3 units for moneyline bettors and 2.2 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 an over/under record of 31-22-3 so far in 2019. The Blue Jays have an over/under record of 26-29-2.

The right-handed Aaron Sanchez is the probable starter for Toronto. Sanchez is 3-5 with a 3.75 ERA and 56 strikeouts. He has yet to face the Rockies this year and did not record a start against them in 2018, either.

The Rockies will put the ball in the right hand of Antonio Senzatela (3-4, 5.81 ERA), who’s got 29 punchouts and 20 walks as well as a 1.65 WHIP. Senzatela did not re a start against the Blue Jays in 2018.

Colorado’s pitching staff has allowed 5.3 runs per game overall in 2019 as a unit. Its starting pitching staff has a 5.62 ERA, 1.46 WHIP and 8.1 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 4.14 ERA, 1.37 WHIP and 8.1 K/9.

Colorado’s hitters are putting up 5.5 runs per outing, including 7.1 per game over its last 10 games and 7.8 per game over their last five. The team’s hit .355/.422/.576 over its last five games and is 5-0 SU during that stretch.

Third baseman Nolan Arenado and shortstop Trevor Story have led the Rockies’ hitters this year. Arenado is slashing .342/.393/.627 with 15 home runs, 51 RBIs and 46 runs scored, and Story is hitting .293 with 15 homers, 42 RBIs, 53 runs and 10 stolen bases.

In the other dugout, Toronto’s pitching staff allowed 4.8 runs per game and its starters own a 4.67 ERA, 1.44 WHIP and 7.76 K/9. The bullpen has managed an ERA of 4.21, along with a K/9 of 9.60.

Blue Jays hitters have slashed .219/.287/.379 on their way to 3.8 runs scored per game this season, including 3.9 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 3.0 per game over the team’s last five outings (0-5 SU).

Freddy Galvis and Randal Grichuk have paced Toronto’s offense. Galvis is slashing .252/.290/.427 with eight home runs, 23 RBIs and 24 runs scored, while Grichuk (.226/.287/.401) has produced nine homers, 21 RBIs and 28 runs scored.

The Blue Jays have lost 17.1 units and are 17-23 ATS when facing a righty starter this season. The over has hit in 19 of those games, compared to 19 that’ve gone under in such games. On the other hand, the Rockies have netted 1.4 units and are 17-18 ATS when facing a righty starter. The over’s hit in 20 of those games, compared to 14 that went under the total.

Blue Jays at Rockies Pick

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

Betting Notes

  • Toronto has recorded 16 extra-base hits over its last five contests. Colorado has 25 XBH over its last five.
  • The Blue Jays have hit 18 home runs in their last 10 games. The Rockies have hit 14 over their last 10.
  • The Blue Jays have a team OPS of .666 this season and an OPS of .666 against right-handed pitchers. The Rockies’ OPS sits at .790 overall and .783 versus righties.
  • Toronto has recorded 19.3 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 17.8 over its last five.
  • The Blue Jays have dropped nine of their last 10 games SU.