Toronto Blue Jays vs. Colorado Rockies Matchup

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Freddy Galvis and the slumping Toronto Blue Jays will head west to take on the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. The game gets going at 8:40 p.m. ET and this interleague matchup will be shown on ATRM and RSN.

Toronto Blue Jays at Colorado Rockies Odds

Colorado (-255) is favored against Toronto (+230) and Vegas has set the Over/Under for this game at 11.5 runs (-115 for the under and -105 for the over). There’s a runline of Blue Jays +1.5 (+105) and Rockies -1.5 (-125) for this matchup.

The Blue Jays are only 21-35 SU and have gone 27-29 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 12.3 units for moneyline bettors 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 28-27 SU and 29-25 ATS. They’ve gained 0.3 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 2.2 units ATS. Colorado has covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the over has cashed in four of those seven.

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

Edwin Jackson is getting the start for Toronto. The right-handed Jackson is 0-2 with a 9.00 ERA and eight strikeouts. He has yet to face the Rockies this year and did not record a start against them in 2018, either.

The Rockies are sending righty German Marquez (5-2, 3.56 ERA) to the mound. Marquez has 76 strikeouts and 14 walks to his name as well as a 1.12 WHIP. Marquez did not register a start against the Blue Jays in 2018.

Toronto’s pitchers have allowed 4.7 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 4.40 ERA, 1.42 WHIP and 7.83 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 4.22, along with a WHIP of 1.42.

Blue Jays hitters have slashed .219/.286/.377 on their way to 3.8 runs scored per game this year, including 4.3 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 4.2 per game over the team’s last five outings (1-4 SU).

Toronto’s offensive production has been powered by Freddy Galvis and Randal Grichuk. Galvis is hitting .263/.298/.444 with eight home runs, 23 RBIs and 24 runs scored. Grichuk (.230/.294/.397) is up to eight homers, 19 RBIs and 27 runs scored.

For the home team, Colorado’s pitching staff has given up 5.3 runs per game overall this year. Its starting pitching staff has an ERA of 5.81, a WHIP of 1.48 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 8.1. The bullpen has a 4.00 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and 8.1 K/9.

The Colorado hitters have produced 5.4 runs per contest, including 6.8 per game over its last 10 games and 6.8 per game over their last five. The team has slashed .328/.424/.523 over its last five contests and is 5-0 SU during that stretch.

The Rockies’ offense has been led by third baseman Nolan Arenado and shortstop Trevor Story. Arenado is slashing .336/.389/.623 with 15 home runs, 47 RBIs and 44 runs scored, and Story’s line sits at .286/.353/.527 with 13 homers, 35 RBIs, 48 runs and 10 stolen bases.

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, as opposed to 19 that’ve gone under in such games. On the other hand, the Rockies have lost 0.6 units and are 16-17 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher. The over has hit in 18 of those games, compared to 14 which went under the total.

Blue Jays at Rockies Free Prediction

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

Betting Trends

  • The under has cashed in just two of Toronto’s last seven games.
  • The Blue Jays have dropped seven of their last eight games SU.
  • Toronto has posted 19.5 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 21.4 over its last five.
  • The Blue Jays have hit 19 home runs in their last 10 games. The Rockies have hit 15 over their last 10.
  • The Blue Jays have a team OPS of .663 this season and an OPS of .670 when facing right-handed pitchers. The Rockies’ OPS stands at .783 overall and .773 versus righties.