Cincinnati Reds at Colorado Rockies Matchup

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The Colorado Rockies are facing off against the Cincinnati Reds at Coors Field. The opening pitch is scheduled for 3:10 p.m. ET and this NL matchup will be televised on ATRM and FSOH.

Cincinnati Reds vs. Colorado Rockies Odds

Cincinnati (+140) is the underdog against Colorado (-150) and Vegas has the Over/Under for this afternoon game at 12 runs (-105 for the over and -115 for the under). Bettors can also wager on the games spread with the most recent runline odds sitting at -155 for the Reds +1.5 runs and +135 for the Rockies -1.5 runs.

The Rockies are 27-25 SU and 26-25 ATS. They’ve gained 4.6 units for moneyline bettors and 1.9 units against the spread (ATS). The Reds, on the other hand, have gone 19-34 SU this year and are 28-24 ATS. In total, the teams lost 12.2 units for moneyline bettors and 2.5 units ATS.

Colorado games have an over/under record of 19-29-3 so far in 2018. The Reds have also been a decent under bet with a total record of 22-28-2.

Matt Harvey will get the start for Cincinnati. The right-handed Harvey is 1-2 with a 5.49 ERA and 32 strikeouts. He has yet to face the Rockies this year and did not record a start against them in 2017, either.

The Rockies are putting the ball in the hands of righty German Marquez (3-5, 4.62 ERA), who has 48 strikeouts and 22 walks, as well as a 1.50 WHIP. Marquez did not record a start against the Reds in 2017.

As a unit, Colorado’s pitchers have allowed 4.5 runs per game overall in 2018. The clubs starting pitching staff has a 4.25 ERA, 1.32 WHIP and 8.1 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 4.66 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 9.4 K/9.

The Colorado hitters have produced 4.0 runs per outing, including 3.5 per game over its last 10 games and 3.0 per game over their last five. The team has hit .213/.295/.329 over its last five matchups and is 2-3 SU during that span.

The Rockies batters have been led by Nolan Arenado, who is slashing .320/.416/.558 with nine home runs, 27 RBIs and 27 runs scored. Arenado had a minor decline in production when facing righties in 2017, slashing .272/.341/.502 over 513 plate appearances (his total season line was .309/.373/.586).

In the other dugout, Cincinnati’s pitching staff allowed 5.1 runs per game and its starters own a 5.57 ERA, 1.55 WHIP and 7.26 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 3.89, along with a WHIP of 1.55.

The Reds offense has slashed .240/.320/.377 on its way to 4.1 runs scored per game in 2018, including 3.9 runs per game over the teams last 10 games and 5.2 per game over the teams last five outings (3-2 SU).

Scooter Gennett has led Cincinnati’s offense and is hitting .337/.374/.554 with 10 home runs, 36 RBIs and 27 runs scored.

The Reds are coming off a 6-5 victory in the prior game of this series.

Cincinnati Reds vs. Colorado Rockies Free MLB Pick

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

Betting Trends

  • The over has cashed in three of Colorado’s last seven games.
  • The Reds have hit 10 home runs in their last 10 games, including seven over their last five.
  • Colorado has recorded 18.5 runs + hits + errors per game over its last 10 outings and 16.2 over its last five.