Colorado Rockies at Milwaukee Brewers Free Preview

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The Colorado Rockies will be squaring off against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park. The first pitch is scheduled for 2:10 p.m. ET and Fox Sports Net Wisconsin will be airing this NL matchup.

Colorado Rockies vs. Milwaukee Brewers Odds

Both teams have matching -105 moneyline odds and oddsmakers have the Over/Under for this one at 8.5 runs (+100 for the over and -120 for the under). Gamblers can also wager on the games spread with the most recent runline odds standing at +140 for the Rockies -1.5 runs and -160 for the Brewers +1.5.

The Brewers are 65-49 straight up (SU) and 59-54 against the spread (ATS). They’ve gained 13.7 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 1.3 units (ATS). The Rockies have gone 58-52 SU this year and are 57-52 ATS. Overall, the teams gained 7.1 units for moneyline gamblers and 5.3 units ATS.

Brewers games have a 51-59-3 over/under record in 2018. The Rockies have also been a decent under bet with a total record of 49-55-5.

Right-hander Jon Gray is projected to start for the visiting Rockies. Gray is 9-7 with a 4.99 ERA and 136 strikeouts. He’s 0-1 with 10 strikeouts and a 10.13 ERA against Milwaukee this year.

The Brewers are putting the ball in the left hand of Wade Miley (2-1, 1.53 ERA), who’s got 17 punchouts and 15 walks this season as well as a 1.19 WHIP. Miley has yet to face the Rockies this year and did not record a start against them in 2017.

As a unit, Milwaukee’s pitching staff has allowed 4.0 runs per game overall this season. Its starters have a 3.87 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 7.8 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 3.61 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 10.1 K/9.

The Milwaukee hitters have put up 4.4 runs per contest, including 5.0 per game over its last 10 games and 4.6 per game over their last five. The team has a slash-line of .234/.304/.437 over its last five matchups and is 3-2 SU during that span.

The Brewers hitters have been led by outfielders Christian Yelich and Lorenzo Cain. Yelich is slashing .326/.387/.544 with 17 home runs, 59 RBIs, 78 runs and 13 stolen bases, while Cain’s line sits at .294/.390/.417 with eight homers, 30 RBIs, 55 runs and 19 steals.

In the visiting dugout, Colorado’s pitchers have allowed 4.8 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 4.33 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and 8.38 K/9. The bullpen has logged an ERA of 5.19, along with a WHIP of 1.31.

The Rockies offense has slashed .255/.323/.433 on its way to 4.7 runs scored per game in 2018, including 3.5 runs per game over the teams last 10 games and 3.6 per game over the teams last five contests (1-4 SU).

Third baseman Nolan Arenado and shortstop Trevor Story have led Colorado’s hitters. Arenado is slashing .302/.386/.582 with 28 home runs, 80 RBIs and 72 runs scored, while Story is slashing .290/.352/.551 with 23 homers, 75 RBIs, 56 runs and 13 steals.

The Rockies have gained 4.2 units and are 26-17 ATS when facing a lefty starter this season. The over has cashed in 15 of those games, compared to 26 that’ve gone under in such games. On the other hand, the Brewers have netted 15.8 units and are 48-38 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher. The overs hit in 35 of those games, compared to 48 which went under the total.

Colorado Rockies vs. Milwaukee Brewers Free MLB Pick

Predictions: SU Winner – Brewers, ATS Winner – Brewers, O/U – OVER

Betting Trends

  • The over has hit in four of Milwaukee’s last seven games.
  • The Rockies have lost five of their last six games SU.
  • Colorado has posted 19.7 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 18.0 over its last five.
  • The Rockies have hit 13 home runs in their last 10 games. The Brewers have hit 14 over their last 10.