Colorado Rockies at New York Yankees Betting Preview

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Nolan Arenado and the slumping Colorado Rockies will be taking on the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium in a Sunday showdown. This interleague matchup begins at 1:05 p.m. ET and fans can watch it on ATRM, YES and TBS.

Colorado Rockies vs. New York Yankees Odds

Las Vegas has New York (-185) as the favorite over Colorado (+175). The total currently stands at 11 runs and bettors can play the over for -105 and the under for -115. There’s a runline of Rockies +1.5 (-125) and Yankees -1.5 (+105) for this matchup.

The Yankees are 64-33 straight up (SU) and 58-38 against the spread (ATS). They’ve gained 13.7 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 22.4 units ATS. The Rockies are 46-52 SU and have gone 46-51 against the spread. Overall, the club has lost 4.5 units for moneyline bettors and 9.8 units ATS.

New York games have a 49-43-4 over/under record so far in 2019. Colorado has also been a decent over bet with a total record of 49-42-6.

German Marquez will get the start for Colorado. The right-handed Marquez is 8-5 with a 5.12 ERA and 128 strikeouts. He has yet to face the Yankees this year and did not record a start against them in 2018, either.

The Yankees are sending lefty James Paxton (5-4, 3.94 ERA) to the mound. Paxton has 102 strikeouts and 32 walks as well as a WHIP of 1.43. Paxton only made one start against the Rockies in 2018 (0-1, 5.14 ERA and nine strikeouts across seven innings).

Colorado’s pitchers have allowed 5.9 runs per game and its starters own a 5.94 ERA, 1.52 WHIP and 7.92 K/9. The bullpen has logged an ERA of 4.93, along with a K/9 of 8.35.

The Rockies offense has slashed .265/.326/.455 on its way to 5.4 runs scored per game in 2019, including 4.7 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 4.0 per game over the team’s last five outings (0-5 SU).

Colorado’s hitters have been paced by third baseman Nolan Arenado and outfielder Charlie Blackmon, who collectively have swatted 42 home runs. Arenado is slashing .307/.371/.553 with 22 home runs, 74 RBIs and 63 runs scored. Blackmon (.312/.359/.587) has produced 20 homers, 59 RBIs and 71 runs scored.

In the home-team dugout, New York’s pitching staff has allowed 4.2 runs per game overall this season. The club’s starters have an ERA of 4.14, a WHIP of 1.26 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 8.9. The bullpen has a 3.76 ERA, 1.28 WHIP and 10.1 K/9.

The New York offense is putting up 5.7 runs per outing, including 5.2 per game over its last 10 games and 7.6 per game over its last five. The team’s hit .299/.381/.521 over its last five matchups and is 5-0 SU during that span.

Second baseman DJ LeMahieu and shortstop Gleyber Torres have led the Yankees’ hitters this year. LeMahieu is hitting .334/.380/.509 with 13 home runs, 67 RBIs and 70 runs scored, and Torres has produced a line of .297/.364/.518 with 19 homers, 52 RBIs and 59 runs.

The Rockies have gained 0.4 units and are 22-17 ATS when facing a left-handed starting pitcher this year. The over has cashed in 18 of those games, compared to 18 that’ve gone under against lefty starters. On the other hand, the Yankees have netted 17.1 units and are 43-26 ATS when facing a righty starter. The over has hit in 37 of those games, compared to 30 that went under the total.

Rockies vs. Yankees MLB Prediction

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

Betting Notes

  • The over has hit in four of Colorado’s last seven contests.
  • The Rockies have lost seven of their last eight games SU.
  • Colorado fielders have five errors over the last five contests, compared to two errors for New York over its last five.
  • The Rockies have hit 15 home runs in their last 10 games. The Yankees have hit 14 over their last 10.
  • The Rockies have a total OPS of .780 this season, including an OPS of .761 against left-handed pitchers. The Yankees’ OPS sits at .809 overall and .731 against lefties.