Colorado Rockies vs. Cincinnati Reds Matchup

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The Colorado Rockies are traveling east to face off against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park. The opening pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. ET and this NL matchup will be televised on either ATRM or FSOH.

Colorado Rockies at Cincinnati Reds Odds

Vegas has listed Cincinnati (+100) as the underdog to Colorado (-110). The total sits at 9 runs and bettors can take the over for -115 and the under for -105. Bettors can also wager on the games spread with the most recent runline odds coming in at Rockies -1.5 runs (+135) and Reds +1.5 runs (-155).

The Reds are just 21-39 SU and 31-29 ATS. They’ve lost 13.0 units for moneyline bettors and 7.8 units against the spread (ATS). The Rockies have gone 30-29 SU this year and are 28-31 ATS. In total, the teams accumulated 1.5 units for moneyline bettors, but have lost 2.7 units ATS.

Reds games have an over/under record of 27-31-2 thus far in 2018. The Rockies have been a decent under bet with a total record of 24-32-3.

Left-hander Kyle Freeland is the probable starter for Colorado. Freeland is 5-5 with a 3.43 ERA and 55 strikeouts. He has yet to face Cincinnati this year, but he made two starts against the Reds in 2017, compiling a 1-1 record against them with a 7.36 ERA and four strikeouts.

The Reds are sending righty Anthony DeSclafani (0-0, ERA) to the hill. DeSclafani has zero strikeouts and zero walks to his name, as well as a WHIP. DeSclafani did not record any MLB pitching stats last season.

Colorado’s pitching staff allowed 4.8 runs per game and its starters own a 4.50 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and 8.08 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 5.05, along with a K-per-9 of 8.83.

The Rockies offense has slashed .242/.315/.404 on its way to 4.3 runs scored per game this year, including 5.8 runs per game over the teams last 10 games and 6.8 per game over the teams last five outings (1-4 SU).

Colorado’s hitters have been powered by third baseman Nolan Arenado and outfielder Charlie Blackmon, who’ve collectively swatted 24 home runs. Arenado is slashing .327/.417/.584 with 12 home runs, 36 RBIs and 37 runs scored, while Blackmon (.288/.376/.514) is up to 12 homers, 29 RBIs and 46 runs scored.

For the home team, Cincinnati’s pitching staff has given up 5.3 runs per game overall this year. The clubs starters have an ERA of 5.72, a WHIP of 1.55 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 7.2. The bullpen has a 4.07 ERA, 1.38 WHIP and 8.4 K/9.

The Cincinnati offense has put up 4.1 runs per contest, including 4.3 per game over its last 10 games and 4.2 per game over its last five. The team has hit .269/.337/.446 over its last five games and is 2-3 SU during that stretch.

Second baseman Scooter Gennett and first baseman Joey Votto have led the Reds batters this year. Gennett is slashing .342/.378/.571 with 12 home runs, 41 RBIs and 31 runs scored, while Votto’s line sits at .299/.413/.436 with six homers, 24 RBIs and 28 runs.

The Rockies have gained 5.1 units and are 16-19 ATS when facing a righty starter this season. The over has cashed in 15 of those games, compared to 19 that’ve gone under against right-handed starting pitchers. On the other hand, the Reds have lost 1.1 units and are 9-8 ATS when facing a lefty starter. The over has hit in nine of those games, compared to seven that’ve gone under.

Colorado Rockies vs. Cincinnati Reds Free MLB Tip

Predictions: SU Winner – Reds, ATS Winner – Reds, O/U – UNDER

Betting Notes

  • The over has cashed in five of Cincinnati’s last seven games.
  • Cincinnati has posted 24.1 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 23.0 over its last five.
  • The Rockies have hit 10 home runs in their last 10 games. The Reds have hit 13 over their last 10.