Colorado Rockies vs. Milwaukee Brewers Free Preview

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The Colorado Rockies will head east to face the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park. The game gets underway 7:10 p.m. ET and Fox Sports Net Wisconsin will be televising this NL matchup.

Colorado Rockies at Milwaukee Brewers Odds

Vegas has listed Milwaukee (-135) as the favorite over Colorado (+125). Bettors can gamble on the games total with odds sitting at -120 for over 8.5 runs and even money (+100) for under 8.5. The games most recent runline odds stand at -170 for picking the Rockies +1.5 runs and +150 for the Brewers -1.5.

The Brewers are 63-49 straight up (SU) and 58-54 against the spread (ATS). The team has gained 12.7 units for moneyline bettors while gaining 0.3 units (ATS). Milwaukee has covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the total has gone over in four of those seven. The Rockies are 58-50 SU and have gone 57-51 ATS. Overall, the teams gained 8.1 units for moneyline gamblers and 7.2 units ATS. Colorado has covered the spread five times in its last seven games and the total has gone under in four of those seven.

Brewers games have an over/under record of 51-58-3 in 2018. Rockies games have gone under 54 times, gone over 49 times and pushed on five occasions.

Tyler Anderson will get the start for Colorado. The left-handed Anderson (6-3, 3.69 ERA) has racked up 117 punchouts in 126 innings so far. He has yet to face the Brewers this year and only made one start against them in 2017 (1-0, 7.94 ERA and eight strikeouts over 5.2 innings).

The Brewers are going with Freddy Peralta (4-2, 3.61 ERA), who has 63 strikeouts and 26 walks, as well as a 1.08 WHIP. Peralta is 1-0 with 13 strikeouts and a 0.00 ERA in one start against Colorado this year.

Colorado’s pitchers have allowed 4.8 runs per game and its starters own a 4.27 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 8.34 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 5.17, along with a WHIP of 1.30 and a K/9 of 8.90.

The Rockies offense has slashed .256/.324/.433 on its way to 4.8 runs scored per game in 2018, including 3.1 runs per game over the teams last 10 games and 3.6 per game over the teams last five outings (2-3 SU).

Third baseman Nolan Arenado and right fielder Charlie Blackmon continue to lead Colorado’s hitters. Arenado is slashing .308/.391/.592 with 28 home runs, 80 RBIs and 72 runs scored, while Blackmon (.284/.353/.495) has produced 21 homers, 49 RBIs and 81 runs scored.

For the home team, Milwaukee’s pitching staff has given up 4.0 runs per game overall this year. The teams starting pitching staff has an ERA of 3.89, a WHIP of 1.23 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 7.8. The bullpen has a 3.60 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 10.2 K/9.

The Milwaukee hitters have produced 4.3 runs per outing, including 4.5 per game over its last 10 games and 4.0 per game over their last five. The team has a slash-line of .257/.304/.430 over its last five games and is 2-3 SU during that span.

Outfielders Christian Yelich and Lorenzo Cain have led the charge for the Brewers batters this year. Yelich is slashing .321/.383/.531 with 16 home runs, 58 RBIs, 75 runs and 13 stolen bases, and Cain’s line is .299/.393/.425 with eight homers, 30 RBIs, 55 runs and 19 stolen bases.

The Brewers have lost 2.1 units and are 11-16 ATS when facing a left-handed starting pitcher. The over has hit in 16 of those games, compared to 11 that’ve gone under against lefties.

Colorado Rockies at Milwaukee Brewers MLB Prediction

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

Betting Notes

  • The over has hit in four of Milwaukee’s last seven games.
  • The Rockies have dropped three of their last four games SU.
  • Colorado has recorded 18.5 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 19.6 over its last five.
  • The Rockies have hit 10 home runs in their last 10 games. The Brewers have hit 11 over their last 10.