Los Angeles Angels at Colorado Rockies Free Preview

Jose VasquezBaseball, MLB

The Los Angeles Angels are paying a visit to Denver to face the Rockies at Coors Field. The game gets going at 8:40 p.m. ET and this interleague showdown will be televised on either ATRM or FSW.

Los Angeles Angels at Colorado Rockies Odds

Vegas has listed Colorado (-140) as the favorite over Los Angeles (+130). Bettors can gamble on the games total with odds listed at -120 for over 10.5 runs and even money (+100) for under 10.5. You can also bet on the games runline with the odds sitting at -170 for the Angels +1.5 runs and +150 for the Rockies -1.5.

The Rockies are 20-15 SU and 20-15 ATS. They’ve gained 7.5 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 5.2 units against the spread (ATS). Colorado has covered the spread six times in its last seven games and the total has gone under in five of those seven. The Angels, on the other hand, have gone 21-13 SU this year and are 19-15 ATS. In total, the team’s gained 7.7 units for moneyline bettors through the early portions of the year and 5.2 units ATS. Los Angeles has covered the spread five times in its last seven games and the over has cashed in four of those seven.

Colorado games have an over/under record of 14-19-2 so far in 2018. Los Angeles has an over/under record of 19-15.

The left-handed Andrew Heaney is the projected starter for Los Angeles. Heaney is 1-1 with a 5.31 ERA and 24 strikeouts. He has yet to face the Rockies this year and did not record a start against them in 2017, either.

The Rockies will put the ball in the right hand of Jon Gray (3-4, 4.99 ERA), who has 41 strikeouts and 10 walks this season as well as a 1.31 WHIP. Gray did not record a start against the Angels in 2017.

Los Angeles pitchers have allowed 4.4 runs per game and its starters own a 4.35 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and 9.23 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 3.65, along with a K-per-9 of 8.81.

The Angels offense has slashed .261/.327/.441 on its way to 5.2 runs scored per game in 2018, including 5.3 runs per game over the teams last 10 games and 8.6 per game over the teams last five outings (4-1 SU).

Los Angeles hitters have been led by right fielder Mike Trout and shortstop Andrelton Simmons. Trout is slashing .336/.458/.720 with 12 home runs, 24 RBIs, 29 runs and six steals, while Simmons has a .350 average with three homers, 21 RBIs and 22 runs scored.

For the home team, Colorado’s pitching staff has yielded 4.3 runs per game overall in 2018. The clubs starting pitching staff has a 3.84 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 8.3 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 4.81 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 9.7 K/9.

Colorado’s hitters have produced 4.1 runs per contest, including 3.6 per game over its last 10 games and 5.4 per game over their last five. The teams hit .254/.335/.503 over its last five matchups and is 5-0 SU during that stretch.

The Rockies offense has been led by right fielder Charlie Blackmon and third baseman Nolan Arenado. Blackmon is slashing .289/.391/.605 with 11 home runs, 20 RBIs and 28 runs scored, while Arenado’s line is .315/.409/.611 with eight homers, 21 RBIs and 18 runs.

Compared to his overall season slash line of .331/.399/.601, Blackmon seemed to enjoy hitting lefty pitching at home in 2017, slashing .412/.474/.745 over 114 such plate appearances.

The Angels have gained 8.4 units and are 16-10 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher this season. The over has cashed in 15 of those games, as opposed to 11 that’ve hit the under in such games. On the other hand, the Rockies have lost 4.0 units and are 8-7 ATS when facing a left-handed starting pitcher. The over has hit in four of those games, as opposed to nine which went under the total.

Los Angeles Angels vs. Colorado Rockies MLB Tip

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

Betting Trends

  • The Angels have won five of their last six games SU.
  • Colorado has posted 18.8 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 23.0 over its last five.
  • Each team has hit 13 home runs over its last 10 outings.