Milwaukee Brewers at Colorado Rockies Free Preview

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The Milwaukee Brewers are set to face the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. Fox Sports Net Wisconsin will be showing this NL showdown and the game gets underway at 3:10 p.m. ET.

Milwaukee Brewers at Colorado Rockies Odds

Oddsmakers have listed Milwaukee (+145) as the underdog to Colorado (-155). Gamblers can bet on the games total with odds listed at +105 for over 11.5 runs and -125 for under 11.5. The games runline odds sit at -150 for betting the Brewers +1.5 runs and +130 for the Rockies -1.5 runs.

The Brewers are 23-17 SU and are 22-17 against the spread (ATS). They’ve accumulated 8.3 units for moneyline gamblers over the early portions of the season and 4.2 units ATS. Milwaukee’s covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the total has gone under in three of those seven. The Rockies, on the other hand, are 22-18 SU and 21-18 ATS. They’ve gained 4.5 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 3.9 units ATS. Colorado has covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the under has cashed in five of those seven.

Colorado games have an over/under record of 15-22-2 thus far in 2018. The Brewers have also been a decent under bet with a total record of 14-23-2.

Freddy Peralta will get the start for the visiting Brewers. Peralta is 0-0 with an ERA. He has yet to face the Rockies this year and did not record a start against them in 2017, either.

The Rockies will send righty Jon Gray (4-4, 4.24 ERA) to the mound. Gray has 49 strikeouts and 11 walks to his credit, as well as a 1.22 WHIP. Gray only made one start against the Brewers in 2017 (0-0, 11.25 ERA and seven strikeouts across four innings).

Milwaukee’s pitchers have allowed 3.9 runs per game and its starters own a 4.35 ERA, 1.34 WHIP and 6.60 K/9. The bullpen has managed an outstanding ERA of just 2.55, along with a K/9 of 10.28.

Brewers hitters have slashed .240/.311/.384 on their way to 3.8 runs scored per game in 2018, including 4.0 runs per game over the teams last 10 games and 4.2 per game over the teams last five contests (3-2 SU).

Milwaukee’s offensive production been powered by Lorenzo Cain and Eric Thames. Cain is slashing .292/.395/.467 with five home runs, 13 RBIs, 24 runs and eight stolen bases, while Thames is hitting .250 with seven homers, 13 RBIs and 11 runs scored.

In the other dugout, Colorado’s pitchers have allowed 4.5 runs per game overall this year. The clubs starting pitching staff has an ERA of 4.01, a WHIP of 1.31 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 8.2. The bullpen has a 4.84 ERA, 1.32 WHIP and 9.2 K/9.

The Colorado hitters have put up 4.0 runs per outing, including 4.7 per game over its last 10 games and 4.0 per game over their last five. The team has slashed .265/.339/.465 over its last five matchups and is 2-3 SU during that span.

The Rockies offense has been led by third baseman Nolan Arenado and right fielder Charlie Blackmon. Arenado is slashing .315/.409/.598 with eight home runs, 22 RBIs and 22 runs scored, while Blackmon’s line is .276/.378/.567 with 11 homers, 21 RBIs and 31 runs.

Blackmon performed well at home in 2017. Across 348 plate appearances, he slashed .391/.466/.773 (compared to his total season line of .331/.399/.601).

The Brewers have gained 7.3 units and are 18-12 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher this year. The over has hit in 10 of those games, compared to 18 that’ve hit the under against y starters.

Milwaukee Brewers vs. Colorado Rockies MLB Prediction

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

Betting Trends

  • Milwaukee has posted 21.6 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 23.0 over its last five.
  • The Brewers have hit 11 home runs in their last 10 games. The Rockies have hit 17 over their last 10.